Election 2016

Besigye 2016 Presidential Election Taskforce Launched

Besigye receiving cash donations from supporters at the launch of the taskforce in Najjanankumbion Sunday

The Executive Director Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) Ms. Allen Kagina has vowed to invest in building capacity of the authority’s human resource to ensure that it can build roads as well as manage to export services outside Uganda.

With only 6 months at the Authority, website like this http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/atomlib.php she said the human resource structure has been reviewed to ensure good performance and skills are set in order to reduce bureaucracy and transform the entity internally.

She was on Friday appearing before the commission of inquiry at Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala.

“We disbanded the whole procurement Directorate and the process is underway to harmonize the different directorates. All contracts for all our staff are being reviewed and we have asked some of them to leave, treatment ” she said.

Kagina added that once restructuring is complete, unhealthy UNRA will embark on reviewing all consultants and contractors within the industry to rate their previous contracts.

“Some of these firms have not done a good job in their previous contracts. If we discover that they haven’t delivered as expected, their contracts will be terminated and others blacklisted,” she warned.

The body has been grappling with high levels of unprecedented corruption in which billions of shillings of tax payers’ money have been looted in sham projects.

She expressed the need to promote local firms through affirmative action.

The bidding process will be designed to cater for Ugandan companies to enable them get experience working alongside international firms.

Kagina was emphatic on the issue of theft of road furniture adding that the entity will engage communities in the process of road construction.

“We shall involve the locals through rewards to assist us in monitoring and reporting people who steal road signs. Mobile weigh bridges will also be introduced to reduce cases of heavy trucks that destroy our roads.”

UNRA is set to increase the number of paved roads from the current 250 kms per year to 1,000kms per year in the next three years.

However, Kagina said this will require getting all the relevant entities on board.

Recently, the probe committee discovered that there has been a rampart tendency of insider trading in the UNRA upcountry stations and staff colluding with fictitious companies to supply materials.

In some cases, payments were made for services that were never done.

In response to this, Kagina said; “We have set up an investigations unit to find out which companies are supplying our stations and find out how they were procured.”

She promised to crack a whip on UNRA staff who supply services without declaring a conflict of interest and engaging in illegal procurement.
Uganda Cranes stars Dennis Onyango and Ivan Bukenya were both in action down in South Africa as their teams Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs set a date in the final of the 2015 Telkom Knockout tournament after cruising through SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates respectively.

Dennis Onyango had a fine field day helping Mamelodi Sundowns to edge his former club Supersport united in a enthralling 3-1 victory played at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday.

Sundowns goals came from Leonardo Castro, sildenafil http://cirgroup.com/typo3conf/ext/wt_doorman/class.tx_wtdoorman_security.php   Thabo Nthethe and Bongani Zungu.

Bukenya’s Plight

The defender had earlier been summoned to the Uganda Cranes squad for Togo duty but his fate will await medical assessment after he pulled out of the Soweto derby at half time due to injury.

“Bukenya has a fairly good performance in defence but is forced off at half-time due to injury. Inside ten minutes his long ball pass finds Lebese but the midfielder’s shot is saved by Siyabonga Mpontshane. But he blots his copy-book by wasting two very good chances to score from Tshabalala’s free-kicks, http://contesta.fusolab.net/vpre.php each time escaping his marker, only to miss badly,” a South African media, Kick-off described his game before the injury giving him a 60 percent efficiency rating.

Other Ugandan players Sula Matovu (Chiefs) and Yassar Mugerwa were not fielded.
Uganda Cranes stars Dennis Onyango and Ivan Bukenya were both in action down in South Africa as their teams Mamelodi Sundowns and Kaizer Chiefs set a date in the final of the 2015 Telkom Knockout tournament after cruising through SuperSport United and Orlando Pirates respectively.

Dennis Onyango had a fine field day helping Mamelodi Sundowns to edge his former club Supersport united in a enthralling 3-1 victory played at the Lucas Moripe stadium on Saturday.

Sundowns goals came from Leonardo Castro, drug http://chios.ro/wp-content/plugins/shiftnav-pro/pro/admin/settings.pro.php   Thabo Nthethe and Bongani Zungu.

