Gen Aronda Tips African Prisons Bosses on Terror

Gen Aronda Nyakairima

Fred Mwambu

The Confederation of African Football voted on Tuesday to remove the age limit on its officials. All 54 countries at the organization’s 37th general assembly held in Cairo agreed to change the article 18.10 of CAF statutes which previously stopped officials serving past the age of 70.

The move paves way for incumbent president Issa Hayatou, viagra 60mg whose current mandate ends in 2017 to seek for four more years until at least 2021. The Cameroonian has been in charge of the organization since 1988.

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The CAF president also passed on a message of solidarity to the FIFA president assuring him that all his 54 members will vote for him on May 29th in Zurich.

“All 54 member federations of CAF guarantee their votes for Sepp when the time comes in Zurich on May 29.” Hayatou told Sepp in his speech.

“Dear Sepp Blatter, Africa is comfortable having you. Africa stays with you” he added.

CAF previously brought in a rule that candidates for its presidency can only come from the ranks of its own executive committee, thus limiting a number of Hayatou’s potential opponents.


In the meeting, also attended by FUFA president, Eng. Moses Magogo, Six members of the CAF Executive Committee were also re-elected, for the 2015-2019 period. In Central-East zone (CECAFA), Tanzania Leodegar Tenga went unopposed after Hassan Waberi of Djibouti withdrew while former Zambia captain Kalusha Bwalya retained his seat in the Southern zone.

Prison Commissioners under African Correction Services Association (ACSA) convened Wednesday morning at Protea Hotel in Kampala in an executive committee meeting that is aimed at among others benchmarking basic practices that will enhance the fight against terrorism on the African continent.

Speaking at the opening ceremony of the executive committee meeting, pills Uganda’s Internal Affairs Minister, Gen. Aronda Nyakayirima emphasized the need for all security agencies to contribute towards fighting extremism within the continent.

“It is time for all security force personnel including prisons service warders to ensure that they are prepared to combat terrorism,” he said.

“We will triumph over terrorism in Africa if we continue to work together; the Boko Haram in Nigeria thought they would foil elections but they didn’t succeed, we shall continue to frustrate these groups.”

Meanwhile, Gen Nyakayirima appealed to Dr. Johnson Byabashaija, the Uganda Prisons Service Commissioner and Chairman of ACSA, to ensure that inmates are served with sufficient and healthy food.

“Our Prisons Commission for instance has a lot of land that should be put to optimal agricultural use to ensure that government is totally relieved of overspending on food to prison inmates.”



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