While campaigning in Kamwenge district on Tuesday, Kyagulanyi said the controversy was persisting because of poor leadership under the National Resistance Movement -NRM government. He said the disadvantage is both districts are not receiving the royalties that would be used for development purposes.
At Butiiti, Amuriat met a handful of voters where he promised to create jobs and end unemployment once elected. He also pledged to end land grabbing in the country by ensuring all rightful owners of land get titles.
According to Muntu, he had planned to have his rally at Biguli primary school playground in Biguli town council but due to a heavy downpour, the place became so hard to access by his team or even the supporters.
In a letter dated November 19 written, signed by George William Magezi, the Kamwenge district returning Officer and addressed to the Chairperson of the Electoral Commission, Magezi states that he received and considered withdrawal notices by Nuwagba and Atuhaire.
The contest emerged after the creation of Kitagwenda district in 2019, a result of which, the new leadership demarcated the 450-hectare quarry as part of Kanara Sub County, rejecting an earlier report which placed the quarry in Nkongoro parish which is part of Kamwenge district.
The poor state of the road has recently triggered protests from residents, especially farmers and bodaboda riders. The resident said that the road is filled with potholes and galleys and becomes so slippery, especially during the rainy season.
Stanley Okettayot the water and sanitation engineer working with water for people says the project aims at providing water to improve on community hygiene and sanitation since communities have been attributing poor hygiene to lack of water.
According to the residents, the heavy rains that caused floods started on Friday at 8pm till Saturday morning. They also destroyed acres of food crops such as beans, maize,
cassava, bananas, sweet potatoes and washed away over 70 houses.
The ban on public transport left several vehicle owners, drivers and conductors stranded, many of them questioning how they would survive in the absence of public transport, their sole source of livelihood. It’s on the basis of this that Kamwenge Taxi Owners and Drivers Association (KATODA) has come to their aid.
Kamwenge District Police Commander, Richard Asiimwe, says they picked up the suspects on a tip off from residents. He says the suspects face charges of negligence, which is likely to spread a disease contrary to section 141 of the penal code act.