Betty Olive Kamya, the only woman contender for the presidency, is facing hard time selling her federal campaign to the voters in the west Nile region.
A federal system of government is one that divides the powers of government between the national government and state and local governments.
Kamya who is also President of the Uganda Federal Alliance, is in the West Nile region on her campaign trail to mobilize Ugandans to support federal system of governance. She asked the residents there to vote for her in the fourth coming presidential elections.
On Monday, Kamya took a laborious task to sell her federal campaign but to a seemingly unconvinced electorate. The voters in Arua roundly rejected the federal system of governance on grounds that it is not a solution for the raging problems facing the West Nile region.
Faruk Andabati, one of the voters, argued that Federal system of governance is not ideal for a small country like Uganda. He also made it clear that this is not the right time to agitate for Federal.
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Clement Aluma, another voter in Arivu Sub County, said that he would not vote for the Federal Alliance if the campaign strategy were not changed.
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Ronald Afeku, another voter in Arua municipality, was however convinced that Federal is the right system especially in as far as the management of resources and distribution of wealth is concerned.
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Meanwhile Betty Kamya appears resolute in her determination to sell her federal campaign.
Addressing residents of Terego, Kamya explained that if Uganda were governed by the federal system, the West Nile region, which produces 90% of the tobacco, would be able to generate and manage its income.
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Kamya who started her West Nile tour with Arua district yesterday today headed to Adjumani and Moyo. From there she will come to Koboko and Yumbe.
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