In all the five tents of Rubaga, Kampala Central, Makindye, Nakawa and Kawempe are occupied to capacity, with more than 800 people, while hundreds are standing outside waiting for the declaration of winners. Hundreds of others are stranded at the gate.
In the draws conducted on Monday at the Hilton Hotel in Yaounde, Cameroon by the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Uganda was placed in Group A alongside Mozambique, Cameroon and hosts Mauritania.
“We have told them there is no Quarterfinal for the team until they play and get a result in the game against Morocco, we want to write a story for ourselves, for the country and everyone back home, the odds are against us but we believe it is possible”
According to Abas Namara, the Rukungiri district returning Officer, the ballot papers were exchanged with those from Fort portal, necessitating the suspension of the exercise for those specific positions until further notice.
At Ayul A South Tecwa polling station in Pager Division, a total of 120 people had cast their votes by 11 a.m. out of the 559 registered voters at the polling station. Vicky Adyero, the presiding officer at the polling station also reiterated that the numbers are higher than what they registered last week.
Luwero district NRM offices received 36 million shillings but till now, no single contestant has received any of the money. But Zenar Nasur, the Luwero NRM Vice Chairperson says that they received the money and used it for mobilization for Local Government elections.
The application was filed by Ismail Kasule who contested on the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) party ticket, against Dr Joseph Ruyonga of the National Resistance Movement (NRM). Ruyonga emerged winner of the race with 6,396 votes against Kasule's 6,212 votes.
Perusi Munaaba, the only female candidate contesting against 10 men for the mayoral seat said that it was important to mobilise voters through WhatsApp and Short Message Services because many had no idea about today's polls. Munaana tapped into youths, business and women social media groups in various parishes, where she sent messages.
Dirlisa Kataryeba, an election monitor for the opposition Forum for Democratic-FDC party, said that by the time rain started, people were still in lines and left immediately it started. Kataryeba says although the voter turnout was low, the voting process went on well.
More than 60 agencies, commissions or authorities were to be disbanded, merged with others or returned to ministries as departments. Now Public Service Minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa says the process requires amendments in legislation. “Most of these agencies are created by acts of parliament and you cannot just abolish them,” he says.
Sserwanga notes that he identified many youths, older men and women. He, however, says since most of the people, presented voter location slips his caution was taken lightly with some people saying that the accused persons might have changed their polling stations.
Ssebagala Edward a diehard of Kyagulanyi and a resident of Gayaza in Kasangati town council in Wakiso District said when they heard that court had directed security to vacate their president’s home, they came hoping to see their president but they were turned away by security.
Upon examination of the voter’s register, police discovered and polling agents of several opposition candidates discovered a mismatch between the voting data recorded by the Biometric machines and that on the voter’s registrar.
The Congolese soldiers were arrested on Friday night last week while robbing Ugandan fishermen of their boats, nets and boat Engines near Bugoigo landing site in Buliisa district and Dei in Pakwach district.
Ssempijja through his lawyers led by Geoffrey Kandebe told the court that the same thing happened at about 25 polling stations, which gave a chance to Katabazi’s polling agents and officials to mismatch the votes and hence robbed him of his victory.
Although voting was meant to start at 7:00 am, voting started late at most polling stations because of delayed delivery of voting materials and the rains. In some places, like Bukoto, Ntinda and parts of Naguru voting had not yet started when the rains began.