In what looks like a declaration of protracted battle with the government, shop stuff http://conforms.com/wp-includes/script-loader.php FDC 2016 flag-bearer Dr Kizza Besigye has warned that President Museveni should expect consequences if the proposed electoral reforms are not implemented.
Speaking at a press conference in Kampala on Friday morning, no rx Besigye warned that government has up to October 18 to act of deal with what he described as a “people’s struggle.”
Besigye said, “If by October 18 government does not respond, a committee comprising myself, Norbert Mao an Asuman Basalirwa will be engaging the public to take power.”
The FDC strongman’s comments come just a day after the Democratic Alliance tasked the ruling NRM government to immediately call for dialogue on how political and electoral reforms as enshrined in the Citizens Compact on Free and Fair elections can be implemented ahead of the 2016 general elections.
“In the interest of ensuring peace and stability in our country, we demand for genuine dialogue with the government to agree over reforms; we remain open to such dialogue until September 18, 2015 and demand response by this time,” revealed TDA spokesperson, Wafula Oguttu while addressing journalists in Naguru on Wednesday.
Observers say the alliance of opposition groups are ratcheting up rhetoric to prepare the public for a possible conflict.
Oguttu yesterday said, “Should government remain stubborn and intransigent as it has continued to do, TDA will in consultation with the citizens agree on and take appropriate actions.”
Besigye today argued that “Ugandans are held captive by a military junta and seeking their freedom in their country. The struggle will continue until power returns to the people.”
He also submitted that, “Until freedom I achieved, every Ugandan must fight for it. I am glad that the citizens are already charged and you will see them assert their will.”
Besigye expressed joy that TDA had resolved to stick to reforms before elections hence setting an ultimatum upon which government must act on them.
The Electoral Reforms include disbanding the current Electoral Commission which government have opposed.
Several reforms were recently adopted by Parliament but opposition claims majority of their proposals were ignored.
Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze recently told ChimpReports that Electoral Reforms is “something they have been rehearsing for some time to cover up their own inabilities of failing to win new political ground and therefore divert attention from the inevitable defeat that awaits them come 2016.”
Tumwebaze further argued that “the chorus for ‘electoral reforms’ therefore, is the perfect scapegoat they can find.”
he pointed out that, “Politics like any other venture requires hard work and not just mere posturing. You cannot win an election that you have not mobilized for.”
Besigye told the media today that despite calling for reforms, “preparations for elections are still ongoing alongside the fight for free and fair elections.”
Leading African Television Company M-Net last week hinted on plans to unveil a brand new entertainment Channel tailored particularly for the Ugandan audience.
M-Net Channel Director for East Africa and SADC, ampoule http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php Theo Erasmus made the announcement at the just concluded MultiChoice content showcase extravaganza that took place on the island of Mauritius through last week.
Mr Erasmus didn’t want to let the cat out of the bag but did confirm that the Maisha Magic Uganda is next on their planned unveilings.
The news came after M Net announced its oncoming second East African channel named The Maisha Magic Bongo which launches on DStv channel 160 on Thursday October 1.
The channel will offer subscribers on Access, http://cjr.edu.mx/components/com_k2/templates/profile.php Family, Compact, Compact Plus and Premium subscribers content specifically acquired and packaged for a Tanzanian target market but will also be available in Uganda, Kenya Ethiopia and DRC.
“Uganda is our next big focus, I don’t want to let anything out of the bag now but there is something very exciting in the pipeline,” said Mr Erusmus.
M-Net he said, is continuing to tailor and polish its East African content portfolio in line with viewer demand.
With the existing Maisha Magic East (channel 158) now consolidating its focus on the Kenyan market (with a consistent block of Luganda content once a week, aimed at the Ugandan market), Maisha Magic Bongo will focus exclusively on the Tanzanian market, showcasing Tanzanian Swahili content.
“This is the next step in the broadcaster’s ‘hyper-local’ content strategy which is focused on creating customized content that is relevant to a specific group or market,” he said.
He went on, “We’ve made some changes to our offering in East Africa in recent months, and the speed of the changes speak directly to our desire to be adaptable and flexible to meet expectations in television landscapes that are clearly changing fast. Naturally, based on the response to Maisha Magic Bongo, we will evaluate opportunities to possibly create more country specific channels going forward.”