In Kabarole district, the National Resistance Movement – NRM candidate Richard Rwabuhinga defeated his four opponents with a huge margin. According to the Returning Officer, Prossy Banura, Rwabuhinga polled 32,709 votes and was followed by John Businge with 2,988.
According Kabarole FDC General Secretary and Registrar, David Musinguzi, Bintamanya has not only decampaigned FDC candidates in different races in Kabarole district and Fort Portal Tourism City but has also gone ahead to openly support their opponents.
The disagreements stem from a number of issues including failure to account for the party funds on the side of some of the leaders while others are accused of supporting opponents of NUP candidates in the different races.
Brian Kisembo, the Covid-19 Incident Manager in Kabarole and Fort Portal City says over 200 people have contracted the virus in the two areas even though 90 have since recovered. On Monday, the Ministry of Health confirmed 55 new cases in Kabarole, which is the highest number that has ever been recorded in the district.
Muntu argued that farmers are exploited by commercial banks that give loans with high interest rates, which in turn hinders them from gaining from agriculture since the money they earn ends up in repaying loans and interest.
Brian Kisembo, the COVID-19 Incident Manager in Kabarole, says that so far, five of the cases are at Fort Portal Regional Referral Hospital for management, while 18 have been asked to stay in their homes because the isolation centre is full.
In Fort Portal Tourism City, Thomas Kakuru who was selected as the National Unity Platform – NUP candidate for the Northern Division parliamentary race missed nomination after failing to raise the Shillings 3 million nomination fees.
Kabarole Deputy Resident District Commissioner, Festus Bandeeba, says that they had initially planned to use the money to buy relief food for vulnerable people in the district. He says accounting officers in various Sub counties and town councils had already submitted lists of the beneficiaries but they were asked to deposit the money on the consolidated funds account.
But Rwabuhinga explains that in 2018, President Museveni lobbied the Chinese government to construct two stadia in Uganda: Akii-Bua in Lira and Buhinga in Tooro. He says the Chinese government accepted the request on condition that Buhinga will be a state-of-the-art stadium with capacity to accommodate 60,000 people.
“After the war, ISO promised to give Mr Mugisa 8 million shillings to enable him rehabilitate himself. However, up to now, this poor man has not yet received anything and he is now a laughing stock before the Movement detractors,” reads Jacob Asiimwe’s letter
Sylvia Rwabwogo, the Kabarole Woman Member of Parliament; Adolf Mwesige, the Bunyangu County Member of Parliament and Aston Kajara the Mwenge South legislator were all defeated by new comers in politics with some huge difference.