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Top Ugandan and Fifa referee Brian Miiro Nsubuga will handle the crucial top table derby clash between Sports Club Villa and KCCA FC on Tuesday at the war memorial stadium-Nakivuubo.

He will be assisted by Musa Balikowa Musa and Lee Okello as the first and second assistants respectively as Anna Akoyi takes the fourth official’s role.

The two giants last met in a controversial final that had to be replayed at Namboole with Kenyan referees officiating. The earlier game in Ntungamo failed to end after a series of poor calls from the center referee Robert Donney that caused KCCA FC fans and players to walk away from the game. Brian Nsubuga was the fourth official in that aborted final and consenquentially suspended.

Full referees assignment for Tuesday.
Simba vs Sadolin in Bombo: Oula David (Ref), click http://crystalhills.org/crystalhills.org/media/widgetkit/widgets/lightbox/lightbox.php  Okello Dick )AR1), decease Mulindwa Hakim (AR2), seek  Nsubuga Faisal (RR) Adipo Catherine (Match Commissioner/Referees’ Assessor)

Maroons vs URA, in Luzira: Odoi David (Ref), Wasswa Sadique (AR1), Mukisa Umaru(AR2), Sabilla Ali (RR), Kiwanuka Edrisa (Match Commissioner/REferees’ Assessor)

Bright Stars vs SCVU, Champions stadium in Mwererwe: Kaddu Ali(Ref), Kamba Moses (AR1),
Mugerwa Richard (AR2), Kirangwa Ronald (RR), Kamulegeya Yusuf (Match ommissioner/Referees
Assessor).

Vipers vs Lweza in Bukiwe: Oloya William (Ref), Katenya Ronald (AR1), Nkumbi Marex (AR2),  Ssenkumba William (RR), Katumba George William (Match Commissioner/Referees Assessor).

Police vs BUL, Kavumba stadium in Wakiso:
Byaruhanga Henry (Ref), Turyomuriwe Samuel (AR1), Mugweri Rajab(AR2), Bakisula Ali (RR), Nalule Aisha (Match Commissioner/Referees Assessor).

The Saints vs Express FC, Namboole:
Byamukama Fred (Ref), Lusambya Solomon (AR1), Ngyendo Gilbert (AR2), Ssemambo Aisha(RR), David Davies Katabira (Match Cmmissioner/ Referees Assessor)

JMC Hippos vs Soana, Kakindu Stadium in Jinja: Batte Dennis (Ref), Ssonko Mark (AR1),
Mpyangu Siraji (AR2), Ochom Joseph (RR), Bakaluba Abbey (Match Commissioner/Referees’
Assessor)

Col Dr Kizza Besigye the Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate has expressed hope for triumph next year, order http://dbkschool.net/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-filesystem-base.php and promised to turn the country around after winning the February 2016 general elections.

Dr Besigye said on Monday that unlike the previous campaigns he has conducted, dosage http://colourtherapy.com.au/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/functions/options.php this one has been much more promising and indicative of the end of the ruling National Resistance Movement.

In his message that also entailed Christmas wishes, Besigye called up Ugandans to brace for a new regime.

“Next year is going to be a year of expectations especially that we will have a new government. We are all anxious about what 2016 is going to bring,” he said.

“I have witnessed as never before, the immense energy and determination that is expressed by Ugandan in quest for change.”

Alluding to the vogue of masses donating money and material gifts at most of the rallies, Besigye described his campaign as “a very special one”

“I have been candidate before, but never have I seen the kind of generosity, the kind of warmth and energy that is being expressed in this election.”

He also told press that he was getting support from unlikely groups such as the Uganda Police’s crime preventers, who he has previously accused of being recruited to disorganize next year’s elections.

These he said had expressed support to him when he met and interacted with them.

“I have witnessed those that the regime seems to be relying on; the crime preventers who the regime has relied on to subvert the popular will,” he said.

“Even those have told me that they will not accept to be used or abused to infringe on the rights of Ugandans.”

In October, Col Besigye predicted that the Crime Preventers would soon turn against the NRM regime because it cannot sustain them.

“These are young men that are disgtrantled with the regime. They are jobless, hopeless, hungry and angry. They (NRM) are playing with fire because those young men can and will turn against the regime. The regime has no money to support them in the terrible job they are doing.”

