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Firestorm as Burundi Attempts to Withdraw MPs from EALA

The four Members from Burundi from left; Hon Dr Martin Nduwimana, Hon Frederic Ngenzebuhoro, Hon Jeremis Ngendakumana and Hon Yves Nsabimana at the end of the Sitting in Kigali on Wednesday

President Yoweri Museveni has said he is not just campaigning for the February 2016 general elections but rather enjoying the fruits of his government while he tours different parts of the country.

Museveni made the remarks on Thursday while addressing journalists at the Morulinga state lodge in Napak district, page http://claude-nicaud.com/new/wp-includes/comment-template.php noting that he is happy with what he has seen during the tour.

“The Bible says whatever man sows is what they reap. The NRM has sown vision for Uganda and now is harvesting after launching a minimum recovery program in 1986 when we decided to put the economy in the hands of the people, cost http://celltrials.info/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-posts-list-table.php ” Museveni said.

He added that the economy has now grown from the Shs5bn collected as tax in 1986 to 13, http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-includes/class-wp-matchesmapregex.php 000 billion this year which he noted is a tremendous achievement worth celebrating .

2002, 2006 the Years to Remember

President Museveni said that 2002 is the year that turned around everything for Uganda following an extraordinary cabinet meeting that sat in Gulu where they adopted the system of prioritization that has contributed to growth and development of the country.

“In 2002 I put my foot down in the cabinet meeting in Gulu as I demanded that we must put much emphasis on defense. Later we were able to cut on other budgets and increase on the budget for defense. Subsequently, by 2003 we had defeated Kony; this was because of the meeting in Gulu,” the president noted.

He added, “We later defeated the cattle rustlers and Allied Democratic Forces rebels. In Uganda many people want to be everywhere but end up being nowhere. We decided to adopt prioritization that has led to development.”

The President further noted that 2006 was another year of transformation following a cabinet meeting that sat at the Statistics Building where government decided to take a painful but later successful idea as far as developing the country was concerned.

“I told the meeting that the one mistake we had made was depending on money from donors to be able to finance development which was not working out. The donors could not know what it takes to develop Uganda.”

“I told the meeting that we had to tighten our belts, spend less on consumption and more on development .We had to put more money in roads, electricity and health.”

The president said he now has reason to celebrate for what the country has achieved since the interventions in 2002 and 2006 adding that these years were the turning point for Uganda’s development process.

“Northern Uganda, Lango, Karamoja and all other areas of the country have total peace. I am campaigning but at the same time enjoying myself. I am celebrating peace, electricity, roads and the many other achievements. Only four places in the country (Kotido,Kaabong,Nwoya and Buvuma) have no electricity.”

“I am happy God can use human beings like me to do good work for the world,” Museveni bragged.

He however said the focus now is on increasing household incomes as one of the ways of improving people’s wealth.

 

 
KCCA Executive director Jennifer Musisi together with Prof.Eriabu Lugujjo, there http://causestudio.co/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader-skin.php the vice Chancellor Ndejje University and Mr. Paul Kayongo, order http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-includes/query.php the newly elected IWbF Vice President for Africa will be the guest of honors in the forthcoming 4th edition of the Uganda Woodball Federation Annual Awards slated for  Friday, http://cellar433.com/wp-includes/feed.php December 11, 2015 at the Grand Imperial Hotel,Kampala.

On the occassion, the local wood ball federation will reward the most outstanding Performers in the just concluded calendar year.

Player of the year award 
This is the most tightly contested award; in the men’s category the tussle will rotate around reigning MVP Joel Adupa and double winner Onesmus Atamba, both of Ndejje university. Franco Kibuule of Botladz Woodball Club has also been nominated for the award.

Sophie Namuddu from Ndejje Woodball Club and Ndejje university’s Joan Mukoova have an uphill task to scoop the title from Lilian Zawedde. The high flying lady has won each of the previous MVP ladies title.

The event which has several sponsors including Bank of Uganda, Coral Coatings and MUBS has limited attendance with each 10 sitter table selling at a cost of UgX 1.5M.

Nominees.

