National Unity Platform (NUP) has vetted two Kampala city Lord Mayor aspirants.
The aspirants are Al Hajj Latif Sebaggala Sengendo, a Member of Parliament representing people of Kawempe Division North and a popular musician Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone.
The two contenders are both vying to stand on the National Unity Platform ticket and they are seeking for the party endorsement.
The NUP election committee headed by the chairperson Mercy Walukamba vetted Latif Sebaggala first in the morning hours then Joseph Mayanja in the afternoon.
During the vetting, the committee sought to know how knowledgeable the aspirants are about the positions they are vying for, what they intend to do for Kampala people, their leadership skills among others.
Hon Latif Sebaggala Sengendo who believes he is the right candidate to be endorsed by the party due to his loyalty to the party and leadership experience he has, promises to work hard for the betterment of the city.
Sebaggala notes that upon being given the party card, he will work hard so that the city mayor ship is under NUP.
He says that Kampala is facing challenges like poor drainage system which brings much flooding, the city sanitation, and unfair taxes levied on different traders among other challenges which will be his focus as a lord mayor.
“I have gone to the vetting committee and answered questions, so I know that my answers were enough, and am waiting to hear good news that I am the right candidate,” Sebaggala says.
Meanwhile Joseph Mayanja, aka Chameleon says that he sees himself as a right candidate to be endorsed by the party because he is prepared. Citing that he has already opened the sister NUP offices at Balintuma road in Kampala to help in party activities.
He says that upon being endorsed by the party, he will make sure that slum areas of Kampala need proper planning. He adds, “we can improve on ways of living of people in ghetto settings by bringing most of the affordable services close to them, like health facilities, ensuring proper drainage among others.”
“And being a popular celebrity will also be the advantage to win the Kampala city Mayor ship,” Mayanja noted.
According to Mercy Walukamba, the NUP election committee chairperson, they will announce who has been endorsed by the party for this position next week.