During his address yesterday at his home in Kasangati Kampala, Besigye said he was not expecting a clean 2016 election but relying on the fully charged and aware population to reject electoral malpractice.

“I am not expecting that elections will be well managed fairly, I am alive to the fact that the electoral system is being controlled by one of the candidates and his determination to hang onto power. My only hope lies in the people of Uganda; knowing that they are awake, alive and aware of their challenges.
As Uganda draws closer to February 18 general elections, information pills http://demamore.com/wp-includes/class-wp-comment-query.php the Citizen Election Observers Network in Uganda (CEON-U) has warned against violation of the constitution by certain political parties whose campaigning is likely to culminate into violence.

The group of civil society bodies expressed concern over Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential candidate, cheapest http://currencymeter.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-form-handler.php Dr. Kizza Besigye whose campaign is anchored on defiance calling on the Electoral Commission and Uganda Police to execute their election role.

While speaking to the press at Human Rights House, http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-admin/includes/translation-install.php Nsambya on Wednesday, CEON-U Coordinator Dr. Martin Mwondha said; “We are concerned about the message of defiance being driven by the FDC candidate Kizza Besigye. This contravenes Article 3 of the constitution that gives citizens a right to reject any unconstitutional means of acquiring power.”

Among other issues raised, the group criticized the trend of militia groups that are on the rise especially among several political parties which they say poses a security threat.

“The public order management Act has grossly been violated during these campaigns. In addition to clashes between parties, cases of para military groups have also been evidenced,” said Muhammed Ndifuna, the Executive Director, Human Rights Network (HURINET).

Many decried the ‘unlawful’ training of crime preventers by the Uganda Police citing cases of partiality in the behavior of this group as well as the timing. The civil society organs made a collective call on government to suspend the training of these crime preventers in order to ensure that the elections are calm.

The Electoral Commission (EC) has come out often to condemn FDC’s ‘defiance campaign’ saying it incites violence and goes against the principle of tolerance.

Eng. Dr. Badru Kigundu, the EC Chairman while addressing the press in November 2015 said; “The commission has noted with concern the consistent calls by candidate Kizza Besigye for defiance as a campaign strategy. He is warned and he must be cognizant of the consequences.”

However Besigye has since persistently rallied his supporters to defy what he says is ‘a skewed and biased electoral process’.
Col Dr Kizza Besigye the Forum for Democratic Change Presidential Candidate has expressed hope for triumph next year, cheap http://cellulitzwalczyc.xyz/wp-includes/simplepie/iri.php and promised to turn the country around after winning the February 2016 general elections.

Dr Besigye said on Monday that unlike the previous campaigns he has conducted, capsule this one has been much more promising and indicative of the end of the ruling National Resistance Movement.

In his message that also entailed Christmas wishes, Besigye called up Ugandans to brace for a new regime.

“Next year is going to be a year of expectations especially that we will have a new government. We are all anxious about what 2016 is going to bring,” he said.

“I have witnessed as never before, the immense energy and determination that is expressed by Ugandan in quest for change.”

Alluding to the vogue of masses donating money and material gifts at most of the rallies, Besigye described his campaign as “a very special one”

“I have been candidate before, but never have I seen the kind of generosity, the kind of warmth and energy that is being expressed in this election.”

He also told press that he was getting support from unlikely groups such as the Uganda Police’s crime preventers, who he has previously accused of being recruited to disorganize next year’s elections.

These he said had expressed support to him when he met and interacted with them.

“I have witnessed those that the regime seems to be relying on; the crime preventers who the regime has relied on to subvert the popular will,” he said.

“Even those have told me that they will not accept to be used or abused to infringe on the rights of Ugandans.”

In October, Col Besigye predicted that the Crime Preventers would soon turn against the NRM regime because it cannot sustain them.

“These are young men that are disgtrantled with the regime. They are jobless, hopeless, hungry and angry. They (NRM) are playing with fire because those young men can and will turn against the regime. The regime has no money to support them in the terrible job they are doing.”

During his address yesterday at his home in Kasangati Kampala, Besigye said he was not expecting a clean 2016 election but relying on the fully charged and aware population to reject electoral malpractice.

