KAMPALA – The Member of Parliament for Bugweri County, Mr Abdu Katuntu, has said he is not returning to the House after 2021.
Speaking in an interview on Wednesday, December 11, 2019, Mr Katuntu said after 20 years of representing his constituency, it is time to move on.
“I am not offering myself as a candidate for the elections as a Member of Parliament for Bugweri County. I promised my people and the whole country. After 20 years, I think it is time to move on,” he said.
Mr Katuntu is a member of Forum for Democratic Change party and serves as Shadow Attorney General in the Parliament of Uganda. He also served as chairman of Parliament’ COSASE.
The MP also said he anticipates that the 2021 election will be competitive and violent.
“The 2021 General Election is going to be more competitive and vulnerable to violence. My issue is the intervention of security because sometimes they become partisan,” he said.
“There’s a big problem of unemployment in this country and the solution is not for the gov’t to provide jobs. There are few jobs the government can provide. Jobs must be provided by the private sector. The gov’t should just create an enabling environment,” he added.