Renowned city lawyer Julius Galisonga is set to join politics and wants to take over as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bugweri County in Bugweri district.
Galisonga well known for being one of the best lawyers in town confirmed to this website that he is contesting and seeking to replace retiring Abdul Katuntu.
Bugweri County MP, Mr Abdu Katuntu recently said he will not contest again for the parliamentary seat when his term expires in 2021.
“I’m tired of being voted for and I’m no longer interested. Somebody else should take the mantle from me to lead the people of Bugweri. The four times I have been voted for are good enough and I call it quits,” he said.
Julius Galisonga of Galisonga and Company Advocates is seen as a fitting and potential replacement for Katuntu who has been MP for the last 4 terms.
Who is Julius Galisonga?
Julius Galisonga was born in Busembatya, in 1980, which then was Namalemba Sub-county, but has since been cut off from Namalemba Sub country to become Busembatya Town Council.
He attended primary school at Naigombwa Muslim Mixed School, for a short time before being transferred to Namunyumya Primary school, the main reason being that at the time, parents in the area used to take kids to school where a particular teacher, the Late Mr. Adhikuseka, was teaching.
He was a great teacher and since the aim of Julius’ Dad was to take him to Mwiri Primary school, he saw it that Mr. Adhikuseka would prepare him for the tough interview at Mwiri. Galisonga then joined Mwiri Primary school till P.7 in 1993, after P.7, he joined Kiira College Butiki, where he served as Assistant House prefect, Choir trainer, Play write and Drama trainer after S.4, he rejoined in S.5 till S.6, where he again was active in Music, Dance and Drama, poetry and Elocutions.
Galisonga was the joint Best Student in Jinja and in Eastern region in 1999 having scored AAABO, in HELD/GP.
He applied to study Music and Drama at Makerere University Kampala (MUK), which I studied for three weeks before he was transferred to LLB. He holds an LLB degree, Diploma in Legal Practice, an MBA from ESAMI and he is now pursuing a doctorate in Business Administration.
He is also the managing partner in Galisonga and co advocates, a firm specializing in Construction Law and Dispute resolution. He is a businessman engaging in construction in Uganda Dubai and DRC.
Among his interests is and cars. He is football fan and supports Manchester United.