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Bigirimana: Uganda Needs Resilient Leaders

Opposition ironman Col Kizza Besigye has warned President Museveni about the possibility of a possible violent regime change in Uganda as it happened in Burkina Faso last week.

“What happened in Burkina Faso and other countries will happen here in Uganda very soon, sildenafil story http://cogocapital.com/lp/wp-content/plugins/thrive-visual-editor/landing-page/lightboxes/hybrid-homepage2.php ” charged Besigye.

“The conditions in Uganda are ripe for change but a spark is missing.”

Besigye made the remarks on Monday while addressing journalists at the Kabale Chief Magistrates Court where he attended the hearing of a case in which he is accused of holding an illegal assembly in Kabale town under a banned pressure group, http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-includes/random_compat/random_bytes_mcrypt.php 4GC.

Besigye’s co-accused include Kawempe Division Mayor Mubarak Munyagwa, http://crizatii.ro/wp-includes/simplepie/restriction.php Embattled Kampala Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago, Ingrid Kamateneti Turinawe, the chairperson of the FDC women League, Rukungiri Municipality MP Roland Mugume Kaginda and Imam Makumbi – the Democratic party chairperson for western Uganda.

The former presidential contestant said, “soon NRM regime will be defeated by citizens like we have seen elsewhere”.

Angered by plans to amend the constitution and extend his 27-year rule, the people of Burkina Faso last week toppled President Blaise Campaore.

The army is now under pressure to give power back to civilians.

However, government officials have rubbished claims of a possible revolution in Uganda.

Presidential aide in charge of research and information, Morrison Rwakakamba says, “Uganda has got one of the highest concentrations of democracy in Africa.”

“Like the President said on BBC, this is not a monarchy. The most important thing we should do is to ensure power is in the hands of the people,” he added.

Lukwago also told press in Kampala that, “people should chase Museveni because he has no plans to leave power alive. President Museveni’s center cannot hold together; he is going to make many mistakes. Unemployment and poverty levels are tormenting Ugandans at expense of one man who is living larger than life. This is the time, to have Museveni go like others elsewhere.”

Asked to comment on the court case, Besigye said since the 2011 general elections he has been imprisoned over 40 times.

“All the cases have all been dismissed by the magistrates before I can defend myself, including the ones that I was accused of raping a woman and terrorism. In all these cases I have not failed to go to court but in the end I win them without even defending myself,” he boasted.

Besigye said Uganda’s political problems stem from poor governance and lack of a transition of power for the last 27 years.

He revealed that he was one of the founders of UPM “when Museveni had no people to support him as many Ugandan were for UPC and DP. But I and a few others supported him when he had nothing as it was us who were giving him. When he decided to go to the bush we went with him.”

Besigye said in 1981 he was arrested and detained at the Nile mansions.

“The people in that detention centre like Kabagiire who was a magistrate in Rukungiri and Rwancwende have never been seen again.”

On the arrest of his aide Sam Mugumya over alleged participation in subversive activities in DRC, Besigye said “I will comment when the right time comes.”

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The Executive Director, information pills http://dakarlives.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php Uganda Investment Authority, rx Eng Dr Frank Ssebowa has appealed to all Ugandans in the Diaspora and all living in the country to make the trip to Gulu to explore the business opportunities in agro processing, mining, tourism and real estate, among others.

Speaking to journalists at the Media centre in Kampala, Ssebowa announced that the annual Home is Best events geared towards Ugandans in the Diaspora will be taking place in Gulu from 15th to 19th December 2014.

Ssebowa said the one week much-activity event including a products and services exhibition, cultural gala, seminars, business to business meetings, and to crown it all an investment summit on 19th December 2014, will be officiated by President Museveni.

“The summit is expected to attract 200 to 400 people and will show case Northern Uganda as a viable and safe location to invest, as well as present success stories of Diaspora investment and untapped vast business opportunities,” Ssebowa noted.

“Business people from the EAC member countries and the immediate beyond are expected to attend, considering that the Northern region is strategically located to enable easy access to show goers and exhibitors from Kenya, Southern Sudan and the DR Congo,” he added.

He remarked that it is hoped that the Home is Best Summit will change the stereo type notion that Northern Uganda is war ravaged and unsafe.
“The Government of Uganda is committed to ensuring that the sustained peace in the region will continue to provide a conducive environment for trade and investment.”
Sebbowa appreciated the investment efforts from Ugandans in the Diaspora and the business community in Uganda which increasingly drives the development of the country’s economy.

He assured the general public that attending the summit might lead to creation of new networks which may result into significant investment, which at the of the day contributes to the development needs of the country.

“Remittances from the Diaspora continue to prove to be an invaluable source of investment funds despite the difficult economic times abroad. For the last four years Ugandans have been bringing in an average of more than US$ 700 million annually according to Bank of Uganda, which is a big improvement from US$ 165 in 1998.”
The Executive Director, ampoule http://class-actions.us/wp-includes/ms-settings.php Uganda Investment Authority, http://crossfitabf.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/settings.php Eng Dr Frank Ssebowa has appealed to all Ugandans in the Diaspora and all living in the country to make the trip to Gulu to explore the business opportunities in agro processing, ask http://clubmedics.com/wp-includes/session.php mining, tourism and real estate, among others.

