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A pictorial of  New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team  as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

A pictorial of New KCCA ED Kisaka Dorothy and her team as they take Oath and receive instruments Of Power

AFRICA, EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL NEWS, INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY, KCCA FC, Politics
The incoming Executive Director Mrs. Kisaka Dorothy receives instruments of Power from the Outgoing ED Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Executive Director Mrs Kisaka Dorothy delivers her remarks . The outgoing Executive Director Engineer Andrew Kitaka. The incoming Deputy Executive Director- KCCA Eng. David Luyimbazi. The incoming Director Of Human Resources and Administration Ms. Grace Akullo.
UGANDA:  “Why I chose ANT ahead of NUP”, Hon Wadri.

UGANDA: “Why I chose ANT ahead of NUP”, Hon Wadri.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
Arua Municipality MP, Kassiano Wadri, has explained why he decided to join the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) and not the National Unity Platform (NUP) which is headed by Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine. Speaking after he was unveiled by ANT, Wadri said he initially identified with People Power (which later morphed into NUP) because it was a movement which was a home to all those aggrieved by the current political state of affairs. However, he said, he decided to join ANT because he found its values and mission more alluring. Kyagulanyi vigorously campaigned for Wadri during the Arua Municipality by elections in 2018. In fact, days before the election, they were brutalised by security operatives. Some people had naturally expected him to join Kyagulanyi’s party. ...
UGANDA: President Museveni appoints Manifesto team

UGANDA: President Museveni appoints Manifesto team

AFRICA, ELECTIONS, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA – President Yoweri Museveni and also the chairperson of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) has pursuant to Art 14(1) of NRM constitution named a 14-member committee tasked with coming up with the party manifesto for the period of 2021-2026 The committee will be chaired by minister of justice and constitutional affairs Prof Ephraim Kamuntu and who will be deputised by the party’s Deputy Secretary General Mr Richard Tadwong. The manifesto shall be science driven and based on science, technology and innovation. The manifesto is expected to address the Export promotion and import substitution strategy in the real economy that deals with the basic human needs which include food, clothing, medicine, security, infrastructure, education and spiritual work. The committe...
UGANDA: NRM party supporters in Bududa complain of missing names in party registers

UGANDA: NRM party supporters in Bududa complain of missing names in party registers

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
A section of the National Resistance Movement Party members (NRM) in the three sub counties of Bumayoka, Bushiyi and Kuushu town council in Bududa district have protested over absence of their names in the party registers. Residents say their names have been deleted something that infringes on their rights yet they subscribed to the party and are still members. The NRM electoral commission updated the registers between March 11th- 17 in preparation for the election of NRM primaries which have started. However, a number of voters said that their names were missing from the NRM registers. They said they lodged the same complaint at the NRM office in Bududa but did not get clear information. Hanington Mayoka from Bumayoka sub county said they will not allow this to go on yet t...
UGANDA: Rwomushana, MP Kakooza arrested after political talk show on NBS TV.

UGANDA: Rwomushana, MP Kakooza arrested after political talk show on NBS TV.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
Former government spy and Presidential hopeful Charles Rwomushana and Kabula County Legislator James Kakooza were on Tuesday night intercepted and arrested by Police personnel. The duo was part of a crew that was hosted for the Barometer program on NBS TV which airs every Tuesday. They were in a panel discussion together with Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze and National Unity Platform member Fred Nyanzi. “NBS TV is under siege right now. They have blocked all the Barometer guests from leaving the station. Charles Rwomushana and MP Kakooza arrested,” a witness at the station confirmed. The message was later confirmed by Rwomushana, using his social media platform. “Arrested at NBS TV,” Rwomushana said. “Hon James Kakooza let free, the others surrounded by police,” h...
UGANDA:  Speaker Kadaga nominated for NRM Vice Chairperson seat

UGANDA: Speaker Kadaga nominated for NRM Vice Chairperson seat

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga was on Monday nominated for the position of 2nd National Vice Chairperson (Female) of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party. Kadaga was nominated by Local Government ministe Raphael Magyezi and seconded by Trade minister Amelia Kyambadde and Nakapiripirit Woman MP Anyakun Esther. Her nomination for the position effectively opens up a tough contest with her rival, State Minister for Lands Persis Namuganza who has also expressed interest in the same position. Kadaga and Namuganza’s conflicts started in 2018 at a function to launch boreholes in Namuganza’s Bukono Constituency, Namutumba District, where the minister reportedly told off Kadaga and Busoga king Gabula Nadiope to concentrate on ‘fighting jiggers in Kamuli’, whi...
UGANDA: Masaka DP leaders defect to Bobi Wine’s NUP.

