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John Konchellah, Principal Secretary, State Department of East African Affairs

The National Resistance Movement Chairman, mind http://clearintotheclassroom.com/wp-includes/simplepie/gzdecode.php President Museveni has proposed former Vice President Gilbert Bukenya and ex Kampala mayor Hajji Ntege Ssebaggala should be part of the party’s second highest decision making body – the Central Executive Committee.

The amendments of NRM Constitution in December 2014 gave Museveni, check http://chaudharylaw.com/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php who is the party chairman, http://cinemalogue.com/wp-admin/includes/ms.php powers to appoint 5 eminent persons to CEC on top of the 15 elected ones.

Sources close to the Chairman’s office told ChimpReports that Museveni proposed the names of Bukenya and Ssebaggala who have returned to the party after a few years in opposition.

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The proposed names are however subject to the National Executive Committee’s approval.

We have also learnt that originally the president proposed five people and presented them to the NEC meeting in the morning at Kololo Memorial Grounds.

These include Prime Minister, Ruhakana Rugunda, Justice and Constitutional Affairs minister Kahinda Otafiire, Defense Minister Dr. Crispus Kiyonga and Member of Parliament Oleru Hudya.

NEC rejected some nominees especially Kiyonga.

In the afternoon, Museveni unveiled both Bukenya and Ssebaggala to the National Delegates Conference at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole.

The duo promised to support Museveni’s candidature in the 2016 elections.

Museveni is currently meeting top party officials to discuss the approval of Seya and Bukenya to CEC.
Electoral Commission (EC) has Monday rejected nomination forms for the former Kampala Mayor, order http://cortrium.com/wp-includes/class-simplepie.php Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala on grounds that there were several issues he needed to iron out despite tabling signatures from his supporters.

Ssebaggala was received by at the EC headquarters along Jinja road in company of two of his aides.

He was tasked to produce a submission letter which he hadn’t come along with.

Seya, order http://cyclopeperu.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-response.php as he is fondly known, requested his aides to return to his offices to have all the documents assembled.

He assured journalists that this would take a few minutes and thereafter hand in his supporters’ signatures.

“I appreciate all my supporters that appended their signatures on my forms. I assure you total service delivery,” Seya boasted.

He revealed that he had collected signatures of 120 supporters from each of the 80 districts.

As the EC officials prepared to leave the premises, Seya was on the phone urging his handlers to rush to the electoral commission.

Later in the evening, Seya’s assistants surfaced with the required documents. He took a deep breath.

However, the mayor was disappointed when EC officials informed him that his forms would not be accepted until several issues within his party constitution are ironed out.

Seya claims being the leader of the Liberal Democratic Transparency party which reportedly joined the Coalition Redeemed Uganda (CRU), an alliance led by Dr. Abed Bwanika.

It appears party officials joined the alliance without Seya’s knowledge. “I did not join any coalition,” Seya told ChimpReports on Monday.

EC officials advised him to return Tuesday morning to allow their lawyers time to scrutinize the party’s constitution.
Electoral Commission (EC) has Monday rejected nomination forms for the former Kampala Mayor, try http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-user-agent.php Nasser Ntege Ssebaggala on grounds that there were several issues he needed to iron out despite tabling signatures from his supporters.

Ssebaggala was received by at the EC headquarters along Jinja road in company of two of his aides.

He was tasked to produce a submission letter which he hadn’t come along with.

Seya, physician as he is fondly known, viagra buy requested his aides to return to his offices to have all the documents assembled.

He assured journalists that this would take a few minutes and thereafter hand in his supporters’ signatures.

“I appreciate all my supporters that appended their signatures on my forms. I assure you total service delivery,” Seya boasted.

He revealed that he had collected signatures of 120 supporters from each of the 80 districts.

As the EC officials prepared to leave the premises, Seya was on the phone urging his handlers to rush to the electoral commission.

Later in the evening, Seya’s assistants surfaced with the required documents. He took a deep breath.

However, the mayor was disappointed when EC officials informed him that his forms would not be accepted until several issues within his party constitution are ironed out.