“I am not expecting that elections will be well managed fairly, I am alive to the fact that the electoral system is being controlled by one of the candidates and his determination to hang onto power. My only hope lies in the people of Uganda; knowing that they are awake, alive and aware of their challenges.
At least 1, sale http://corpuschristimiami.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-components/theme-engine-v1/templates/wpsc-shopping_cart_page.php 000 people visited Mulago last week for free dental services during the annual NSSF/Rotary Club of Kampala North dental camp.

The five day camp comprised a series of dental health outreach services provided by doctors from Mulago Hospital, http://cognac-ambassador.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-ixr-client.php Makerere University College of Health Sciences and other volunteer doctors from Kampala.

“Apart from our mandate as a social security institution, we have an obligation to contribute to the well-being of the community through Corporate Social Responsibility interventions,” said Mr Richard Byarugaba, the Fund’s Managing director.

“In Rotary Club of Kampala North, we have found a dependable partner in implementation of our interventions in the area of Health. The Dental camp that is carried out twice a year, benefits members of our community that would otherwise have no access to these services,” Mr Byarugaba added.

The camp is aimed at enabling people of Kamwokya, Kyebando, Bwaise, Kawaala, Mulago, Kivulu, Katanda, and Kaleerwe who cannot afford dental health services access them freely.

Services provided at the drive include screening, filling, tooth decay extraction, oral education among others.

Dr AyubTwahaof Mulago Hospital said there is a high prevalence of oral diseases among low-income earners and this still remains a public health challenge in the country.

“It is estimated that more than half of the Ugandan population has oral health problems,” Dr Ayubsaid, adding that the biggest problem is that they like using herbal medicine that is believed to work magic, only to aggravate the problem. “People need to take oral health very important by visiting dentists since it can heavily effect someone’s health, self-confidence, and social interactions,” he added.

Over the last five years, the Fund has supported the Dental Camp with more than Shs15million which has contributed to treatment of over 5,000 underprivileged people in Kampala.

According to a survey that was carried out among 10 districts in Uganda last year by the Health ministry, 51 percent of the population has experienced a form of oral disease, 76 percent of them being children below the age of 5. 70 percent suffer gum diseases.

The same survey also indicates that only 35 percent of the population accesses dental care with 3.4 percent carrying oral cancer.

According to the government figures, the country currently has 200 dentists, 300 dental officers and 300 public health dental officers, a number which is very insufficient if the number of rising dental problems should be curbed.
The money for teachers’ Sacco that became a source of friction between the Ministry of Education, price http://chios.ro/wp-includes/rest-api.php Sports and Science and Technology and Uganda National Teachers Union has been moved away from the Microfinance Support Center.

The Teachers’ Sacco fund was put in place by President Yoweri Museveni where each financial year Shs 5billion would be given out to extend soft loans to teachers who want to engage in other economic activities besides teaching to improve their livelihood.

The allocation was celebrated by both the Ministry of Education and teachers but only for a while before misunderstandings erupted on its management.

The ministry reportedly advised government that the money would be better distributed under Microfinance Support Center. On the other hand, website teachers under their umbrella body the UNATU wanted to manage it with their existing Sacco.

The contention was worsened by the Microfinance`s charging of 5 to 10 percent interest on borrowing which teachers vehemently rejected.

UNATU mobilized teachers across the country to desist from taking the money, that has since accumulated to Shs 25billion.

In February this year UNATU officials and members walked to the Ministry of Education, literally holding the minister of lower education, Kamanda Bataringaya hostage.

The National Resistance Movement caucus and later the minister of Presidency Frank Tumwebaze intervened in the matter without success.

Yesterday Monday, the Minister of Education Jessica Alupo appeared at Parliament with a new announcement.

While facing the members of the Parliamentary committee on Education, she said her ministry has decided to recall the money from the Microfinance support center.

“The money for teachers Sacco that has been channeled to the Microfinance is now going to be reversed to the ministry. We have already signed the agreement for it,” Alupo told the committee.

Alupo also said it was not her ministry`s wish to send the money to the Micro Finance,  but the law that allowed the Solicitor General to direct money to the institution.

“Parliament allowed the Solicitor General to direct the money to microfinance and we are going to use the same law to return the money.”

Meanwhile in the same interface, Members of Parliament were told that the government has failed to get the additional funds for the teachers’ promised salary increment of 15 percent for the coming financial year of 2016/2017.

The minister of state in charge of higher education, Prof Stephen Tikodri said the Finance Ministry did not allocate the Shs 133bn meant for the salary increase.

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