Secretary General, Rt Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba has asked Ugandans to make use of the available infrastructure put in place by the National Resistance Movement (NRM) and get out of poverty.
The electricity which has reached almost all sub counties in the country coupled with the good roads constructed and the available peace, Lumumba says Ugandans should tap into them to generate household income.
“We have worked on the roads. Here in Busoga the Mayuge to Majanji road is under completion. The road from Iganga to Kaliro was worked on and soon we are working on the Jinja – Budondo to Kamuli road and Kamuli to Bukungu.
But the question is, how are you going to use that road to generate household income? Electricity is in every village and with the commissioning of Isimba Dam, we are going to connect more villages. It is now up to each of us to use this electricity in the fight against poverty,” said Lumumba.
The Secretary General was on Sunday night appearing on the Jinja based NBS FM 89.4’s Sunday Panel – a leading political talk show in the region.
She said that NRM has continued to maintain the peace and democratic governance they ushered into the country and developed the economic infrastructure such as roads, electricity, schools and health facilities that have seen Uganda generally develop.
Lumumba also assured Ugandans that president Museveni shall be presented as candidate in the 2021 presidential elections.
“I don’t want to stop anyone from coming try him but he is our candidate. And of course they will only feel his strength when they dare us by contesting against him,” she said.
The SG clarified that the NRM Central Executive Committee resolution of having Museveni as a sole candidate was not aimed at stopping the opposition from also presenting their candidates but should come knowing that the ruling party is this time much more organised than before.
Regarding democratic governance in Uganda, the Secretary General advised the youth to ignore emerging and other diversionary groups that want to interfere with the country’s democracy.