The Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and the Democratic
Party (DP) are struggling to deploy polling agents across a number of polling
stations in Kawempe South Constituency in Kampala.
The National Resistance Movement (NRM), Forum for Democratic Change
(FDC) and the National Unity Platform (NUP) party have agents at all polling
stations across the constituency, all branded with jackets and tags.
however, is not the case for DP, ANT and a number of independent candidates in
the presidential race. A few of those who showed up as representatives of the two parties
were requested to present their National Identification Cards and two copies
of their appointment letters, but all in vain.
At Advanced Junior School polling
station, the breaking of the seal of voting materials took place 7:30 a.m in the presence of only NUP and NRM agents. This was the same story at the Late
Muzonjo Place where materials arrived at 8 a.m in the presence of NUP, NRM and
However, polling materials at some polling stations in Kawempe South
were delivered long after 7 a.m, the time which was initially designated for
the start of elections. The only polling station that started voting early enough was at Makerere University Primary school (A-M) at 8:30 am despite voters
turning up earlier in big numbers.
The Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and guidelines that were
issued by the Ministry of health in prevention of the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) were generally observed at a number of polling stations, although some voters appeared without face masks, while others failed to observe social distancing.
Polling stations visited include; Advanced Junior, Christian Life
Church, Late Muzonjo Place, Nkurumah, Nsibirwa, Mukula 1, Nakamiro, Nbukalu,
Jambula Zone, Umoja , Busia polling station.
Parliamentary candidates in Kawempe South include; FDC's Mubaraka
Munyagwa, DP's Ssebuliba Mutumba Muduawulira, NUP's Bashir Kazibwe, Roy
Ssemboga (Independent), Ecological Party's Nathan Gahungu, Cyrus Anguzu and Tenywa Edris, a brother to former Uganda Cranes defender Suleiman Tenywa.
The other polling stations where candidates
had no agents include Naguru Community Centre polling Stations K-NAM, A-J, NAM
-Z, Nakawa Division KCCA offices Polling Station A-L and M-Z in Nakawa Division, among others.
presidential candidate Fred Mwesigye said that he failed to deploy agents in
all polling stations across the country due to financial constraints.
who voted at Banga-Nakiwogo PlayGround in Entebbe Municipality playground,
said that several people had approached him to be his agents, but he did not
have money to pay them. He added
that due to financial constraints, he has not deployed any polling agents at
Banga-Nakiwogo playground and the rest of the country.
of the polling stations in Entebbe municipality, only presidential candidates
Museveni, Kyagulanyi, Mao, Amuriat and Muntu had polling agents.