Election 2016

Mbabazi Blocked from Accessing Kabale Hospital

Police deployed around Kabale Hospital to prevent presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi's planned visit

Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has Friday expressed regrets over the death of Bukomansimbi DP Member of Parliament, prescription more about http://danielpyne.com/wp-includes/capabilities.php Hon Susan Namaganda.

Kadaga said Hon Namaganda “who has been a Member on the Committees of Science and Technology and that of Agriculture died following an accident on Masaka road last night.”

Earlier, there http://coupon-ads.com/wp-includes/class-http.php Namaganda’s husband, Mukasa Mbidde said the deceased together with two others on Thursday night had the vehicle they were travelling in knocked off the road along Mpigi by a yet an unknown vehicle.

Mbidde said Namaganda was in critical condition when she was admitted at Nakasero Hospital.

It is understood Namaganda passed away at IHK Hospital.

“The Speaker extends her condolences to the family, relatives, constituents and the country on this great loss,” Parliament said in a statement today.

Kadaga said burial arrangements for the former MP will be announced in due course.
Presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi was this morning blocked by Police from accessing a Hospital in the south western district of Kabale.

Mbabazi had planned to make a short stop over at the Hospital before proceeding to neighboring Kisoro district where he was slated to address a rally on Friday.

Security on learning about this move swiftly deployed around the Hospital, this http://curaacufeni.com/wp-content/plugins/cookie-law-info/php/shortcodes.php blocking all access.

Upon his arrival, sick http://debiontheweb.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/getid3/write.id3v2.php Mbabazi was stopped and asked to turn back, before the officers locked the Hospital’s main gate.

The security officers were backed by hospital administrators who insisted that Mbabazi had not communicated about his visit to the hospital and that he arrived before the visiting hours.

Just above one month into the 2016 presidential election campaigns, and with political rallies getting staler it appears, presidential candidates have been growing desperate to reclaim their positions on the front pages of the news.

One such effort ‘paid off’ at start of this week when opposition Forum for Democratic Change Presidential candidate, as part of his political campaign in the Northern Abim district paid a visit to one of the areas dilapidated hospitals.

At the facility, Besigye was shown by hospital staff around the rotten structures and taken through the patients’ ordeal. He was informed that the hospital lacked running water and that it had gone for more than a year without a doctor.

The upshot of the visit covered sufficiently by media, was threats to the Hospital nurses who welcomed the politician, by the district leadership.

The nurses have now been required by the Abim district head of administration to explain their actions or face serious punitive action; something that was quickly picked up by local and international media.

Government’s move to block candidates from visiting hospitals has sparked arguments from especially the opposition side, that contrary to the ruling party’s campaign slogan ‘steady progress,’ the regime is ashamed of exposing its failures in social service delivery.

Government on the other hand insists that it is only immoral for the opposition candidates to move their campaigns from open grounds to Hospital wards.

“How can a hospital be a rally Venue?” wondered Minister for Presidency Hon Frank Tumwebaze in a tweet.

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