UGANDA: Masaka DP leaders defect to Bobi Wine’s NUP.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
A section of Democratic Party [DP] leaders in Masaka District have announced their defection to National Unity Platform (NUP) led by Kyadondo East Member of Parliament, Mr Robert Kyagulanyi commonly known as Bobi Wine.Mr Kyagulanyi on Wednesday unveiled NUP as the political wing of the People Power movement. The less known NUP was formed in 2004 and initially called National Unity Reconciliation and Development Party (NURDP) under the stewardship of Mr Moses Nkonge Kibalama.Mr Stephen Bonny Kasujja, the chairperson Masaka city DP chairperson said they took the decision to join NUP after realising that no one in DP top leadership was prepared to take over state power. Mr Norbert Mao is the DP president general.“We have been observing what has been going on within our party in the pas...
UGANDA: People Power unveils 500 youth coordinators for party elections

UGANDA: People Power unveils 500 youth coordinators for party elections

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA – The People Power Movement through its National Union Platform party on Thursday unveiled 500 youth coordinators who are tasked with the work of spearheading the upcoming party elections due on August 11. Mr Francis Zaake, the People Power national youth coordinator said at least two youth representatives were selected from all the 134 districts and the regions in the country. “This is our continued quest for change. There are many ways in which we are approaching this struggle but most importantly paying attention to the youth. Many of the revolutions that have happened in the world have had the youth and students at the forefront. We are going big on it,” Mr Zaake said. Party leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine urged the youth to reach out to the voters noting that ...
UGANDA: President Museveni unopposed for  NRM party chairman seat

UGANDA: President Museveni unopposed for NRM party chairman seat

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
The ruling NRM party Electoral Commission has declared President Museveni as a sole candidate for the seat of the party national chairman after his contender failed to fulfill requirements. “I can declare to you and to Ugandans that NRM has one contender for national chairman and that is Yoweri Kaguta Museveni,” the NRM Electoral Commission chairperson, Dr.Tanga Odoi told journalists on Thursday. Former Makindye East MP John Ssimbwa had expressed interest in challenging the incumbent but according to Tanga, the former legislator never showed seriousness in what he was doing. “He didn’t commit himself even by paying expression of interest fees. We don’t deal with political realities like that. You can’t come to politics when you are ready.” Dr.Tanga Odoi said he would move the ...
UGANDA: Bobi Wine unleashes new political party

UGANDA: Bobi Wine unleashes new political party

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
The People Power political movement leader and Kyadondo East MP, Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine has unveiled the National Unity Platform (NUP) as his new political party ahead of the 2021 general election. Speaking at the unveiling ceremony on Wednesday at Kamwokya Bobi Wine said that for long, their supporters and several leaders have been asking them about the symbol they intend to use in the upcoming elections. “Although many political parties and organizations had reached out to us, our first and most important criteria was to identify a political formation which shares the objectives and values that we share as well,”Kyagulanyi said. “Therefore, I stand before you to announce that we’re unveiling the National Unity Platform as the political wing of the People Powe...
UGANDA: Deputy Speaker Oulanyah to run for NRM North Vice Chairmanship position

UGANDA: Deputy Speaker Oulanyah to run for NRM North Vice Chairmanship position

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Deputy Speaker of Parliament who is also Omoro County MP Jacob Oulanya has expressed interest in running for the NRM Vice Chairmanship Northern region position. This is the second time he is contesting for the same position as he was “sweet talked” by President Museveni in 2015 to step down for the incumbent Sam Engola giving him an easy victory against the Minister for Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees Hillary Onek. While picking the nomination forms from the NRM offices in Kampala, Oulanyah told the journalists that the party agreed in 2015 that he would run for the position in 2021. “As you maybe aware, I did this five years ago in 2015 in Namboole and was asked by Mr President to step down for Hon Sam Engola who is the incumbent,” he said. He added that,...
UGANDA: Jeema unveils logo

UGANDA: Jeema unveils logo

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
The Justice Forum (Jeema) yesterday unveiled a new party logo and announced that they will not field any presidential candidate in the forthcoming elections but will rather rally behind People Power flag bearer Robert Kyagulanyi, alias Bobi Wine. “We are here today to officially unveil our new symbol, which will appear on [the ballot paper],” party secretary general Muhammad Kateregga said at the party headquarters in Mengo, Kampala, yesterday.He said the previous logo was unclear for the electorate. “Our candidates have been complaining that the symbol we were using is not visible and could easily be mistaken to be a football. That is why we decided to change the symbol and put the map of Africa in red colour in the middle so that it can easily be seen by everybody,” he added. M...
UGANDA: FDC trashes digital campaigns, affiliates it to abuse of democracy.

UGANDA: FDC trashes digital campaigns, affiliates it to abuse of democracy.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party ()has rubbished and described the digital campaigns suggested by the Electoral Commission as an abuse to democracy Mr Nathan Nandala Mafabi, the Party Secretary General said that as a party they have rejected the proposed digital campaigns by the EC ahead of the 2021 general elections because they abuse the pillars of constitutional democracy. Mr Mafabi who doubles as the MP for Budadiri West said digital campaigns would ban freedom of assembly enshrined in Article 29(d) of the Constitution, offending the main pillars and foundation upon which constitutional democracy was built on in Uganda. Mr Mafabi who was speaking to PML Daily on June 25 explained that the objective II of the Constitution of Uganda titled Democratic Principles...
UGANDA: Gen.Muntu steps down as ANT leader, to contest for party flag.

