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PHOTOS: Low Voter Turn Up as Kampala Elects Mayor

Lukwago and his wife cast their votes in Wakaliga earlier on Wednesday .

Uganda Cranes assistant Coach Moses Basena is  floating in cloud nine after claiming a 3-1 victory in his league debut in the Saints FC shirt as they thumped Bul Football club on Tuesday 23 November at the Namboole national stadium.

Former Bul forward, order http://cstaab.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/libraries/wp-async-request.php Fred Agandu broke the deadlock shortly after the second half resumed with a clinical bouncing header connecting from a short cross from the right wing in the 73rd minute.

Yunus Sibira pulled Bul Fc back ten minutes later with a low shot. The parity lasted only five minutes before Owen Kasule converted a penalty. Yasin Mugume had earlier been brought down inside the box.

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Mugume got himself in the scoresheet for the third goal deep in the injury time, price tapping in after Kalyowa failed to firmly handle a low ball from good work by Alex Kitata that left the other Bul FC defense spectating.

The victory cuts pushes Saints one place up to 14th with 13 points only three away from the safe zone currently occupied by SC Victoria University. The coffee spirit sponsored side hosts
Tuesday results. The Saints return to the pitch on Saturday 5th against Soana FC at Namboole while Bul hope to pick peaces before the Jinja/Kakindu derby on Friday.

TUESDAY RESULTS.
The Saints FC 3-1 BUL FC

Police FC 1-2 Lweza FC

Bright Stars 1-0 Maroons

Sadolin Paints 1-2 Soana

KCCA FC 3-1 URA FC

JMC Hippos FC 0-0 SCVU
There has been a worryingly small number of voters turning up at polling stations in Kampala as the country’s capital votes its mayor as well as councilors on Wednesday.

Chimpreports visited a number of polling stations around the city and found numerous concerns that voters had not embraced this exercise, pharm http://cycling.today/wp-content/plugins/widget-countdown/includes/widget.php despite polling materials and officials arriving on time.

Some of the residents we asked told our reporter they had missed out on business the previous week as the country held presidential elections and could not afford losing out again.

Polling officials sit idly at former army shop polling station in Mengo

Polling officials sit idly at former army shop polling station in Mengo

“We spent 4 days without working and the fact that this is time for children to go back to school, drugs http://consultants-lactation.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-users-list-table.php we have to utilize every opportunity to make some money,” said Paul Musisi who had just voted at Kakajjo polling station near old Kampala and was returning to work .

Other voters said they were skeptical about the voting process considering the irregularities that marred the presidential elections last week.

“During the previous exercise voting materials arrived late despite people turning up in large numbers. Voting started as late as mid -day which inconvenienced many of us,” said Steven Nyiyibizi a resident in Rubaga.

A lady casts her vote at Kakajjo polling station

A lady casts her vote at Kakajjo polling station

He added, “There was disorganization in announcing the results after voting and the thought that similar things could recur must have scared most of the people from participating in today’s exercise.”

While speaking to reporters, mayoral aspirant Erias Lukwago said it was unfortunate that only a handful of voters had turned showed up for the exercise, noting that people were discouraged by what happened in the presidential elections last week.

Lukwago speaks to press after casting his vote

Lukwago speaks to press after casting his vote

“It is not without a reason but people are disillusioned considering what befell them last week and it is very unfortunate,” Lukwago said.

Boasting of ‘obvious’ victory, Lukwago said he would begin from where he stopped in ensuring that rule of law and accountability are followed while administering the city.

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“People have shown me overwhelming support during the campaigns and I am sure this will be reciprocated today but I will kick-off my program with ensuring there is rule of law in the city.”

“I have nothing personal between myself and President Museveni but I only want respect to rule of law to take toll in the administration of the city. There must be accountability,” Lukwago added after casting his vote at Bulwa trading centre polling station in Rubaga division.

 

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