Four journalists in Hoima have resigned their jobs to join the political race ahead of the 2011 general elections.
They are Ausi Balyesiima of Daily Monitor, Kadir Kirungi the programs Director Radio Hoima, Livingstone Ssetumba and Vincent Alpha Opio both of Liberty Broadcasting Services.
The journalists claim that after serving the population in the media they feel its time to join politics to foster development.
Ausi Balyesiima, who is contesting as councilor to Kahoora Division says that his area is under represented.
Balyesiima says that he has carried out ample research on the issues affecting the division and is ready to serve his people given the mandate.
Kadir Kirungi, the former program director Radio Hoima has his eyes on the Busiisi Division LC III seat.
Kirungi says that after serving his areas as a councilor he is now ready to steer the division to greater heights as LC III chairman.
He has already hit the campaign trail to boast his election bid to unseat Fred Kabagyo, the incumbent LC III chairperson.
Vincent Alpha Opio is campaigning to unseat Alex Kabusomba Byensi as Kabwoya district councilor. In 2006, Opio contested the same seat and lost to Byensi.
Opio now says that, he has corrected the mistakes that cost him the seat in the 2006 elections and is confident of victory.
He says that top on his political agenda is to improve educational standards of Kabwoya Sub County during his term of office.
Kabwoya Sub County, registered the worst performance in Hoima district last year during the primary leaving Examinations.
Opio says that he has consulted several school proprietors in the district who have pledged to work with him to improve educational standards in the sub county.
Livingstone Ssetumba is eyeing the Western Ward Councilor' seat on an independent ticket.