The Renewed Uganda’s flag bearer says his government will devise plans to build low-cost modern housing units with iron sheets that will be more durable for all families in post-war rural Acholi communities as affirmative action to redevelop the region.
Presidential Candidate Lt Gen (Rtd) Henry Tumukunde Kakurugu has
promised to eradicate grass-thatched huts in Acholi once he is voted President.
The Renewed Uganda’s flag bearer says his government will devise plans to build
low-cost modern housing units with iron sheets that will be more durable
for all families in post-war rural Acholi communities as affirmative action to
redevelop the region.
He explained that such incentives will bridge regional imbalances
in the country and promote the safety of families because grass thatched huts
are prone to fire outbreaks that sometimes unexpectedly raze down
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He rallied the people to of Acholi to decisively vote change in 2021 because
the region is still lagging and the only remedy to their social-economic
development is good leadership and political will to transform their lives.
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Grass thatched huts are a symbolic cultural heritage for the Acholi ethnic
Robert Larubi, a voter in Gulu City and a political analyst argues
that Tumukunde’s plan is ambitious and needs time to implement.
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A section of voters lauded the ambitious vision as a workable and implementable
plan that can immensely benefit the rural population that has largely been living
in abject poverty.
On Monday, Tumukunde campaigned in Nwoya, Amuru and Adjumani
Districts. His campaign was marred by low turn-up rally attendees but he
reaffirmed that he is well known and expects to win Acholi sub-region because
he was the UPDF 4th Division Commander battling LRA rebels in early 2003.
The Presidential candidate is slated to campaign in East Acholi
comprising districts of Kitgum, Agago, Lamwo and Pader. He is expected to
campaign in Gulu City on Wednesday before concluding his tour of Acholi with