President Yoweri Museveni has highly commended the people of Omoro District in the Acholi Sub-Region, for choosing good leaders like the District Woman MP, Hon. Catherine Lamwaka, who support Government Development programmes.
The President was addressing residents of Omoro District during celebrations marking the victory of Hon. Lamwaka who was returned Woman MP in the previous general elections. The celebrations took place on Sunday at Opit Primary School grounds in Opit Town Council.
“I came here to thank you because politics is about choosing good leaders. Good elections, voting right leaders to come to Parliament, like Catherine Lamwaka, to support and steer government development programmes, is why we should have celebrations like today. When you vote wrong leaders, you get wrong results,” he said.
“NRM guaranteed that leaders are chosen through good electoral process. The returns of this process today is the infrastructure development that the government has put in place like the network of tarmac roads in the region and in the sectors of education and health,” he added.
During the celebrations, the President handed over dummy cheques worth Shs.1.6 billion to 6 Sub-Counties and 1 Municipality in support of the National Uganda Social Action Fund (NUSAF) development programmes in Omoro District. He also pledged Shs.30 million to the Bodaboda SACCO.
While assuring the residents that the road to Moroto is programmed for construction, the head of state used the occasion lash opposition leaders in the district for falsifying facts and for deliberately sidelining the truth.
Parliamentary Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, observed that it is God who worked through the President for Omoro to achieve a district status. “This reciprocates the fruits of the people in this region who started supporting you politically, President Museveni, long time ago,” he said.
The celebrations were preceded by an inter-denominational service, led by the Most Rev. John Baptist Odama, Archbishop of Gulu Archdiocese, who emphasised forgiveness, reconciliation and unity of Ugandans. He condemned corruption and human trafficking.