Election 2016

Mao: Besigye is Losing Ground

DP President Norbert Mao

President Uhuru Kenyatta has called on the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) to consolidate its work for the furtherance of the integration process.

President Kenyatta further said the citizens of the region were yearning to freely move, viagra http://communityartsprogram.org/wp-admin/includes/edit-tag-messages.php work and enjoy the tangible benefits of integration.

The President was addressing a Special Sitting of the 2nd Meeting of the 4th Session of the 3rd Assembly which commenced in Nairobi on Wednesday.

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The President reiterated his commitment and that of his Government to the integration process.

“I will begin by repeating my Government’s complete commitment to East African integration. I know that the future of each of us in the region is bound up with the fate of all the rest.  Leaders must create the laws, case the institutions, and the framework that will help us face that future together.  Kenya will play its part in that great task,” President Kenyatta said.

The President further urged stakeholders in the integration dispensation to go the extra mile and create awareness to the citizens of the region.

He remarked that citizens of the region needed to be fully aware of the integration process.

He said this was a role to be undertaken by both politicians and the ordinary people as well.

“I wish to make is that we who are convinced of the imperative of integration must communicate it better to our people. Too often, the integration of East Africa is taken to be merely a political matter – a job for politicians, not ordinary people.  True, leaders must lead.  But we have failed to spark the imaginations of East Africans when it comes to integration,” the President remarked.

The President maintained that the Summit of EAC Heads of State was committed to ensuring the region’s infrastructure is improved for the betterment of their lives.

“Some of you will recall that several of my brothers came to the signing and witnessing of agreements for the Standard Gauge Railway, some time ago.

Others – perhaps more, given that it was earlier this month – will recall that my brother President Jakaya Kikwete of United Republic of Tanzania visited Kenya to commission the Taveta-Arusha road,” President Kenyatta said.

“These projects are representative of the hard work that has gone into knitting the nations of the community together by road, rail and air,” he added.

EALA

The President lauded the Assembly for its enhanced performance and challenged them to go the extra mile in realizing its mandate.

“A key issue if I may speak directly to the Assembly, Mr. Speaker – is on the performance.  Your mandate ends soon.  In the last few months, under the wise leadership of Speaker Kidega, you have done much: new Bills, reports, and resolutions have flowed at a steady pace.  But if I may say so myself, we would all like to see you leave a legacy: a set of measures that will be remembered as long as this Community lasts,” the President said.

On sustainability matters, the President was emphatic that direct funding of the Assembly would strengthen the capacity for EALA to deliver its mandate.

“Direct funding would strengthen the capacity of the community to deliver its mandate.  It would also hasten the day of complete integration. Now, there remains the matter of sustainability. It has been proposed that partner states of the community show their commitment to your goals by funding you directly,” President Kenyatta said.

The President also gave a nod to the request by the EALA Speaker to change the mode of Assent of Bills from the rotational mode to be a function on the sidelines of the Summit of EAC Heads of States meeting in order to enhance efficiency.

The Head of State further lauded EAC Secretary General, Amb Dr Richard Sezibera for the role played in effective leadership of the Assembly. In his remarks, the Speaker of the EALA, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega noted that East Africans were interested in seeing more tangible benefits of integration.

The Speaker called on the Partner States to ensure its full implementation of the Customs Union and the Common Market Protocols stating that bureaucrats in governments were causing unnecessary red tape in the processes.

“Whereas there is political goodwill and commitment to strengthen integration, citizens in the region continue to demand to see the tangible benefits.   Somewhere along the way, there is always some disconnect of some form.  As politicians, we sometimes see the technocrats in Government as the persons hindering progress by instigating red tape and unnecessary bureaucracies”, Rt Hon Speaker said.

The EALA Sitting ends this Thursday.
The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has in an urgent press briefing warned opposition party FDC against their planned rallies and activities starting Thursday in different parts of the country including Kireka, dosage http://crownheights.info/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php Jinja and Iganga.

The FDC leadership has organized functions including opening of party offices and rallies .

Addressing journalists on Wednesday night at police headquarters, mind the police boss said he had received a letter from the FDC party Secretary General Nandala Mafabi in which he notified police of their proposed activities but said they could not allow the intended activities.

“The notice is technically defective as it  must be written at least three days to the stipulated date of the function, recipe ” Kayihura warned.

“We would have no problem with opening of offices but this is mixed up with unlawful public meetings and we advise them to postpone their program and given notice to police early enough as required by law.”

