Election 2016

Mbabazi to Lira: Don’t Leave Polling Stations

A supporter shows his support for Amama Mbabazi

President Museveni has fired back at opposition politicians for attacking him over the hoes he intends to give out to farmers around the country.

Early this week, find http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/notes.php the president ordered the Office of the Prime Minister to procure and distribute over 18 million hoes for farmers, drug an initiative that was criticised by opposition politicians as dragging the country back to rudimentary methods of farming.

Addressing supporters at Moroto Town Council, viagra Museveni laughed at the politicians whom he said are naïve about farming but simply sit in air conditioned offices in Kampala to criticise his programmes.

“I see some politicians seated in rotating chairs and air-conditioned offices in Kampala criticizing me for buying hoes. Yes I buy them because I know my people need them. This doesn’t stop me from buying tractors,” Museveni said.

“I know more about tractors and new farming methods than those politicians who just sit in offices in Kampala because I am a farmer myself. They don’t know what the farmers what like I do.”

The President clarified that supplying hoes doesn’t stop him from providing tractors but noted that he first provided hoes to the farmers with small pieces of land that are inaccessible and would later cater for those who can afford using tractors.

He told the people of Moroto that government has distributed hoes, oxen and oxen ploughs to be used by farmers in the area.

Museveni emphasised the need to use the available infrastructure like roads and electricity to create wealth by themselves.

He said modern agriculture would better serve this purpose of seeing that the Karamajong get some incomes that would boost their wealth.

Museveni said programmes like NAADS and Operation Wealth Creation would be used to provide seeds and live stock to families as a way of getting them out of poverty.
A contingent of 22 players and four officials from Sports Club Villa is in Rwanda to take part in the Rayon Sports-Star Times Christmas cup.

The tournament that kicked off Wednesday will run for ten days until Friday, visit http://catrinmacdonnell.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-direct.php December 4.

“I take the opportunity to inform you that SC Villa has this morning left for Kigali, this Rwanda, to take part in the Rayon Sport- StarTimes Christmas Cup. We have sent a delegation of 22 players and four officials led by Frank ‘Video’ Anyau. SC Villa plays Rwanda’s Kiyovu FC in the opening match, Thursday,” an official statement from Villa reads.

StarTimes Company has signed a three- year deal with Rayon Sports worth USD 90,000 (Ushs.315M) annually.

All Rwandan clubs participating in the tournament will get about USD 800 each for preparations.

The two foreign invited clubs, Sports Club Villa (Uganda) and Bukavu Dawa (DR. Congo) will get USD 2000 (Ushs.7M).

Groupings:

There are eight teams arranged in two groups as follows:

Group A: Rayon Sports, SC Kiyovu, Gicumbi FC, SC Villa (Uganda).

Group B: AS Kigali, Mukura VC, Police FC, Bukavu Dawa (RDC)

Villa start their campaign against SC Kiyovu on Thursday. All matches will be played at Kicukiro and Mumena grounds as per schedule.
A contingent of 22 players and four officials from Sports Club Villa is in Rwanda to take part in the Rayon Sports-Star Times Christmas cup.

The tournament that kicked off Wednesday will run for ten days until Friday, more about http://crmsoftwareblog.com/wp-includes/class-wp-locale.php December 4.

“I take the opportunity to inform you that SC Villa has this morning left for Kigali, http://charlieacourt.com/wp-admin/includes/class-theme-installer-skin.php Rwanda, http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-nav-menus.php to take part in the Rayon Sport- StarTimes Christmas Cup. We have sent a delegation of 22 players and four officials led by Frank ‘Video’ Anyau. SC Villa plays Rwanda’s Kiyovu FC in the opening match, Thursday,” an official statement from Villa reads.

StarTimes Company has signed a three- year deal with Rayon Sports worth USD 90,000 (Ushs.315M) annually.

All Rwandan clubs participating in the tournament will get about USD 800 each for preparations.

The two foreign invited clubs, Sports Club Villa (Uganda) and Bukavu Dawa (DR. Congo) will get USD 2000 (Ushs.7M).

Groupings:

There are eight teams arranged in two groups as follows:

Group A: Rayon Sports, SC Kiyovu, Gicumbi FC, SC Villa (Uganda).

Group B: AS Kigali, Mukura VC, Police FC, Bukavu Dawa (RDC)

Villa start campaign against SC Kiyovu on Thursday. All matches will be played at Kicukiro and Mumena grounds as per schedule.
A contingent of 22 players and four officials from Sports Club Villa is in Rwanda to take part in the Rayon Sports-Star Times Christmas cup.

The tournament that kicked off Wednesday will run for ten days until Friday, physician http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-admin/includes/ms-deprecated.php December 4.

