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Ugandan delegates to Highway Africa- Metropolitan's Jackson Oboth (2nd R), Ismail Ladu (R), Edwin Niwarinda(L) & F. Kulabako.

Former Sadolin Paints FC striker and skipper Allan Oryek has made a U-turn back to the Bugembe outfit after his move to Kenya Premier League club KCB FC failed due to late paperwork.

Confirming the news, purchase http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-includes/cache.php assistant coach Swamadu Musafiri reiterated the team’s need to score goals and was quick to laud Oryek’s return to solve the problem.

“Allan Oryek is returning to the team. He will probably begin training on Thursday or Friday. We really need goals upfront if we are to win games and i am confident he will do well upfront. This is his home, http://cmareno.com/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php ” coach Musafiri told ChimpSport.

Oryek becomes the second addition to the team following former SC Villa and Nigerian attacker Victor Emenayo’s arrival.

Confirmed 26 players:

  1. Mwase Tadeo (GK) 2.Joseph Semogerere, 4. Allan Oryek, 5. Basaan Saaf, 6. Peter Katumba (C) 7.Fred Sseguja, 8. Andrew Basooma 9.Ogik Norman 10. Edgar Luzige 11. Jackson Kibirige 12.Muyaanga Isaac 13. Dan Ekuyu 14. Nsubuga Nasser 15. Desmond Kyobe 16. Hood Mayanja 17. Joshua Masene 18. Ronald Lukungu 19. Alex Kajubi Harris 20. Paul Kisige 21. Dutch Simbwa 22. Nazil Sserwada 23. Anthony Baize 24. Mathias Muwanga (Gk) 25. Umar Mayanja (Gk) 26. Victor Emenayo.

Former Sadolin Paints FC striker and skipper Allan Oryek has made a U-turn back to the Bugembe outfit after his move to Kenya Premier League club KCB FC failed due to late paperwork.

Confirming the news, link http://chirurgieginecologica.ro/wp-admin/includes/plugin.php assistant coach Swamadu Musafiri reiterated the team’s need to score goals and was quick to laud Oryek’s return to solve the problem.

“Allan Oryek is returning to the team. He will probably begin training on Thursday or Friday. We really need goals upfront if we are to win games and i am confident he will do well upfront. This is his home, for sale ” coach Musafiri told ChimpSport.

Oryek becomes the second addition to the team following former SC Villa and Nigerian attacker Victor Emenayo’s arrival.

Confirmed 26 players:

  1. Mwase Tadeo (GK) 2.Joseph Semogerere, 4. Allan Oryek, 5. Basaan Saaf, 6. Peter Katumba (C) 7.Fred Sseguja, 8. Andrew Basooma 9.Ogik Norman 10. Edgar Luzige 11. Jackson Kibirige 12.Muyaanga Isaac 13. Dan Ekuyu 14. Nsubuga Nasser 15. Desmond Kyobe 16. Hood Mayanja 17. Joshua Masene 18. Ronald Lukungu 19. Alex Kajubi Harris 20. Paul Kisige 21. Dutch Simbwa 22. Nazil Sserwada 23. Anthony Baize 24. Mathias Muwanga (Gk) 25. Umar Mayanja (Gk) 26. Victor Emenayo.

 
The Aruu County Member of Parliament, approved http://cippico.com/wp/wp-includes/ixr/class-ixr-date.php Samuel Odonga Otto on Wednesday spent the cold night on the veranda at Masindi Central Police Station.

Otto camped at the station during the day demanding for the release of his colleague and Kilak County, viagra sale http://clintonhouse.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-automatic-updater.php Gilbert Oulanya who was incarcerated at the facility since Monday for the inciting violence.

Otto stormed Masindi yesterday together with Gulu municipality MP, medical Christopher Acire and they both tried in vain to secure a bond for the accused, who had already spent three days in detention without trial which is beyond the constitutional 48 hours.

Police told them off their efforts were futile, and asked them to leave the station.

A naturally daring Otto instead rushed to the nearby center and bought a two-inch mattress and a pillow and headed back to the station.

“I have just bought a mattress at 45000 2 inches I will be sleeping at police ….. I have been threatened with arrest so be it …for my mother’s land,” he updated his social media followership.

Indeed when night fell, Otto spread the mattress on the veranda and facing the open heavens, he went to sleep.

Without bed sheets or a blanket, and with both his jacket and shoes on, the legislator snored away.

At around 3:30 am, perhaps with a swarm of mosquitoes on his case, he woke up to update his Facebook page.

