Election 2016

Barya: TDA Lacked Clear Implementation Plan

Prof Venansius Baryamureeba says he will participate in the upcoming presidential debate

American energy company, approved http://centrodelasartesslp.gob.mx/home/wp-content/plugins/cleaner-gallery/cleaner-gallery.php SkyPower, has announced that it would double the $2.2 billion it agreed to invest in Kenya to develop solar power to a massive $4.4 billion (more than Ksh450 billion).

The announcement was made on Saturday when President Uhuru Kenyatta attended a breakfast meeting hosted for him by the Business Council for International Understanding in New York.

The Chief Executive Officer of SkyPower Global, Mr Kerry Addler, also announced that the company will invest huge sums of money to set up a research laboratory in Kenya to advance solar energy.

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He announced that the company decided to double its investments and to also donate 3,600 solar street lamps to Kenya to show appreciation for the professionalism the Government has shown in making Kenya business friendly.

“We are impressed by how the Government has conducted itself in a professional and pro-business manner and we are committed to increase our investment in Kenya,” he said.

SkyPower signed the first agreement to invest $2.2 billion in solar energy at the Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 as part of its response to US President Barack Obama’s advocacy for closer business relations between America and Africa.

The signing of the agreement was then witnessed by President Kenyatta and President Obama in Nairobi.

Speaking at Saturday’s meeting, President Kenyatta said the business partnership between Kenya and the US has scaled up after President Obama’s visit to Kenya.

President Kenyatta told the meeting attended by the CEOs of more than 50 major companies that Kenya has achieved tremendous improvements in the business environment since last year after he held meetings with US business leaders.

Legislation

He said the Government has enacted several legislations including the Companies Act, the Insolvency Act and a new law on business regulations to make Kenya more open for investment.

The President said the Government has adopted a policy to focus on managing and improving power distribution while facilitating private operators to play the lead role in energy production.

The Head of State said the government will guarantee purchase of power generated by private operators and it will concentrate on improving the distribution networks to increase connectivity.

The President said opportunities for American firms were massive in Kenya and the wider East African region.

He said Kenya and Uganda have finally settled on the route the LAPSSET project and private investors should gear up to take advantage of the opportunities.

“The environment for doing business is changing and there are huge opportunities for US companies to get a foothold in Kenya. It is a case of put in your foot first,” said the President.

Cabinet Secretaries Amina Mohamed (Foreign Affairs) and James Macharia (Health) addressed the meeting.
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The wave has now extended back home as reports coming in say the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has frozen all Fufa accounts for further investigations which also involve Interpol.

“The IGG has temporarily closed all transactions for accounts used by Fufa. They (IGG office) are investigating several counts of gross misappropriation of funds, prostate http://certoclear.com/wp-includes/class-wp-session-tokens.php ” a source at Fufa exclusively revealed to ChimpSport on condition of anonymity.

The IGG has investigative, prosecutorial and judicial powers. The Leadership Code also mandates the IGG to freeze accounts while conducting its investigations.

The Uganda Police spokesman Fred Enanga confirmed that the probe into the abuse of funds by FUFA officials was under the IGG’s office and not with police as had earlier been reported.

“IGG is following and investigating the case, I will get more information later,” the police chief spokesperson declined to speak further on the matter.

According to our sources, embattled Fufa member Mariam Khaliga wrote a letter to the office of the IGG requesting investigations.

Fufa has since denied the allegations and went further to suspend her from her position.

The Current Fufa administration is not the first to have such crisis as is to be remembered two years ago, former president Lawrence Mulindwa left office prematurely citing personal reasons.

But at that time strong reports had indicated the IGG had specific interest in investigating financial activities of the federation.

The local federation is currently closed in the 91st annual FUFA ordinary assembly in Soroti with issues of accountability expected to dominate the agenda.
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The wave has now extended back home as reports coming in say the office of the Inspector General of Government (IGG) has frozen all Fufa accounts for further investigations which also involve Interpol.

