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UGANDA: 19 -Year-Old Joins Presidential Race


19-year-old Ugandan, Hillary Humphrey Kaweesa has picked up nomination forms to contest for presidency in the upcoming general elections.


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According to him, he has always been a leader adding he is qualified to lead his country.


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He said "I will solicit for 20 Million Ugandan shillings ($5,400;£4,100) to pay my nomination fees"


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Young Kaweesa is also required to collect 100 signatures in every district for his nomination.


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The constitution also allows any Ugandan citizen who is above 18 years to contest for the presidency.


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The young man joins legislator Robert Kyagulanyi – popularly known as Bobi Wine – and former army general Henry Tumukunde who have declared interest to run against the incumbent President Yoweri Museveni.


Story by: Bervelyn Henrietta Allotey

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