Exclusive: Court Summons Mbabazi Over ‘Go Forward’ Logo

Rwanda Football Association, web Ferwafa, information pills and the first division clubs have revised and proposed new modalities of sharing sponsorship money from Azam, pharmacy the official league sponsor.

Among the changes proposed include scrapping off the 20% sponsorship money that was initially diverted to the second tier league and reverse it to the premier league kitty.

The FA has been tasked to search sponsors to support 2nd division clubs.

Ferwafa general assembly had earlier in August agreed to allocate 20% of the $2.35 M five year sponsorship money to develop the second division, 40% to administration which included payment of referees medical insurance for the players who will compete in the league among others while the remaining 40% was to be shared equally among the 16 premier league clubs.

Sharing by classification

The clubs and Ferwafa also agreed that starting next season; the clubs will divide the money basing on classification; that is by ratio depending on position on the table standings. That means the champions receive the lion’s share followed by the runners up in that order until the last team who receive the least.  The proposals will wait till next general assembly for approval.

Ferwafa/club meeting resolutions proposals

Sponsorship package

The meeting also discussed on the proposal to modify the modalities of sharing the Azam Rwanda Premier League sponsorship effective next year. The proposal approved by the next general assembly will see clubs sharing the sponsorship package based on their classification from this season’s league standings which is scheduled to climax in May next year.

Still on the Azam Rwanda Premier League, the meeting agreed to find means of securing sponsorship for second division league as well as referees such that the percentage which is being injected in both second divisions clubs as well as match officials can fully go into the overall package meant for first league clubs.

League hosting venues

The meeting requested to have district authorities consulted to find means of improving the quality of their club’s venues for the Azam Rwanda Premier League fixtures.

The clubs whose district authorities will be consulted include Espoir Fc, Amagaju Fc, Bugesera FC, Musanze Fc, Rwamagana City Fc, Sunrise Fc and Gicumbi FC.

The proposal is to have at least all the remaining Azam Rwanda Premier League fixtures played in good and refurbished stadia which will be available after the CHAN tournament to ease the TV broadcaster in the diffusion of matches.

Just days after the Bukomansimbi Woman MP Hon Susan Namaganda was involved in motor accident that took her life at the close of last week, sale another legislator sustained serious injuries this morning after her car was knocked by a speeding truck.

The Lira District Woman MP Hon. Joy Ongom was travelling to her constituency when her car overturned several times after being brushed by a speed lorry, viagra dosage a few kilometers to Lira town.

Hon Ongom incidentally attended the special Parliamentary sitting to honor the fallen MP Namaganda on Monday afternoon.

A close confidant to the Lira MP informed us that after special sitting, she went to the garage to service her car for trip to her constituency.

“She left Kampala late in the night. At around 1.40am a blue trailer from Lira knocked them in Apii Sub County, Kole district about 10 kilometers to Lira town,” said the source.

The MP’s car a Prado TX UAQ 734X rolled several times. She was rushed to Lira Referral hospital..

Hon Ongom according to sources at the Hospital has been complaining of pain in legs, neck and the back.

Chimpreports understands that the MP was travelling with one Santa Ongela, the Woman councilor for Adekokwok at the Lira district.

We have also learnt that the truck was later intercepted in Gulu. The MP’s driver is said to be in a good condition.

Presidential Candidate Amama Mbabazi has one more huddle ahead of him, for sale as a court case filed at the close of last week means he may lose the right to use the Go Forward slogan, logo, social media strategy and even photographs used for his campaign materials.

In Civil Suit No. 1519 of 2015, filed at the Chief Magistrate’s Court of Mengo, one Colin Assimwe, a strategist and communications consultant, has sued Mbabazi for non-payment of Ugx 48million and costs, for the conceptualization of the “Go Forward” strategy.

Mbabazi came up with the Go Forward pressure group, after he was barred earlier this year from running for the National Resistance Movement party flag for next year’s presidential elections against incumbent Yoweri Museveni.

“The Defendant contracted the Plaintiff, a strategist and communications consultant, to develop a creative strategy, creative brief development, creative supervision, contacts and networks and meeting time for his campaign bid for the presidential elections of 2016,” read part of the court summons to Mbabazi seen by Chimpreports.

Court Summons to Mbabazi

Court Summons to Mbabazi

“(Asiimwe) duly carried on his assignment for coming up with the campaign name “GO FORWARD”, logo, artwork for branded designs for the folders, pens, CD covers, letter heads, podium cover, press back drop, business cards, caps, bandana, shirts, social media strategy and campaign song.”

Asimwe states that he completed his assignment and that Mbabazi had a successful launch of his campaign and is to date he is traversing the country for votes but without paying for the work he did.

“The Plaintiff sent his invoice to the Defendant’s office by email and has through attempts through his lawyers to have his money paid but he has not received any response,” the Court documents state.

The Mengo Chief Magistrate on December 11 issued summons to Amama Mbabazi to apply for leave to appear and defend himself in the lawsuit within ten (10) days.

Mbabazi is expected by the court to make an appearance within ten days [before money 21st 2015] after which the magistrate will set the date for hearing of the case.

Assimwe’s case was filed though Mohammed Kajubi of M.A. Kajubi & Co. Advocates.


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