Former Makerere Guild President Nominated for Buyamba
By Davidson Ndyabahika
BUYAMBA: Pomp and flair, love and passion engulfed residents of Buyamba constituency in Rakai District on Wednesday December 2 as the Ivan Bwowe was nominated at District head quarters.
Ivan Bwowe, a former guild president of Makerere University, was nominated to be the county’s next Member of Parliament. He is going to be facing with NRM’s Amos Mandela, who is the Kooki constituency serving Member of Parliament, in the February 2016 general election.
At his nomination, Bwowe said the constituency had for long lacked focused leadership and now was the turn for good leadership.
“The constituency has lacked focused and competent leadership and the area in particular has lagged behind and we have not reached that level. It’s time for a rebrand just like other areas and that can be done through good leadership,” Bwowe said.
“I want to inspire the youth to actively get involved in the development of the area as well as government programmes and other opportunities that come into force are fully utilized,” Bwowe added in a telephone interview.
Bwowe is going to face off with six (6) other nominated candidates including the incumbent Amos Mandela, Ssekamwa, Ssembusi, Ntumwa and Batamba Perez.
As nominee, Bwowe envisions the need to unify people of Buyamba a head of the elections as well as offering good leadership, support for youth and women, safe water as well as electricity.
Buyamba is among the 39 new constituencies approved by parliament in June this year. This was in line with article 179(4) of the Constitution that provides for creation of administrative units including counties and Section 7(7) which empowers Parliament to approve alteration of boundaries for creation of a new county.
The newly created constituencies will increase the number of legislators in parliament to 424 after the 2016 general elections. Currently, parliament has 384 members.