11 arrested at Entebbe Airport over fake Covid-19 certificates

Police at Entebbe International Airport have arrested 11 intending travelers after they were found with forged Covid-19 negative test certificates just hours after Uganda’s virus cases reached 10,590 on Sunday.

The group consisting of three women and eight men, most of whom are of Ethiopian origin are being detained at Entebbe Airport Aviation Police (AVPOL) station for interrogation.

A source privy to the arrest but preferred anonymity since they are not authorized to speak to journalists, told tis reporter that the clearing team that was on duty at the time the group was arrested has also been taken to Entebbe AVPOL station for questioning.

The Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) spokesperson, Mr Vianney Luggya confirmed the development saying they are not the first suspects to be apprehended since the airport reopened as part of government move to relax the virus induced lockdown.

“Well, this is not the first group that has been arrested with forged documents. We put in place mechanism that can detect forged documents. That’s why we are able to apprehend the culprits and always advise our travelers to get proper clearance 72 hours before their flights,” Mr Luggya said.

A week ago, authorities at the airport said more than 50 passengers had so far missed their flights for showing up with invalid Covid-19 negative test certificates.

All travelers going through the airport are required to present a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate issued within 120 hours before their departure time while incoming passengers must have a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate issued within 72 hours before their flight.
The new guidelines came into effect October 1st, 2020 when the government reopened Entebbe International Airport for commercial flights after the six month lockdown.

On average 14 flights take place at the airport each day with at least 50 passengers on board.

On October 2, 2020, health workers blocked 45 passengers from boarding a flight to the United Arab Emirates. The travelers presented expired Covid-19 test certificates that were issued before September 28th, 2020. Apparently, UAE only allows travelers with a negative PCR Covid-19 test certificate issued within 96 hours before departure. The certificates are mandatory for passengers whose final destination is Dubai or are connecting through Dubai from 55 countries including Kenya, Uganda and the USA among others.

On October 7, four Ugandans including one female adult and three minors also missed their flight to Tunisia for presenting expired certificates.  The certificates were issued on September 16th, 2020 after they secured clearance from the ministries of health and foreign affairs to leave Uganda. Although the female passenger asked for more time to rectify the dates on the certificates, saying they took the tests three days to the flight, by the time she received soft copies of the valid certificates, the plane had already departed from Entebbe Airport.

The same happened to another female Ugandan, who missed her flight on October 8th. 2020. She was expected to board the 11 pm Fly Dubai flight to UAE. She cried when the health workers turned her away. She later told journalists that she took the Covid-19 test on September 29, 2020 and her certificate was issued on October 1, 2020.

“It is painful that my certificate expired and yet my employer has been waiting for me to travel since July,” she lamented.

The travelers had secured a job as a domestic worker in the UAE.  

However, the Sunday arrest happened hours after the Ministry of Health said they had registered 135 new Covid-19 infections as Uganda’s virus cases rose to 10,590.

The Ministry also said Uganda’s virus fatalities had risen to 97 after one more death was registered.

 So far, the East African nation has tested 522,286 samples since March this year when the virus outbreak was confirmed in the country.

At least 6,992 people who previously tested positive for the virus have recovered after treatment and have since been discharged from hospitals across the country.

Gov’t warns candidate over campaign timing

The ICT Minister Judith Nabakooba has on Sunday afternoon said it is not yet time for campaigning.

She made the remarks while addressing the media at the ministry’s weekly press briefing at the Uganda media Center.

“I would like to congratulate all those individuals that got nominated for the various leadership positions. In a special way, I would like to thank those candidates that managed to abide with the existing COVID-19 guidelines especially regarding crowd control,” she said.

She revealed that they have observed that some of those who got nominated immediately took to the campaign trail addressing crowds and holding processions.

“First I would like to inform all candidates and the general public that it is not yet time for campaigning,” said Nabakooba.

She noted that the Electoral Commission (EC) is currently working on a campaign road map that will act as a guide for all candidates.

“The campaign road map is expected to be released soon and candidates are therefore advised to wait for guidance from Electoral Commission,” she said.

The minister further noted that everyone is aware that these elections are being guided by the existing COVID-19 guidelines.

