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Former Masaka Woman MP Elected Village Publicity Secretary

The 74 years old ex-legislator who prefers to be called Girl Mubanda was a women representative for Masaka district in the 9th parliament before she lost the election in 2016.
Former Masaka Woman Freda Nanziri Kase Mubanda, newly elected Village Women Council Publicity Secretary for Kilala-Kyamuyimbwa

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Freda Nanziri Kase Mubanda, the former Masaka district Woman Member of Parliament has been elected publicity secretary village council.

Mubanda has been elected the women council Publicity Secretary for Kilalaala-Kyamuyimbwa village, Kabonera Sub-county in Masaka district.

The 74 years old ex-legislator who prefers to be called “Girl Mubanda” represented Masaka in the 9th parliament and lost in the 2016 elections.

Mubanda who contested on the NRM ticket emerged unopposed after other contestants pulled out of the race a day to the elections.

She says her intention in the village council position was partly to appreciate the relevance of local council elections and add value to women council leadership.

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Luganda

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Meanwhile, in some villages of the district voters failed to fully constitute their women council over lack of guidance while others have boycotted elections alleging deliberate flaws.

For instance, at Kimanya B village in Kimanya-Kyabakuza division, Masaka Municipality, the voters left the polling station immediately after electing their chairperson.

Christine Najjemba, a polling officer at Kijjabwemi A confirms that voters abandoned the polling station alleging manipulation on the election exercise, which she however denies.

Luganda

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Meanwhile in Buikwe district women in Namuwaya Village in Njeru municipality, shunned the women council elections over alleged manipulation of the voter's register.

The women accused Ruth Nankabirwa, the former National Resistance Movement-NRM party chairperson Buikwe district for allegedly deleting names of the registered voters in the area.    

When the women reached at the polling station to cast their votes, they were shocked to find that the names were not in the register.

The angry women told David Odoi, the election supervisor Buikwe, that they will line up behind the candidate even when they are not in the voter's register.

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However, Odoi insisted that only voters whose names appear in the register will vote.

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