“The IGG has temporarily closed all transactions for accounts used by Fufa. They (IGG office) are investigating several counts of gross misappropriation of funds, http://daiviet.us/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php ” a source at Fufa exclusively revealed to ChimpSport on condition of anonymity.

The IGG has investigative, prosecutorial and judicial powers. The Leadership Code also mandates the IGG to freeze accounts while conducting its investigations.

The Uganda Police spokesman Fred Enanga confirmed that the probe into the abuse of funds by FUFA officials was under the IGG’s office and not with police as had earlier been reported.

“IGG is following and investigating the case, I will get more information later,” the police chief spokesperson declined to speak further on the matter.

According to our sources, embattled Fufa member Mariam Khaliga wrote a letter to the office of the IGG requesting investigations.

Fufa has since denied the allegations and went further to suspend her from her position.

The Current Fufa administration is not the first to have such crisis as is to be remembered two years ago, former president Lawrence Mulindwa left office prematurely citing personal reasons.

But at that time strong reports had indicated the IGG had specific interest in investigating financial activities of the federation.

The local federation is currently closed in the 91st annual FUFA ordinary assembly in Soroti with issues of accountability expected to dominate the agenda.
Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya has slammed Hon Amama Mbabazi, rx http://cosmeticluxus.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php saying the ex premier is good at “making promises but short on action.”

Bukenya said during The Democratic Alliance deliberations, website it was agreed that all members contribute funds to run the operations of the coalition arrangement but Mbabazi never raised a shilling for the Alliance’s cause.

He said FDC contributed over Shs100m; DP brought on the table about Shs 20m in instalments while the ex VP’s group, thumb Pressure for National Unity (PNU) paid Shs 30m.

“We waited for Mbabazi’s money in vain,” said Bukenya.

“We are now wondering whether he has not been promising us hot air,” he added.

Bukenya was addressing his supporters in Lwengo on Saturday.

“Mbabazi knows how to make colourful speeches but when it comes to time for action, you will not see him. We doubt his commitment to the struggle,” he added.

According to reports, Mbabazi has promised to sponsor MPs on the ‘Go Forward’ ticket throughout the country.

Potential candidates say Mbabazi’s camp promised them at least Shs 200m each for campaigns.

If true, Mbabazi’s entire budget could be estimated at over $ 50m.

Mbabazi is yet to publicly reveal his campaign budget.

Support

Meanwhile, Bukenya explained that apart from his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi, daughters and in-law, Hope Mwesigye, Mbabazi is yet to bring on board a considerable number of supporters from NRM.

Bukenya also revealed that Mbabazi lacks structures at the grassroots level and that he is hoping to build his base from disgruntled NRM members who will lose in the next primaries.

“But it is not proper to wait for frustrated people. They may or may not be available,” he argued as his supporters cheered him on.

In the failed TDA talks, it was reported that Bukenya had thrown his weight behind Mbabazi just like DP and UPC.

However, the unfolding development paints a picture of a man determined to secure the highest position in the land.

“NRM will not look on idly as Mbabazi moves to disorganise the party. They will fight back,” he warned.

Bukenya told his supporters in Lwengo that after months of observation and studying Dr Kizza Besigye and Mbabazi, he had made up his mind to seek the presidency.

“While Besigye is a better candidate than Mbabazi and has strong support from the grassroots; he looks tired. His support has been dwindling over time,” added Bukenya.

“Besigye needs to go beyond complaining that he is always a victim of rigging in presidential elections.”

Besigye maintains the proposed electoral reforms which include disbanding the Electoral Commission are a prerequisite for conducting free and fair elections.

Bukenya promised to cause significant changes in the governance systems and mechanise agriculture sector to entrench democracy and create employment opportunities for the young people.
Former Vice President Prof Gilbert Bukenya has slammed Hon Amama Mbabazi, more about http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/admin-views/linked-post-section.php saying the ex premier is good at “making promises but short on action.”

Bukenya said during The Democratic Alliance deliberations, look http://crazytour.am/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/controller.php it was agreed that all members contribute funds to run the operations of the coalition arrangement but Mbabazi never raised a shilling for the Alliance’s cause.

