Election 2016

FDC Explains TDA’s Trip to Kenya

Hon Amama Mbabazi [R] with UPC's Olara Otunnu and FDC's Mugisha Muntu at Entebbe Aiport on Sunday. These were joined by Dr Kizza Besigye on the trip to Nairobi

The EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Finance and Administration, find http://cmd-kenya.org/plugins/content/contact/contact.php Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, http://dbkschool.net/wp-includes/cache.php has said the Community attaches great importance to the role of the media in promoting awareness, debate and involvement of the broad range of stakeholders in the EAC integration.

This, he mentioned during the East African Community (EAC)-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) workshop, which is currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

The workshop has drawn 35 participants from community radio stations in the five EAC Partner States namely Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

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Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, Ms. Zulmira Rodrigues, the Head of Office and Representative of UNESCO in the United Republic of Tanzania, pledged that UNESCO would continue to support community media initiatives in the EAC region.

Ms. Rodrigues said UNESCO-supported community radios continued to be the main source of information for rural, marginalized and indigenous communities on issues that widely range from economic and socio-cultural policy to addressing emergency situations.

“UNESCO through its support has further significantly contributed to ensuring quality broadcasting, ethical programming and inclusive content to include all groups – men, women, the youth, persons living with disabilities and persons living with albinism – to actively participate in key processes for democracy, peace and development,” said Ms. Rodrigues.

The UNESCO Country Representative particularly singled out the work of community media in Tanzania which she said has never been more relevant.

“In a time when information affects almost every human decision and action, through the touch of a button or the swipe of a screen, the turning knob on a radio remains the most effective way to promote development in hard to reach areas seen by the community media network in Tanzania alone reaching an audience of over 16. A segment that would otherwise have been left out by conventional media, mainstream media,” she said.

Ms. Rodrigues advised community media stations that to ensure sustainability; they need to bear in staying in business meant more than just securing the funding to keep their stations and programs running.

“It includes a holistic approach that will facilitate the effective utilization of your resources – correspondents, partners, collaborators and management – to achieve a stable base of resources to ensure the community radios’ going concern,” she said.

“As the regional integration process intensifies, the EAC is challenged more and more today to achieve and demonstrate greater efficiency and effectiveness as well as more visibility for its activities, achievements and competitiveness in the region and beyond,” said Mr Mfumukeko.

He urged the media to embrace regional integration with passion, dedication and commitment for the benefit of the present and future generations of East Africa, adding that the Secretariat would continue to partner with the media in sensitizing stakeholders on the integration process.

“We have directed the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department to come up with a strategy to involve community radio stations in the Partner States in our outreach and advocacy programs in the next Financial Year. With this strategy in place, we shall work and engage with you more closely,” said the Deputy Secretary General.
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This, he mentioned during the East African Community (EAC)-United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) workshop, which is currently underway in Arusha, Tanzania.

The workshop has drawn 35 participants from community radio stations in the five EAC Partner States namely Uganda, Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

Speaking during the official opening of the workshop, Ms. Zulmira Rodrigues, the Head of Office and Representative of UNESCO in the United Republic of Tanzania, pledged that UNESCO would continue to support community media initiatives in the EAC region.

Ms. Rodrigues said UNESCO-supported community radios continued to be the main source of information for rural, marginalized and indigenous communities on issues that widely range from economic and socio-cultural policy to addressing emergency situations.

“UNESCO through its support has further significantly contributed to ensuring quality broadcasting, ethical programming and inclusive content to include all groups – men, women, the youth, persons living with disabilities and persons living with albinism – to actively participate in key processes for democracy, peace and development,” said Ms. Rodrigues.

The UNESCO Country Representative particularly singled out the work of community media in Tanzania which she said has never been more relevant.

“In a time when information affects almost every human decision and action, through the touch of a button or the swipe of a screen, the turning knob on a radio remains the most effective way to promote development in hard to reach areas seen by the community media network in Tanzania alone reaching an audience of over 16. A segment that would otherwise have been left out by conventional media, mainstream media,” she said.

Ms. Rodrigues advised community media stations that to ensure sustainability; they need to bear in staying in business meant more than just securing the funding to keep their stations and programs running.

“It includes a holistic approach that will facilitate the effective utilization of your resources – correspondents, partners, collaborators and management – to achieve a stable base of resources to ensure the community radios’ going concern,” she said.

“As the regional integration process intensifies, the EAC is challenged more and more today to achieve and demonstrate greater efficiency and effectiveness as well as more visibility for its activities, achievements and competitiveness in the region and beyond,” said Mr Mfumukeko.

He urged the media to embrace regional integration with passion, dedication and commitment for the benefit of the present and future generations of East Africa, adding that the Secretariat would continue to partner with the media in sensitizing stakeholders on the integration process.

“We have directed the Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Department to come up with a strategy to involve community radio stations in the Partner States in our outreach and advocacy programs in the next Financial Year. With this strategy in place, we shall work and engage with you more closely,” said the Deputy Secretary General.
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Opposition Forum for Democratic Change has rebutted allegations that the party delegation joined The Democratic Alliance (TDA) members in Nairobi in bid to further discussions on how to arrive on a single candidate.

After several summit meetings last month, viagra 40mg http://davescheapbikes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-media-v1-1-endpoint.php TDA failed to arrive at a single candidate but allowed FDC flag bearer Dr. KizzaBesigye and AmamaMbabazi to run independently from their respective organisations.

Ibrahim SemujjuNganda the party spokesperson informed journalists on Monday at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi that the issue of fielding a joint candidate would not arise for discussion again in TDA since it was extensively discussed last month.

“It is true that a meeting took place in Nairobi and those who represented FDC returned last evening; we didn’t arrive at a joint candidate but agreed that we will continue working together, more about http://chuntaritos.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skins.php ” he said.

“There are issues that we need to work on together like stabilizing this country when Museveni has gone; issues of vote protection and also communicating to the outside country with one voice.”

“It is under that arrangement that our people went to Nairobi to meet with different leaders in Kenya because we found it paramount to speak to others in the region that have had smooth transition.”

Ssemuju explained that they opted to consult with Kenyan leaders in the first place since it’s the country in the region that has smoothly changed leadership and the ruling party.

“Uganda, http://dakarlives.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-product-variation.php Rwanda and Burundi are the countries that haven’t experienced any peaceful transition in the region; Tanzania has had change of leadership but still within the same party but in Kenya, they have since changed presidents and political parties in power.”

“There will be several of such meetings with regional leaders; the impression that people had was that the leaders were continuing to discuss the issue of joint candidate. That debate was concluded by our failure to choose one candidate but we can continue to have a dialogue on how we can work together and what we need to do when eventually president Museveni is out of power.”

“The elections must not end in just change of leadership but also in stabilizing and continuing to build this country. So the preparations can’t only be preparations to replace Museveni but to make this country better that is why we went on that exercise to learn from others.”

 

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