South Sudan

South Sudan Opposition Meets Museveni over Peace

President Museveni meeting the South Sudan Opposition team

Police in Kampala today arrested a 35 year old man identified as Perez Batamba, search a resident of Zana, view Kikumbi over allegations of defrauding several people in the city and its suburbs.

According to Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, Perez has been arrested after a long hunt over cases of obtaining money by false pretense.

“In March this year, Perez conned two ladies of thirty million shillings promising to get them jobs in the Civil Aviation Authority after assuring them that he was highly connected with the top senior officers in the company, the case is at Buganda Road court  and during this period he has been out on bail” explained Onyango.

Onyango adds that Perez also has several cases at various Police stations where he was reported by a number of businessmen for defrauding them of their money.

“In July this year, the same Perez took assorted items worth shs 1,842,700 from a city businessman identified as Assimwe but never paid for him” added Onyango.

Perez is still under police custody at CPS Kampala where a police file number D/Ref/46/23/09/2014 has been opened up. He is expected to be taken to court as soon as investigations are complete.
President Yoweri Museveni has today met and held discussions with the SPLA in opposition team led by Gen. Alfred Lado Gore over peace efforts in South Sudan.

The meeting that was arranged by the Uganda Peace Support team set up to broker peace talks in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and led by Gen. Salim Saleh is aimed at supporting efforts to restore peace and tranquility in South Sudan.

The team is pushing for the conflict to be resolved amicably in a negotiated settlement.

According to Mabior Garang de Mabior, symptoms their meeting with President Museveni comes ahead of a scheduled meeting with their Principal Dr. Riek Machar. He said their objective is to explore the prospects of peace in South Sudan. He described the meeting as successful.

Their team also included Dr. Dhiew Mathok (Chair External Relations), clinic Mabior Garanga de Mabior (Chair Information and Public Relations), discount Amb. Otim David (Representing Uganda) and Col. Elijah Tut (Security and National Secretary).

The Uganda Peace Support team is led by Gen. Salim Saleh and includes Sagal Abram Emong (Chairman), Amb. Busho Ndinyenka (Vice Chair/Lead facilitator), Dr. Arthur Byamugisha (Consultant), Comrade Ndiwalana Herbert (Coordinator/Emissary), Aziz Buwedeewo (Secretary) and Major F. Chalo Achaye (Member).

According to Gen. Salim Saleh, the team is dedicated and willing to go an extra mile to ensure that peace and tranquility is restored in South Sudan.

The coordinator Ndiwalana Herbert said their strong conviction is to use dialogue and not guns to settle the conflict in South Sudan.



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