On Tuesday Mwesigye was scheduled to campaign in Bundibugyo, Ntoroko and Kyenjojo districts. However, he abandoned his campaigns in Kyenjojo district after the police blocked him on grounds account that he was not expected to campaign in the area.
According to statistics from the district commercial office, more than 85% of the population in Bundibugyo is directly dependent on cocoa. The crop also fetches about 150 billion shillings into the district annually.
Tumukunde said he has suspended his Thursday campaign in order to engage other opposition members in the race on possible unified action. Tumukunde was expected to hold rallies in Kamwenge, Kyenjojo and Kyegegwa Districts tomorrow.
According to the Head teacher of the school, Saidi Orikiriza, the community used to fund the operations of the school by paying 3 Million Shillings every term, but currently, they can’t even realize 200,000 Shillings.
During an operation conducted in the districts of Bundibugyo, Bunyangabu, Ntoroko, Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Mityana, Kasanda and Mubende, NDA also has impounded 25 boxes of veterinary medicines estimated at 53.7 Million Shillings.
Grace Pamela Adong, the Bundibugyo District Probation Officer, says a number of girls aged between 13 and 18 years might not return to school because they are either married, breastfeeding or still be pregnant.
According to the DEO Bundibugyo District Justus Bithaghalire, the district had given a go ahead to schools that scored atleast 60 percent of the recommended Standard Operation Procedures (SOPs) issued the Ministry of Education and Health to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Grace Asiimwe, the Bundibugyo Resident District Commissioner and Chairperson of the COVID-19 Response Taskforce confirmed the development to URN on Wednesday night, saying they were yet to decide their next course of action.
In Bundibugyo, a number polling stations visited by URN reporter earlier on Friday had by 11:30am not started work as only polling officials had turned up, with a curious voters looking on from a distance.
The Resident District Commission Grace Asiimwe says that they resolved to halt the exercise after realizing that supporters of various candidates especially for Bughendera County had started threatening the electoral officials and their opponents.
The locals who had participated in the NRM primary elections were demanding to get all sub-county results from the presiding officers to enable them to understand the results between the Bughendera county incumbent Christopher Kibanzanga and his rival Acrobert Kiiza Moses.