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EXCLUSIVE: Emmanuel Kamugisha to contest for the Jinja West MP seat


As the 2021 General Elections in Uganda draw closer, the number of hopefuls at different levels of the political chain grows each day. In Jinja District, a hotbed for NRM-Opposition politicking, the focus seems to be on the Parliamentary seats.

After the muchcontested Age Limit Removal bill, the Member of Parliament Representing Jinja West, Moses Grace Balyeku, came out with as much hate as praise, something that has not gone down well with a cross-section of National Resistance Movement strongmen in the region with some anticipating losing the constituency given Balyeku’s growing unpopularity in Jinja.

News reaching our Politics Desk is that a renowned and youthful businessman, Emmanuel Joram Kamugisha has intentions of contesting for the Jinja West Parliamentary seat, currently held by moneybags Moses Grace Balyeku.

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In a phone chat with this website, Kamugisha, popularly called Gish, responded in confirmation to our prodding. “Yes. I’m going to contest for Member of Parliament representing Jinja West Constituency. More to this will be communicated.”

A Jinja-bred, known businessman in Jinja, and vibrant youth, Emmanuel Joram Kamugisha has had his head deep in NRM Politics in Jinja for quite some time now and his network of friends in both low and high (like real high) places only gets stronger by the day. He will have to tussle it out and win in the NRM Primaries in 2020 if his bid for the parliamentary seat is to hold any water.


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