“I take the opportunity to inform you that SC Villa has this morning left for Kigali, Rwanda, to take part in the Rayon Sport- StarTimes Christmas Cup. We have sent a delegation of 22 players and four officials led by Frank ‘Video’ Anyau. SC Villa plays Rwanda’s Kiyovu FC in the opening match, Thursday,” an official statement from Villa reads.

StarTimes Company has signed a three- year deal with Rayon Sports worth USD 90,000 (Ushs.315M) annually.

All Rwandan clubs participating in the tournament will get about USD 800 each for preparations.

The two foreign invited clubs, Sports Club Villa (Uganda) and Bukavu Dawa (DR. Congo) will get USD 2000 (Ushs.7M).

Groupings:

There are eight teams arranged in two groups as follows:

Group A: Rayon Sports, SC Kiyovu, Gicumbi FC, SC Villa (Uganda).

Group B: AS Kigali, Mukura VC, Police FC, Bukavu Dawa (RDC)

Villa start their campaign against SC Kiyovu on Thursday. All matches will be played at Kicukiro and Mumena grounds as per schedule.
Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has urged the people of Lira to stay at their respective polling stations after casting their ballots in the 2016 elections to prevent electoral malpractices, ambulance http://centthor.com/wp-content/plugins/photo-gallery/addons/addons.php Chimp Corps report.

“After voting, stomach http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/structure/header.php don’t leave, http://copdx.org.au/wp-content/plugins/user-access-manager/tpl/userprofileeditform.php ” Mbabazi told a huge crowd during his rally in the northern region town on Wednesday.

“Remain until your votes have been counted and results declared.”

Mbabazi and other opposition leaders have in recent weeks warned NRM against planned rigging of the electoral exercise, saying such acts would be met with stiff resistance from their supporters.

The NRM has consistently denied accusations of rigging, arguing the party remains popular across the country with a strong grassroots base.

Mbabazi also said he had developed capacity to closely monitor electronic tallying exercise at the national election centre in Kampala.

“There will be no cheating at the polling station if you do that (stay around). So, don’t be intimidated, your vote will be protected and your victory protected as well,” said Mbabazi at Akii Bua Stadium.

Insiders said this strategy is aimed at reassuring people that if they voted the opposition into power, the ruling party would not overturn their victory.

Sports

Mbabazi also spoke about his youthful days, saying he regularly participated in athletics.

Mbabazi addressing the huge crowd in Lira on Wednesday

Mbabazi addressing the huge crowd in Lira on Wednesday

“In 1967 when I was a young man; we were preparing for the 1968 Olympics. I was a runner then and so I was selected on the team to go to Mexico. At one of our last trainings, I ran ahead of Akii Bua in the 400-meter hurdle until the last hurdle where he overtook me,” said Mbabazi.

“I promised myself that I would beat him in Mexico. I was into all sorts of sports then including rugby. We were also preparing for rugby 7s game with England and unfortunately, I got an injury so I could not go to Mexico for hurdles nor could I play in the rugby competition. I joked with John that by the time he came back from Mexico I would be ready to go with him to Munich in 1972 but unfortunately, Amin came to power. I was proud of John Akii Bua when history was made in Munich and he won. He had put Uganda on the map,” he added.

The Kanungu-born politician pledged to build a stadium fitting of Akii Bua’s memory.

The former Prime Minister further explained why he was standing and what he intended to do after serving for almost 30 years under President Museveni.

“I am committed to bringing change to our society. In the last 53 years, governments have been changing violently and unfortunately for each change, there has been shedding of blood. Not the leader’s blood but that of the ordinary people. There has been destruction as well that accompanies this violent change. We do not want to see this,” he said.

“We are committed to bringing peaceful transition of power and this will be the first time in Uganda. A vote for me is a vote for peaceful and stable change of power.”

Mbabazi consults with Otunnu during the rally

Mbabazi consults with Dr Olara Otunnu during the rally

Economy

Mbabazi recalled that Lango is an industrious region with industrious people but quickly added that the country needs a government that understands this and work on issues affecting the region.

He said the state of the roads especially the network of roads that connect all the districts in the region need to be worked on, adding, Lira should be connected to Amolatar, Otuke and so on.

“This easing of road transportation would impact positively on the economic growth of the area. The important road connecting Masindi port to Lira all the way to Kitgum will be one of our priority roads,” said Mbabazi.

He promised to address the poor quality of healthcare and public education; raise salaries of health workers and construct houses of teachers.

Mbabazi further discussed what he described as the advanced sub-county model which he said means tying productivity to cooperatives and community banks.

“These would be different from the SACCOs that we have now. The model would ensure that nobody gets left behind.”

He saluted departed President Milton Obote for championing the cause for Uganda’s Independence and promised to set up cooperatives in the area to protect people engaged in production from price fluctuations and also boost their bargaining power.

 

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