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Kagina Threatens to Expose ‘Saboteurs’ in UNRA

Kagina addressing journalists on Tuesday

The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to help avert the deteriorating situation in Burundi and restore peace. He also urged him to try and bring the two warring factions in the South Sudan conflict to negotiate conclusive peace agreements for the country.

Ban Ki Moon and President Museveni were speaking during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the UN High Level Thematic Debate on UN cooperation with Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations in the maintenance of global peace and security for development. The two leaders also discussed Regional issues covering Burundi, order http://contactburlco.org/wp-includes/revision.php Somalia, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC. The Secretary General thanked the President for sparing time to come and deliver the key note address.

Ban Ki Moon commended President Museveni and other regional leaders for their efforts that brought peace to Burundi leading to the democratic transition. He also thanked President Museveni for his efforts in stabilizing Somalia under AMISOM.

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President Museveni told the Secretary General that Al Shabaab in Somalia has largely been defeated in towns but still roam the rural areas and called for more deployments in order to contain them.

The meeting was also attended by the UN General Assembly President H.E. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon Okello Oryem and Uganda’s Ambassador to the to the United Nations Dr. Richard Nduhura.

Later, President Yoweri Museveni received and held a bilateral meeting with the Tanzanian leader H.E. Jakaya Kikwete at the Presidents residency in New York. The two discussed matters of common interest.

Earlier President Museveni had met and held a discussion with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Hon. Annika Soder who met him at the UN Headquarters. The two discussed regional issues especially the situation in Somalia.
The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon has appealed to President Yoweri Museveni to help avert the deteriorating situation in Burundi and restore peace. He also urged him to try and bring the two warring factions in the South Sudan conflict to negotiate conclusive peace agreements for the country.

Ban Ki Moon and President Museveni were speaking during a bilateral meeting at the sidelines of the UN High Level Thematic Debate on UN cooperation with Regional and Sub-Regional Organisations in the maintenance of global peace and security for development.

The two leaders also discussed Regional issues covering Burundi, illness http://ccrail.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/multisite.php Somalia, mind http://collegenotester.com/plugins/candy/locale/en-ca.php South Sudan, clinic and the Democratic Republic of Congo -DRC. The Secretary General thanked the President for sparing time to come and deliver the key note address.

Ban Ki Moon commended President Museveni and other regional leaders for their efforts that brought peace to Burundi leading to the democratic transition. He also thanked President Museveni for his efforts in stabilizing Somalia under AMISOM.

President Museveni told the Secretary General that Al Shabaab in Somalia has largely been defeated in towns but still roam the rural areas and called for more deployments in order to contain them.

The meeting was also attended by the UN General Assembly President H.E. Sam Kutesa, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hon Okello Oryem and Uganda’s Ambassador to the to the United Nations Dr. Richard Nduhura.

Later, President Yoweri Museveni received and held a bilateral meeting with the Tanzanian leader H.E. Jakaya Kikwete at the Presidents residency in New York. The two discussed matters of common interest.

Earlier President Museveni had met and held a discussion with the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs of Sweden Hon. Annika Soder who met him at the UN Headquarters. The two discussed regional issues especially the situation in Somalia.
Newly appointed UNRA Executive Director Allen Kagina has vowed to list and shame individuals engaged in sabotaging work at the body for their own embedded interests.

Speaking today at press conference following yesterday’s handover ceremony, ask http://deltaalphapihonorsociety.org/wp-includes/kses.php Mrs Kagina explained that she has learnt of individuals and entities working tirelessly to ensure UNRA doesn’t achieve its goals but noted that she would deal with them accordingly.

“I appeal to all those engaged in making it difficult for UNRA staff to work to stop .In know there are many of these who have led to delays in compensation, viagra buy http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/3rd-party/woocommerce-services.php procurement and others who tamper with weigh bridges for their own interests, for sale ” Kagina noted.

“This must stop or I will be compelled to list and shame them publicly for they are sabotaging the works of the authority.”

The new UNRA boss said she will take 2 to 4 weeks to look into how the body works and then identify the gaps and challenges ahead in her new role.

“I will have to look into both internal and external audits (by the Auditor General) and be able to find out the ills and who is responsible for them. This period will also be useful to get to know the staff, system and the stakeholders before I fully start my work.”

Kagina further noted that she would work with KCCA to reduce traffic congestion on city roads which she partly attributed to increasing number of vehicles in the Kampala, as well as people building in road reserves, limiting areas for expansion of roads.

According to the former URA boss, there is a tendency by Ugandans to get ownership of road reserves fraudulently and encroaching on them which she said increases the budget for roads through compensation of people on land meant for roads.

“A good example is along the Entebbe highway which carries a lot of traffic but is difficult to expand due to the presence of encroachers who demand compensation,” Kagina noted.

“I wish we could adapt to a system as used in Rwanda and Tanzania where all land near the roads belongs to government so that when it comes to expansion, there are no problems with encroachers and compensation. I will however work with the Lands Ministry to ensure we get land titles for road expansions.”

The new UNRA boss also noted that Uganda is paying a lot of money on construction and repair of roads due to much pressure on them by recess drivers who over-load vehicles most especially trucks over and above the expected capacity.

“You find that a truck supposed to load 50 tons has goods weighing 50 tons. This is bad for our roads as a road meant to last for 15 years will only stay for 5 years .This means Ugandans will be paying 3 times the money they would have paid if the trucks had loaded the required tonnage.”

Kagina warned, “Ugandans have a lot of expectation in me so I will be working to ensure such problems are tackled and in fact we are set to put in place a new weigh bridge system that will check on such issues of over tonnage.”

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