After several minutes of negotiations between police and Amuriat’s Chief mobiliser, Roland Mugume Kaginda, he was allowed to proceed to Sheema Municipal Main Stadium on foot through Kabwohe town council with his supporters.
for Democratic Change-FDC Presidential candidate, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has
successfully held a procession in Kabwohe town council in Sheema District.
Amuriat, who entered Sheema district through Masheruka Town Council, was first
blocked by Police led by the District Police Commander, Scovia Birungi along
several minutes of negotiations between police and Amuriat’s Chief mobiliser,
Roland Mugume Kaginda, he was allowed to proceed to Sheema Municipal Main
Stadium on foot through Kabwohe town council with his supporters. In his
campaigns, Amuriat promised to revive cooperative Unions to create more
markets for farmer’s Produce.
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He accused president, Yoweri Museveni of deliberately leading to the collapse
of Banyankole Kweterana Cooperative, which used to buy coffee and other produce
from farmers. Apparently, the factory of Banyankole Kweterana Cooperative
Society at Kabwohe is being used by Oram Coffee Producers to buy and process
coffee across Sheema district.
Amuriat also promised to build standard roads in
Sheema district because of the huge variety of produce that contributes to the
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Virginia Plan, the Sheema Municipality FDC parliamentary candidate blamed
corruption and poor leadership for the collapse of most cooperative union,
saying they are the same challenges facing Saccos today.
"SACCOs today are
collapsing now and then because of thieves that are leading them, we need
change that will revive everything in this country," she said. Earlier in
the morning, Amuriat campaigned in Bwizibwera in Mbarara district where he was
expected on Wednesday.
Amuriat, who was supposed to campaign in Isingiro, Mbarara
city and Mbarara District failed to make it after engaging in a cat and mouse
chase with Police that tried to block him from accessing the city center. He used
a Boda boda motorcycle to enter the city and move around streets with police in
hot pursuit. Police used teargas to disperse Boda boda riders who followed the