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Mao: Gulu Wants Me Back in Parliament

Seasoned welterweight boxer, advice http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/easy-testimonials/include/settings/testimonial.options.php Nasser Bukenya has organised a one day boxing charity event on November 29th that is aimed at giving back to the disadvantaged community back in Zana along Entebbe road where he hails from.

ChimpSport caught up with him to elucidate more about the event and he told us, and “It started with a challenge of combining two passions; being a world class boxer winning the Olympics and being a role model coach for the kids of the place I come from (Zana).”

The speedy boxer has been training youngsters since 2009 and the experience he has had compelled him to organize the gala where his team mates at UPDF boxing club will also grace the event. The cream of the fights will be a three-round fight involving Nasser and Bogaert Pascal.

“The kids inspired me to start this project. It’s my gift to them, So I decided to organize a boxing charity event to support the disadvantaged kids in the  community.  I will personal fight 3 rounds with Bogaert Pascal.”

“Passion and success is fed with positive energy  to make dreams come true. I realized that one couldn’t been seen without the other. By involving other people and including the kids and their families my dream as kid to become a world boxer has become true,” he summarizes.

Apart from such charity events, Nasser has also initiated several  social development projects in partnership with friends and well-wishers.
Democratic Party (DP) president and former Gulu District Chairman, viagra http://cupidfemalecondoms.com/wp-includes/class-wp-locale.php Norbert Mao has revealed that despite his wish to stand as Gulu Municipality Member of Parliament following several petitions from residents, the party hasn’t cleared him to carry the party flag.

“During the rally that we held in Gulu at Kawunda grounds, there were petitions from residents that I stand for the MP seat; the business community sent me a letter assuring me of funding towards my candidature,” Mao told journalists at City House in Kampala.

“The district Chairman also stood up and said that Gulu has had an empty seat in Parliament for the last five years; our issues don’t seem to be on the agenda not even A.O.B; even the NRM District Women leader raised the same issue petitioning me to go and contest,” Mao said.

But being a Democratic Party leader, Mao said he couldn’t declare himself, especially since the party has already picked a candidate for the same position.

Clama Komaketch, a popular young lawyer picked nomination forms from the party for the parliamentary seat, but Mao believes that his is a popular support which should not be turned away.

“We discussed very extensively and by the end of this week, we shall have concluded with all the necessary consultations and by Tuesday next week, we shall be announcing our final decision to the people’s call in Gulu.”

“I have said yes to the call by the people but there are processes that I have got to go through.”

Mao noted that the opposition has tasked other leaders to join the 10th parliament such as Betty Kamya and Asuman Basalirwa so as to improve the quality of debate in the August house.

It is however rumored that this was one of the decisions taken by The Democratic Alliance (TDA) to have these leaders contest for parliamentary seats which will give NRM hard time in the 10th parliament in case it remains in power after the general elections.

 

 

 

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