Birungi Rashidah the Alliance for National Transformation
candidate for Luwero LCV Chairperson race is struggling to make inroads in the
Birungi is contesting with five men in the race to lead Luwero district after
the incumbent LCV Chairperson Ronald Ndawula opted to contest for a
Among the candidates are Uthman Jjuuko Kamoga (National Resistance Movement)
Erasto Kibirango (National Unity Platform) and Daniel Sserubidde an independent
candidate. Others are Vincent Ssebayiga and Dithan Kikabi all Independent
Birungi an educationist aged 37 years once elected seeks to Fight Gender-Based
Violence, Corruption tendencies in local government institutions, promote
agriculture and job creation among others.
But her effortsto woo supporters on her the side have met poor reception and
Birungi says that residents are asking her why she opted to contest on the seat
rather than trying her luck on affirmative seats which include District Woman
Member of Parliament or Female Councilor seat.
She explains that the public believes the seat is much suitable for males than
females which are not true.
Although Birungi wants to educate voters that she is competent for
the seat but she has also failed to canvass for votes due to lack of funds.
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Daniel Ssemuyaba the Kavule Parish Councilor at Luwero town council says that
apart from gender discrimination, Birungi faces an uphill task to prove to
voters her capacities with no leadership record in any elective office.
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Josephine Namuwonge a resident of Luwero town says that although she believes
that Birungi can do better than men but the residents are not ready to vote for
Woman for the seat.
Namuwonge adds that even her fellow women are yet to embrace her in the race
and the majority support men.
Joseph Kigongo the Alliance for National Transformation Secretary for
Mobilization in Luwero district belives that Birungi can overcome
discrimination since many women have defeated men in many elections across the
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If Birungi wins the seat, she will become the first female to
become the LCV Chairperson for Luwero District.
Another Female aspirant Aisha Kayaga pulled out of the race and settled for
Butuntumula Sub-county female councillor seat citing related challenges.
Across the Country, few females have made it to LCV Chairperson seats. Among
the few current leaders is Josephine Kasya for Kanungu district and Monica
Ngobi for Kumi district.