Former Makerere University Guild President Ivan Bwowe nominated for Buyamba County MP seat

Pomp and flair, love and passion engulfed residents of Buyamba constituency in Rakai District on Wednesday December 2 as  Ivan Bwowe was nominated at the District head quarters.

The former guild president of Makerere University is going to face it off with six (6) other nominated candidates including the incumbent, Amos Mandela, Ssekamwa, Ssembusi, Ntumwa and Batamba Perez.

At his nomination, Bwowe said the constituency had for long lacked focused leadership and that it is now time for good leadership.

“The constituency has lacked focused and competent leadership and the area in particular has lagged behind and we have not reached that level. It’s time for a rebrand just like other areas and that can be done through good leadership,” Bwowe said.

“I want to inspire the youth to actively get involved in the development of the area as well as government programmes and other opportunities that come into force are fully utilized,”  Said Bwowe

As nominee, Bwowe envisions the need to unify people of Buyamba a head of the elections as well as offering good leadership, support for youth and women, safe water as well as electricity.

Buyamba is among the 39 new constituencies approved by parliament in June 2015.

This was in line with article 179(4) of the Constitution that provides for creation of administrative units including counties and Section 7(7) which empowers Parliament to approve alteration of boundaries for creation of a new county.

The newly created constituencies will increase the number of legislators in parliament to 424 after the 2016 general elections. Currently, parliament has 384 members.