A delegation of senior representatives from Uganda’s top selling travel agencies, rx http://dcointl.com/wp-content/plugins/flexslider/classes/class-wooslider-sliders.php had a four-day visit to Abu Dhabi, the capital of the UAE, courtesy of Etihad Airways, the national carrier of the United Arab Emirates.
The trip, organised in partnership with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Yas Island Rotana, was aimed at familiarizing Ugandans with the city’s most popular attractions.
It included a tour of Ferrari World, the world’s first Ferrari theme park and a visit to Yas Marina Circuit, home to the annual Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which will be held on 27 to 29 November 2015.
According to Etihad Airways, the trip also included a tour at the majestic Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, an architectural marvel and one of the world’s largest mosques, with a capacity for over 40,000 worshipers.
To complete the tour the delegation also experienced an evening safari to the desert where they enjoyed the spectacular desert landscape during sunset.
““Abu Dhabi is the largest emirate in the UAE and home to more than 200 islands. We wanted the delegation to experience Abu Dhabi for themselves – a destination that intrigues and captivates the international traveller,” said Toyin Alaran, Etihad Airways’ General Manager, Uganda.
“We are committed to working with our partners in promoting Abu Dhabi to the world and, as a result of this trip, we believe these travel agencies are now more informed and in a better position to advise and support guests on their travel requirements when visiting or passing through Abu Dhabi to other destinations on our global network,” he added.
Etihad Airways launched its direct four-times-per-week service between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi in May 2015.
Operated by a two-class Airbus A320 aircraft with 16 Business Class and 120 Economy Class seats, the new service is designed to provide business and leisure travellers with convenient connections between Entebbe and Abu Dhabi, and onwards to key destinations in the GCC region, Europe, Indian Subcontinent, North Asia, Southeast Asia and Australia.
Former Kashaari County Member of Parliament Maj [Rtd] General John Kazoora took another stride yesterday, cure http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-includes/functions.php toward returning to Parliament after a 10 year break.
He was elected opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC] flag bearer for Mbarara Municipality MP in next year’s elections.
Polling 64, more about Maj. Kazoora defeated with ease his contenders Israel Kazooba and Rwabutera Tibezaraba who managed only 14 and 10 respectively.
A strong pillar in the National Resistance Army that brought the NRM regime to power in 1986, visit web Major Kazoora had strong disagreements with his boss President Museveni after the latter insisted on deleting a clause in the Constitution to allow himself unlimited shots at the presidential ballot.
After bitter exchanges with the President, he was compelled to flee the country and join FDC’s Col Dr Kizza Besigye in South Africa.
He lost the next parliamentary election in 2006 to Urban Tibamanya after retiring from the national army and cutting all links with the regime in 2005.
Kazoora, who together with now Oxfam Executive Director Winnie Banyima openly criticized President Museveni’s personal management of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces, says the President threw all his weight on his ouster from Parliament.
In 2011, the retired Major took another shot at Parliament, this time for Mbarara Municipality, but lost miserably too Medard Bityerezo, managing only 27% of the vote.
Mid this year he was elected the opposition party’s Mobilization, Information and Publicity Secretary for Mbarara district, defeating John Tinbyetaho and Isreal Kazooba.
In Next year’s election, he will now be facing a powerful new entrant Michael Tusiime, who trounced incumbent Medard Bitekyerezo in last month’s NRM Primaries.
Upon being elected, Maj Kazoora said that most people have a misconception on roles of members of parliament. He noted that he is ready to plan for the municipality and to stand firmly against corruption in the country.
“When I was a leader everyone who was present by then testifies; I emphasized zero tolerance to corruption. Once elected back to parliament, I will start from where I stopped,” Maj. Kazora said.
Another FDC stalwart Stanley Katembeya was yesterday handed the FDC flag for the Mbarara Mayoral seat and he will be battling radio presenter Robert Kakyebezi from the NRM side.
Katembeya garnered 83 votes while his opponent Godfrey Kayombya got only 7 votes.
The FDC district electoral commission boss Twinoburyo Omwanawomuntu after declaring the two flag bearers, called for maximum cooperation during the general elections.
The two hopeful candidates promised to work on impassable roads in the Municipality especially in new divisions.