According to Kalembe, due to land grabbing in Uganda, people cannot produce goods and contribute to the economy, have collateral to business or merge with others who have the human and financial capital to start up small firms in Uganda.
Sam Kituno a resident of Nalwanza Sub County said that when the candidates were campaigning in 2016, they were promised heaven on earth. For instance, ambulances, money for Savings groups, scholarships and many others but after winning, they have never returned.
The Kitgum District Active Boda Boda Association’s Chairperson, Simon Pido condemned the continued neglect by political leaders who seems to want them during campaign periods, only to abandon them after assuming political office or when they get problems.
Byakutaga says security operatives acted wrongly by indiscriminately shooting at innocent Ugandans killing dozens and injuring scores adding that some of those killed, injured or arrested did not participate in the ongoing riots
The PWDs say that the politicians have not engaged them, even as they traverse villages in the search for votes, implying that their agenda is falling short of the interests of persons with disabilities, among them the physically handicapped, as well as those with hearing and visual impairments.
According to Paul Bukenya, the EC Manager Media and Public Relations, as of Tuesday 17, 2020 when the 14 days elapsed after presidential candidates were nominated and campaigns started, the commission did not receive a record from any of the presidential candidates.
Alex Luganda, a representative of independent candidate Henry Tumukunde says that the roads are pathetic citing experiences in Kanungu and Rukungiri where it rained the entire day, during their visit affecting their meetings in Kisoro.
Asmat Nabalamba, the JEEMA Bukoto Midwest parliamentary candidate and NUP’s candidate for the Lwengo LC V Chairperson’s seat, Joseph Balikudembe had scheduled the event to jointly launch their manifestos and campaign, which attracted a mammoth crowd.
Kabuleta, who was scheduled to hold his campaign rally at Masindi Booma grounds in Masindi town on Sunday, was received by hundreds of his supporters including Boda-Boda riders who met him at Kijura trading center, about 1 km away from Masindi town.
Asiimwe, said they couldn’t allow Mao to address the rally because it was past campaigning time. According to the Electoral Commission guidelines, campaigns start at 7:00 AM and close at 6:00 PM. However, Mao and his campaign entourage arrived at the playground at 5:55 PM.
According to their manifestos, the candidates note that the education levels in Kasese remain low with high school dropouts especially among girls. The candidates also promise to improve maternal health services in the district.