Election 2016

Opposition, Gov’t Meet Over Elections

Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Wafula Oguttu

Parents in Mbarara district have been urged not to leave the responsibility of welfare at their children’s schools solely to government.

Mbarara District Education Officer Gabrie Ahimbisibwe made the call on Friday while addressing press at the RDC’s office.

The DEO called upon parents to always pitch in when need arises, tadalafil http://cusanus-studierende.de/wp-includes/class-wp-embed.php to ensure that the children at the 219 primary schools and their teachers are in good conditions.

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Ahimbisibwe noted with concern that most parents have maintained a misconception that all schools are a responsibility of President Yoweri Museveni.

“Many schools when you visit them are in a horrible condition. Staffs don’t have accommodation and the sanitation is deplorable,” he noted.

“At Kamatarizi and Rwenjeru primary schools, teachers I was told reside in their staff room. That is dangerous, especially for the young female pupils. At Nyamwirima primary school, classes are conducted under the trees.”

The DEO noted that it was important for parents to mobilize themselves and get some of such bottlenecks out of the way, rather than having to wait for everything to be resolved by government.

He also noted with concern that the number of school dropouts were going up in the district.

About 2200 females and 1908males he said dropped out from primary schools this year alone.

 
In a bid to diffuse the tension between opposition and government ahead of the 2016 general elections, medicine http://corcoranproductions.com/wp-admin/includes/ajax-actions.php representatives from the two camps met Friday in Kampala, pills http://cosmoveda.de/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/templates/notices/notice.php Chimp Corps report.

Officials said the meeting was aimed at discussing practical steps for ensuring that the forthcoming elections are conducted in a free, http://city-zen.info/components/com_k2/templates/default/category_item_links.php peaceful and secure environment.

The Government delegation was led by Prime Minister, Hon Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, while the Opposition was led by Leader of the Opposition, Hon Wafula Oguttu.

According to a joint statement, the two parties agreed that “peace, stability and security of the country are a common good that must be jealously guarded by all to sustain democracy and development.”

At the end of the meeting which took place at the Office of The Prime Minister in Kampala, the two parties appreciated the initiative of the meeting, and agreed to continue holding them on a regular basis.

This development comes high on the heels of escalated violent clashes between police and opposition.

Police maintain all public assemblies must be regulated to avoid chaos and unlawfulness but opposition believe this is meant to curtail their mobilisation work ahead of the 2016 elections.

During the meeting, members asked the Attorney General to work with his counterpart in the Opposition and other stakeholders to come to a common understanding and interpretation of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) and advise the Police to implement it accordingly.

The two warring parties noted that “it is important for civility, mutual respect and adherence to rule of law be the hallmark of interactions of Police, leaders and the general public.”

They proposed that an enabling law to “guide the recruitment, training and operations of Community Policing” be put in place and that the “ongoing training of Crime Preventers need to be reviewed.”

It was also decided that all militia groups be disbanded.

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