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Police, UPDF to Jointly Manage 2016 Elections

 A group of about 100 children from across Uganda have Saturday met with the visiting FC Barcelona legends and shared about their prospects and experiences regarding soccer. The children came from districts of Nebbi, dosage http://constinta.com.br/v1/templates/yoo_venture/warp/systems/joomla/menus/pre.php Hoima, help Mbarara, Kabale, Gulu, Mbale, Mukono, Moroto and the central region.

The meet up was a concerted effort of UNICEF Uganda and National Council of Children.

Some of the players who met the children at Sheraton Hotel Kampala were Carles Puyol, Gaizka Mendietta, Patrick Kluyvert, Juliano Belleti, Sergi Barjuan among others who engaged the children on their football experience and what can be done for them to achieve their aspirations.

Patrick Kluyvert (L) greets some of the children

Patrick Kluyvert (L) greets some of the children

Mubarak from Mbale who was among the yougsters said; “I would want to be supported to join Uganda Cranes and then I can acquire skills to join European leagues.”

In addition to asking questions, the soccer legends took time off to take photos with the young ones and also engage them in ball juggling. Belleti mentioned that the match with the Uganda Cranes is not about winning or losing but rather an opportunity to have fun, enjoy the people and cultivate a relationship. 12375148_1191685827525924_4039522251124791442_o

Chimpreports interacted with Kiiza Martin, the Secretary General of National Council for Children said the purpose of the interaction was to inspire young children to enable them achieve their dreams. “We are advocating for more investment in Uganda’s children and we want government to increase the budget allocation for sports and include it on the syllabus,” he said.

He also expressed concern towards parents who do not value their children’s talents yet the same talents could transform into careers from which to earn income just like the FC Barcelona legends.

Muhamed Hashim just completed Primary Seven in Mbale and has played soccer for 4 years. He told Chimpreports that he feels great about the opportunity to meet with soccer stars.

“We see them on TV but today we met them physically. I believe that their visit is aimed at indirectly equipping us with the skills that we recquire,” said Muhamed. He however stated that much as coaches are available to train young people like him in soccer, they lack equipment like first aid kits. 12322802_1191685677525939_4519296340446684387_o

Also, Muhamed notes; “Government is selling off pitches from where children would be practicing and growing their skills. Coaches and managers of our national clubs are also corrupt.”

Mugoya Ashim, another yougster from University Link High School in Mbale told Chimpreports that lack of boots and jerseys is a major challenge to kids who are passionate about soccer.
Uganda People’s Defense Forces and the Uganda Police Force have agreed to farther their partnership in a bid to deliver a peaceful general election.

The two security bodies together with the Uganda Prisons which together make up the Joint Security Forces announced today that they would be working hand in hand through the election period.

While addressing press at the Media Center on Saturday, information pills http://cosmopolitan.taconeras.net/wp-includes/class.wp-dependencies.php the UPDF Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala stated that the three forces are permitted by law to work hand in hand when need arises.

He noted that the decision for them to partner in the coming elections was inspired by last month’s Papal visit in which though working together they were able to secure event to the end without any serious incident.

Politicians on majorly on the opposition side have severally contested the idea of the UPDF taking part in the election exercise, recipe noting that this only plays to the advantage of the ruling NRM party.

The alienation of the UPDF from elections was entailed in the set of electoral reforms sought by the politicians and civil society; without success earlier this year.

Meanwhile, information pills the CDF allayed fears that army’s involvement would contribute to insecurity and election malpractice, emphasizing the commitment of the forces to peace and satiability.

Katumba gave an example of the militia groups which a few months ago were formulated to actively take part in next year’s elections, only to be disbanded by the security forces.

“Those who were involved in illegal training of youths were promptly warned and required to stop any such training. To our knowledge, no such other training has been conducted since their disbandment,” he said.

Today we want to announce that since the campaigns started around mid-last month over 350 rallies have been addressed by all candidates combined. We would like to note that most of these rallies, if not all have been conducted peacefully”

 
Uganda People’s Defense Forces and the Uganda Police Force have agreed to farther their partnership in a bid to deliver a peaceful 2016 general election.

The two security bodies together with the Uganda Prisons which together make up the Joint Security Forces announced today that they would be working hand in hand through the election period.

While addressing press at the Media Center on Saturday, more about http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/multisite.php the UPDF Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala stated that the forces are permitted by law to work hand in hand when need arises.

He noted that the decision for them to partner in the coming elections was inspired by last month’s Papal visit in which through working together, price http://clearskinconcierge.com/acne/wp-includes/author-template.php they were able to secure event to the end without any serious incident.

Politicians on majorly on the opposition side have severally contested the idea of the UPDF taking part in the election exercise, side effects noting that this only plays to the advantage of the ruling NRM party.

The alienation of the UPDF from elections was entailed in the set of electoral reforms sought by the politicians and civil society; which were however thrown out by Parliament.

Meanwhile, the CDF allayed fears that army’s involvement would contribute to insecurity and election malpractice, emphasizing the commitment of the forces to peace and stability.

Katumba gave an example of the militia groups which a few months ago were formed to actively take part in next year’s elections, only to be disbanded by the security forces.

“Those who were involved in illegal training of youths were promptly warned and required to stop any such training. To our knowledge, no such other training has been conducted since their disbandment,” he said.

“Today we want to announce that since the campaigns started around mid-last month over 350 rallies have been addressed by all candidates combined. We would like to note that most of these rallies, if not all have been conducted peacefully”

 

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