As Presidential campaigns start on Monday 9th November, 2020, Candidates have presented their programs to the Electoral commission for harmonisation as provided by the law.
On Saturday, the Commission approved three candidates to start their campaigns, that is, President Yoweri Museveni, Robert Kyagulanyi and John Katumba.
The programs are mainly radio and television schedules where candidates will be speaking to the electorates in different parts of the country.
The Electoral Commission banned public rallies during the 2021 political campaigns as part of the country’s COVID-19 containment measures. Campaigns will now be conducted on radio and television, in newspapers and on the internet.
After the approval, President Museveni’s campaign team released his program for the first week indicating that he will start from Buganda region and after he will roll out to other parts.
On Monday, Museveni will campaign live on all radios and TV stations in Buganda region at 7pm and he will speak in Luganda language.
From Buganda, he will head to Lango region where he will talk from Lira district and all radio stations and TVs will air his messages to the public in Langi at 7pm.
Thursday and Friday are scheduled for West Nile and both Lugbara and Alur speaking locals will be addressed on the local stations and UBC Tv.
Meanwhile, presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi is set start his campaigns on Monday from West Nile region that is Nebbi district, Pakwach and Pader districts. While here, Kyagulanyi will address in English but his messages will be translated to local languages.
He will also conduct his campaigns scientifically as per the Electoral commission guidelines.
Katumba John, the youngest contender in this presidential race is going to start his campaigns from Savannah region in Nakasongola district and the surrounding districts.
By press time, the commission was still harmonizing Nancy Kalembe and, Mugisha Muntu and Gen. Henry Tumukunde’s media programs.
Other candidates however had not yet presented their plans for scrutiny.