JINJA – Twelve candidates have been nominated to contest for Jinja city woman member of parliament.
The Jinja city returning officer Jenifer Kyobutungi said all the twelve were nominated on the day one of nomination.
She mentioned some of the candidates nominated as Annet Musika for NRM, Janet Kyemba and independent candidate, Mary Namuyomba an Independent candidate, Lillian Nagaigaga an independent, Petra Nabukwai the FDC candidate, Mangeri Kyebatuka the Nup candidate, Amina Balunywa and Leah Tumukende , Hawa Minga for JEMA, Irene Wekiya among others.
Kyobutungi said the nominations went on smoothly.
Meanwhile, Moses Balyeku, who is contesting on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket for Jinja South West parliamentary seat, says that he will lobby for a government owned university which will facilitate the much needed population growth to boost small scale business enterprises within the city.
Majid Batambuze, the Jinja city interim mayor who is currently vying for the Jinja South East seat as an independent candidate says that Jinja is a new city which requires efficient representatives with capacity to lobby for better service delivery other than dormant MPs who remain silent despite challenges presented by the electorates.
Manjeri Kyebakutika, the National Unity Platform-NUP Jinja city Woman MP flag bearer says that she aims at boosting women start-ups through lobbying grants from both government and other well-wishers so as to relieve them from microfin.