Speaker Kadaga, NRM Delegates Defy Covid19 Guidelines During CEC Meeting 

  • by Rodney Mponye
  • August 3, 2020
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga and National Resistance Movement party delegates in Acholi defied the Ministry of Health`s guidelines on the control of COVID-19 during campaigns for the Central Executive Committee positions.
Kadaga is seeking to retain her seat as the National Female NRM Vice-Chairperson was campaigning alongside Mike Mukula, Sam Engola, Moses Kalisa Kalangwa and William Nokrach among others.
The event was held at St Monica Girl’s Tailoring School in Laroo-Bardege Division in Gulu on Sunday, where contenders drew over 500 delegates from across Acholi Sub Region.
 But only a handful of them wore face masks and attempted to observe social distancing.
There was Pandemonium when Kadaga arrived at the venue later in the evening triggering a stampede as the delegates charged towards her to welcome her.
She joined the crowd in dancing and singing while marching through the aisle. The less than five policemen deployed at the venue looked on helplessly.
She made her speech in less than 20 minutes and asked the delegates to vote for her based on her background in fighting Female Genital Mutilation-FGM, promoting women`s rights, opposing gay law and improving health services during her time as a member of the Central Executive Committee.