KAMPALA â€” Mayoral candidate John Ssenseko Kulubya has pledged to set up a university scheme to help poor students pay tuition fees. He was on Saturday addressing his supporters at Kampala International University. Kulubya said many students drop out of university because they cannot raise the high fees. He promised to rid roads of cars in dangerous mechanical condition.
KAMPALA â€” Acting mayor Hasib Takuba is ready to withdraw from the mayoral race if the Democratic Party (DP) executive endorses Nasser Sebaggala to use the party symbol. Takuba, who is also contesting for the seat on the DP ticket, yesterday said he would not stand as an independent. The Electoral Commission in a letter said the two DP candidates had created problems for the commission.
KAMPALA â€” Buganda Road Court has issued a warrant of arrest for Bamunanika MP Ali Ndawula for reportedly issuing a false cheque. This was after Ndawula failed to turn up before the court for the third time yesterday. Prosecution said on August 2002, Ndawula issued a false cheque of sh1.8m to Dativa Mululu Kayongo.
KAMPALA â€” The huge emotional crowds that FDC presidential candidate Col. Kizza Besigye attracts cannot scare the NRM party, James Kinobe told journalists at Parliament yesterday. Kinobe, who is Katikamu North MP, said Besigye lacks leadership skills and cannot be an alternative to president Yoweri museveniâ€™. FDCâ€™s vice-president in Buganda region Patrick Kiggundu, however, said, â€œLet them (NRM leaders) not pretend. Why doesnâ€™t their candidate also get the crowds? Let them wait for February when we win.â€
KABAROLE â€” Security agencies have been urged to respect the law during the electoral process. The resident district commissioner, Charles Ndiwa Chemasuet, was yesterday addressing a five-day refresher course for local administration Police and Prison staff at Buhinga Primary School in Fort portal Municipality.