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Senior minister offered to resign over Bududa, local threatens to support Bobi Wine

by James Ateenyi

Minister for disaster preparedness Eng Hillary Onek has offered to resign and return to his home village over the recent mudslides disaster in Bududa district which left several villages in covered by mudslides.
Onek who survived being lynched by angry residents of Bududa said he is tired of being in cabinet that does not value the plight of the common man.
Onek revealed that, on various occasions he had raised the issue of Bududa but all his concerns were swept under the carpet as if his sector doesn’t matter.

The angry minister was speaking at Bukalasi Sub County headquarters in Bududa district during the community meeting on Friday.
The angry locals denounced NRM government pledging alliance to People Power Movement led by Kyadondo East member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu popularly known by many as Bobi Wine which two of their MPs Justine Khainza and JB Nambeshe (both of NRM) already subscribe.
The incident was escalated after the district LC5 Chairman Wilson Watira spoke and charged the crowd to tackle government officials who dare bring condolences because the mudslide-prone areas have been ignored for too long. This set the audience hostility against Onek.
In his speech, the wealthy man from Lamwo said he was finally resigning should government continue refusing to release the more than Shs50bn that is urgently required to comprehensively secure the Bududa populace by relocating them to safer parts of Uganda.
“I’m a technical man who always tells the truth. I’m going to resign my ministerial position in protest because we (as a disaster docket) aren’t being supported,” Onek said.

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