Independent presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi yesterday promised to revamp Kilembe mines to create employment for the people of Kasese.
Addressing a rally at Nyakasanga Grounds yesterday, the former prime minister said his government will put in place laws to clamp down hiring of foreign labour to work in the mines.
Mbabazi said his government will only hire foreign labour that cannot be found in Uganda and promised to upgrade Kasese Airstrip to international standards.
“I will see that we work on the airstrip also on the issue of Kilembe mines. We shall put laws that all foreign companies hire expatriates that are not found in Uganda,” he said.
“We are going to create jobs for the youth, but we must also improve our education system.”
Mbabazi also promised to fund Rwenzururu Kingdom and use it as a centre for developing the area.
As he has been saying, Mbabazi again promised to oversee the peaceful transition of power in Uganda come 2016.
“To ensure that they don’t steal our votes please stay at the polling stations until all votes have been counted,” he said.