Voting is ongoing as Ugandans elect city mayors in the 11 cities and district chairpersons, their councilors countrywide.
According to Electoral Commission (EC) roadmap, today’s elections of District Local Government Councils shall include elections for District/City Chairpersons, Lord Mayor, Mayors, and Councilors at local government level.
The cities include Kampala, Jinja, Arua, Gulu, Mbarara, Fort Portal, Mbale, Masaka, Hoima, Lira and Soroti.
In Kampala, the tighter contest is between Kampala District Woman MP Nabilah Naggayi, local artiste, Joseph Mayanja, aka Jose Chameleon,NRM’s Dan Kazibwe, aka Ragga Dee and former Kampala Central Division Mayor, Godfrey Nyakana against the incumbent and FDC’s Erias Lukwago.
In Mbarara City Mayoral seat has attracted six candidates that include the interim (incumbent) mayor, Robert Mugabe Kakyebezi (NRM), who is competing with Stanley Katembeya of the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, Apollo Kibira (Independent ), Vincent Mugarura (Alliance for National Transformation), Albert Atukunda (Independent) and Peter Mpaka Ayamba (National Unity Platform party).
However in Mbarara district the contest is between NRM’s Didas Tabaro and Independent Hygin Kururagire and according to our reporter Jonan Beinomugisha who was in Bukiro Sub County this morning, the voting started with low turn up.