Former Prime Minister, John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, who is contesting for president in 2016 elections has said that his government will increase teachers’ salary and construct teachers’ houses to make education for all meaningful.
Mbabazi was addressing rallies at Nyarushanje, Bwambara and Rukungiri main stadium on Saturday.
He said salaries for teachers and health workers are most shameful in the region.
Mbabazi accompanied by his sister in law and former Agriculture Minister, Hope Mwesigye, said that he will turn the sub counties into developmental areas where he will construct produce stores, teachers’ SACCOs and boda boda SACCOs.
He added that this will not only help farmers sell their produce and get cash in time but will also create about 500,000 jobs for the youth in the first year and them will increase to at least 5 million jobs in five years.
Mbabazi said he will only lead for one term meanwhile preparing the youth to take over the government.
He added that though he is old, his mind is still sober for at least this coming term.
Mbabazi also made stopovers at Omukiyenje, Kebisoni, Buyanja, Rwerere and Bikurungu.
He said next elections will be an historical in Uganda to change the leadership without shedding blood since Uganda got independence.
At Nyarushanje Model primary school an elder, Gerevasio Kurinamanyire said some time back president Yoweri Museveni came with Mbabazi and described him (Mbabazi) as the best tree for president of this nation and promised that he will make Nyarushenje polytechnic Institute a branch of Mbarara University but never fulfilled this promise.
In his response, Mbabazi said that he talked with the President on his intention to contest for presidency and they agreed but later turned against him.
On the affiliation of Nyarushanje polytechnic to Mbarara University of science and technology, Mbabazi said that it will take first priority after his swearing in as president of Uganda.