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Gen Katumba Warns Opposition

A Canadian tourist on Monday morning collapsed and died on spot in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Kisoro district, order http://cinemalogue.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/infinite-scroll.php South Western Uganda, link while tracking gorillas.

75 year old Gregory Plifold officials say, met his death at Mpororo in Rushaga Zone, while tracking the Bwiza gorilla family in company of seven other tourists.

The deceased was brought by Pinnacle Tourist Company together with other tourists. He had spent the previous night with the friends at Cephas Inn in Kabale before they set off to Rushaga.

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While he looked in good health, authorities say, his death could have been as a result of an unnoticed ailment.

Jossy Muhangi the Uganda Wildlife Authority public relations officer says police has been informed of the death of the tourist and investigations are underway.

 

 
The Chief of Defence Forces (CDF) of the Uganda Army, sildenafil http://corcoranproductions.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/api/class-wc-rest-product-tags-controller.php General Edward Katumba Wamala has warned opposition politicians against rhetoric that could destabilise the country, remedy http://chipinhead.com/wp-admin/includes/ms.php saying they face severe consequences, buy more about http://cfmasv.com/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php Chimp Corps report.

“Right now the politicians have started their usual politicking. We have said it is okay. You go on with those issues of your politics; talk about them but one thing that you should not tamper with is to disturb peace and security,” warned Katumba during the weekend.

“That you should not touch. Do not touch that. You can insult yourselves but do not tamper with peace and issues of the UPDF in your matters of politicking,” he told UPDF soldiers in the seaport town of Barawe which is 220 kilometres south of the capital Mogadishu.

Gen. Wamala is in Somalia for a four day official visit, during which he will also visit and interact with troops in Ceeljaale, Aribska and Mogadishu, as well as hold talks with the senior leadership of the Federal Government of Somalia.

This is not the first time a high ranking army officer is warning politicians against fuelling violence in the country.

Katumba’s predecessor, Gen Aronda Nyakairima at one time hinted on the possibility of the army taking over Parliament if politicians continued exhibiting “lack of seriousness.”

This was the time when vocal MPs had threatened to impeach President Museveni.

The warning triggered a huge backlash, with opposition and civil society groups blasting Gen Aronda for making threats of overthrowing the country’s constitution.

Gen Katumba’s warning comes just a few months to the presidential elections.

Opposition politicians led by Dr Kizza Besigye have since vowed to hold a series of political demonstrations to pressure government to embrace their proposed electoral reforms which include disbanding the Electoral Commission.

Government has vowed a firm response against the opposition’s activities.

Gen. Wamala arrived in Somalia from Uganda on Saturday morning and was received by the Deputy AMISOM Force Commander Maj. Gen. Nakibus Lakara; Uganda’s Defence Advisor to Somalia Brig. Sam Kiwanuka, and the Uganda Contingent Commander Brig. Gen. Sam Kavuma.

In Barawe, he addressed he thanked the Ugandan troops for sacrificing their lives to bring peace to Somalia, saying, “This was one of the strongest points of the Al-Shabaab and AMISOM, under the guidance of UPDF, took it over and so I came to see how the troops are doing and how the situation is changing.”

He added: “I am highly impressed by the way the troops are conducting themselves; how they are working with the civilian population here, the Governor; the Mayor and everybody and that is very good and I think the population’s life will change. Yes there are still a lot of challenges but I think the situation is much better.”

Gen. Wamala further noted that the gains made in Somalia needed to be safeguarded, given the sacrifices made to restore order in the once war torn country.

“Bringing peace to this country has been one of the biggest challenges the world has faced and we are happy to be contributing to that; to the peace coming back to this country. So I have also encouraged the local population leadership to continue working with us and take charge of the situation because at the end of the day this is their country. We can only do so much. The rebuilding of their nation lies in their hands,” he emphasized.

The Ugandan Chief of Defence Forces also briefed the troops on the prevailing political situation back home, reiterating Uganda’s commitment to fighting terrorism and ensuring regional peace and stability.

The Ugandan troops were also addressed by the Governor Lower Shabelle Abdulkadir Mohamed Sidi who praised the UPDF for their good conduct and excellent relations with civilians in the seaport town. “We are very happy. We have never seen an army like the UPDF. They are very smart, they cooperate with the community and they relate with the community well. They respect elders, Lower Shabelle Administration and the community”, said Governor Sidi.

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