Voice of Lango

NUP president criticizes NRM gov’t over sale of Lira Spinning Mill

7 September 2023, 8:58 pm

NUP party President, Robert Kyangulanyi Sentamu at Voice of Lango FM studios in Lira city

By Denish Ongora (denish.ongora@vol.co.ug)


President of the National Unity Platform –NUP party, Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has castigated the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) government over failure to revive Lira Spinning Mill to create employment opportunities for people of Lango.

Government privatized Lira Spinning Mill and offered the company to Jinda International Textile Cooperate Ltd (JITCO) in 2005 with hope of creating employment to 500 people, but it later collapsed.

In a radio talk show held Voice of Lango this afternoon, president of NUP Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu blamed NRM government for the collapse of Lira Spinning Mill which government has since failed to revive.

Kyagulanyi on spinning mill

Bobi Wine also called for affirmative action to support the people of Barlonyo who witnessed the massacre of their relatives by Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebels and are yet to recover.

He also decried high interest rate on boda-boda loan, harassment of fishermen on Lake Kyoga by the army and poor status of roads in northern Uganda.

Kyagulanyi on roads

Kilak south MP Gilbert Olanya called for a review of the constitution to allow the electoral commission to be recruited under civil service as opposed to it being appointed by the president so as to erase doubt on the credibility of elections.

Olanya on electoral commission

Kyagulanyi was today in Lira city as part of his mobilization tour.