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Uganda Red Cross Board Dissolved

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viagra http://cpllogoterapia.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/config-validator.php geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 200%;”>During a National Council extraordinary meeting held on Monday, information pills http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-error.php members of URCS from the 51 branches resolved that an interim board be elected to enable it work with the Interim Secretary General Ken Odur to restore the corporate image and public trust of the national society.


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According to URCS Director Communications, Catherine Ntabadde-Makumbi, the National Council which is the supreme body of URCS resolved that the interim board should comprise new and old members for purposes of continuity.


“The constitution gives Mr. Odur 30 days to call an election Council meeting to elect the interim board,” said Ntabadde-Makumbi.


The National Council extraordinary meeting followed a petition from Dr. Dominic Mundrugo-ogo Lali Chairman URCS Moyo Branch; Godfrey Kaganda Chairman URCS Kampala East Branch and Henry Makumbi Chairman URCS Mityana branch regarding recent disturbing and negative developments about the image and reputation of the national society.


The media recently reported that URCS secretary general Michael Richard Nataka was being probed over suspected smuggled goods that were seized at his mansion in Munyonyo, a city suburb.


URA the Police raided the residence where they discovered suspected contraband goods worth over sh800m.


Nataka denied the allegations.


Ntabadde-Makumbi said in a lengthy and detailed submission, punctuated with video and audio recordings, newspapers cuttings and investigation reports, the three lead petitioners convinced the membership that gross wrongdoing had been visited upon their national Society.

The meeting chaired by URCS President- Rt. Bishop Tom Okello was convened to provide members with the opportunity to receive a report from the Central Governing Board in regard to developments following the reported allegations of smuggling and tax evasion.

The resolutions were reached at after members discussed a report from the outgoing Chairman Robert Ssebunya, URA report and International Probe Committee reports.

The spokesperson said although Extraordinary National Council meetings are not common in the Red Cross, members of this leading humanitarian membership organization often meet in their common desire to seek means and ways of continuously improving their services to the vulnerable persons and communities.

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