Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The Alliance for National Transformation-ANT presidential candidate, Gen. Gregg Mugisha Muntu postponed his planned campaign meeting in Kalangala citing transport complications.
He, however, says the decision did not affect his planned campaign meetings in Kyotera and Rakai and those of Ssembabule, Bukomansimbi and Kalungu tomorrow. He says ANT will organize and plan for a future date on, which they can hold the Kalangala meeting.
Kalangala is made of 84 islands that make up its seven sub-counties, 17 parishes and 105 villages.
Speaking about his first week of campaigns in different parts of Uganda, Muntu said that his experience with the voters has been the same.
“We have met enthusiasm from the population. We have sustained the message that we keep pushing out to them, raising the hopes of the population that they need to be confident that change is possible and that actually with the participation of the population that we can change the direction of politics in this country,” said Muntu.
He also notes that one of the outstanding complaints from the population that his campaign team has interfaced with is the unfulfilled pledges made in the past presidential campaigns.
In the past one week, Gen. Muntu has campaigned in Rubaga, Makindye and Central Divisions in Kampala, Ntungamo, Rwampara, Mitooma, Rubirizi, Bushenyi, Sheema districts in Western Uganda.
He completed his first-week of campaigns in South Buganda districts namely Lyantonde, Lwengo and Masaka. Since he started his campaigns, under his party slogan ‘People First- A New Future’ Gen Muntu’s message focuses on transforming slums with better affordable housing, establishing the National Health Insurance Scheme, a 10 percent budgetary allocation to the Agriculture Sector and establishment of an Agriculture Bank among others.
Meanwhile, the other presidential candidates also continue with their campaigns across the country.
National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni was expected in Gulu, National Unity Platform’s (NUP) candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was in Mayuge, Bugiri and Iganga districts while Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) candidate, Patrick Oboi Amuriat was in Pader and Agago districts.