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DP Undecided on EC Money

EC Chairman Eng Badru Kiggundu says money has been released to facilitate party activities

Uganda’s Opposition Democratic Party (DP) has written to South Africa’s Ambassador to Uganda expressing dissatisfaction over the manner in which the government of President Jacob Zuma of South Africa has handled the xenophobic attacks against African immigrants.

The attacks that broke out weeks ago have so far claimed 8 lives and according to DP spokesperson, help http://corcoranproductions.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/cart/mini-cart.php Paul Kenneth Kakande, http://chubeast.com/components/com_k2/templates/default/category.php South Africa’s government has not done enough to bring the perpetrators to account.

“All leaders that are involved in spearheading these attacks should be held accountable for their actions at the International Criminal Court (ICC) to answer charges of crimes against humanity and genocide, http://chrisbevingtonorganisation.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/wpml.php ” Kakande emphasized.

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The xenophobic attacks are believed to have sparked off after the Zulu King Goodwill Zwelithin made a public speech calling on all foreigners to live the country.

Kakande described as shameful, that South Africans whose battle against apartheid was fought by a united force of all Africans, had now turning against them.

“These barbaric actions are unacceptable and must be aggressively fought in such an era; the South African government must apologize to the entire world and also ensure that sanity is restored.”

Kakande on the same note accused the Ugandan government for doing less to ensure that its citizens in South Africa are safe and repatriated.

“Many neighboring countries are in plans of repatriating their citizens and some have already started on the process but nothing is so far done by our government.”

He thus appealed to the Ugandan Parliament to pass a resolution condemning the barbaric actions against fellow Africans and force the South African government to account for all their mess ups.

 
Dr Levi Kabagambe, dosage http://cdkstone.com.au/wp-content/plugins/ubermenu/admin/custom.menu-item-types.php the Director Quality Assurance Directorate at Makerere University Business School (MUBS) has been unanimously elected to Chair the Institute of Procurement Professionals of Uganda (IPPU) for the next 3 years (2015-2018.)

This unanimity was founded on his expansive procurement and supply chain knowledge and industry experience in Uganda and the region.

MUBS publicist, Peter Odoki said Kabagambe “will lead a team of 10 council members as well as supervise the secretariat.”

The objective of IPPU is to prescribe, regulate the practice and conduct of members of the procurement profession and to promote procurement professional standards in Uganda.
Following the release of Shs 10bn yesterday by the Electoral Commission (EC), prescription http://datedgear.com/wp-includes/cache.clear.php opposition Democratic Party (DP) has revealed that it intends not to pick the money since it is too little to facilitate its campaign work.

According to EC Chairman, capsule Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu, information pills the money is to be shared among five political parties including; Conservative Party (CP), Democratic Party (DP), Forum for Democratic Change (FDC), JEEMA, National Resistance Movement (NRM) and Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) which are represented in parliament.

Kiggundu emphasized that the money will be distributed according to the party’s strength in parliament which is determined according to the number of representatives a party has in the August House.

DP spokesperson, Paul Kenneth Kakande noted that the party hasn’t received any money from the Electoral Commission as it has been noted.

“We are still contending the way elections are prepared, the update of Voters’ register and the fact that the current EC cannot conduct free and fair elections; then how can we just rush to receive this government fund,” Kakande observed.

Kakande said, “The tune of only Shs 400m cannot at any time do a great job during both the presidential and parliamentary campaigns and to that effect, the party National Executive Committee is yet to sit and take a final decision on whether to accept using the money or not.”

Kakande remarked that the little money issued by EC is not aimed at facilitating political parties but just for the sake of accounting for the money released by government.

“We still call and advocate for electoral reforms before elections can take place and less of that, we cannot allow to be bribed by any money.”

He however encouraged the public to participate in the on-going Voters’ Registration update exercise with the hope that reforms shall be put in place before election time.

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