Unlike his rivals, who have published their manifestos or sets of documents listing their plans and strategies they have for the country, the youngest presidential candidate, Katumba is yet to make his manifesto known to the public.
presidential candidate, John Katumba is yet to produce a manifesto a month
since he started campaigning for the country’s top office. Katumba is among the
ten presidential candidates seeking to replace the incumbent president, Yoweri
Tibuhaburwa Kaguta Museveni and the National Resistance Movement-NRM candidate.
Unlike his rivals,
who have published their manifestos or sets of documents listing their plans
and strategies they have for the country, the youngest presidential candidate,
Katumba is yet to make his manifesto known to the public.
He told URN in an interview that he doesn’t see the relevancy of having a manifesto as a campaign
working document, arguing that his policies are generated by the electorates in
the course of his campaigns.
that unlike other politicians he is more interested in engaging with the
electorate to understand their concerns other than making reference to a
manifesto whose content may not rhyme well with the local issues.
the analogy of a man who is given a prize of female attires that present no
value to him, Katumba argues that he equally does not see the relevance of having a
campaign manifesto that is not agreed upon with the electorates.
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Katumba has on the hand indicated that the most stunning
challenge he has identified on his campaign trail is the widespread poverty
that has rendered majority of Ugandans vulnerable to all situations.
He blames that the underlying situation to inappropriate policies generated by
selfish politicians who have created social inequality in the population.
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In several of his open campaign meetings, Katumba has appeared not to have
well-crafted messages he puts across to the electorates. He instead spends much
of the time asking the audience to chant his name.
Katumba however, says
that he deliberately chose to be sarcastic as a campaign tactic to bond
properly with the electorate who he says have accepted him and supported his
campaign throughout the one month he has been on the road.