Former Tanzanian President Leads EAC Poll Observers’ Team to Kampala

Former Tanzanian President Ali Hassan Mwinyi

Sports Club Villa will gauge their level of  preparations for the Confederations cup with a crunch tie against Kenya premier league giants Tusker fc on Wednesday 3rd January at the War memorial stadium, approved Nakivubo as confirmed by Jogoos CEO MR. Kakembo.

“We shall be playing Tusker fc and not Gormahia fc. The venue, visit this site time and all other programmes remain as earlier planned, ” Mr. Kakembo revealed to Chimp Sports.

The CEO could not openly explain why the Kenyan champions were not coming saying that, “Gormahia’s match has been post poned to the future (indefinate)” he further pointed out “They (Gormahia) were supposed to cater for their own return air tickets and internal transport while ours (Villa) was to provide meals and accormodation.”

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However our sources from Kenya revealed the Kenyan side expected full facilitation from SC Villa which the hosts were not in a position to honor. It was reported that the famous Pastor Kayanja had offered to facilitate the accormodation.

SC Villa are preparing to travel to Sudan next week to face Al Khartoum in the first leg of the Caf confederations cup.
The East African Community is set to deploy an Election Observer Mission team to General Election taking place on 18th February 2016 in the Republic of Uganda.

A 50 member of Short-Term Election Observer Mission Team which is being led by H.E Ali Hassan Mwinyi, more about former  President of the United Republic of Tanzania is due to arrive in Kampala, buy more about on Tuesday 9th February 2016, to observe the General Elections slated for 18th February  2016 in  Uganda.

The 90 year old Mwinyi was the second President of the neighboring country who served from 1985 to 1995.

The Mission’s mandate, according to an EAC statement, is to observe the overall electoral environment, pre-election activities, the polling day, the counting and tallying of results

The Mission was preceded by a Pre-Elections Assessment Team which was deployed from 31st January 2016 to assess the level of preparedness by key stakeholders and prepare a report that will inform the Short Term Election Observation Mission.

The members of the EAC Election Observer Mission has been drawn from different but complementary disciplines and includes, members of the East African Legislative Assembly, delegates from four Partner States (Kenya, United Republic Tanzania, Rwanda and Burundi), EAC Youth Ambassadors , Mission Leader ,Mission Coordinator ,One EAC Executive Staff and  technical officers from the Secretariat as well as  EALA.

The exclusion of members from Uganda is consistent with the adopted practice on the Principles of Election Observation and Evaluation which precludes nationals of the host country from participating as Election Observations in their own countries.

The EAC Observer Mission was invited Uganda Electoral Commission, but also follows a decision of the EAC Council of Ministers on observation of elections in the Partner States.

The Mission is expected to prepare a report that will be submitted to, among others, the Electoral Commission of Uganda, through the EAC Council of Ministers for consideration and implementation. The Mission will depart Uganda on 21st February 2016.



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