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MP Accuses International Electoral Observers of Prejudice

MP Ronah Ninsiima accused international electoral observers of being one-sided.

Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwiine has warned judicial officials against delaying judgments and taking bribes to subvert the course of justice, more about health saying their days are numbered in the judiciary.

Bamwiine expressed shock that judicial officials do not work on Mondays and Fridays due to laziness, unhealthy saying such misconduct will be dealt with harshly.

“Treat with honour and dignity the people you serve. People should not come yearning for justice only for you to ask for bribes,” said Bamwiine.

“Don’t take advantage of people being poor and mistreat them.”

Bamwiine made the remarks on Monday at the Kabale District Freedom Square.

Deep-seated corruption in judiciary remains a key concern for the country.

Bamwiine warned that anyone caught engaging in mistreating people and soliciting bribes will face the wrath of the law “because people cannot pay bribes to get justice.”

Kabale Chief Magistrate Agatonica Mbabazi Ahimbisibwe said the area is struggling to deal with quack lawyers who thrive on people’s ignorance to issue invalid court judgements.

Kabale High Court Justice Michael Elubu decried the case backlog and under staffing which has affected delivery of justice in the region.
It’s no longer news that Barcelona FC legends are visiting Uganda this year, rx Chimp Corps report.

According to Rayco Garcia, the manager and promoter of RG Sports Solutions, the team will touch down at Entebbe Airport on December 8 until December 12.

In a press conference held at the Uganda Tourism Board Headquarters in Kololo on Monday, Amos Wekesa mentioned that the team will visit Bwindi Impenetrable national park to track mountain gorillas before proceeding to Murchison falls national park and the source of River Nile.

Then, they will play the Uganda national soccer team (Uganda Cranes) in a match at Namboole stadium on December 12.

Tickets are on sale at Pay Way outlets at; Shs. 30,000 (Ordinary), 150,000 (VIP) and 350,000 (VVIP).

“These legends coming to Uganda is not what’s important per se but rather how we’ll exploit their visit to sell Uganda to the world,” said Wekesa, the CEO Great Lakes Safaris.

He further exclaimed that tourism as a sector has the most trickledown effect in a sense that the foreign exchange earned will benefit; airlines, fuel stations, hotels, the media, food producers among others.

The legends will be accompanied by television crews from Spanish TV, Barcelona Tv, the Dutch TV to mention but a few.

These media have a following of over a billion people in TV viewership as well as social media. Garcia announced that among those coming include; Charles Puyol, Gianluca Zambrotta, Edgar Davids, Luis Garcia, Patrick Kluyvert, Anderson Luis de Souza ‘Deco’, Phillip Cocu, Johan Cruyff, Tuliano Belleti, Gaizka Mendieta among others.

Bwindi impenetrable forest

Bwindi impenetrable forest

“We are still in negotiations to also have Lionel Messi on the team, but chances are highly likely,” said Rayco Garcia.

“I have been here and seen the incredible soccer talent that Uganda possesses. We want to have at least some of these young talented guys play in European leagues.”

Garcia also said that he wants the Barcelona legends to experience the Uganda that they’ve always seen in pictures.

He believes that some could decide to make investments in Uganda.

The proceeds from the match will go into establishing a soccer academy in Kampala that will groom the young talented kids.

Uganda Cranes player, Baba Kizito told journalists that the Cranes team is undergoing intense training to beat Barca legends.
Rita Ronah Ninsiima the Kabale Woman Member of Parliament has accused international elections observers of skipping rural polling stations and focusing only on urban areas while compiling their reports.

The legislator stated over the weekend that such electoral observers have tended to make misinformed deductions that Uganda’s elections are ‘generally peaceful, web free and fair’ because they don’t take the trouble of visiting the rural areas where real election violence, viagra buy malpractices and an array of other electoral crimes are concentrated

She made the remarks on Friday at the launch of the citizen election observer’s network –Uganda (CEON-U) for Kigezi sub region that was held at mother’s Union hall in Kabale municipality.

According to the European Union’s final report on Uganda’s 2011 general elections, while the electoral process was marred by avoidable administrative and logistical failures which led to an unacceptable number of Ugandan citizens being disenfranchised; the electoral campaign and polling day were characterized as ‘generally conducted in a peaceful manner’

Speaking at the event, Dr Pius Ruhemurana the Mayor Kabale Municipality said that more civic education is needed as the elections have now been largely commercialized.

Those that pay a lot of money, he said, are the ones that are voted in to offices.

Dr Ruhemurana also said that there is confusion among the electorate when people, after losing don’t want to accept defeat, but choose to stand as independents; saying that people need to accept defeat.




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