Supporters Clean Kabale Town Ahead of Besigye Visit

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In short
Dr Besigye is expected in Kabale on Saturday January 30, 2015 where he will hold campaign rallies in Kamwezi, Kitanga, Muhanga Town Council, Bukinda Trading Centre, Kabanyonyi and Kyanamira Sub County headquarters before heading to Kabale Municipal stadium for his main rally.

Kabale town has suddenly become spotless thanks to a drive launched by Forum for Democratic Change party enthusiasts to clean all streets and drainages ahead of a visit by the party presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye.

Dr Besigye is expected in Kabale on Saturday January 30, 2015 where he will hold campaign rallies in Kamwezi, Kitanga, Muhanga Town Council, Bukinda Trading Centre, Kabanyonyi and Kyanamira Sub County headquarters before heading to Kabale Municipal stadium for his main rally.

He will then take the campaign to Karujanga in Rubaya Sub County, Kacerere in Bufundi Sub County, Nfasha in Muko Sub County and Mulore in Ikumba Sub County on Sunday.

There is visible excitement among locals who have spent the entire day cleaning and jubilating in anticipation of the visit. Kabale town, a stronghold of FDC party was covered by activities which included among others unblocking drainage channels and sweeping.  The group was led by Kabale district Party Secretary General Sentaro Byamugisha.

Kigongi LC IV Councillor Leopold Twesigye says the intention is to give Dr Besigye a heroic welcome to Kabale.
 
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Sentaro Byamugisha the Kabale FDC district secretary general told Uganda Radio Network-URN that the move is also aimed at mobilizing the supporters ahead of the visit.

Julius Tituryebwa is one of those that turned up to clean the town: He says that the exercise was very vital because it did not only leave Kabale town clean but also brought together the supporters of the party.

 

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