International Friendly: Rwanda Opponents Set for Thursday Arrival

The Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers has presented its grievances to the probe committee investigating corruption in UNRA.

On Wednesday, abortion Eng. Daka Michael the Chairperson of the Association appeared before the commission to make a presentation on the group’s setbacks and proposals.

He expressed dissatisfaction over the continued sidelining of local contractors in favor of foreign firms during UNRA projects.

“The sector is weak but nobody else will build the local contractors. Their capacity needs to be developed” he said

Eng. Daka proposed that regular engagement between the body and UNRA so to unlock the existing bottlenecks.

The association also demands that more realistic securities such as professional indemnities be considered.

“The depreciation of the dollar is also a big issue. Usually the procurement process takes long and the exchange rates will have changed. We propose that payment be made in both shillings and dollars”

Other recommendations included; involving consulting engineers in tender action processes, holding prequalification online to reduce human interface and to speed up the process.

Commissioner Abraham Nkata advised that consulting engineers take responsibility of growing the sector instead of crying foul and acting defensive about their failures.

Justice Bamugemereire was however concerned about the association’s representation of special groups.

“How many women, disabled persons are represented in this association? This has an effect on your performance because you lack a different voice.”

“Women engineers should be visible and taking leadership, if not democratically then through affirmative action”

The Association Chairperson promised to take the issue into consideration.
Gabon national team have been scheduled to arrive in Kigali on Thursday evening ready for Saturday’s Fifa international friendly match against hosts, ampoule Amavubi Stars at the Amahoro stadium.

The Panthers, more about as they are commonly known, remedy are travelling from Zambia after playing to a one-all draw on Tuesday night against Chipolopolo with goals from Rainford Kalaba and Gabon’s Moto Bitseki.

Gabon are the hosts of the 2017 Africa Cup Of Nations thus have no major qualifier assignments while Rwanda are preparing for the 2016 Africa Nations Championships (CHAN) due mid-January to early February in Kigali.

Gabon travelling Squad:

Yves Stephane Bitseki Moto, Laurhian Kantsounga, Auriol Pongui Kombo, Wilfrid Ebane Abessolo, Bardel Ngandjouma, Edmond Mouele, Assoumou Eyele, Knox Ness Younga, David

Massamba, Kabi Djesnot Tchen, Franck Obambou, Romaric Fred Rogombe, Axel Meye, Rick Allogho Mba, Yann Gnassa, Jerry Nzamba, Romuald Ntsitsigui and Koussou Bamba.

Amavubi Provisional squad for Gabon Friendly:

Goalkeepers : Olivier Kwizera, Jean Claude Ndoli (APR), Eric Ndayishimiye (Rayon  Sports) and Marcel Nzarora (Police)

Defenders : Fitina Omborenga (SC Kiyovu), Jean Marie Rukundo (Rayon Sport), Janvier Mutijima (AS Kigali), Celestin Ndayishimiye (Mukura), Amani Uwiringiyimana (Unattached), Faustin Usengimana, Ismael Nshutiyamagara, Michel Rusheshangoga -(APR) and James Tubane (Rayon Sport)

Midfielders : Mohamed Mushimiyimana (Police), Djihad Bizimana, Yannick Mukunzi,Patrick Sibomana, Andrew Butera -(APR), Amran Nshimiyimana, Jacques Tuyisenge (Police), Innocent Habyarimana -(Police), Kevin Muhire (Rayon Sport).

Forwards : Isaie songa, Dany Usengimana -(Police), Ernest Suriga (AS Kigali) and Michel Ndahinduka (APR).


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