Broke Kalembe Suspends Presidential Campaigns

Nancy Kalembe

Nancy Linda Kalembe, the only female among the 11 candidates for the 2021 presidential elections is suspending her campaigns over lack of funds. The 40-year-old still has to visit at least 77 districts over the next 36 days to the January 14, 2021 polls.

To achieve this dream, Kalembe said, she has to raise a minimum of Shs 125 million  to enable her to print posters, banners, purchase public address systems, cater for her accommodation, buy food, hire cars and clear medical bills for her campaign team. 

On average, she spends between Shs 1 million and Shs 3 million every single day on the campaign trail.

From the time she declared her presidential ambition, Kalembe has been running a fundraising drive to finance her campaign/

On December 6, she announced that she would be fasting for 40 days ending on the election day – January 14, 2021, to pray for unity and a peaceful transfer of power, but also “to seek for both spiritual and financial support from Ugandans who are willing to fight for the same cause.”

Since November 12, 2020, went to Eastern Uganda, Northern, West Nile, Bugishu and Karamoja sub-regions. She has missed three days of campaigns in Masindi, Hoima, Kyankwanzi, Kikuube, Kiryandongo, Kyenjojo, Kagadi, Kakumiro, and Bundibugyo.

Kalembe says that for the time being, she will be using the media to campaign as she solicits for funds from well-wishers.

Kalembe’s manifesto titled ‘leaving no one behind’, entails empowering 56 tribes of Uganda, community businesses, farming, job creation, land security, better education, health, agriculture and putting in place response teams for disasters and pandemics.


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