Alebtong – The 2021 Parliamentary aspirant for Ajuri Constituency in Alebtong district has criticised the state of health and education sectors in the constituency. The Parliamentary hopeful made this remark last week while kick-starting his consultative meetings in Ajuri constituency.
Obal who had been camped in Alebtong since December 2019, noted that despite great budgetary allocation to both sectors, the state of facilities remain wanting. He further noted that a pregnant woman had to die in a health facility in Amugu sub-county due to lack of basic health equipment.
“I have received reports of a young promising mother who died here due to lack of basic medical equipment to handle her situation. This is devastating as the NRM government invests a lot in health. This irresponsiveness undermines government efforts to provide affordable and quality health for Ugandans at large. May the soul of the young sister rest in peace,” Obal said – while talking to locals.
Mr. Obal, 22, further lamented the worrying state of education facilities in Ajuri. “During my tour of the seven sub-counties in my constituency, I noted with shock that only one secondary school is operational; Amugu Secondary School. Omoro Secondary School has since collapsed. The locals told me Mr. Obua deliberately saw this happening and didn’t take any step as an MP because the people of Omoro did not give him votes,” Obal tells TND News, noting that “politics of hatred and division is bad”.
According to Obal, a Member of Parliament has the power to lobby for and point out areas of interventions to the government in order for government to take restructuring steps.
The youthful MP hopeful who has vowed to kick out State Minister for Sports, Mr. Hamson Denis Obua from Parliament, opines that his first five year term in Parliament, if elected, will focus on improving health and education in Ajuri through directing government efforts in such areas and lobbying development partners.
Obal pointed out that other districts of Uganda have benefitted heavily from government programs because of effective representation by the Members of Parliament and other stakeholders, noting that an MP is a very important link between government and the locals and a very important delegate to the Parliament which oversee the crafting, deliberations and implementation of policies that have direct effect of the day to day life of a voter.
He further noted that the NRM government under the stable leadership of President Museveni has put in place people friendly policies and intervention programs that ought to be tapped to promote development such as Operation Wealth Creation, NAADs, among others.
Obal is a law scholar and development enthusiast with a proven record of advocacy and leadership. He has been described as a celebrated youth with extensive knowledge on legislation, youth involvement in elective politics and civic leadership, having worked as an envoy of African Leadership Factory Initiative, a flagship of the UN Secretary General’s efforts to nurture young potential leaders to drive Africa and indeed world development goals 2040.