NEWS– Kabale residents on Thursday 23rd June 2022 massively gathered at the skyline roundabout of kabale- Katuna road and Kabale- Kisoro road to welcome and wave to the president of Uganda His Excellent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was enroute to the neighboring Rwanda’s Capital Kigali to attend the ongoing commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) 2022.
The International event opened on June 20th and will be running till June 25th under the theme “Delivering a common future, connecting, Innovation, Transportation”
Residents who preferred anonymity told our reporter that they had hoped the president to stop the car and wave at them but they were shocked on seeing the black cars with armed escorts just bypassing them.
They added that they wanted to ask him about the skyrocketing economic situation and the solution to ongoing industrial action of Arts Teachers.
Binareta Anna, Posiano Byebiroha and Sara Tumuhekyi all residents of Nyamweru Sub County narrated that the NRM fraternity had organized them to come to town to sing for the President with hopes of being paid after the function.
They added they were shocked to see leaders both from kabale Municipality and those from greater Kabale running to unknown destinations without proper explanation about where to get their pay.
Hamuza Jungu a popular radio caller on Kabale based radios commonly known as Hamuza Rwakaraba who doubles as the Ghetto dwellers publicity in Kabale town and Brenda Natukunda a resident in Kabale Municipality said that they support NRM party but they were shocked to see the president who has done a lot of development in the district including Katuna border reopening failing to get out of his car to wave at the masses that waited for him.
They added that they had expected Him to share the happiness of reopening Katuna Border which was closed for almost 3 years.
Natukunda and Hamuza added that they had wanted to ask Him about the skyrocketing commodities and what reward he had for Kabale district that voted massively for him.
Hamuza said that the Ghetto boys have been discriminated in the community and all government programs stressing that on several occasions, the public has been accusing them of promoting Criminality but they were shocked to see the person whom they had hoped to address their challenges just by passing them.
Hamuza further said that authorities in the district have been stopping them from reaching the president whenever he is in kigezi Region and that this was the right time to see him with their Naked eyes to address their issues.
Cue in……Hamuza and Brenda
Our reporter tried to reach out Authorities from the NRM party for a comment but all was in vain as all of their phones were unreachable.