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The state of Jinja's economy varies greatly throughout the district, but one thing is certain; nominated Candidates have the same priorities for Jinja.
Most of the parliamentary candidates nominated this morning, have pledged that jumpstarting strategies aimed at eradicating poverty, boosting incomes and improving education will be their key priorities if elected into parliament.
18 candidates vying for the Butembe, Jinja East and West and Kagoma constituencies have so far been confirmed nominated. Flavia Mujulizi, the Jinja electoral commission returning officer, confirmed them this morning.
Moses Talugende of Democratic Party, Najibu Kezaala, an Independent and Moses Grace Balyeku have been declared nominated to contest for Jinja West constituency.
Moses Grace Balyeku, urged politicians and voters to practice politics of development that will improve Jinja image, not intrigue.
Their supporters who are all eager to see visionary leaders in the 9th parliament accompanied the candidates to the nomination centers.
Catherine Obwoyo, a voter from Jinja west constituency says some candidates have tried to improve incomes through provision of money to women groups, motorcycles to men for transport, leaving out education.
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Nusurah Nabukalu, a voter from Butembe constituency says the issues of land and jiggers have retarded people's infrastructural and socio-economic development in the constituency.
The voters feel insecure from land grabbers like the incidence in Kamigo, where Madhivani Company is contesting 5000 hectares from over 20,000 homes.
She wants candidates to handle poor health brought about by poverty in Butembe.
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Kirya Wanzala, an Independent, Hannington Basakana, an Independent and Hon. David Migereko, an incumbent have been nominated to stand for Butembe constituency.
Hannington Basakana, says the solution to the problems of poverty and land in Butembe constituency of poverty and land should be addressed by a leader who has their issues in his manifesto.
David Migereko, says he will help people of Butembe improve their standards of living through sensitization on how to acquire land titles.
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Four women members of parliament have been nominated. They are Maureen Walube Kyalya of FDC, Agnes Nabirye of NRM, Ruth Tuma an Incumbent on Independent and Josephine Nambooze, for DP.
They pledged to improve the status of women in homes and work, through education. Moses Nagaya, an Independent has been nominated for Jinja East constituency and seven others for Kagoma constituency.
Frank Nabwiso, an FDC candidate for Kagoma constituency says it is time to ask the voters what they want to be included in his manifesto. He is one of the candidates who agree with signing a contract with the voters on his manifesto that will be reviewed every six months.
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