By Zalimon Basighala (Good Luck)
The electorate in Busongora County South in Kasese district have been assured of better service delivery if they vote back Gideon Thembo Mujungu into Parliament in the forthcoming by-election.
Mujungu was on June 22 thrown out of the 11th Parliament by the Court of Appeal in Kampala which also ordered the Electoral Commission to organize fresh elections citing electoral irregularities in the January 14, 2021 parliamentary elections.
While officiating at the donors’ conference at Mithibiri Church of Uganda in Kitabu Anglican Church of Uganda in Kasese District, the Minister for Security, Maj. Gen. Jim Muhwezi said government would work towards improving the road network, electricity and revamp the Katwe Salt Mines among other projects should the locals re-elect the NRM flag bearer, Gideon Thembo Mujungu in the forthcoming by-election.
Minister Muhwezi described Mujungu as the best candidate since he describes to the ruling government.
In his remarks, the Minister of State for National Guidance, Godfrey Baluku Kabbyanga Kime, lashed at a section of NRM supporters who according to him have shown interest of participating in the by-election saying the party only has one official flag bearer, none other than Gideon Thembo Mujungu.
The Busongora County North MP, Sowedi Kitanywa asked the party members to remain coordinated and cooperative so as to reclaim their victory in the by-election.
Lt. Joe Walusimbi, the Kasese Resident District Commissioner, strongly warned the electorate in Busongora County South against being involved in acts that might disrupt peace during the period of campaigns and on the polling day.
On his part, Mujungu admitted that his first year in parliament has not been a successful one because most of his time was spent in courts of law battling an electoral petition that was slapped against him by his political rival, Jackson Mbaju Kathika.
Mujungu courted the electorate to vote for him so that he may continue presenting their views before the floor of parliament. He pledged that he would lobby for the expansion of the road network in the constituency, extension of safe drinking water, extension of electricity and making follow-ups on the Presidential pledges among others.
He is expected to tussle it out with his closet political rival, Jackson Mbaju Kathika, who in 2021 contested as an independent candidate but currently a member of the National Unity Platform –NUP, FDC’s Aloysius Baguma Kighema, DP’s Bernadette Businge and other would be interested aspirants.