URN.In September, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja visited Galiraya and Bbaale and promised to provide boats to aid free transportation of people across flooded areas.
The delayed fulfillment of pledges in Kayunga is haunting the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ahead of the LCV by-election.
As supporters of the NRM were combing villages in the search for support for their candidate Andrew Muwonge, it was an uphill task as the voters pointed the pledges made to the communities by the President and other government officials.
In September, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja visited Galiraya and Bbaale and promised to provide boats to aid free transportation of people across flooded areas.
She also promised to secure land where an internally displaced persons-IDP camp will be established with health and education facilities. However, while campaigning for the NRM party candidate Andrew Muwonge, Nabbanja failed to explain to the residents why the pledges have never been fulfilled.
Nabbanja instead blamed voters for voting opposition leaders who have not made a follow-up on the pledges.
The President has several times promised tarmacking Kayunga-Bbaale-Galiraya road, construction of seed schools at various sub-counties as well as giving out titles to residents facing evictions on land at Bbaale County which have been not worked on yet.
The unfulfilled promises have given an advantage to opposition political parties specifically the National Unity Platform-NUP.
Although the government managed to construct a bridge connecting Kayunga to Kamuli and Bugiri and a modern referral hospital, Harriet Nakwedde, the NUP candidate says the government has failed to install equipment and better infrastructure in rural Health Centre IIIs.
“The government has failed to transform, the academic performance of children in rural areas and those near water bodies is poor because few attend schools since they are located in bushy distant places,” Nakwede notes.
Joel Kayiira, the Interim District LCV Chairperson attributes the underdevelopment of the area to political fights which have affected the follow-up of the pledges.
Muwonge, the NRM candidate has been making appeals to the people of Kayunga to vote for him into office since he has got assurance of support from the party secretariat and government to enable him to transform the district and follow up the pledges.