The former presidential candidate Nancy Kalembe has asked
Parliament to reinstate the government facilitation for campaigns of
The facilitation which included 20 Million Shillings and a car to
each presidential candidate was scrapped in 2015 following the decision by
Parliament to amend the Presidential Elections Amendment Bill 2015.
Appearing before the Human Rights Committee of parliament on
Wednesday, Kalembe who garnered 38,772 votes says that she faced difficulties
during the campaigns due to inadequate funds.
Kalembe says that Parliament should not have scrapped the
facilitation yet the incumbent uses state resources to traverse the country
during the campaigns.
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Kalembe also told members of the committee that she always
provided food to the Electoral Commission guards. She however questioned the delays
in paying their allowances.
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Although Kalembe had doubts about the outcome of the probe, the acting
committee chairperson George Ouma Abbot said the committee would do their best
to present the recommendations to Parliament.
Sylvia Rwabwogo, the Kabarole Woman MP hailed Kalembe for
being the only woman to vie for country's highest office. She, however, asked her to be optimistic that the committee would do a better job.
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The committee was set up by
the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga in February to probe rights violations
during the January general polls across the country.