KAMPALA – Nancy Kalembe’s nomination has also hit a snag after failure to show proof of payment of the Shs 20m required before a Presidential candidate is nominated.
“You haven’t complied with Section 10 Sub-section 6(b) which requires you to pay a none refundable fee of Shs 20m. We are not able to nominate you because you have not yet fully complied with the requirements,” EC Chairman Simon Byabakama said.
She has until tomorrow to rectify the anomaly
?“There was a delayed payment somewhere. For that I take full responsibility so tomorrow we will be back to bring back the documents,” Kalembe told journalists.
Kalembe was born to the late George Patrick Bageya, who was the former LC-V chairman of Iganga, and Aida Cissy Kubaaza. She studied at St Mary’s College Namagunga for O-Level and Mariam High School for A-Level. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in population studies from Makerere University in 2007.
In 2003, she joined the Miss Uganda contest and although she did not emerge winner, she was voted Miss Intelligence, earning her a job with Sanyu FM. On January 8, 2008, she joined the Apprentice Africa, the African version of the American reality TV show, The Apprentice, hosted by Donald Trump. She emerged sixth out of the 16 finalists, winning a working slot at PHP Bank in Nigeria.
Kalembe returned to Uganda in 2009 and worked with Orient Bank until she resigned in 2010 to fully concentrate on her businesses. In her free time, she enjoys swimming.
She is the founder of Spring Clean, a cleaning company, and Mbalimbali Ltd, a pineapple juice and jam-producing company based in Nakawa. Before reaching these heights, Kalembe, 34, tasted the varied waters of employment. She worked as a news anchor at the then Uganda Television (UTV).
She was the account manager for Uganda Telecom (UTL) and account holder for Nation Media Group at Lowe Scanad advertising agency, and sales and promotions executive at Sanyu FM.
She also had a working stint at PHP bank in Nigeria and Orient bank in Uganda.