Kakumiro district Woman MP Robinah Nabbanja has criticised President Museveni’s method of dishing out huge sums of money to ghetto youths.
She said the president’s investment in slum dwellers is misguided and will not help the nation to progress.
She made the remarks at her home in Kakumiro district during unity celebrations for Mbogo clan, one of the clans in Bunyoro Kingdom.
The NRM legislator advised the president to instead invest the money in organised groups like clan saccos.
She stressed that her boss is just wasting money in ghettos instead of supporting SACCOs started by organized groups.
“We request the government to invest in clans that are organised like the Mbogo clan other than putting money in the ghetto because these people will use the money for their own development. The president is looking for votes in the ghetto but these votes are already there… yes. It’s a formidable force of 1 million,”she said.
Her remarks came at a time when some critics have poured scorn on Museveni’s new strategy that targets the youths in the ghetto.
At the same function, the state minister for Bunyoro Affairs Ernest Kizza said Bunyoro was beginning to see the fruits of the oil and gas sector.
“Benefits are very well clear. We have more 12 roads that are being worked on. We have the airport that is near completion,” he said.
He urged the people of Bunyoro to get prepared to scoop all the available job opportunities than or else they will be taken by “outsiders.”