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Disabled Candidate Struggles to Make inroads n Katikamu

Sam Serunjonji, the candidate for LCIII Chairman of Wobulenzi town says that discrimination against PWDs has persisted over lack of awareness among communities.
Allan Kabaale a candidate in Katikamu South Parliamentary race

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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 cultural life.

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 with Disability. 

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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Sam Serunjonji, the candidate for LCIII Chairman of Wobulenzi town says that discrimination against PWDs have persisted over lack of awareness among communities.

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 ).   

   

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