BY WILBER MUHWEZI
IN BUSHENYI —
Leaders and citizens from Bushenyi district Tuesday approved a proposed bill that is aimed at stopping use of huge sums of money in political campaigns in a process of electing political leaders into office.
The approval was made Tuesday Nov. 29, 2016 at Katungu mothers’ union hall in Bushenyi town.
The proposed private members bill is expected to be presented on the floor of Uganda’s parliament soon according to the National Coordinator of Alliance for Election Finance Monitoring (ACFIM), Mr. Henry Muguzi.
During a half day meeting held at Katungu mothers’ union hall in Bushenyi town, parliamentary and local leaders noted that it was appropriate to have the law.
Umar Muhanguzi, a former parliamentary candidate for Igara West constituency in Bushenyi district and district NRM secretary general, revealed that the bill should also include a provision of punishing political king makers who dish into campaigns a lot of money on behalf of some candidates.
Paul Turyamureeba Kahiigi, the former candidate for Bushenyi district chairmanship who is currently in the court of appeal tussling it out with Jafari Basajabalaba noted that its NRM party leaders that are monitorizing elections.