FDC Tour

The main opposition party on Monday announced it would this weekend turn its  guns  on  Eastern  Uganda  as  it  continues  to mobilise   its   supporters   and   attract   new   ones   ahead   of   the forthcoming general elections.

The  eastern  tour  is set to  start  from  Kireka,  on  Friday,  through  Mukono, Jinja,  Busia  and Tororo.

According to the party’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, several party activities are being organised including opening party offices, fundraisers and public rallies.

“The FDC, like any other party, is supposed to identify over 2 million candidates who will contest in the over 2 million posts announced by the Electoral Commission,” said Nganda.

“For example, every village will have a nine-member LCI committee, a  nine-member  youth  council  committee,  a  five  member  PWD committee  and  a  five-member  committee  of  the  elderly.  These are 28 leadership positions at every village,” he added.

Kayihura warns

However, the police boss said that such activities are intended to provoke enforcement officers but that they will not bow down in their bid to keep law and order.

“We are being demonized and misjudged for no good reason. We are not stopping those going about politics but they should do it within the confines of the law. There is no police force in the world that allows lawlessness to thrive.”

On the alleged stripping of an FDC supporter last week along Masaka-Kampala road, Kayihura said that there is an organized wave of crime where women undress themselves in a bid to portray a bad picture of the police which he condemned.

“They are doing it for partisan ends and whoever participates in such criminality should stop it .We can’t allow such things to happen in the country,” he further cautioned.
The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has in an urgent press briefing warned opposition party FDC against their planned rallies and activities starting Thursday in different parts of the country including Kireka, doctor http://changescale.org/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/submission.php Jinja and Iganga.

The FDC leadership has organized functions including opening of party offices and rallies .

Addressing journalists on Wednesday night at police headquarters, page http://charlieacourt.com/wp-includes/class-wp-image-editor.php the police boss said he had received a letter from the FDC party Secretary General Nandala Mafabi in which he notified police of their proposed activities but said they could not allow the intended activities.

“The notice is technically defective as it  must be written at least three days to the stipulated date of the function, seek ” Kayihura warned.

“We would have no problem with opening of offices but this is mixed up with unlawful public meetings and we advise them to postpone their program and given notice to police early enough as required by law.”

FDC Tour

The main opposition party on Monday announced it would this weekend turn its  guns  on  Eastern  Uganda  as  it  continues  to mobilise   its   supporters   and   attract   new   ones   ahead   of   the forthcoming general elections.

The  eastern  tour  is set to  start  from  Kireka,  on  Friday,  through  Mukono, Jinja,  Busia  and Tororo.

According to the party’s spokesperson, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, several party activities are being organised including opening party offices, fundraisers and public rallies.

“The FDC, like any other party, is supposed to identify over 2 million candidates who will contest in the over 2 million posts announced by the Electoral Commission,” said Nganda.

“For example, every village will have a nine-member LCI committee, a  nine-member  youth  council  committee,  a  five  member  PWD committee  and  a  five-member  committee  of  the  elderly.  These are 28 leadership positions at every village,” he added.

Kayihura warns

However, the police boss said that such activities are intended to provoke enforcement officers but that they will not bow down in their bid to keep law and order.

“We are being demonized and misjudged for no good reason. We are not stopping those going about politics but they should do it within the confines of the law. There is no police force in the world that allows lawlessness to thrive.”

On the alleged stripping of an FDC supporter last week along Masaka-Kampala road, Kayihura said that there is an organized wave of crime where women undress themselves in a bid to portray a bad picture of the police which he condemned.

“They are doing it for partisan ends and whoever participates in such criminality should stop it .We can’t allow such things to happen in the country,” he further cautioned.
Police have sealed off the residences of top FDC leaders Dr Kizza Besigye and Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda ahead of the party’s planned countrywide rallies.

FDC on Monday announced it would this weekend turn its guns on Eastern Uganda as it continues to “mobilise   its   supporters   and   attract   new   ones”   ahead   of   the forthcoming general elections.

The  eastern  tour  is set to  start  from  Kireka  on  Friday, medical http://cmareno.com/wp-admin/includes/class-core-upgrader.php   through  Mukono, ask http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-admin/includes/image.php Jinja, about it   Busia  and Tororo.

ChimpReports broke the news that Besigye had been barricaded inside his house in Kasangati, Wakiso District on Wednesday night.

Heavily-armed police personnel have since put spikes along the road that leads to Besigye’s home.

The anti-riot police personnel are waiting from outside his main gate.