Seya claims being the leader of the Liberal Democratic Transparency party which reportedly joined the Coalition Redeemed Uganda (CRU), an alliance led by Dr. Abed Bwanika.

It appears party officials led by Secretary General Zaidi Mukasa joined the alliance without Seya’s knowledge.

“I did not join any coalition,” Seya told ChimpReports on Monday.

EC officials advised him to return Tuesday morning to allow their lawyers time to scrutinize the party’s constitution.
The Ministry of Health, more about http://cprescue.com/wp-admin/includes/screen.php World Bank and United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF) on October 3, sales 2015, search kick started a cervical cancer vaccination program for 10 year old girls, in Mbarara District.

Addressing journalists in a press briefing at the RDC’s office in Mbarara, Robert Seguya, a technical officer at the Ministry of health said that in a bid to prevent cancer, the government has decided to vaccinate 10 year old virgin girls with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) to protect them against cervical cancer.

“The exercise will be carried out throughout the country,” Seguya said.

The Mbarara District Health Officer Dr. Amooti Kaguna asked all young girls to take this golden opportunity of immunization to fight the deadly cancer virus that has taken the lives of many in this country.

Dr. Amooti applauded Mbarara district for its good performance in the ongoing polio and measles immunization.

‘’In 1983, many children in the country were immunized and measles was kicked out but since 2012 there has been resurgence of measles due to laxity.’’ Dr. Amooti said.

He urged the residents to start mobilizing young girls for cervical cancer vaccination.

Mbarara RDC, Martha Asimwe.

Mbarara RDC, Martha Asimwe.

The Resident District Commissioner Mbarara, Capt. Martha Asiimwe asked the public to embrace the immunization process.

She warned against disruption of the process and said government will deal with those that will interfere with this project.
The opposition has disagreed with some of the critical clauses in the three new Electoral Amendment Bills brought to Parliament by the government.

Recently the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi laid on the floor of Parliament three amendment bills; the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, patient http://chaosoffroad.com/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php 2015; the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, information pills http://cgt06.fr/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/public/admin/row_yearly.php 2015; and the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, http://crewchiefpro.com/wp-includes/media.php 2015.

The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to revise the nomination fees payable from Shs 8m to Shs 20m; revise the facilitation provided for a presidential candidate from Shs 20 to 100m; remove the requirement for a candidate to campaign in every district and provide for polling to close at 4.00pm on polling day.

It will also require the Electoral Commission to provide for persons engaged in electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas vote.

Meanwhile the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to also revise the nomination fees; provide for closure of polls at 4.00pm and to provide for persons engaged in the electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas to vote.

The Bills were hastily referred to the house committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs under the leadership of Stephen Tashobya.

The opposition on Monday presented their views to the committee members at Parliament.

The opposition members led by Hon Wafula Oguttu opposed the raising of nomination fees for both presidential and parliamentary candidates as proposed in the Presidential and Parliamentary Amendment Bills.

Presenting the proposals before the committee at parliament, Wafula said “nominations fees should not be made exorbitant as it will deny a chance to those who would like to offer an alternative to the voters.”

The opposition has also proposed that Ugandans living in Diaspora be facilitated to participate in the national elections since they contribute to the national economy.

Chimp Corps say opposition also suggested that polling agents be paid by the parliamentary candidates and not the Electoral Commission.

Wafula said the opposition seconds the proposed amendment to allow EC transmit an electronic text based copy of voter register.

On doing away with dipping the thumb in ink after voting, Wafula said the amendment discriminates against those without a right hand, a thumb or fingers on which to ink.
The opposition has disagreed with some of the critical clauses in the three new Electoral Amendment Bills brought to Parliament by the government.

Recently the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi laid on the floor of Parliament three amendment bills; the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, diagnosis http://celstec.biz/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php 2015; the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, http://decksplushouston.com/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/datamapper/package.module.datamapper.php 2015; and the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015.

