But through his Twitter handle @norbertmao, Mao highlighted that the party was serious on the matter. “DP is a serious party led by serious people. The party has submitted more than the required signatures to support my candidature for the president of Uganda. Additional signatures have been arriving and have been submitted,” he tweeted adding that; “DP is in the race.”
Contrary to reports by the Ministry last week that some districts are COVID-19 free, Aceng said they have currently grouped districts into those that have widespread community transmission and those that have clusters of infection. She says there is no district in Uganda that has no case at all.
A group of traders roughed up the NRM party supporters accusing them of provocation. According to the traders, they decided to remain peaceful in accordance with the Electoral Commission and police directives stopping any kind of procession.
According to the traffic road map that was released on Friday, the presidential candidates are required to use Kabaka’s road exiting Kyambogo to Ntinda and Northern bypass, which explains the heightened security deployment in Ntinda and Minister’s village.
“I encourage everybody to maintain peace, I’m contesting but I’m a president, I hear so many things, but I can assure you nobody is going to cause chaos here. If they try, they will regret, nobody has more guns than us. Therefore, nobody should threaten us,” Museveni said.
He was nominated and seconded by Gaddafi Nasur, the NRM youth League chairman and Hellen Seku, an NRM supporter from Kamuli village in Kira municipality. This is the sixth presidential election that Museveni will be participating in. He first came to power in 1986.
In regard to masks, the Budget Monitoring and Accountability Unit in the Ministry of Finance has queried the Shillings 4,946 cost for each procured mask saying that it is expensive and also the absence of witnesses to some contract signing.
The Accountability Unit says that the Ministry was allocated Shillings 35 billion to procure and distribute to Ugandans aged above 6 years non-medical masks. Following this allocation, the Health Ministry on 9th July signed contracts worth Shillings 32.5 billion with 16 suppliers to produce 11 million masks but this was later revised to 21.4 million masks at a cost of 57.3 billion.