Although both Salaamu and Kadaga have each kept on pledging to increase developmental projects in Kamuli district without publicly demeaning each other, supporters of both camps have engaged themselves in endless physical and verbal attacks.
Salaamu Musumba’s bid to end Rebecca Kadaga’s 32 year stretch as the Kamuli district woman representative has been met with mixed reactions
from the public with some supporting her whereas others want her to back down from the race.
Much as the Kamuli district woman MP race has attracted
three contenders including National Unity Platform’s-NUP Bridget Babirye, the
tight race is between Forum for Democratic Change’s-FDC, Salaamu and National Resistance
Although both Salaamu and Kadaga have each kept on pledging to
increase developmental projects in Kamuli district without publicly demeaning each other,
supporters of both camps have engaged themselves in endless physical and
Once a legislator representing Bugabula South in the
constituent assembly and the Kamuli district L.C.V chairperson between
2012-2016, Salaamu Musumba is riding on what she terms as the her then good service
delivery to woo voters to her side, whereas Kadaga has tagged her candidature on
experienced leadership and social economic empowerment for all, following her
achievements as the speaker of parliament over the years.
Enid Mutono, a fruit vendor in Kamuli municipality says
that Kadaga has served them well but she should retire gracefully. “She is a role
model to most of us, but it would be honorable of her to retire gracefully so
that, she can render her political guidance to the young women who have admired and looked up to
her for the past 30 years,” she says.
Isaac Kulaba, an elder from Kamuli municipality says that,
basing on her 34 year reign and political experience, Kadaga should vie for the biggest
office in the land where she can better serve her people.
He adds that Kadaga’s long stay on the affirmative ticket has watered down her earlier achievements attained during her early political days.
//cue in: “abantu…
Charles Mugaya, the NRM chairperson in Nabuwigulu sub county also says that Salaamu Musumba is a better lobbyist who will pressurize government to
fulfill its’ promises to the people of Kamuli.
//cue in: “president Museveni…
However, Samuel Bamwole, the Kamuli district NRM chairperson
says that Kadaga is a unifying factor and the people should elect her so as to foster
continued development within their area.