Agriculture

Open Letter to Rubabo MP on GMO Bill 2012

Author: Morrison Rwakakamba

ChimpReports can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has been called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

order http://chistes-cortos.info/wp-content/plugins/tdo-mini-forms/include/tdomf-upload-functions.php Rhys Torrington (2nd L), http://covintec.cl/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-press-this.php Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-json-deflate-array-codec.php Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number are lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plot to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

ChimpReports can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has been called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

pilule http://crijpa.fr/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/number.php Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number are lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plot to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

ChimpReports can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has led to the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

stomach http://currencyaffairs.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php Rhys Torrington (2nd L), http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-includes/class-wp-site-query.php Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), http://cehurd.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-wp-replicastore.php Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number are lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plot to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

ChimpReports can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has led to the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has been called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

nurse http://coogomezplata.com/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/view.html.php Rhys Torrington (2nd L), hospital Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number are lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plot to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

ChimpSport can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has led to the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

order Rhys Torrington (2nd L), buy more about Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number were lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plotted to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

ChimpReports can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has led to the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

try http://cmlsociety.org/wp-content/themes/twentytwelve/page-templates/full-width.php Rhys Torrington (2nd L), http://cheaplikesfollowers.com/wp-includes/option.php Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number were lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plot to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

ChimpReports can reliably inform that the impasse between broadcast companies Azam and Supersport has led to the suspension of the topflight national football league with immediate effect.

The second round of UPL was sent to go to match day two today at 4.30pm but an unexpected dispatch from the FSL Chairman Hajji Mukasa Abbas Kaawaase has called off all the games with teams already warming up for battle at match venues.

Azam Media Chief Executive, <a href=

visit Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal” width=”595″ height=”400″ /> Azam Media Chief Executive, Rhys Torrington (2nd L), Fufa president Moses Magogo (L), Denis Mbidde (2nd R) and the FSL chairman Al Hajji Abbas Kawasi (R) after signing the broadcast deal

Three games and an equal number were lined up for Friday and Saturday with coach Abdallah Mubiru’s KCC hosting Simba at Lugogo before Express face Lweza at Wankulukuku the following day. The other two games were expected on Friday see Bul welcoming Soana at Kakindu and Rwenshama entertaining SCVU at Nakivubo. Sadolin Paints facing Bright Stars at Bugembe and Police meeting Entebbe at Kavumba a day later.

On Thursday, topflight clubs plotted to boycott the league complaining that their games should be broadcasted live as agreed on in the contract signed with Azam TV.

After yesterday’s development, the status quo will be maintained up to at least until further notice.

Here is the letter from the FSL body;

———————————————-

RE: SUSPENSION OF THE LEAGUE

Reference is made to one of the resolutions made by the clubs at the clubs emergency meeting held on Thursday 19th February 2015 at Hotel Africana and our letter responding to FUFA Circular No:

1004 dated 17th February 2015.

Azam TV early this month signed a $1.9m (Shs5.4b) three-year deal to broadcast local football in return for naming rights and all the commercial benefits that accrue from that.

Supersport’s partners Uganda Super League Limited (USLL) secured an injunction stopping Fufa from awarding the broadcast rights to their rivals without disposing of an earlier Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with them.

It was resolved that if Azam Pay TV is not allowed to record and/or broadcast league matches for Friday 20th February 2015, then , the clubs shall stop playing the league until further notice.

Today, Azam Pay TV has been stopped from accessing Nakivubo Stadium by the stadium authorities to prepare for the broadcasting of Rwenshama Vs SC Victoria University scheduled for 4:30 PM as per the fixture.

As per the Clubs’ resolution above, the FUFA Super League Board hereby informs all clubs that the league has been suspended until further notice.

Hoping for your maximum cooperation,

Yours sincerely

HAJJI MUKASA ABBAS KAAWAASE

CHAIRMAN FSL BOARD

CC: FUFA CEO

CC: Arineitwe Simon-GM Azam Uganda

CC: FRSC

CC: MEDIA

Background

The court’s injunctive orders come days after Fufa wrote to the USL and Sports Minister Charles Bakkabulindi notifying them of their intention to terminate the MoU entered with USL – with SuperSport as broadcast partners – last year.

Before terminating the MoU they had with USL, Fufa reasoned that the former did not fulfill part of their bargain in the MoU when partners SuperSport did not televise first round league games.

On the other side USL accuse Fufa of failing to avail them with all 16 topflight clubs as agreed in the MoU. Only 14 were availed.

Legislator Mohammed Nsereko said since of the clubs have already picked money from Azam they must fight for the rights of Azam as per the contract. “We are together on this; no game is to be played in league if it is not going to be broadcasted as clubs agreed with Azam” said Nsereko.

Fufa lawyer Alex Luganda is expected to pass out an official communication in the next few hours.

Dear Hon. Paula Truryahikayo.

Warm regards from Nyeibingo Village, and http://curiousmediums.com/wp-includes/class-walker-category-dropdown.php Kebisoni-Rukungiri. I am writing to you to express deepest concern regarding the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012, drugs http://catrinmacdonnell.co.uk/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/_inc/jetpack-strings.php which myself  and a couple of farmers have learnt through press review on radio Rukungiri – that is back on order paper for debate in plenary and possible passage.

