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Power Basketball Club Parts Ways with Sponsors, Appoint New Management

Lawyers representing the Electoral Commission (EC) have faulted Amama Mbabazi for claiming there were irregularities in the national voters’ register that was used during the February 18 elections, troche Chimp Corps report.

Mbabazi’s lawyers submitted that there was no voters’ register apart from information from the national ID project being used which he said was against the law.

Electoral Commission lawyers led by Enos Tumusiime on Thursday said there was nothing wrong with using data obtained from the National ID project.

Tumusiime argued that officials from the electoral body were part of the team that collected and compiled the data.

The lawyers told court that the processes to compile the new register begun after the 2011 general elections.

“Registration for national IDs at village, look parish, sub-county and district levels kicked off and was being witnessed by Electoral Commission officials,” Tumusiime told court.

“There were efforts to get as many voters as possible and at the end over 15 million voters were registered at the end of the compilation process.”


On several occasions, said EC lawyers, voters were called to check whether they appeared on the new register as updating it continued up to when a final one with 15 million voters was reached at.

The lawyers faulted Mbabazi for  claiming that there was no voters’ register in the just concluded polls because data used was got from  national IDs and that  there was no law stopping them from using the same data.

“By the time we compiled the new register; the petitioner was still a minister in government but never raised any complaint about it and can’t deny it now. He even used it for identification. No one should therefore claim there was no voters’ register,” Tumusiime added.

On claims that it was wrong to retire the old voters’ register, the lawyer explained to court that there was nothing like retiring it but rather “archiving” the 2011 register.

“When you prepare a new one, the old register is archived so as to be used in the future.”

On the social media blockade, the lawyers insisted that this was not done selectively but to all people adding there were however other means of communication including phones, radios, televisions and emails that could be used to transmit results.

Tumusiime however noted that the social media users are a small fraction of the people in the country adding that blockade of the platform affected a few people.

Hearing of the petition resumes this afternoon.

As part of regrouping and organizing their camp ahead of the upcoming national basketball league, malady Power Basketball club has announce termination of their sponsorship contract with Tigerhead batteries.

“This is to inform the general public that Power basketball club is no longer under the sponsorship of Tigerhead batteries,” part of the communication from the club read.

“We would hereby like to thank the management of Tigerhead Batteries for taking us through the past two years and supporting us through two exciting seasons not forgetting Zone V in Rwanda.”

The three time champions have also announced an overhaul in the management and technical department that was led by long serving coach, Bernes Ankunda

“We would also like to extend our gratitude to the management team for always dedicating their time and energy to see that our team retains its glory amidst all the challenges that team faced during the past two years,” adding that” We hereby take this opportunity to inform the public that a new Management team has been selected to run the club for the 2016 season.”

Brian Wathum takes over the reigna from Coach Ankunda who helped the club claim the FUBA titles in 2008, 2010 and 2011.

The new management will be under club president Peter Mabunda, general manager Allan Musoke and Caleb Ernest as the technical director.

“The main goal for the change is to re-evaluate the strategic direction of the club and implement a plan to produce results that reflect positively on the organization on and off the court and return to the business of winning Championships,” the message sums up.

The new management team

President – Peter Mubanda

General Manager – Allan Musoke

Finance Directors – Maurice Kirego and Elliot Bagenda

Public Relations and Media – Zakia Maseruka

Technical Director – Caleb Ernest

Team Manager – Maureen Byoleka

Behavioral Strategist – Jacob Okumu

Team Statician – Dorcus Bagiire

Head Coach – Brian Wathum


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