Vice President Maj. Jessica Alupo, has pledged government’s commitment to construct seed secondary schools and upgrade health centers in two Sub-counties of Gogonyo constituency.
The Sub-counties include Kaukura and Obutet both of which according to Alupo lack a government seed secondary school.
Alupo made the pledge while campaigning for the NRM flagbearer in the Gogonyo by-elections, Hon. Orone Derrick.
She said that an NRM legislative representative is a channel through which the government directs resources to serve the people.
“The government is committed to implementing its policy of ensuring that there is a secondary school in every sub-county to provide quality education services in the country,” she said.
On health, the Vice President assured voters that government is to upgrade the two health centre IIs in the two sub-counties of Obutet and Kaukura to health centre IIIs and also upgrade Gogonyo health centre III to Health Centre IV.
“The government’s policy on health is to ensure all Ugandans have access to quality and affordable health care so as to promote a healthy and productive life. We shall, therefore, upgrade the Kaukura and Gogonyo health centers, “Alupo said amid wild cheers from voters who said the move would greatly improve their quality of life.
“Mothers trek long distances to get services. Some expentant mothers are shunning health centers because of distance and lack of drugs. This is a good move. We however, urge government to stock the health centers” Acen Allen, a local trader in Obutet said.
Meanwhile, Orone was all smiles towards the Vice President for sparing time off her busy schedule to canvass support for his candidature. He pledged to continue his pro-people work and progress towards the socio-economic development of the people of Gogonyo.
“For the one year I’ve been in Parliament, we’ve delivered on some of my campaign promises, like the ambulance and the establishment of Pallisa FM. Send me back to parliament to deliver all that I pledged in my manifesto.” He begged.
The NRM Director for Mobilisation, Hon Rosemary Seninde, urged the locals not to ditch Orone on voting day as he will make miracles for them when returned to parliament.