“It`s 3:35am I am battling mosquitoes out here at Masindi CPS. MP Gilbert Olanya is in cells.”

He left the place on Thursday morning when Oulanya was picked away and taken to Gulu to be arraigned before court.

 

 

 
Rwanda football federation, rx http://danielborda.net/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-nav-menu-edit.php FERWAFA has instituted several drastic changes that cut across the local league, visit this http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php second division and women.

Among them is the addition of two more clubs to participate in the top league, viagra 60mg http://couragelion.org/wp-admin/includes/ms.php the Azam Rwanda Premier League. The league will now constitute of sixteen teams up from fourteen.

Earlier on, Rwamagana FC and eastern province club, Bugesera FC replaced ‘relegated’ Etincelles and Isonga but the later will have another chance to fight for the two spots against AS Muhanga and Sorwathe FC who failed in promotions playoffs.

The decision was among the resolutions passed during the Ferwafa’s extra ordinary general assembly held at Boni Consili hotel in Huye District from August 29-30 while reviewing the Ferwafa statute, internal regulations and competition regulations as well as the performance contract for the 2015-16.

Some of the main resolutions passed include ;

  1. In Article 9 of the Ferwafa statute, the extra ordinary general assembly passed the decision granting all women football clubs to be represented in the General Assembly just like other members who fulfill the needed provisions as mentioned in the law.
  2. In Article 19, section four, Ferwafa members agreed to have an Adhoc committee established during the election process and members of the Adhoc committee should have the right to express their views but will not be allowed to vote or vie for any FERWAFA position so as to fully abide to FIFA and CAF provisions.
  3. In Article 25, section 1; the Extra Ordinary General Assembly agreed that the ordinary general assembly should always be held not later than the first quarter of each year. This meeting will be convened by the FERWAFA President.

The Vice president can also have the power to convene the meeting in the absence of the president. In case of a crisis, the meeting can be convened upon request from ¾ of the Ferwafa general assembly as specified in the legal status.

  1. In Article 31, the extra ordinary general assembly agreed that during the elections of the FERWAFA President, each aspiring candidate will submit a list of 12 members who will comprise his executive committee to be elected for the next term of office by the FERWAFA members. 30% of the members on the executive committee of each aspiring candidate’s list should be women in bid to respect the gender equality.
  2. The extra ordinary general assembly passed the resolution to disband the media commission and beef up the Communication and Marketing Department of Ferwafa.
  3. In Article 53 of the Ferwafa statute, the extra ordinary general assembly agreed to have the appeals committee given the mandate to operate and have a normal governing board led by the President, Vice President and the Secretary General. This committee will also head the Adhoc committee meant to conduct the FERWAFA elections.
  4. The extra ordinary general assembly also passed the resolution to have all the match reports to be sent to Ferwafa via email by match commissioners and should not exceed 24 hours after the game.
  5. In article 89 of the competitions regulations, the extra ordinary general assembly passed the resolution of banning any second division club for a period of one season and relegating any first division club to second division league should they fail to honour any of their matches (first and second leg) for three consecutive times.
  6. In article 41 of the competitions regulations ;

in order to determine the standing of clubs in any normal Ferwafa league, in a scenario where clubs are tied on the same points, a decision will be passed based on the matches which pitted both sides (first leg and second leg). In case there is a draw in matches which pitted both sides, a play-off match will always be played to determine the winner.

  1. The extra ordinary general assembly also agreed that in bid to curb out match fixing in local matches, the Ferwafa executive committee will establish an independent commission in charge of addressing match fixing which will work closely with Rwanda National Police to restrain out this issue.

The extra ordinary general assembly also agreed on the Ferwafa performance contract for  2015-2016. The Ferwafa Performance Contract is based on good governance administration,  Development of football, Management of Resources and Promotion of Sports for all and equity.

In Good governance, Ferwafa have tasked themselves to have a legal status by the start of 2016 ; to ensure that clubs comply with club licensing rules in 2016 for them to participate in the Caf competitions.

In football development, Ferwafa will have a training on Anti-doping for team doctors before  the end of 2016 ;Secure Medical insurance for players to participate in the first division league in 2015 and Set up Ferwafa rehabilitation centre  for players after surgery and injuries by January 2016 among others.

In Youth development, Ferwafa will develop a database for young players registration ; stage ;  youth competition for talent identification by organizing U15, U16, U17 camps for national  team selection by April 2016 ; build a strong technical department by recruiting a technical director and his assistant capable before the end  of April 2016, recruit a permanent Amavubi assistant coach and goalkeeper’s coach before the end of 2015. Ferwafa will also empower referees, coaches and club administrators by 2016.

