Bugabula County youth in Kamuli district have endorsed the Speaker of parliament Hon Rebecca Kadaga as their parliamentary sole candidate in 2016.
Kadaga who is Kamuli woman MP was endorsed on Saturday during Bugabula South youth day celebrations that were attended by a mammoth of people at Budhatemwa P/S, Namaira Sub County in Kamuli.
The youth led by their National youth council chairperson, Mastula Namatovu handed over a portrait to Kadaga declaring her as their sole candidate in the forthcoming elections.
“Today youths from different parties including the opposition have stood up for a common goal and have decided to come out to launch what has been termed as ‘Operation Sole Candidature for Kadaga’,” Mastula Namatovu who was also the chairperson of the organizing committee said.
She is also vying for Eastern youth parliamentary seat.
The youth said that Kadaga who is also the chairperson of the Common Wealth Women Parliamentarians- International has spearheaded social and economic developments in Kamuli including extending electricity to most areas and improving the transport system by tarmacking the Jinja-Kamuli road.
With the saying that ‘charity begins at home’, the youth challenged the newly appointed Works State Minister who is also Bugabula South MP Asuman Kiyingi to expand and tarmac the slippery roads in his constituency that have proved impassable especially in this rainy season.
In response, Kiyingi promised that his electorate will be the first to benefit from his new ministerial appointment.
“As works state minister, we are going to put humps on the roads to reduce on the rampant road accidents that have claimed lots of lives over time. And all the slippery roads are going to be worked on soon,” Kiyingi said attracting public cheers.
Kadaga in her speech thanked the youth for the trust and confidence they have exhibited in her and also vowed to work with other leaders to push Busoga sub region to new heights.
She called upon the youth to engage in agriculture to improve on their livelihood.
“Let’s not be taken up by small things, this is the season for farming and I want all of you to take part in it,” Kadaga said, adding that they should go to his office and pick several bags of maize for planting.
The cheerful ceremony was also graced by speeches from Iganga Woman MP, Olivia Kabaale Kwagala, Kamuli LCV, Salaamu Musumba and other district leaders.