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Kampala NRM Independents Organize to Campaign for Museveni

Some of the independent candidates with the NRM Eastern Vice Chairperson Capt Mike Mukula

The Military Police commander Col. Emmanuel Kanyesigye has listed relative peace, no rx http://debbiehowes.com/wp-admin/includes/menu.php discipline of the army and democracy that the country is enjoying as some of the reasons they are obliged to celebrate today’s Tarehe Sita Day.

Col. Kanyesigye made the remarks on Friday afternoon as the Military Police ended the week long activities to mark the Tarehe Sita celebrations at their Makindye barracks.

Military police renovating a house in Makindye

Military police renovating a house in Makindye

“We have a reason to celebrate considering that from East to West, sickness http://compraresenzaricettaonline.com/wp-includes/simplepie/item.php North to South everywhere it is peaceful and we have remained together as a country. It is a big achievement, http://celesteanddanielle.com/wp-content/plugins/google-analyticator/other_plugins.php ” he said on Friday afternoon.

He noted that because of the peace and unity, the country has been able to achieve economic transformation and democracy, which he said needs to be protected jealously if Uganda is to move to another level of development.

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“People knew Makindye as a death place; a nightmare for civilians. This has however been changed completely to a service centre and this we owe to the discipline of the army. There is need to protect what has been achieved,” added the commander.

In an interview with Chimpreports, the Military Police spokesperson Capt. Edward Birungi noted that as part of the celebrations to mark the Tarehe Sita day, they were involved in a number of activities for the Makindye barracks neighboring communities.

“We gave out more than 250 mosquito nets to pregnant women and children, cleaned the nearby areas and set up a medical outreach centre which treated more than 500 patients of various illnesses,” Capt. Birungi noted.

He said that all these activities were intended to reaffirm the army’s commitment to serve the people who he said have on all times been part of them since the times of the bush war.

Terehe Sita is  Swahili for ‘The 6th day’ and is celebrated on 6th February every year to mark National Resistance Army’s first attack on Kabamba barracks in Mubende on 6th February 1981 which resulted into a five year bush war that led the NRM in power in 1986.

The attack was orchestrated by 40 people, only 27 of whom had guns.
A group of politicians who were floored in the NRM primaries in Kampala have come together to canvass votes for the party chairman President Yoweri Museveni.

The group who are standing in different positions as independents have, buy more about http://clintonbrook.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php decided to come together under ‘Sauti ya Wanaichi’(The People’s Voice) to mobilize support for the party chairman.

“ We were defeated in the NRM primaries that were marred with rigging and other forms of malpractice and we decided to run as independents contrary to what the party says, but that cannot stop us from canvassing for votes for  our Chairman, President Museveni,” said the group  coordinator and Kampala Central LC5 councilor Moses Muhangi.

According to Muhangi, the fight within the ruling party forced them to stand as independents.

“We decided that being the party chairman, we ought to canvass for votes for president Museveni because his win is our win,”Muhangi added.

The KCCA councilor told journalists that they have so far mobilized at least 10 people per village and these would move door to door wooing people to vote for Museveni in the forthcoming general elections.

“We want to ensure that Museveni gets at least 500,000 votes in Kampala by tasking each of the 10 people at each village to convince 50 other people to vote for our candidate.”

He added that this method would be adopted by all the villages in Kampala to see that President Museveni garners the 500,000 votes in Kampala a number bigger than the 200,000 he got in the previous 2011 elections.

Meanwhile, Soroti Municipality MP and NRM Eastern region vice chairman Mike Mukula hail this as a good initiative by the independents.

He said this would ensure Museveni gets a landslide victory in the city which is predominantly  opposition.

Among other notable  Kampala politicians  who are part of this group include  Benjamin Kalumba, the Nakawa Division mayor.

 

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