Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has pledged to ensure that key roads that link Kamuli to other districts are rehabilitated if given another chance in 2021.
Kadaga was nominated yesterday as NRM flag bearer for the Kamuli Woman MP seat ahead of the forthcoming elections.
Speaking to the media briefly after her nomination, Kadaga said she will contest for the speakership because she believes Basoga should be part of the national political processes.
“I will vie for parliamentary speakership because we as Basoga and easterners have a stake in national governance. As MP, I will struggle for three key roads which snake through other districts,”she said.
Kadaga has been speaker of the Parliament since May 2011 when she succeeded Edward Ssekandi, who served as speaker from 2001 to 2011.
She said her main focus will be to rehabilitate the roads that link Kamuli to other districts which she said are currently in a very poor state.
These are; Bukungu to Kimaka in Jinja; Budhumbula to Kasolo in Iganga and the road that leads to Pallisa district.
Kadaga has been in parliament since 1996. She also represented Kamuli district in the NRC in the late 1980s.
Kadaga will compete against FDC’s Salaamu Musumba.
In the 2016 elections, Kadaga defeated her rival Deborah Mwesiga with a margin of 60,000 votes.