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We Believe In Dialogue Not Boycotts – UPC Distances Its Self From DP’s Strategy Of Shunning 2021 Elections…

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UPC'S Muzeeyi Faizo

Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) head of media and communication, Muzeeyi Faizo has said that UPC is not ready to join Democratic party (DP) strategy of boycotting the forthcoming 2021 elections.

While addressing the press today at the UPC headquarters at Uganda House along Jinja road in Kampala, Muzeeyi said they believe that everything can be solved through dialogue but not boycott.

“UPC believes in dialogue so I don’t see any reason for the boycott, all we need is to dialogue about the issues and get solutions,” he said.

Yesterday, the leader of Social Democratic Party (SDP) Mike Mabikke rallied Ugandans to boycott the 2021 elections arguing that it is the only possible strategy to remove president Museveni from power.

However, UPC insists that Ugandans are supposed to positively engage in the coming election so that they vote their president. “I wound encourage Ugandans to participate in a free and fair elections and vote their respective leaders,” Muzeeyi said.

When asked about FDC’s new plan to petition the International Criminal Court (ICC) to have President Museveni indicted, Muzeeyi encouraged Ugandans to go and sign on the petition since it helps all Ugandans.

He further urged the Ministry of Education and Sports to scrap the Universal primary Education (UPE) and Universal Secondary Education (USE) and focus on reducing the fees structure for University students.

By Josephine Kauma

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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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