TORORO – Budama South Member of Parliament Jacob Oboth Oboth has described members of the opposition as mere jokers reaffirming that the National Resistance Movement government under the steward leadership of President Yoweri Museveni has nowhere to go.
He says those from the opposition who think that they will get an opportunity to lead this country are just daydreaming because the current president is not ready to relinquish power to angry hyenas who have positioned themselves to deplete the countries resources.
The NRM leaning MP made his remarks over the weekend while addressing a parents’ crisis meeting at Katerema Primary School in the newly created Osia sub-county.
This is one of the rural and hard-to-reach sub-counties in his constituency where the parents had gathered to fundraise towards re-roofing of a classroom block that had been blown off by winds.
The legislator repeatedly said Uganda has not reached to a level where it can be led by musicians and comedians.
He disclosed that those in opposition are few and cannot form a formidable force to outcompete the ruling NRM government.
Hon Oboth thanked the parents for showing interest in contributing resources to restore the blown-off roof of the classroom.
He urged them to support the president’s campaign on wealth creation in their households.
He discouraged residents mainly the young people from joining opposition because they don’t have a clear agenda of why they are opposing government.
Hon Oboth who shade tears after narrating his family background in which he said his family was among the poorest families in the area
but it is not a surprise that his parents managed to bring him to a level that he is now a legislator.
He donated over UGX 3.5 million towards the re-roofing of the classroom block and UGX 2 million towards the construction of the priest’s house at Keterema Church of Uganda.
The legislator’s contribution was triggered by an orange that was donated by a Primary seven pupil in the school Judith Athieno which fetched UGX350,000 after being auctioned.
He encouraged parents to put the education of their children a priority to make them better and constructive citizen of this country adding that no situation is permanent and education is the only way to go.
The school Headteacher Anne Rose Athieno applauded parents and the leaders in the area for standing with the school to address the challenge of classroom shortage that the school is currently facing.
He said the situation had forced the school authorities to conduct classes under trees where learner’s attention is ever disrupted by
travellers, weather conditions and moving vehicles.
She said the school administration has written to the district authorities requesting for redress but no response and the school could
not handle it without the parent’s support.