The Gulu City mayor, Alfred Okwonga, who presented the names of the nominees, said that he carried out a thorough background check on the nominees and is confident that they will perform to the best of their abilities.
“We are now going to abolish this UNRA and take it back to Ministry of Works but form road construction companies. We already have one of the army (NEC). We may create more in future. Where these are involved and can do this work, why don’t we give them, because we know the cost per kilometre to tarmac a road, why waste time? If there are government companies that can do the work at a comparable cost….. I will go to the caucus and sort it out. We are not here for business, we are here for the people. The businesses can also make money but should not do so at the cost of low development pace by cheating the government and the country,” Museveni said.
UCC spokesperson Ibrahim Bbosa, says they believe users are the first point of call in detecting and repelling the spread of fake news. He says they have been appealing to people to always first confirm what they come across before passing it to others. UCC, Bbosa says, has also been urging content creators to use social media responsibly.
Owebeyi told the fresh affidavits are from witnesses testifying that the polls were a sham. He claims that due to the wrong names on the ballot papers, many voters didn’t participate in the elections while others made the wrong choices.