Election 2016

Pressure Piles on Lumumba as Secretariat Staff Petition Museveni

NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba

Soana FC coach Charles Ayiekoh has suggested that only bad decisions by match day referees can prevent his team from defeating relegation threatened The Saints FC in their Uganda Premier League clash on Saturday at Namboole stadium.

“The referees decide what team wins. Sometimes they look at the table and give away a game. I hope the one who will run our game (vs Saints) is going to be neutral and effective to the dot, information pills http://dangerdame.com/wp-admin/includes/screen.php ” coach Ayiekoh said during a pre-match press conference.

The Kavumba based side lost influential attacking midfielder Stephen Bengo to Kenyan second tier side Nakumatt fc but Ayiekoh trusts the squad depth will cover the gap.

“We miss Bengo and of course any other coach would have loved to keep him around but as you know football is business and sometimes the team has to give a player chance to exploit his chances. That said we haven’t lost a match since he left, physician http://coeurdepirate.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ajax-upgrader-skin.php Kamada ‘Ndieffi and Willy Kavuma are also experienced and can guide the team, ailment http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-comment-endpoint.php ” He further added.

Soana team captain Hamis Kitagenda spiced up the build up warning Saints that,” The game is a revenge mission, they just have to give us the point which they took from us in the first round. Its just that clear!”

Newly appointed Saints deputy coach Moses Oloya quashed Ayiekho’s remarks (about poor officiation) arguing that,” Its absurd to even think that Saints can be favored by the refs; then why are we fighting relegation! That shows they are scared already. We are professionals and always work towards our goals independently. The team is now gaining form and of course that shakes our opponents.”

Saints are likely to have full squad on Saturday while Soana will miss Timothy Musinguzi, Muwadda Mawejje and Kagimu Rahmat due to respective injuries while Ayub Kizza is suspended for accumulating three yellow cards.

This will be the second competitive match between the two sides, the first ended in a barren draw.

Soana are 8th with 25 points after 17 games while Saints are 15th after accumulating only 13 points with a game less.
With just over one year at the helm of the ruling party’s secretariat, visit http://changescale.org/wp-admin/includes/widgets.php pressure is steadily building on National Resistance Movement (NRM) Secretary General Mrs. Justine Kasule Lumumba from her junior staffers, health http://corepr.pl/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-site-icon.php who are now seeking intervention from higher authority.

A group of staff members at the Secretariat have signed a petition to President Yoweri Museveni who is also the ruling party chairman seeking that he weighs in on the numerous misunderstandings between them and the Secretariat top leadership, http://coastcakes.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/continents-cities.php led by Secretary General Kasule Lumumba.

The petition dated March 1st was penned majorly by the Secretariat’s technical and support staff. The group led by Robert Rutaro, the head of the youth desk at the Plot 10 Kyadondo road office raises a number of concerns among them, Lumumba’s conceit and unavailability.

The workers informed the President that they were completely demoralized and lacked motivation.

They accused Mrs. Lumumba of lacking team work, noting, “most times she works alone to the exclusion of other staff members, thereby causing inefficiency, redundancy and idleness.”

There is according to the workers, a lot bad blood amongst the top leaders of the secretariat which directly hampers the work of the lower staff.

“There is also selective payment of salaries; many staff members are missing on the payroll, and so do not earn any salary for their services,” they claimed.

They also complained on imbalances in remuneration, noting, “There is a huge abnormal salary gap between the bosses and the staff.”

Late last year, the head of the NRM Electoral Commission Dr Tanga Odoi angrily attacked the Secretary General on the same salary issue.

Mr Odoi in December rejected his salary, accusing the Secretariat of failure to pay his staff for up to four months following misunderstandings between him and the SG.

The emotional Tanga stated that he could not by any means pick his salary without the people that he has toiled with for the good of the party being paid.

“I was yesterday called to pick my salary at the secretariat but I will not take it. I will not touch a single bit of it before my team of 14 members who were tormented by GISOs are paid,” Tanga vowed.

“If it means being sacked, it’s fine. The secretariat cannot punish my workers to the extent of holding their salary, just because they hate Tanga.”

“I cannot kneel down to another person with whom we were recruited at the same time, I only kneel down to God on Sunday and to President Museveni who has brought me here,” he retorted.

The Secretariat workers in the petition also informed the President that the Secretariat has remained “generally dormant” with very little ongoing activity.

“The offices are so dormant without any work there, even during the just concluded elections.”

They added that Mrs Lumumba’s office is completely delinked from them with no flow of information between them.

Chimpreports was still unable to reach Mrs Lumumba for a comment on the raised concerns, as all our phone calls went unanswered.

Upon being appointed to head by Secretariat, President Yoweri Museveni greatly hailed Mrs Lumumba and her young team, expressing optimism that she would rejuvenate the defunct party organ.

Through the campaign season, Museveni blamed all party’s underperformance and shortfalls Lumumba’s predecessor Hon Amama Mbabazi.


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