Election 2016

KITGUM: Minister Okello-Oryem Accused of Frustrating NRM Candidate

Minister Henry Okello Oryem

The speaker of Parliament, approved http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-comment-endpoint.php Rebecca Kadaga has Monday morning officially opened the day care centre at Parliament.

The centre provides space where female staff in parliament can take time off to breastfeed their babies.

This is the 2nd such facility at a Parliament after the South African Parliament.

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The breastfeeding area

The breastfeeding area

The clerk of parliament, http://coronaextra.com.au/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/file.php Jane Kibirige said the facility was a house for the sergeant at arms under President’s office.

“It cost Shs 80, http://cellar433.com/wp-includes/template.php 000,000 to renovate the former sergeant’s apartment into a daycare and Shs10,000,000 to equip it,” Kibirige added.

The play and sleeping areas

The play and sleeping areas

Speaking at the opening of the centre, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga urged members of staff to make use of the facility so they have no excuse to fall back on their work.

“For many years we have been giving reports why we women MPs have done to.make the environment better. Finally we have something,” she said.

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There are currently 8 babies under the care of this facility.
A section of National Resistance Movement leaders and supporters in Kitgum district have accused the state minister for  International Relations, salve http://childrensclasses.org/wp2012/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-term-endpoint.php Henry Okello Oryem and other government officials for frustrating the official ruling party`s candidate for Local Council 5 chairman.

Okello-Oryem, try the Operation Wealth Creation commander, pilule Brig. Fearless Obwoya, the Resident District Commissioner, Komakech William and DISO are said to be against Labeja George William, who massively won in the recent chaotic NRM primary elections.

In the primaries early this month, Mr. Labeja who is commonly known as “Hakuna Kulala” the Swahili word for no sleep, won the race for the district boss with 12,850 votes flooring his closest opponent Mr. Luke Nyeko who got 12,600 votes.

Labeja was reportedly frustrated from being nominated for the national elections by the Electoral Commission’s district office.

One of the leaders said, Mr. Labeja had planned to travel direct to Kampala to do his nominations from the EC headquarters and had already communicated.

“Our candidate has been stopped by Minister Okello-Oryem, Brig Oboya, RD and DISO for no reasons. It is difficult for us here (Kitgum) since our choice is being fought by our leaders who should instead be protecting him,” an NRM local leader who asked not to be named said.

The government officials are said to be supporting the loser Mr. Nyeko who has already been successfully nominated on independent ticket.

We were told on his nomination day, Nyeko was escorted by a government official whose name has been withheld.

During his speech in Kitgum municipality, President Yoweri Museveni emphasized on unity saying NRM is based on three important principles; unity, strength and peace.

When contacted by ChimpReports, Minister Okello-Oryem simply rubbished the accusations.

“That is rubbish and total rubbish. Those saying that should just go and hang and nowhere else but hell.” Okello-Oryem said on phone.

When contacted on Monday, the Electoral Commission`s deputy publicist, Mr. Paul Bukenya said it is strange for someone intending to contest in the local government elections to be nominated from but rather from the home district.

Mr. Bukenya then referred us to the Kitgum district EC registrar, Ms. Adul Joan. By the time of publication, the registrar hadn’t returned our calls.

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