Patrick Bamanyisa, the News Editor at Hits FM who is aspiring for the Burahya County MP seat says that the area is underrepresented and the residents are being affected by low water coverage and poor roads, issues he says she will address if elected to the position.
Joseph Ddungu, the DP organizing Secretary for Masaka district indicates they have thought through the decision and agreed that in the union, there is a common good of achieving the much desired political change in the country. He adds that although they are not formally divorcing their loyalty from the mother party-DP, its ambitions have lately become unclear.
Edward Kiwanuka, the City Town Clerk disclosed that part of the money will be used for the development of Gulu City master plan, expand, maintain and open new roads in 12 parishes annexed to the city from the neighbouring Omoro District.
As the dates draw closer, the aspirants are also intensifying campaigns, combing villages in the search for supporters and campaign agents. But this has become an uphill task as the constituents shun them, pointing the pledges made to the communities in the aftermath of the 1981-1986 guerrilla war.
Biryabarema has already indicated that he would contest against Musasizi in the race to Parliament. However, the two leaders have to go through the National Resistance Movement-NRM party sieve to hook the ticket for the contest. Musasizi has represented the area in Parliament since 2011.
In a party electoral roadmap released recently, the Alliance for National Transformation- ANT planned to hold it’s first delegates conference on August 6, less than two weeks from now. According to Muntu, the party is still waiting for clearance from the Electoral Commission, to confirm the events as planned.