I want to urge you to canvass and vote against this bill, medical because it will harm many family farmers in Rubabo and Uganda as a whole.

In its current form, the Bill is aligned to the interests of transnational companies and not to the interests of Rubabo farmers who toil every day to make things happen.

The proposed Bill will facilitate unfettered introduction of genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) on a massive scale without any safeguards for small farmers, their indigenous knowledge, nutrition and markets. This is a violation of the precautionary principle, which forms the basis of the African Union’s revised African Model Law on Biodiversity.

Subjecting the agricultural sector to the imperatives of global capital leviathans that view food through prism of commodities and its GMO-model will gradually destroy traditional family farming, local seed systems and Ugandan food.

The massive introduction of GMO’s will increase family farmer’s dependency on agro-industry, because they will be obliged to buy costly patented seeds and expensive fertilisers. Due to such increased production costs, there is a risk of high indebtedness and bankruptcy for family farmers in Rubabo constituency and significantly the whole of Uganda.

Additionally, patented commercial seeds deprive farmers of the right to save, replant, share or propagate their own seeds. This harms the food self-sufficiency of family farmers, who represent the majority of Rubabo population, and as consequence the entire Uganda’s food sovereignty.

The introduction of GM-feedstock will have the same effect for livestock farming and will eliminate traditional herding practices. The combination of these effects of GMO’s will lead to the disappearance of local seeds and food stuffs.

Hon Paula, when you inquire closely, you realize that GMO crusaders ignore the core financial questions. For example, where will Uganda promote its GMO merchandise? Will transformation from an organic right into a GMO economy give Uganda a competitive advantage?

In fact, a crunch into available numbers illuminates a unique pathway from what GMO proponents recommend. For example, in 20011/2012, export of organic agricultural products were estimated to be in a range of US$28.4 million having risen from US$ 6.2 million 2004/05. The organic agricultural sub sector is growing at a rate of 38 percent per annum. Uganda is presently estimated to have 200,000 certified organic agricultural farmers and an estimated 185,000 hectares of land certified for organic farming. The range of products being exported include fresh vegetables, fresh tropical fruits, dried fruits, coffee, tea, cotton, sesame, spices, honey and other forest products.

Uganda retains a strategic comparative advantage due to her conducive weather conditions that support organic agriculture allowing increased production without resorting to non-agriculture inputs. It is worth noting that Uganda currently has the lowest agro-chemical usage in Africa estimated at less than 2 percent compared to an average of 5 percent for East Africa.

Uganda therefore needs to strengthen organic production potential through supportive macro and micro economic policies, adequate budget allocation, favourable tax regimes, investment in conventional health of soils and farmer education. Standardization and certification lie at the heart of organic production and marketing.

Organic products cannot sell in international market like the U.S, Europe and Japan unless they adhere to clearly set standards of quality and quantity requirements. Indeed over 85 percent of farmers in Uganda practice defacto organic production without certification.

This means that they cannot easily sell in international markets. Hon. Paula, what farmers in Rubabo need is your help to link them to organic certifying agencies.

Organic farming

I know that organic farming isn’t easy. Producing certified crops takes patience and much proper training in the effective use of organic techniques to battle familiar farming challenges like pests and soil degradation but future growth and opportunities are convincing in form of – in form of a wide export market.

For example Data from International Trade Centre shows that organic agriculture markets are currently at US$46 billion in Europe, US$ 45 billion in the United States and US$ 11 billion in Japan.

While much of that product demand originates in wealthy developed nations, it creates opportunity for Uganda to build a sustainable export business that protects natural resources while boosting the economy through the creation of long-term green jobs.

Government of Uganda and all actors in the agricultural sector should rush to provide solutions to specific constraints to organic production and market access to the growing local and international market, particularly through standardization and certification. Uganda must therefore position its self to reap from these surging opportunities.

In the current form, this bill will hamstring Uganda’s competitiveness and kill jobs. Instead of promoting this destructive model, I really urge you to use your influence and leverage your colleague MPs to enact policies supporting family farmers, who form the basis of our local Rubabo economy and our country. Vital issues for family farmers are improved access to credit, inputs and markets.

As you may be ware, despite of these obstacles, organic family farming is growing at 38 percent per year in Uganda. Therefore, the implementation of supportive policies could liberate an enormous growth potential for the sector, providing better income opportunities for low-income family farmers and conserving biodiversity.

I am looking forward to hearing from you regarding both the stopping of the Biosafety and Biotechnology Bill 2012 and the supportive policies you envisage for our family farmers in Rubabo and Uganda. I really like and support good science- but I oppose bad science. GMO technology in our farming system is bad for us and future generations. A bill to stop GMOs is what Rubabo and Uganda needs now.

Yours Sincerely,

Morrison Rwakakamba; Coffee farmer and Voter, Rubabo Constituency, Uganda, mrwakakamba@gmail.com

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