March 4, 2024

Queen Amolo: My business will be to fulfill every unfinished job Macodwogo left

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By Bonny Otim Ogwal (bonny.otim@vol.co.ug)

Lira City.

Oyam County North Parliamentary hopeful Queen Dorothy Amolo has spoken out about her aspirations saying her key priority in the August house for the next two years if elected will be premised on fulfilling every pledge that the former Member of Parliament Charles Patrick Okello Engola Macodwogo made to his constituents and was unable to accomplish them.

According to the Ugandan born-American investor, she worked in close partnership with Macodwogo to jointly implement many projects for the community in the constituency, and that the only way to guarantee sustainability of those projects is by electing her so that the latter’s legacy does not die.

Some of these projects according to Amolo include, scholarship program for many students both at secondary and tertiary institutions, sustainable agriculture and market systems, establishment of health units amongst others.

Amolo made the remarks Saturday afternoon while addressing her maiden media conference at Grand Pacific Hotel, Lira City, after picking nomination forms for NRM party primaries from the party headquarters on Thursday.

According to Amolo, if the NRM party members want to retain the seat, they should never risk fronting another candidate because she is the best amongst the aspirants who have expressed interest.

“The Problems of Oyam North are big, we cannot risk losing an opportunity to send a person like Amolo, the NRM needs a person like me, I am going to represent that person who does not have a penny in his her pocket, that young girl who cannot go to school, I am not just going to bring investors, I am going to represent the peoples voice” says Amolo.

She boats of robust capacity, high level of exposure and huge networks which she can rely on to bring services closer to the populace.

At the media conference, Amolo also listed a plethora of reforms and outlined things she would will do once elected by the people of Oyam North.

First on her agenda will be poverty reduction and ensuring that the constituents are brought into the money economy through establishing a sustaiabable agricultural system model.

Through her networks with investors, Amolo says she will woo many investors to come and establish value addition and processing plants which will guarantee market of agricultural produce for farmers.

On health care system, she said that all effort will be made on ensuring that the health units are fully functional,strengethened and provided with sufficient drugs and medical supplies and are able to respond to the health care needs of the people.

Amolo says she will make the people of Oyam North proud through effective representation of interest of the ordinary citizen and rather not mere sympathy.

Atleast six other aspirants have expressed interest to replace Okello Engola and if all return nomination forms, they will battle for the ruling party flag in the primaries. They include, Samuel Engola Junior, Augustine Obangakene, Billie Otto, Amb Julius Peter Moto,Willy Omodo Omod and Daniel Bala.

The UPC says she will be fronting Dr Eunice Apio Otuku as her flag bearer.

The electoral commission has set 6th of July as the date in which the by election that will cost UGX 900 Million shillings will be held.

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