Fatima Katembo, the National Unity Platform-NUP Kasese District Woman parliament candidate, says the campaigns have become so costly for first time competitors like her. She says most voters demand for money, a habit she blames on the NRM government for bribing voters.
Samuel Kule Tamwanzire says that candidates should clearly state how they will fix the road network in the sub-county. He says that the Rugendabara to Kasangali and Kamwani to Mbata roads are impassable for farmers and traders.
In 2019, Saul Maate, the Kasese District LC V Chairperson suspended four FDC legislators from the district executive committee accusing them of having ties with president, Yoweri Museveni and shunning party meetings.
Kasese, a town north of Lake George in Western Uganda is endowed with a rich natural resource base. It was developed around the Kilembe Copper mines, located near the Rwenzori Mountains and Queen Elizabeth National Park. It is also known for the booming cobalt industry.
On the eve of the nomination, Dr Tanga Odoi the NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson cancelled Kabugho’s victory and declared Baleke winner with 41,719 against Kabugho’s 41,130. Kabugho instantly chose to run as an independent.
Abdallah Afani, one of the delegates and the Ant candidate for Kasese Central Division LC III Chairperson seat, says ANT and its initiator Gen. Mugisha Muntu are more organized with values that are geared towards promoting the development of all Ugandans.
Baluku, who is also eyeing the Kasese Municipality parliamentary seat, was picked up together with Walid Mako as they were planning to launch the NUP offices in Nyakasanga division in Kasese municipality on Tuesday afternoon.