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Regional Leaders to Launch EAC e-Passport

East African leaders in Nairobi last year

As the country prepares for the February 18 general elections, malady here http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-super-cache/plugins/awaitingmoderation.php hundreds of people have started leaving Kampala to their country homes in fear of violence.

Kampala bus parks are currently flooded with people struggling to get on buses for upcountry trips.

This has caused a spike in fares for travellers using public transport.

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For example passengers enroute to Mbarara will cough Shs 40, sickness 000 as fare from the normal Shs 20, buy 000.

For the Masaka route, buses have been charging Shs 10,000 but now the cost for each passenger stands at Shs 15,000.

The Kyotera fare was Shs 15,000 but has now risen to Shs 20,000.

The cost of transport from Kampala to Jinja has increased from Shs 6000 to Shs 8000 while those travelling to Iganga will pay Shs 10,000 instead of the usual Shs 8,000.

Tina Arinda, 25, said Monday’s clashes in Wandegeya clashes in which one person was killed rattled her heart.

“I am safe being at home with my parents than pay the price of potential violence in Thursday’s elections,” said Arinda who was waiting for a bus to Ntungamo District in South Western Uganda.

Passengers struglling to buy tickets in the Qualicel Bus terminal on Tuesday (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Passengers struglling to buy tickets in the Qualicel Bus terminal on Tuesday (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Bus conductors told ChimpReports the exodus of Kampala residents to upcountry areas has provided them a rare windfall.

President Museveni this week assured that security forces would be deployed adequately to ensure maximum security during the election exercise.

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura recently revealed what he described as credible information of plans by individuals who want to promote violence by declaring parallel results to those of the Electoral Commission.

He said the suspected individuals will as well attempt uprisings through the transportation of voters immediately after elections and before the declaration of results, “incitement to violence through social media, civil disturbance, voter intimidation, burning of petrol stations, armed rebellion through kidnaps/disappearance of opposition politicians, attacks on vulnerable police officers and police posts for guns; to mention but a few.”

However, Kayihura reassured that Police are aware of these plans, and have not only adequately, but “strategically deployed our manpower and logistics, to counter all forms of threats both domestic and international.”

The most congested taxi park stages are Masaka- Rakai, Kampala-Kiboga, Kampala-Mukono, Kampala-Jinja and Gulu.

The number of passengers has outstripped the availability of vehicles.
As some presidential candidates and opposition political plan to set up their own tally centers, online http://cizgisactasarim.com/wp-admin/includes/class-bulk-upgrader-skin.php the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party has revealed that it has no similar intentions.

Addressing the media in Kyadondo, pilule Kampala, the NRM Campaign Task force spokesperson, Mike Kennedy Ssebalu said the ruling party cannot involve itself in such illegality.

“We don’t intend to put up a tally center, it is illegal and we don’t intend to break the law at any stage during this election exercise,” Ssebalu observed.

“We know that all electoral powers are vested in the hands of the Electoral Commission that only has the power to announce election results,” Ssebalu said.

Ssebalu advised other political parties that plan to put up their now tally centers to cancel such arrangements, noting that results from these centers would never be taken seriously.

The TDA Go Forward pressure group led by candidate AmamaMbabazi and the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) whose presidential candidate is Dr. Kizza Besigye recently publicized plans to conduct their own tallying at their centers.
As the country prepares for the February 18 general elections, website like this http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/maint/repair.php hundreds of people have started leaving Kampala to their country homes in fear of violence.

Kampala bus parks are currently flooded with people struggling to get on buses for upcountry trips.

This has caused a spike in fares for travellers using public transport.

For example passengers enroute to Mbarara will cough Shs 40, http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-includes/class-wp-post-type.php 000 as fare from the normal Shs 20,000.

For the Masaka route, buses have been charging Shs 10,000 but now the cost for each passenger stands at Shs 15,000.

The Kyotera fare was Shs 15,000 but has now risen to Shs 20,000.

The cost of transport from Kampala to Jinja has increased from Shs 6000 to Shs 8000 while those travelling to Iganga will pay Shs 10,000 instead of the usual Shs 8,000.

Tina Arinda, 25, said Monday’s clashes in Wandegeya clashes in which one person was killed rattled her heart.

“I am safe being at home with my parents than pay the price of potential violence in Thursday’s elections,” said Arinda who was waiting for a bus to Ntungamo District in South Western Uganda.

However, those who chose to spoke on condition of anonymity said they registered to vote from upcountry.

“I am voting from Masaka. So I am returning home to cast my ballot during this short holiday,”

Passengers struglling to buy tickets in the Qualicel Bus terminal on Tuesday (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Passengers struglling to buy tickets in the Qualicel Bus terminal on Tuesday (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Bus conductors told ChimpReports the exodus of Kampala residents to upcountry areas has provided them a rare windfall.

President Museveni this week assured that security forces would be deployed adequately to ensure maximum security during the election exercise.

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura recently revealed what he described as credible information of plans by individuals who want to promote violence by declaring parallel results to those of the Electoral Commission.

