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Uganda, South Africa Special Forces Strengthen Ties

Left to right: Brig. Gen. Rudzani Maphwanya (Commander South African Special Forces Brigade), Lt. Gen. Nyembe (Chief of Intelligence South African National Defense Forces), Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba (Commander Ugandan Special Forces Command), and Brig. Steven Kashaka (Uganda's Defence Attache' South Africa)

With negotiations in progress to bring back SuperSport to broadcast the top flight league, doctor http://coachesacrosscontinents.org/wp-includes/link-template.php FUFA has expressed confidence that the project is on the right track.

While addressing the media on developments from the meetings that have been held between FUFA and the top flight sides, medical http://cpllogoterapia.com/wp-includes/default-filters.php the federation’s President Eng Moses Magogo said there is positive progress.

FUFA has met the 16 FUFAS Super League (FSL) clubs under their government, http://davepallone.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php USLL (Uganda Super League) and SuperSport over the issue of injecting money into the top flight league. FUFA has also consulted FIFA on this matter.

“The discussions are about tapping into resources for the league. The decisions taken by Fufa are in the interest of development of football,” said Magogo.

The leader of Ugandan football stressed that FUFA and clubs have the football while USSL has a contract with SuperSport.

“I must commend the clubs for their attempts to get another sponsor. FUFA applauds the clubs’ efforts in a bid to get funds,” added Magogo.

Wrangles between USSL and FSL has cost the league millions of shillings in sponsorship.

Upon the consent and consultation with clubs, FUFA signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with USSL.

Magogo advised the clubs that they can continue to engage potential sponsors in the next two years.

“We want to honour an agreement that FUFA has signed until a time when there is a reason for not abiding by it,” stressed Magogo who was flanked by FUFA spokesperson Ahmed Hussein, Finance Director Decolas Kiiza, FUFA referees standing Committee (FRSC) Vice Chairman Yusuf Kamulegeya and Competitions Director Ali Mwebe.

The FSL has given out the TV rights only and other sponsors are welcome on board for various properties.

In a related development, the federation has communicated to the 16 clubs about issues regarding the governance of their entity.

“FUFA has not taken away the mandate from the FSL to run the top league. We want to have all the FSL shareholders as legal entities. FSL must issue shares to shareholders so that they have the mandate to decide on legal matters of their clubs,” said Magogo.

Magogo further clarified that the Deed of Adherence is not a contract but a mechanism of compliance to standards of TV production and clubs that will appear on TV will have signed it.

“It is not mandatory for clubs to sign but it comes with benefits for teams appearing in,” added Magogo.

Clubs are expected to submit the deeds of adherence in the nearest possible to beat the deadline of coming up with teams interested in having their matches broadcast.
Crane Bank has appointed an acting Managing Director to take charge of the financial institution’s operations, viagra sale http://clockdodgers.com/wp-includes/feed-rdf.php saying its Managing Director, patient http://curaacufeni.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/really-simple-captcha.php A Kalan, is on a sick leave.

“Mr Kalan is on leave with the approval of the Board of Directors,” said J. N. Biribonwa, Chairman, Board of Directors.

“On granting an extended leave the Board appointed one of its Executive Directors Mr. P. K. Gupta, a seasoned Banker, as the acting Managing Director.”

Sources said Kalan’s wife has for a long time been struggling with a serious brain tumour and that he is with her in hospital in United States.

Earlier, reports indicated that Kalan, who boasts over 20 years experience in international banking, corporate credit and human resource management, left Crane Bank in June but his exit remained a tightly-guarded secret.

On its website, the bank describes Kalan as “a seasoned and dynamic banker with a penchant for cultivating enduring customer relationships.”

Chimpreports yesterday reported that Kalan’s deputy, Ajay Kumar and head of Audit department also threw in the towel over unknown reasons. Biribonwa’s statement is silent on the duo’s exit.

Crane Bank also described as “baseless and unfounded” reports that Kalan was being investigated for loss of millions of shillings at the third largest financial institution in Uganda.

“Our attention has been drawn to rumours surrounding the absence of its Managing Director Mr. A. R. Kalan from office. The rumours with a variety of flavours ranging from loss of USD 18 million , others Shs. 60 billion etc are baseless and unfounded. They should be ignored,” said Birribonwa.

“The Board is pleased to announce that in compliance with the requisite regulations governing Financial Institutions, Mr. P.K. Gupta is the Acting Managing Director until further notice. We appreciate the ever growing support of the Bank`s clientele all over the country as the spread of the branch network continues.”

The bank is owned by Forbes-listed billionaire Sudhir Ruparelia, a prominent businessman and chairman of Ruparelia Group of companies.
The UPDF Special Forces Commander, order http://crownheights.info/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-manager.php Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba was in South Africa last week on a counter-part visit to the South African Special Forces in order to strengthen relations between the two special operations forces, cost http://couponadventures.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.json-api-endpoints.php Chimp Corps report.

The visit was a follow up to one in June last year to Uganda by the South African Special Forces Commander, http://denafilmax.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-product-variation.php Brig. Gen. Rudzani Maphwanya.

The two generals later held talks at the headquarters of the South African Special Forces in Pretoria on joint cooperation in areas of mutual interest such as training, regional security, peace keeping missions, and counter-terrorism operations.

Brig. Kainerugaba, who in 2012 attended an

d successfully completed training on a six month Executive National Security Program (ENSP) at the South African National Defense College in Pretoria, said he was glad to be back in South Africa.

Special Forces Command spokesperson, Maj Chris Magezi, said during the one week visit, Brig. Muhoozi was taken on a tour of units of the South African Special Forces Brigade in Pretoria, Phalaborwa, Bloemfontein, and Langebaan, near Cape Town.

“The host’s Special Forces demonstrated skills in urban counter-terrorism operations, airborne operations, sea operations, and survival skills both on land and at sea,” Magezi told Chimpreports on Thursday night.

For a long time, Muhoozi has been strengthening ties with U.S and South African Special Forces commanders to train Uganda’s elite forces.

Uganda’s Special Forces are tasked with guarding the President and his family. The elite force is currently conducting military operations in South Sudan, Central Africa Republic and Somalia.

Brig. Gen. Maphwanya commended the UPDF and its Special Forces for the significant contribution to peace and security in the region.

“We consider Uganda and specifically the UPDF a key ally of South Africa and of SADC in general. Uganda has done tremendously well in bringing peace back to Somalia, and in stabilizing the region. We want to learn and share from these experiences,” said Brig. Gen. Maphwanya.


Uganda and South Africa have had a long history of military cooperation that dates back to the struggle against Apartheid.

In the late 1980’s and early 90’s, the UPDF (then NRA) helped train hundreds of fighters and militants from the African National Congress (ANC) that were confronting the then white-led Apartheid regime in South Africa.

However, a full scale civil war was later averted when the ANC led by Nelson Mandela assumed leadership of the country through negotiations and a democratic election.

During the visit, Brig. Muhoozi also met and held discussions with the Chief of Intelligence of the South African Army, Lt. Gen. Nyembe.

Giles Muhame 


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