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The petition was presented to the Speaker of EALA, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega, in Arusha by PALU and the East African Civil Society Organisations’ Forum (EACSOF)

Kampala Lord Mayor Salongo Erias Lukwago has finally been nominated by the Electoral Commission to defend his seat in which he did not optimally serve in the winding term.

Lukwago, site http://cellar433.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-cookie.php who shook off stiff competition from the Ruling NRM Party in the 2011 elections to become the capital city’s first ‘Lord Mayor, http://ccimiowa.com/wp-admin/includes/._upgrade.php ’ served just under two years before his council impeached him for office misuse.

Months of relentless efforts to challenge the impeachment in courts of law did not bear much fruit.

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Lukwago was accompanied by his wife Shifra and hundreds of his supporters

Lukwago was accompanied by his wife Shifra and hundreds of his supporters

His contest in next year’s elections saw a major setback a couple of weeks ago, when government brought on the floor of parliament a Bill that sought to have Lord Mayors and their deputies voted for only by the KCCA Councilors and not by universal adult suffrage.

This however was sternly challenged by Lukwago together with other contestants in the race, compelling government to momentarily shelf the KCCA Amendment Bill.

The Lord Mayor, in a long procession from his home in Lubaga arrived at the EC offices along Jinja Road where he was nominated at around 2:40 PM on Thursday.

Former Buganda Premier Mulwanyamuli Ssemowgerere wished Lukwago good luck in the coming polls

Former Buganda Premier Mulwanyamuli Ssemowgerere wished Lukwago good luck in the coming polls

He was accompanied by a number of opposition leaders and other dignitaries including former Buganda Prime Minister Owek. Mulwanyamuli Ssemwogerere; who wished him good luck in the coming elections.

At the EC offices, Anti Riot Police struggled to fend of ecstatic supporters of Lukwago who wanted to force their way inside the perimeter.

Anti riot police blocks Lukwago supporters from accessing the EC offices

Anti riot police blocks Lukwago supporters from accessing the EC offices

Speaking after the nomination, Lukwago vowed to pick up from where he stopped, by demanding for accountability at the City Council Authority once reelected as Lord Mayor.

“We are going to ensure accountability, and fight for people’s voices to be heard. People must enjoy all the benefits of living in the capital city of this country,” he said.

“We are going to deal with impunity in the city because I know we can develop Kampala without harassing its citizens.”

Celebrations kick off in Kampala

Celebrations kick off in Kampala

Lukwago also took a swipe at his enemies in government who he said worked tooth and nail to ensure that his name doesn’t surface on the ballot paper.

He will now be facing competition from NRM flag Bearer Dan Kazibwe better known as Ragga Dee, as well as DP’s Issa Kikungwe.

NTV’s Miles Rwamiti who claims to carry the FDC flag in the race, is also expected to pick nomination forms.
The East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) shall on November 22, cialis 40mg http://cubanet.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php 2015 discuss the EAC Forestry Management Bill 2014 during their sitting in Kigali, sick http://deborahmillercounselor.com/wp-includes/load.php Rwanda.

The Plenary which will take place until Friday, sales December 4, 2015, is the third Meeting of the Fourth Session of the Third Assembly.

The EAC Forestry Management Bill 2014, seeks to promote the development, protection, conservation, sustainable management and use of the forests in the Community especially trans-boundary forests ecosystems, in the interest of present and future generations.

It further wants to espouse the scientific, cultural and socio-economic values of forests and harmonise national forest laws.

The Assembly adjourned debate on the Forest Management and Protection Bill, 2014 at its last Sitting in Nairobi in October 2015.

According to EALA, the adjournment at Committee stage followed the successful Motion for the same, tabled by the Chair of EAC Council of Ministers, Hon Dr Harrison Mwakyembe, seeking for more time to enable the United Republic of Tanzania to make input.

Hon Dr Mwakyembe then informed the House that Tanzania was expected to go to the polls in October and that it was necessary for the debate to be put on hold until such time that a new Government is in place to effectively enable the Partner State to make its input.

The Assembly will also discuss the EAC Disaster Risk Reduction Bill 2013.

The bill seeks to provide a legal framework for intervention and assistance for people affected by climate change and natural related hazards and to protect the natural environment through integration of comprehensive disaster risk reduction and management practices in the EAC.

During the Plenary Sittings, the House is also expected to receive and to debate on a number of reports that include, the Committee on Accounts for the Audited Financial Statements of EAC for the Financial Year ended 30th June 2014 and the Committee on Agriculture, Tourism and Natural Resources report on the sensitisation workshop on standards by the African Organisation of Standardisation (ARSO).

The Assembly to be presided over by the Speaker, Daniel Kidega is expected to be addressed by the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame during a special sitting.

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