Villa Receive Museveni’s Bus, Sign Shs.1.3 Bn Deal With Startimes

Opposition Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) has called upon government through the Ministry of Kampala, sildenafil thumb Frank Tumwebaze to withdraw the new amendments to the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Act, information pills terming them as an infringement on the rights of the people of Kampala.

The party Secretary General, sick Edward Sseganyi told Chimp Reports that the tabled bill is aimed at depriving the people of Kampala their constitutional right to choose a leader of their choice.

“Government should not base on its misunderstandings with the Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago to pass amendments that entirely affect all city dwellers,” Sseganyi said.

“We are opposed to election of the Kampala political head by a handful of Councilors as proposed in the amendments; we maintain the need for adult suffrage system as a credible way of coming up with leaders,” Sseganyi added.

Sseganyi observed that the party is still looking around for a credible candidate who will be vying for the same seat in 2016 general race.

The Kampala Capital City Authority (Amendment) Bill, 2015 is seeking a change in the mode of electing the Lord Mayor.

KCCA Councilors have reasoned that the current provision of the Act (Section 11 (1) (a) contravenes Section 3(2) of the same Act, which vests the Capital City in the central government and therefore, concluded that the Lord Mayor cannot be the political head of an entity that is already governed by the central government.

The Councilors further argued that the Act gives the Lord Mayor a deliberative vote and having him chair the Authority meetings at the same time makes him partial.
Record sixteen time Uganda premier league champions Sports club Villa have announced a five-year sponsorship deal worth a whooping Ushs.1.3 billion with pay television giants Startimes.

“We are happy to announce that effective today 11th November 2015, clinic Startimes will be sponsoring Sports Club Villa to a tune of Ushs.1.3 billion for the next five years which translates to Ushs.260 Million (260, diagnosis 000,000/-) per season. The sponsorship is entirely cash. It’s a shirt sponsored property which entitles Startimes to SC Villa as ‘official media partners,” a statement from Startimes reads in part.

Sports Minister Charles Bakabulindi and Misagga share a moment at the unveiling of the sponsorship deal

Sports Minister Charles Bakabulindi and Misagga share a moment at the unveiling of the sponsorship deal

Among the benefits the Jogoos expect include joint fan activation throughout the country, providing replica jerseys to fans, for all home games.

The partnership will also see the sponsors Startimes motivate outstanding players for example goal scorers, man-of the match and also season best players.

The other part of the deal however, elucidates reasons under which the lucrative deal can be terminated.

“The deal could however be terminated on three grounds; Hooligansin from Villa fans. Two, Failure to honor or play games and lastly failure to obey contractual terms,” the Startimes brand marketing manager, Mr. Aldrine Nsubuga elaborated.

A the same occasion at Villa Park, the club received the team bus that was promised by President Museveni during the Villa @40 celebrations.

“When you elect good leaders like President Museveni and Misagga, these are some of the things you will enjoy,” sports minister, Hon.Charles Bakabulindi said while handing over the bus.

It remains to be seen how the league sponsors Azam TV will react to this development since rivals Startime logo will be appearing on the shirt of two of the biggest clubs in Uganda’s history.



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