In the race were Jinja Central Division Chairman Mubarak Kirunda and his counterpart William Ebusa, the incumbent chairperson of Mpumudde-Kimaka Division. But Kirunda, one of the candidates did not show up, forcing his supporters to contest the process.
Francis Muganga, the People Power Legal Officer in Eastern Uganda complained about the lack of a leveled political playing ground since their counterparts in the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party are holding meetings freely.
Mutyabule 24, met his death in Mabira forest, along the Kampala-Jinja highway on Saturday. He was part of a procession that was escorting Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu to Kampala after being hosted at a radio talk show in Jinja.
The activists who were being led by their Busoga regional coordinator, Moses Bigirwa had on Wednesday planned to address journalists on their new activities when police officers attached to the field force unit surrounded the hall and arrested them.
However, the Jinja LC 5 chairperson, Titus Kisambira, says the works have stalled due to lack of funds. "We cost the construction works at an estimated fee of Shillings 4.3 billion. We are currently stranded due to lack of funds,” he said.
At 11 a.m., Besigye, clad in blue checkered shirt walked out of his suite, to face off with officers of the UPDF Service Brigade who were waiting at the hotel gate. They dragged him aboard his vehicle to Nalufenya Police Station, sparking protests among his supporters across Jinja town.
According to the report, the search committee arrived at the candidates after a series of activities that included shortlisting, assessing candidates’ documents, review of Human Resource record, candidates’ profiles and face-to-face interviews as well as public presentations.
Speaking at the commissioning of construction works along two roads in Jinja town, Kadaga says that, she receives numerous reports of intrigue and corruption by both technocrats and local leaders from Jinja district, which frustrates the progress of infrastructure projects.
Nabakooba also took a swipe at some local government public relations officers for failing to update district websites detailing government achievements such as mechanized agricultural systems in preference of discussing political tales, which have dragged young people in abject poverty since they lack information to transform their lives.
As crowds grew bigger, the highway was blocked resulting in a heavy traffic jam along the road, a single gateway to the far east. Along the road, they matched, singing in praise of FDC, hitherto the biggest political force in Uganda.
Joseph Kawulula, a traditionalist from Namayingo district, says the contested land belongs to the spirits. He asks kingdom officials to support their efforts to construct a shrine rather than block their request.
Mbayo was last week arrested while receiving a bribe of 500,000 Shilling from Lt. Edrine Ochieng, a soldier who was developing his plot of land located at plot 16 along Naranbhai road in Jinja central division.