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10, 000 Residents Seek To Meet President Over Grabbed Land

Two leading presidential candidates Yoweri Museveni and Col Dr Kizza Besigye were on each other’s case yesterday, sildenafil http://ciprs.cusat.ac.in/wp-admin/includes/taxonomy.php about vote rigging in the country’s capital Kampala.

Incumbent Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday afternoon accused Col Besigye or stealing his votes in Kampala during the previous elections and later in the evening, buy http://cbpa.com/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php Besigye made the same counteraccusations.

“You all know that the opposition have been stealing our votes here in Kampala, sales http://cremeriavienna.it/wp-includes/comment-template.php but we don’t ask questions; we simply ignore them,” said the president at a press conference he called at State House in Entebbe.

He was trying to dismiss the opposition’s demand for restructuring of the country’s Electoral Commission and a new set of electoral laws, ahead of next year’s elections.

Museveni told reporters that electoral reforms aren’t what Uganda needs at the moment because parliament has already made all the necessary adjustments to ensure free and fair elections next year.

“There’s just one thing though, that I am trying to sort out, and that is electronic voting. We want people to start voting with heir thumb prints. This I believe will be able to eliminate every possible means of vote rigging,” he said.

Citing the 1962 general elections where one of his childhood associates the Late Eriya Kategaya confessed to have voted 8 times, Museveni said such malpractice would be entirely eliminated by electronic voting.

The opposition FDC flag bearer Col Besigye however, upon emerging from a largely successful nomination day, penned a statement accusing President Museveni of stealing his votes in Kampala.

Col Besigye waves to supporters on his way from Namboole to Nakivubo stadium [Photo by Pat Robert Larubi]

Col Besigye waves to supporters on his way from Namboole to Nakivubo stadium [Photo by Pat Robert Larubi]

“The people of Kampala have always given me tremendous support at all the three presidential elections I’ve participated in. At all the Kampala elections, there has been enormous rigging,” he said.

“During every Kampala election, several people are arrested with pre-ticked ballot papers; in polling stations covering military barracks, there’s always a rigging bonanza; many people are always disenfranchised by striking their names off the final register etc.”

“However, in spite of all this rigging, Mr Museveni has never defeated me in Kampala! That’s why on top of calling me the “people’s president”, the people of Kampala call me the “president of Kampala”!”

Besigye was speaking in light the massive rally he held after nomination that stopped business in the heart of Kampala.

“I expected a good turnout for my nomination today, in spite of the negative propaganda that has been orchestrated for some time now,” he said.
Two leading presidential candidates Yoweri Museveni and Col Dr Kizza Besigye were on each other’s case yesterday, find http://ctrdv.fr/components/com_k2/views/comments/view.html.php about vote rigging in the country’s capital Kampala.

Incumbent Yoweri Museveni on Wednesday afternoon accused Col Besigye or stealing his votes in Kampala during the previous elections and later in the evening, viagra Besigye made the same counteraccusations.

“You all know that the opposition have been stealing our votes here in Kampala, order but we don’t ask questions; we simply ignore them,” said the president at a press conference he called at State House in Entebbe.

He was trying to dismiss the opposition’s demand for restructuring of the country’s Electoral Commission and a new set of electoral laws, ahead of next year’s elections.

Museveni told reporters that electoral reforms aren’t what Uganda needs at the moment because parliament has already made all the necessary adjustments to ensure free and fair elections next year.

“There’s just one thing though, that I am trying to sort out, and that is electronic voting. We want people to start voting with heir thumb prints. This I believe will be able to eliminate every possible means of vote rigging,” he said.

Citing the 1962 general elections where one of his childhood associates the Late Eriya Kategaya confessed to have voted 8 times, Museveni said such malpractice would be entirely eliminated by electronic voting.

The opposition FDC flag bearer Col Besigye however, upon emerging from a largely successful nomination day, penned a statement accusing President Museveni of stealing his votes in Kampala.

Col Besigye waves to supporters on his way from Namboole to Nakivubo stadium [Photo by Pat Robert Larubi]

Col Besigye waves to supporters on his way from Namboole to Nakivubo stadium [Photo by Pat Robert Larubi]

“The people of Kampala have always given me tremendous support at all the three presidential elections I’ve participated in. At all the Kampala elections, there has been enormous rigging,” he said.

“During every Kampala election, several people are arrested with pre-ticked ballot papers; in polling stations covering military barracks, there’s always a rigging bonanza; many people are always disenfranchised by striking their names off the final register etc.”

“However, in spite of all this rigging, Mr Museveni has never defeated me in Kampala! That’s why on top of calling me the “people’s president”, the people of Kampala call me the “president of Kampala”!”

Besigye was speaking in light the massive rally he held after nomination that stopped business in the heart of Kampala.

“I expected a good turnout for my nomination today, in spite of the negative propaganda that has been orchestrated for some time now,” he said.
About 25 people have been confirmed dead after a cargo plane heading to Paloich crashed this morning

The plane was carrying unknown number of passengers according to an official who spoke anonymously to media. The official says that the South Sudanese army SPLA has been assisting the Emergency Workers from Ministry of Health and NGO workers to recover bodies.

The air craft crash-landed shortly after taking off from the Juba International airport, purchase http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-job-manager-locations/uninstall.php a South Sudanese radio reported.

Witnesses could see the plane as it lay across the White Nile River, side effects http://cheapjuicer.xyz/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php where it came to rest after coming down. A radio station reported the crash on Twitter, http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/addons/addons.php saying it happened about 800 meters from Juba airport.

An official has been quoted saying all the passengers and the crew has died except one child who has been rushed to Juba Teaching Hospital. He revealed that over 25 bodies have been recovered so far and more bodies are expected to be recovered.

He said their efforts to identify the deceased have been frustrated by the fact that there is no manifest (list) of passengers who were on-board the plane.
Over 10, page http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/gd-star-rating/code/build.php 000 aggrieved residents from areas of Kijura town council, website http://checkhimout.ca/testing/wp-includes/post-template.php Kabende, http://crfg.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-internal-pointers.php Kijura, Kicwamba and Harugongo sub counties and Burahya County in Kabarole district are seeking the President Yoweri Museveni’s  intervention to recover their land allegedly grabbed by Uganda Wild Life Authority (UWA).

The residents accuse Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) Semuliki National park of grabbing their land during the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) insurgency in 1998.

In their meeting held on Tuesday at St .James Kyaitamba Church of Uganda in Kijura town council, the aggrieved persons said they lost their farms, crop plantations, houses among other items.

Sylvester Mbuli, the LC1 chairperson for Igogonya cell said they have petitioned different leaders including the RDC and LC5 chairperson demanding their intervention without success.

He said that leaders including Prime Minister Dr .Ruhakana Rugunda, former Kabarole District boss Michael Mugisa and former Burahya County Legislator Col.Steven Basaliza came and toured the land  and promised to do something but didn’t.

Mbuli complained that they are unable to engage in agriculture production and that their children have failed to access social services like schools, hospitals and food.

In the meeting, after handing their petition to the RDC, the irate residents agreed to defect from the ruling NRM party if the president is not ready to come and address their concerns.

When contacted for a comment, Mr.Muhabwe Richard, warden in charge Semuliki National park said the allegations were false saying 2 years back a surveyor was brought and marked the boundaries with the affected communities.

He said after the survey the boundaries were marked, and made clear to the locals during a stakeholders meeting comprising the RDC, district chairman and sub county officials with the affected residents.

 

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