Voters speak on why they kicked out 24 ministers, VP

Vice President Edward Ssekandi (Bukoto Central) and wesigwa Rukutana (State for Labour), Rushenyi Constituency

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At least 24 ministers, including the Vice President, Mr Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi, lost their parliamentary seats in the January 14 General Election. Daily Monitor spoke to various voters on why they decided to kick out the ministers

Vice President Edward Ssekandi (Bukoto Central)
The second highest citizen after the President, Edward Ssekandi was kicked out of Parliament by little known Richard Ssebamala of Democratic Party for Bukoto Central seat. Ssekandi had served as MP for Bukoto Central for over 20 years.
The defeat so overwhelmed the Vice President and former Speaker of Parliament that he was hospitalised.
Mr Henry Kibowa, a resident of Kyanamukaka village, said the vice president has represented the area for a long time but has not done any tangible projects for his people. 
He added that it was time for him to be voted out to have new leadership. Mr Fredrick Ddembe, a resident of Kalingoma village, Kyesiga sub-county, Masaka District, said the constituency is a big pineapple growing area and Mr Ssekandi represented them for over 20 years but failed to establish a factory to add value to their pineapples.


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