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Mbabazi, Police Clash in Mbale

Police have told Mbabazi not to use the road that goes through Mbale town to access the venue of his public rally

The Speaker of Parliament Hon. Rebecca Kadaga has called for the relocation of the Africa Growth & Opportunity Act (AGOA) from the President’s Office for effective delivery of its objectives.

This she revealed during the 27th Uganda North America Association (UNNA) Convention in New Orleans.

The Speaker’s call followed a revaluation by Uganda’s Deputy Chief of Mission in Washington DC Ambassador Alfred Nnam, http://cnafinance.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/jetpack/class.jetpack-json-api-plugins-delete-endpoint.php who disclosed that AGOA had been extended for five more years following negotiations with the United States Government.

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While presiding over the Trade and Investment Forum on Friday, cheapest Kadaga said that AGOA had failed over the past 15 years because it is housed in a wrong office.

“We need to move it out of the President’s Office where it is headed by a Presidential Advisor to a Ministry, case ” she said.

Kadaga added that the Presidential Advisor only reports to the President and is not accountable to Parliament which causes a problem.

She called for the involvement of all Ugandans in the AGOA program.

The Speaker rallied the Ugandans in the Diaspora to take advantage of the recently passed Public Private Partnership Act and invest back in Uganda.

She particularly called for investment in vocational training saying education is now a profitable area.

“Invest and make money in education because schools are very necessary. I urge you to open up institutions to train Ugandans in the soon to be lucrative oil sector,” she added.

Kadaga also asked Ugandans to take advantage of the Pope’s visit later in the year and market the country’s religious tourism.

The Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Registration Service Bureau, Bemanya Twebaze who was part of the panelists at the Investors Forum revealed that the time for registration of businesses had been reduced from 30 working days to 24 hours.

“We are working on bringing it down to six hours,” he said.

The Vice President of Uganda, Edward Ssekandi and Chief Executive Officers of several Ugandan organizations including NSSF, Uganda Investment Authority, KCCA, Umeme, Uganda Tourism Board, Post Bank and National Housing and Construction Corporation attended the UNAA Convention to engage Ugandans in the Diaspora and encourage them to invest back home.
Opposition Peoples Development Party (PDP) president and 2016 presidential aspirant, page http://colbleu.fr/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/i18n/states/tr.php Dr. Abed Bwanika has expressed worry that the ongoing interference with consultative meetings of presidential aspirants by Electoral Commission and police might lead to election violence.

Bwanika told journalists at Melting pot hotel in Kampala that EC and Police are deliberately misinterpreting the law so as to offer an upper hand to the incumbent who is at liberty to hold rallies and consultations.

“There is a deliberate misinterpretation of the law by Electoral Commission (EC) and Uganda Police Force by disrupting peaceful consultation by honorable Amama Mbabazi, http://charadas.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-media-v1-2-endpoint.php ” Bwanika said.

“The provisions of the Presidential Elections Act are very clear and section 3 allows a presidential aspirant to consult the people of Uganda. It can’t be misinterpreted by EC that the provision calls for only indoor meetings, this is just a move in support of the incumbent.”

Bwanika added, “That is why the public has continued to fear that EC is not independent; the same provision allowed and guided Muntu and Besigye to move around the country, the law can’t be discriminatory, it must guide fairly and equally all the people of Uganda.”

The EC however insists that Besigye and Muntu’s rallies are permitted by the electoral guidelines since they were seeking mandate for their party flag, while Mbabazi is an independent candidate.
At least three Makerere University students accused of murdering their colleague, more about http://cctvcameraz.com/wp-includes/vars.php David Ojok, search have been returned to Luzira till Sept. 22 when their case will be heard.

Ivan Mutungi, Marvin Atukwase and Derrick Wagooli, all residents of Nkurumah Hall, deny the charges.

Appearing before Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Esther Nahirya on Monday afternoon, State Prosecutor Esther Nalungi sought a short adjournment to enable authorities conclude their investigations.

Prosecution alleges that on April 12 while at Nkrumah Hall in Makerere University through mob justice, the accused killed David Ojok, a student of Engineering after mistaking him for a thief.

Ojok had visited Nkrumah Hall to collect money from a student before his being mistaken for a thief and killed in an act of mob justice.

The blood-spattered incident drew worldwide condemnation.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Ddumba Sentamu later announced that the institution would “install more CCTV cameras, deploy more security personnel, involve students in community policing as well as put in place adequate street lighting to improve the security situation” at the campus.

The University’s Vice Guild President Phiona Nyamutoro condemned the mob justice, saying the Guild advocates for behavioural change.

“Makerere is not a training ground for hooligans and murderers. No individual should take another’s life. We ask government to help with the security at campus. Halls of residence should be given guards,” she observed.

 
3:12 pm: Amama Mbabazi has now decided to walk to the venue of his public rally after being refused by police to use the road that goes through the town.

He talks to police officials for about five minutes after which he is allowed to pass.

Police later remove road blocks hence allowing his convoy to drive through the town.

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3:00 pm: Police have clashed with Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi on the route to the venue of his public rally, buy http://cprescue.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/admin/settings/tabs/formats.php Chimp Corps report.

It all started with Mbabazi leaving Pretoria Hotel in a convoy of cars and hundreds of supporters.

As soon as he reached Mbale Town, website like this http://datedgear.com/wp-includes/ms-settings.php Mbabazi confronted the Anti-riot police personnel who had sealed off the main road.

Led by James Ruhweza, buy more about police directed Mbabazi to use another route to avoid disrupting the flow of traffic and business in the heart of the town.

Interestingly, Mbabazi insisted on using the main road to access Mbale Cricket Ground.

His supporters cheered him on, saying he should defy police.

At the scene, Chimp Corps say Mbabazi’s convoy is stuck as his aides negotiate with police.

“Police wants him to use Tororo road but he is insisting on using Bishop Wasike road that passes through Mbale town,” says Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe in Mbale Town.

Mbabazi is now threatening to address the crowds in the middle of the road.

Earlier, Mbabazi held a brief meeting with his supporters. He later postponed the meeting in the interest of time.

He suggested that consultations with his supporters would take place later in the evening after the public rally.

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