Residents of Diimu landing site in Masaka have decried the insecurity caused by fishmongers from a neighbouring country which has affected their activities in the area.
They also expressed concern over harsh regulations from the country’s security officials.
They expressed their reservations during a tour of the site by the vice president, Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi together with Gen Salim Saleh who had gone there to assess projects in the area aimed at economically empowering the locals.
Saleh expressed optimism that Operation Wealth Creation will aid the area to get a glass making factory given the huge sand deposits at the landing site.
He also called on the security leaders at the landing site to restore parity of jobs to bring about a win-win situation.
Saleh expressed immense gratitude to Ssekandi for providing good leadership that has enabled the landing site to prosper economically.
He promised to help the group acquire a modern processing plant and offered to bring experts to enable them to better mix their feeds to come up with a holistic nutrients product.
Ssekandi who is the current Member of Parliament in Bukoto Central pointed out that the infrastructure the government has put in his area will make it easy for him and President Museveni to successfully sail through in the coming elections.
He also informed the people that the government has finalised efforts to work on a number of essential roads in the area like the Diimu-Kyanamukaaka-Bukunda and Malembo roads.
Ssekandi also said that under his current term as MP, most villages are now connected to the national grid and plans are underway to extend piped water in the area