Robert Kyagulanyi, the NUP presidential candidate has appealed to the public to forgive most of the police officers that treat them inhumanely, saying they are only working on the orders of their superiors.
ANT entered the race for four out five seats parliamentary seats in greater Kiruhura (Kiruhura and Kazo districts). It’s only in Kashongi Constituency, Kiruhura where the party has no candidate. ANT also has a candidate in the Kazo district chairmanship race. It’s the only opposition party that managed to field such a number of candidates in the area.
The presidential candidates and members in their campaigns teams have raised matters of human resource empowerment, welfare, corruption, financing, tools and skills of the security sector. The candidates also emphasize proper planning for internal security threats as opposed to the external that government has always planned for and financed.
According to Kalembe, due to land grabbing in Uganda, people cannot produce goods and contribute to the economy, have collateral to business or merge with others who have the human and financial capital to start up small firms in Uganda.
Sam Kituno a resident of Nalwanza Sub County said that when the candidates were campaigning in 2016, they were promised heaven on earth. For instance, ambulances, money for Savings groups, scholarships and many others but after winning, they have never returned.
The Kitgum District Active Boda Boda Association’s Chairperson, Simon Pido condemned the continued neglect by political leaders who seems to want them during campaign periods, only to abandon them after assuming political office or when they get problems.
Byakutaga says security operatives acted wrongly by indiscriminately shooting at innocent Ugandans killing dozens and injuring scores adding that some of those killed, injured or arrested did not participate in the ongoing riots