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NRM party looking into reasons for its poor performance in Buganda – Lumumba

NRM party looking into reasons for its poor performance in Buganda – Lumumba

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, NRM, NUP, Parliament, POLITICS
The NRM Secretary General Rt. Hon. Justine Kasule Lumumba has regretted the party's declining performance in Buganda but said this should not worry NRM supporters since the party gained more support in other regions NRM Supporters celebrate at their headquarters in Kampala,Uganda.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. NRM Supporters celebrate at their headquarters in Kampala,Uganda.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking at the party headquarters yesterday Ms Lumumba said even in Buganda where they didn't perform well there were no polling stations where President Yoweri Museveni the party presidential flag bearer scored zero. A bus decorated with a portrait of Uganda's President H.E Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who was declared winner for the 6th term.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/K...
Remarks of the EU Ambassador on NGOs bank account freezes

Remarks of the EU Ambassador on NGOs bank account freezes

AFRICA, Business, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Red Cross, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda The EU and its Member States are one of the largest development partners of Uganda. Most of EU funding goes to support government institutions but through their cooperation programmes, the EU and its Member States also support civil society organisations and private sector entrepreneurs. Civil society organisations contribute to the achievement of Uganda’s development objectives and are important stakeholders and development agents in the implementation of the third National Development Plan of Uganda. The EU and its Member States wish to underline the essential role played by civil society in any democratic country including in the electoral process. Civil society organisations engage in domestic observation, voter education, voter participation and violence preventi...
Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Natalie E. Brown

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, Parliament, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, UN Human RiGHTS, WORLD
on U.S. Concern Over Denying Ugandan CSOs Access to Their Bank Accounts U.S. Embassy Kampala January 9, 2021 Kampala, Uganda The U.S. government remains concerned over disturbing signs that civic space is closing.  With the election only days away, restrictions on civil society organizations (CSOs), delayed accreditation of domestic observers by the Electoral Commission, and interference with non-partisan voter education programming funded by Uganda’s international democratic partners have raised serious concerns about Uganda’s preparedness for a transparent, inclusive election.  Today we remain particularly concerned over how Ugandan institutions continue to block the bank accounts of several reputable and well-known CSOs, on questionable bases, preventing the...
EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched  in Kampala.

EAC Election Observation Mission to the 2021 Uganda General Election launched in Kampala.

AFRICA, EALA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, Kenyan Parliament, Nairobi, Parliament, POLITICS, Sudan, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women, USA, World Bank
East African Community Headquarters, Arusha, Tanzania, 10th January, 2021: The East African Community Election Observer Mission to the Uganda General Election to be held on 14th January, 2021 has been formally launched.   H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye (middle).Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. Speaking during the launch of the mission at a Kampala hotel, the Head of the Mission, H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye, who is also a former president of the Republic of Burundi, said that the Community attaches great importance to the promotion of democracy, which will in turn guarantee political stability in the entire region.  H.E. Domitien Ndayizeye addressing the Observers.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. “Further to the invitation of the Electoral Commission of Uganda, the...
Prayers for Uganda ahead of the National Elections

Prayers for Uganda ahead of the National Elections

AFRICA, Business, EDUCATION, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, UK, UN Human RiGHTS, UN Women
A group of Ugandan women intercessors in Conjunction with wailing mothers have prayed for their Country for Unity and peace ahead of the General Elections due on the 14th January 2020. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivering her remarks during the Ceremony.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Prayers held at Kololo Airstrip on Sunday were coordinated by Mrs Jolly Kaguhangire presided over by the the Executive Director Kampala Capital City Authority  Ms. Dorothy Kisaka who represented the first lady  and the Minister For Education and Sports Hon. Janet Museveni. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy( R) with the Coordinator of the event Mrs Kaguhangire Jolly .Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. KCCA Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy( R) wit...
No Cameras at the Polling Stations-Uganda Electoral Commission Chairmain

