Independent presidential candidate
Amama Mbabazi has cast doubt on
the prospect of having a free and fair election in February.
Mbabazi says that some candidates in the race are playing on unleveled
ground with access to state resources
which they are using to stifle his
Residents of Butambala district attack politicians who keep making empty promises in terms of services and development in return of votes but after being voted ino office , they never get back to them.
These residents mate in Makulungo town located in Budde Sub County in Butambala district during a cross country athletics competition during the launch of a Village development group known as Bengaz Family .
The residents complained that despite having senior government officials hailing from the district, the district is still lagging behind in terms of development compared to its neighour Mpigi district .
The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramadhan Mubajje
has commended Presidential candidate Yoweri Museveni
for being a leader of actions but not words.
Mubajje said that Museveni has fulfilled his
pledges to the Muslim community by donating
vehicles to district kadhis countrywide, with the
most recent donation being a minibus and sh10m
to Kayunga Muslim District Council.
He made the remarks at the Uganda Muslim
Supreme Council (UMSC) offices during the
celebrations of Mawlid (the birth of Prophet
Muhammad) that was attended by numerous
He urged Muslims to be thankful to the president
for his continued contributions to Muslim unity
Mubajje called for calm as Uganda prepares for
the 2016 polls.
He appealed to politicians to desist from
violence or incitement adding that incidents like
the one that recently happened in Ntungamo
should not be repeated.
Vehicles accessing the city will by next year start paying a road user fee levied by Kampala Capital City Authority.
The fees collected from the vehicles will be
allocated towards rehabilitation and construction
of the roads. Charges are expected to be levied
according to the vehicle weight and distance
KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi says
this is in a bid to reduce traffic congestion in the
Musisi didn’t however say where the user fees
will be charged, saying the final details will be
released at the beginning of January, 2016.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni
aims to jumpstart fresh peace
negotiations between the governmen […]
Nigeria’s Waidi Usman has lost a chance of becoming the African Boxing Union featherweight champion after he lost by a split
decision, 3-2, to Edward Kakembo of Uganda,
This was part of the GOtv Boxing Night
Fights to mark the Boxing Day in Lagos.
Kakembo known as Ring Messiah extensively
used his swift jabs and point blank shots to
keep Usman popularly called Skoro in check in the bout.
The Ugandan, who was making championship
debut outside his country, used his
showmanship, good footwork to leave Skoro to play a second fiddle from as early as the
His Excellency President Yoweri K. Museveni the Mediator of the Burundi crisis will this Monday morning re-launch the process of East African Community (EAC) mediated dialogue on Burundi.
This is in continuation of consultations undertaken in July 2015 in Bujumbura by His Excellency Yoweri Museveni and followed up, as per his instructions, by Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga, Minister of Defence, with political authorities as well as the entire Burundi political actors.
In a statement copied to Radio Simba, Dr. Chrispus Kiyonga Minister of Defence of the Republic of Uganda will facilitator the Burundi Dialogue acting on behalf of President Museveni.
According to impeccable sources however much President Museveni would love the blood shed to end in Burundi a country he has natured politically he is between a hard rock and a hard place because of the growing political pressures ahead of the elections come February 18 2015.
A week ago president Museveni told our reporter Joshua Mutale that he is committed to ending the Burundian Crisis.
“We cannot allow genocide to happen in Burundi. So anybody involved must be very careful to make sure that that violence stops. The region cannot accept to have another blood shade in any of the East African member countries, it cannot happen” Museveni emphasized.
The Government of Burundi will be represented by a delegation led by His Excellency Alain-Aimé Nyamitwe, Minister of External Relations and International Cooperation. The main opposition leaders, religious leaders, civil society organizations, women associations as well as former Heads of State will participate in this meeting.
Bloodshed continues in Burundi between the warring factions in what is being described as a near genocide.
The Chairperson of the EAC will be represented by Hon. Dr. Augustine Mahiga, Minister of Foreign Affairs, EAC, Regional and International Cooperation of the United Republic of Tanzania.
The Meeting will also be attended by Special Envoys as follows:
Prof. Ibrahima Fall (AU Special Representative for the Chair of the Commission), Mr. Koen Vervaeke (EU Special Envoy), Mr. Thomas Perrielo (US Special Envoy for the Great Lakes Region), Mr. Jamal Benomor (Special Adviser to the UN Secretary General on Burundi) and Prof. Ntumba Luaba, the ICGLR Executive Secretary.
Several Ambassadors and High Commissioners in the EAC will also be in attendance including H.E Jean Bosco Barege (High Commissioner of the Republic of Burundi), H.E. Rtd Maj. Gen. Geoffrey L. Okanga (High Commission of the Republic of Kenya), H.E. Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage (High Commission of the Republic of Rwanda) and H.E. Dr. Ladislaus Columban Komba (High Commissioner of the United Republic of Tanzania).
AU Peace and Security Council members: H.E. Farid Boulahbel (Embassy of the Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria), H.E. Degefe Bula Wakijera (Embassy of the Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), Mr. Fawzi B.M. Bouketf (Chargé d’ Affaires – Embassy of Libya), Mr. Alus W. Twoden (Chargé d’ Affaires – High Commissioner of the Republic of Nigeria), and H.E. Prof. Lekoa Solomon Mollo (High Commission of the Republic of South Africa).
European Union will also send a high power delegation.
Uganda the host will be represented by H.E. Edward K. Ssekandi (Vice President), Rt. Hon. Ruhakana Rugunda (Prime Minister), Rt. Hon. Kirunda Kivejinja (3rd Deputy Prime Minister/ Minister of East African Affairs) and several Ministers and Ambassadors.
By Joshua Mutale.