Election 2016

Kasujja Rules Out Moderating 2nd Presidential Debate

Kasujja and Kacungira (L) moderated the first ever Ugandan presidential debate

South Sudan’s Ministry of Labor and Public Service has issued an order asking all aliens to acquire work permits or face punishment if found working illegally in the country.

In a Circular (NO.1/2016) dated February 1, pharm http://cultnews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-network-query.php the Public Service Ministry said registration of all aliens will validate and streamline the legal frame of foreigners working in South Sudan.

“It is therefore, seek advised that all concerned aliens working but without work permit and or those wishing to obtain the same must do forthwith. You are required to strictly adhere to this order,” reads part of the circular signed by Mary Hilary Wani, the Undersecretary in the Ministry of Labor, Public Service and Human Resource Development.

The Circular addressed to companies and Non Governmental Organizations gave no dateline for processing the document as it also didn’t clarify the kind of punishment to be imposed on defaulters.

But the Labour Ministry says “ Inspection teams shall periodically visit all the institutions employing aliens, and those found to be working without valid work permits shall be liable to punitive measures,’’.

South Sudan last September launched online work permit processing system (Smart Card Project), but few aliens working in the country are currently utilizing the system, according to a source in the Labor Ministry.

In 2014, the Ministry of Labor, Public Services and Human Resource Development threatened to fire foreign workers working for NGOs and companies- a move that drew wide criticism from the neighbouring countries whose citizens work in south Sudan.
As the second Presidential debate draws closer, viagra 60mg http://conforms.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-ssh2.php seasoned political journalist and BBC presenter Allan Kasujja has said he won’t be moderating the second debate.

The Inter Religious Council of Uganda (IRCU) recently announced that the debate is slated for February 13 but is yet to confirm who will be moderating it.

Kasujja moderated the first ever Presidential debate on January 15 alongside Nancy Kacungira in what most Ugandans admitted was a historic event in Uganda’s politics.

On Thursday, Kasujja tweeted; “Uganda, I will not be moderating the forthcoming presidential debate due to other commitments.”

Given his tested experience in analyzing local politics and coupled with his exposure on an international broadcaster (BBC), Kasujja grilled the candidates with the hard questions.

He put the top contenders; Kizza Besigye and Amama Mbabazi on the spotlight especially to explain what makes them different from their political adversary, President Museveni.

However, some sections of the public accused Kasujja for going personal especially while quizzing Dr. Besigye.

The moderator seemingly pressed hard on the FDC candidate sometimes leaving him no time to explain.

In fact, at some point the co-moderator, Kacungira had to interrupt their engagement after it had extended outside the allocated time to accord other candidates a chance.

Nevertheless, Kasujja’s eloquence and exposure added quality to the debate.

Following the announcement of his absence in the February 13 debate, some people have since suggested that veteran journalist and VOA talk show host, Shaka Ssali be considered.


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