As the polling day draws near, political candidates vying for the Busongora South parliamentary seat have embarked on door-to-door campaigns to appeal to potential voters.
Political campaigns are slated to end today, ahead of the by-election on Thursday.
The ruling National Resistance-Movement-NRM party has now formed groups spearheaded by persons that are attached to ethnicities in the constituency to reach out to voters in their homes and business premises. The teams started the door-to-door drive on Monday combing through villages across the constituency.
According to Johnson Kamalha Kalyasa the Kasese NRM district publicity secretary, the door-to-door approach is one of the campaign strategies that the party developed in the last days of the campaign to woo voters.
He adds that the strategy has helped them to woo more voters from the opposition to the NRM camp.
The State Minister for ICT and National Guidance Geoffrey Kabyanga said they are investing a lot of energy, especially in areas where NRM has previously not performed well.
Kabyanga is optimistic that the party will win the election given that the government had established a number of projects in the area.
Candidates for the National Unity Platform and the Democratic Party as well as some independent candidates are equally adopting the house-to-house strategy, especially in areas where they believe they have an advantage.