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Independent presidential candidate John Katumba has promised to establish an international airport for West Nile in Arua and improve the state of roads.

Katumba says, the people of West Nile only have road transport yet an international airport and good roads would ease means of transport for the people.

He said, besides the airfield and road transport, west Nile deserves an electric train that eases the transport system for the people to conduct business.

Katumba who arrived in Arua on Wednesday evening at around 5:00 pm along Arua – Packwach road was walking while his security police car and personal car followed. He was later joined by youth, women, and children.

His supporters walked for about one kilometer from Awindiri to Arua Central Police station to secure a venue. According to Katumba, he was meant to address his supporters at Arua Police grounds but he was stopped by Police.

At  Arua CPS, Katumba was allowed to access the premises but his supporters were blocked. 

Later, a second venue was promised at Arua Public Primary playground but he was blocked from accessing the playground.

Katumba decided to address his supporters along Afra Road as he stood next to the fence of Arua Public Primary school. Pupils were attracted by those who gathered to listen to the candidate.

He also promised to work on stable electricity to facilitate development.

Katumba said Arua is a trading center and does not deserve to be a city instead it needs better infrastructure before it can acquire city status.


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