The Leader of the Opposition Mathias Mpuuga has asked the media not to fear to hold leaders accountable as they execute their mandate and ensure service delivery for the people of Uganda.
Mpuuga made remarks while addressing journalists in Masaka city as part of his engagements with media nationwide.
“The media should not fear to hold leaders accountable. Journalists must ask the hard questions to not only those in power but the opposition as well so that they can account for their presence in public offices and usage of public resources,” he said.
In the company of Shadow Ministers Joyce Bagala (Information), Gorretio Namugga (Science & ICT) and Fortunate Rose Nantongo (Gender & Labour), Mpuuga paid a courtesy visit to some of the radio stations in the area including Radio Buddu.
“We recognise the critical role the media plays as the unofficial 4th arm of the government. We must therefore complement one another. We encouraged them to fulfil their mandate in a fair and balanced manner,” he said.
Mpuuga together with some local leaders toured the rural areas of his constituency to monitor services delivery and also to hear the voices of the residents on a range of issues.
He noted that as leaders there is need to work together in order to fight the increasing land grabbing and evictions in the area.
He called upon all the leaders in the greater Masaka to refrain from corruption tendencies.
Abed Bwanika, the member of Parliament Kimanya-Kabonera Constituency in Masaka city said that in order to streamline service delivery in Masaka city, there is need to improve on the physical planning.