No Cameras at the Polling Stations-Uganda Electoral Commission Chairmain

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Red Cross, WORLD
We shall not allow Cameras at the Polling Stations.We shall also not allow selfies in these places.But, Those with Cameras can take Photos outside these ringed fences. The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama said this at the Official Dispatch of Polling Materials for Special Interest Groups, Presidential and Parliamentary Elections, 2021 on wednesday at their warehouse Stores in Banda,Kampala.  The Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Dr Simon Byabakama with him team flag off the electoral materials.;Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates.  _Wednesday 6th January 2021_  As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, commenced on packing of polling m...
President Museveni  appoints Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator

President Museveni appoints Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator

AFRICA, Electoral Comission, Football, FUFA, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UPDF, WORLD
Kampala,Uganda: President Museveni has appointed Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga as the Kampala joint security operations coordinator reporting directly to the Commander in Chief. UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, told the Daily Monitor that Maj Gen Muhanga will be the overall operations coordinator for all security agencies. "This means he will be the link between joint operations of the police force, the military and intelligence agencies,” Lt Col Akiiki said on Friday. UPDF deputy spokesperson, Lt Col Deo Akiiki, has confirmed that Maj Gen Muhanga will be the overall operations coordinator for all security agencies. “This means he will be the link between joint operations of the police force, the military and intelligence agencies,” Lt Col Akiiki said on Friday. At...
ELECTORAL COMMISSION BEGINS ACCREDITATION OF OBSERVERS FOR 2020/2021 ELECTIONS

ELECTORAL COMMISSION BEGINS ACCREDITATION OF OBSERVERS FOR 2020/2021 ELECTIONS

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, NUP, POLITICS, UGANDA, WORLD
 Kampala,UgandaThe Electoral Commission has started accrediting national and international Election Observers for the 2021 General Elections.According to the Chairperson of the Accreditation Committee, who is also Deputy Chairperson, Electoral Commission, Hajat Aisha Lubega, the EC Accreditation Centre, based at Serena Kampala Hotel, was officially opened on 22nd December 2020, and will receive and process approved applications up to Monday 11th January 2021.Section 16 (1) (a) of the Electoral Commission Act, gives the Commission powers to accredit representatives of political parties, civil society organizations, media and any other duly registered institutions to observe electoral activities.At least forty-nine (49) national and international organisations, diplomatic missions and regio...
NRM will abide by the Electoral Commission directive to  suspend  Political Campaign meetings-Kasule Lumumba

NRM will abide by the Electoral Commission directive to suspend Political Campaign meetings-Kasule Lumumba

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA, WORLD
  Kampala,Uganda: The NRM party has said they are willing to abide by the Electoral Commission’s directive to suspend all campaign meetings in 12 districts and cities across the country. NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba during the Weekly Press Conference.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. EC Chairman Justices Simon Byabakama Mugenyi effective yesterday suspended all campaign meetings in districts and cities categorized by Ministry of Health as having high spread of COVID-19.  The commission noted that despite several reminders to candidates to conduct campaigns in a manner that will not put the lives of Ugandans at risk, some candidates have continued to address mass gatherings, which has led to fast spread of the virus in Uganda.   NRM Sec...
Bobi Wine’s Personal bodyguard knocked dead.

Bobi Wine’s Personal bodyguard knocked dead.

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA
 Kampala,Uganda: Francis Kalibala, a private bodyguard attached to National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has been knocked dead. According to Kyagulanyi, his body guard “was run over by a military police patrol truck” as they drove to Kampala from Masaka.      Francis Kalibala, a private bodyguard “I regret to announce the death of our security team member Mr. Francis Kalibala also known as Frank. Francis was run over by a military police patrol truck number H4DF 2382 which had blocked us in Busega as we were taking comrade Kasirye Ashraf for emergency medical attention in Rubaga hospital. Francis past away a few minutes ago in Rubaga hospital. May your life never perish in vain brother. Rest in peace. A very sad day,” Ky...
Press Statement on Commencement of Packing of Ballot Papers for Presidential and Parliamentary Election

Press Statement on Commencement of Packing of Ballot Papers for Presidential and Parliamentary Election