“The guidelines strictly outlaw any activity that brings together crowds.
Most of the activities such as open public campaigns and processions are not acceptable,”

Nabakooba called upon all leaders to lead by example and avoid situations that put people’s lives at risk.

“We must all understand that Uganda has surpassed the 10,000 mark in terms of confirmed cases. Currently our total stands at 10,334 cases and 96 deaths,” she emphasised.

She urged everyon to take a personal decision and say no to COVID-19.

“Let us keep safe and be responsible citizens as we wait for the Electoral Commission to officially announce the campaign dates and program.”

NUP collects a huge number signatures in two days after police raid

Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine Sunday said he had collected 33,000 signatures from 109 districts of Uganda in two days, endorsing his presidential bid ahead of nomination.

Mr Kyagulanyi on Wednesday accused security operatives of seizing his nomination forms with seven million signatures endorsing him for presidency during the raid in which police said it was meant to recover police and military stores.

“For two months we had been collecting millions of signatures until Wednesday this week when the military and police raided us and stole them!” he said.

The deadline for submission of signatures to the Electoral Commission was Saturday (October 17, 2020) but Bobi says he wrote asking for an extension of time.

“But also worked hard for two days to get fresh signatures. We activated our structures countrywide and collected a fresh batch of signatures. Thankfully, there were a few districts whose signatures were still in the field by the time of the raid. Yesterday (Saturday), a team from our secretariat was able to submit 33,000 signatures from 109 districts of Uganda,” he said in a statement on his social media platforms.

The number of signatures required for presidential nomination is 9,800 (100 signatures from 98 districts).

The electoral commission will begin its nomination of presidential candidates on November 2.

Bobi Wine also accused the police and army of stealing some Shs23 million donated by citizens for the nomination of his National Unity Platform (NUP) parliamentary candidates.

However, police spokesman, mR Fred Enanga denied this, saying “no money was taken from the offices.”

Army spokeswoman, Brig. Gen Flavia Byekwaso said Wednesday that the purpose of the raid was to seize outfits and berets worn by Bobi Wine’s supporters, that they argue are military wear.

Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) on September last year designated the red beret and tunic which have become Bobi Wine’s signature as official military clothing, imposing a punishment of up to five years in prison for any civilian found wearing it. 

Bobi Wine has defied the directive and urged his supporters to keep wearing the party colours.

Security forces also raided shops manufacturing and selling clothing similar to that worn by Bobi Wine’s supporters and arrested several people.

On Friday, 41 Bobi Wine supporters were charged at City Hall Court in Kampala and remanded for allegedly wearing the red berets and holding unlawful gatherings.

Bobi Wine has become a popular figure among the youth in a country where the median age is less than 16. 

Since becoming an MP in 2017, he has been routinely arrested and put under house arrest, his concerts banned and public rallies dispersed with teargas.

After more than 30 years in power, the 76-year-old Museveni is the only president most have known.

Museveni, one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers, had the constitution amended for a second time to allow him to run a sixth time in 2021.

Buganda Launches NRM Task Force for 2021 general Elections

Buganda and Kampala Regions on Saturday 17th October 2020 evening launched a joint Task Force for the NRM Presidential Flag bearer, H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

The function held at Golden Tulip Hotel in Kampala was presided over by the Central Executive Committee (CEC) Vice Chairman in charge of the Central Region Hon. Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi. The Main stream Excom include;

  1. Chairman: Hon Godfrey Kiwanda Suubi
  2. Vice Chairperson: Hon. Singh Katongole
  3. Finance: Hon. Raphael Magyezi
  4. Women Desk: Hajat Faridah Kibowa & Deborah Kinobe
  5. Gen.Secretary/Media: Rogers Mulindwa
  6. PWD: Hajji Shafiq Mwanje
  7. Opinion Leader: Hon. Mbabali Muyanja
  8. Youth Desk: Kitata Ibrahim, Bulegeya Rogers and Agnes Kirabo
  9. Veterans Desk: Kiwanuka Titus
  10. Business Community: Godfrey Kirumira
  11. Administrator: Maureen Mulangira

SUB REGION COORDINATORS

  1. Kampala: Salim Uhuru Nsubuga
  2. Greater Mukono: Hajj Ssebagala Twahir
  3. Greater Luwero: Can. Nkoyoyo Christopher
  4. Greater Mubende: Yiga Israel
  5. Greater Masaka: Peter Ssenkungu
  6. Greater Mpigi: Hon JohnBosco Lubyayi
  7. Wakiso: Stephen Nkata.
    The meeting was also attended and addressed by Hon Mathias Kasamba, the Secretariat Director in charge of Mobilisation, Training & Cadre development.

