Wakiso- The Democratic Party (DP) has won all mayoral seats in the municipalities of Kira, Makindye Ssabagabo, Nansana and Entebbe in the just concluded mayoral and councillors’ elections.
The win comes two weeks after DP’s LC5 chairperson for Wakiso District, Mr Matiya Lwanga Bwanika, was re-elected to the district council chair with over 80 per cent councillors, subscribing to DP.
The results were announced by the district returning officer, Hajjat Sarah Bukirwa, on Thursday night.
The incumbent Entebbe Municipality mayor, Mr Vincent Kayanja (DP) retained his seat with 10,873 votes beating his rival, NRM’s Joseph Ssesanga who polled 5,854 votes. FDC’s Mr Miiro Kasozi came last with 497 votes.
In Makindye Ssabagabo, DP’s Gerald Lumbuye won with 9,007 votes. He beat Mr Jamil Ssebalu (NRM) who polled 6,065 votes and FDC’s Peter Mwesigwa who received 2,990 votes.
Mr Julius Mutebi (DP) on the other hand beat others to become the Kira Municipality mayor after polling 16,065 votes defeating NRM’s Richard Kiyengo who got 5,181 votes.
Others in the Kira Municipality race included Joseph Makumbi, Robinson Ogwal, Idd Mukwaya and Paul Mayanja- all independents who gathered 3,035, 1,294, 516 and 196 votes, respectively.
In Nansana Municipality; Ms Regina Bakitte (DP) won with 14,857 votes beating her challenger, NRM’s Moses Wandyaka who got 9,438 votes.
FDC’s Edward Ssenyonga garnered 3,683 votes and Edwin Kibuuka, Jimmy Kibuuka, Enock Musoke, Margret Kabanyoro and Philbert Kawere received 2,235, 1,239, 634,385 and 326 votes, respectively.
Ms Bakitte thanked the voters for their trust in her, promising to tackle the problem of sanitation in the area.
“In Nansana, we lack toilets. My first role is to build toilets within the municipality to eradicate the increasing problem of sanitation-related diseases,” she said.
In his first interview with Daily Monitor, Entebbe mayor-elect Mr Kayanja said his team has discussed a comprehensive plan with Buganda Kingdom to boost the tourism sector by setting up a cultural village in Entebbe Municipality.
“We have asked Buganda Kingdom officials to give us ideas while setting up a cultural village which we think will boost tourism and increase municipality revenue,” said Mr Kayanja
Mr Mutebi, announced his plan to fight corruption within Kira municipality.
“In the Democratic Party, we use brain power and my focus will be on the health sector, education and road network but more emphasis will be put on fighting corruption,” he said.