KAMPALA – Busiro South MP hopeful Paul Owor has said that he has completed 60% of what he hopes to do for the people of the constituency in case he is voted into power.
Owor 29, a procurement specialist and proprietor of the Shinrai construction Company says Busiro South Constituency is a long forgotten area with poor health facilities and care, poor road network, education and sports system sending the residents to abject poverty
“It has been me that has delivered whatever the incumbent promised Busiro South. He has not added anything in his five year tenure. Unlike others, I have already accomplished 60% of my manifesto, I told people I am going to do something on health care and I have already bought three ambulances and four ultrasound scans,” he says.
Owor who was born and bred from Sekiwunga and Kawoto B sub-counties in Busiro South explains that all the 29 years he has lived in the place, the constituency had never had an ambulance.
“We are going to start the provision of social services from the drawing board starting from roads, education, health and others, we are just starting. The constituency has not enjoyed any of these services,” he shares.
Owor explains that for starters, whatever social services that are needed on the Islands he has already dealt with it.
“When I went to Bussi, Makanaga, Sissa I found that they never had toilets and we are now constructing toilets in the different villages. They also did not have a stable water source and we are now constructing 10 boreholes.”
According to Owor, Kaaso Health Center did not have beds for mothers and they were giving birth on the floor, and he has bought ten maternity beds for the facility.
The facility also did not have electricity and health workers were using candles to help women in labor that is why he has installed solar for them.
“What is most important is that the hospital is a Health Centre 2 stage and it doesn’t have the jurisdiction to do a lot. In case of a complex case, they have to take the patient off the island, so we procured a boat ambulance to help here,” he shares, adding that the island also lacks a proper road network and it is the remaining thing he hopes to handle soonest.
Owori who started his ground consultations only three months ago is now a darling of the constituency as he has also supported at least 228 Community SACCOs with financial support ranging between Ugx 300,000 – 2m.
The young entrepreneur also hopes to construct a stadium, a private technical institute and establish communal horticultural farms for commercial and demonstration purposes in the area to create jobs and improve household income.
“Busiro also lacks a government technical school and we made arrangements and bought 10 acres of land in Kasanje to build a vocational school. I will also lobby for the construction of Nateete-Kasanje road and also institute a special medical task force for the constituency.”
Owor explains that he chose to run as an independent candidate due to the fact that political parties divide people and provide limitations to a leader’s performance and interaction with the electorate.
Busiro South in Wakiso District is a constituency comprising Sub counties; Sissa, Katabi, Kasanje and Bussi with 28 parishes. It stretches from Nkumba to the Islands of Bussi and Sissa.
The Busiro South MP seat is a tight one with journalist Steven Dunstan Busuulwa, Matovu Charles, Ssekigozi Stephen, Paul Owor and the National Resistance Movement (NRM) incumbent Peter Ssematimba.
Owor presents himself as a tight competition for Ssematimba who he says his representation is greatly lacking as was his predecessor JB Mutebi of Democratic Party.
He (Owor) says the only footprints of representation are those of Late Patrick Musisi who represented Busiro South before 2006.
Paul Owor is a founding partner and managing director of Shinrai Group Ltd, Shinrai transporters, Funtime Safaris, Gifted Music Group, Kyeyo online, Tour and Travel Companies, Garbage Collection Company and construction companies.