On the 22nd July there came a proposed list of 27 new counties, which now has been extended to a total of 31 constituencies. This means the Parliament and the MPs came up with 4 more of those. That means there are 4 incumbent MPs who are either done a favour to or is hit by this. This is gerrymandering ahead of the 2021 General Elections.
The link to the original piece from last week is here: https://minbane.wordpress.com/2020/07/22/https-wp-me-p1xtjg-exp/
The first is in Nwoya district. Where they have Nwoya County and they want to create Nwoya East County. In Nwoya there is 4 sub-counties, 26 parishes and 199 villages. The current incumbent MP is Simon Oyet (FDC).
The second is Namayingo district. Where they have Bukooli South County and they want to create Namayingo South County. In the district they have already to constituencies, the other being Bukooli Island County. In Bukooli South, the incumbent MP is Stephen Mayende Dede (NRM). In the Bukooli Island, they are represented currently by George Ouma Abott (NRM).
The third is in Bulambuli district. Where they have Elgon county and they want to create Elgon North. The district have 9 sub-counties, 35 parishes and 461 villages. The current incumbent MP is Ignatius Mudimi Wamakuyu (NRM).
The fourth and last edition is in Busia district. Where they have Samia Bugwe county and they want to create Samia – Bugwe Central. Samia Bugwe is already carved into two, that being Samia Bugwe County South and Samia Bugwe County North. The incumbent MPs there are Julius Maganda Wandera (NRM) and Gideon Onyango (Independent).
This means 6 MPs are in question over the changes here. Because there will made changes to which parishes, villages and sub-counties that are in question in the new constituencies. This is together with the list I made last week. Shows that there is plenty of this going on.
Just to secure more MPs, but also ensure incumbents coming in. We are seeing this is happening to predominantly NRM MPs too. Where they are planning to more MPs for the ruling party. This is making constituencies so small, it is soon pointless.
Think about it, they are making an addition of 31 more MPs into one election. That in combination with the cities, municipalities and districts too. They are just mushrooming the state into the insane. Peace.