It’s all smiles for George Stanley Muwonge after being elected as Deputy Speaker for Mukono District.
Muwonge, a Major three drop out additionally a member of Uganda’s foremost opposition political party-the Nationwide Unity Platform (NUP), represents Kyampisi Sub County.
In line with Perception Put up, a web based information platform, Muwonge secured 24 votes, defeating Isaac Kitongo, a procurement and provide chain administration graduate from Makerere College, who garnered 16 votes in an election that was held final Friday.
The seat fell vacant following the resignation of the previous deputy speaker.
His victory is attributed to his affiliation with NUP, which has the vast majority of councilors within the district.
“Muwonge studied at Kyampisi CoU Major Faculty and has served as a councilor in Kyampisi Sub County for ten years. Kitongo, who ran as an unbiased candidate, joined the council after failing to safe the NUP flag to characterize Koome Sub County islands,” Perception Put up said.
Kitongo at present works as a mentor beneath the Desires Undertaking at World Imaginative and prescient and beforehand served because the youth chairperson at Koome Islands.
In the course of the council session, Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze urged that the speaker declare Muwonge unopposed, because the title of his competitor had been mispronounced as ‘Kitongwa’.
“I’ve did not get the title of the one who has been nominated, he doesn’t exist on this council. Is it procedurally proper to declare Muwonge unopposed?” Nambooze urged. Nonetheless, the speaker declined to rule on the matter.
To make sure that every candidate had a good alternative to precise themselves, the speaker suspended the usual guidelines of process. Muwonge delivered his speech in Luganda, whereas his competitor spoke in English.
The place of the Mukono district deputy speaker turned vacant when Robert Mwesigwa Ssentongo resigned for causes identified solely to him. The speaker and deputy speaker are elected by the council from amongst themselves.
The speaker’s position contains presiding over council conferences, sustaining order, and implementing the council’s guidelines of process, all aimed toward strengthening accountability and bettering public service supply to residents.
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