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Karamoja Minister: Only NRM Understands Our Challenges

ChimpReports has partnered with NBS Television to bring to you a live stream of Pope Francis’ visit to Uganda starting Friday evening.

One can easily follow the Pope’s tour by clicking on the video stream on the upper right side of the website.

This means all ChimpReports’ readers across the world can follow up on real-time events as the Pope makes his historic trip to Uganda.

Security remains tight in and around Kampala to secure the Pope and areas he intends to visit.

Below is the pope’s schedule in Uganda.

Friday, search http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/ecwid-shopping-cart/templates/admin-timeout.php 27 November 2015

15:10 Farewell ceremony at “Jomo Kenyatta” International Airport in Nairobi
15:30 Departure by plane from Nairobi for Entebbe
16:50 Arrival at the International Airport of Entebbe in Uganda
Welcoming ceremony
17:30 Courtesy visit to the President at the State House in Entebbe
18:00 Meeting with Public Authorities and Diplomatic Corps in the Conference Hall of the State House
[Arabic, remedy English, drugs French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
19:15 Visit to Munyonyo and greeting to Catechists and Teachers
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Saturday, 28 November 2015

08:30 Visit to the Anglican Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo
09:00 Visit to the Catholic Shrine of the Martyrs of Namugongo
09:30 Holy Mass for the Martyrs of Uganda in the area of the Catholic Shrine
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
15:15 Meeting with the young people at Kololo Air Strip in Kampala
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
17:00 Visit to the Charitable Centre of Nalukolongo
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
18:00 Meeting with the Bishops of Uganda at the Archbishop’s House
19:00 Meeting with Priests, Men and Women Religious and Seminarians gathered in the Cathedral
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Sunday, 29 November 2015

09:00 Farewell ceremony at the Airport of Entebbe
09:15 Departure by plane from Entebbe for Bangui in the Central African Republic
10:00 Arrival at “M’Poko” International Airport of Bangui
Welcoming ceremony
11:00 Courtesy Visit to the President of the State of Transition at Renaissance Presidential Palace
11:30 Meeting with the Government Leaders and Diplomatic Corps
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
12:15 Visit to a Refugee Camp
13:00 Meeting with the Bishops of the Central African Republic
13:30 Luncheon with the Bishops and Papal Entourage
16:00 Meeting with the Evangelical Communities gathered in the FATEB Headquarter (Evangelical Faculty of Theology of Bangui)
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
17:00 Holy Mass with Priests, Men and Women Religious, Catechists and young people gathered in the Cathedral of Bangui
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]
19:00 Administration of the Sacrament of Reconciliation to some young people and Prayer Vigil in the esplanade in front of the Cathedral
[Arabic, English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish]

Monday, 30 November 2015
In celebration of East-Africannes, more about http://celesteanddanielle.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-users-list-table.php the East African Community (EAC) Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, more about Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, graced the official opening of the third Zinduka Festival held at Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium in Arusha, Tanzania.

He represented the Secretary General, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera.

Meaning “re-awakening consciousness” in Kiswahili, Zinduka brings together participants from the fields of academia, social movements, civil society organizations, media, the business community, the EAC Secretariat and East African government bodies to engage in discussions regarding East African integration.

The meeting also aims to find collaborative measures to strengthen advocacy on EAC integration for sustainable development and to celebrate the region’s rich diversity.

Reiterating on the importance of integration, which is also the theme of this year’s Zinduka Festival, Mr. Mfumukeko stressed on the need for more citizenry participation.

”This is the only way that our collective dream can be realized. Popular ownership is the foundation for a secure and sustainable East African Community,” he added.

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (centre) in a group photo with delegates from the five Partner States

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (centre) in a group photo with delegates from the five Partner States

The Zinduka Festival comes in time of EAC Day marked for November 30, 2015.

With 15 years of integration already under her belt, the Community was in the forefront of the Customs Union in 2005, the Common Market in 2010, the signing of the Monetary Union Protocol in 2013, as well as continuous efforts in fast-tracking the process towards an East African Political Federation.

In addition to this, in 2011, the EAC designed a Forum for the involvement of Civil Society and the Private Sector in the integration process.

