IGANGA – President Yoweri Museveni has assured the people of Busoga and Bugweri district in particular of his government’s commitment in improving their livelihood.
Premier Robinah Nabbanja delivered the President’s assurance at a dua (thanksgiving) of several Hajjis who were celebrating their safe return from Mecca at a joint function held in Buwooya (kiDhakaba) village, Buyanga sub – County of Bugweri district on Saturday, July 15.
Uganda’s Ambassador to United Arab Emirates – UAE (Abu Dhabi), Zaake Kibedi as well as seven other celebrant Hajjis and Hajats – notably Busoga Kingdom’s 2nd Deputy Prime Minister, Osman Ahmed Noor and Mohammed Nkuutu – the President of the Abaise Menhya Clan amongst others, organised the prayers.
The function attracted several other central government dignitaries including the 1st Deputy Premier Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Rebecca Kadaga; 3rd Deputy Premier and Minister Without Portfolio (a daughter in the family,) Rukia Nakadama as well as members of parliament representing different constituencies within the Busoga region.
Also in attendance were the 2nd deputy Mufti of Uganda, Sheikh Muhammad Ali Waiswa, Busoga Kingdom’s 1st Deputy Premier Prof. Dr Muhamadi Lubega Kisambira, Issabalangira of Busoga Samuel Nkuutu Zirabamuzaale Menhya as well as investors from UAE.
Nabbanja revealed that the government had procured road equipment, which would be distributed to various districts – including Bugweri to fix road networks as a way of increasing the mobility of labour and materials – a feat that would in turn propel people’s livelihoods into a better life – far beyond the rural production boundary.
She pledged to notify the President about the Bugweri district chairperson, Shafic Menyha’s request to upgrade the Busesa Health Centre IV to a general hospital status.
Nabbanja revealed that Ugx400m had been earmarked in the current financial year for the construction of the Bugweri district headquarter administration block.
She delivered a cash envelope from President Yoweri Museveni to Ambassador Zaake – pledging to donate iron sheets for the roofing of a Church in the area.
The Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Gabula Nadiope IV, who graced the function – commended Muslim-faithfuls in the country for the strict adherence to the norms of their religion.
Ambassador Zaake, who introduced his guests from the UAE, disclosed to Premier Nabbanja how his family group had established a fully registered SACCO – Bamenha with the aim of fighting poverty.
Bamenha – one of the the royal lineages of Busoga have been instrumental in Uganda’s political, social and economical developmental since the pre-independence era as their kins in Menyha Zirabamuzaale, Shaban, Nkuutu, Joshua Wanume Kibedi, John Luwuliza Kirunda, Ali Kirunda Kivejinja and others have separately demonstrated in different capacities.