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VIDEO: President Museveni Tours Buckingham Palace, Dines With The Queen

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President Yoweri Museveni has held various meetings with several leaders at the sidelines of the CHOGM 2018 including UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson with whom he held a productive meeting, the two leaders talked about strengthening the relationship between the United Kingdom and Uganda. The two leaders agreed to cooperate in tackling regional problems together.

The Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting (CHOGM) is held every two years to enable leaders of the commonwealth countries come together to discuss global and commonwealth issues, and decide on collective policies and initiatives.

The Commonwealth of Nations is a voluntary association of 53 sovereign state. Nearly all of them are former British colonies.

The President also held a meeting with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi with whom he discussed bilateral issues between the two countries.

Earlier, the President was welcomed on arrival at the Buckingham Palace for the official opening of CHOGM and later at St. James Palace, by the Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Theresa May.

The President alongside other Commonwealth leaders was hosted to a reception by Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, Secretary-General of the Commonwealth at the St. James Palace.

The President and other leaders were later hosted to a grand dinner by Her Majesty the Queen at the Ballroom, Buckingham Palace.

Today the President joins other Heads of State for a retreat at the Windsor Castle. Later President Museveni is due to hold a bilateral meeting with Kenya’s President Uhuru Kenyatta.

Earlier during the opening session, the UK Prime Minister Theresa May thankedHer Majesty The Queen for her generous invitation into her home, the first time the full Heads of Government meeting has been there in almost forty years.

President Museveni with the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi

“I am also struck by the number of Heads of Government we have assembled here today – a powerful demonstration of our commitment to revitalize the Commonwealth, and to tap into its vast potential.And that vast potential has been clear at the forums this week. Our Commonwealth family has spent the last four days sharing perspectives and finding ways to make a real difference to people’s lives. I think I speak for everyone around the room when I say that we have all been inspired by what we’ve seen and heard, particularly from our young people,” she said.

President Museveni with UK Prime Minister Rt. Hon. Theresa May

President Museveni with UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson

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I’m Your Boss Now, Your Powers Have Been Trimmed, You Are A Ceremonial Mayor – Minister Kamya Tells Lukwago…

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Controversial Kampala minister Betty Kamya has told the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago that his powers have been trimmed in the new law that president Museveni ascended to on 28th/November/2019.

While speaking to journalists today at the Media Centre in Kampala, the former Uganda Federal Alliance boss emphasized that Lukwago will be ceremonial and will report directly to her (Kamya) and Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) speaker who will be elected among KCCA councilors.

“The Lord Mayor will be responsible for activities such as receiving visitors and other dignitaries among others,” Kamya said.

According to this new Kampala Amendment Act 2019, the Lord Mayor will no longer chair council meeting as it has been in the past, it will be done by the Speaker or his/her deputy.  There will also be the City Executive Committee in which the Lord Mayor will preside over the day to day business in Kampala.

Kamya also laughed at those who are taunting her that her powers have been reduced with the appointment of bummy musician Catherine Kusasira, Kamya said that her powers have actually been increased and her office streamlined within KCCA.

Kamya rallied Ugandans most especially the informal sector to take part in the ongoing verification of the national voters’ register.

“During the last elections (2016), 800,000 voters in Kampala didn’t turn up for voting since many of them were busy at work while others had registered in distant areas. This time I call upon every Uganda to check if they are fully registered to vote,” Kamya said.

Kamya advised those who can’t easily access their voting places to use this chance to change to nearby locations since the voting exercise always comes once in 5 years.

By Josephine Kauma and Ronald Kisekka.

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Bobi Wine Is A Political Amateur, He Needs 20 Years To Become Politically Mature, Stop Comparing Him With An Expert Like Museveni – NRM Boss…

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Tough talking Lwengo district chairperson George Mutabaazi, whose claim to fame is caning locals who refuse to attend village meetings has warned Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi  Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine to stop thinking ahead of his time.

While speaking on NBS’ “AKATEBE” yesterday, Mutabaazi advised Bobi Wine to first organize himself and also learn how the political game is played before standing against experts in the game like President Museveni.

“Bobi Wine is still an amateur in politics, he needs time to understand what it means to be a politician. He needs to organize himself and his people, those so-called Ghetto people, then after he can contest,” Mutabaazi said.

He urged Ugandans to stop comparing Museveni to Bobi Wine because they don’t weigh the same.

“Ugandans should stop comparing Museveni with Bobi Wine. Museveni struggled to save this nation, he was courageous enough to face whatever came on his way during the war but this young Bobi Wine is seeking for sympathy from the Americans and from there he thinks he will become the president,” he added.

He advised Bobi Wine to concentrate on his music career, “What I can advise my dear brother Robert is that he should focus on his talent because he is a great musician who everyone believes in but when it comes to politics, he still needs time, about 20 years to gain Political perfection.”

By Josephine Kauma

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We Are Going To Organise IPOD And Fight The NRM Monster – FDC’s Mafabi Outlines His Party Goals As IPOD Chair…

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) General Secretary Nathan Nandala Mafabi has said that FDC has tried to recruit and organise IPOD members but instead of being recognized, they are teargassed.

“As FDC, we are the only party that is trying to recruit and organise IPOD but in the process, we are being teargassed,” Nandala, who was appearing on NBS Morning Breeze show said.

Mafabi warned that other opposition parties like Democratic Party (DP), Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) and Justice for Uganda (JEEMA) are in a comfort zone.

“DP, UPC and JEEMA are comfortable and not concerned about what is concern on what is going on,” he added.

He further revealed that FDC’s major target as the chair party in IPOD is mainly to create unity among member parties and to stop monsters from misleading opposition members.

“There is no IPOD if one of the parties is not on board, no decision can be taken if one of the members is not on the table, so it’s our turn to unite everyone and work together. People fear Museveni but he is just a chairperson of NRM, the problem we get is that some of our party members are on the other side (NRM). We are here to tell that man who looks like a monster to stop what he is doing. These are the things we need to work on as IPOD,” Nandala said.

He insisted that FDC will ensure unity in the summit for a proper dialogue.

By Josephine Kauma

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