Nancy Kalembe opens up after missing out on nomination over Shs20m fee

Nancy Kalembe. Courtesy Photo

The Electoral Commission (EC) has declined to nominated independent aspirant Nancy Kalembe as a 2021 presidential election for failure to pay Shs20m nomination fee.

EC chairperson Justice Simon Mugenyi Byabakama told Kalembe she would only be cleared once she has presented proof of payment of the nomination fee.

“We have discovered that you have not yet paid a fee of Shs20m. As a result, we are not able to nominate you because you have not fully complied with the requirements for a presidential candidate,” Byabakama told Kalembe at the Kyambogo nomination centre.

Minutes later, Kalembe promised to fulfill the requirement she fell short of by close of nominations on November 03.

“There was delayed payment somewhere. For that I take fully responsibility,” she said.

Kalembe becomes the second aspirant to miss out on nomination on the first day of the exercise after John Katumba.

About Nancy Kalembe

  • Parents: former Iganga District LCV chairman George Patrick Bageya, and Aida Cissy Kubaaza
  • Schools attended
  • O-level: St Mary’s College Namagunga
  • A-level: Mariam High School
  • 2007:  Bachelor of Science in Population Studies (Makerere University)
  • 2003: Third runner up Miss Uganda
  • 2003: Miss Intelligence, Miss Uganda contest
  • 2003: Joined Sanyu FM
  • Later worked as news anchor as Uganda Television (UTV)
  • 2008: joined the Apprentice Africa, became sixth of 16 finalists; won a working slot at PHP Bank in Nigeria
  • 2009-10: worked at Orient Bank until she resigned in 2010 to fully concentrate on her businesses. In her free time, she enjoys swimming.
  • Worked as account manager for Uganda Telecom (UTL) and account holder for Nation Media Group at Lowe Scanad advertising agency
  • Founded Spring Clean, a cleaning company
  • Started Mbalimbali Ltd, a company producing pineapple juice in Nakawa

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