Members of the National Resistance Movement in the new district of Namutumba have chosen their party representatives who will contest for the LC5 chair and the Woman MP parliamentary seat in the August 28th elections.
Namutumba and nine other new districts around Uganda are gearing up for the election of their first district representatives. Nominations for candidates intending to vie for office take place on August 1st and 2nd.
The NRM candidates up for election in Namutumba are Michael Saire, who beat Dennis Balwanirewa to win the nomination for the LC5 elections. Balwanirewa has been serving as the caretaker LC5 chairperson of Namutumba.
The NRM members also elected Lydia Kibwika to contest for the Woman MP seat. Kibwika beat Florence Mutyabule, the president of the Busoga Diocese Mothers' Union.
If Mutyabule does not stand as an independent candidate, it is expected that Kibwika may be elected to the post unanimously because no one else has expressed interest in the post.
Namutumba district was carved out of Paliisa district. It shares a border with Iganga and Tororo districts.