Offical campaigning for the 2021 general elections started on Monday across the country, with candidates vying for different positions in Entebbe Municipality set off to mobilise votes in a rather low-key scientific fashion opposed to the conventional processions and rallies amid COVID-19.
The candidates will be looking to stand out in a tightly contested campaign, with polls slated for January starting on the 14th.
The Electoral Commission earlier warned all candidates to desist from defying the set guidelines to safeguard the electorate themselves from the deadly corona virus, but the rules are yet to be followed.
With multiple supporters already joining candidate processions and mini rallies in total disregard of the regulations, upholding these guidelines remains a long shot.
All eyes were glued on the National Unity Platform as they geared up for the campaign starting with a well attended Mass celebrated by Rev. Fr. Herman Mukasa Zziwa at MP Candidate Micheal Kakembo Mbwatekamwa’s home in Banga-Nakiwogo and later would have a procession and door to door visits to the electorate.
Fr. Zziwa called on the Electoral Commission to put in place stringent guidelines on the security operatives and avoid brutality and unfairness in the campaign Period. He however encouraged the congregates and the various candidates to always seek God in all their endeavors for he will not “forsake them” because he has brought them forth since leadership comes from him.
Micheal Kakembo told Entebbe Post that his first 100 days of parliament will be focussed on rejuvenating Entebbe and agitating for clear and favourable tax policies to achieve higher household incomes.
“We have been able to induct, Entebbe issues and plans into the five keypoint National manifesto of the party in order to deliver better leadership to our people and we are confident that service delivery and representation will be better.” Kakembo said
Elsewhere, members of the Alliiance for National Transformation(ANT) kicked off their vote mobilisation in Kigungu old-Entebbe, with a procession, unveiling of candidates for different positions and door to door interactions with the Electorate.
ANT MP flag bearer Wilberforce Sseryazi said that it is time to transform Entebbe with dignified leadership and better representation in the national legislative house.
Gitta Alex Mulibanga who is running for Division B chairperson and Mayoral candidate Kenneth Ssimbwa will be both be looking at boosting tourism in the Municipality in order to create jobs for the locals to broaden household revenue.
The NRM flag bearers in Entebbe were unable to pull off a successful campaign launch, as candidates Stephen Gashaija and Micheal Mutebi Kabwama were nearly thrashed as their rowdy group collided with another anti-NRM group around Tanda in Katabi.
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