Election 2016

Museveni Impressed by Women’s Performance in February Polls

With now more than three weeks of home confinement and police surveillance the opposition Forum for Democratic Change presidential candidate Col Dr Kizza Besigye is not taking the foot off the gas in the fight for his freedom.

A day after his party announced a nationwide campaign to stay away from work and shun pro- government businesses and artists; Col Besigye has unveiled a slogan that will be headlining the party’s impeding numerous forms of protests.

Dr Besigye has adopted a campaign slogan that recently wrecked havoc in the United States of America in July 2014. .

The “I can’t Breathe” sprouted in the wake of a police murder in New York City in which an unarmed middle aged man named Eric Garner was killed while selling cigarettes on the streets.

During his arrest, stuff http://ccimiowa.com/wp-includes/option.php Garner was placed on “chokehold” (which is prohibited by law) by a policeman and in the process suffocates him to death.

As he gasped for air, http://ciprs.cusat.ac.in/wp-content/themes/intensio/lib/widgets/posts.php the victim shouted repeatedly “I can’t breathe, I can’t breathe” eleven times while lying face down on the sidewalk before he lost consciousness.

His death kicked off days of widespread riots as tens of thousands poured on the streets of New York and all around the country, chanting “I can’t breathe”

The campaign also peaked for weeks over social media, gaining remarkable global attention.

This afternoon, FDC’s candidate shared a picture in which he donned a black t-short with the words “I can’t breathe.”

According to the FDC campaign launched by the party yesterday, members and supporters will every Tuesday be donning black clothes and engaging in prayers for the release of the politician.
As the country joined the rest of the world to mark the International Women’s Day, click http://clintonbrook.com/wp-includes/class-walker-comment.php President Yoweri Museveni has expressed contentment with the performance of female politicians in the just concluded general elections.

Museveni while presiding over the national celebrations at the Kololo Independence grounds in Kampala said he was happy that the representation of women in parliament has improved.

“35% of the positions in Parliament are now being held by women, more about ” he said. “I also heard that the women defeated men in 18 directly contested constituencies. This was a bit higher than the previous term when they had only 13 constituencies.”

Globally according to World Bank data, here neighboring Rwanda has the world’s highest female representation in Parliament (63%), while Uganda fairs impressively in the 29th position as of 2014.

Last week for the first time, two females were voted on the list of ten representatives of the national army in Parliament.

The president emphasized in his address that the ruling National Resistance Movement even with limited resources, has always prioritized the interests of women.

Meanwhile, Museveni said was happy that out of the 8million pupils in primary schools today, 49% of them are girls.

This he said was a very big step compared to where then country came from.

The president was however dismayed by the rate at which the HIV/AIDS scourge is taking root again around the country.

During his campaigns in the recently concluded elections, Museveni said he found that AIDs in some of the areas was going up.

Museveni said the conventional preventative measures put in place to fight the disease were seemingly ineffective and suggested the best remedy would be behavioral change.

“Some people have been telling me about male circumcision, but according to my research, even in communities where circumcision is practiced, the prevalence of IADS is very high; there must be some problem there,” he said.


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