Sunday, February 12, 2006

Sebaana enters final stretch

Ugandans go to the polls Feb 23, 2006. Sebaana continues to barnstorm the swingest electoral areas. This week, his campaign took him from Manafwa, Sironko, Tororo through Kamuli, and Jinja before ending in Luweero. On Sunday 12/02, he took off for a 5-day long tour of West Nile that will wind up in Kitgum and Pader districts. His final campaigns will be in the central region.

Giving several interviews before the final phase of the campaign, he identified two main issues that have dominated the campaign trail. First is the collapsing state of most public infrastructure, second the acute poverty in the countryside. Last week, he also gave a full court press interview on the war in northern Uganda and what additional measures DP would take once in power to bring the war to a quick end.

Sebaana in the campaign has largely distinguished himself as the candidate of the issues. Energy and food security are now big issues in Uganda after the collapse in Uganda's electricity generation capacity while food security will be a big issue in the aftermath of an intensifying drought caused by failure of the traditional spring rains. The failing rains are attributed to the incumbent's policy of cutting down trees to make way for factories without regard to the critical role that forest cover plays in rain formation.

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