Badminton: Slovenian, Roj Reveals Ekiring’s Egypt Championship Secret

Ekiring (bottom 2 right) and Roj (bottom 3right) pose after the game.

President Museveni has said Uganda will soon revitalize Uganda airline to counter the rising air service fares, tadalafil Chimp Corps report.

The president said this when he met the Ugandan delegation on the sidelines of the 11th Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects Summit at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi during the weekend.

While briefing the President, the leader of the delegation Hon Sam Kutesa, Minister of Foreign Affairs said that despite prior arrangements under NCIP, the air service fare in the region have shot up again raising concern of the regional leaders.

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The President was also concerned about the access of Ugandan goods to the regional markets.

He said, “our goods must get access to the market,” adding, “this is not a favour or something to lobby for.”

He further said that Uganda has been supporting Kenyan economy unconditional close to 40 years now.

He wondered why Kenya or any other country in the region should block Ugandan goods access to the market.

The president wondered how one individual can delay the whole government project.

He was responding to the issue where the development of Mbarara – Mirama Hill power transmission line had stalled due to due to challenges of acquiring land for development of substations.

He advised Ugandans to do whatever within their means for the success of the NCIPs.

Museveni in August performed a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion projects of Entebbe International Airport.

The ceremony took place at the airport in Entebbe. The project budget is US$200m. The construction period is expected to be completed in 5 years time.

President Museveni thanked the Government of China for extending the soft loan to Uganda that is going to be utilized to improve Entebbe International Airport.


It should be remembered that in September 2014, President Museveni held a meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of Universal Aerospace from South Africa, Mr Doug Berry, who called on him at State House, Entebbe.

Mr Berry told the President of the plans by the Universal Aerospace Company, to construct maintenance and repair of aircraft facilities in Uganda, re-launching of the Uganda Airlines, as well as the building of a new airport in Uganda’s oil fields in the Albertine area.

Insiders tell Chimpreports that at the peak of Uganda’s oil production, Uganda will need 40 domestic flights which could generate plenty of money for the airline.

It would also reduce the cost of flights in the region by competing with stronger national airlines especially in East Africa.

Uganda Airlines was the flag carrier of Uganda established in May 1976 before starting operations in 1977.

Attempts were made by the Government of Uganda to privatise the company, but all potential bidders pulled out, eventually leading to the liquidation of Uganda Airlines Corporation in May 2001.

As of 2014, there are plans from the government to revive the carrier, with the most optimistic expressing that this can be consummated by year end.

Museveni recently told a business summit in Kampala that the government-owned Ugandan Development Corporation (UDC) would soon take charge of key national investments especially where the private sector does not perform very well.

President Museveni assured Mr. Berry the Uganda Government’s support to the projects adding that the government will carry out all the necessary requirements to ensure that the projects are implemented.
Captain Emmy Katabazi, website like this the former aide of sacked Prime Minister and current Presidential aspirant, Hon Amama Mbabazi, has Tuesday appeared before the Makindye General Court Martial.

The controversial spy, who has on several occasions eluded arrest on grounds of mobilising against President Museveni’s government, was charged with ‘absence without leave’ which prosecution said was contrary to Section 148 (1) (a) of the UPDF Act, 2005.

According to law cited by prosecution, a soldier who without authority leaves or absents himself from his unit or place where his duty requires him to be, or fails to return, is liable on conviction to four years prison.

The State today submitted that Katabazi (RA/184379), “a male adult Ugandan of sound mind aged 51, a militant of the regular Forces of Uganda People’s Defence attached to the Internal Security Organisation, a resident of Kansanga, a person subject to military law by virtue of Section 119 (1) a of the UPDF Act, 2005 is hereby charged with Absence without leave C/S 148 (1) (a) of the UPDF Act, 2005.”

Prosecution argued that Katabazi “between 21st and 27th of May 2015, when deployed at the ISO headquarters in Nakasero, without authority left the said place where his duties required him to be and went to diverse places in Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Arua and Yumbe districts.”

Military officials said this was “conduct prejudicial to the good order and disciple” of UPDF.

It was further alleged by prosecution that “while in the diverse places without proper authorisation from the UPDF appropriate authorities,” Katabazi “made public speeches thereby contravening rule 2 (1) of Code of Conduct for the Defence Forces, which conduct is prejudicial to good order and discipline of the Defence Forces.”

More details on what Katabazi said during his tour of Eastern and Northern Uganda remain unclear.

However, insiders say Katabazi was engaged in grassroots political mobilisation campaigns for Mbabazi ahead of the former premier’s nomination as a presidential candidate.

Serving soldiers are barred from participating in partisan politics.

Katabazi did not take plea after court martial boss; Maj Gen Karuhanga read the charges.

“I will take plea in presence of my lawyer who is not in court today,” said Katabazi.

Gen Karuhanga adjourned the case to November 3 before sending Katabazi on remand at Makindye Military Barracks.


In September 2014, Katabazi who is at the rank of Principal Intelligence Officer, was put under investigation by intelligence over reports that he was participating in activities thought to have threatened state security.

Katabazi was summoned to the Military Police headquarters where he was grilled for several hours by military chiefs over his alleged involvement in activities said to be “very suspicious.”

He denied the charge, saying he was being framed by police boss Gen Kale Kayihura.

