Independent presidential candidate Rtd Gen. Henry Tumukunde has applauded the Minister of Health Jane Ruth Aceng and pledged to retain her in his government if he wins the 2021 general election.

Tumukunde said during a press conference he held earlier today as he moves finish his campaign trails in the Lango sub-region. He will be conversing for support in Otuke and Alebtong districts.

The former Spy Master said that Dr. Aceng is one of the few ministers in the NRM government who have dedicatedly served this country citing the good leadership she offered to the health sector and the government in general in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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“I would appoint Aceng on individual and professional merit. She has really worked very well. The other fundamental question is what she really carries to this area as a minister. I have travelled through various districts but I have never seen bad roads as I have seen in this area,” he said.

He decried poor schools in the Lango sub-region saying that there is nothing much that his counterpart and Incumbent Yoweri Museveni will add on.

“You can have someone for many years but what can you really tell that he has done. I urge the people of Lango to vote for change and launch you in the new era of governance and leadership,” he said.