Micho Compares Aucho to Southampton’s Wanyama

Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi has promised to keep Ugandan armed forces in Central African Republic and Somalia, ambulance saying regional security is too sensitive to bet on, visit this site Chimp Corps report.

In Somalia, UPDF is battling Al Shabaab insurgents and building capacity of the native forces with the view of stabilising the troubled country.

The mission in CAR aims at capturing LRA rebel leader Joseph Kony and eliminating the security threat posed by the outfit.

Launching his manifesto on Sunday at Kampala Serena Hotel, Mbabazi said “patriotism is what drives the work of our armed forces and all our gallant men and women at work, whether here in Uganda or in South Sudan, Somalia and in Central African Republic.”

He emphasised that “The security of East Africa and Africa at large is too important to bet on and the realities of global terrorism require both military might and well thought-out policy.”

Mbabazi, who served as security and defence minister in President Museveni’s government, added: “This is why under my government our forces will continue to secure both Somalia and the Central African Republic from the torment of terrorism in whatever form.”

UPDF is the most highly-trained and experienced military force in the region with its tentacles spread to many parts of the region.

Mbabazi said while UPDF many not be “perfect” its abilities are a force to reckon with.

“I believe in the ability of the UPDF. It may not be a perfect force but it is a force that we, as Ugandans, can all be proud of. I believe in the UPDF and I know that with strong, clear-headed, discerning leadership, as well as with help from our neighbours and our partners around the world we can be successful in the battle against 21 st century fascism,” said Mbabazi.

Mbabazi’s views depart from Dr Kizza Besigye’s strategy, having previously called for the withdrawal of Ugandan troops from Somalia.

Besigye believes countries like Somalia should be supported to build strong internal systems to deal with their own local issues.

Mbabazi said the work “our officers do in those countries is vital not just to protect the innocent citizens in those countries but to protect us here at home,” adding, “at the barest minimum, our forces should earn a decent wage and benefit from facilities good enough for themselves and their families.”

He said his government will undertake to improve the soldiers’ welfare in terms of increase in salary or housing for the families of those who have died or have been injured in service.

“But service is not only for those who are already members of our armed forces. Under my government, the chance to serve will be made available to every young person in an exclusive national service program called “The Uganda Cadets”. Here, students will be taught the basic tenets of Uganda’s core values namely peace, unity, equality, democracy, freedom, social justice and progress. Furthermore, all students will serve in one of three areas: The Literacy Program, the Medical Program or the Armed Forces Program.”
Dubai-UAE: Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has called for further review in the education programmes, ailment to address Africa’s development agenda.

He said respective Africa Governments should set policies that focus on quality education to close the skills gap.

Rugunda was addressing the African Global Business Forum where he represented President Yoweri Museveni.

The two days conference held under the theme; ‘New Drivers – New Partners’, viagra order took place at the Atlantis The Palm, illness Dubai late last week.

Now in its third year, the African Global Business Forum was organized by Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum who is also UAE Vice President and ruler of Dubai.

This year’s African Global Business Forum, focused on the new drivers and partners of growth for Africa.

The Prime Minister addressed the forum on the theme; ‘Filling the Skills Gap – Developing Africa’s 21st Century Workforce’. The session discussed the importance of education in providing innovative solutions.

Rugunda said that if African countries are to continue to grow, educational institutions and the private sector will need to focus on filling the skills gap.

The session discussed what was needed to ensure that young Africans are capable of meeting the needs of the emerging knowledge economy and produce innovative solutions to meet the continent’s challenges.

Rugunda informed the Forum participants that Uganda Government had allocated the education sector the second largest budget.

He said Government now focuses on skilling the youth to enable them make a positive contribution to national growth and development.

“University intake in Uganda had risen from five thousand to two hundred and fifty thousand in the last thirty years,” he said.

He also pointed out the need for African countries to ensure security and good policies in order to attract foreign investments in education.


Rugunda said that in Uganda, Government was working closely with the private sector to close the education and skills gap.

“We have agreed with investors to train Ugandans in relevant skills as an empowerment plan especially in the Oil and Gas sector,” he said, adding, “There has to be knowledge transfer to the local population as well.”

Responding to a question about how effective was Uganda’s Vision 2040 in implementing the Uganda’s second National Development Plan, Rugunda said, “Vision 2040 was on course and the necessary policy and implementation framework was in place,” adding that Uganda Government was confident that the objectives of Vision 2040 will be achieved.

While answering concerns raised about Uganda’s raising population and its consequence on national development, the Premier explained that population growth in Uganda was a result of a very successful health programme such as immunization, reduction of maternal and child deaths and reduction in HIV/AIDS infections.

“However, Uganda is boosting reproductive health programmes to ensure that parents get children by choice not by chance,” he said.

The session was also addressed by the former Transitional Prime Minister, Republic of Mali Dr. Cheick Modibo Diarra.

He said that there was need for African countries to collaborate and share information about the requisite skills to develop the continent.

“In order to be efficient, African states must identify the right skills that will facilitate the development agenda,” he said.

The Founder and Vice – Chairman, Midcom Group in the United Arab Emirates, Anand Kapoor, also addressed the session. The Midcom Group has investments in Uganda in the communications and education sector. Anand Kapoor promised to send his team to Uganda to follow up on other available investment opportunities.

The session was attended by Uganda’s delegation which included the State Minister in Charge of Investments Aston Kajara, State minister for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Sports Professor Tickodri Togboa and the President of Uganda National Chamber of Commerce and Industry Olive Kigongo.

Coach Milutin ‘Micho’ Sredojevi? has echoed his support behind Cranes rising midfield star Khalid Aucho, page despite the fact that a large section of Kenyan media are pinning him for purported ‘indiscipline’.

Just recently, a panel of analysts that included renowned Kenyan coach Jacob Mulei analysed the ever-rising midfielder, stating that his attitude and temper would dent his chances of winning the best player or midfielder accolade in the Kenyan PL.

Somehow the Cranes boss acknowledges Aucho’s challenge and says, “I respect everyone’s opinion it is true that he (Aucho) is hot tempered person and we are tirelessly working to calm him down as we recognize him as pillar of
our team.”

The Gormahia star was recently shortlisted in the KPL Midfielder of the Year together with teammate, Collins Okoth after a successful season that has seen the side lift the title unbeaten.

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The Serbian is in full praise of the 23 year old, rating him high above the rest in the region.
“Of course Aucho Khalid has gone miles in his football career and reached the level of being best Cecafa-based central midfielder,” Micho told Chimp Sports.

Kenya’s captain, Victor Wanyama has been seen as the most successful footballer in the region after making his way through the ranks in Europe, currently plying trade at Southampton in the most famous league, the EPL.

Many have considered him a role model for young players just like coach Micho does But he compares the two.

“Despite Wanyama being role model and positive example for all of us in the region my personal opinion is that if nurtured properly and given right chance in right environment Aucho  Khalid can reach Wanyama’s level and  even go further.We are privileged to have him with us in Cranes set up.”

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