Almost all candidates indicated that their focus for the campaign is on the unfulfilled pledges by the NRM government to the people of Luwero district, where the National Resistance Army waged a guerrilla war for the Liberation of Uganda.
At least 20 candidates have so far been nominated to contest for the four Parliamentary positions in Luwero District. The candidates are seeking to represent Katikamu North, Katikamu South, Bamunanika county and the District in Parliament.
nominated include Brenda
Nabukenya (National Unity Platform), Cissy Mulondo (NRM), Shifa Nanyanzi
(JEEMA), and two independents; Doreen Nantongo and Phoebe Namulindwa
(Independents), all contesting for the Woman MP seat.
Also nominated was John Chrysostom Muyingo (NRM), Robert
Ssekitoleko (NUP) and Ronald Muyingo (Independent) for the Bamunanika County seat, Gaddafi Nasur (NRM), Denis
Sekabira (NUP) Fredrick Makaire, and Ronald Kizza Ssenyange (Independent) for
Katikamu North MP race and Hassan Kirumira (NUP), Alfred Muwanga,
Allan Kabaale and Ssemakula George, for the Katikamu South parliamentary seat.
almost all candidates indicated that their focus for the campaign is on
the unfulfilled pledges by the NRM government to the people of Luwero
district, where the National Resistance Army waged a guerrilla war for
the Liberation of Uganda.
Nabukenya, the NUP candidate for the Woman MP seat said that many of
the pledges made by the government to the people of Luwero remain
unfulfilled. She specifically points out a pledge to construct a
pineapple processing plant to support the area which is predominantly
occupied by farmers.
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Hassan Kirumira, the NUP candidate in Katikamu South
says that several residents lost property during the war but are yet
to be compensated and that many people have since died without getting their compensation package. For him, this election will be shaped by the demand for the compensation of Luwero war victims.
Sekabira, the NUP Candidate for Katikamu North says that he will
use the campaign to ask residents to vote the NRM out of power.
Similarly, Robert Ssekitoleko, the NUP candidate for Bamunanika County
says that the area which has supported NRM over the years has a poor
road network with less than 15 kilometres of tarmacked roads.
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But Gaddafi Nasur, the NRM
candidate for Katikamu North said that NRM government remains
popular despite unfulfilled pledges challenge and that MPs who failed
lobby for services were voted out in party primaries. Nasur says that he
intends to ensure the pledges are fulfilled but this is only possible
if NRM candidates are elected.
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Cissy Mulondo, the NRM candidate for Luwero district promised to
ensure that the pledges are fulfilled saying there has been leadership
vacuum in the area.
At least 33 candidates are expected to be nominated by Friday
to contest for four MP seats in Luwero. However, Nathan
Nabaasa the Luwero District Returning Officer asked the candidates not
to engage in campaigns until the Electoral Commission approves their