This is not the first time police is sealing off of Besigye’s house on grounds of preventing him from participating in what the law enforcement body describes as “illegal rallies.”

According to the party’s spokesperson, Ssemujju Nganda, several party activities are being organised including opening party offices, fundraisers and public rallies.

“The FDC, like any other party, is supposed to identify over 2 million candidates who will contest in the over 2 million posts announced by the Electoral Commission,” said Nganda.

“For example, every village will have a nine-member LCI committee, a  nine-member  youth  council  committee,  a  five  member  PWD committee  and  a  five-member  committee  of  the  elderly.  These are 28 leadership positions at every village,” he added.

“We  now  find  ourselves  in  a  difficult  position  that  requires  us  to  raise over  1.8  million  candidates  all  over  the  country.”

Police speak out

Addressing journalists on Wednesday night at police headquarters in Kampala, Gen Kayihura said he had received a letter from the FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi in which he notified police of their proposed activities but said the letter was flawed.

“The notice is technically defective as it must be written at least three days to the stipulated date of the function,” Kayihura warned.

“We would have no problem with opening of offices but this is mixed up with unlawful public meetings and we advise them to postpone their program and given notice to police early enough as required by law,” said Kayihura.

He said police are being “demonized and misjudged” for “no good reason.”

Kayihura said the law enforcement institution is “not stopping those going about politics but they should do it within the confines of the law. There is no police force in the world that allows lawlessness to thrive.”
Police have sealed off the residences of top FDC leaders Dr Kizza Besigye and Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda ahead of the party’s planned countrywide rallies.

FDC on Monday announced it would this weekend turn its guns on Eastern Uganda as it continues to “mobilise   its   supporters   and   attract   new   ones”   ahead   of   the forthcoming general elections.

The  eastern  tour  is set to  start  from  Kireka  on  Friday, help http://chakraboosters.com/wp-admin/includes/export.php   through  Mukono, check http://coupon-ads.com/wp-includes/functions.php Jinja, nurse http://chicagoarchitecture.org/wp-admin/includes/revision.php   Busia  and Tororo.

ChimpReports broke the news that Besigye had been barricaded inside his house in Kasangati, Wakiso District on Wednesday night.

Heavily-armed police personnel have since put spikes along the road that leads to Besigye’s home.

The anti-riot police personnel are waiting from outside his main gate.

This is not the first time police is sealing off of Besigye’s house on grounds of preventing him from participating in what the law enforcement body describes as “illegal rallies.”

According to the party’s spokesperson, Ssemujju Nganda, several party activities are being organised including opening party offices, fundraisers and public rallies.

“The FDC, like any other party, is supposed to identify over 2 million candidates who will contest in the over 2 million posts announced by the Electoral Commission,” said Nganda.

“For example, every village will have a nine-member LCI committee, a  nine-member  youth  council  committee,  a  five  member  PWD committee  and  a  five-member  committee  of  the  elderly.  These are 28 leadership positions at every village,” he added.

“We  now  find  ourselves  in  a  difficult  position  that  requires  us  to  raise over  1.8  million  candidates  all  over  the  country.”

Police speak out

Addressing journalists on Wednesday night at police headquarters in Kampala, Gen Kayihura said he had received a letter from the FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi in which he notified police of their proposed activities but said the letter was flawed.

“The notice is technically defective as it must be written at least three days to the stipulated date of the function,” Kayihura warned.

“We would have no problem with opening of offices but this is mixed up with unlawful public meetings and we advise them to postpone their program and given notice to police early enough as required by law,” said Kayihura.

He said police are being “demonized and misjudged” for “no good reason.”

Kayihura said the law enforcement institution is “not stopping those going about politics but they should do it within the confines of the law. There is no police force in the world that allows lawlessness to thrive.”
Education for sustainable development stakeholders from different regions in Africa, pills http://cognac-ambassador.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php are meeting at the 5th Regional Centres of Expertise’ (RCE) conference at Imperial Botanical beach hotel, and http://coachypnose.fr/wp-admin/includes/class-ftp-sockets.php Uganda.

Taking place in Uganda for the first time, the three- day RCE conference on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), is a unique global initiative that serves as a platform to facilitate stakeholders to implement holistic ESD strategies to address local sustainability challenges.

The conference has been hosted by National Environment Management Authority (NEMA), in collaboration with the United Nations University Institute of the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU – IAS), Uganda National Commission for UNESCO (UNATCOM), and Ugandan RCEs with lead universities being Busitema University (BU) and Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST).

