Candidates vying for different parliamentary seats in Jinja City
have pledged to fight for the financial independence of the electorate.
The candidates note that, Jinja has a lot of unexploited opportunities in the
tourism sector which if explored can reduce on the levels of unemployment and
poverty in the city.
Moses Balyeku, the Jinja South West, who is contesting on the National Resistance
Movement-NRM party ticket, says that he will lobby for a government owned
university which will facilitate the much needed population growth to boost
small scale business enterprises within the city.
//cue in: “my cardinal principles…
Cue out…having a city,”.
Majid Batambuze, the Jinja City Interim Mayor who is currently vying for the
Jinja South East seat as an independent candidate says that, Jinja is a new
city which requires efficient representatives with capacity to lobby for better
service delivery, other than dormant MPs who remain silent despite challenges
presented by the electorates.
//cue in: “we do not…
Cue out…build the city,”.
Manjeri Kyebakutika, the National Unity Platform-NUP Jinja City Woman MP flag
bearer says that, she aims at boosting women start-ups through lobbying grants
from both government and other well-wishers so as to relieve them from
microfinance institutions which quench a lot of interests despite the low
returns registered by the business.
//cue in: “I am going…
Cue out…not on pressure,”.
David Isabirye, the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC flag bearer for Jinja North
Division MP seat, says that his constituency has lagged behind in terms of
development due to lack of competent leaders who can effectively represent the
needs of the people.
//cue in: “the reason as…
Cue out…Isabirye David Aga,”.
Mohammed Bidondole, the NRM flag bearer in Jinja North Division promises to end
land grabbing, a vice which he says threatens the livelihoods of city farmers
who have for long relied on it to earn a living from their agricultural
//cue in: “they gave us…
Cue out…the burial site,”.
20 parliamentary candidates were nominated on Thursday in Jinja City by the
returning officer, Jennifer Kyobutungyi.