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UK Eases Visa Regulations For Transiting Ugandans

George Mawadri, British Airways regional manager for East Africa

The youth wing of Justice Forum, help buy http://chuckatuckhistory.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-users-endpoint.php commonly known as Jeema, has stormed the political party’s headquarters in Kampala to overthrow their leader Asuman Basalirwa, Chimp Corps report.

Basalirwa is accused of running down the party structures and dictatorship.

Ssentongo Kyamundu who led the youth said they took the decision after “Basalirwa and other party leaders, Mohammed Kibirige, Hussein Kyanjo, Omar Kalike Nyango failed to steer the party to the country’s leadership.”

However, the party officials Mudhaka and Swaibu Kagga Nsereko who were kicked out of their offices on Monday said “an invisible hand of the NRM is trying to destabilise the party.”

Kyamundu denied the charge, saying, “Our party is just supporting representatives of other political organisations for elective positions instead of fronting our own. We are just passive. This is unacceptable.”

At the party’s base in Mengo, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the youth violently threw out party leaders from their offices and officially took it over.

A few years ago, youth ousted UPC leader Olara Otunnu only to be restored in office by heavily-armed police.

The latest development underscores the growing divisions in Uganda’s opposition political parties ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

Jeema emerged in 1996 to front Mohammed Kibirige as its presidential candidate. He also contested in 2001, losing to the incumbent President Museveni.

Kibirige led the party until 2010 when he handed over to Asuman Basalirwa, 33, the youngest party president in Uganda’s history.

There have been reports of ties between the radical Islamist rebel movement, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Jeema, a charge the party vehemently denies.

Kyamundu said he would soon call a delegates’ conference to determine the party’s future especially preparations for the 2016 elections.
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Basalirwa is accused of running down the party structures and dictatorship.

Ssentongo Kyamundu who led the youth i today’s ‘coup’, said they took the decision after “Basalirwa and other party leaders, Mohammed Kibirige, Hussein Kyanjo and Omar Kalike Nyango failed to steer the party to the country’s leadership.”

However, the party officials Mudhaka and Swaibu Kagga Nsereko who were kicked out of their offices on Monday said “an invisible hand of the NRM is trying to destabilise the party.”

“Multi-partyism is being diluted. We can’t rule out the invisible hand of NRM. The youth league can’t behave like this. Our leadership has led to the formation of vibrant youth and women leagues as one of the biggest achievements,” argued Nsereko.

A Jeema official being wrestled out of the party headquarters in Mengo on Monday morning

A Jeema official being wrestled out of the party headquarters in Mengo on Monday morning

Kyamundu denied the charge, saying, “Our party is just supporting representatives of other political organisations for elective positions instead of fronting our own. We are just passive. This is unacceptable.”

He said, “the party that started work in 1996 has only grown weaker due to this lazy leadership. This is a painful but inevitable revolution for the restoration of the party’s principles and aspirations.”

At the party’s base in Mengo, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the youth violently threw out party leaders from their offices and officially took it over.

A few years ago, youth ousted UPC leader Olara Otunnu only to be restored in office by heavily-armed police.

The latest development underscores the growing divisions in Uganda’s opposition political parties ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

Jeema emerged in 1996 to front Mohammed Kibirige as its presidential candidate. He also contested in 2001, losing to the incumbent President Museveni.

Kibirige led the party until 2010 when he handed over to Asuman Basalirwa, 33, the youngest party president in Uganda’s history.

The fight at Jeema offices saw officials dragged out of their offices

The fight at Jeema offices saw officials dragged out of their offices

There have been reports of ties between the radical Islamist rebel movement, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Jeema, a charge the party vehemently denies.

Kyamundu said he would soon call a delegates’ conference to determine the party’s future especially preparations for the 2016 elections.

Kyamundu declared Jeema headquarters as a “no-go area for Basalirwa, Kyanjo, Kibirige and Nyango,” adding, “we of the Jeema revolutionary council have taken over leadership of the party. The leaders had little time for the party as they spent most of their time elsewhere which stagnated party operations.”

The youth accused party leaders of failure to take over the country's leadership

The youth accused party leaders of failure to take over the country’s leadership

 
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Basalirwa is accused of running down the party structures and dictatorship.

Ssentongo Kyamundu who led the youth i today’s ‘coup’, said they took the decision after “Basalirwa and other party leaders, Mohammed Kibirige, Hussein Kyanjo and Omar Kalike Nyango failed to steer the party to the country’s leadership.”

However, the party officials Mudhaka and Swaibu Kagga Nsereko who were kicked out of their offices on Monday said “an invisible hand of the NRM is trying to destabilise the party.”

Kyamundu denied the charge, saying, “Our party is just supporting representatives of other political organisations for elective positions instead of fronting our own. We are just passive. This is unacceptable.”

At the party’s base in Mengo, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the youth violently threw out party leaders from their offices and officially took it over.

A few years ago, youth ousted UPC leader Olara Otunnu only to be restored in office by heavily-armed police.

The latest development underscores the growing divisions in Uganda’s opposition political parties ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

Jeema emerged in 1996 to front Mohammed Kibirige as its presidential candidate. He also contested in 2001, losing to the incumbent President Museveni.

Kibirige led the party until 2010 when he handed over to Asuman Basalirwa, 33, the youngest party president in Uganda’s history.

There have been reports of ties between the radical Islamist rebel movement, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Jeema, a charge the party vehemently denies.

Kyamundu said he would soon call a delegates’ conference to determine the party’s future especially preparations for the 2016 elections.
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Basalirwa is accused of running down the party structures and dictatorship.

