When our reporter revisited the polling station, the revelation threw whoever heard about it into laughter wondering where Katumba got such votes. “Are you talking about Katumba oyee? They asked, before erupting into laughter. That is not possible, another resident exclaimed. Several bodaboda riders near the polling station were amazed that this had happened in their area.
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.
Led by the NUP party Coordinator in Tooro, Innocent Natukunda, the leaders said that the subsequent arrests and shooting of those who were protesting Kyagulanyi’s arrest in several parts of the country were illegal acts.
Tumukunde, who was speaking at the launch of his manifesto at Boma grounds in Fort Portal on Tuesday, said that the people of Tooro Sub-region contributed much to the liberation struggle that ushered in the current government but has not benefited much.
While Tumukunde was addressing a rally at Rubona Playground in Bunyangabu district on Monday, farmers told him that they are not benefiting from agriculture because they sell their produce without any value added to them.
Unlike other political contenders, Tumukunde says that he acknowledges the contribution of the National Resistance Movement [NRM] which he was part of until 2018 when he was sacked as the security minister. But he hastens to add that the task at hand requires new thinking.
The quiet meetings, which are taking places in the residence of Tumukunde’s loyalists in different districts within Busoga sub region, are restricted to few individuals so as to enforce social distancing in line with the Covid19 control measures announced by the Health Ministry.
We have many people who are capable but none of them wants to come out. So in the circumstances, that’s why I’m coming out to challenge him. Otherwise, I wouldn’t. But be it as it may, we are still talking with our colleagues in the opposition to get one candidate among those of us who have indicated we want to challenge Museveni.
On Sunday night, Gerald Kyanjo Kimbugwe, the Buganda Kingdom representative in Buruuli County transported a container to the disputed land in Nakasongola town to set up a temporary office. This followed a botched attempt to construct permanent offices on the said land because of wrangles between Buganda Kingdom and Buruuli chiefdom.