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Video: Amama Mbabazi’s Declaration

Mbabazi appeared in a video shared on the internet Monday morning

Minister Frank Tumwebaze is among the middle-aged ministers in President Museveni’s government
Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze on Wednesday afternoon leads a delegation of government officials who will lock horns with FDC President, drugs http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php Maj Gen (Rtd) Mugisha Muntu and other opposition activists in what is dubbed the “hottest debate of 2015, find http://dailyniropekkha.com/wp-includes/post.php ” Chimp Corps report.

The function that will see the two top politicians among others debate issues of national interest, http://demainechiropractic.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php kicks off at 1:30pm at Hotel Africana in Kampala.

The Debate, which is open to the public, is organized by Uganda Governance Monitoring Platform under the theme, “Account before you promise”.

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During the last debate, Tumwebaze clashed with FDC ironman, Col Kizza Besigye, challenging the opposition to unveil their alternatives instead of disparaging the government and causing instability.

Besigye fired back, saying President Museveni’s guerilla war was equally destructive especially in the Luweero Triangle.

Prof. Julius Kiiza is today expected to give a keynote address under the title, “To what extent has Uganda’s Political Leadership delivered on the Citizens aspirations as enshrined in the Citizens’ Manifesto.”

Hon. Kasule Lumumba, (NRM), Gen. Mugisha Muntu (FDC), Hon. Betty Olive Kamya (UFA), Hon. Asuman Basalirwa (JEEMA), Olara Otunnu (UPC) and Norbert Mao (DP) will give an appraisal of political parties in the past five years under the theme; “How relevant have they been to the ordinary Ugandan? To what extent have they fulfilled their mandate?”

According to the programme, Hon Tumwebaze, Erias Lukwago, Hon. Salaam Musumba, Mr. Willis Bashasha, Hon. Muwanga Kivumbi and Hon. Monica Amoding will give their views on how leadership has performed at different levels and the key constraining factors.

ChimpReports will give a live coverage of the event on Twitter and Facebook.
Presidency Minister, visit http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/cache.php Frank Tumwebaze, http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/mail.php has slammed Amama Mbabazi, saying he has nothing new to offer to the country after serving in the NRM for decades in high profile positions until he was sacked last year, Chimp Corps report.

Tumwebaze, however, says it is Mbabazi’s “constitutional right to vie for any office. And since he says that he will contest within NRM, the membership of NRM will look at his record.”

Mbabazi on Monday declared his 2016 presidential bid, saying he will work towards boosting Uganda’s democracy; improving the healthcare and creating more employment opportunities.

He said he would first contest for the NRM flag and later for national presidency in the 2016 elections.

Tumwebaze told ChimpReports in an exclusive interview on Monday that, “Fortunately, he (Mbabazi) is not new from heaven. He has been here for all the years being part and parcel of the government architecture until he was sacked.”

The Minister added: “We are yet to see the new miracles and ideas that he is bringing on board  which he  never dispensed when he was part of government moreover not as a small actor.”

Mbabazi served in key positions such as Prime Minister, Minister of Defence and NRM Secretary General.

“What is new with the 8 points I have seen him talk about?” wondered Tumwebaze.

“He knows well what NRM has accomplished on each of those. We shall however asses him more as a person vying to hold our party’s flag.  But one thing to note is that leadership does not start when one declares to be president.”
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I greet you wherever you are.  It is a great privilege for me to address you.

I come before you today, dosage to tell you that I will be seeking your vote, page first within my party the NRM as its flag bearer; and later on in the whole country for President in the 2016 Presidential elections.

The coming election is about the future, about making Uganda work for everyone.

It is about reinvigorating our country and making it fit for the 21st century and beyond.

And it is about breathing new life into our system of government – a system that has become weak and inefficient.

We need to revive our mission to improve education, health and public services and ensure that they are delivered fairly and to high standards.

We need to restore our party, the NRM, and return to its roots – a genuine, accountable and democratic movement.

And we, as a country, need to rediscover our democratic principles.

52 years ago we gained our independence and Uganda has since achieved many things.

We have united the country and increased prosperity …

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Attained a greater level of peace and security…

Greatly improved the provision of education and won the respect of the international community…

These are all achievements of which I am sure the men and women – who even before Independence envisioned what Uganda would look like as a self-sufficient nation – would be proud of.

We have too much to be proud of to allow anyone to belittle those gains.

Yet we still face many challenges. It is abundantly clear that what Ugandans want now, what you want, is not simply a change in leadership but a change of systems, a change in order:  The kind of change that will not only strengthen the gains of the last 52 years, but will enable the nation to rise above where it is today.

To bring about this change I believe we must focus on eight critical things:

  • Reviving Uganda’s democracy and institutions.
  • Transforming the economy and attracting heavy local and foreign investment.
  • Promoting equitable development where all communities and all regions of the country equally benefit from decisions made by the government.
  • Providing jobs that are fit for the 21st century.
  • Ensuring a greater level of accountability on the part of your leaders and making a stronger effort at fighting corruption at all levels…
  • Reinforcing observance of and respect for the rule of law while ensuring security for all.
  • Providing good quality healthcare.
  • Enhancing the quality of education and addressing the skills gap.

43 years ago as a youth and, later on, as a young idealistic lawyer with a hunger for justice I joined the struggle against the destructive forces that were threatening to derail the self-governing hopes and dreams of our new democracy.

That hunger still remains.

As most of you know, I have dedicated many years of my life to serving the people of Uganda. My loyalty is absolute.  It is to the people and Constitution of Uganda. It is to the founding principles of the National Resistance Movement and the values for which I fought as a young man and for which many lost their property, liberty and even their lives.

This is the most important election in a generation.

As a people we must choose between achieving success and true prosperity in the new global economy or nursing a tired nation – yesterday’s story.

You will be making a choice for your families, for your children and the generations to come.

In the coming days you will hear and read, in greater detail, more about my plans for Uganda’s future.

The future is not secured by what we do tomorrow; it is entirely determined by the decisions we make today.

You hold Uganda’s future in your hands.

So I want to urge you to take the first step – by choosing a fairer society and a democratic future.

A new age is upon us and upon this our focus must rest

Yesterday is gone and today’s challenges must have newer, better answers.

Uganda can work. Together, let’s make it work.

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