Ugandans today continue with yet another set of elections, this time to choose a Lord Mayor for Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), District Chairpersons, Directly Elected Councilors and Women Councilors.
Key among the elections to watch out for will be the Kampala mayoral race that will see Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago battling to retain his position.
He is up against the NRM’s Ragga Dee alias Daniel Kazibwe as his main challenger as well as Democratic Party’s Issa Kikungwe.
Lukwago will cast his vote at Wakaliga, Mbalwa polling station at 11am, while Ragga Dee is expected to vote at 9am from LC1 meeting place polling centre located at Kizungu zone Makindye division.
In Wakiso district the main candidates’ aspiring for the L5 seat include DP’s Matia Lwanga Bwanika the incumbent, Jonah Nsubuga and the FDC’s Haruna Kyeyune.
The incumbent Matia Lwanga Bwanika is expected to cast his vote at St. Jude Catholic Church Namulanda at 10am.
Voting starts at 7:00am and closes at 4pm. However, the exercise is yet to kick off at many polling stations.
In Kampala’s Kawempe and Makindye divisions, polling stations are yet to open and polling materials were by 7:00am still being packed for distribution at the division headquarters.
In Jinja polling materials have been delivered at Kakindu polling center and polling officials are all present but the exercise had not started by 7:30am because there were no voters yet.
And in the city center, polling materials have been delivered at many polling centers like Nakivubo Blue and Railway Grounds but there are no voters yet.
Story By Ruth Anderah & Benjamin Jumbe