doctor http://conceive.ca/wp-includes/feed-atom.php sans-serif; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 150%;”>Kabareme, http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php who is the General Secretary for Kihiihi Traders’ Association, told Museveni during the latter’s visit to the district to commission the reconstruction of Mitano Bridge that businessmen in the area want him to stand unopposed as the NRM candidate in the 2016 presidential elections.
However, this did not impress Kanungu political leaders who had earlier refused to back the Kyankwanzi resolution to front Museveni as their flag-bearer in the upcoming polls.
The NRM leaders said they had endorsed Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi for the elective post.
Ali Rugomwa, NRM Vice Chairperson Kanugu district lashed at the traders for undermining the resolutions passed during the district convention and vowed to maintain their position despite the traders’ act.
President Museveni receives the plaque and the chair from Karabareme
He stressed that the traders who form majority of the population in the town intended to attract the President’s attention contrary to Kanungu people’s wishes.
“As party leaders in Kanungu district, we don’t know how the traders came out with such a move,” Ali said, adding, “the people of Kanungu will not accept the idea of sole candidature.”
James Ruugi Kaberuka, District Councillor, Kihihi sub-county said the people of Kanungu believe in democracy and the provisions of the NRM party constitution and that they will not reverse their position.
Kaberuka added that the idea of sole candidature is a violation of NRM members’ rights since it prevents eligible contenders from taking up higher positions in the party.
“The traders and their leaders’ actions undermine the consent of the people of Kanungu who resolved not support the Kyankwanzi resolution,” said Kanungu district speaker, Charles Besesya.
However, Karabareme said he represented the traders who decided to support the president’s candidature due to the peace and stability enjoyed by the region for the last 28 years.
The amusement park was burnt to ashes
Chimp Corp Bob Abaho says Karabareme’s amusement park popularly known as ‘Ekibingo’ located in Kihihi Town Council along Kihihi -Rukungiri road reportedly went down in flames at about 5pm on Thursday, shortly after the workers had left.
The raging fire flames destroyed property worth millions of shillings.
Karabareme narrating his ordeal to Deputy RDC Richard Kanungu Ndyana at the crime scene
Karabareme attributed the cause of the fire to “political wrangles in the district.”
“Some of us who supported Museveni are being targeted by those who don’t want him. We urge police to intervene before the situation gets out of hand,” added Karabareme.
The fire came just days after the association agreed to invite either the Minister for Presidency Frank Tumwebaze or his Trade counterpart, Amelia Kyambadde to officiate at the opening ceremony of their new offices.
“They have decided to intimidate us by burning the business of our secretary to instil fear in our hearts and arm-twist us to cancel the function but we shall not allow being intimidated,” said a member in the business community.
Karabareme is also known for leading a camp of traders that condemned the May 23 Ngoto convention during which a cross section of NRM leaders in Kanungu rejected Museveni’s sole candidature.