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Kiggundu Defends 2016 Election Results

KCB bank yesterday donated 2 neonatal incubators to pediatric department of Mbarara Referral Hospital in a bid to reduce infant mortality in the district.

While handing over the incubators worth 20M Shs, case http://darkon.org/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/templates/placeholders/attendees.php KCB bank managing director Joram Kiarie said Uganda is one of the countries grappling with a high numbers of premature babies; yet lacking adequate facilities to ensure babies in this condition are kept alive and safe.

Kiarie said that in the past 3 years, drug KCB bank has injected over 240M Shs in donating incubators across the country.

Shiellah Nyamwire, advice KCB bank customer service officer speaking to journalists said that they found it important to give back to their customers both from urban centers and in hard to reach areas.

Shiellah Nyamwire-KCB Bank customer service officer speaking to the press after donating the incubators to Mbarara Referral Hopsital

Shiellah Nyamwire-KCB Bank customer service officer speaking to the press after donating the incubators to Mbarara Referral Hopsital

Dr. Elias Kumbakumba, a doctor in charge of infants at the referral hospital says that they receive 25-30 cases of premature birth every week which needs special medical attention.

Elias said that 1.5 million children born annually, more than 200,000 pre-term babies are born before 37weeks and nearly 90% of them die before their first birthday.

He thanked KCB bank which has taken the initiative to provide incubators to the hospital to reduce on child mortality rate in the hospital.

He also highlighted that the hospital still lacks space, nurses and doctors to cater for the premature born babies who need immediate attention.

 
Soana football club had a long evening to remember after The Saints fc tore them apart with a magnificent 4-0 thumping as the Namboole side stepped up their survival fight.

Patrick Senfuka ushered in the humiliation just two minutes into the game smashing in from Bernard Agele’s set up from a corner kick.

Isaac Kirabira doubled up the scoreline at the half hour stroke after Muhammed Didi collided with his defense allowing a cross to drop on the former Villa captain Who sent in an empty net.

Yasin Mugume piled more misery with a third just after a nine minutes interval again from Soana defensive mixup. The goal forced coach Charles Ayiekoh to pull out the porous keeper.

Hassan Musana completed the rout in the 82nd minute to give a huge relief to the new technical bench led by Basena and Oloya also raisng the Saints above the relegation zone for the first time.

Vipers 2-0 Sadolin
In Buikwe, no rx http://daylesfordartshow.com.au/wp-includes/kses.php it was two goals from unfamiliar duo Sadam Juma and Sulaiman Mutyaba that brought down Sadolin Paints. The Painters now sink further in the table with three straight losses in the second round.

Away wins
Michael Kabanda and Fred Kalanzi struck in both halves to give Lweza FC a perfect win and thus dim Maroons hopes of survival. In the other games David Kiiza’s 34th minute strike ensured Bul FC recorded a double over table leaders, http://centreduplateau.qc.ca/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-category-checklist.php KCCA FC. The same result was registered in Bombo where Joseph Othieno diverted Odur’s header into his own goal. The red eagles climb upto the third place reviving their race to the title.

Full results
Maroons F.C 0-2 Lweza F.C – Luzira

Bright Stars F.C 0-0 URA F.C – Matugga

KCCA F.C 0-1 BUL F.C –Wankulukuku stadium

JMC Hippos F.C 0-0 SC Villa – Kakindu

The Saints F.C 4-0 Soana F.C – Namboole

Simba F.C 0-1Express F.C – Bombo

Vipers S.C 2-0 Sadolin Paints F.C -Buikwe

FRIDAY.
Police 1-0 SC VU

 
Electoral Commission chairman Eng. Dr.Badru Kiggundu was on Monday morning on the receiving end of a barrage of questions regarding the transparency of the recently concluded elections, more about http://cmccommoditytransport.com/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php from lawyers representing candidate Amama Mbabazi .

Kiggundu was tasked to explain the origin of the provisional results as he read them before the final announcement of the winner of the presidential elections at the National Tally Centre in Namboole.

In response, http://cienciaaldia.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-to-twitter/wp-to-twitter.php the EC chairman explained that the results were electronically wired from the district tally centers as signed by the district returning officers.

“Results were sent from the polling stations to sub counties and then to the district returning officer attached to the Electoral Commission .He would scan them and then wire them to the tally centre at Namboole,” Kiggundu told court.

He said that in a bid to avoid hacking of the results, they encrypted them so they could reach in an original form.

Asked whether the results before being sent to the tally were made accessible to the public and candidates’ agents, Kiggundu said though there were no large screens put in place, the results were first read out to the agents.

The EC boss almost landed himself in trouble when he revealed that he used experience from previous elections in Ghana and Kenya where he was accredited as an observer, adding that these taught him a lot of skills he applied in Uganda’s case.

Mbabazi’s lawyers had to be restrained by judges from pinning Kiggundu on whether or not Ghanaian laws were applicable to Uganda.

On whether he followed any law in transmitting information electronically from polling stations to the national tally centre, Kiggundu said, “In management of elections we have powers to do it in the best possible way and if there is need of use of technology, there is no specific law to be applied.”

Biometric Voter System

Kiggundu said this new system lived up to expectations, adding he was happy the set objectives while applying the system where achieved.

He said it helped do away with multiple voting adding that as stipulated, each voter was allocated 30 seconds and this was achieved.

Asked whether he could determine the number of Ugandans who had voted using the biometric voters system, Kiggundu however said that the system was never procured for such a purpose.

“We never looked at the possibility of releasing that information there and then because it would be expensive.”

On the voters register, Dr. Kiggundu told court that they phased out the previous one and used data from the national IDs program.

“It would be wastage of money to issue voter cards when the data is encompassed in the National IDs which are multi-purpose,” Kiggundu told court.

Tasked to explain more about the new register, Kiggundu said due to new technology, they had to get another register by getting data from the National IDs and used for developing the new register and then archiving the old one.

“We made updates to be able to capture those who had not registered for the National IDs,” Kiggundu said.

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