Bismark Ssempijja, Male Workers Councillor and Shamim Nandawula, Female Workers Councillors after they were declared winners at Kyambogo Primary school. Photo by Ronard Shabomwe.
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National Resistance Movement-NRM has won all the two slots of KCCA workers’ representatives. The slots include female and male workers’ representatives.

In an election that took place at Kyambogo Primary School on Wednesday, NRM’s Bismark Ssempijja and Shamim Nandawula emerged winners pulling 282 and 266 votes respectively defeating their NUP closest contenders George Atiisa who scored 26 votes and Shalifah Lilian Mutebbi Birungi who scored 55 votes.

Other contenders include; independent Aziz Ndawula who 12 votes and Denis Otim who scored two votes.

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According to Bismark Ssempijja, the voters in trade unions are focused people who are not taken by the wave of political parties. He attributes his success to the good cooperation and hard work he has always shown to fellow workers.

Shamim Nandawula an NRM candidate who won attributes her win to the good will and love of the NRM party by the union workers and pledged to work hard and accomplish what she failed to work on in this term of her office. Nandawula is the Incumbent female councilor for workers.

George Atiisa the NUP candidate who came second on the male counselor said, he did not expect better than what he has got since he knew that his NRM competitor was more powerful than him. He says he will work hard to become the councilor any other time.

According to the Nakawa Division Returning Officer Nancy Kirungi, the voting process delayed due issues like changing of the polling  station from Nakasero primary school to Kyambogo primary school among others.

Meanwhile, some voters including the candidate Aziz Ndawula did fail to vote because they did not find their names in the register, which the returning officer Kirungi said, that that irregularity was due to the missing of some particulars like NIN number among others.