Madina Namuganza, the chairperson of the banana traders’ department, says that the market already has a land title and it is the role of political leaders to team up with their technical counterparts to ensure that the market is well constructed.
The Municipal speaker, Molson Bizitu held a public meeting at the Jinja city hall on Tuesday to consult stakeholders on whether to negotiate with the trustees of the Indian association or battle them out in court.
Joel Kafuko, a senior citizen within Butembe chiefdom says, says it is time the subjects of the kingdom adopt a culture of financing their kingdom. “As subjects, we are supposed to financially support our king to ably implement his aspirations to the people other than expecting him to do all things by himself because it’s hard for him to ably serve us when the kingdom lacks clear sources of income,” he said.
At some of the polling stations visited by URN reporter visited, presiding officers who spoke on condition of anonymity say that they had been directed to use BVVK machines without fail and directed to in turn suspend the polling exercise in case of any technical breakdowns.
Kasolo, a member of the National Unity Platform-NUP party was declared as the newly elected Mayor of Jinja City on Friday. He defeated nine contestants who include Forum for Democratic Change’s-FDC Frank Nabwiso who was the first runners up.
Francis Lanyo, the Democratic Party flag bearer for the PWDs position in Northern Uganda says that he was nominated on 23rd November and the time frame of three weeks is not enough for him to campaign all over the country.
“His love for Kyagulanyi is uncontrollable, it has resulted into his frequent arrests during protests as security operatives often pick him from home, accusing him of masterminding or having knowledge of all civil disobedience movements but later release him without any charges,” says his brother.
Sylvia Mudondo, a resident of Buyala village in Budondo ward says that during Nabwiso’s tenure in parliament, Kanusu was his chief mobilizer and rallied voters to support him. “During those political campaigns, Kanusu was always referred to as Nabwiso’s son because those two were often doing door to door campaigns together,” she said.
Kule argues that, for the past four years, the accused persons who include Rwenzururu King, Omusinga Charles Wesley Mumbere have been eagerly waiting for justice and it is unfortunate that, as the rest of Ugandans will be electing their leaders, the accused will be left out.
Speaking to NRM leaders who were attending President Yoweri Museveni’s second campaign at the rugby grounds in Jinja City on Friday, Mukula argues that, Uganda suffered a political crisis in the post-independence times due to inexperienced leaders who acted on emotions rather than reason.
Speaking during the launch of the NRM party manifesto at Jinja city conference hall on Saturday, the NRM candidates said they are financially constrained because of the just concluded primary elections. They argued that it is hard for them to battle their rivals from other political parties, most of whom are using money to win over voters.