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This followed complaints from FDC district officials that Mbabazi’s camp was contacting them to prepare for his tours under The Democratic Alliance framework.

“At first, click http://cusanus-studierende.de/wp-includes/media-template.php Mbabazi told us that he had structures right from the grassroots which he said would be visible during his mobilisation and campaigns. We are now wondering why he is poaching on our leaders in various districts, http://danceexchange.org/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp.php ” said a high ranking FDC official at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Thursday morning.

“Let him use his structures. Why is he calling our people? This interference by Mbabazi’s people is causing unnecessary confusion,” he added.

The FDC special desk is informing its leaders everywhere that “we are not TDA but FDC.”

FDC district leaders who recently got free mobile phones from the party headquarters have as well been told that FDC can cooperate with other groups “if an official request is channelled through our party organs.”

The official, who chose to speak on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely, said Besigye decided to take to the airwaves to “clarify to masses that the TDA arrangement collapsed without the members reaching a consensus” on a joint candidate.

“What Mbabazi and his team are doing is detrimental to our Preparations for the nomination of Dr Kizza Besigye. It must stop,” he warned.

Ssemujju hits at Mbabazi

In an article published by Observer yesterday, FDC Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda expressed disappointment that Mbabazi’s campaigns did not trigger defections from NRM.

“In fact, the real reason we rolled the opposition red carpet for Amama was simply because we expected him to cause defections from NRM. That is what we prepared ourselves to celebrate. That is what was going to define the political landscape of the 2016 elections,” said Nganda.

“For us in FDC, we even served Aruu County MP Samuel Odonga Otto with a warning letter for leading a demonstration against Amama in northern Uganda. We believed and still believe that undermining one of the pillars of our struggle was a betrayal,” he added.

“We didn’t know that Amama would at any one moment turn the guns against us. Now one of his key campaigners, Hope Mwesigye, is celebrating what she calls ‘FDC disintegration.’ And that is where the real danger is,’” he warned.

Contacted for comment, Deputy Chairman FDC Electoral Commission, Michael Kabaziguruka observed: “We are in process of preparing for nomination of flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye and call upon party leaders to campaign for only our FDC flag bearer without necessarily attacking the other side.”

A source says Mbabazi’s camp has been duly informed that “in the meantime we are ceasing fire – any further manoeuvres will backfire.”

The unfolding developments underline the growing levels of mistrust among opposition groups in Uganda ahead of 2016 elections.
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The District Education Officer Mr R.S Ogwal Tego told a meeting organized by the Apac Anti Corruption Coalition on Tuesday; “We have a worrying shortage of desks in most of our primary schools in the district.”

According to Mr Ogwal, order http://channelingerik.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/flamingo.php the pupil desk ratio in the district now stands at 120:1 while the pupil classroom ratio still stands at 113:1. “Besides this, the Student teacher ratio is at 63:1 instead of the standard 40:1.”

A report released by the Apac Anti Corruption Coalition (TAACC) at the event indicated that in some schools, classes were sharing classrooms.

“We were saddened to note that the pupils at Alado primary school in Ibuje sub county for example share classes, especially P.1 and P.2 classes,” Mr Opwonya Tom, the director TAACC said.

He highlighted a need for temporary structures to be put up to separate classes, as the district works on building permanent classrooms for the schools.

The report was conducted in March to June this year, in the six primary schools of Alado, Apwori, Agwa, Acoi inino, Alworoceng and Awila.

Apac district has 120 primary schools. 17 of these are community schools, 19 are secondary schools while only 8 are private schools. It has an enrollment of 102,829 pupils.
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This followed complaints from FDC district officials that Mbabazi’s camp was contacting them to prepare for his tours under The Democratic Alliance framework.

“At first, information pills http://chuntaritos.com/wp-admin/includes/plugin-install.php Mbabazi told us that he had structures right from the grassroots which he said would be visible during his mobilisation and campaigns. We are now wondering why he is poaching on our leaders in various districts, adiposity ” said a high ranking FDC official at the party headquarters in Najjanankumbi on Thursday morning.

“Let him use his structures. Why is he calling our people? This interference by Mbabazi’s people is causing unnecessary confusion,” he added.

The FDC special desk is informing its leaders everywhere that “we are not TDA but FDC.”

FDC district leaders who recently got free mobile phones from the party headquarters have as well been told that FDC can cooperate with other groups “if an official request is channelled through our party organs.”

The official, who chose to speak on condition of anonymity so as to speak freely, said Besigye decided to take to the airwaves to “clarify to masses that the TDA arrangement collapsed without the members reaching a consensus” on a joint candidate.

