Kalembe, who is canvassing for votes on various media platforms in Kampala says agriculture contributes a lot to the of the country with at least 22 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) according to 2019 statistics and most of the population (60 % both formal and informal) deriving their livelihood from the sector.
Katumba who campaigned in Soroti City on Friday said that unemployment in Uganda is caused by nepotism, greed and dominance of foreign nationals in business. He also noted that Uganda’s biggest problem is misplaced priorities like procurement of teargas instead of medicine in the health facilities.
They say that a number of their activities have been blocked, and sometimes they are barred from using certain roads to reach their campaign venues on time while oftentimes, their team members are beaten, arrested, or injured during running battles with security personnel.
Nancy Linda Kalembe, says the development of water, railway and road transport networks have previously been premised on where resources are, hence leaving out certain people from contributing and accessing from the economy.
Muntu says besides the limited time for campaigning across the country, the rallies of opposition presidential candidates are often disrupted by Police under the pretext of enforcing COVID-19 guidelines.
Julius Arugu, the Project Officer at Public Affairs Centre- PAC Uganda, says he is not seeing the scientific elections working, and wonders how the majority of people especially in the villages will be able to make informed decisions when they don’t have access to internet, electricity, computers, radio stations or Televisions that should relay information from candidates.
According to Kalembe, due to land grabbing in Uganda, people cannot produce goods and contribute to the economy, have collateral to business or merge with others who have the human and financial capital to start up small firms in Uganda.
Alex Luganda, a representative of independent candidate Henry Tumukunde says that the roads are pathetic citing experiences in Kanungu and Rukungiri where it rained the entire day, during their visit affecting their meetings in Kisoro.