The Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has appealed to the people of Teso sub region to reject politicians who have made it a habit to fight every government programme.
Among made the call during a ceremony to ordain priests and deacons at Holy Family Parish Gweri in Soroti Diocese last week.
This ceremony was presided over by Soroti Diocese Bishop, Rt Rev Dr Joseph Eciro.
“Regardless of political affiliation, send to Parliament leaders who will best represent the interests of the people, not those that oppose every programme at every chance they get,”she said.
She called upon religious leaders to support government programmes aimed at empowering Ugandans, such as the Parish Development Model (PDM).
She said religious leaders can mobilise people because of their influence.
“You have the experience and power to working with everyone regardless of political affiliation. Use this to spread the news and importance of different government programs that benefit our people at the grassroots,”she said .
She asked the people of Teso to support Herbert Ariko in the forthcoming Soroti East by election.
“Its upon this background that I have decided to bring back your foot soldier Engoorit Herbert Ariko, who has been working in my office as executive secretary, back to you and he will be contesting in the Soroti City East by-election on NRM ticket,”said Among.
Among made a cash contribution of Sh100 million towards the construction Regina Acheli Cathedral, and Sh100 million for bishop’s house.