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EU Wants Special Recovery Programme for Northern Uganda

(L-R) MoS Karamoja Affairs, Nekesa,PM Rugunda,1st Lady & Karamoja Minister Janet Museveni,EU Ambassador Schmidt with other participants at closure workshop for KALIP & ALREP at OP conference hall on Thursday

Embattled city lawyer Andrew Karamagi has asked Buganda Road grade one magistrate Lamuno Pamela Ocaya to dismiss the case where he is accused of being a public nuisance when grabbing Attorney General Peter Nyombi’s speech.

Through his lawyer Isaac Ssemakadde, visit this site http://dchnf.dk/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/uninstall.php Karamaji asked court to dismiss this case because it appeared as though the complainant had lost interest in it.

Semakadde informed court ever since the case was filed in February last year; the Attorney General had never appeared in the court even when he was summoned for cross examination by the defense lawyers in August last year.

Karamaji’s plea came after state prosecutor Nalungi Esther asked court for a short adjournment on grounds that the state witness who was supposed to testify today was out of the country.

The request was strongly objected by defense saying that the prosecution had intentionally frustrated the progress of the case, http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor-gd.php in total disregard of the rights of the defendant.

“I pray that court dismisses this case. Prosecution has so far asked for over seven adjournments without reasonable excuses” remarked Semakade

State informed court that she was taking over the case for the first time and thus needed more time to study the file.

The magistrate adjourned the matter to 26th March 2014 for the state prosecutor to reply.

 
CAF Confederation Cup 2nd leg

ASSM Elgeco Plus Vs URA FC-2nd Leg.
28TH February 2015, medical http://conocity.eu/wp-includes/ms-load.php 02:30pm
Municipal Stadium of Mahamasina

URA FC have vowed to stop ASSM Elgeco Plus when the two teams clash in the return leg of the CAF Confederations Cup on Saturday in Madagascar.

Skipper Simeon Masaba saidbefore departure on Wednesday night that they are determined to get a better result away from home. “We have been training hard and have rectified some of the mistakes we committed during the first leg, decease http://curarlaimpotencia.com/wp-content/plugins/seo-magico-pro/ajax/test_login.php ” said Masaba.

URA FC struggled to register a 3-2 win over the Madagascar team in the first leg played at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Head coach Alex Isabirye has also warned his players to be tight in defending to avoid careless mistakes.

URA FC Robert Ssentongo who netted a brace in the first leg, Frank Kalanda, Saidi Kyeyune, Masaba and Yasser Mugerwa are expected to play key roles for URA FC.

The tax collectors will especially want to play their best football in the second leg knowing that they are not the best of travellers.

Their overall record on the continent is also wanting having won just five times out of 13 attempts both in the Caf Champions League and Confederations Cup.
The Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has reiterated Government commitment to continue supporting the people of Northern Uganda and Karamoja on their development path until the region attains the same level of development as the rest of the country.

Dr Rugunda said after the rehabilitation phase, pills http://copdx.org.au/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php Northern Uganda and Karamoja had moved to the development phase where the people themselves are defining their visions as Government actively supports them to realize their aspirations.

The Premier made the remarks while officiating at the national closure workshop for the European Union (EU) funded Northern Uganda Agriculture livelihoods recovery programme (ALREP) and Karamoja Livelihoods Programme (KALIP) at the Office of the President Conference hall on Thursday.

He congratulated the people of Northern Uganda and Karamoja regions for embracing peace and development and actively participating in the shaping of their own future through the government programmes like PRDP, http://comeandcheck.it/wp-admin/includes/theme.php ALREP and KALIP.

Both projects had a total funding of about 120 billion shillings for the period 2010 to 2015.

Over the last 4 years, http://comfortzonetoronto.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php over 70,000 households in Northern Uganda and 30,000 households in Karamoja had directly benefitted from ALREP and KALIP and about 15 percent of the population in Northern Uganda and Karamoja.

“I am also pleased to note that ALREP and KALIP have spent over 90 percent of the budget and the funds were properly accounted for to the full satisfaction of our development partner. This has helped to redeem the image of the Office of the Prime Minister and rebuild the confidence of our Development Partners,” said the Premier thanking EU for the unwavering support to Northern Uganda and Karamoja

The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Janet Museveni thanked the EU for funding KALIP whose interventions had benefitted the people of Karamoja especially in the areas of water for production and human consumption, support to Uganda Police Forces, crop production and improved livestock, in addition to capacity building of local governments.

The EU Ambassador, Kristian Schmidt said he had already signed the national indicative programme for the 11th EDF with the Minister of Finance, Maria Kiwanuka which will pave way for a successor programme to ALREP and KALIP.

He said the successor programme should address issues such as nutrition, land issues, gender based violence and reproductive health among others.

“We believe we should increasingly treat Northern Uganda and Karamoja as fully integrated part of Uganda. We would propose, a single major integrated programme covering 30 districts and 7 million people,” said Schmidt.

The Minister of State for Northern Uganda Rehabilitation, Rebecca Amuge Otengo and her counterpart in charge of Teso Affairs Christine Amongin Aporu also heaped praise on ALREP for transforming the lives of people in Acholi, Lango and Teso sub-regions.

The District Chairperson for Nakapiripirit, John Lorot and his counterpart for Gulu, Martin Ojara Mapinduzi on behalf of the beneficiary local governments thanked Government and EU for the partnership which has benefited their districts.

They also requested for a successor programme to consolidate the achievements registered in Northern Uganda and Karamoja.

The closure workshop was also attended among others by Members of Parliament, District Chairpersons, Resident District Commissioners and Technical staff from both central and local governments.

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