The Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate General Mugisha Muntu has pledged to revitalize the agricultural sector and improve the household income of Teso residents.
Muntu says farmers across the country need access to cheap financing, the reason he committed to starting an Agricultural Bank.
Teso is one of the sub-regions that is considered to have the highest concentrations of poor Ugandans. But while canvassing for votes in the Teso region, the Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen Mugisha Muntu decried the rising poverty levels, thus urging the locals to use their votes to come out of the biting poverty.
While speaking to voters in Ngora, General Muntu pledged among other things to revive strong cooperative unions and start a medical insurance scheme as well.
“With agricultural mechanization, with irrigation, with the establishment of cooperative unions to help the small farmers come together, create capacity, to put in place systems for tractor hire services, build stores, go into processing of crops, there is no reason why anybody in this region would poor at all,” He said.
“The medical national health insurance scheme so that any citizen who gets sick can access medical services since the costs will be met by the government,” he added.
Gen. Muntu who is the presidential flag bearer for ANT, says running this country needs steady and discipline leadership to build strong systems that benefit the common man.
“People are crying of poverty, poor health services, no drugs in hospitals and medical services, low standard of education in UPE and USE. Uganda needs a strong leader to put all systems in place and get them to function appropriately.”
“We want to lift the standard of UPE and USE so that the standards of schools in rural areas can match the standards of schools in urban centers.”
He also noted that the Alliance for National Transformation is the only party that can take this country in the right direction, thus asking the locals to vote for him in the forthcoming elections.
Muntu also expressed concern over what he termed as indiscipline in security organs.