In Management of resources and activities, Ferwafa is working on ensuring that more sponsors for national football league are  secured ; have a monthly report in 2016, organize premier league, women league, youth league, peace cup and pre-season tournaments, enhance relationship with media by getting more experienced journalists in football training,

In the Promotion of sports values, inclusion and equity, Ferwafa will establish sport for all-veteran football tournament ; empower women national football league in gender equity by organizing advanced courses in coaching and referees ; have 20 women coaches with CAF C license and have at least 8 international referees and 10 local new women referees before 2016.

The FERWAFA President Vincent Nzamwita also informed the general assembly that Tanzanian  pay-tv Azam TV is the official sponsor and broadcaster of the Rwanda Premier League.

He said that Ferwafa and Azam TV signed a 5-year contract with Azam TV set to inject $350,000 in  the first year before increasing the annual offer to $500,000 in each of the remaining four years  until 2019. 20% of the sponsorship will go into second  division league clubs to build their base in football development ; 40% will go to Ferwafa to address administration related issues which includes payment of referees, medical insurance for the players who will compete in the league among others while the remaining 40% will be split in the first division league clubs.

The Ferwafa general assembly also contributed RwF 29,600,000 to the Agaciro Development Fund following the climax of the Agaciro month.

First Division clubs contributed Rwf. 16,000,000 ; Second Division clubs contributed Rwf.6,900,000, Women Football clubs contributed Rwf 1,200,000 ; the referees association contributed Rwf. 500,000 while Ferwafa staff and the executive committee contributed Rwf. 5,000,000 to the solidarity fund aims to build ‘prosperity for Rwandan generations’.
Three Ugandan journalists were part of the delegates at the 19th edition of Highway Africa Conference that was concluded on September 2, this site http://corepr.pl/wp-admin/includes/class-automatic-upgrader-skin.php 2015  at Rhodes University, adiposity Graham’s town South Africa.

Faridah Kulabako, a business Reporter with New Vision, Ismail Ladu, Business Writer Daily Monitor and Edwin Niwarinda Junior, an Entertainment Editor with Big Eye, an Online publication attended the conference which brought together media professionals, journalist’s academics and members of the Forum of Editors from across Africa and beyond.

Key note speakers at the Conference such as the co-founders of Highway Africa Conference, Roland Stanbridge and Professor Emeritus Guy Berger as well as the Chief Executive Officer of African Media Initiative Erick Chinje all pointed at the need for Africa journalists telling stories that reveal what the continent is truly about and not a perpetuation of the tired global stereotypes.

“African journalism has to play a role in preventing 21st century colonialism” Stanbridge stated.

“Our journalism should be aimed at emancipating the knowledge of its citizens about the infiltration of foreign governments and corporations.” He added.

The conference provided a platform for exchange of views, sharing of experiences and reflection on the challenges and opportunities of reporting in the continent.

Delegates at the History Meseum at Rhodes University

Delegates at the History Museum at Rhodes University

In his opening remarks, the Vice Chancellor Rhodes University Dr. Sizwe Mabizela outlined the theme, “Journalism and the City” as one whose time has come.

This is because journalists operate in cities where many vices reside. Cities of unemployment, cities of inequality, cities full of crime and unfair distribution and so there is need to build free and independent media that is able to be a critical voice for the injustices that happen in cities and other parts of Africa.

The conference had a number of sponsors which included MTN who has been associated with the Conference for a number of years.

In a Press statement released before the commencement of the Conference, Chris Maroleng, Executive for Corporate Affairs, MTN Group reaffirmed MTN commitments towards promotion of journalism excellence in Africa.

Highway Africa aims to develop a vibrant and growing network of African journalists empowered to advance democracy and development through their understanding and use of appropriate technologies.

Information from MTN reveals that the telecomunication shares in this vision and is equally passionate about the advancement of journalism on the continent.

“African journalists hold the responsibility of driving our continent’s narrative. As a proudly African company, we recognise the significance of Highway Africa in bringing together these journalists, to engage about issues facing our continent and shaping that narrative,” Chris Maroleng said.

The relationship between MTN Group and Rhodes University is now in its eighth year. As part of its support of the conference, MTN has continued to sponsor media organisations in some of its markets to send journalists to the two-day event.

In an exclusive interview, Chris Kibwato, the Director for Highway Africa Center said, “The longevity of this partnership with Highway Africa is testament to MTN’s unwavering commitment to the development of good journalism in Africa. I am most grateful for this continued support given the wider economic challenges South Africa is facing.”

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