The state minister finance in charge of planning, David Bahati, faces Harold Turinawe Bamwoya (an independent) for the Ndorwa West Parliamentary seat in 2016 elections.
Bahati who has been elected MP twice defeated Stephen Bamwanga in 2006 to capture the seat.
At the start of the week, we reported how Mrs Bahati was traversing Kabale villages giving out hoes and money to secure votes for her husband.
Juliet Kyomugisha Bahati, on Monday visited Mwendo parish in Kitumba Subcounty, Kabale District.
She met women from 38 villages in Mwendo parish and reportedly gave 10 of them plates, cups and Shs1, 850,000 (Shs1.8m).
Each village is represented by 10 women who get a hoe, plates and Shs 46,000 cash out of the 255 villages in the constituency.
“Please vote my husband and President Yoweri Museveni so that they take Uganda to another level,” is the message she leaves with fellow women.
Critics wonder how someone who was being sued for failure to pay debts could be appointed minister of Finance and Planning.
Parliamentarians cooperative, savings and credit society Limited sued Bahati for failure to pay back a debt totalling to Shs 106m which he borrowed in July 2012.
His rivals wonder how now he can afford to distribute cups and plates in villages.
Bahati, 42, came to international limelight after he introduced the controversial anti-homosexuality bill in October 2009.
Bahati, was appointed minister in the March 1 cabinet reshuffle, replacing Matia Kasaija, who was appointed finance minister.
Who is Bahati’s rival Bamwoya?
According to New Vision, Harold Turinawe Bamwoya, 36, is the first born to John Wilberforce and Evas Bamwoya in Mayengo, Katuna town council, Ndorwa.
He has attracted the youth on his side and they are busy campaigning for him.
He is an experienced researcher, trainer, management consultant.
Until last year he was working with National Agriculture Research Organization (NARO) as a Research Officer before becoming a private consultant.