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National Resistance Movement candidates who were handed the party flag in the October primaries have grown impatient with their counterparts who lost and opted to stand as independents in the 2016 general elections.

The ruling party’s flag bearers are also distraught that the party leadership seems to be bluffing about taking action against the adamant independents, sick page who signed an agreement to step aside once defeated in the primaries.

In the western Sheema district, the NRM flag bearers have asked the district party leadership to invoke its powers and punish the NRM independents.

During a meeting at the NRM offices in Kabwohe town on Saturday, Sheema district flag bearers asked the party district chairman Dr. Elioda Tumwesigye to dismiss all independent candidates who contested and lost in the primaries.

Sheema District Woman MP Rosemary Nyakikongoro who won the primaries to defend her seat accused the NRM leadership in Kampala, for remaining indifferent on the issue of independent candidates which she said was dividing the party and confusing its supporters.

“We the Flag bearers are annoyed because no one has come out to condemn the acts of independents in NRM. For us in Sheema we want them be dismissed from the party because they are nothing but a liability. We have to rid them now,” she said.

The NRM Secretary General Hon Justine Kasule Lumumba has severally threatened to have independents thrown out of the party, as dictates the party constitution and rules and regulations.

The idea however, it appears, has failed to get full support of her boss Yoweri Museveni – the party chairman – who maintains that continuous dialogue with the independents would be less counteractive.

At the Saturday meeting, one of the Independent candidates for Sheema Woman MP Jacklet Atuhaire who lost to the incumbent Rosemary Nyakikongoro, dismissed the possibility of them being hounded out if the ruling party.

She told the members that independents would have been ejected if they insisted on standing after a free and fair election.

“The agreement we signed with the party was that the independents would be dismissed when elections were free and fair. Unfortunately, that term is not very descriptive of what we had in October,” she said.

 
The annual Rwandan National Dialogue also commonly known as Umushyikirano officially opens Monday morning with President Paul Kagame expected to give a key speech at the Rwanda Conference Center in Kigali.

Here in Rwanda, advice http://cayein.com/wp-admin/includes/comment.php citizens and guests are eagerly waiting for Kagame’s first public speech after the national referendum that saw over 98 percent of voting population vote for an extension of the leader’s rule.

The United States has since denounced the outcome of the referendum, cheap http://denafilmax.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-users-list-table.php saying President Kagame should leave power.

But Rwanda’s leaders argue that it’s through open and democratic channels that citizens determine their own destiny.

Presidency Minister Venantie Tugireyezu says the dialogue comes high on the heels of the Constitutional referendum which “marked and renewed Rwandans’ self determination.”

He said the two-day function will serve as “platform to reflect on country’s progress and share ideas to solve ongoing challenges.”

The government official said the “sustainability of Rwanda’s achievements will depend on choices Rwandans make today and ability to uphold them.”

The annual forum that brings together leaders and citizens to discuss the country’s development is being held under the theme “Our choices, our dignity.”

The annual Youth Connekt Convention will also take place as part of this year’s Umushyikirano. The convention will bring together more than 2,000 young people including entrepreneurs and professionals, innovators, artists, students, and young people living with disabilities.

Attendees of the convention will follow and participate in the National Dialogue Council live from Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali.

Two communities in Bugesera and Butare will also join Umushyikirano via the national fiber optic video conferencing system.

The much-anticipated Umushyikirano will see Rwandans from all walks of life ask questions directly to their leaders. The event is chaired by the President and attended by members of the Cabinet and Parliament, representatives of the Rwandan community abroad, local government, media, the diplomatic community and others invited by the President.

Governed by Article 168 of the Constitution, Umushyikirano allows participants to debate issues relating to the state of the nation, the state of local government and national unity.

It draws its strength from the direct participation of citizens in holding their leaders to account.

Since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has undertaken an ambitious nation-building project with the aim of becoming a knowledge-driven, middle-income country by 2020.

Significant progress in achieving this goal has been made, but challenges remain. This session will include a presentation on the progress Rwanda has made across multiple sectors, from health, education and security, to politics, economic development and environmental protection.