He said the suspected individuals will as well attempt uprisings through the transportation of voters immediately after elections and before the declaration of results, “incitement to violence through social media, civil disturbance, voter intimidation, burning of petrol stations, armed rebellion through kidnaps/disappearance of opposition politicians, attacks on vulnerable police officers and police posts for guns; to mention but a few.”

However, Kayihura reassured that Police are aware of these plans, and have not only adequately, but “strategically deployed our manpower and logistics, to counter all forms of threats both domestic and international.”

The most congested taxi park stages are Masaka- Rakai, Kampala-Kiboga, Kampala-Mukono, Kampala-Jinja and Gulu.

The number of passengers has outstripped the availability of vehicles.
As the country prepares for the February 18 general elections, dosage http://clearskinconcierge.com/acne/wp-includes/class-wp-user.php hundreds of people have started leaving Kampala to their country homes in fear of violence.

Kampala bus parks are currently flooded with people struggling to get on buses for upcountry trips.

This has caused a spike in fares for travellers using public transport.

For example passengers enroute to Mbarara will cough Shs 40,000 as fare from the normal Shs 20,000.

For the Masaka route, buses have been charging Shs 10,000 but now the cost for each passenger stands at Shs 15,000.

The Kyotera fare was Shs 15,000 but has now risen to Shs 20,000.

The cost of transport from Kampala to Jinja has increased from Shs 6000 to Shs 8000 while those travelling to Iganga will pay Shs 10,000 instead of the usual Shs 8,000.

Tina Arinda, 25, said Monday’s clashes in Wandegeya clashes in which one person was killed rattled her heart.

“I am safe being at home with my parents than pay the price of potential violence in Thursday’s elections,” said Arinda who was waiting for a bus to Ntungamo District in South Western Uganda.

However, those who chose to spoke on condition of anonymity said they registered to vote from upcountry.

“I am voting from Masaka. So I am returning home to cast my ballot during this short holiday,” said Faridah Nanteza, 35, a resident of Nansana Wakiso District.

Passengers struglling to buy tickets in the Qualicel Bus terminal on Tuesday (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Passengers struglling to buy tickets in the Qualicel Bus terminal on Tuesday (Photos: Michael Nteza/ChimpReports)

Bus conductors told ChimpReports the exodus of Kampala residents to upcountry areas has provided them a rare windfall.

President Museveni this week assured that security forces would be deployed adequately to ensure maximum security during the election exercise.

Police boss Gen Kale Kayihura recently revealed what he described as credible information of plans by individuals who want to promote violence by declaring parallel results to those of the Electoral Commission.

He said the suspected individuals will as well attempt uprisings through the transportation of voters immediately after elections and before the declaration of results, “incitement to violence through social media, civil disturbance, voter intimidation, burning of petrol stations, armed rebellion through kidnaps/disappearance of opposition politicians, attacks on vulnerable police officers and police posts for guns; to mention but a few.”

However, Kayihura reassured that Police are aware of these plans, and have not only adequately, but “strategically deployed our manpower and logistics, to counter all forms of threats both domestic and international.”

The most congested taxi park stages are Masaka- Rakai, Kampala-Kiboga, Kampala-Mukono, Kampala-Jinja and Gulu.

The number of passengers has outstripped the availability of vehicles.

The 17th Ordinary East African Community (EAC) Heads of State Summit has been set for February 29, ambulance http://crystalcleanlaundry.com/wp-admin/includes/list-table.php 2016 in Arusha, http://cprocom.com/portal/plugins/system/jat3/base-themes/default/page/ajax.modules.php Tanzania, with regional leaders expected to launch the new International East African e-passport (electronic-passport) during their meeting.

The task force of immigration experts has already put in place a design of the EAC e-passport.

The new passport will contain security features for all member states.

A standard e- passport has a chip which holds the same information that is printed on the passport’s data page, the holder’s name, date of birth, and other biographic information.

It also contains a biometric identifier and may have a digital photograph of the holder and security features to prevent unauthorized reading or “skimming” of data stored.

Burundi is the only EAC member with a national e-passport.

Currently, all EAC member states issue an ordinary EAC passport s for travel across EAC member states, but not on international trips. The EAC regional passports give an automatic 6 month visa stay across the states.

Also top on the agenda for leaders’ meeting is the consideration of reports by the EAC Council of Ministers on: the negotiations on the admission of the Republic of South Sudan into the Community; Sustainable Financing Mechanisms for the EAC, and; the EAC Institutional Review.

The meeting will also consider Council reports on: the Model, Structure and Action Plan of the EAC Political Federation; Implementation of the Framework for Harmonized EAC Roaming Charges; Modalities for Promotion of Motor Vehicle Assembly in the region and Reduction of the Importation of Used Motor Vehicles from Outside the Community, and; the Promotion of the Textile and Leather Industries in the region, and stopping importation of Used Clothes, Shoes and Other Leather Products from outside the region.

The Summit is also expected to deliberate on a report by the Council on the verification exercise for the admission of the Republic of Somalia into the EAC.

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