Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidates vying in the by-elections and
residual elections in Rakai district have decried the lack of funds to canvass for
are contesting for the four positions including the Kifamba Male Youth
Councilor, Female Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, PWD
Female Councilor for Lwamaggwa Town council, and Female Elderly Representative
for Mweruka Town council. Three people namely Alex Kiweewa (NRM), Sharif
SSaku (NUP) and Yosam Ssuuna (independent) are contesting for the post of
Kifamba Male Youth Councilor.
Jawuria Nakuya (NRM) and Teddy Nalugemwa (independent) for the post of Female
Elderly Representative for Lwentulege Town council, Nowelina Namugga (NRM) and
Erivania Namazzi (independent) for the Female Elderly Representative for
Mweruka Town council while Milly Nakajwala (NRM) and Jovian Kabarokore
(Independent) were nominated for the PWD Female Councilor for Lwamaggwa Town
candidates say that the lack of funds for their campaigns could affect their
Alex Kiweewa, says that money is a key factor in every election in terms of
printing posters, t-shirts, banners, hiring a public address system and paying
campaigners. Kiweewa adds that he had expected to get support from the
NRM party leaders in the district and NRM party headquarters.
Namugga noted that she has no money for posters and public address system but
she is exploiting her good reputation and fame to gain support. Namugga says
that she has not received support from the district party headquarters but that
will not derail her hopes of winning the race.
that he has no money for campaigns and he is capitalizing on people’s support to
win the Kifamba male youth councilor seat. He explains that NUP has
overwhelming support in Kifamba.
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Elisa Wangi Ssemanda, the Rakai NRM Secretary,
says they are aware of the financial challenges faced by all their candidates
in the by-election. He adds that they will meet Richard Todwong, the
National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary-General, and other party leaders
from the secretariat on how to address all the challenges of funding. The
by-elections are scheduled to take place on December 16.