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Ssempijja Warns on Creating New Polling Stations in Masaka

MP Kalungu East, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Sempijja speaks to journalists at the NRM Headquarters at Plot 13, Kyadondo Road

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South Korea’s Ambassador to Uganda, Park Jong-Dae told diplomats and army officers in Kampala that Seoul was touched by Gen Aronda’s demise which occurred last Saturday.

“We received the news of Gen Aronda’s death with shock and sadness,” said Park.

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“He was a good friend of Korea,” he added.

“We extend our sincere condolences to the bereaved family of the late Hon. Aronda Nyakairima and pray for his soul to rest in peace.”

This was during a reception held to celebrate the Opening Ceremony of the Defense Attaché, which took place at the Ambassador’s residence in Kampala on Thursday night.

The function was graced by the Chief of Staff of Land Forces, Brig Leopold Kyanda.

Brig Kyanda addressing the gathering

Brig Kyanda addressing the gathering

South Korea’s Director of the overseas intelligence, Korea Defense Intelligence Agency (KPIA), Chung Anho and the Defense Attaché Kwon Youngbae also attended the function.

Park told a gathering of about 70 personalities including diplomatic corps, government officials, and military officers that Seoul “sympathises with Uganda and the family of Gen Aronda” over the death of the former Chief of Defence Forces.

he further pointed out that that South Korea looks forward to the improvement of the bilateral military cooperation between the two countries and hope for the development of the Korea-Uganda Defense Attaché.

Gen Aronda succumbed to acute heart failure while transiting through Dubai from South Korea.

President Museveni said Gen Aronda complained of stomach pain and dizziness before boarding the Emirates plane en route to Uganda.

Gen Aronda attending a meeting in Seoul shortly before his death

Gen Aronda attending a meeting in Seoul shortly before his death

He would later die in his sleep aboard the passenger plane.

Gen Aronda was visiting Korea for the first time upon invitation by Korea Foundation.

He met with his Korean counterpart, Minister of Government Administration and Home Affairs Hon. Jeong Jong-Sup.

The South Korean Embassy said in Seoul, Aronda discussed with his counterpart, “Korea’s national ID system, police and public security system among others.”

Gen Aronda will be laid to rest in Rukungiri District on Sunday afternoon.
The Minister of State for Agriculture Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has complained about allegations of new polling stations being created in his constituency.

Minister Ssempijja who doubles as Member of Parliament for Kalungu East constituency told journalists at the NRM headquarters this week that this goes against the law.

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The Minister who refused to mention those involved went ahead to say that creating new polling stations in Masaka is not necessary.

“In instances where villages are densely populated, it might necessitate that new stations are created. But in Masaka, there are not many people so why choose to do it now?”

He said information raises suspicion of possible electoral malpractice in future.

The legislator who had come to present the issue to the NRM Electoral body said he was told by the EC that creation of these stations won’t happen.

He also raised a concern of candidates who avoid joint campaign rallies and resort to covert night campaigns.

“Some of the candidates in my constituency want to hold night campaigns due to lack of sound manifestos. They avoid being confronted with questions from the electorate.”

NRM Electoral Commission boss, Dr Tanga Odoi said he was travelling from Mbarara and could not make an authoritative comment immediately.

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