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Norman Muwulize , Buikwe West

Buikwe West is a constituency that hosts all tribes from various parts of the country—including foreigners. This is because we have large sugarcane fields and industries.
My constituency hosts the Mehta Group of companies, including SCOUL that produces sugar, UGMA which mainly produces heavy steel machinery, Uganda Cable Corporation of Uganda Ltd that manufacturers electric cables, and the Uganda Tea Corporation at Kasaku.

The other important companies include Tembo Steel Mills, which manufactures construction iron bars, and Kayanja Horticulture Estates. So the presence of these companies in my area coupled with highly productive fertile soils and the good climate facilitated by Mabira forest, rivers and water falls like Sezibwa Falls has resulted into a high influx of people, especially labourers.

The population in the area is fast growing. But what is good, is the fast development of our town. Lugazi is now a Town Council. And very soon, it might turn into a Municipality.

And we need the municipality status in order to cater for the urban kind of developments and establishments. Because the growth figures in my area are shooting up day by day. We now have a modern university—Lugazi University, which has brought a lot of changes in my area in terms of developments.

The area is now taking shape as far as developments are concerned. Many banks have also set up branches in Lugazi Town. Small-scale businesses have also blossomed. Even our main hospital, Kawolo, is getting sorted out by the government in order to make it suitable for the general public demand within the area. So, with many developments taking shape in our area, I must once again say that we deserve a municipality status.

This area needs to remain in the hands of the right political people. Buikwe requires a clear and focused leadership.

I was elected as an independent in 2006 and have played the politics of harmony even in situations that threaten to degenerate into divisions and hatred. And I must say that my practice of politics has got a huge bend towards the NRM doctrine.

I have enjoyed the Movement politics since my entry into elective politics at Mukono District Council as a representative of Lugazi Town Council, from 2002 to 2005. And this relationship with NRM has been superb. I am proud of my political achievements.

Top on the list of my many achievements is the role I have played in pushing for the creation of Buikwe District. Also, my campaign for road safety, especially on the Kampala-Jinja highway that is well-known for frequent accidents, has now yielded results.

The Ministry of Works and Transport has now embarked on road improvement strategies, mainly targeting black-spots on the road. And I also appeal to the ministry to quickly fix the Mabira stretch that has remained the main death trap for quite a while. This also brings me back to the issue of giving back-up to Kawolo Hospital.

Kawolo Hospital being a vital medical centre on this accident-prone road needs more ambulances. I have already managed to secure two emergency ambulances for the hospital. But I am still advocating further government interventions in order to revamp our hospital. I also call on government not to only look at Kawolo.

I am convinced that people, and the youth in particular, need special strategies for employment and empowerment. These young people need to grasp ways on how they can best improve their household incomes. We need to sensitise people on how they can best tap the Prosperity-for-All funds.

This is something we can achieve as an area if we develop ways through which our people can improve their household incomes. I am happy that this message of household income generation has been the catch phrase of H.E. Yoweri Museveni as he traversed Mukono District during his NAADS tour.

So for me, I will do all it takes to promote respect amongst leaders at all levels. And it is this message that makes me firm and ever ready for another opportunity to serve my people come 2011.

As recorded by DAVID TASH LUMU

Comments

 
0 #1 Stephen Kakooza 2010-01-25 08:47
All Ugandans should know that Museveni is a non perfomer and only picks political topics like NAADS, Bonnabagaggawal e, UPE and USE to go on deceving people that he has anything more to offer.

Despite his shortcomings Milton Obote's agricultural policies were far better and managed to help farmers to fight poverty, educate their children and treat them when they fell sick which is not the case today.

Why make people paupers and then use propaganda to discredt past regimes which left tangible results like Hospitals and Schools?.

When he says that DP and FDC constituences are orphans, people should be bold to ask him why he has failed to develop places like LUWERO, Nakasongola, Kayunga, Busoga,to Mention but a few where NRM has had MPs for 24 years but poverty is on the increase.

What is true is that all Ugandans are now Refugees in their our country, without enough food to feed their families and are political orphans under the NRM monster given that the opposition has decided to behave like grasshoppers who resort to eat other when put in a container not knowing that they are all being prepared for food.

DR. Besigye should learn from the popular JOHN MAJOR (former British Prime minister), who stepped down for Gordon Brown despite that he had not completed his turn. Why look for hatered to wait for people to through you out instead of honorably living the stage and promote the likes of Hon. Alaso and Salaam Musumba to compete with Gen Muntu and you become their elder?.

If it is not greed for power, What do you want to get from State house that you cannot get when another person in FDC becomes President?. Institutions are not only built when you are a President, in fact if anything the opposition needs more democratic institutions than Government.
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0 #2 kabayekka 2010-01-25 14:49
Mr Norman, it is great to have such a vibrant economy from cheap labour. However it is not sustainable.

And as you have confessed your area has a high percentage of immigration which is becoming a threat to the wellbeing of the indegenous peoples of not only the State of Buganda but also Uganda and to the general political stability of these States of Uganda.

The United Nation needs to come out sincerely and make a report on the impact of immigration on the peoples of this inland country. No one disputes the positive developments immigrant African tribes bring with them, but the nagative aspects cannot be overlooked.
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0 #3 Steven Nakabaale. 2010-01-27 14:34
Hi Norman, i.m a resident of Buikwe west constiteuncy (LTC); me and my wife voted for you just because you showed some sense of being a principled person unlike the previous MPs but wait;

how can you be proud of Mabira forest responsible for the good climate when the likes of maama mabira from Kitgum where fighting for this noble cause of not giving away the forest to Metha group and you wehere just keeping quite in the name of pleasing mr. Museveni.

During the Land bill passing, you went to the toilet, CBS closure you're not talking,no communication from you about all Mengo demands and i have not had you calling for a meeting to try to tell us your position on most of the burning issues for Buganda.

God is great but i assure you Mutawulira that at this rate of your way of working and handling of serious issues, you may never see the inside of this misused parliament again come 2010.
God bless your dreaming but forget some of our votes.
Ayi Ssabasajja wangala.
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