Sunday, February 13, 2011
DEMOCRATIC Party presidential candidate, Norbert Mao, has promised to lower taxes and boost businesses.
He said he would also embark on infrastructural development in the area of roads, railways, education and health.
While addressing a rally at Boma grounds, in Koboko over the weekend, he told a jubilant crowd that he would also raise the agriculture budget to 15%, restore the defunct cooperatives and establish a farmer’s bank to make farming attractive and lucrative.
He also promised to set up an export processing zone at Oraba to tap the lucrative market in South Sudan and create employment opportunities for the youth. At Oraba border, Mao pledged to support South Sudan to join the East African Community.
Earlier in the day, Mao traversed all the seven sub-counties of Koboko district, bolstering support for Dr. David Dronyi, the DP parliamentary flag-bearer for Koboko.
He castigated the Universal Primary Education (UPE) programme for lacking quality and serving as a dumping ground for children of the poor.
“Why should the future of our children depend on the wealth or poverty of their parents?” he asked. We are all of equal value. Every child has dreams that must be nurtured in life.”