Journalists Rumanzi, Kakyene Nominated for Parliament in Ntungamo

Three journalists in Ntungamo have been nominated to contest for parliamentary seats in the forthcoming coming elections in Ntungamo district.

Perez Rumanzi, a Daily Monitor correspondent for Ntungamo and Rukungiri districts was nominated to contest for Ntungamo Municipality MP on the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) ticket.

Before joining Monitor in 2006, he worked for Red Pepper and later joined Radio West.

He will be facing the incumbent Ntungamo Municipality MP Gerald Karuhanga who is on the ANT ticket, Yonah Musinguzi the Bikwasizehi NRM flag bearer, Bishanga Moses Kafumba, Ampereza Hillary and Edward Beyendeza Bekunda who are all independents.

Speaking to the press shortly after nomination, Rumanzi vowed to among others to fight for the restoration of the Presidential term and age limits once sent to parliament.

He also challenged fellow journalists across the country to get involved in active politics.

Other journalists nominated included Namanya Santrina Kakyene who pledged to advocate for the less privileged people especially the voters of Ruhaama East County.

Kachene, the former Manager of Boona FM Rukungiri who is running as an independent vowed to ride on the vast exposure to the community he has gathered.


Meanwhile, Isaac Nuwagaba who worked for Vision Group in Kabale was also nominated for Ruhaama West constituency.

He pledged to create more jobs and to fight for restoration of Ankole Kingdom which was abolished in 1966 by former president, Dr Milton Obote.

The nominations ended peacefully at exactly 5pm with 24 candidates nominated in Ntungamo.

One aspirant, Robert Muhangi who was running for Kajara County missed nominations because he came late.


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