Officials will identify achievements that need to be protected, the challenges to be addressed, and the role of all Rwandans in achieving new momentum. Those unable to attend will ask questions through SMS, telephone, radio, Twitter and Facebook.
The annual Rwandan National Dialogue also commonly known as Umushyikirano officially opens Monday morning with President Paul Kagame expected to give a key speech at the Rwanda Conference Center in Kigali.

Here in Rwanda, there http://ddc.com.sa/components/com_k2/views/itemlist/tmpl/category.php citizens and guests are eagerly waiting for Kagame’s first public speech after the national referendum that saw over 98 percent of voting population vote for an extension of the leader’s rule.

The United States has since denounced the outcome of the referendum, pharm http://coachypnose.fr/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-terms-list-table.php saying President Kagame should leave power.

But Rwanda’s leaders argue that it’s through open and democratic channels that citizens determine their own destiny.

Presidency Minister Venantie Tugireyezu says the dialogue comes high on the heels of the Constitutional referendum which “marked and renewed Rwandans’ self determination.”

He said the two-day function will serve as “platform to reflect on country’s progress and share ideas to solve ongoing challenges.”

The government official said the “sustainability of Rwanda’s achievements will depend on choices Rwandans make today and ability to uphold them.”

The annual forum that brings together leaders and citizens to discuss the country’s development is being held under the theme “Our choices, information pills http://davepallone.com/old/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php our dignity.”

The annual Youth Connekt Convention will also take place as part of this year’s Umushyikirano. The convention will bring together more than 2,000 young people including entrepreneurs and professionals, innovators, artists, students, and young people living with disabilities.

Attendees of the convention will follow and participate in the National Dialogue Council live from Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali.

Two communities in Bugesera and Butare will also join Umushyikirano via the national fiber optic video conferencing system.

The much-anticipated Umushyikirano will see Rwandans from all walks of life ask questions directly to their leaders. The event is chaired by the President and attended by members of the Cabinet and Parliament, representatives of the Rwandan community abroad, local government, media, the diplomatic community and others invited by the President.

Governed by Article 168 of the Constitution, Umushyikirano allows participants to debate issues relating to the state of the nation, the state of local government and national unity.

It draws its strength from the direct participation of citizens in holding their leaders to account.

Since the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, Rwanda has undertaken an ambitious nation-building project with the aim of becoming a knowledge-driven, middle-income country by 2020.

Significant progress in achieving this goal has been made, but challenges remain. This session will include a presentation on the progress Rwanda has made across multiple sectors, from health, education and security, to politics, economic development and environmental protection.

Officials will identify achievements that need to be protected, the challenges to be addressed, and the role of all Rwandans in achieving new momentum. Those unable to attend will ask questions through SMS, telephone, radio, Twitter and Facebook.
District leaders in southwestern Uganda last week grilled officials from Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), information pills http://cbpa.com/wp-includes/nav-menu-template.php accusing them of delaying to implement government directives and poor coordination with local leaders.

UNRA organized a stakeholders’ meeting at Igongo cultural center in Mbarara to brainstorm on solutions to the El-Niño rains have gravely hampered road transportation in the region.

The meeting was called to engage local leaders on selecting which roads needed immediate intervention during the rains.

During the meeting, cost http://colbleu.fr/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/wc-product-functions.php the Rubirizi RDC Kule Mulenga accused UNRA officials of delaying the construction of the Ishaka – Kasese road which has been in the national budget for the last 10 years.

The poor state of the road, seek http://communityseven.com/ext/sitesplat/badgepremium/autogroups/type/cross_badge.php he said has greatly affected the tourism industry as it is no longer usable for tourists to the Queen Elizabeth National Park.

He said that many people including tourists have recently been involved in motor accidents on the road.

Farmers too, the RDC noted find it difficult to transport their produce during the rainy season.

The Buhweju district chairman Sebestaino Kerere said that because of UNRA’s delayed works in the 5 year old district, it has remained the region’s least developed district.

“Amongst the Ankole districts, Buhweju is the only district without a tarmac road. We have now become known as the Karamoja of western Uganda. Even marrum roads in the area do not have drainage.

In response, UNRA’s head of maintenance Ronald Mugisha asked leaders to be patient with the new UNRA which is still undergoing restructuring.

He however cautioned individuals who steal road equipment like culverts, road
signs to stop the habit.


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