The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) Presidential Candidate, Gen Mugisha Muntu started the week by officially opening the Mayuge office where he was campaigning.
The message is sinking in, the population increasingly recognizes the need for QUALITATIVE CHANGE, not just having change of faces but having things remain the same, dealing with the same vices and troubles, he said.
“We want to restore term limits, and build a culture of peaceful transition,” Muntu told voters.
“We can see examples in Kenya, Tanzania and several other countries where leaders come and go and the countries are developing well.”
He asked them to trust ANT for they are disciplined and shall instill discipline in all government operations, handling state resources, the security services among others.
“We shall put in place systems that will govern and guide operations, and also go ahead to guide those who will come in after us.”
“We have a track record, so you will not just be testing or trying us out. You can look at our past and see that we have passed tests and have stayed true to our values.”
He said where Uganda is heading, it needs to be guided by VALUE-BASED leadership, otherwise it shall be in trouble.
“Trust is what we are promising you, fellow Ugandans. Vote for the change you want to see!”
At his rally in Bwondha, Mayuge District, Muntu said it was very clear that they are grappling with many of the same issues that have plagued the rest of the country.
“We agree that it’s about time for change, and we urge you all registered voters to turn up on 14th and vote for the change you want to see.”
He had another stopover in Musita, where he shared some of his plans with the people.
“Our Industrialization strategy will ensure that the bulk of initial processing is done close to extraction sites, and this will provide employment opportunities for the youth in these communities.”
He asked them to trust ANT and vote for him and all ANT candidates at all levels.
In between Campaign Meetings, Muntu officially opened the Iganga coordination office, and met a few of the ANT candidates in the region.
He reassured them that they made the right choice to join ANT, and pledged his and the party’s support.
In Iganga town, he promised to establish an Agricultural Bank, saying over 70% of the population is in agriculture, but they can not grow and commercialize if they borrow from commercial banks at their rates.
Farmers need financing at lower rates, and also with longer repayment periods, Muntu noted.
“Then we shall increase the budget allocation for Agriculture from the current 3.8% to 10%. At the moment, the President’s office and State House have a higher allotment than the Agricultural sector! This is not a reflection of how important agriculture is to our country and economy.”
“Trust us and Vote for me, as well as our ANT candidates at all levels, and retire Gen. Museveni, let him enjoy his retirement peacefully at his farm (Rwakitura), and let another team take over the development of the nation.”