BY OUR REPORTER
LIRA, Uganda|SHIFTMEDIA| President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has appealed to people of Lango Subregion to vote NRM at all levels in the forthcoming general elections for purposes of simplifying service delivery in the region.
Museveni made the appeal was made during the commissioning ceremony in Lira on Monday 14 for the party coordinators in the subregion under the office of the NRM National Chairman .
The mobilisers will form Museveni’s special taskforce for the 2021 reelection bid.
President Museveni has also urged the People of Acholi to wage war against poverty, assuring them that his ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government would never let anybody destabilize the sub region the way Joseph Kony of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) did for close to two decades.
Museveni, the National Chairman of the NRM party, made the assurance in his remarks delivered by her Personal Assistant Milly Babirye Babalanda of the Office of the National Chairman (ONC), as the head of state commissioned mobilisers that will campaign for him in Acholi sub region as he seeks reelection for another five-year term. “I can guarantee you that nobody will ever destroy the peace in Acholiland again,” he said.
The President also asked the people of Lango to embrace the fact that Obote – their most revered political legend fell from power and he will not come back, advising further that it’s now time to move forward and foster development by forging unity.
“People here still think that Dr Obote, their most prominent son ever, will return. You should understand and accept that the Government changed. We now have the people’s Government of unity under NRM. It’s a new era of bridge-building and fundamental change”, said Babalanda.
Museveni said that even though there were some rivalries between his administration and Dr Obote, those were in the past and his government actually recognises and celebrates the good work of the fallen leader to the nation, a fact that has brought his family onboard through reconciliation.
In terms of development, Museveni noted that NRM has delivered on infrastructure development connecting the sub-region to neighbouring areas and easing transport within and congratulated them for getting Lira City which will work as a conduit for more development in the area.
The event was the first one as Babalanda’s ONC team embarks on a three-day tour of Northern Uganda and West Nile, training and commissioning the coordinators.