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MBALE: Mbabazi To Meet Fronasa Combatants’ Families

Mbabazi is en route to Mbale for consultation meetings

The Azam Uganda Premier League match between KCCA FC and JMC Hippos that was earlier scheduled for Sept. 8 has been postponed to Nov. 24.

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The trio includes Joseph Ocaya, Muzamir Mutyaba and Ivan Ntege.

Defending champions Vipers SC and URA Fc also provided one player each; Miya Farouk and Richard Kasagga, but the two have opted to go on with the Tuesday clash.

URA will take on Soana while Vipers head to Jinja to face Bul.

Tuesday 8th Fixtures;

Lweza FC vs. Express FC- Wankulukuku.

SC Victoria University SC Villa- Namboole.

Bright Stars FC vs. Simba FC- Mwererwe

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Police vs. The Saints FC-Kavumba

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URA FC vs. Soana- Lugazi
Presidential hopeful Amama Mbabazi is set to meet with families of the FRONASA fighters in Mbale, viagra 60mg http://chambersfurniture.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php Chimp Corps report.

In a brief message on Monday, pharmacy http://csautomation.net/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-plugin-upgrader-skin.php Mbabazi said he hopes to have a series of fruitful discussions with leaders from the Sub-county level of the entire Elgon region.

He added: “I will also meet up with opinion leaders and groups such as families of FRONASA combatants before having a public meeting and hearing all your views.”

Mbabazi was among the leaders of FRONASA movement that recruited combatants from different parts of the country to fight dictators Idi Amin and Milton Obote.

In a recent article, see http://center4research.org/wp-includes/general-template.php Nina Mbabazi queried the authenticity of the widely held fact that FRONASA was a brainchild of President Museveni.

“I was also told that FRONASA was not started by Museveni but it started in the 1960s by a group of chiefs’ sons (at Ntare School) of which Mwesiga Brown was the Leader. The group did not pursue it further and in 1972 another set of Ntare boys called Yoweri Museveni and Amama Mbabazi decided to push the FRONASA forward,” she wrote recently.

She added: “It is therefore not factual that he is the founder. I have not received any information from Museveni himself.”

FRONASA

Following the toppling of Milton Obote by Idi Amin in the January 1971 military coup, Yoweri Museveni, who was working as a researcher in President Obote’s office, left for Tanzania to mobilise clandestine activities against the new regime.

He started recruiting people into a new rebel group known as FRONASA including Karambuzi, Bitwari and Kangire.

In his book, “Sowing the Mustard Seed” other FRONASA recruits included Mukhwana Maumbe, Abwooli Malibo, Augustine Ruzindana, Mwesigwa Black, Eriya Kategaya, Kahinda Otafiire and Martin Mwesiga among others.

The recruits were dispatched to Nachingwea in Southern Tanzania for guerrilla warfare training by the Mozambican Frelimo fighters.

It is this group that Museveni relied on to command a daring attack on Simba Barracks in Mbarara in September 1972 despite registering setbacks to due to mistakes and poor coordination.

Several members of FRONASA were later hunted down and shot by Amin in broad day light.

The movement would later metamorphose into the NRA movement which seized power in 1986.

There have been concerns that families of most FRONASA members were abandoned by the sitting government.

However, at a recent meeting at Mandela National Stadium, Museveni promised to rehabilitate all families of fallen soldiers as the country’s resource envelope was widening.

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