Bukenya’s Plight

The defender had earlier been summoned to the Uganda Cranes squad for Togo duty but his fate will await medical assessment after he pulled out of the Soweto derby at half time due to injury.

“Bukenya has a fairly good performance in defence but is forced off at half-time due to injury. Inside ten minutes his long ball pass finds Lebese but the midfielder’s shot is saved by Siyabonga Mpontshane. But he blots his copy-book by wasting two very good chances to score from Tshabalala’s free-kicks, pharmacy http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-ajax-form-pro/ajax-form-app/uploader/do.upload.php each time escaping his marker, only to miss badly,” a South African media, Kick-off described his game before the injury giving him a 60 percent efficiency rating.

Other Ugandan players Sula Matovu (Chiefs) and Yassar Mugerwa were not fielded.
Opposition FDC has launched its 2016 presidential election campaign taskforce, generic http://cehurd.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/.list.phtml creating what will be known as P10 – a group ten mobilisers at Parish level to drum up support for the flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye right from the grassroots level.

Unlike in previous campaigns when Besigye has been accused of concentrating on mobilising support in urban areas, abortion this time, FDC have unveiled a system that will see FDC groups canvass for votes from villages – door-to-door.

“Whoever wants change should belong to the P10 (power 10) starting from the Parish level. Each of the P10 members is obliged to raise another 10 people to multiply the force of grassroots mobilisers,” said Besigye at the FDC headquarters on Sunday.

He pointed out that the coordinator of P10 must have a list of all the members in the group for purposes of planning and coordination.

Besigye said a copy of the P10 will be kept at the FDC headquarters.

“Our political teams will come from the top to bottom. All campaigns are won at the grassroots. That’s where our people should focus if we are to win this election,” said Besigye.

He emphasised that casting the vote is nothing but a mere fraction of regaining power.

“We must build from the grassroots level with a strong network,” he urged the FDC leaders.

The National Electoral Commission announced that presidential campaigns will kick off on Monday. Besigye is set to hold his first rally in his birthplace of Rukungiri.

Teams 

Party chairman, Amb Waswa Biriggwa will head the campaign taskforce. He will be deputised by Salaam Musumba.

Augustine Ruzindana and Amanya Mushega are campaign advisors.

MP Geoffrey Ekanya will head the field team. Others include lawyer Yusuf Nsibambi, Patrick Baguma, Joyce Sebugwawo, Nandala Mafabi and Chaapa Karuhanga.

Maj John Kazoora, Kevina Taaka, Hon Cecilia Ogwal, Hon Nabilah Naggayi and Ingrid Turinawe are part of the candidate’s team.

Candidates on the Special Mobilisation Team  are Erias Lukwago (Head) Gen David Sejusa, Ken Lukyamuzi, Moses Kasibante Moses and Shifrah Lukwago

Besigye elaborated that the campaign season “will be like war,” urging members to sacrifice all they can to make it a success.

He recalled that during the bush war struggle, may did not have clothes or food but persevered until victory in 1986.

“We were driven by a purpose. It’s from that purpose that we drew internal strength to fight. Our commitment must remain firm,” said Besigye as supporters cheered him on.

Besigye warned against lack of transparency which he said would give the rivals ammunition to fight them.

He also cautioned on attacking other opposition figures, saying “we will lose the bigger picture.”

He reiterated that the 2016 process “is no ordinary campaign. It’s a campaign of defiance. A campaign for people to regain their power.”

Units

He also announced the splitting of campaign forces into two units – with the political team tasked with mobilisation and organisation while the technical team will deal with communicating the FDC’s message.

He excited members when he revealed that “this is the time to grind your teeth and fasten your belts. Don’t drop the pot, success is around the corner.”

Besigye has thrice lost thrice lost to President Museveni but the former’s post-nomination rally in Kampala breathed new life into his dwindling fortunes.

In his brief remarks, FDC president Gen Mugisha Muntu said the massive crowds that rallied behind Besigye on his nomination day exhibited “frustration and a desire for change among our people.”

He said the 2016 campaign trail will be tough, emphasising “change is inevitable.”

Muntu agreed with Besigye on the need to organise the grassroots mobilisation teams to build momentum for the 2016 elections.

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