Election 2016

Why Minister Banyenzaki was Defeated in Rubanda NRM Primaries

President Museveni has urged the people of Northern Uganda to adopt modernized agricultural habits if they are to realise high value yields and achieve increase their household incomes, discount http://corepr.pl/wp-includes/class-wp-http-curl.php Chimp Corps report.

Addressing a rally at Arua Hill Play Grounds on Monday evening, sick http://curaacufeni.com/wp-includes/template.php the president said farmers must go beyond subsistence farming to make a profit.

“It’s true one can make money out of tobacco growing but this can only be at a large scale. This is not viable because not so many people have big chunks of land but rather a few making it difficult for them to gain much from the growing of tobacco, http://clovellysurfclub.com.au/wp-content/plugins/wp-e-commerce/wpsc-components/theme-engine-v1/templates/wpsc-list_view.php ” Museveni noted.

The President gave an example of 10 acres of tobacco whose harvest would yield only Shs 6 million shillings whereas 100 acres would yield Shs 60 million adding that its only profitable when done on a large scale.

President Museveni walks to the rally at Arua Hill playgrounds amid chants from the people

President Museveni walks to the rally at Arua Hill playgrounds amid chants from the people

He said since a few people have chunks of land, it would be wise if they practiced modernized agriculture through growing of crops that don’t require bigger areas but are profitable such as fruits.

“If someone has 2 acres of land, they can cultivate food on one acre and the second one is used for something that would give income to them although on a small scale. You can grow fruits like oranges, mangoes, grapes, or even rearing 5 cows that would give you milk for sell and consumption at home,” Museveni advised.

“One can also rare chicken and pigs on the same piece of land as a method of modern agriculture. Subsequently you can get good money out of agriculture other than the way you have been doing it.”

The president said now that Uganda is totally peaceful, the people can concentrate on seeing how they can improve their wealth status noting that government has put in place a conducive environment to enable this.

“This area had been deserted as many of you ran to South Sudan and DRC. Now after the end of the war you came back and ready to resettle. We have constructed the roads, extended electricity and other programs to help you get income and wealth.”

He said government is focused on putting in place programs that   would benefit all groups of people including the youth, women and people with disabilities in a bid to ensure they are alleviated from poverty.

The president later received more than one hundred youths who had crossed from the strongest opposition party FDC to the  ruling NRM .

President Museveni receives defectors from FDC

President Museveni receives defectors from FDC


President Museveni has urged the people of Northern Uganda to adopt modern agricultural habits if they are to realise high value yields and increase their household incomes, what is ed http://clevelandheartlab.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sal/class.json-api-platform-jetpack.php Chimp Corps report.

Addressing a rally at Arua Hill Play Grounds on Monday evening, sildenafil http://comarsa.com.pe/components/com_k2/helpers/permissions.j16.php the president said farmers must go beyond subsistence farming to make a profit.

“It’s true one can make money out of tobacco growing but this can only be at a large scale. This is not viable because not so many people have big chunks of land but rather a few making it difficult for them to gain much from the growing of tobacco, more about http://ckls.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/sync/class.jetpack-sync-server.php ” Museveni noted.

The President gave an example of 10 acres of tobacco whose harvest would yield only Shs 6 million shillings whereas 100 acres would yield Shs 60 million adding that its only profitable when done on a large scale.

President Museveni walks to the rally at Arua Hill playgrounds amid chants from the people

President Museveni walks to the rally at Arua Hill playgrounds amid chants from the people

He said since a few people have chunks of land, it would be wise if they practiced modernized agriculture through growing of crops that don’t require bigger areas but are profitable such as fruits.

“If someone has 2 acres of land, they can cultivate food on one acre and the second one is used for something that would give income to them although on a small scale. You can grow fruits like oranges, mangoes, grapes, or even rearing 5 cows that would give you milk for sell and consumption at home,” Museveni advised.

“One can also rare chicken and pigs on the same piece of land as a method of modern agriculture. Subsequently you can get good money out of agriculture other than the way you have been doing it.”

The president said now that Uganda is totally peaceful, the people can concentrate on seeing how they can improve their wealth status noting that government has put in place a conducive environment to enable this.

“This area had been deserted as many of you ran to South Sudan and DRC. Now after the end of the war you came back and ready to resettle. We have constructed the roads, extended electricity and other programs to help you get income and wealth.”

