Over Ugx 60M raised at Rukungiri Municipality’s MP fundraising to light up town


RUKUNGIRI- Over Ugx 60 million was on Saturday August 13th 2022 raised at the victory and thanksgiving ceremony of Hon. Dr. Elisa Rutahigwa, the Rukungiri Municipality legislator at Rukungiri main stadium.

The function was aimed at raising funds to buy street lights which will be installed in different streets of Rukungiri town.

Before the function, Hon. Dr. Rutahigwa handed over 100 iron sheets and 20 kg of iron sheet nails he previously pledged to Kitimba Primary school in western division, Rukungiri municipality, commissioned Kakonkoma-Nshure road in Kanyinya ward, Southern division Rukungiri Municipality. Both functions were presided over by the Rukungiri resident district commissioner Stephen Nsubunga Bewayo.

Hon Elisa Rutahigwa thanked the people of Rukungiri Municipality for overwhelmingly voting for him and promised to work towards development of the area since they have been lagging behind in terms of development.

The Legislator narrated that he started contesting for the seat in 2010 and has been losing until 2021 when people entrusted him with their mandate.


The speaker of parliament  Rt Hon Annet Anitah Among  who was represented by the minister of security Hon Jim Muhwezi Katugugu urged the Rukungiri Municipality residents to support the ruling National Resident Movement because its only the party that has an agenda for developing this country unlike the opposition that has no mission and vision for Ugandans.

Muhwezi told the congregation that the president is now happy that Rukungiri is yellow promising that he will deliver services to them like construction of the hospital.


Hon Medius Kaharata Natukunda the Rukungiri Woman Legislator thanked Dr Rutahigwa for  a good decision of installing street lights in town adding that as fellow Members of Parliament are supporting him. She contributed Ugx 1M towards the cause.


A number of government officials attended the function and the thanks giving ceremony was led by Caretaker Bishop Patrick Tugume Tusingwire of North Kigezi Diocese.

Speaker Among contributed Ugx 20 million cash and Jim Muhwezi 7 million in addition to over Ugx 20 million that was contributed by Rutahigwa’s fellow MPs.