NEWS IN BRIEF from Eastern Uganda

NRM's Alupo took to the street on nomination day. PHOTO BY AMUSUGUT JUDITH.

Over 60 candidates nominated in Manafwa district

MANAFWA- Over 60 politicians have been nominated in Manafwa district to be elected into different in political offices in the newly created  administrative  units.

Among those nominated are to vie for LC3 chairmanship, LC3 councilors, mayor-ship to represent the newly created sub counties and town council.

Manafwa district Returning Officer, Musoke Martin.

The nomination took place last week on Friday at the district headquarters.

Manafwa district returning officer, Martin Musoke officiated in the exercise.

According to Musoke, the elections will take place on 17 July 2018 across the country.

He further called upon candidates and their supporters to show maximum respect and adhere to electoral rules during campaign and on polling day.

Namisindwa district to host IMBALU ceremony 

NAMISINDWA-Kutoi Moses the Minister in-charge culture in IZU Yamasaba revealed that Imbalu fete for this year will be held in August.

According to Kutoi, he says the official opening of Ibalu ceremony will take place on 4 August at Mutoto cultural site in Namisindwa district.

Namisindwa is one of the newest districts in Eastern Uganda and according to Kutoi, it was chosen to host the fete because it’s a ‘Bugisu land’.

Chief Guest is expected to be Sir Bob Mushikori the Umukuuka 2.

He however called up on all Masaba people right from Kenya and in Uganda to join the cerebration which he says will be of great importance

Two nominated for Pallisa Woman MP Seat

PALLISA-Two candidates have been nominated to be elected Pallisa district Woman MP Representative in the 10th Parliament.

Alupo Faith of NRM party.

The seat felt vacant after former Woman MP, Anges Ameede shifted to the newly created district of Butebo.

Those nominated include Alupo Faith of National Resistance Movement (NRM) party and Osupelem Catherine Achola of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party.

NRM’s Alupo said after her nomination that she has a lot to offer the people especially Women of Pallisa district when elected an MP.

To Achola, she promised to ensure that services reach her people and that, their health and education are dealt with as key priorities.



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