Ssentongo Kyamundu who led the youth i today’s ‘coup’, said they took the decision after “Basalirwa and other party leaders, Mohammed Kibirige, Hussein Kyanjo and Omar Kalike Nyango failed to steer the party to the country’s leadership.”

However, the party officials Mudhaka and Swaibu Kagga Nsereko who were kicked out of their offices on Monday said “an invisible hand of the NRM is trying to destabilise the party.”

“Multi-partyism is being diluted. We can’t rule out the invisible hand of NRM. The youth league can’t behave like this. Our leadership has led to the formation of vibrant youth and women leagues as one of the biggest achievements,” argued Nsereko.

Kyamundu denied the charge, saying, “Our party is just supporting representatives of other political organisations for elective positions instead of fronting our own. We are just passive. This is unacceptable.”

He said, “the party that started work in 1996 has only grown weaker due to this lazy leadership. This is a painful but inevitable revolution for the restoration of the party’s principles and aspirations.”

At the party’s base in Mengo, Chimp Corp Kenneth Kazibwe says the youth violently threw out party leaders from their offices and officially took it over.

A few years ago, youth ousted UPC leader Olara Otunnu only to be restored in office by heavily-armed police.

The latest development underscores the growing divisions in Uganda’s opposition political parties ahead of the 2016 presidential elections.

Jeema emerged in 1996 to front Mohammed Kibirige as its presidential candidate. He also contested in 2001, losing to the incumbent President Museveni.

Kibirige led the party until 2010 when he handed over to Asuman Basalirwa, 33, the youngest party president in Uganda’s history.

There have been reports of ties between the radical Islamist rebel movement, Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) and Jeema, a charge the party vehemently denies.

Kyamundu said he would soon call a delegates’ conference to determine the party’s future especially preparations for the 2016 elections.

Kyamundu declared Jeema headquarters as a “no-go area for Basalirwa, Kyanjo, Kibirige and Nyango,” adding, “we of the Jeema revolutionary council have taken over leadership of the party. The leaders had little time for the party as they spent most of their time elsewhere which stagnated party operations.”
In a major development that will significantly ease travel for Ugandans transiting through London, look http://chelseamamma.co.uk/wp-includes/post-template.php British Airways travellers will no longer be required to obtain a Direct Airside Transit Visa (DATV) provided they have a valid USA, health http://ciudad-deporte.com/wp-admin/includes/media.php Canadian, Australian or New Zealand visa irrespective of their final destination.

Previously a DATV was required and had to be issued by the British High Commission in Nairobi for Ugandans travelling through the UK even if they did not have to leave the airport in order to catch onward flights.

Commenting on the development, George Mawadri the British Airways regional manager for East Africa expressed his delight at the announcement.

He said, “removal of DATV for passengers who already have the Visa’s for the US, Australia, Canada or New Zealand is very welcome because it will reduce the amount of time and money our customers spend paying for Visas and awaiting the approval process.”

He said, “Many of our Ugandan clients especially those going to North America and continental Europe have flight connections that make it unnecessary to leave the airport. So this move will definitely give them some much needed respite before they travel.”

However, those travelling to UK will still go through the hectic procedures of getting a visa.

As of April 2014, the UK Home Office introduced new measures for applying for a UK – Visa, which are entirely internet-based.

Apart from the stage of submitting your visas application form and collecting of your passport via Teleperformance – a private company contracted to mediate the visa application process, the rest of the process is internet-based (i.e. online).

Henry Mugisha Bazira, a regular traveller, says, “For a country, whose internet is slow, expensive and not widely used, application for a UK visa becomes a nightmare and very costly for many people.

If you are successful in signing the application and submitting it into the system, the next obstacle is payment of the application fees (US$142) and setting an appointment with the Teleperformance office to submit a printed-out visa application form and your passport.”

The application fees are not a small amount in Ugandan terms.

Secondly, the system requires one to pay using a visa debit/credit card, which is not a common service in Uganda. It takes one at least a week to obtain a visa-credit/debit card from the Banks that provide the service by opening a bank account.

If you are to rely on this approach, it would be a long time (one week) waiting to pay for your visa application online. The quickest solution in such a case would be to use a trusted-friend’s visa-card to pay for the application by depositing the money on your friends account and conducting the transaction there.

Bazira says even after effecting payment of the visa fees, it takes at least 24 to 48 hours for the payment to be reflected into the system in order to now book an appointment for submission for application form and passport with Teleperformance Office.

“It takes 5 to 15 days for a visa to be processed. Therefore, more time lost.  If the time between ones travel and receipt of a visa is short, chances of obtaining the visa in time to travel becomes very slim. This suggests that if one is to prepare for a UK travel, visa application should begin a month towards the travel time,” he adds.

Bookings

Nevertheless, speaking about the expected impact removal of the DATV requirement will have on BA passenger numbers, Mawadri stated that he was confident “BA will witness an increase in the number of bookings given that visa issues are one of the primary challenges discouraging Ugandans from travelling with BA.”

He noted that more often than not Ugandan travellers tend to plan their journeys at relatively short notice and that getting two Visas one for the UK and another for their final destination can delay or even lead to a cancellation of the entire trip.

“We often lose passengers to other carriers because of this. I am very glad the UK Government is supporting us by revising the visa requirements in a practical and progressive way,” he added.

Mawadri concluded by encouraging Ugandans to take advantage of the new rules which he says will give those who have not travelled through Heathrow before the chance to explore and shop in the multiple award-winning Heathrow Terminal 5, which has over 40 restaurants, Spa’s, a Gallery and numerous branded duty free shops.

 


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