“With women constituting over 60 percent of the EAC population, their role in boosting social and economic development of the Community and trade across the region cannot be overemphasized,” said Mr. Mfumukeko.

“Youth is another group that cannot be ignored. Many of our young people have brilliant and innovative ideas, and if we all should work together with them to create an environment where this potential can be fully tapped to drive growth and development,” he said.

The Zinduka Festival originated from the need for a people owned process envisaged in Article 127(3) and (4) of the EAC Treaty. Zinduka is a catalyst that compliments other ongoing as well as future efforts by state and non-state actors to build a sustainable EAC through active citizenry participation. The inaugural Festival was held between May 30 and June 1 2013 in Arusha.
In celebration of East-Africannes, adiposity http://chuaxuattinhsom.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/shortcodes/twitter-timeline.php the East African Community (EAC) Deputy Secretary General in charge of Finance and Administration, treat http://cocktaildream.be/wp-content/plugins/forms-contact/admin/hugeit_free_version.php Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, page graced the official opening of the third Zinduka Festival held at Sheikh Amri Abeid Memorial Stadium in Arusha, Tanzania.

He represented the Secretary General, Amb. Dr. Richard Sezibera.

Meaning “re-awakening consciousness” in Kiswahili, Zinduka brings together participants from the fields of academia, social movements, civil society organizations, media, the business community, the EAC Secretariat and East African government bodies to engage in discussions regarding East African integration.

The meeting also aims to find collaborative measures to strengthen advocacy on EAC integration for sustainable development and to celebrate the region’s rich diversity.

Reiterating on the importance of integration, which is also the theme of this year’s Zinduka Festival, Mr. Mfumukeko stressed on the need for more citizenry participation.

”This is the only way that our collective dream can be realized. Popular ownership is the foundation for a secure and sustainable East African Community,” he added.

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (centre) in a group photo with delegates from the five Partner States

Mr. Liberat Mfumukeko, EAC Deputy Secretary in charge of Administration and Finance (centre) in a group photo with delegates from the five Partner States

The Zinduka Festival comes in time of EAC Day marked for November 30, 2015.

With 15 years of integration already under her belt, the Community was in the forefront of the Customs Union in 2005, the Common Market in 2010, the signing of the Monetary Union Protocol in 2013, as well as continuous efforts in fast-tracking the process towards an East African Political Federation.

In addition to this, in 2011, the EAC designed a Forum for the involvement of Civil Society and the Private Sector in the integration process.

“With women constituting over 60 percent of the EAC population, their role in boosting social and economic development of the Community and trade across the region cannot be overemphasized,” said Mr. Mfumukeko.

“Youth is another group that cannot be ignored. Many of our young people have brilliant and innovative ideas, and if we all should work together with them to create an environment where this potential can be fully tapped to drive growth and development,” he said.

The Zinduka Festival originated from the need for a people owned process envisaged in Article 127(3) and (4) of the EAC Treaty. Zinduka is a catalyst that compliments other ongoing as well as future efforts by state and non-state actors to build a sustainable EAC through active citizenry participation. The inaugural Festival was held between May 30 and June 1 2013 in Arusha.
The Electoral Commission has written to the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) instructing the organization to immediately stop its voter education campaign dubbed ‘Topowa’ which in the view of the Electoral body is partisan and violates their prior agreement.

In a letter dated November 26, try http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/em-upgrade.php the Secretary of the EC, and http://ddmdevelopment.com/wp-includes/meta.php Mr Sam Rwakoojo said that “The Electoral Commission has however noted with concern that the voter education message running on Television (Topowa) is biased contrary to the law, http://daniellebinks.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-screen.php guidelines for accreditation and Memorandum of understanding which you signed with the Commission.”

“The purpose of this letter is to call you to immediately stop airing the Topowa voter education campaign on television and some radio programmes until further clarification to the Electoral Commission.”

This comes days after the EC Chairman Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu warned civil society organizations that relay biased electoral messages under the guise of voter education.

CCEDU launched the ‘Topowa’ campaign in September calling on Ugandans to exercise their constitutional right to vote and to stand against apathy.

