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Stop Dancing for Museveni – Matembe Urges Women

Former minister Miria Matembe during the training

Two people on Wednesday we killed in Kanungu district, http://chulucanasnoticias.com/wp-includes/script-loader.php in a local community service gone sour.

Locals of Burora cell, Rugyeyo Sub County woke up to do community work in their area, but met stiff resistance from one of the residents.

George Rukandonda sternly objected the idea of having a drainage channel pass through his land.

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At the height of a hot verbal exchange, Rukandonda picked a hoe and hit one Charles Muhimbise on the head.

The 50 year old was rushed to Kambuga hospital and latter referred to Mulago referral hospital but he died shortly afterwards.

Upon learning of Muhimbise’s death, the angry locals descended on Rukandonda and beat him up. He escaped and hid in his house which the locals surrounded and burnt down, killing him inside.

Elly Maate, the Kigezi regional police spokesman strongly condemned the incident adding that police investigations into the matter are underway and those implicated in the murder will be arrested and brought to book. The case has been recorded under file number CRB 1100/2015 at Kanungu central police station.
By Zadock Amanyisa

Former Minister of Ethics and Integrity Hon Miria Matembe has asked women in Sheema district to stop dancing for President Yoweri Museveni saying that they have danced for 30 years and no significant improvement on their loves has been registered.

Matembe said that Museveni and his government came preaching women emancipation which they have failed to implement, website http://culinaryhealthfund.org/wp-content/plugins/slideshow-jquery-image-gallery/views/slideshowpluginposttype/support-plugin.php considering that women are still largely left out in politics.

The former Mbarara Woman MP made the remarks on Wednesday while facilitating at a two-days training for Sheema district women candidates held at Kyalimanya Resort gardens in Kabwohe-Itendero town council.

“We are not yet where we would have wanted to be, http://communityseven.com/ext/sitesplat/badge/controller/main.php even when NRM has introduced the affirmative action principle. We have seen very few women contest in the mainstream elections, yet wherever he [Museveni] goes you see women dancing. Dance for what?”

“Where are we, must be our question now,” she added.

Matembe maintained that women are still marginalized in society and Uganda has not yet appreciated the need for women’s active participation politics, adding that in countries where women have been allowed to participate in politics have developed because women are caring and more concerned about the welfare of the human race.

She attributed the abuse of women’s rights to lack of democracy since Museveni had worked hard to frustrate the opposition side, giving him as little resistance as possible.

“President Museveni has for the whole of his regime lacked a strong opposition side, something that has failed democracy in Uganda. All these Members of parliament both from the ruling party and opposition have not been helpful as far as developing Uganda is concerned,” she said.

She urged women to cease looking at Museveni as the only person who can lead Uganda, noting that there can be a transition of leadership with having to resort to armed struggle.

The training was organized by Center for Women in Governance [CEWIGO] and partner organizations with the aim of boosting participation of women in politics around the country.

More than 100 women from different political parties participated in the training and were equipped with skills in campaigning, public speaking, fund raising, understanding women legal rights and importance of women in politics among others.

 

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