By Solomon Hamala
The Deputy Ambassador to India, Hajji Mohamed Kezaala has warned the public to be cautious of a group of women who are luring young girls to India with a promise of acquiring them jobs as house girls but instead end up turning them into sex slaves.
Kezaala sounded the warning on Monday 9th September while addressing members of the business community in Bugiri at Executive Hotel.
Kezaala who formerly served as Mayor Jinja Municipality said India with one of the world’s leading population has no job opportunities but can be utilized as a trade link to acquire market for produce besides purchase of cheap equipment like machinery.
The Envoy also took time to caution Busoga political leaders to avoid intrigue arguing that it is greatly affecting service delivery.
Kezaala said majority of political leaders within Busoga region spend most of their time quarrelling over small issues besides hurling false accusations at each other instead of fulfilling promises they made during campaigns.
“Roads are in a poor state while hospitals lack medicine yet our leaders are utilizing most of their valuable time arguing over useless things,” he said.
Kezaala said Busoga region will always lag behind in terms of development unless political leaders unite and work closely towards improving the welfare of their people.
“There’s need to find a solution as to why people in Busoga region are living in abject poverty instead of engaging in quarrels here and there,” he said.
He urged farmers to always add value to their produce in case they are to tap the international market and fetch higher profits.
He also urged leaders in Municipalities to always involve members of the public in planning processes.
The Member of Parliament Bugiri Municipality, Asuman Basalirwa meanwhile urged youths to embrace government programs like Operation Wealth Creation (OWC) instead of wasting time discussing politics so as to improve on their household incomes.
“Am always being confronted by youths who warn me that they will not vote for me come 2021 but when I give them some money they end up keeping quiet,” he said.
Basalirwa said there’s need for government to increase on funding towards the road fund as way of improving on road infrastructure that has been destroyed by the ongoing rains.
The Mayor Bugiri Municipality, Bumali Luba said majority of businesses in Bugiri Municipality have collapsed during the past few years just because most of the proprietors are not focused and lack the skills to run them.
The Chairman Bugiri Business Community, Hajji Asuman Mpaata urged government to reduce on taxes imposed on imported goods as way of protecting them from dropping out of business.
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