Polling Unceartainities Weigh Down on Fort-Portal Voters

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An air of uncertainty hangs in Fort Portal Municipality following the delays in the delivery of voting materials for the NRM Primary elections. None of the 93 polling stations in Fort-Portal has recieved the voting materials. Voter turn up remained high, but many have resigned to a wait and see attitude. Some voters have gathered in small groups debating whether or not the voting will take place today. Voters like David Kijumba, a resident of Maguru South Division, stood resigned wondering whether it was still worth waiting for the voting materials. Alex Kiiza, the NRM returming officer for Nyaburara A village, in South division, was equally puzzled by the twist of events. He explians that voting materials were expeceted at the polling stations at 7:00a.m and then voting would begin at 8:00a.m. Kiiza says that he has tried in vain to contact the NRM district officials over the delay. //Cue in: "these people are here..." Cue out: "...we don't know what is taking place."// Godfrey Nyakahuma, the Kabarole district NRM Chairman and Sande Tibamwenda, the NRM district returning officer could not be reached for a comment, because their phones were switched off.

 

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Emmanuel Kajubu
Emmanuel Kajubu is proud to have been the first Ugandan journalist to write in depth pieces about the Tooro Kingdom institution. His knowledge of the inner workings of the Tooro Kingdom is what made him privy to the splits in the royal family. These splits almost challenged Tooro Omukama Oyo Nyimba Iguru's reign.

Culture, agriculture and the environment are just two areas of many of interest to Kajubu. As long as he has held a pen, Kajubu has also written about public policy, health and crime.

Kajubu is keen on impacting his society not just as a writer but also a trainer and mentor. Bundibugyo and Ntoroko districts fall under his docket. Kajubu has been a URN staff member since 2008.