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By Mulengera Reporters

 Utilizing his membership on the President’s national reelection taskforce committee, Local Government Minister Raphael Magyezi has leveraged on the fact that he isn’t seeking reelection as Igara MP to do great work under the supervision of Al-Hajji Moses Kigongo (overall chairman) and Premier Ruhakana Rugunda who deputizes him.

Kigongo has conducted most of the campaign coordination business at his strategically located Mosa Courts near Serena Hotel and it’s here where strategy planning meetings are conducted. But because he is elderly, fearful of the high COVID19 exposure risk coupled with his limitations relating to the Queen’s language, Al-Hajji Moses Kigongo has delegated much of the work to Magyezi who chairs most of the meetings with small delegations from across the country.

Rugunda deputizes Kigongo but he too is busy having to coordinate the government-wide service delivery programs through the OPM. In his absence, Kigongo hasn’t regretted because the more energetic and younger Magyezi is always at hand to do the needful.

During such planning meetings, Magyezi picks urgent feedback from these campaign groups from across Uganda which he sometimes relays directly to Candidate Museveni while suggesting certain remedial interventions that end up being quickly undertaken. Kigongo, who Gen Museveni has entrusted with many campaign-related responsibilities, says even when he is absent, he is certain everything will go on well under the able leadership of Magyezi whose intellectual sophistication is easily likened to that of Minister David Bahati when it comes to executing such delegated tasks.

The other taskforce member who Kigongo considers to be very dependable, prudently and easily available just like Magyezi is the ex-Entebbe Mayor Stephen Kabuye (of the SDA church) who is helping the taskforce to coordinate many reelection errands pertaining to the politically very volatile Buganda region. For instance it was on Kabuye’s recommendation that Gen Museveni last week unexpectedly drove to Mityana where he commissioned key infrastructural projects during a visit that was ostensibly aimed at emboldening Information Minister Judith Nabakooba to boost her reelection chances against NUP’s Joyce Bagala Ntwatwa.

The taskforce’s other suggestion, still spearheaded by the Buganda man Stephen Kabuye, was that the President makes a similar intervention visit in Minister Ruth Nankabirwa’s Kiboga district and Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi’s Bukoto Central in Masaka but for reasons we shall disclose some other day, the man from Rwakitura hesitated and declined doing as the Kigongo taskforce had recommended.  All said and done, sources say that even when he won’t be a constituency MP in the 11th Parliament, Magyezi stands very high chances of having himself retained in the post-2021 elections cabinet by President Museveni who is already very grateful for his contribution via the Kigongo national taskforce committee. (For comments on this story, call, text or whatsapp us on 0705579994, 0779411734, 0200900416 or email us at



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