He said FDC contributed over Shs100m; DP brought on the table about Shs 20m in instalments while the ex VP’s group, Pressure for National Unity (PNU) paid Shs 30m.

“We waited for Mbabazi’s money in vain,” said Bukenya.

“We are now wondering whether he has not been promising us hot air,” he added.

Bukenya was addressing his supporters in Lwengo on Saturday.

“Mbabazi knows how to make colourful speeches but when it comes to time for action, you will not see him. We doubt his commitment to the struggle,” he added.

According to reports, Mbabazi has promised to sponsor MPs on the ‘Go Forward’ ticket throughout the country.

Potential candidates say Mbabazi’s camp promised them at least Shs 200m each for campaigns.

If true, Mbabazi’s entire budget could be estimated at over $ 50m.

Mbabazi is yet to publicly reveal his campaign budget.

Support

Meanwhile, Bukenya explained that apart from his wife Jacqueline Mbabazi, daughters and in-law, Hope Mwesigye, Mbabazi is yet to bring on board a considerable number of supporters from NRM.

Bukenya also revealed that Mbabazi lacks structures at the grassroots level and that he is hoping to build his base from disgruntled NRM members who will lose in the next primaries.

“But it is not proper to wait for frustrated people. They may or may not be available,” he argued as his supporters cheered him on.

In the failed TDA talks, it was reported that Bukenya had thrown his weight behind Mbabazi just like DP and UPC.

However, the unfolding development paints a picture of a man determined to secure the highest position in the land.

“NRM will not look on idly as Mbabazi moves to disorganise the party. They will fight back,” he warned.

Bukenya told his supporters in Lwengo that after months of observation and studying Dr Kizza Besigye and Mbabazi, he had made up his mind to seek the presidency.

“While Besigye is a better candidate than Mbabazi and has strong support from the grassroots; he looks tired. His support has been dwindling over time,” added Bukenya.

“Besigye needs to go beyond complaining that he is always a victim of rigging in presidential elections.”

Besigye maintains the proposed electoral reforms which include disbanding the Electoral Commission are a prerequisite for conducting free and fair elections.

Bukenya promised to cause significant changes in the governance systems and mechanise agriculture sector to entrench democracy and create employment opportunities for the young people.
Presidential aspirant, approved http://cultura-sueca.com.ar/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/functions.photon.php Prof Venansius Baryamureeba has come out to criticize Opposition joint group The Democratic Alliance (TDA) saying it lacked a clear plan right from the start.

This he said was never going to make it possible for the summit to reach a consensus.

The Presidential hopeful while unveiling his manifesto at City Royale Hotel on Friday told journalists that the criteria used to arrive at the candidate to hold the TDA flag was wrong.

“The different political parties shouldn’t have been allowed to hold primaries. Everybody should have contest in primaries under TDA and the person who emerged as winner from whichever party would contest against NRM, capsule http://cooperativenet.com/wp-admin/includes/comment.php ” he advised.

The TDA collapsed over suspicions, betrayal and intrigue among members.

Plans to field a joint candidate failed to materialise with FDC rejecting Hon Amama Mbabazi over his record associated with alleged high profile corruption scandals.

Baryamureeba disagreed with the idea of “sitting on a coffee table to decide on a flag-bearer.”

He observed that different parties have different strengths and thus couldn’t have equal voting powers.

“The TDA winners in the primaries at all levels would be the delegates to choose the Presidential flag bearer,” said the UTAMU founder.

“You can’t let a party without the capacity to even field an MP in Parliament to participate in choosing a TDA presidential flag bearer,” said Prof. Barya.

The former Makerere University Vice Chancellor drew the example of the G8 and G20 summits where powerful countries are given more voting powers than developing countries.

From the point of announcing his presidential intentions, Prof Barya was opposed to the notion of a joint opposition coalition arguing that all individual candidates should contest in round one.

This he believed would reduce the incumbent’s chances to raise the required percentage giving the leading opposition candidates better ground to make a coalition in round two.

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