A cabinet minister has aised his constituents, to shout their needs out if they want President Museveni to help them.
Works and Transport Minister Abraham Byandala told people in Luweero that writing petitions and channeling them through local leaders did not work. Byandala said that Museveni had changed over the years. To date, he said, the president gives special attention to peasants who tend to shout out from the crowd, when he is speaking.
Byandala was on June 13 addressing constituents who were concerned that the president was always reluctant to respond to their petitions.
“When you see the president, shout out that ‘Pulezidenti tetuyina ddagala mu ddwaliro, n’ebirala,’ (President, we don’t have drugs in our health centres, etc.)
“He will call you out as he has always done, and he will ask you to explain your problem,” Byandara said while commissioning a community borehole which cost Shs 24m at Nansaka village in Butuntumula sub-county.
“From that point, Mr Museveni will order the responsible person to address that problem, but this business of you filing petitions through the local leaders… You will gain nothing,” he warned.
Byandala, also the Katikamu North MP, called for the scrapping of the monthly pay for the elderly. Because of this money, he said, many of his constituents have abandoned their weak parents, telling them to wait for the monthly government pay.
Source : The Observer