AFRICA, Buganda Kingdom, Busoga Kingdom, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA, Uganda Law Society, Uganda Red Cross, USA, WORLD, World Bank
As you are aware, the Electoral Commission, received the first delivery of ballot papers and Declaration of Results Forms for District Woman Representative to Parliament, on Wednesday 9th December 2020. This has since been followed by the delivery of ballot papers and Declaration of Results (DR) Forms for other elective positions, namely, Presidential, Directly-elected Members of Parliament and Local Government Councils (Chairperson and Councillors in partial consignments. Justice Byabakama Mugenyi Simon, Chairperson, Electoral Commission examines the ballot Papers  soon after  the packing process started. To-date, the Commission has received the complete delivery of ballot papers for Presidential and Parliamentary (Directly-elected and District Women Representative...
SUSPENSION OF GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN MEETINGS IN SPECIFIED AREAS OF THE COUNTRY

SUSPENSION OF GENERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGN MEETINGS IN SPECIFIED AREAS OF THE COUNTRY

AFRICA, COVID-19, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, HUMAN INTEREST STORIES, INTERNATIONAL, POLITICS, UGANDA, USA, WORLD
Kamnpala,Uganda Following the outbreak of the Corona Virus (COVID-19), the Government, in March 2020, announced a package of measures to fight and contain the spread of corona virus in the country. The measures included closing of educational institutions, places of worship, banning of large political gatherings, cultural groups, large wedding ceremonies and burials, etc. Electoral Commission Chaiman Justice Byabakama Simon Mugenyi (R) with his Deputy Hajat Aisha The lockdown led to the suspension of electoral related activities as scheduled by the Electoral Commission. However, upon resumption of the scheduled electoral activities, the Commission, in an effort to determine the manner in which the election activities, campaigns inclusive, ought to be conducted given the COV...
NRM asks Ugandans to vote for them again,vows to work with the Opposition-Capt.Mukulaa

NRM asks Ugandans to vote for them again,vows to work with the Opposition-Capt.Mukulaa

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, NRM, POLITICS, UGANDA, WORLD
 By Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates 24th December,2020. The National Resistance Movement-NRM vice-chairperson in charge of Eastern Uganda, Captain  Mike Mukula  has asked Ugandan electorates  to forgive NRM incase  of any wrongs done  in the past and  Vote them into power. The National Resistance Movement-NRM vice-chairperson in charge of Eastern Uganda, Captain  Mike Mukula.Photo by Ronald Kabuubi/KMA Updates. We  are experienced leaders who have even  better plans for the development of this country. Mukula said this during a press briefing held at the Sheraton Hotel  Kampala on  Thursday. Please continue to Vote for President Yoweri Museveni. The National Resistance Movement is now a Solid Party.  The Party has made significant gains. We have been able to capture Supp...
BIOGRAPHY: Ali Kirunda-Kivejinja

BIOGRAPHY: Ali Kirunda-Kivejinja

AFRICA, Busoga Kingdom, EALA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, KENYA, Kenyan Parliament, POLITICS, TANZANIA, UGANDA
By Dr Mohammed Kirunda Nkutu KK was born in an aristocratic family that traced its origin from the ancient kingdom of Bunyoro Kitara. He was born at the height of British colonial occupation of Uganda. Undertook Islamic instruction before formal education that took him to India,a newly independent nation. Changed his life career path from human medicine to a political calling  because of the influence of Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s founding prime minister who encouraged him to fight for his country’s independence. Formed a comradeship with John Kakonge, Wadada Musani, Kintu Musoke and Bidandi Ssali to infuse their energies and organize a party linked to the Indian National Congress as a vehicle for independence aspirations. At that tim...
With record of peace and progress, nobody can defeat NRM- Museveni

With record of peace and progress, nobody can defeat NRM- Museveni

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, POLITICS, UGANDA
NRM Candidate Yoweri Museveni displays his gifts of Protection donated by his Supporters. Wednesday, 16th  December 2020 FORTPORTAL MUNICIPALITY, KABALORE: Leaders from Tooro sub-region have commended the NRM government under the stewardship of President Museveni for fulfilling the pledges made in the 2016 campaign manifesto. NRM Candidate Yoweri Museveni  is seen drumming. This was contained in a joint memorandum by leaders from the districts of Kabarole, Kyegegwa, Kyenjojo, Bunyangabo, Kamwenge, Kitagwenda read by the LC 5 Chairperson Kabarole district Mr. Richard Rwabuhinga at Boma Grounds in Fort-portal Municipality. The leaders, including NRM Political leaders, flag bearers and Youth, were today meeting President Museveni who is also the NRM Presidential Candidate ...
Uganda Police issues stiff Traffic controls ahead of Festive Season