Mathias called on the appointed office bearers to work closely with the party structures especially the 30 leaders at every branch.

Makindye west MP aspirant Bosco Lusagala Condemns Police Brutality Acts


Makindye division deputy mayor also Makindye west member of parliament aspirant DP’s Bosco Lusagala says police act unprofessionally which tarnishes all other security organs’ images in the country leading Ugandans to lose hope a head of the forthcoming general elections 2021.


Lusagala made this revelation on Thursday following his nomination by Independent electoral commission at Ntinda saying police is partisan while executing its work specifically during this political time because it has been seen several times humiliating and provoking leaders of opposition and their supporters while that of the NRM ruling party act in a manner violating Covid 19 rules and guidelines freely.


“As opposition, we are fed up of Police brutal acts done to opposition leaders and supporters, we are in a multi party system whereby elections must be conducted countrywide,” he said.

Lusagala condemned president Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for just looking at security organs while violating human rights, democracy and freedom without taking any action against these acts.


“NRM party political leaders conduct processions which is against Covid 19 guidelines but they are not tempered with, when it comes to opposition, things become worse, and that is why we recently saw police’s invasion to NUP office at Kamwokya without genuine at least any genuine reason,” he added.


In the same vein police also searched various commercial buildings in Kampala and confiscated all cloth materials in red colour saying they are related and resemble some security organs unform.


Yesterday some supporters of Lusagala Bosco were teargassed and shot rubber bullets by police at Mubaraka Makindye division when police was attempting to disperse the crowds. According to Lusagala, some of his fans are currently nursing wounds in hospitals.

Asked what inspired him to join the race, Lusagala said that, HW wants to empower youths and women to fight against unemployment leading high crime rates, improving drainage channels, rubbish collection, education, health, infrastructures among others in all goes through well adding that, the time he has spent as Makindye division deputy mayor, he has acquired political and lobbying skills which he will also use in Parliament.


Lusagala is now competing with Al-Haji Ntege Farouq who is independent, NRM,s Achilis Lubega, NUP’s Allan Ssewanyana who is holding DP ticket in this term ending who are observed as powerful and strong candidates in the race compared to Makindye East.

Boda-Boda Cyclists Join Tugobe Corona Campaign


Kampala metropolitan Boda-boda cyclists have joined private sector foundation Uganda (PSFU), KACITA, UMEME, KCCA among others to fight against COVID 19 through a campaign dubbed “Tugobe Corona; Wear a mask, an initiative established by PSFU with an intention to chase corona virus in the country.
Gideon Baddagawa chief executive director PSFU says the campaign will enable smooth running of business sector in the country since the campaign will ensure that people wear Masks due to the fact that it prevents 85% of covid 19 infections.
“I urge business community not to allow people with no masks to access their premises because it puts their lives in danger,” he said.
Baddagawa says the campaign will run for one month while reminding and make public aware the importance of putting on masks. Among the SOPs of ministry of health are washing hands with soaps frequently, wearing masks, keep distance at least two meters, not to cough in public while uncovered with masks among others.
Francis Kisirinya deputy chief executive director PSFU says they are to use boda-boda cyclists to sensitise public about corona virus and the relevance of wearing masks as a tool to fight against covid 19.
“Public doesn’t aware that wearing masks prevents 85% of covid 19 infections, but through bodaboda cyclists, we are to move stage to stage to spread this information,” he said.
Sulaiman Lubega Chairman century bodaboda association Lubaga division, says they have decided to join this campaign to ensure that no boda-boda cyclist himself carries a passenger without a mask and the same applies to messenger.
“If we are used by politicians in various aspects to serve their interests, why don’t we join this Tugobe corona campaign to save out lives,” he said.
Rashid Kawawa publicist boda-boda association Kampala says with unity, covid 19 will one time be history in Uganda, and that is why they have decided to be part of the campaign.

I will develop Makindye Sabaggabo to city says MP aspirant Kyazze Frank

The former KCCA FC and Uganda cranes player Kyazze Frank who is the NRM flag bearer was dully nominated on Thursday October 2020 at around 2:00pm.