He said government is focused on putting in place programs that   would benefit all groups of people including the youth, women and people with disabilities in a bid to ensure they are alleviated from poverty.

The president later received more than one hundred youths who had crossed from the strongest opposition party FDC to the  ruling NRM .

President Museveni receives defectors from FDC

President Museveni receives defectors from FDC


Economic Monitoring Minister Henry Banyenzaki has been floored in the NRM primary elections for Rubanda County West Member of Parliament, case http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/classes/em-location.php Chimp Corps report.

Eng. Denis Sabiiti emerged victorious in the race characterised by acts of intimidation by the fire-spitting minister.

In the elections held on Monday, Sabiiti was declared winner, defeating Banyenzaki with a margin of almost 2,000 votes.

A former commissioner of transport in the Ministry of Works and Transport, Eng. Sabiiti got 13798 votes while Hon Banyenzaki came second with 11,874 votes and Moses Kamuntu Mwongyera polled 5,363 votes.

Mathias Muhereza went home with 2,264 votes yet Abel Muhumuza walked away with a paltry 494 votes. Dustan Kagoma managed 436 votes with Africano Byaruhanga trailing with 334 votes.

The Rubanda West and Kabale Municipality elections were postponed on October 27 due to missing voting materials.

NRM Kabale District Chairperson Maurice Keitaba said then that this came after officials discovered that over 16,000 ballot papers were missing from the batch sent from Kampala for three sub-counties.

The affected areas were Bufundi (17 villages with a voting population of 4,917), Ikumba (15 villages with a voting population of 5,829) and Muko Sub-County – the birthplace of Banyenzaki (12 villages with a voting population of 5,191 voters).

At least 5 out of the 7 candidates signed on a letter to NRM Electoral Commission Chairperson, Dr Tanga Odoi, seeking the postponement of the primaries in the contested constituency.

These included Eng. Denis Sabiiti, Moses Kamuntu Mwongyera, Robert Muhereza Matthias, African Byarugaba Kikabeinika, and Rtd Corporal Abel Muhumuza Karegyesa.

Brutality 

The incumbent, Henry Banyenzaki and Dustan Muhereza Ziine did not append their signatures on the letter.

In Kabale many accused Banyenzaki of brutalising his opponents and intimidating the people to vote him.

He at one time kidnapped Pastoli Twinomuhangi, the Kabale District Speaker on allegations that the latter was carrying fake ballot papers to use in the NRM primaries.

Banyenzaki went ahead to deflate Twinomuhangi car’s tyres after ordering his soldiers to block the speaker’s movement at a hastily-organised roadblock.

Banyenzaki told ChimpReports then that he had reliable information that the speaker had in the car “fake NRM registers and some ballot papers but we had no ill intentions of harming those people.”

Twinomuhangi was a close ally of Banyenzaki until recently when he chose to rally behind Eng Sabiti.

In August, Banyenzaki intercepted and blocked Moses Nuwagaba, the former Kabale District Deputy RDC at Omukidebe Trading Centre in Rubaare Ntungamo district.

Banyenzaki impounded Nuwagaba’s car whom he accused of being a supporter of Amama Mbabazi and frustrating government programmes.

It will also be recalled that before the postponement of the exercise, drama ensued at the Kabale District Yard along the Kabale- Mbarara road when Banyenzaki exchanged blows with his rival, Eng Sabiti.

This followed a bitter exchange of words on whether the voting exercise should be postponed following disappearance of voting materials.

These acts of brutality, arrogance and slandering people on public platforms marked the beginning of Banyenzaki’s downfall.

His attempts to use police and his military guards to create an atmosphere of terror in Rubanda left a bitter taste in the mouths of his supporters.

“It was a protest vote against Banyenzaki’s excesses,” said Richard Musinguzi, 32, a resident of Muko Sub-county in Rubanda.

“Instead of lobbying for good roads and clean water, he spent the better part of his time abusing his opponents and attacking former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi. We have taught him a lesson,” Musinguzi, a trader, observed.

It remains unclear if Banyenzaki will stand on the Independent ticket to reclaim the seat which he has occupied since 2001.

Meanwhile, in Kabale municipality NRM MP Primaries, Dr Francis Runumi floored his rivals Nicholas Kamara and Prof Augustus Nuwagaba.

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