Uganda Police issues stiff Traffic controls ahead of Festive Season

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, UGANDA
By George William Kakooza Kampala,Uganda Uganda Police has issued stiff Rules and Regulations ahead of the Christmas Festive Season The Ag. Director Traffic and Road Safety in the Uganda Police Force CP Bazil Mugisha   says the Directorate will revamp Fika Salama Checkpoints at busy roads to avoid increasing accidents country wide. While addressing the Press about the Festive Season traffic controls at the Uganda Media center Kampala about the Festive Season, CP Mugisha said, following; the Speeding, reckless & careless driving offenses that are largely responsible for road carnage. Mugisha said these also increase out of incompetent drivers; Driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol; Vehicles in dangerous mechanical conditions; Boda boda riders who flout traffic ...
Uganda’s Electoral Commission receives another batch of electoral materials from Germany

Uganda’s Electoral Commission receives another batch of electoral materials from Germany

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, NRM, NUP, UGANDA
Electoral Materials are seen arriving in the Country. Electoral Materials are seen arriving in the Country Electoral Materials are seen arriving in the Country Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama talks to Journalists at Entebbe Airport 11th Nov,2020. Electoral Commission Chairman Justice Simon Byabakama talks to Journalists at Entebbe Airport 11th Nov,2020.
Economic outlook – Election risks, FID to shape recovery

Economic outlook – Election risks, FID to shape recovery

AFRICA, Banking World, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, Standard Chartered Bank, UGANDA
Uganda Focus Uganda – A pivotal year Economic outlook – Election risks, FID to shape recovery 2021 is likely to be a pivotal year for the economy, with the Final Investment Decision (FID) on oil expected by June. Prior to the FID, elections – brought forward by one month to mid-January – are likely to determine investor sentiment and the pace of Uganda’s post-COVID recovery. Political risk is seen as elevated. Protests following the arrest of opposition leader Bobi Wine in 2020 (accused of flouting COVID restrictions on the size of political rallies) drew a heavy-handed response from police, with scores killed. A post-election calming of sentiment would likely lend itself to a faster growth recovery. Ongoing political volatility poses further downside risks to our 4.0% GDP forecast ...
Uganda’s electoral Commission receives the first  batch of over 40 tones of the 2021 election polling materials

Uganda’s electoral Commission receives the first batch of over 40 tones of the 2021 election polling materials

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, INTERNATIONAL, TECHNOLOGY, UGANDA
 By  Georgewilliam Kakooza                        09/12/2020    The Uganda Electoral Commission has received a batch of over 40 tones of the 2021 election polling materials that arrived in the Country on Wednesday evening at Entebbe International Airport.   These were received by the delegation of the Commission led by the Chairperson Justice Simon Mugyenyi Byabakama, as delivered to the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority by the Fly Emirates from the United Arab Emirates.   While addressing the Media at Entebbe International Airport, Byabakama, said the first Electoral Materials measure total of 4o tones and these are ballots for Woman Member of Parliaments and local councils, printed by the Al Ghariar Printing and Publishing LLC in the United Arab Emirates- Dubai   Byabakama further...
British High Commission Presents 46 election observers for accreditation

British High Commission Presents 46 election observers for accreditation

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, Electoral Comission, EUROPEAN UNION, INTERNATIONAL, UGANDA, UK
By George William Kakooza/KMA Kampala,Uganda The British high commission in Uganda has presented up to 46 election observers for accreditation by the Independent Electoral Commission of Uganda to monitor the 2021 Presidential elections.   In a letter to the EC Public affairs department, the British High Commission first secretary in charge of Politics Simon Tucker says, the names follow a note “verbele” sent by the foreign affairs Ministry to foreign missions regarding election observation.                       British High Commissioner to Uganda Peter West (L) with UMEME 's                                                      Director Of Communication Peter Kaujju. “This is to notify you that 46 British High Commission will be taking part in the election obs...