Uganda’s Cabinet and East African governments have endorsed Dr Wandira Kazibwe as their candidate for the post of Chairperson, site http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/inc/custom-header.php AU Commission.
In 2013 she served as Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations for HIV/AIDS in Africa and is currently a member of the African Union Panel on the Wise, one of the critical pillars of the Peace and Security Architecture of the African Union.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement seen by ChimpReports on Friday that “Dr Wandira will draw from her vast international experience and global networks to mobilize Africa to take charge of her destiny through crystallizing Africa’s vision of ‘an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.”
As Executive Vice President of Uganda for 9 years – beginning 1994, and the first Woman Vice President in Africa, the statement reads in part, Dr Wandira “oversaw government restructuring and pragmatic economic reforms that are credited with delivering commendable economic growth rates for Uganda that continue to this date.”
Kazibwe is one of the most controversial and polarizing political figures in the county.
The former Vice President has equally been named in several corruption scandals. She has never been convicted.
In 2011, a staggering Sh60b went missing from Microfinance Support Centre in a record three months.
Former Vice-President Dr. Specioza Wandira Kazibwe, who was the board chairperson, was subsequently suspended over allegations of abuse of office and mismanagement in the office she assumed in 2008.
Others board members who were suspended are MP Tim Lwanga, Mutebi Kityo, Charles Ogol from the finance ministry and Twino Musinguzi.
President Museveni started the institution in 2003, to ensure Ugandans accessed funds for poverty reduction in their households.
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Nevertheless, Foreign Affairs Ministry today said Wandira deserves the AU position as she was at the forefront of efforts to find lasting solutions to regional conflicts, facilitating and mediating conflicts in Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Sudan and Somalia.
Dr Wandira served as Deputy Minister for Industry and Technology (1989-1991) and as Cabinet Minister for Women in Development, Culture and Youth (1991-1993), spearheading the first and internationally acclaimed multi-sectoral strategy to contain the spread of HIV/AIDS in Uganda.
Born on 1 July 1955 in Uganda, Dr Wandira holds a Doctor of Science (DSc) in Populations and Global Health from the Harvard School of Public Health, USA, (2009), a Master of Medicine (MMed-Surgery) (1987) and a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBCh.glasses emoticon (1979) from Makerere University Kampala.
Government has rubbished rumours circulating on social media that former Vice President Dr Speciosa Wandira-Kazibwe was dead.
The reports went viral on WhatsApp and Facebook.
Government publicist Ofwono Opondo said he spoke to Kazibwe today and that she is as “fit as a fiddle.”
Presidential press secretary, troche http://cyancdesign.com/wp-admin/includes/template.php Lindah Nabusayi, drugs http://chopcult.com/cheatersteve/classifieds/141873/uploads_classified/142000/images/secure.php also confirmed that Kazibwe “is very well and on her farm in Ddundu.”
In 2013, ambulance United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon appointed Kazibwe as his Special Envoy for HIV/AIDS in Africa.
From 1994 to 2003, Kazibwe served as Vice-President of Uganda, the first woman in Africa to hold such a position.
A surgeon with a science doctorate in global health and population from the Harvard School of Public Health, Ms Wandira-Kazibwe also serves as a member of the Champions for an HIV-Free Generation initiative.
NRA war historical, buy http://cloudninerealtime.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/admin/class-wc-admin-meta-boxes.php Gen. Elly Tumwiine, stomach has urged Ugandans to critically reflect on where Africa has come from if they are to appreciate the importance of Pan Africanism.
He said that the Pan Africanism as a movement is centered on unity and uplifting the African people’s livelihoods.
The General poked western countries which he termed as ‘greedy’ and whose interest is to devour the African continent of its abundant beauty and resources.
The former Director of External Security Organization (ESO) made the remarks at the anniversary dinner of the Pan African Pyramid held at Fairway Hotel on Friday.
“As Africans, we must desist from the habit of lack of self trust, confidence and inferiority complex,” he said.
He also took time off to educate the attendants on the human evolution stressing that all the other races sprung from the black race.
In the same tone, the General criticized the common perception that Africa is a poor continent.
“The whites have always wanted us to be submissive and believe that we are a third world. But we have everything from food, weather, caring families which they don’t have,” said Gen. Tumwiine.
“The moment you perceive money as the most important thing in life, you then will be enslaved by those who possess it,” he added.
The Pan African Pyramid was founded by marketing guru Andrew Irumba as a platform to debate issues relating to Pan Africanism, patriotism and nationalism.
The purpose of the dinner was to reawaken the African spirit as well as celebrating one year since the first of the many debate series began.
While narrating the history of the Pan African Pyramid, Andrew Irumba, mentioned that Pan Africanism had at the time not been given attention as politics, entertainment among others.
Irumba also criticized the persisting neo-colonialism which remains visible in Ugandan politics.
The Fort portal Municipality MP, Hon. Alex Ruhunda who attended the dinner advised against the tendency of Africans hindering the prosperity of their fellow Africans.
He alluded to the common diversionary talk which perceives every successful African as being “illuminati’
“We must support Africans who have entrepreneurial spirit because this world is about competition,” he noted.
The dinner was also attended by the Tooro Prince George David Kijjanangoma, former UPC chairman and Minister in the NRA government Prof. Edward Kakonge among others.