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By Joshua Nahamya

Police and sister security agencies maintain presence at the taxi park in Mbarara town following Saturday’s skirmishes sparked off by a court ruling on who should take the tender for the park.

It all started Friday with Mbarara Council Court Hall presided over by Sarah Tusiime announcing MUTOCOS (Mbarara United Tax Owners Conductors and drivers)  as the holders  of Mbarara taxi park tender which has all along been run by MUTOCDA (Mbarara United Tax Owners Conductors and Drivers Association) .

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Anonymous sources say a letter from the president’s office denied a chance to both parties, price http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/admin/whats-new.php allowing the council to run the tender until amicable resolutions were reached.

On hearing this, recipe http://clark-illustration.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-curl.php town clerk Johnson Barintuma Munono, and his stakeholders quickly went ahead to announce MUTOCOS as the legitimate holders of the tender.

Tax drivers were not convinced with the council ruling thus staging a demonstration that saw hundreds of passengers stranded.

Drivers went on rampage, hurling stones at vehicles and blocking the Mbarara-Kabale road.

RPC Mbarara, Hilary Kulaigye ordered Police officers and crime preventers to forcefully open roads for use.

Vehicles which had been used to blocks some roads were towed away to Mbarara Central police station yard for further investigations.

Breakdown pulling one of the mini buses that were used to broke some of the roads in Mbarara towkn (Photos: Joshua Nahamya/ChimpReports)

Breakdown pulling one of the mini buses that were used to broke some of the roads in Mbarara towkn (Photos: Joshua Nahamya/ChimpReports)

Banada Mutaba, 40, a taxi driver told ChimpReports that his mini-bus registration number UAV843C and his colleagues’ UAV 890N were forcefully used by thugs to block Mbarara -Kabale road.

This did not stop police from taking them to Mbarara Regional Central police station yard as suspects in the matter.

Police went on to beef up deployments along the high street to maintain law and order.

Gordon Baraba, a taxi driver, said “the struggle is on until the council amicably resolves the issue at hand.”

Passengers were left stranded as taxi drivers resorted to violence

Passengers were left stranded as taxi drivers resorted to violence

Baraba said the drivers should be allowed to run the tender instead of handing it to a clique of individuals led by Deo Beyagira, director Global Coaches, Mbarara.

He also noted that investors misappropriate funds and harass drivers.
By Joshua Nahamya

Police and sister security agencies maintain presence at the taxi park in Mbarara town following Saturday’s skirmishes sparked off by a court ruling on who should take the tender for the park.

It all started Friday with Mbarara Council Court Hall presided over by Sarah Tusiime announcing MUTOCOS (Mbarara United Tax Owners Conductors and drivers)  as the holders  of Mbarara taxi park tender which has all along been run by MUTOCDA (Mbarara United Tax Owners Conductors and Drivers Association) .

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Tax drivers were not convinced with the council ruling thus staging a demonstration that saw hundreds of passengers stranded.

Drivers went on rampage, hurling stones at vehicles and blocking the Mbarara-Kabale road.

RPC Mbarara, Hilary Kulaigye ordered Police officers and crime preventers to forcefully open roads for use.

Vehicles which had been used to blocks some roads were towed away to Mbarara Central police station yard for further investigations.

Breakdown pulling one of the mini buses that were used to broke some of the roads in Mbarara towkn (Photos: Joshua Nahamya/ChimpReports)

Breakdown pulling one of the mini buses that were used to broke some of the roads in Mbarara towkn (Photos: Joshua Nahamya/ChimpReports)

Banada Mutaba, 40, a taxi driver told ChimpReports that his mini-bus registration number UAV843C and his colleagues’ UAV 890N were forcefully used by thugs to block Mbarara -Kabale road.

This did not stop police from taking them to Mbarara Regional Central police station yard as suspects in the matter.

Police went on to beef up deployments along the high street to maintain law and order.

Gordon Baraba, a taxi driver, said “the struggle is on until the council amicably resolves the issue at hand.”

Passengers were left stranded as taxi drivers resorted to violence

Passengers were left stranded as taxi drivers resorted to violence

Baraba said the drivers should be allowed to run the tender instead of handing it to a clique of individuals led by Deo Beyagira, director Global Coaches, Mbarara.

He also noted that investors misappropriate funds and harass drivers.
The UPDF Commander of the Land Forces, information pills http://denafilmax.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-list-table.php Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi has paid tribute to the Army’s Special Forces component, http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-includes/class-wp-admin-bar.php describing it as a game-changer in the country’s military operations.

Maj. Gen. Muhoozi made the remarks Friday while commissioning a number of newly constructed buildings at the Julius Kambarage Nyerere Special Forces Barracks in Entebbe, Wakiso District. The Special Forces Commander, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba also attended the function.

“The SFC has had such an illustrious journey – from a small force in the bush, to a competent, tactically proficient and multitasking force. The army leadership is very happy to have the Special Forces option on the table,” said Maj. Gen. Muhoozi.

One of these newly constructed buildings has been baptized Kembogo Hall in commemoration of the famous battle of Kembogo.

