Writes BRIAN MUGENYI
The Bukoto Central Member of Parliament Richard Ssebamala has cleared the air on the Iron Sheets saga he had promised to cater for refurbishing the school led by Revland Fr. Gerald Lwanga recently.
Ssebamala cites that the promise of shs 10 million was cleared and granted to Fr. Gerlad Lwanga also the Kkindu youth parish Priest two days before returning from Zambia trip to perform government official duties.
“The basis of all was to soil and tarnish my reputation and it was political and diabolical to the future prospects of development of the constituency. I received the money from Fr. Lwanga and later I made sure to contribute shs: 10m to purchase iron sheets,” he says.
Ssebamala made promises to work with Fr. Lwanga to uplift the standards of the school and the parish through supporting them materially and financially.
Ssebamala says all that was said was malice aimed at sabotaging the constituency activities and they managed to burry the hatchet with Fr. Lwanga despite all that unfold throughout air waves.
“If I am well secure I managed to contribute shs:1.5m to the school before as for its funds to cater for their needs as was wholly requested by Fr. Lwanga and the management including parents with pupils in the school,” he says.
According to him; the money was not the issue and before they had contributed shs:5m and he made promises to contribute to the school project cause which he full-filled with shs: 10m.
Ssebamala says the thirst to change of the face of the school that was in dilapidated state was the main motive.
“I have colleges in the political arena who doesn’t want to appreciate what we are doing. The basis of all of it is to ensure that we perform and deliver to the people we represent and those we don’t as long as they’re Ugandans,” he said.
Ssebamala rose into Bukoto Central Seat in February 2021 after ousting Edward Ssekandi who had stayed long in the constituency since 1996
|Ssebamala was born to Cyrus Ndawula and Betty Nanyonga residents of Gulama village, Buwunga Sub County in Masaka District, Engineer Sebamala as he is
The rise of Ssebamala from the business community to Ugandan politics has been a subject of debate among the God fathers of Uganda’s politics citing, the Builder would have kept his feet and wits away from politics and rather transfuse such energy in leadership.