Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) is yet again embroiled with National Resistance Movement (NRM) in a by-election, this time in Busongora South, Kasese district.
And while going about their campaign, FDC was appalled by the state of the roads in Busongora that are impassable. As usual, the opposition party was quick to use social media to scoff at the ruling NRM which has been in power for 36 years, since 1986.
At any given opportunity, the NRM boasts about the many kilometres of roads they have constructed across the country but countryside roads remain in a poor state and not motorable.
Kasese, like many upcountry districts, remains with poor roadwork and FDC experienced it first hand when their logistics truck got stuck in a bumpy hilly road.
36 years under the NRM leadership, Uganda still has impassable roads and such a regime comes back to seek more mandate from the people.
Busongola South, this is the time to stop this nonsense. pic.twitter.com/dHXGxlsutV
— FDC (@FDCOfficial1) August 13, 2022
In a video the FDC shared on their socials, tens of FDC supporters are seen manually pulling the heavy truck with little success.
“For over two decades, our people of Kasese have greatly contributed to our struggle to end NRM’s misrule. Kasese remains one of the districts that have been divided and marginalized by the NRM regime because of its resistance,” FDC said.
The Electoral Commission (EC) nominated seven candidates to contest in the by-election of Member of Parliament for Busongora County South Constituency, Kasese District.
The Seven nominated Candidates are Mbaju Jackson, Businge Benadette, Kighema Alosious Baguma (FDC), Zagiire Doreen, Mujungu Thembo Gideon, Mulindwa David Isimbwa and Munezero Juma.