Katumba Cancels New Year Campaign Meetings in Kalangala

The Presidential candidate John Katumba cancelled campaign meetings in Kalangala on Friday after he missed the MV Kalangala Ferry.   

Katumba Cancels New Year Campaign Meetings in Kalangala

The Presidential candidate John Katumba cancelled 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 Nakiwogo docking site in Entebbe.

MV Kalangala departs from Entebbe at 2pm everyday and arrives in Kalangala at 5:30pm, before it departs for Entebbe at 8am the next day. 

David Ahimbisibwe, one of the officers in the marketing department at MV Kalangala says the ferry departed at 2pm sharp, even though Katumba’s team had notified the captain that he would be ten minutes late.  

Eye witnesses say the ferry waited for ten minutes but  in vain and thereby departed without Katumba. 

Marvin Konde, a member of Katumba’s campaign team, says the candidate has since resorted to use the road trip via Masaka and will use either MV Ssese or MV Pearl from Bukakata to Luku/Bugoma docking site in Kalangala. 

However, sources within security in Kalangala and Masaka say security will be beefed up as soon as Katumba’s convoy arrives.