A disabled candidate, Allan Kabaale an Independent Candidate in Katikamu South
Parliamentary race is struggling to make inroads in the campaigns.
Today the World marks the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
The day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly to promote the
rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society
and development. It also aims at increasing awareness of the situation of
persons with disabilities in every aspect of political, social, economic and
As Uganda joins the World to mark the day, Kabaale says that he has met poor
reception from voters over discrimination on his disability. Kabaale walks
using crutches over the disability on his legs.
Kabaale says that several voters have asked him why he is standing on the
direct MP seat rather than contesting on Special Interest Group seat for Persons
He explains that he attempted to apply for National Unity Platform ticket but
he was asked by a member of the vetting committee on why he shouldn’t contest
on PWD seat.
Kabaale says that instead of voters asking him what he intends to do, they
spend much time asking him to defend himself on how he will overcome disability
to represent them.
He adds that he has also failed to attract support from friends on grounds that
he shouldn’t have contested on the direct seat but try his luck on SIGs seat.
Kabaale a lawyer by profession seeks to promote fairness, human rights and be a
voice to the voiceless.
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Serunjonji, the candidate for LCIII Chairman of Wobulenzi town says that
discrimination against PWDs have persisted over lack of awareness among
Serunjonji says that Kabaale is among the best candidates in the race who
presents good ideas that can transform the constituency and shouldn't be
discriminated against on disability.
Serunjonji says that Kabaale has also covered many villages looking for votes
than candidates without disabilities and he advised him not to lose hope.
John Ssegujja, the Executive Director of Community Development and Child
Initiative says that apart from the discrimination, Kabaale faces physical
challenges to campaign in the current situation which marred with violence.
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Kabaale faces other candidates that include Patricia Magara (NRM), Hassan
Kirumira (NUP) George Ssemakula (DP), Alfred Muwanga (Independent), Abubaker
Kalume (Independent) and Alex Nathan Sserwanga (Independent ).