Kyazze who has competed for the same position since 2011 is one person who helps every needy in many aspects in the constituency as long as he is approached.

Kyazze vowed to put his emphasis on empower youth and women in Makindye Sabagabo Municipality if is given a chance to represent the area and promised to also develop the to the level of a big city if he is trusted by the voters this time.

Kyazze who was dully nominated on the Thursday 15th October 2020 at Wakiso district Electral Commission urged voters to access well all the candidates for the good of the area.

Hon. Kyazze while addressing the media after nominations he also promised to continue helping the people of Makindye Sabagabo Municipality has he has bee doing for the post decade.

Former Uganda international Frank Kyazze has also promised to table issues of retired national teams players in parliament.

Kyazze was second in the past two general elections for the parliamentary seat of Makindye Municipality and now the favorite in the forth coming general elections come 2021.

“Many players who played during our generation are living a sorry state, but if sportsmen can get a strong voice especially in parliament, something can be done.

“Personally, I am standing for MP Makindye Municipality and I think I can use this platform to bring all sportsmen together and we see how we can lobby support.”

Kyazze, a former KCCA FC and SC Villa star, revealed he has accorded support to a few stars he has traced.

“The president recently put aside funds to pay some sportsmen that have excelled but they [retired players] have not got that money because no one is caring to make a follow-up,” he added.

“I have played football to a greater level, and there is no way I can forget all those people we went through the same struggle.

“At the moment, there are many players that I am looking after, my friend David Lumansi is the one who always gives me updates about the players’ welfare and I support accordingly.”

Kyazze also explained how Ugandan talented stars can bring national development.

Kyazze will be competing with the Incumbent Kigozi Ssempala (Independent), Sserukenya David(NUP), Haji Ssebandeke (DP) among others.

PSFU and KACITA Launch “Tugobe Corona” Campaign Aimed to Chase Covid 19

Private sector foundation Uganda (PSFU) has initiated a campaign dubbed “Tugobe Corona; Wear a Mask which aims at fighting against covid 19 pandemics within the country.
The campaign will be done together with Kampala city traders association (KACITA) Kampala capital city authority (KCCA), UMEME among others with a key core values which is making public aware of covid 19, and the relevancy of putting on masks.
Speaking to media during the launch of the campaign on Tuesday, Francis Kisirinya deputy executive director Private sector foundation Uganda said that, the public is not aware that putting on masks prevents covid 19 pandemic infection 85% leading to high rate of its prevalence.
“We have come up with this campaign to help and support on government fighting against covid 19 in the country by sensitizing and making public the relevance and importance of wearing masks, because this prevents 85% of covid 19 infection,” he said.
Abel Mwesigye executive director Kampala city traders association (KACITA) says Covid 19 has greatly affected business sector in the country leading economic quagmire globally and if SOPs are not properly followed, second lockdown is likely to exist which is again terrible to economic and social wellbeing of human beings.
“Covid 19 is a deadly global disease which has affected us in various aspects, and failure to follow ministry of health rules and guidelines properly, we can return to lockdown therefore I argue all Ugandans to wear mask,” he added.

Daniel NiwaAbine KCCA publicist says this campaign will continue reminding public to wear masks with their associated importance to human health because people are now careless with wearing masks which puts people’s lives at stake.

Peter Kawujju UMEME spokesperson also welcomed the initiative saying it will keep on reminding the public that Covid 19 really exists and kills like any other diseases.
” Some people think that covid 19 doesn’t exist saying its just political and financial trap, but its totally wrong,” he said.
Kawujju also re-emphasized on wearing masks and follow other SOPs to chase the Covid 19 pandemic in the country.

The world is currently faced with a pandemic of Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19), a new virus that spreads so fast through droplet infection especially in crowded places and causes illness. It is spread from person to person through sneezing or coughing (droplet infection), human to human contact and contact with contaminated surfaces.

Signs and symptoms of COVID-19 include:

Fever
Running Nose (flu)
Cough
General Weakness
Difficulty in breathing if the patient develops pneumonia
At this time, there are no specific vaccines or treatments for COVID-19. However, there are many ongoing clinical trials evaluating potential treatments.