The decisive battle of Kembogo occurred on June 21, 1985 when the Special Brigade of the Uganda National Liberation Army (UNLA) commanded by Col. John Ogole was decimated by a well planned ambush by guerillas of the National Resistance Army (NRA) at Kembogo, in present day Nakaseke District.

L-R: Lt. Beth Aine, Col. Daniel Kakono, Col Muzeyi Sabiiti, Brig. Deus Sunday, Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Ms. Faith Aine Col. James Karungi and Col. Johnson Namanya.

L-R: Lt. Beth Aine, Col. Daniel Kakono, Col Muzeyi Sabiiti, Brig. Deus Sunday, Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi, Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, Ms. Faith Aine Col. James Birungi and Col. Johnson Namanya.

This feat was achieved by the NRA Mobile Brigade commanded by senior officer and member of the High Command, Salim Saleh Rufu a.k.a.Caleb Akandwanaho.

The battle played a pivotal role in hastening the collapse of the dictatorial regime of Milton Obote and securing a complete victory for the oppressed people of Uganda.

The Land Forces Commander also praised the choice of names at the various facilities and structures of the Special Forces, which he urged other units of the UPDF to emulate.

“Kembogo is very symbolic in the history of the resistance. Correct choice of names immortalizes the good deeds that our heroes achieved in the past – and when you are remembered and immortalized, you know that your work is valued,” added Maj. Gen. Muhoozi.

Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi unveils the plaque in front of Kembogo Hall, Julius Kambarage Special Forces Barracks, Entebbe

Maj. Gen. David Muhoozi unveils the plaque in front of Kembogo Hall, Julius Kambarage Special Forces Barracks, Entebbe

Brig. Muhoozi Kainerugaba said the Special Forces Command had been able to achieve tremendous progress in a very short time, but warned against complacency.

“The SFC spirit has been outstanding, but there is still a lot of work yet to be done. We should continue working to ensure and achieve better training and accommodation for our troops and therefore should never allow ourselves to become smug,” said Brig. Kainerugaba.

Other senior army officers that graced the event included the Cantonment Commander of the Armored Warfare Training School in Karama, Mubende, Brig. Deus Sande, the Air Force Chief of Staff Col. James Birungi, Deputy Commander Field Artillery Division, Col. Daniel Kakono, and Deputy Special Forces Commander, Col. Muzeyi Sabiiti.
About 100 youths in Kabambiro Sub-county Kibale county Kamwenge district have crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement, ambulance from the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC].

At the occasion, stuff http://compspoultry.com.au/wp-includes/class-walker-page.php the youths handed their FDC party cards to the area MP and Minister for Presidency Hon Frank Tumwebaze.

A delighted Tumwebaze welcomed the youths and praised them for making the “correct political choices and for abandoning a party without a clear ideology.”

The youth said that their decision to return to the NRM was because of the good services such as roads and electricity government had brought to their Sub County and district.
About 100 youths in Kabambiro Sub-county Kibale county Kamwenge district have crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement, buy http://ccathsu.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/includes/meta-boxes.php from the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC].

At the occasion, ambulance the youths handed their FDC party cards to the area MP and Minister for Presidency Hon Frank Tumwebaze.

A delighted Tumwebaze welcomed the youths and praised them for making the “correct political choices and for abandoning a party without a clear ideology.”

The youth said that their decision to return to the NRM was because of the good services such as roads and electricity government had brought to their Sub County and district.

Kamwenge is a predominantly NRM stronghold. Museveni has always scored above 90 percent in most presidential elections.
With majority of the mushrooming universities in the country concentrating on imparting theoretical knowledge, purchase http://chompdigital.com/wp-includes/formatting.php Victoria University is walking the talk in setting the trend for a better education system in Uganda.

“Employers are now much interested in recruiting graduates who are well off in practical skills than those who know every bit in the theoretical part but are green when it comes to putting in practice what they studied,” Victoria University Secretary Michael Kakooza explains.

According to Kakooza, the university has moved a step further by recruiting only staff (lecturers) with experience in the respective disciplines in a bid to help them share and pass on information and experience they have in the field.

“What we do is not just giving theories to students but extending practical experience to them and this is through lecturers who have worked in the same field and will be able to share their experience with the students in a bid to introduce them to that world.”

The Victoria University Secretary, adds,” A good example is the Bachelor’s degree for International Relations and Diplomatic affairs where we have recruited someone with vast experience and a senior foreign service official in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at ambassador level.”

According to Kakooza, as part of the syllabus for the course and filed work, the students through the tutor would be able to tour the East African Community secretariat in Arusha in a bid to interact with them and get acquainted to what goes on in the diplomatic and international relationship world.

“We are working around the clock to see that we enter into a formal arrangement where our students will always be taken on by the secretariat as interns to meet and talk to the East African Legislative Assembly members and other officials.”

“All this is intended to give practical experience as required by employers to our students and we believe this kind of education will be of great importance in today’s competitive job market,” the Victoria University Secretary explains.

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