Kadaga who is seeking to retain her seat as the National Female NRM Vice-Chairperson was campaigning alongside Mike Mukula, Sam Engola, Moses Kalisa Kalangwa and William Nokrach, the Member of Parliament Representing Persons With Disabilities for Northern Uganda, among others.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and
National Resistance Movement-NRM party delegates in Acholi defied the
Ministry of Health`s guidelines on the control of COVID-19 during campaigns for the Central Executive Committee-CEC positions.
Kadaga who is seeking to retain her seat as the National Female NRM Vice-Chairperson was campaigning alongside Mike Mukula, Sam
Engola, Moses Kalisa Kalangwa and William Nokrach, the Member of Parliament
Representing Persons With Disabilities for Northern Uganda, among others.
The event was held at St Monica Girl`s Tailoring
School in Laroo-Bardege Division in Gulu on Sunday, where contenders drew over 500 delegates from
across Acholi Sub Region. But only a handful of them wore face masks and attempted to observe social
Hell broke loose when Kadaga arrived at the venue later in the evening triggering a stampede as the delegates charged towards her
direction to welcome her. She
joined the crowd in dancing, singing and ululating while marching through the aisle. The less than five policemen deployed at the venue looked on helplessly.
She made her speech in less than 20 minutes and asked
the delegates to vote for her based on her background in fighting Female
Genital Mutilation-FGM, promoting women`s rights, opposing gay law, improving
health services and education as a member of the Central Executive Committee.
in; ''the women entrepreneurship...
out...our work well.''//
Kadaga was again surrounded by hundreds of the
delegates immediately after her speech. They led her to her seat
in a jubilant mood, still, in total disregard of the guidelines.
Earlier, before joining
the crowds, Mike Mukula who is contesting for the NRM Vice Chairman's position for Eastern Uganda had urged the
delegates to adhere to the COVID-19 guidelines citing that the disease is
dangerous and kills.
in; ''this COVID is...
out...doing now consultations.''//
As of Sunday, Gulu had registered four community cases of
coronavirus disease, as numbers continue to escalate across the country.
However, Brigadier General Bonny Bamwiseki, the
Acholi Regional COVID-19 Taskforce Chairperson has appealed for
adherence to the Health Ministry`s guidelines on COVID-19 to combat the spread of
Emmy Daniel Ojara is a young journalist and has been practicing since 2013, during which he covered land rights violation in the contested Apaa and Lakang in Amuru as his first take ups while at Gulu Fm, Favor Fm and later Paidha Fm and Speak Fm where he is still attached.
Human rights abuses and denied access to land by security and government agencies has been the major aftermath of the contest over the lands. The underprivileged such as women, children and the elderly faced challenges in accessing soc