Shortly after taking Oath, Dr. Kamunyu listed ten issues, which he said will be his key areas of focus. Kamunyu, who was overwhelmingly returned after serving six-months suspension from the university, says the past two years at the helm of the association have educated him and given him a lot of satisfaction.
“Government is paying money on a decentralized system for the Organisation. We have to know what happens in the districts. Why can’t some of these services be executed in the districts? Why do you have to bring the whole Uganda here [in Kololo] and expose our weaknesses?” Biribonwa questions why all services are being offered at the Kololo-based NIRA headquarters.
According to Kakooza, now is the time to engage all stakeholders gainfully on the type of media that Uganda wants. He argues that most media houses in Uganda are giving more space to entertainment, music, comedy and sports and that media owners and managers want to play safe for fear of the repercussions.
The FDC National Chairperson, Wasswa Biriggwa clarified their position on the people power campaign, saying it is a child of defiance. He called onto opposition parties to harmonize their forces in the struggle to liberate Uganda.
Museveni said traders should pardon him for abandoning them, but hastened to argue that they should also ask to be pardoned since they were the first to abandon him when Uganda opened the curtains for elective politics in 1996.
The phrase has now been adopted by Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi, now seen as the founder of a formidable force dubbed People Power in Uganda. He has taken it a notch further to conjoin a slogan People Power, Our Power which has since become popular among ordinary people.
The protesters converged at the office of Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana by 2; 00 pm ahead of the planned march to Makindye military barracks. But two pickup trucks filled with anti-riot police personnel parked at the entrance not allowing anyone to move out.
Kathika alleges that his constituency has been sidelined for a very longtime when it comes to service delivery and the Chairperson is hell bent on frustrating the little that would come with the creation of the new sub counties. He also claimed that people from his area were sidelined in the recent recruitment by by Kasese District Local Government.
The Sudan foreign Affairs Minister, Al-Dierdiry al-Dhikheri told journalists that four key issues were discussed. In the new government structure proposed by Museveni and Bashir, South Sudan will have four vice presidents.