Dhikusooka argues that the best time for the president as the head of the state to come is when people are complaining so that he can attend to their demands and concerns. Museveni will begin his 10-day Busoga tour on July 27th.
The leadership of the ruling NRM party in Jinja district has refuted claims that the President Yoweri Museveni could postpone his proposed visit to Busoga region this month.
In what appears to be a common stand, both Jinja RDC Judith Rwakishumba and Jinja district chairman Majid Dhikusooka rubbish as reckless and misleading rumours that the president could fear the hostility of the people in the region over the unfulfilled pledges, programs and projects.
Dhikusooka argues that the best time for the president as the head of the state to come is when people are complaining so that he can attend to their demands and concerns and indeed the president will begin his tour of the region next Friday on the 27th of this month and last for 10 days.
Busoga sub region has ten districts namely; Jinja, Iganga, Kamuli, Mayuge, Bugiri, Namutumba, Kaliro, Buyende, Namayingo and Luuka.
There has been looming fears of widespread protest at the president if he visits Busoga sub region this month.
Residents of Kaliro district comprising Bulamogi chiefdom have threatened not to give President Yoweri Museveni, audience during his visit to Busoga region, accusing him of influence peddling in the Kyabazinga succession saga.
Opinion and cultural leaders from the chiefdom convened an emergence meeting at Kaliro Teachers Training College where together with the residents; they resolved not to allow President Museveni to address people in Kaliro district before meeting Prince Edward Columbus Wambuzi of Bulamogi at his Kaliro palace and apologizing to him for the controversial statements he made recently.
On the 26th of May this year, the president wrote the Minister of cultural affairs instructing her to recognize the Chief Prince of Busoga David Kaunhe Wakholi as the acting Kyabazinga and pay all his emoluments.
This did not please Prince Wambuzi and the Bulamogi loyalists who contend that Wambuzi was legally elected and so should be recognized and respected.
Prince Wambuzi is the son to the late Kyabazinga Henry Waako Muloki contending for the throne of Kyabazinga to succeed his late father.
Napera Kisira, Isabalangira of Bulamogi chiefdom who chaired the meeting attended by over 2000 people said people in Bulamogi have been demoralized by the government's failure to recognize Prince Columbus Wambuzi as Kyabazinga of Busoga. He says they need the President to make his stand clear before the people.
The youth on the other hand have also threatened to demonstrate when President Museveni is in the region.
Mohamed Katuntubiru, a youth councillor in Jinja district council declared that as youth they have to express their dissatisfaction to the president over the delayed disbursement of the youth fund and sidelining of youth in the national planning. The youth complain that even after committing their hard earned money amounting to about UGX 50,000 to open up accounts in the various banks through which this money is meant to be issued, no money has been wired since late March this year.
Now residents of Lugolole in Mayuge district have lately joined the bandwagon vowing to protest before the President over the government failure to tarmac Musita –Namayingo road.
Abdu Kasadha, a resident said that the president has for long promised to work on this road but apart from mentioning it whenever national budgets are read, there are no signs of working on it.
Another hostile territory is Jinja Central Market where a section of vendors led by a one Charles Busulwa are pressing for an opportunity to express their concerns over the slow speed at which the market is being constructed.
But Dhikusooka says there is no hostility in Busoga or any other part of the country that can threaten the President, adding that all aggrieved natives of the region should just arrange for an appointment to address them to the president.
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