Mpigi District Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Amos Ssempala Kigozi has requested residents to avoid politics now and focus on development through engaging in government programs. #WhisperEyeNews #Ugandanews #Mpigi #Uganda
Mr. Ssempala while addressing the locals at Nabusanke playground in Kayabwe, Mpigi on Mpigi district belated Women’s Day Cerebrations, said that the district is languishing in absolute poverty and he attributes it to unnecessary politics sung every day.
“What have found in Mpigi is poverty, I now I have discovered the major cause which is politics,” says Mr. Ssempala.
“You can not start campaigns in 2022 yet elections are in 2026, no. Wait until 2026 then you do politics,” he added.
The RDC made his remarks after three women declared their interest to contest for the Mpigi Woman MP seat, which turned the function into a campaign rally, saying it is too early for politics.
“It is too early for campaigns, those organizing their political parties now, it is okay I have no issues with you, NRM leaders organize our party I have no issues with you, but general campaigns I don’t expect you to start politics now,” Mr. Ssempala explained.
“Use government programs to help your families. There are many government programs like Emyooga, ever since I came to the district I’m signing Emyooga funds. Many people who have failed to benefit from this program are in politics every time,” he said.
Hon Teddy Nambooze who was was among the key organizers of the function represented by her Political Assistant,
Mr. Mugonza Andrew Senator in her speech appreciated all women attending the function and asked them to get united and use the day to discuss their challenges and provide solutions.
“I request the district administration to hand-land issues with care to eliminate land grabbing in the district since women surfer most to feed their children,” the speech reads in parts.
Mpigi District Chairperson of Women Council Ms. Nalule Jane asked president Museveni to consider providing transport means to them as he has done to LC. I and LC II Chairpersons.
The guest of honor Hajat Faridah Kibowa who is the chairperson of the National Women’s Council asked Women to respect their husbands regardless of their economic status.
Hajat Kibowa argued Women to work had to earn a living saying that men are no longer caring about their families as it used to be in the past.
“I appreciate president Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni for his efforts towards women’s emancipation. Unlike before today we’re not there but we’re somewhere,” says Hajat Kibowa.
“My fellow women work hard to gain economic strength, you can. These days men are targeting women with money,” she added.