Player of the year – Ladies
i.        Mukoova Joan (Ndejje University)
ii.        Namuddu Sophie (Ndejje Woodball Club)
iii.        Zawedde Lillian (Ndejje University)

Player of the year – Men
i.        Adupa Joel (Ndejje University)
ii.        Atamba Onesmus (Ndejje University)
iii.        Kibuule Franco (Botladz Woodball Club)

MVP – Primary Boys
i.        Kayongo Jeff (Entebbe Junior Primary School)
ii.        Mugume Douglas (St. Agnes Pri.Sch-Entebbe)
iii.        Muyinza Joshua (Victor’s Jr School – Mukono)

MVP – Primary Girls
i.      Namayanja Linda (Motherwell Jr School Mutungo)
ii.        Naiga Elizabeth (Victor’s  School – Mukono)
iii.        Agasha Mariam (St. Agnes P.Sch – Entebbe)

MVP – Secondary Boys
i.        Ibanda Erick (Kyambogo College School)
ii.        Azaabo Kizito (Airforce S.S.S – Entebbe)
iii.     Buyondo Willy (Ndejje Day Vocational S.S)

MVP – Secondary Girls
i.        Bakola Shamim (Airforce S.S.S – Entebbe)
ii.        Nabbanja Alice (Ndejje Day Vocational S.S)
iii.        Alinda Beatrice (Kyambogo College School)
East African Legislative Assembly Member, shop http://cmlsociety.org/wp-content/plugins/sitepress-multilingual-cms/lib/http.php Hon AbuBakr Ogle, http://cfmasv.com/wp-content/themes/construct/lib/shortcodes/23-social.php has moved a motion for a Resolution advising the Assembly to urge Partner States not to introduce attempts to manipulate institutions, threaten Members or undermine their status, terming such a move unlawful and an affront to the principles under the EAC Treaty.

The Wednesday Resolution condemns in the strongest term possible all attempts to undermine the authority of the Assembly and claims to the privileges and status of its Members.

The Resolution was however not debated.

In its place, the EALA Speaker, Hon Daniel Fred Kidega, made a ruling deferring the matter to the Committee on Legal Rules and Privileges for immediate digestion.

He further tasked the Committee to refer back the matter to the House as soon as possible.

The Resolution follows a recent letter written to the EALA Speaker by his counterpart, the Speaker of the Burundi National Assembly, Hon Pascal Nyabenda, ceasing membership of four Members from Burundi to EALA.

The four are Hon Jeremie Ngendakumana, Hon Frederic Ngenzebuhoro, Hon Yves Nsabimana and Hon Dr. Martin Nduwimana.

The letter written to Speaker Kidega earlier this month, avers that the conditions through which they (four Members) presented themselves for elections had now changed.

It says in part that the party on whose strength two Members were elected to EALA was no longer represented in the Burundi National Assembly.

Two other Members had on their part ceased to be Members of their parties having duly resigned.

In his response to the said letter, the Speaker noted that the request was not tenable “owing to the fact that it had contravened section 51 of the EAC Treaty among other provisions.”

Hitherto, the Counsel to the Community offered legal opinion on the matter after acquaintance with the Constitution of the Republic of Burundi and the Electoral laws in the country.

The Resolution which was seconded by Hon Dr. James Ndahiro noted that “matters of privileges of Members touch on the integrity and independence of the Assembly and that any threats bring with it a potential to undermine the authority of the Assembly and compromises its functioning under the EAC Treaty.”

Justifying the matter on the floor of the House, Hon ABuBakr Ogle remarked that the letter written by the Burundi National Assembly was “tantamount to a raid on the independence and privileges of the House.”

The Resolution further appeals to the Organs and Institutions of the Community to “guarantee safety and security of all Members of EALA and staff as well as those of other Institutions of the Community.”

The motion was moved under Rule 30 (j) of the Rules of Procedure which allows for a motion raising a question of privilege to be asked without notice.

Burundi crisis

At the commencement of the 3rd Meeting of the 4th Session of the 3rd Assembly early this week, EALA Speaker remarked that the Assembly was concerned about what is happening in Burundi.

“Many lives have been lost, others maimed, peace disrupted, property damaged and the economy destabilized following the rapid escalation of violence and the instability over the last few months. The situation is worrying and could be dire and grave”, said Kidega.

He remarked that he had reached out to the President of the Senate to rally legislators to work towards finding permanent solutions to the crisis.

“As an Assembly, we have also debated on and passed the Report of the Goodwill Mission of EALA to the Burundi Refugees in Eastern Province of Rwanda and in Kigoma in the United Republic of Tanzania.  Last week, the Assembly also received a petition from concerned East Africans keen to see the impasse resolved”, the Speaker remarked.

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