KIRYANDONGO– The former Local Council chairpersons in Kiryandondo are demanding Government to fulfill its pledge of bicycles they promised during their tenure, as a reward for the services they rendered to the nation.
The pleas by the ex-LC 1 officials were brought to Government’s attention by Hellen Kahunde (Kiryandongo Woman) who posed the question to Prime Minister, Dr.Ruhakana Rugunda during today’s Prime Minister’s Question time at Parliament where she asked the Leader of Government Business if there are plans to fulfill this pledge.
“The old leaders are asking that if the bicycles come, will the Government give the bicycles to the new ones or the old ones? ” Kahunde asked.
In his reply, Rugunda remarked; “When bicycles come, they will go to those people who are holding office. Never the less, because of the great contribution, there could be consideration on those who have served but left office.”
The bicycles for LC1 isn’t a project short of controversy after the first attempt by Government to purchase vehicles intended for easy mobility was mobbed by controversy and indictment of Joseph Kashaka, former Permanent Secretary Ministry of Local Company after the company hired to supply 70,000 bicycles failed to deliver the bicycles, despite receiving payment.
The country recently held LC1 elections across the nation for the first time in 11 years when the first elections were conducted.