PHOTOS: Feast Day in Sheema as Kateshumbwa Ousts Minister Elioda Tumwesigye

Celebrations have started in Sheema Municipality where former URA top shot Dicksons Kateshumbwa floored the incumbent, Elioda Mwesigye in this Friday’s NRM Primaries.

Goats have been slaughtered for a massive fete this evening.

Women were seen mingling millet and washing dishes as men prepared beef for the party.

Kateshumbwa employed the door-do-door campaign strategy to challenge Elioda, a household name.

The Minister is said to have supported thousands of Sheema people to receive drugs during the 1990s when HIV/AIDS was ravaging the country.

Kateshumbwa addressing his fans on Friday afternoon (Courtesy photos)

He also obtained thousands of bursaries for children in the area.


However, Kateshumbwa stormed the area with energy, putting Elioda’s political career at stake.

Kateshumbwa recently said the people of Sheema Municipality were divided because of selfish and irresponsible leadership, undermining efforts to develop the area.


“We have failed to galvanize our strength and ideas to build and unite Sheema towards economi

Kateshumbwa won today’s primaries

c prosperity. I seek to unite all the people of Sheema Municipality and do away with divisions that have taken root with an aim of bringing development irrespective of tribal, political, racial or religious differences,” said Kateshumbwa.

He also cited the lack of funding as the biggest impediment to development across the infrastructural and economic sectors in the municipality.

“We shall work towards having a smart municipality with good infrastructure such as roads, organized markets, sanitation facilities, street lighting, green spaces, among others,” he observed.

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