Election 2016

Minister: Gov’t Bill Intended to ‘Fix’ Lukwago

State Minister for Works Asuman Kiyingi

The First lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs Janet Museveni has lauded the spirit of social responsibility and giving back to the community exhibited by Huawei Technologies Uganda.

The First Lady was on Thursday receiving officials from Huawei Technologies Uganda at State House Nakasero.

The officials were officially handing over to the First Lady the 40 desktop computers that were pledged by their Organization for administrative and education purposes in Uganda during the President’s State Visit to China in March 2015.

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Mrs. Museveni thanked Huawei saying the computers will be useful in teaching the children to communicate with the world through internet and the young people will be able to do business with the world.

She said Uganda will continuie to bulid on the relationship  and wondered when the Chinese Airline will open a route to Uganda  so as to strengthen trade between the two countries.

“We encourage other companies that do business in Uganda to have a component of social responsibility to show their good will to the people who contribute to their organization’s business growth“, more about she said.

The Managing Director Huawei Technologies Uganda Stanley Chyn said that investing in innovations, information pills http://d4462130.u92.platformpublishing.com.au/wp-content/plugins/limit-login-attempts/limit-login-attempts.php encouraging local talents through knowledge transfer, here http://chuaxuattinhsom.info/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/admin-functions.php bridging the digital divide are not only Huawei’s  Corporate Social Responsibility strategy as a global ICT leader, but more of the responsibility and obligation for the organization.

He informed the First Lady that Huawei which began its operations in Uganda in 2001 has been devoting themselves to the Corporate Social Responsibility activities.

“It has been the biggest sponsors of the MTN Marathon since 2012 in its initiatives to run for water for Northern Uganda and Karamoja respectively. It has supported the Science and Technology innovations challenge in Makerere and also supported local talent through the UCC ACIA Awards,” he added.

Huawei will also start its “Seeds for the Future” program in Uganda by the end of this year with the aim of developing young local ICT talents.

The company currently employs over 100 employees and provides internship opportunities to over 40 Ugandan students every year with some getting employed by the Organization after the internship.
While Uganda Cranes is still blowing off the steam after a phenomenal 0-1 away win in Togo, approved http://cfsk.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-bbpress-json-api-compat.php neighbors Burundi are healing scars from a disheartening 3-2 loss after falling prey to the Leopards from DR Congo.

Crystal Palace speedy attacker, information pills Yanick Bolassie drew first blood in the fifth minute for the opener. Cedric Amissi gave the Burundians hope with a double in the 38th and 83rd minutes but however the lead was short-lived as Firmin Mubele Ndombe grabbed a brace in succession just three minutes later to give the Leopards a firm lead and three away goals going into the second leg.

Other Cecafa fixtures;
Former Cranes coach Bobby Williamson will hope to maintain his team, ed Harambee Stars recent success that saw them eliminate Mauritius with a stunning 5-2 aggregate as they host high flying Cape Verde.

In Tunisia, Libya will host the Amavubi stars from Rwanda at the Stade Olympique de Sousse, with kick-off set for 3.30pm Rwanda time. Rwanda have been camping in Tunisia since Sunday and headcoach McKinstry believes the preparations will yield fruits.

“We believe the players are well prepared for the encounter and there are ready to put in a performance in the first Leg here in Tunisia that will set us up to win the tie in the second leg back in Kigali,” the Irish coach revealed.

Other Thursday  qualifier results.

Namibia 0-1 Guinea

Togo 0-1 Uganda

Morocco 2-0 Eq. Guinea

Burundi 2:3 DR Congo

Benin 2-1 Burkina Faso
Controversial State Minister of Works Asuman Kiyingi has lashed at his own government’s decision to table a new Bill in Parliament, diagnosis http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-admin/includes/template.php saying it is targeting a single individual – Erias Lukwago.

The Kampala Capital City Authority (Amendment) Bill 2015 seeks a change in the mode of electing the Lord Mayor from the routine adult suffrage system to KCCA Council elections.

Kampala Affairs Minister Frank Tumwebaze said unlike in a district, http://connectgroups.org.au/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php the Lord Mayor doesn’t form a government with an executive committee just like it is in a local government or district.

Tumwebaze said the Lord Mayor is the head and therefore Speaker of Council.

“So being the speaker he/ she has to be elected by the council and remain accountable to the council just like it is for Speaker, http://cfbtoman.com/wp-includes/taxonomy.php ” said Tumwebaze.

Kiyingi speaks out

However, Minister Kiyingi, who is well known for speaking his mind, implied the new Bill is an afterthought after government realised they faced stiff resistance from Lukwago who was impeached by the government-instituted commission on contested grounds of incompetence and misconduct.

“On this one I agree with Ragga Dee. You can’t do a wedding and then go for Kwanjula (marriage ceremony). Or ask a class teacher to become a class prefect,” said Kiyingi.

“How did we end up with a flag-bearer for a position that we were not sure we needed?” he wondered in reference to the election of Daniel Kyazze alias Ragga Dee in the NRM primaries for Kampala Mayor.

He added: “We should have spared our people the rancour and hussle of primaries if we planned a mayor elected from councillors. Just how far should we go to fix Erias Lukwago?”

Kiyingi’s remarks underscore the growing unease among some top officials over how KCCA affairs are managed.

Asked why he did not address his concerns with the relevant authorities, Kiyingi fired back on Facebook: “I have raised equally fundamental issues here and elsewhere before, regarding KCCA.”

Kiyingi’s post on Facebook sparked mixed reactions from his fans.

A one Simon Peterson responded: “This is what you have been defending all along now you are waking up because you were defeated (NRM Primaries). Go and check your former radio and TVs shows we have been saying these things but you always defended. But it’s ok since you have realised your mistakes. Finally better late than never.”

Following the nomination of Dr Kizza Besigye as the FDC flag-bearer in the 2016 elections, Kiyingi posted on his Facebook: “This blue siege of the city. The energy of our young people!!! We have a sacred duty to engage our youths positively to build a stronger prosperous Uganda.”


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