Byandala seeks NRM flag to retain Katikamu seat

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Hon Abraham Byandala is determined to retain his seat in Katikamu ahead of the NRM primaries that will usher in 2021 general elections.

Byandala is the incumbent elected Member of Parliament for Katikamu County North, in Luweero District.

The engineer has not been asleep at his job as a people’s representative.

Over the years, he has constructed boreholes, mosques and village/community wells to ensure his constituents access water.

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He has also given out start-up funds to boda boda riders, youth groups and even bought beds for the health centre 3 in the area.

The lawmaker went as far as paying school fees for needy and orphaned children through the “Byandala Foundation”.

Katikamu North constituency which he represents is divided into; Luweero town council, Butuntumula and Katikamu sub counties.

It has three parishes of Buwuukyi, Migadde and Ttakajjimu.

In the 2020 NRM primaries, he is up against an upstart and NRM youth league leader Gadafi Nasur.

Factfile:

Byandala was born in Luweero District on 14 January 1950.

He holds the degree of Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (BSc.Civ.Eng.), obtained from Makerere University, the oldest and largest public university in Uganda.

His degree of Master of Science in Civil Engineering (MSc.Civ.Eng.), was obtained from the University of Strathclyde, in Glasgow, Scotland.

His work history spans over 40 years in Uganda’s road transport.

Prior to his appointment as Minister of Transport and Works, he served as the Kampala City Engineer and Surveyor.

At one time he served as the chairman of the government’s Committee on Physical Infrastructure.

He is the former Minister for Works and Transportation in the Ugandan Cabinet.

He was appointed to that position on 27 May 2011.

He replaced John Nasasira, who was appointed Government Chief Whip.

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