Election 2016

Massive Irregularities in Rwampara NRM Primaries: Candidate Scores 190% Votes

The Rt. Hon. Speaker, about it buy more about http://cfbtoman.com/wp-includes/class-wp-user-query.php Rebecca Kadaga has encouraged graduates to use their newly acquired education skills creatively and be productive, http://cikza.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-module-meta.php seek solutions, without having to seek jobs.

Speaking at the first graduation of Makland Institute of Business and Management ,Makerere on Friday, the Speaker encouraged the new graduates to acquire more skills that could expose them to bigger opportunities, could make them competitive.

“When the Road Construction Company (RCC) came to Uganda to build roads, it had to employ Kenyans simply because Ugandans were not qualified for the jobs and so we lost out,” the Speaker said.

She further said that Uganda is expected to have 50,000 jobs created in the next five years and it is prudent that the youth arm themselves with as many skills as possible.

Rt. Hon. Kadaga added that she was fighting to see that there is gender equity in the education sector. “After realizing that many vocational schools lack provisions for female students, I opened up a battle to see that this changes,” the Speaker emphasized.

“I also challenged a proposal by the government to scrap the Certificate of Gender and Equity that was meant to ensure that women and children received a fair share of the nation’s resources,” the Speaker added.

The Speaker congratulated the graduates upon their achievement and encouraged them to hold the institution’s name high wherever they go.

This was the first graduation to be held by Makland Institute of Business and Management and a total of 193 certificates and Diplomas were awarded.

The graduates were of different nationalities which included Somalis, Comorians, and South Sudanese. The Institute offers courses in business, social sciences, computing, languages, Journalism, and other vocational studies.
Candidates in the Rwampara Constituency NRM primaries have unanimously decided to seek intervention of the party secretariat after they disputed the repeated election citing that it was also marred by massive irregularities.

The vote was cast on Thursday afternoon after a heavy downpour in the area especially in Bugamba, hospital http://danielpyne.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-user-endpoint.php Ndeija, stomach http://contactburlco.org/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-post-data.php Mwizi, doctor http://cineaverde.com/wp-includes/class-wp-query.php and Rugando Sub Counties. Therefore, the partial results only started coming out at Midday on Friday.

The delay was also attributed to massive irregularities especially accruing from ballot stuffing and inadequate materials.

Irene Achan speaking to police officers

Irene Achan speaking to police officers

According to Charles Ngabirano who was leading in the race, “The repeated election only turned from bad to worse.”

For instance, results from Mwizi Sub County indicated that Ngabirano had 17,000 votes out of the 9,000 official voters (188.8 %) while the incumbent, Hon. Vincent Kyamadidi and other candidates earned no vote on any polling station in the sub county.

Security personnel deployed to oversee the election

Security personnel deployed to oversee the election

In some areas, the ballot papers ran out and the election officials resorted to using exercise book pages as substitute.

“I really want to win but I want to win in the right way. This is just wastage of party resources,” Ngabirano said.

The elections were being overseen by NRM Electoral Commission Chairman, Tanga Odoi’s Secretary, Irene Achan, who was being helped by police and military officers.

After the candidates disputed the election, RPC Jaffar Magyezi advised Achan and her people to take the results to the NRM electoral commission headquarters in Kampala for further analysis, which they did.

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