UGANDA: Gen.Muntu steps down as ANT leader, to contest for party flag.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
Gen. Mugisha Muntu has stepped down as the national coordinator for the Alliance for National Transformation (ANT) to enable him contest as the party flag bearer for the 2021 general elections. In a June 26, 2020 letter to the party deputy national coordinator in charge of finance and administration, Muntu said he was leaving office as provided for in the party’s constitution. “I wish to further express my appreciation to the National Interim Committee, all members and supporters of the party for the cooperation accorded to me while serving at the helm of the Alliance for National Transformation,” he said. In a separate statement by the party, confirmed the development by describing it as a great milestone. “This is an important part of the philosophy and culture of the Allian...
UGANDA: ”With or without covid-19, Ugandans should not expect free and fair elections”, Mugisha Muntu.

UGANDA: ”With or without covid-19, Ugandans should not expect free and fair elections”, Mugisha Muntu.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
The national coordinator of Alliance for National Transformation (ANT), Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, has said that even if the country was not affected by Covid-19 pandemic,the opposition shouldn’t have expected a free and fair elections in 2021 general elections. His comments come after numerous complaints from different politicians who expressed their disappointments on the recently announced electoral roadmap which banned the holding of public rallies among others. Subsequently, candidates were instructed to use the media such as radio,television stations among others to carry out their campaigns in a bid to prevent the spread of coronavirus. However, political actors think this method will not deliver free and fair elections because it will be in the favour of the incumbent. But...
UGANDA: ‘People Power’ President, Bobi Wine unveils own electoral commission team ahead of 2021 polls.

UGANDA: ‘People Power’ President, Bobi Wine unveils own electoral commission team ahead of 2021 polls.

AFRICA, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA – Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine on Tuesday, June 2, 2020, unveiled an 11-member team he said will manage the People Power Movement electoral commission ahead of the 2021 general election. Bobi Wine told the team at the People Power Movement headquarters in Kampala that what they have offered themselves to is not an easy task. “Comrades as we welcome you, I wanted first and foremost let you know that we’re in a charged mood. I want to thank the comrades that have offered themselves for this task. It is not an easy task at all. I have said this before and I repeat it again that we are leaders to serve and not to boast around. People Power is literally the power of the people. We have said it before, we retaliate it that the problem of Uganda is bad governanc...
AFRICA: Burundi opposition files election petition

AFRICA: Burundi opposition files election petition

AFRICA, BURUNDI, Politics
Burundian opposition leader Agathon Rwasa filed on Thursday a case at the constitutional court challenging the May 20 presidential election outcome, saying he had evidence of fraud. Burundi’s election commission said on Monday the ruling party candidate, retired General Evariste Ndayishimiye, had won the presidential election with 69% of votes cast. It said Rwasa had garnered 24% of the vote. The commission’s Chairman Pierre Claver Kazihise said the turnout had been huge and the election was peaceful. “Appalling errors were made across the country, no district or province was spared. We have provided evidence that there has been a massive fraud,” Rwasa told reporters after filing his complaint. “The announced results are false.” He said the court had eight days to decide...
Ashburg Kato loses 4000 followers in one night after crossing from People Power to NRM

Ashburg Kato loses 4000 followers in one night after crossing from People Power to NRM

AFRICA, celebrity, CELEBRITY GOSSIP, Politics, UGANDA
KAMPALA --- Self proclaimed number one blogger and formally ardent supporter of People Power founder Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has obtained a drop in following by over 3000 people and hundreds of friends. This followed his pronouncement in which he confirmed his exit from People Power camp and embraced the National Resistance Movement and Muhoozi project. Kato, who has been very close to Bobi Wine in a surprise video shocked followers when he indicated he had ceased his support for the Kyadondo Legislator and People Power. “I am Ashburg Kato formerly of People Power but now in NRM. As if now I subscribe to the National Resistance Movement. I am here to apologise to President Museveni and promoter Balaam Barugahare for the incessant attacks against them on social media,”Ashburg w...
Coronavirus – Uganda: Bobi Wine and Speaker Kadaga disagree with Museveni on Nytil COVID-19 Masks

Coronavirus – Uganda: Bobi Wine and Speaker Kadaga disagree with Museveni on Nytil COVID-19 Masks

AFRICA, CORONAVIRUS, EAST AFRICA, HEALTH, Politics, UGANDA, Ugandan Parliamanet
PARLIAMENT, UGANDA --- The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga and Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, have both sharply disagreed with President Yoweri Museveni’s directive to Ugandans to wear masks made by Nytil, because it is the only factory that manufactures the approved  standard of masks. During his 14th National Address on COVID-19 held on Monday evening, Museveni directed that Ugandans aged 6 years and above must wear face masks when in public places and at all times, as a way of preventing the spread on Coronavirus. He however noted that with time all the other locally made  masks will phased out and all Ugandans will be required to wear masks made by Nytil and that they will be  distributed to Ugandans free of charge dur...