Nancy says that while she requires a range of between two to three million shillings to run her campaigns with her teams per day, the situation has forced her to re-strategize and substantially cut down her expenditures to fit into the modest budget she is operating on, to enable her to keep going.
Independent Presidential Candidate, Nancy Linda Kalembe resumed
her campaigns, a week after they were halted due to lack of funds.
Kalembe suspended her campaigns on December 9 after she had missed three days
of campaigns in the district of Masindi, Hoima, Kiryandongo, Kikuube,
Kyankwanzi, Kyenjojo, Kagadi, Kakumiro and Bundibugyo in Bunyoro sub-region.
The candidate resumed her open presidential campaigns in the districts
of the greater Masaka sub-region.
Nancy says that while she requires a range of between two to three
million shillings to run her campaigns with her teams per day, the situation
has forced her to re-strategize and substantially cut down her expenditures to
fit into the modest budget she is operating on, to enable her to keep going.
Kalembe explains that she has fundraised from her friends and
well-wishers both local and abroad who are inspired by her determination
towards causing a political change in the country.
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She has however castigated the government for its recent decision
in which financial accounts of some Nongovernment Organization were frozen on
allegations that could be funding subversive activities in the country.
Last week, the Financial Intelligence Authority-FIA ordered for
freezing of accounts of Uganda Women’s Network-UWONET AND Uganda National NGO
Forum for alleged terror financing.
Kalembe says they lost potential funders in the crackdown, arguing
that these are deliberate schemes aimed at frustrating efforts of the
opposition politicians that are pursuing political change in the country.
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Asked on how she will compensate for the lost time when she was
not campaigning, Kalembe says she has not run out of options indicating she is
considering reaching out to the people in areas she skipped through the various
With her manifesto titled “leaving no one behind” in which she
intends to empower all the 56 tribes on Uganda in all aspects of life, Kalembe
says she represents an all-encompassing ideology that is gradually being
embraced by Ugandans every time she gets an opportunity to speak out to the
Besides Nancy Linnda Kalembe, other independent presidential
candidates; Willy Mayambala, Joseph Kabuleeta, and Fred Mwesigye have equally
been hit by financial challenges hence failing to campaign in many parts of the