John Katumba cancels Kalangala campaigns after missing ferry
Independent presidential candidate John Katumba canceled campaign meetings in Kalangala on Friday after he missed the MV Kalangala Ferry.
Katumba and his team failed to make it on time to board the MV Kalangala Ferry at the Nakiwogo docking site in Entebbe.
MV Kalangala departs from Entebbe at 2 pm everyday and arrives in Kalangala at 5:30 pm, before it departs for Entebbe at 8 am the next day.
David Ahimbisibwe, one of the officers in the marketing department at MV Kalangala says the ferry departed at 2 pm sharp, even though Katumba’s team had notified the captain that he would be ten minutes late.
Eyewitnesses say the ferry waited for ten minutes in vain and thereby departed without Katumba.
Marvin Konde, a member of Katumba’s campaign team, says the candidate has since resorted to using the road trip via Masaka and will use either MV Ssese or MV Pearl from Bukakata to Luku/Bugoma docking site in Kalangala.
Earlier this week, police blocked and arrested NUP Presidential Candidate Robert Kyagulanyi together with his entire team while on the campaign trail in Kalangala.