Moses Kalungi is competing against incumbent mayor Ali Mulyanyama for the post of Makindye Division Mayor. In an exclusive interview with Matooke Republic, he explained why he deserves to be re-elected into office before he extensively revealed the dirt of his competitor and incumbent Malyanyama.
You were once a mayor of Makindye Division, please highlight for us some of your achievements during your tenure.
During my tenure, we built the modern Makindye division headquarters and upgraded it from a ram shackled building that was surrounded by slums by buying the land where the slums where located.
We also created Makindye division mayoral gardens where mayors meet the community and where division functions are held unlike before where money was spent on hiring hotels to meet community leaders, these gardens also serve as a polling station to date.
The whole Kampala district had one grader (tractor) but it was during Kalungi’s tenure that Makindye division acquired a brand new modern grader which worked on upgrading several Murram roads. During my tenure, tarmacked roads in Makindye increased from the 18kms to over 85kms of tarmacked roads, notably is Katwe 1 parish where the entire road network was upgraded, abalangila abagaalana Road, Muwayire Road, Kalungi Road, Lukuli Road, Ring Road e.t.c
Hygiene was greatly improved where public toilets where upgraded from pit latrines to the modern flash water based toilets. Drainage channels in Nkere Nabisaalu where worked on, trees and grass were planted on various roads and hence enhanced the scenery in the division. Garbage that had piled for a long period of time was also completely evacuated in several areas.
When it comes to health, we built Kisugu Health center 3 a facility that has greatly reduced on maternal rates and also handled other grave emergencies. We also secured the land where Kiruddu Referral hospital currently has been built. I went ahead to surrender my official vehicle during my time to help in times of emergencies such as funerals, transporting sick people to hospitals among others. During Eid celebrations and Christmas, I donated food and other necessities to the masses unlike the current mayor who is boosting after distributing COVID food which was totally a central government program. I had a bursary scheme for the division and the children that benefited from the bursaries have later turned out to be professionals in various fields.
We also procured the market land of Lusaka, Mubarak, Kansanga and Nabutiti and so many others where markets have been built for low income earners.
Is it true you donated all your 5 year salary to the people of Makindye? And if so why?
Apart from Sir Edward Mutesa, I am the only leader in the whole of Uganda to donate my 5 year salary to the residents of Makindye as well as adding in my own money which helped the people fight poverty by starting up several businesses like Boda Bodas etc.
On poverty eradication, I even went ahead to promote SACCOS for women, youth and the elderly. From my numerous investments and contacts I was able to offer job opportunities to the youth.
Still on Mulyanyama, he describes you as a political failure, what’s your comment.
Fortunately, politics isn’t a job for me and should not be for any good leader. I offered myself for service delivery that’s why I offered my 5 year salary to the people of Makindye.
My establishments speak for themselves. I am a local investor with a pool of businesses unlike Mulyanyama whose biggest achievement was working as a cleaner in the U.K where he was later deported. Mulyanyama is a P.5 dropout he cannot even conduct his council meetings in English. If minimum education requirements were enacted into law as a qualification for Mayors he wouldn’t even have been a mayor. He is illiterate!
Is it true that your tenure was filled with in fights in the council between you and councillors?
During my tenure we had a very active council because there was freedoom of debate unlike now when the available council has been completely dormant without even a Speaker. It is clear that my disagreements with councillors were for the benefit of Makindye people who voted me such ideas like buying land and construction of the division headquarters and buying a motor grader to work on our roads were important and I had to spearhead them.
Mayor Mulyanyama alleges that you pocketed the money from the masts on the division headquarter building?
Mulyanyama has mastered the art of defamation so he keeps making false allegations against me to try and gain cheap popularity and those are kicks of a dying horse. That allegation is completely false if he has proof he should come forward with it! I left the division 10 years ago so he should exercise his powers as a mayor to find out where that money goes!
Mr Mulyanyama alleges that the youth in Makindye are determined to defend his Mayoral Seat what do you have to say about this?
The youth have a number of challenges which Mulyanyama has no solution for. All he does is sexually abuse the youth. There have been so many reports and incidents of women claiming to have been impregnated by him in his offices. He doesn’t even offer them child support after. One notable lady is Florence who was a former maid to the late Harriet Kisakye a wife to Mubarak Kawooya. Another example is another lady called Nalongo Faridah a lady that gave birth to twins for Mulyanyama. Faridah is a daughter to Nalongo Zimula of Kelezia zone. Mulyanyama is just a SEXUAL MENIAC who has turned his office into a lodge!