Katumba who was addressing a rally near Link bus terminal in Hoima City on Monday evening says if elected his government would reduce motorbike prices from 5 million shillings to 2.5 million shillings for a Bajaj motorcycle.
Mao says the ongoing tension in the country is a clear manifestation that Ugandans are tired of the current NRM government headed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and therefore calls for peaceful transition of Power.
Radio Stations are now charging between 500,000 and 800,000 Shillings to host the political aspirants for an hour. Initially, politicians were hosted at no cost to discuss national issues or a sum of 300,000 Shillings if they needed a special programme dedicated to them.
In his message delivered by the Prime Minister Andrew Byakutaga, the Omukama says the Kingom is none political and hence any one joining politics should write to the appointing authority asking to be relieved of his or her duties to join politics.
Speaking at Businge’s last campaign rally at Hoima Boma grounds on Tuesday evening, Museveni said the NRM government has done a lot of developments in Bunyoro region. He cited the discovery of oil, construction of the oil roads and international airport among some of the achievements of his government, adding that he gets surprised to see people contesting on opposition tickets.
The disagreements started after the NRM Primary elections for the Hoima Woman MP Seat when four party members Grace Mary Mugasa, the Hoima Municipality Mayor, Naume Kojo, the Woman District councillor for Kitoba and Buseruka sub-counties, Aisha Kabaramagi, the deputy speaker Hoima district local government and Plan Benedetta lost to Harriet Businge Mugenyi, the NRM Flagbearer in the Hoima Woman MP By-election.
Thousands of mainly Hema, and Bagegere, a cross between the Lendu and Hema, have crossed into Bunyoro in Midwestern Uganda. The theatre of conflict is said to be Djugu Territory, mainly the areas of Retso, Joo, Kobu, Kiripa and Torogesi.
The Omukama also appointed Kaliisa Kabagambe, the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development as his Advisor on Oil and Gas and Dr Kihumuro Apuuli, the former Director General of Uganda Aids Commission, as his advisor on royal affairs.
Bunyoro residents say that the decision was unfair to Bunyoro considering that the region overwhelmingly voted for president Museveni in the February 18 general election. President Museveni scored 72 percent of the vote in Bunyoro Sub-region, ranking second best after Karamoja.
Unlike last weeks presidential and parliamentary elections where voters lined up as early as 6am, today polling officials were stranded with polling materials at the various centers, with no voters in the queue.
The public has been invited to observe hearing of NRM election petitions in Hoima district. Hoima NRM registrar Paul Kato says the approach is meant to ensure that residents have a say in decisions taken on electoral petitions in their area.
Muntu says this approach has enabled him to re-organize the party and enhance cohesion, which he says are key ingredients to capturing power and consolidating it. He says his none-militant approach is tactical.
President Yoweri Musevenis son-in-law Odrek Rwabwogo has declared his intention to contest for the position of NRM party Vice Chairman for Western region. In an interview with Uganda Radio Network in Hoima, Rwabwogo who describes himself as a farmer, businessman and NRM volunteer.