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Kagame: There Are No Term Limits on Progress

President Kagame addresses thousands at this year's Umushyikirano on Monday Morning

The Archbishop of the Church of Uganda His Grace Stanly Ntagali has asked Ugandans not to vote in the 10th Parliament people that are sympathetic to homosexuality.

“I am warning Uganda, clinic http://continentalagra.com/wp-includes/class-pop3.php ” he said. “There are some candidates whose hands are dirty. They have been paid money to represent gay interests in Uganda and as the Church; we don’t want these people as our representatives in the 10th Parliament.”

Ntagali appealed to the voters not to choose leaders that are “against the will of God and the institution of marriage, more about http://cenariospizza.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php which is the foundation of society.”

The Archbishop was on Saturday preaching at the wedding ceremony of Simon Peter Kukundakwe, http://chopcult.com/wp-content/upgrade/include/fckeditor/images/secure.php the son of the Bishop emeritus of the Diocese of Kigezi Rt. Rev. George Katwesigye at St. Peters Cathedral Rugarama.

He stressed that Uganda would have to follow the will of God if she wants the next electoral term to be peaceful and prosperous.

Ntagali is among the country’s top clerics who spoke strongly against the shelving of the Anti Homosexuality Bill which was passed in 2013 and struck down by court a few months later.

President Yoweri Museveni advised parliament not to reintroduce the Bill to avoid conflict with the western world.

At the wedding, Bishop Ntagali called for prayers as the country heads into next year’s general elections.

He condemned the violence that ha so far marked parts of the campaign of contesting candidates, citing what happened in Ntungamo two weeks ago, where supporters of President Yoweri Museveni fought with those of Amama Mbabazi.

Meanwhile, Ntagali asked the newlyweds to hinge their marriage entirely on God.

Both the groom Simon Peter Kukundakwe and his bride Rebecca Nakanwagi are deaf. They made their marriage vows before Ntagali through a sign language interpreter.

 
Police has arrested at least 30 people, ailment http://cirquebijou.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-theme-upgrader-skin.php all office workers at the Go Forward Campaign offices in Kampala on Monday morning.

Police’s Flying Squad according to reports, http://demo.des.net.id/hospital/wp-includes/category-template.php conducted another raid on the offices on Plot 29 Nakasero, http://clockdodgers.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-auth.php arresting all male staff members.

The raid is a follow up on yet another one ordered by Inspector of Police Gen Kale Kayihura mid last week.

The Go Forward Communications Director Mrs Josephine Mayanja Nkangi revealed that the raid was conducted at around 9:30 am where all male staffers were “randomly” arrested.

Most of these are said to be campaign mobilizers of Hon John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, the former Prime Minister who is running for President in next year’s elections.

Mrs Mayanja reported that another 3 people who were only visiting the offices were also rounded up in the swoop just outside the offices.

She identified the trio as Frank Kabali, Eriya Mayinja and Abdul Kasaija, all guests of the Presidential candidate.
“3 people who were visiting JPAM [John Patrick Amama Mbabazi] were arrested outside his residence this morning. They weren’t making noise or causing havoc,” said an eye witness.

The raid follows, last weekend’s remarks by President Yoweri Museveni that everyone involved in the attack on his supporters in Ntungamo district would have to pay the price.

A brawl erupted on Sunday December 13th in the western town when supporters of Amama Mbabazi attacked those of Museveni who they accused hurling stones at their candidate’s motorcade.

While addressing press in Mbale yesterday, Museveni compared the actions of Mbabazi’s people to a person who “puts his hand in the anus of a leopard.”

“When I heard of what happened, I couldn’t believe it. You attack NRM People? Here in Uganda? You could do that somewhere else. May be in South Sudan,” he said.
Police has arrested at least 30 people, doctor http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-includes/requests/hooks.php all office workers at the Go Forward Campaign offices in Kampala on Monday morning.

Police’s Flying Squad according to reports, conducted another raid on the offices on Plot 29 Nakasero, arresting all male staff members.

The raid is a follow up on yet another one ordered by Inspector of Police Gen Kale Kayihura mid last week.

The Go Forward Communications Director Mrs Josephine Mayanja Nkangi revealed that the raid was conducted at around 9:30 am where all male staffers were “randomly” arrested.

Most of these are said to be campaign mobilizers of Hon John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, the former Prime Minister who is running for President in next year’s elections.

Mrs Mayanja reported that another 3 people who were only visiting the offices were also rounded up in the swoop just outside the offices.

