Better policies for street vending, garbage management
and unemployment in the city, have been highlighted by women seeking political office in Kampala, as key issues to be addressed when they are elected.
The contenders; Faridah Nambi, for the ruling National Resistance
Movement (NRM) party, Stella Nyanzi from the opposition Forum for Democratic Change
(FDC) party and National Unity Platform (NUP) candidate Shamim Malende, committed after their nomination
at the Kampala Electoral Commission (EC) offices at Ntinda
They stated, in separate interviews that the three issues are the
most critical but rather salient to the people of Kampala. Nambi's focus is mainly on the proper disposal of waste in Kampala City. She said
that it was time to move away from clogging drainage channels to
find better ways of disposal.
“I want to see Kampala, not of politics, not of who
is going to shout most, not of who is of your political party or not but who
delivers service to the people and makes a difference,” Nambi said. She also pledges to lobby for jobs to ensure that
the several unemployed youths are catered for under different government
projects that seek to empower youth and women.
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Stella Nyanzi also committed to speak for the unemployed
youth to ensure that strategies are developed towards creating more jobs and
also the well-being of roadside vendors. Nyanzi added that she will spend some
time in Parliament understanding the internal processes of legislation so that
she contributes effectively to the people of Kampala.
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NUP’s Shamim Malende believes that her's is a new kind of leadership
to the people of Kampala. She says that her background as a lawyer places her
in a better place to serve and legislate effectively.