An independent candidate contesting the Rigo open seat in the Central Province called on the people of Rigo to choose leaders and not politicians as the country’s 11th general election heats up and progresses towards polling.
Dickson Guina, a former Department Secretary for Provincial and Local Level Government Affairs, told supporters during his nomination that this country has had politicians running the country over the years hence the lack of basic services.
“A politician wants to come back in five years and thinks about the ‘hand-out’ mentality. I am not going to do hand-outs. I want to bring services to the people.”
He said leaders have a vision, leaders have a passion, and leaders have a dream for change. He said the Rigo District has not seen changes because our leaders don’t have the passion, vision and dreams.
“I have a dream; I want to see that Rigo is a changed district. And for that reason, I put my hand up to contest.”
He reiterated his stand on the hand-out mentality saying he was not going to give free hand- outs, rather empower the people to have money in their pockets through key enablers.
He said Rigo was now at the cross-roads and failing to make informed decisions come polling would result in the district continuing to starve of changes and tangible services.
“Every ward, every LLG, every district in this country has a potential, but we have not tapped into those potentials.”
He said when elected, he will ensure that Rigo District utilizes its full potential in terms of land, agriculture, tourism, human resources, and businesses.
Mr. Guina said Rigo people have been deprived of their rights to development for the past 46 years.
“I want to make sure that every Rigo person has a right to development, that our children are the best in terms of knowledge, that Rigo communities are smart to attract tourism,” concluded Mr Guina.