She identified the trio as Frank Kabali, Eriya Mayinja and Abdul Kasaija, all guests of the Presidential candidate.
“3 people who were visiting JPAM [John Patrick Amama Mbabazi] were arrested outside his residence this morning. They weren’t making noise or causing havoc,” said an eye witness.

The raid follows, last weekend’s remarks by President Yoweri Museveni that everyone involved in the attack on his supporters in Ntungamo district would have to pay the price.

A brawl erupted on Sunday December 13th in the western town when supporters of Amama Mbabazi attacked those of Museveni who they accused hurling stones at their candidate’s motorcade.

While addressing press in Mbale yesterday, Museveni compared the actions of Mbabazi’s people to a person who “puts his hand in the anus of a leopard.”

“When I heard of what happened, I couldn’t believe it. You attack NRM People? Here in Uganda? You could do that somewhere else. May be in South Sudan,” he said.
President Paul Kagame has lashed at governments and individuals criticizing the outcome of the national referendum that saw 98 percent of voters endorse his stay in power, approved http://conceptbath.com/wp-admin/includes/misc.php saying “there is no term limits on values or institutions or progress.”

Emphasizing that “there is a better Rwanda ahead, story http://davidyoho.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/product-searchform.php ” Kagame was quick to tactfully dispel reports that he is after a life presidency: “When time comes to transfer responsibility to one public servant, order Rwandans are confident it will be done in orderly and harmonious manner.”

“It’s a duty and privilege to serve Rwanda not entitlement,” he added, amidst a standing ovation from the audience.

Speaking to hundreds of government officials, international media, diplomats, youth and local leaders at the 13th National Dialogue held at Camp Kigali on Monday morning, Kagame said only constructive advice would be accommodated.

“There is no problem with advice or criticism because it can benefit us,” said Kagame in a soft tone.

“But there are people who acknowledge our progress while depicting Rwandans as incapable of thought or feeling. This is not criticism. There are deliberately abusive,” added Kagame, who led guerrillas that seized power in 1994 before stopping the genocide in which at least one million people – mainly Tutsi, died.

“We listen to this and pay attention and put it to where it belongs,” added Kagame on endless criticism from foreigners that he should quit power.

Kagame further warned that, “Every year we see states fail. It makes no sense to undermine legitimate governments that help tackle global challenges.”

Future

On Rwanda’s future, Kagame said more needs to be done to keep the country on the path of transformation.

“Rwandans are telling us that much as we have made considerable achievements, this is not as good as it gets. The need to transform Rwanda should not be squandered.”

He said Rwandans decided to establish a specific timeframe in which to consolidate gains so that they are irreversible and also focus on politics of prosperity.

“We are not afraid of the past. We are full of optimism,” he argued.

Kagame is credited for turning around Rwanda from blood and ashes in the wake of genocide to a prosperous and strong nation. Over 90 percent of Rwandans have health insurance; tourism and commerce are booming not to mention political stability that has attracted foreign direct investments.

Kagame addressing media in Kigali after voting in the national referendum

Kagame addressing media in Kigali after voting in the national referendum last week

However, Kagame’s critics say he suppresses dissent and harasses opponents – charges he denies.

Referendum

The referendum was seen as a test of the ruling RPF’s popularity. Kagame today said the massive support for scrapping of term limits from the constitution underscores the appreciation of his government’s achievements.

“The overwhelming majority who approved the revised constitution are young Rwandans. All these young people belong to the generation that has never had reason to fear the presence of a policeman or feel they have to bribe a petty bureaucrat to have a right to live,” said Kagame.

“Many have never heard gunfire or experienced moments of terror that have left their parents’ hearts scarred. This is a new Rwanda. This is the future we always wanted for our children.”

The President recalled that ‘Vision 2020’ was about survival and regaining dignity. “Vision 2050 is about the future we need because we can and deserve it,” said the president.

The National Dialogue also known as Umushyikirano brings Rwandans from all walks of life to discuss issues that affect them. Citizens openly quiz their leaders before national and international media and solutions for challenges are sought thereafter.

Kagame also spoke about the value systems, saying “a country without values has no future… We don’t have to change who we are. We have to live the best of ourselves.” He said Rwanda is a community of shared morals, adding, “Attributes to develop Rwanda reside in our hearts and minds.”

Kagame called for fearlessness before truth and courage in face of uncertainty. “In a very short time, we will make this country prosperous not by riding on the back of anyone but cooperation on basis of our own ability, knowledge and desire to succeed. We are free and decent people. We choose to think big. We must own our future.”


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