Nansana Municipality Member of Parliament Hon. Kasule Robert Ssebunya has said that he prays hard opposition candidates win the coming village Local Council elections.
Speaking while appearing on CBS FM this Saturday morning, Ssebunya said the opposition especially the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) and the Democratic Party (DP) have over years blackmailed the central government over failure to deliver services which would work as a trial whether the opposition leaders taking ill can also genuinely serve and fight the high levels of impunity in the villages.
“With these increasing levels of land grabbing, crimes among others, I’m praying that the opposition wins these elections so that we can see how they can sort the crisis of taking bribes and transacting fake land titles in our villages and illegal evictions.” He stated.
Kasule adds that it would have even become fair if there is no political party interference in the Local Council elections because this is the foundation of good national leadership which doesn’t need to be tinted with useless political party differences.
He also strongly condemns the electoral commission for allowing civil servants to participate in the LC lections citing that they are too busy to serve the community.
“Honestly most civil servants work for more than 10 hours, they leave homes go to the field or offices and how does electoral commission expect these busy people to serve the public, at night? This is total mockery of good leadership.” He stated.
MP Kasule’s call comes just a few days after the electoral released a road map that will see women leaders and local council chairpersons get elected.
According to the EC chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, the verification of residents, and compilation or update of the Local Council One and village women registers will commence on 22nd and 25th of June respectively.
During this period, eligible and willing residents shall turn up in person at the registration centre within the village of residence to register in order to participate in the elections set for 10th July 2018.
The Commission clarified, however, that this is not a fresh registration of all village residents across the country, but rather a compilation/update exercise, to enable eligible residents of 18 years and above, who are not yet registered in the Residents Register, as well as those who were not registered before, during the exercise conducted in October 2017, to register.