Muntu was expected to campaign in Kalangala on Monday, the same day he visited Kyotera and Rakai district. However, he postponed his planned campaign meeting in Kalangala citing transport complications.
However, some residents are not sympathetic to Muntu and his campaign team.
Residents of Kalangala district have expressed mixed reactions to the cancellation of campaign meetings by Maj. Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu, a
Presidential Candidate of the Alliance for National Transformation.
was expected to campaign in Kalangala on Monday, the same day he visited Kyotera and Rakai district. However, he postponed his planned campaign meeting in Kalangala citing transport complications.
noted that Kalangala is isolated and would require him to spend at least a day in the district that is accessible by either water or air. Kalangala is made up of 84 islands spread around seven sub-counties and 105 villages.
However, some residents faulted Muntu's team for poor planning.
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resident thinks that Muntu did not intend to visit the island district
because most people were not aware of planned meetings.
a few others sympathised with Muntu and other presidential candidates because,
unlike the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni, they do not have sufficient
funds to fly or use speed boats to and from Kalangala and some of its
Another resident, Remegious
Kiyita, contesting for youth LCIII councillor at Kalangala town Council
on the National Unity
Platform- NUP ticket hopes that all presidential candidates visit the
district because it has unique challenges. He adds that oil palm farmers
want BIDCO (U) Ltd to buy their produce at a
higher price, up from the current price of shillings 600 Shillings per
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Kalembe, the only female candidate plans to visit Kalangala on December
5, 2020 followed by Henry Tumukunde Kakurugu on December 19 while
National Unity Platform’s (NUP) candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu
will visit on December 20, 2020.
Nobert Mao will visit on December 28, 2020, followed by Joseph Kabuleta on January 9, 2020. But Vincent
Zziwa, one of the area leaders is wondering if candidates like Willy Mayambala and John Katumba
will even visit Kalangala considering the difficulties they have faced
in other places that can be accessed by roads such as Wakiso and Gulu.