‘Topowa’ is a popular slang in Luganda meaning ‘don’t give up’.

“The idea behind Topowa campaign is to encourage Ugandans not to give up no matter the circumstances. We are heading to a very critical and competitive election and people’s votes must be upheld,” said Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana the Chairman CCEDU at the launch.

The coalition has since traversed the country doing activation campaigns through mass media; TV, radio and open rallies.
The Electoral Commission has written to the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU) instructing the organization to immediately stop its voter education campaign dubbed ‘Topowa’ which in the view of the Electoral body is partisan and violates their prior agreement.

In a letter dated November 26, link http://contraboli.ro/wp-content/themes/default/images/header-img.php the Secretary of the EC, visit this Mr Sam Rwakoojo said that “The Electoral Commission has however noted with concern that the voter education message running on Television (Topowa) is biased contrary to the law, guidelines for accreditation and Memorandum of understanding which you signed with the Commission.”

“The purpose of this letter is to call you to immediately stop airing the Topowa voter education campaign on television and some radio programmes until further clarification to the Electoral Commission.”

This comes days after the EC Chairman Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu warned civil society organizations that relay biased electoral messages under the guise of voter education.

CCEDU launched the ‘Topowa’ campaign in September calling on Ugandans to exercise their constitutional right to vote and to stand against apathy.

‘Topowa’ is a popular slang in Luganda meaning ‘don’t give up’.

“The idea behind Topowa campaign is to encourage Ugandans not to give up no matter the circumstances. We are heading to a very critical and competitive election and people’s votes must be upheld,” said Dr. Livingstone Sewanyana the Chairman CCEDU at the launch.

The coalition has since traversed the country doing activation campaigns through mass media; TV, radio and open rallies.
The State Minister for Karamoja Affairs, buy http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php Barbra Nekesa Oundo has said it is only the National Resistance Movement government which fully understood the dynamics of the semi-arid area.

When visited at her official residence in Moroto municipality built by the Office of the Prime Minister, click Ms Oundo said no one else can do what the NRM government has achieved in Karamoja region and any change of government can upset both the already attained development and the good plans in the pipeline.

Oundo has been the state minister for Karamoja affairs since it was elevated into a full ministry in May 2012 and Janet Museveni who was in the same junior position was promoted to a full cabinet minister.

Karamoja which is in the North Eastern Uganda faces persistent drought just like the Pokot and Turkana region in Kenya, Topotha and Didinga region in South Sudan and Nuende community area in Ethiopia.

Due to drought these communities practice nomadic pastoralism characterized by constant movement with their herds of cattle in search of water and pasture.

In 2000 the government of Uganda made extensive research and consultations to address the problems in Karamoja that was nearly a no-go-zone.

The first intervention was addressing the insecurity since almost all families had unregulated guns.

According to Ms Oundo bullets were fired after every five minutes and everyone was living on tenterhooks.

“It was impossible to stay for five minutes here without hearing the sound of bullets. Insecurity was the biggest challenge before anything else could set in,” she recounted during the interview this week.

In 2001, the government using local authorities started sensitizing the community on the adverse effects of guns and how the government can get better alternative ways of survival in the absence of guns.

Disarmament 

The voluntary surrender of arms also started towards the end of the same year.

In 2002 the UPDF moved in the area for the forceful disarmament process and over 90 percent of the guns were taken from the warriors.

The building of dams and roads started in the region. Dams are now in Lokthum Valley, Loleikapel, Lokithle in Moroto, Akwapau and other areas.

Meanwhile the tarmac has reached up to Moroto town which is known as the capital of the area.

Ms Oundo says formal education is now going on all parts of the region and everyone has recognized and appreciated the development.

“We now have formal education here something that was just a dream. In fact it’s the people of Karamoja who now say they cannot wait for the rest of Uganda to grow,” she added.

“NRM understood Karamoja like no one; that is why the forgotten region is now flourishing and promising. In case of any change of government all the development would go to waste. Only NRM can maintain it,” said the Minister.

President Museveni’s rallies in the area pulled large crowds.

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