Katabazi was further suspected of conniving with former Bukanga MP Eng Nathan Byanyima to print pro-Mbabazi t-shirts and also dish out hundreds of tickets to soccer fanatics during the football match between Uganda and Guinea at Mandela National Stadium in 2014.

Sources revealed then that Katabazi was running special intelligence gathering operations for Mbabazi’s personal consumption.

“Katabazi was given a last warning. He should have been dismissed from the army long ago for several acts of indiscipline but Mbabazi kept protecting him,” said a source.

It’s said at one time in Northern Uganda where he was appointed RDC, Katabazi entered a Mosque with shoes and a gun, sparking fury from the Muslim community which reported the case to President Museveni.

Museveni ordered his transfer from the area.

It should also be remembered that security attempted to arrest Katabazi during a special police operation against Mbabazi’s supporters last year.

However, he managed to keep changing cars after sneaking out of his home in Kampala at night en route to western Uganda.

This compelled Mbabazi to telephone Museveni asking, “Why is security hunting down Katabazi?”

Museveni is said to have directed that Gen Kayihura holds talks with Mbabazi over the matter but this did not bear fruit.

Kayihura kept the evasive Katabazi on the radar until his arrest a couple of weeks ago and subsequent detention at a military facility in Kampala.

With now less than 50 days to the arrival to His Holiness Pope Francis in Uganda, price Christians around the country have been urged to actively prepare for the grand historical event.

The Kampala Archbishop Cyprian Kizito Lwanga, who is also the Uganda Episcopal Conference spokesperson today asked believers to prepare themselves, both spiritually and physically for the Pope’s visit.

Pope Francis is expected in the country on the evening of November 27, after visiting neighboring Kenya. From Uganda, he will be heading to the war-torn Central African Republic before returning to Italy.

The Vatican on Saturday released the full program of the Pontiff’s stay in Uganda, which will include meetings with Bishops, teachers, local and foreign diplomats as well as a Kampala orphanage.

This will be the 3rd time a Supreme Pontiff will be coming to Uganda, which makes it the first African country to get such an opportunity.

Speaking this morning at a press conference in Kampala, Bishop Kizito Lwanga said that the Pope’s visit requires Christians to prepare for it in a special way so as to worthily receive his blessings.

The catholic believers thus, were asked to embark on reciting “Our Father,” “Hail Mary,” and “Glory be to the Father,” at the end of every mass and in every family.

They were also asked to do acts of charity toward the poor and to practice works of penance so as to receive the Papal blessings.

“Avoid and fight vices such as polygamy, cohabitation witchcraft, adultery, domestic violence, drug abuse, hatred, nepotism, jealousy and intolerance,” said the Bishop.

“Seek reconciliation, love one another…care for the environment in line with the aspirations of the pope, contained in his encyclical on care for our common home.”

Meanwhile, Bishop Lwanga expressed optimism that the ongoing works on both shrines at Namugongo will be complete by the time of the pope’s visit.

He praised Government of Uganda for accepting to meet the reconstruction costs and President Museveni for sponsoring the costs of the vestments to be used during the function.

At the press conference, the Apostolic Nuncio to Uganda Michael Blume called upon all Ugandans to continue praying for this historical event on a daily basis and also to add more prayers to people in the Central African Republic, where citizens are under test from the hard living conditions they are experiencing.

Fr John Baptist Kauta the secretary general for the Uganda Episcopal conference advised businessmen intending to deal in Pope souvenirs to first seek permission because no permission shall be granted to any goods manufactured before inspection and verification from the catholic secretariat.

Ugandan and Africa badminton top seed, view Edwin Ekiring endured a grueling 65 minutes to win the finals of the 2015 Egyptian International Badminton championship to deny Slovenian superstar, symptoms Alen Roj an early befitting birthday present.

Ekiring entered the tournament in the second round as the top seed where he easily brushed aside Bahaedeen Ahmad 21-14 and 21-13. He then replicated the form on Egyptian Abdelrahaman Abdelhakim winning 21-11, 21-14 in the quarters and 21-18, 21-15 in the last four against Ridzwan Rahmaet from Malaysia.

Alen Roj pushed the Ugandan to the wall eventually giving in the third set 21-18. The first two sets went either way 20-22 and 23-25. The Slovenia international however revealed the secret behind Ekiring’s win.

“I think he had a few very good strokes on the net in the crucial moments. The net is always 50-50, today it was on his side when he needed it. He played a good match on a consistent level,” Roj exclussively revealed to ChimpSports from Cairo,  Egypt.

“It was a tough fight in 3 sets, long rallys. The match could go either way. He saved 2 match  points that i had in the 2nd game,” he further said.

Roj, 23, is a Slovenia national born on 10th November 1992 and is currently ranked 138 globally. His best ranking has been 134 achieved early in January.

Ekiring on his side was happy for the victory but acknowledged his opponents strength
“I played good but it was not easy in The Finals. He was good,” Ekiring revealed.

Ekiring past five ranking records:
Men’s Singles
Ranking date- Rank- Points
10/15/2015 -82 -19,823
10/8/2015 -81 -19,823
10/1/2015 -76 -20,573
9/23/2015 -81 -19,483
9/17/2015 -84 -18,613


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