By Ambrose Musasizi
Voters in Rakai District have asked Gen Mugisha Muntu to prioritise pledges the current government has failed to fulfil in the past years if he is elected president in next year’s elections.Speaking to Daily Monitor after attending Gen Muntu’s rally in Kibaale Town Council on Monday, different voters said they had attentively listened to the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) presidential candidate and they did not hear him talk about government’s unfulfilled pledges. “We are not satisfied with what we get in return for our votes. If Gen Muntu assures us that he will tarmac major roads in Rakai during his first five years in State House, I am sure he will get our votes,” Mr James Niwamanya, a resident of Kibanda Village, said.Some of unfulfilled pledges include tarmacking of Lumbugu-Lwamagwa-Lyantonde road, a pledge Mr Museveni allegedly made during the 1996 General Election campaigns. The President also promised to construct seed secondary schools in Lwanga, Ddyango, Kamuli and Kyabigondo parishes to save students from moving long distances to school.Mr Israel Kaweesi, a resident of Rakai Town, said they have always reminded government about the promises but no action has been taken to date .Rakai District has only six kilometres of tarmac that is also currently in a sorry state.Gen Muntu said the problems affecting people in Rakai will easily be addressed if he is elected president. “I don’t make promises I will not fulfill. If our people here have a problem of poor infrastructure, trust me that will be addressed during my tenure,” he said after addressing the rally. However, Mr Benon Mugabi, the ruling NRM chairperson in Rakai District, said government will soon fulfil the outstanding promises .