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Kampala Central PWD Aspirants Accuse EC of Neglect :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Kampala Central PWD Aspirants Accuse EC of Neglect

Two hours into the nomination, the PWDs started speaking on top of their voices accusing the elections officials of neglecting them.
21 Sep 2020 12:00
Some of the PWD candidates talking to the EC Returning officer about their issues

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Persons with Disabilities-PWDs eyeing different leadership positions in Kampala Central division have expressed discontent at the Electoral Commission officials in the city divisions for neglecting them.

Although nominations started at 9 am, our reporter found several PWD aspirants at Kampala Central division unattended to. Some of the aspirants were standing while others occupied the available seats.

Two hours into the nomination, the PWDs started speaking on top of their voices accusing the elections officials of neglecting them. Some of the aspirants told URN that they had health problems that couldn’t allow them to either sit or stand for long.

Vox pop//Cue in; “Amannya agange, Warrant…

 

Cue out…nebakola emirimu gyabwe,”//

Peter Ategeka, a contestant for the position of PWD councillor for Kampala central expressed their discontent.

//Cue in; “...personally I request…  

Cue out…either to go and work.”//

After a while, election officials led by the Kampala Central Returning Officer, Doreen Musiime calmed down the PWDs' and agreed to make a special nomination arrangements for them. Musiime told URN that it wasn’t EC’s intention to mishandle the PWDs.

English//Cue in; “We’re aware…

Cue out… we were not aware that they’re here.”//  

Luganda//Cue in “Tubadde tetunnaba bbalaba…


Cue out…we’s sensitive about them.”//