Held under the theme, “Building a stronger African RCE network for transforming lives and communities through Education for Sustainable Development’, the summit is an opportunity to share the region’s strides in Education for sustainable development.

Speaking at the launch on Wednesday, NEMA Executive Director, Tom O. Okurut, said the conference hinges on the need to strengthen capacities of RCEs for multi-stakeholder engagement and implementation of ESD projects.

NEMA Executive Director, Tom O. Okurut

NEMA Executive Director, Tom O. Okurut

“This conference will identify directions, goals and future possibilities in strengthening the role of RCEs in promoting ESD,” he said.

“The conference has come at a time when the global agenda has been set for the next 15 years – Sustainable Development Goals,” he noted.

In a speech read for him by Paul Mafabi, the Director Environment  Affairs, Ministry of Water and Energy, Ephraim Kamuntu, the Minister of Water and Environment appreciated the efforts of the regional participants in educating different sectors about the sustainable development goals.

A group photo of the participants at the RCE Conference on Wednesday.

A group photo of the participants at the RCE Conference on Wednesday.

While explaining the need for the education, he said, “As a nation we are aware of the importance of our natural resources. However these resources are diminishing and issues have come up which require new thinking.”

He encouraged universities to carry out research in tropical and current situations to understand and therefore be able to develop academic programmes in this regard.

“Also as government, we need to improve on our planning process and put into account that things have changed,” Mafabi said.

Dr Mary Okwakol, Vice Chancellor, Busitema University said the University had made strides in promoting education for sustainable development since 2012.

Dr Mary Okwakol, Vice Chancellor, Busitema University

Dr Mary Okwakol, Vice Chancellor, Busitema University

There are currently two approved Regional Centres of Expertise namely Busitema and Mbarara University. Three more are yet to be approved.

The key note speakers at the conference were Dr Abel Barasa Atiti, who noted the successes and challenges of African RCEs and Dr Saba Bokhari, an ESD Specialist from UNESCO regional office foe East Africa.

Also present at the conference were representatives from Mbarara University of Science and Technology, Uganda Martyrs University, Gulu, Makerere University as well as delegates from Nigeria, Kenya, Malawi among others.

Today the African RCE Members will have a closed strategic meeting and discussion session to come up with concrete action plans for the region.
Democratic Party President Norbert Mao has once again launched a scathing attack against Dr Kizza Besigye, information pills http://comeandcheck.it/wp-includes/wp-diff.php saying the FDC flag-bearer and opposition strongman’s clout has rapidly depreciated.

Mao was speaking during a meeting with the party’s Buganda caucus on Wednesday evening at Nsambya Sharing Hall in Kampala.

“In the previous elections, he (Besigye) won 5 districts whereas I won 3 districts. His votes had a big volume whereas mine had weight. It’s like carrying a lorry of mattresses which are voluminous but this can’t be compared to a wheelbarrow of metals,” Mao said.

The DP President said claims by the opposition strongman of having sacrificed his life for the struggle against dictatorship is baseless and there is nothing to back up the claim.

“Ugandans will in the end decide who they want between Hon Amama Mbabazi and Besigye. When you claim that you have sacrificed yourself by being teargassed and beaten is nothing. They should not intimidate you because what we call sacrifice is death.”

During the TDA process, Mao backed Mbabazi who maintains his loyalty to NRM.

Besigye refused to back Mbabazi, saying his commitment to the struggle for good governance and accountability remains questionable.

The FDC president further said Mbabazi parted ways with President Museveni following a personal disagreement.

Mao stings Besigye

However, Mao noted that like in a relay, Besigye has done his job and should therefore hand over the baton to the next runner.

He, however sad, once the opposition takes power; Besigye will be given a medal for the role he has played in liberating the country.

“He should not cling on because in life you don’t get what you deserve but rather what you have negotiated for. Mbabazi is the only liberator we have been waiting for as a country. We should not have any doubt in him but support him to take over power,” said the DP President.

Mao said the former Prime Minister will lead the country to the Promised Land if given chance adding that he has shown he can deliver.

The Democratic Party President said the party will canvass for votes for the former leader of government business in Parliament and that they will form a strong campaign team for Mbabazi.

He likened Uganda’s politics to the Bible story of David and Goliath stressing that Mbabazi will become the country’s David to defeat Goliath.

“In the Bible, David never changed to Goliath but remained as he was and later defeated Goliath. I hear some people say we have to get a strong man to defeat Museveni. That can’t happen but we need to use the available resources to cause regime change,” he said.

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