“I am saddened by Kampala’s high poverty levels” – Makerere’s Stella Nyanzi
Former Makerere University researcher Dr. Stella Nyanzi revealed that she is disheartened to see many Ugandans suffering in poverty and often reduced to beggars.
While speaking to URN, the Forum for Democratic Change candidate in the Kampala Woman MP race stated that she was often asked for handouts like T-shirts, money, masks or local gin, when campaigning.
She further noted that the voters’ reason for asking for handouts and favours is because when candidates are elected, they never return to the constituency, thus the electorate often uses the campaign period to squeeze something from them.
Dr. Nyanzi says this has heavily frustrated her bid to engage with voters, particularly when conducting door to door campaigns.
She recently appealed to the public to assist her raise 1.3 billion Uganda Shillings that she requires to fund her campaign activities.
Nyanzi is competing with eight other contestants including the National Unity Platform’s Shamim Malende, Democratic Party’s Sumayyah Muwonge and National Resistance Movement’s, Faridah Nambi among others