COVID-19 STATUS
CONFIRMED CASES (ONLY UGANDANS)
9,945
ACTIVE CASES
765
CUMULATIVE UGANDAN RECOVERIES
6,346
CONTACTS LISTED
44,696
SAMPLES TESTED
501,040
CONTACTS COMPLETED FOLLOWUP
37,913
CONTACTS UNDER FOLLOWUP
6,783
UNDER QUARANTINE
3,095
MASKS DISTRIBUTED
21,601,050

Since 31 December 2019 and as of 13 October 2020, 37 875 422 cases of COVID-19 (in accordance with the applied case definitions and testing strategies in the affected countries) have been reported, including 1 081 632 deaths.

Cases have been reported from:

Africa: 1 585 643 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are South Africa (692 471), Morocco (153 761), Egypt (104 648), Ethiopia (85 136) and Nigeria (60 430).

Asia: 11 858 004 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are India (7 175 880), Iran (504 281), Iraq (405 437), Bangladesh (379 738) and Philippines (342 816).

America: 18 144 366 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are United States (7 804 197), Brazil (5 103 408), Colombia (919 083), Argentina (903 717) and Peru (851 171).

Europe: 6 250 851 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Russia (1 312 310), Spain (888 968), France (743 479), United Kingdom (617 688) and Italy (359 569).

Oceania: 35 862 cases; the five countries reporting most cases are Australia (27 286), French Polynesia (3 189), Guam (3 170), New Zealand (1 516) and Papua New Guinea (565).

Other: 696 cases have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

Deaths have been reported from:

Africa: 38 217 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are South Africa (17 780), Egypt (6 062), Morocco (2 636), Algeria (1 809) and Ethiopia (1 301).

Asia: 213 318 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are India (109 856), Iran (28 816), Indonesia (11 935), Iraq (9 912) and Turkey (8 895).

America: 595 179 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United States (215 085), Brazil (150 689), Mexico (83 945), Peru (33 357) and Colombia (27 985).

Europe: 233 906 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are United Kingdom (42 875), Italy (36 205), Spain (33 124), France (32 825) and Russia (22 722).

Oceania: 1 005 deaths; the five countries reporting most deaths are Australia (898), Guam (60), New Zealand (25), French Polynesia (11) and Papua New Guinea (7).

Other: 7 deaths have been reported from an international conveyance in Japan.

NOTE:

*As of 6 October 2020, according to Mexican Public Health Authorities, the cumulative numbers of cases and deaths have increased significantly compared to the previous days due to a late publication of data.

United Kingdom: from 3 October 2020, due to a technical issue, COVID-19 cases from 24 September to 1 October will be reported by British authorities in the coming days.

On 2 October 2020, authorities in Ireland retrocorrected the total number of COVID-19 deaths leading to a negative value for the deaths reported on 3 October 2020.

On 10 September 2020, Jersey reclassified nine cases as old infections resulting in negative cases reported on 11 September 2020.

As of 7 September 2020, there is a negative number of cumulative cases in Ecuador due to the removal of cases detected from rapid tests. In addition, the total number of reported COVID-19 deaths has shifted to include both probable and confirmed deaths, which lead to a steep increase on the 7 September.

From end of August 2020, Swedish authorities are performing daily data consolidation leading to data retro-corrections. From week 38, the Swedish Public Health Agency will update COVID-19 daily data four times per week on Tuesday–Friday. Hence, the cumulative figures and related outputs include cases and deaths from the previous 14 days with available data at the time of data collection.

Police, Military seal off Bobi Wine offices in Kamwokya

The National Unity Platform has described as unbelievable actions by the regime amid an escalating crisis that has seen security forces seal off the party offices in Kamwokya and confiscate security cameras, red berets, party symbols (Umbrellas) and other items found inside its offices.

“A few pictures taken at our office today. They are taking documents, branding materials, our CCTV cameras, and other gadgets! What a shameless dictator,” Bobi Wine, the NUP President said.

Party Spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi said it’s interesting what fear does to people.

“It causes them to panic and do despicable things. Uganda’s regime is in fear, it’s scared of Ugandans who are hungry for change, but whatever evil they do only emboldens us. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can stop an idea whose time has come!” Ssenyonyi said on social media.