“What Mbabazi and his team are doing is detrimental to our Preparations for the nomination of Dr Kizza Besigye. It must stop,” he warned.

Ssemujju hits at Mbabazi

In an article published by Observer yesterday, FDC Spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda expressed disappointment that Mbabazi’s campaigns did not trigger defections from NRM.

“In fact, the real reason we rolled the opposition red carpet for Amama was simply because we expected him to cause defections from NRM. That is what we prepared ourselves to celebrate. That is what was going to define the political landscape of the 2016 elections,” said Nganda.

“For us in FDC, we even served Aruu County MP Samuel Odonga Otto with a warning letter for leading a demonstration against Amama in northern Uganda. We believed and still believe that undermining one of the pillars of our struggle was a betrayal,” he added.

“We didn’t know that Amama would at any one moment turn the guns against us. Now one of his key campaigners, Hope Mwesigye, is celebrating what she calls ‘FDC disintegration.’ And that is where the real danger is,’” he warned.

Contacted for comment, Deputy Chairman FDC Electoral Commission, Michael Kabaziguruka observed: “We are in process of preparing for nomination of flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye and call upon party leaders to campaign for only our FDC flag bearer without necessarily attacking the other side.”

A source says Mbabazi’s camp has been duly informed that “in the meantime we are ceasing fire – any further manoeuvres will backfire.”

The unfolding developments underline the growing levels of mistrust among opposition groups in Uganda ahead of 2016 elections.
The East African Community (EAC) and Republic of Germany have successfully concluded bilateral negotiations on development cooperation at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha, nurse http://crfg.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-site-user-endpoint.php Tanzania.

Germany committed a total of 37 million Euros in grants to the EAC for 2016-2018, highlighting the strong commitment to support the integration process in East Africa.

According to the EAC Secretariat, 10 million euro in financial assistance will be invested in the establishment of a regional network of reference laboratories for communicable diseases.

With this project, the German Government responds to a request for support from the EAC for the prevention and control of epidemic outbreaks in the region.

Another 10 million euro in financial assistance will be used for Integrated Water Resource Management of Lake Victoria aiming at improving water provision and management of water resources.

The secretariat has revealed that 17 million Euros in technical assistance were committed to further support of the economic integration process, including a contribution to the EAC partnership fund.

The program is focusing on institutional strengthening of the EAC Secretariat and on supporting the implementation of the Customs Union, Common Market Protocols and Monetary Union.

This includes the elimination of Non-Tariff Barriers such as tax harmonization as well as Mutual Recognition Agreements for qualifications.

At the same time Germany will support the EAC in promoting private investment especially in the pharmaceutical sector, including the establishment of a regional quality infrastructure for the pharmaceutical sector.

The EAC team(on the right side) led by Deputy Secretary General in charge Finance and Administration, Mr Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko and the The Federal Republic of Germany team during the negotiations.

The EAC team(on the right side) led by Deputy Secretary General in charge Finance and Administration, Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko and the The Federal Republic of Germany team during the negotiations.

Speaking during the negotiations, the  EAC Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, thanked the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for its support to the EAC spanning the years since the re-establishment of the Cooperation between the three founding EAC Partner States to the present.

”We have truly benefited from the German support which has catalyzed other development Partners to support our projects and programs,” said Mr. Mfumukeko.

“Germany has given the EAC a permanent home by financing  the construction of the new Headquarters that today houses the Secretariat ,the Court and the Assembly under one roof thus greatly easing the EAC Organs interactions and communication,” he added.

The EAC Deputy Secretary General noted that the development of the East African Monitoring System within the current support had resulted in a robust means of follow up of the implementation of Council and Summit directives.

He further enumerated the priorities of the EAC- German cooperation for the next years.

Mr. Georg Rademacher, Head of the German delegation, said, “Our support underlines the importance we give to the East African Community. The EAC is a role model and pace-setter in Africa and we are proud working closely with you in order to contribute to the well-being and prosperity of the citizens of this region.”

He revealed that Germany is also supporting substantial regional infrastructure projects with promotional loans of the German development bank KfW.

Last week Ambassador Kochanke and Secretary General Sezibera signed a financial agreement to commit 30 million euros for live-saving vaccines in the EAC and the establishment of the EAC Regional Centre of Excellence for Health Supply Chain Management in Kigali.

With a view to strengthen the pandemic preparedness in the EAC, Germany had announced its willingness to provide an additional 3 million euros in technical assistance for the region`s crisis response capacity (out of special funds for 2016).

Since cooperation began in 1998 the total volume of German support to the EAC amounts to almost 213 million euro.

Germany also has substantial bilateral cooperation with all five EAC member states.

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