It’s no longer news that Barcelona FC legends are visiting Uganda this year, approved http://centroilponte.com/wp-content/plugins/all-in-one-event-calendar/lib/bootstrap/exception.php Chimp Corps report.
In a press conference held at the Uganda Tourism Board Headquarters in Kololo on Monday, Amos Wekesa mentioned that the team will visit Bwindi Impenetrable national park to track mountain gorillas before proceeding to Murchison falls national park and the source of River Nile.
Then, they will play the Uganda national soccer team (Uganda Cranes) in a match at Namboole stadium on December 19.
Tickets are on sale at Pay Way outlets at; Shs. 30,000 (Ordinary), 150,000 (VIP) and 350,000 (VVIP).
“These legends coming to Uganda is not what’s important per se but rather how we’ll exploit their visit to sell Uganda to the world,” said Wekesa, the CEO Great Lakes Safaris.
He further exclaimed that tourism as a sector has the most trickledown effect in a sense that the foreign exchange earned will benefit; airlines, fuel stations, hotels, the media, food producers among others.
The legends will be accompanied by television crews from Spanish TV, Barcelona Tv, the Dutch TV to mention but a few.
These media have a following of over a billion people in TV viewership as well as social media. Garcia announced that among those coming include; Charles Puyol, Gianluca Zambrotta, Edgar Davids, Luis Garcia, Patrick Kluyvert, Anderson Luis de Souza ‘Deco’, Phillip Cocu, Johan Cruyff, Tuliano Belleti, Gaizka Mendieta among others.
“We are still in negotiations to also have Lionel Messi on the team, but chances are highly likely,” said Rayco Garcia.
“I have been here and seen the incredible soccer talent that Uganda possesses. We want to have at least some of these young talented guys play in European leagues.”
Garcia also said that he wants the Barcelona legends to experience the Uganda that they’ve always seen in pictures.
He believes that some could decide to make investments in Uganda.
The proceeds from the match will go into establishing a soccer academy in Kampala that will groom the young talented kids.
Uganda Cranes player, Baba Kizito told journalists that the Cranes team is undergoing intense training to beat Barca legends.
Police chief Gen Kale Kayihura has directed that Gen Henry Tumukunde must avoid disrupting presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi’s rallies, prescription http://consumersafetywatch.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-pagenavi/scb/widget.php Chimp Corps report.
There are reports that Tumukunde is behind a clandestine mission aimed at weakening Mbabazi’s structures right from the grassroots.
This involves buying off Mbabazi’s grassroots mobilisers, http://dadstreet.com/wp-content/themes/twentyeleven/inc/theme-options.php sabotaging campaign rallies and defacing the former premier’s posters or replacing them with those of President Museveni.
While Tumukunde, http://crankygenius.com/wp-admin/includes/class-pclzip.php who was recently retired from the army, is yet to speak out on the accusation; police have come under fire for not doing enough to stop the ex spymaster’s activities.
However, speaking at a recent breakfast with media executives and editors, Kayihura said he was “informed that Gen Tumukunde had landed with a chopper at the venue of Hon Mbabazi’s rally in Kabarole District.”
He added: “I rang him but I failed to get him. I ordered the people there to tell him to leave the place and he left immediately.”
The investigation into Gen Tumukunde’s alleged misconduct that involved creation of ghost soldiers on the army payroll was led by Mbabazi.
It is thought Tumukunde is paying back by infiltrating and neutralising Mbabazi’s camp.
Gen Kayihura reassured police’s commitment to providing security to all presidential candidates and securing their venues to avoid disruptions.
He said police gave escorts to all presidential candidates and will continue to provide all the needed security services.
In a media statement on Tuesday, Kayihura denied allegations of bad blood with Gen Tumukunde who intends to take over the operations of crime preventers.
Describing himself as a “loyal cadre,” Kayihura denied reports that the President “had moved most of the powers to move things to Tumukunde.”
Kayihura said, as a “disciplined and loyal member of the UPDF, he will continue taking instructions and consulting the commander-in-chief, on matters of security.”