Saturday, April 13, 2013

UPND's Lukulu West candidate wanted PF ticket -Scott
By Moses Kuwema
Sat 13 Apr. 2013, 14:01 CAT

VICE-PRESIDENT Dr Guy Scott has disclosed that Misheck Mutelo, the UPND's candidate in the upcoming Lukulu Westby-election, wanted to stand on the PF ticket but he was late.

Addressing public meetings in the newly created Mitete district ahead of the April 23 Lukulu West by-election, Vice-President Scott said Mutelo even went to State House in his attempts to be adopted.

"Mutelo wanted to be a PF candidate in this election; he even went to State House but we could not accept him because he was late, so he went to UPND," Vice-President Scott said.

The PF is fielding Aileen Imbwae in the by-election.

And speaking later at another public meeting at Lupuyi Basic School, Vice-President Scott said relief maize would be distributed to those in need and not how they would vote.

This was in response to hunger complaints from the residents
of the area, and the late delivery of farming inputs.

Vice-President Scott said the government found the Farmer Input Support Programme very corrupt because the commercial farmers had taken over the exercise as opposed to small-scale farmers.

During the same meeting, one of the residents Katonda Liwawo said politicians should not only remember voters during by-elections but should be visiting them even afterwards.
Liwawo urged Imbwae to visit the constituency regularly once she was elected.

"Please remember us when voted and think of fulfilling your campaign promises. Don't feellike you are a king when you are voted in as member of parliament," said Liwawo.

In response, Imbwae beggedfor forgiveness from the residents for any wrongdoing thatshe may have committed when she served as member of parliament.


Imbwae said it was difficult for her to carry out certain developmental projects in the area because she was in the opposition.

"But now my party is in power and it will be easy for me to carry out these developmental projects because I can easily walk into any minister's office and ask for what is needed in the constituency," she said.

Earlier, when he addressed another public meeting at Washishi Primary School in Washishi which is one of the remotest parts of Lukulu West Constituency and near the Angolan border, Vice-President Scott said the area needed to be connected to the rest of the country.


"I have been looking forward to visiting this place; I was told you cannot come here by road. Ahuman being cannot live by himself, isolated from the rest of the world and country. We know you people are not happy to be isolated. We must open up the road on the border with Angola so that you can move freely," he said.

Vice-President Scott addressed four public meetings in Washishi, Kakunju, Lupuyi and Sikunduko areas where the residents are faced with almost the same problems that include lack of health facilities, safe drinking water, inadequate teachers and teachers houses, poor road network, among others.

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