Many Police constables who spoke to our reporter like say officials are asking for the appointment letters before they can talk of payment yet the letters were sealed in black boxes after elections with others not given adding that this could be a trick to deny them their money which they have worked for.
Robert Mukoya, the Bumayoka sub-county registrar said that for the whole day, polling agents patiently waited for the 13, but only one person, Sophat Sokooli turned up to exercise his right to vote. Last week, during the election of Presidential and Parliamentary candidates, the centre had only four voters turn up to vote.
The arrest of Michael Wanditi Watalunga who also doubles as the NRM coordinator Bududa resulted from a complaint by Captain Mike Mukula during his visit in Bududa to canvass for votes for the NRM party Last month.
Abasa Watuwa, the Bubiita Sub-County LC III Chairperson, says the plants ran on generator power for four years, which became unsustainable. He says that they have applied for power from Umeme, which has taken long to come.
The arrest of Ibrahim Wabuyobo was directed by Captain Mike Mukula who had travelled to Bududa to converse for votes for NRM party candidates. His directive comes after a section of LCI Chairpersons told Mukula that they had not received the bicycles.
Residents say the poor state of the bridge has made it difficult for them to transport their produce to the markets. They also say that their pleas to the authorities to work on the bridges have not yielded any results.
A group of residents teamed up to search for the minor’s body in vain. Emma Nambale, one of those who were searching for the body, said they would dig channels to release the water to allow them to retrieve the body.
Photographer Emanuel Matanda said he has made 70,000 thousand shillings in express photographs this day and expected to make more than that before the close of the day. He said during normal days, he hardly makes 10,000 shillings a day.
Venerable Peter Natseli the Archdeacon of Bulucheke archdeanary covering over 100 parishes in Bududa district, while giving his Christmas massage to the congregation of St Paul's Church Bulucheke this morning, said most Christian’s have dressed in new clothes and are ready to eat and drink but their hearts are still dirty.
A hen that previously cost Shillings 20,000 now costs Shillings 30000. Emma Namondo, a resident says the prices of most of the essential food commodities have increased. According to Namondo, he didn’t expect the prices to increase given the time people have spent in the lockdown without making money.
Musa Kuloba, another vendor said he has sold 20 pieces of clothes and eleven pairs of shoes, something that has made a difference as compared to last year at this time. He says since shopping is still on going, he may sell more than that.
Net Fabric Company was contracted by Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA to rehabilitate Bubulo- Bududa circular road, which is in a sorry state. Kasozi’s colleague Muhamed Mulabi explains that they entered the house at 7pm on Saturday evening and retired to bed.
According to Khawanga, some of the people in Kadodi procession were also displaying the campaign posters of Geoffrey Natubu, one of the candidates for the Bududa LC V Chairperson’s seat since the circumcision candidate is his son.
Peter Wateya, a farmer from Bududa Sub County, says the project will only benefit those with money to buy the equipment and not small scale farmers like him. He argues that it is very hard for small-scale farmers to raise Shillings 2 million required for the project.
Addressing voters at Bunamubi trading center in Bududa on Monday, Muntu hailed Nambeshe who defected from the ruling National Resistance Movement- NRM for the truth he has always exhibited and his opposition to the removal of the presidential age limit amidst all intimidation, saying he is the true leader to work with should people vote him into power.
Amuriat criticized the ruling government for concentrating on relocation other than finding out what causes landslides to come up with solutions for them, something that he says is more dangerous and exhausts the taxpayer.