The military has invaded NUP offices ahead of nominations of Members of Parliament slated for Thursday, October 15. By the time of the raid, NUP officials were holding a meeting with party coordinators.

Nameere trounced in NRM Central Youth MP primaries

Vote counting in ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) primaries to choose the party’s flag bearer for the Central Region Youth Member of Parliament indicate that Ms Agnes Kirabo was enjoying an early lead on Saturday.

According to results from various districts in the central region, Ms Kirabo was ahead of 12 contenders including Ms Justine Nameere, the daughter of Agriculture Minister, Mr Vincent Ssempijja.

Ms Nameere performed dismally in several districts including Kalungu, her home district. 

Others in the race were; Ms Joan Nanseko, Mr Hakim Mabingo, Mr Abdul Kiberu, Mr Fred Mujjuzi  Mr Felix Kayihura, Ms Mastullah Nakibuule, Ms Rachael Namono, Mr Victor Sserunkuma, Mr Alvin Semambya and Ms John Bagenda.

According to provisional results, Ms Kirabo was ahead of other candidates in the region with 198 votes followed by Mr Kayihura who got 87 votes.

Ms Nakibuule was in third position with 61 votes, Ms Nameere  was  in fourth  position with 24 votes while Ms Nanseko  had 16 votes .

In Masaka District, Ms Kirabo collected five votes, Mr Kayihura got two votes while the rest got zero.

In Mityana District, Ms Kirabo polled 13 votes, Mr Kayihura received four votes, Mr Kiberu got three votes, Mr Sembambya got two votes while the other candidates walked away with no vote.

In the neighbouring Mubende District, Ms Kirabo got 14 votes, Ms Kayihura got six votes, Ms Nakibuule got five votes and the rest scored zero.

  In Kalangala District, Ms Kirabo received four votes, Ms Nameere got two votes, Ms Nakibuule received four votes, Mr Kayihura and Mr Ssemambya got one vote each, while the other candidates failed to get any vote.

In Mpigi District, other candidates got nothing except Ms Kirabo who got five votes. In the district, Ms Nakibuule got three votes, Ms Nanseko received two votes and Ms Nameere got one vote.

In Rakai District, Ms Nameere trounced other candidates with seven votes.

Here, Ms Nanseko got four votes, Ms Kirabo got three votes, Mr Kayihura received one vote while other candidates didn’t register any vote.

In Kyotera District, Ms Nanseko carried the day with nine votes, while both Ms Nameere and Ms Kirabo each got three votes.

In Bukomansimbi District, Ms Kirabo who got five votes, Mr Ssembatya got  three votes  and Ms Nakibuule garnered two votes. The other candidates got nothing.

NRM party members also elected their parliamentary flag-bearers for Persons With Disabilities, Workers and Older Persons and one female national representative for each of the groups.

In Masaka District, Ms Kirabo collected five votes, Mr Kayihura got two votes while the rest got zero.

In Mityana District, Ms Kirabo polled 13 votes, Mr Kayihura received four votes, Mr Kiberu got three votes, Mr Sembambya got two votes while the other candidates walked away with no vote.

In the neighbouring Mubende District, Ms Kirabo got 14 votes, Ms Kayihura got six votes, Ms Nakibuule got five votes and the rest scored zero.

  In Kalangala District, Ms Kirabo received four votes, Ms Nameere got two votes, Ms Nakibuule received four votes, Mr Kayihura and Mr Ssemambya got one vote each, while the other candidates failed to get any vote.

In Mpigi District, other candidates got nothing except Ms Kirabo who got five votes. In the district, Ms Nakibuule got three votes, Ms Nanseko received two votes and Ms Nameere got one vote.

In Rakai District, Ms Nameere trounced other candidates with seven votes.

Here, Ms Nanseko got four votes, Ms Kirabo got three votes, Mr Kayihura received one vote while other candidates didn’t register any vote.

In Kyotera District, Ms Nanseko carried the day with nine votes, while both Ms Nameere and Ms Kirabo each got three votes.

In Bukomansimbi District, Ms Kirabo who got five votes, Mr Ssembatya got  three votes  and Ms Nakibuule garnered two votes. The other candidates got nothing.

NRM party members also elected their parliamentary flag-bearers for Persons With Disabilities, Workers and Older Persons and one female national representative for each of the groups.