OYAM, UGANDA: Ambassador Moto Julius Peter, an aspirant for the Oyam North MP seat has promised to push for the grant for People With Disabilities (PWDs) once elected to office as a constituency representative.
Mr Moto said this while addressing hundreds of delegates of all the NRM Organs at Village, parishes and sub-county levels during his consultative rally regarding his aspiration for the by-election of Oyam North MP Seat meant for 2023-2026 at Abok A village, Bar parish, Abok Sub-county, in Oyam district on Friday, June 9, 2023
Ambassador Moto told the constituents that he wants the government of Uganda to consider the PWDs just like the elderly who are paid under the SAGE (Social Assistance Grants for Empowerment) programme.
He argued that at most times, the disabled are forgotten and sometimes not catered for directly at national and district levels.
“Once I am elected into office as the area MP for Oyam North County, I will push for the motion of seeing that all the PWDs are paid a monthly incentive or token of over 20,000 shillings,” said Ambassador Moto Julius.
Concerning health, Ambassador Moto promised to coordinate with the government to build a fully stocked government District hospital in Oyam.
Above all, he wants Oyam town council lifted to municipality status and the area of Ngai town board becomes a town council.
One of the NRM disability representatives told DailyExpress that no one has ever put disability in a clear agenda or manifesto and for this reason, she is voting for Julius Moto because of his manifesto covering PWDs and being an exposed person as ambassador he can represent Oyam North very well.
Simon Opio Leto of Abok A, an NRM delegate at the village level who doubles as the chairperson LC1 of Abok A village said ever since he has not benefited from NRM and this time round they want somebody like Moto who has direct links to many government offices to represent them in the parliament running 2023-2026 and beyond.
The Oyam North MP By-election has attracted at least eleven (11) people vying for NRM flag bearer who among others include; Ambassador Moto Julius Peter (former Uganda’s envoy to Pretoria and the UK); Rubangakene Augustine; Queen Dorothy Amolo (a Ugandan-born American-based investor), Samuel Engola Okello (the son of the deceased MP Col (rtd) Engola Mac-odwogo), Willy Omodo Omodo (the former NRM vice chairperson for the Entrepreneurs league), Billie Otoo Nelson; Alfred Okello Obaro; Adonyo Tonny; and Alinaitwe Henry.
For the last two weeks, DailyExpress has witnessed a neck-to-neck tight race between Moto Julius Peter, Samuel Engola Junior, Rubangakene Augustine, Willy Omodo Omodo, and Queen Dorothy Amolo as almost head to head.
However, most delegates are eager to hear from the NRM electoral commission on the exact date slated for the Oyam NRM primary election for them to choose the flag bearer.
Moto Julius Peter recently mentioned that he will go independent if the NRM Primary elections will not be fair.