The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to revise the nomination fees payable from Shs 8m to Shs 20m; revise the facilitation provided for a presidential candidate from Shs 20 to 100m; remove the requirement for a candidate to campaign in every district and provide for polling to close at 4.00pm on polling day.

It will also require the Electoral Commission to provide for persons engaged in electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas vote.

Meanwhile the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to also revise the nomination fees; provide for closure of polls at 4.00pm and to provide for persons engaged in the electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas to vote.

The Bills were hastily referred to the house committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs under the leadership of Stephen Tashobya.

The opposition on Monday presented their views to the committee members at Parliament.

The opposition members led by Hon Wafula Oguttu opposed the raising of nomination fees for both presidential and parliamentary candidates as proposed in the Presidential and Parliamentary Amendment Bills.

Presenting the proposals before the committee at parliament, Wafula said “nominations fees should not be made exorbitant as it will deny a chance to those who would like to offer an alternative to the voters.”

The opposition has also proposed that Ugandans living in Diaspora be facilitated to participate in the national elections since they contribute to the national economy.

Chimp Corps say opposition also suggested that polling agents be paid by the parliamentary candidates and not the Electoral Commission.

Wafula said the opposition seconds the proposed amendment to allow EC transmit an electronic text based copy of voter register.

On doing away with dipping the thumb in ink after voting, Wafula said the amendment discriminates against those without a right hand, a thumb or fingers on which to ink.
The East African Community Secretariat in collaboration with Kenya’s State Department of East African Affairs, symptoms http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-comments-list-table.php and the Ministry of Health is organizing a workshop on EAC regional health projects and programs for health sector stakeholders, http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-includes/atomlib.php line Ministries, Departments, and County Health Officers.

The five-day dissemination workshop that started on Monday in Nairobi, Kenya is aimed at bringing on board different stakeholders and policy makers at different levels and raising their awareness and uptake of EAC health projects and programs.

According to the EAC Secretariat, the workshop is expected to lead to better understanding and improved knowledge about the EAC health sector, its vision, projects and programs among the policy makers, and the general public in Kenya.

It is also anticipated that the forum will result in improved support, buy-in, ownership and implementation of EAC Health Projects and Programs; enhanced coherence in policy development and implementation of health programs within government in view of ongoing initiatives at the EAC level.

The EAC Secretariat has developed a Regional Health Sector Strategic Plan 2015-2020, which has a number of projects aimed at the realization of better health in the region.

These include the Open Health Initiative (OHI); East African Medicines Regulatory Harmonization (EAC-MRH) Program; Population Health and Environment (PHE) Program; and the EAC HIV and AIDS, TB and STI Program whose Strategic Plan and Implementation Framework (2015 – 2020) was approved by the EAC’s policy-making organ, the Council of Ministers.

The secretariat reveals that despite the fact that all these initiatives are ongoing at the regional level, policy makers, the general public and other relevant stakeholders are not well informed of them.

This knowledge gap extends to health stakeholders and practitioners, manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical products, line ministries and institutions and more recently county government officials. Health is a devolved function under the new Constitution of Kenya which came into effect in 2010.

The lack of adequate information on EAC health projects and programs makes it hard for implementation of various decisions and directives by the EAC Health Ministers at the national levels, according to the Secretariat.

Though health is a devolved function, decisions at the regional level have direct impact on the delivery of health care services hence the need for policy makers at both levels of government to be conversant with the various directives/decisions and resolutions.

There is also a need to increase the uptake of the EAC programs and projects by the general public for full realization of the envisioned benefits.

It is therefore critical that the health stakeholders and practitioners, manufacturers and distributors of pharmaceutical products, line ministries departments and agencies as well as health officials in the county governments are sensitized on the ongoing projects and programs.

The dissemination workshop will be conducted at two levels. The high level government policy makers will briefed on spot visits in their boardrooms on specific EAC Health Programs and projects.

The proposed Ministries to be visited include: Ministry of Health, National Treasury, Ministry of Devolution and Planning, Ministry of Industrialization and Enterprise Development, Government of Nairobi City County, and the State Department of East African Affairs.

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