Michael Tusiime, the incumbent Member of Parliament for Mbarara Municipality, is using the things he's done in the past to help win votes in the NRM primaries, which are due this coming week.
This time, Tusiime is vying for representation of Mbarara North constituency after the municipality was split following elevation into city status.
“I am particularly happy to note the historic accomplishment of Mbarara attaining city status during my tenure as MP,” the legislator said during a Friday press briefing held at Lake View Hotel in Mbarara.
He is running against Robert Rukari, the honorary consul of Morocco to Uganda and Apollo Rutaaba, an actor based in Mbarara.
Speaking to newsmen, Tusiime noted that he had used his time in office to mobilized resources for schools like Karama Primary School, Kyamugorani P/S, and Uganda Martyrs P/S, whose infrastructure has significantly improved.
Some health centers have also been given a facelift and water and electricity reach has been expanded.
In the municipality, electricity consumption has increased from 16,000 to 39,000 units. However, the lawmaker says there’s still need to boost water supply to meet the 25 million cubic meters the city needs per day instead of 16 million cubic meters it's currently getting.
Michael Tusiime is thus urging Mbarara North to vote him to represent them in parliament again so he can continue lobbying.
According to the NRM electoral roadmap, parliamentary elections will be held on September 4.