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Five District Leaders Faceoff in ULGA Presidency Battle

The contenders include incumbent George Mutabaazi, the chairperson of Lwengo district, Mityana district chairperson Joseph Luzige, Kabarole District chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, Katakwis Walter Elakas Okiring and Joseph Lomonyang, the chairperson of Napak district.
ULGA President hands over the cup to Mityana captain.
Five district chairpersons have so far expressed interest in the Presidency of the Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA, an umbrella body for local government leaders across the country.

The contenders include incumbent George Mutabaazi, the chairperson of Lwengo district, Mityana district chairperson Joseph Luzige, Kabarole District chairperson Richard Rwabuhinga, Katakwi's Walter Elakas Okiring and Joseph Lomonyang, the chairperson of Napak district.

The leaders will face off during the Annual General Meeting of the association to running today at Mt. Moroto Hotel in Moroto district. The annual general meeting brings together all the district chairpersons, Chief Administrative Officers, District Council Speakers and one Sub County and Town Council chairperson from every district.

Gertrude Rose Gamwera, the ULGA Secretary-General says the candidature of those interested in the presidency will be determined after nominations during the AGM.

ULGA's Amended Constitution limits the presidency to two consecutive terms. Each term lasts two and a half years. According to the same Constitution, the president should be elected by the two-thirds majority of members gathered at the duly constituted AGM or an extraordinary meeting convened for that purpose.

Serere District Council Speaker Bosco Okello Ejwijwi says some of the supposed candidates have already started sending messages to members, asking for support.

Meanwhile, Mityana district retained the Uganda Local Government Association, ULGA cup after beating Moroto district by three goals to one (3-1) in a match played at Moroto Boma Grounds on Sunday.

Moroto had surprised Mityana with the first goal scored by Abraham Lomakol in the 12th minute. Mityana equalized with its first goal in the 78th minute, scored the second two minutes later and crowned it with a winning goal in added time. Mityana's goals were scored by Henry Mugoya, Brian Oyuka and Patrick Nsamba respectively.

Mityana district has maintained an unbeaten record since 2015. ULGA Secretary General Rose Gamwera said the match is one of the activities organized ahead of the Annual General Meeting. The aim is to sensitize the communities about ULGA and its roles in service delivery.

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