President Yoweri Museveni who is also the NRM Presidential flag bearer has assured the people of Arua that their district city status will be debated by parliament in 2016 after the general elections.
“After campaigns and elections, we can call Parliament and finish the issue of Arua city because we have finished sorting out most of the difficult things,” he said.
The President was yesterday campaigning in Yabivu village, Ayivu county in Arua District emphasizing Unity, Strength, Peace and Development and urging Ugandans to engage in commercial agro production to boost household incomes.
The President said without unity and strength, peace and development cannot be achieved, adding that the NRM has managed to achieve it all including eradicating sectarianism.
Museveni said the good business transactions between Uganda and Sudan is because NRM government struggled to free South Sudan from war.
He presented the NRM Manifesto to the people and said, before NRM government took over power, the roads were in a very poor state but now Uganda has good roads.
He also said that since there is peace and development in the country, wealth has to be created at household level for poverty eradication.
“There is Operation Wealth Creation, Youth, Women and Microfinance Funds, which are all money from government for fighting poverty,” he said.
The President called upon teachers to free children from school fees charges adding that these children might drop out of school.
“Since the government will provide them scholastic materials such as books, mathematical sets and free sanitary Pads for girls, let the children study free. Am worried, these children might drop out of school because they don’t have money,” President Museveni said.
On health, the President said government has ensured immunization of all children and urged people to go for Hepatitis B and cervical cancer screening.
He also advised them to take care of their lives through good hygiene, nutrition, control of malaria and AIDS.
The woman Member of Parliament and NRM flag bearer for Kole district, Hon Ruth Acheng urged the people to vote for President Museveni and the NRM party which brought peace and security in Uganda.
Okumat Pontius, a resident aged 73 years old thanked the government of NRM for the good tarmac roads from Kampala to Arua to Kabuki to Oraba and for electricity from Arua to Oraba.