PPP to Send 130 Aspirants to TDA for Consideration


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According to Gayira, the aspirants have already been endorsed by the Peoples Progressive Party structures.

The People's Progressive Party-PPP is considering sending 130 aspirants for various elective positions for consideration under The Democratic Alliance- TDA. Saddam Gayira, the PPP vice president says the list includes 30 Parliamentary aspirants, 70 councilors, and 30 aspirants for LC III and V councilor's seats.

According to Gayira, the aspirants have already been endorsed by the People's Progressive Party structures. Some of those eyeing parliamentary seats under PPP include Wasswa Ssebagala, Entebbe Municipality, Ivan Mponye Kssanda North, Santa Okot Pader Woman and Soroti Municipality Jimmy Orio Okot.

Others include Sam Akol for Kumi County, David Opi, Tororo County, Asega Habib, Arua municipality, Robert Mugabe Gulu municipality and Kasozi Robert for Kassanda South among others. Once their names are forwarded to The Democratic Alliance for consideration, the PPP candidates will compete with candidates from other parties in the alliance.

The Democratic Alliance is a loose coalition of seven political parties including Democratic Party (DP), Uganda People's Congress (UPC), and Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA), Conservative Party (CP), Justice Forum (JEEMA), People's Progressive Party and civil society activists.

It also includes the Go-Forward-Pro Change and Pressure for National Unity (PNU) led by the former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi's and former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya respectively.


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Beatrice Nyangoma
Beatrice Nyangoma values her independence as a journalist. This was one of her major considerations before she became a URN staffer in 2015.

Nyangoma says, "I like URN because it gives me room to decide what stories I want to work on. That is so important to me."

The URN Jinja bureau chief since July 2016, Nyangoma considers health matters a beat close to her heart. One of the highlights of her career so far were her exclusive interviews unveiling the rot in Mulago hospital in early 2016.

Nyangoma started out writing for the Red Pepper newspaper in 2011 in her final year of university. She was majorly a health reporter. In 2012, Nyangoma moved to Top Television as a health, business reporter and weekend news editor. She was also the assistant editorial manager of Kabarole Research and Resource Centre FM (KRC FM).