Speaking to journalists at the Media centre in Kampala, Ssebowa announced that the annual Home is Best events geared towards Ugandans in the Diaspora will be taking place in Gulu from 15th to 19th December 2014.

Ssebowa said the one week much-activity event including a products and services exhibition, cultural gala, seminars, business to business meetings, and to crown it all an investment summit on 19th December 2014, will be officiated by President Museveni.

“The summit is expected to attract 200 to 400 people and will show case Northern Uganda as a viable and safe location to invest, as well as present success stories of Diaspora investment and untapped vast business opportunities,” Ssebowa noted.

“Business people from the EAC member countries and the immediate beyond are expected to attend, considering that the Northern region is strategically located to enable easy access to show goers and exhibitors from Kenya, Southern Sudan and the DR Congo,” he added.

He remarked that it is hoped that the Home is Best Summit will change the stereo type notion that Northern Uganda is war ravaged and unsafe.
“The Government of Uganda is committed to ensuring that the sustained peace in the region will continue to provide a conducive environment for trade and investment.”
Sebbowa appreciated the investment efforts from Ugandans in the Diaspora and the business community in Uganda which increasingly drives the development of the country’s economy.

He assured the general public that attending the summit might lead to creation of new networks which may result into significant investment, which at the of the day contributes to the development needs of the country.

“Remittances from the Diaspora continue to prove to be an invaluable source of investment funds despite the difficult economic times abroad. For the last four years Ugandans have been bringing in an average of more than US$ 700 million annually according to Bank of Uganda, which is a big improvement from US$ 165 in 1998.”
Uganda leaders must build internal strength and ability to resist tough challenges if they are to turn around the performance of their institutions, page http://crosscourtathletics.org/wp-includes/class-wp-meta-query.php the Gender Ministry Permanent Secretary, http://cogocapital.com/lp/wp-includes/canonical.php Pius Bigirimana has revealed.

Citing his difficult reign at the Office of Prime Minister where he locked horns with a clique of government officials hell-bent on looting public funds, http://consulting-group.ro/plugins/system/aridocsviewer/script.php Bigirimana said leaders must make sound and timely decisions using good problem-solving and planning tools.

“Seek your responsibility and take responsibility for your actions. Search for ways to guide your organisation to new heights. And when things go wrong, as they often tend to do sooner or later, take corrective action, and move to the next challenge,” he added.

Bigirimana, who recently wrote a book on his experience in fighting corruption, made the remarks on Tuesday while presenting a paper to directors, commissioners and under secretaries at the Civil Service College in Jinja.

“Leaders must have a vision which must be shared by followers. The leadership vision goes beyond the written organisational mission statement. The vision of leadership permeates the workplace and is manifested in the actions, beliefs, values and goals of the organisation,” he added.

In Jinja, Chimp Corp Edison Akugizibwe reports that Bigirimana also listed challenges he faced in the promotion and stabilisation of Northern Uganda such as insecurity, low human resource capacity, poverty among households, land conflicts and disintegrated stakeholders.

He said to overcome the obstacles, there was common planning, supporting of districts and training and mentoring of staff which reduced poverty by 65 percent and 97 percent of internally displaced persons returned home.

At the Gender Ministry, Bigirimana said he discovered the lack of a database of the ministry’s assets which had led to encroachment on the government body’s properties; and absence of the industrial court.

He said a taskforce has been put in place to profile the Ministry’s assets and that the industrial court inaugurated on October 24 would soon commence work.

Meanwhile, during the weekend, Buganda Kingdom premier Peter Mayiga praised Bigirimana for giving his all to eradicate poverty among the youth, saying economic empowerment of young people is the pillar for Uganda’s social-economic transformation and stability.

Mayiga said Bigirimana should be emulated by the youth in fighting corruption.

The Premier, who gave Bigirimana a Buganda certificate for his excellent role in transforming the lives of the youth through Youth Livelihood Programme, said good leaders must be reliable and show concern for their people.

The Katikkiro also expressed concern over some Youths who act childish showing that there are some missed steps in their lives.

However, he said that a good leader “must be trustworthy, show responsibility, understand situations and be innovative.”

Mayiga made the comments during the Buganda Youth Leaders retreat held at Grand Global Hotel in Kikoni, Kampala.

He requested that cultural values must be respected and upheld.

On his part Bigirimana advised the youth saying, you “should don’t die to be rich today through wrong means, rather you need to be focused and willing to accommodate good ideas of different individuals for a brighter future.”

He applauded Buganda Kingdom for being accommodative to people of different cultures, background and beliefs.

He gave Katikkiro the books on corruption and others which he authored talking about the experiences of his life.

The retreat, which attracted Buganda Youth leaders from different groups to brainstorm on economics, personal ethics, cultural norms and morals, ended Sunday.

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