Independent teenager wins Kanungu District Youth Chairmanship

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Independent teenager wins Kanungu District Youth Chairmanship
Niwagaba Believe (black suit) who emerged the winner of Kanungu District Youth Council Chairman standing with Turyakira Ambrose (pocketing)

KANUNGU- A 19 year old identified as Belive Niwagaba has stunned political bigwigs in Kanungu District after he was declared the Chairman of Kanungu District Youth Council in a tight election held on Monday October 19th 2020 at the Electoral Commission Offices in Kanungu Town.

Niwagaba emerged a winner in a two man race where he defeated Ambrose Turyakira by getting 29 votes compared to 18 votes. 

Niwagaba contested on the Independent ticket while Turyakira was favorite National Resistance Movement (NRM) flag bearer at the youth elections.

It was only the post of the chairman that was contested and the rest were unopposed and were taken by NRM.

Believe Niwagaba from Kanyantorogo Sub County who won the hotly contested Kanungu District Youth Council Chairmanship

The Vice Chairpersons was Amumpeire Patience from Katete Sub County and the Secretary for Female Affairs is Kyasiimire Penpal from Rugyeyo Sub County.

Others include Tunezerwe Allan from Nyanga Sub County is the Secretary for Students Affairs and Arinaitwe Judith from Kihihi Sub County is the Secretary for Publicity, while Sunday Adonis from Butogota Town Council is the Secretary for Labour Affairs and Promise Precious from Kinaaba Sub County is the Secretary for Culture and Sports.

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Patson Baraire Mushaija
Patson Baraire Mushaija is a Seasoned Journalist. He has an experience of Field and Community reporting for over 20 years. He started his career at Daily Monitor in the 1990s and is known for breaking major stories that remain topical issues today like the Bwindi Massacre and Kibwetere Inferno. He also worked at New Vision before concentrating on Digital Media. He has worked as reporter and news editor for a number of Media Organisations. Baraire is a family man, practicing farmer, and public speaker, is passionate about community Journalism. He is currently a Co-Editor at the Informer Ug an Online Publication in Western Uganda. Patson is widely traveled in East and Central Africa where he has attended several media training and Election Monitoring. He is passionate about Environmental Issues and Health Reporting.