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Uganda Receives Over Ugx 200 Billion From The German Government

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The German government has committed to spending over two hundred and fifty-three billion Ugandan shillings (EUR 58.4 million) to finance agriculture and rural development as well as access to renewable energy, in Uganda.

The money will also help in the area of good governance and human rights.

The German Embassy in Uganda said the money will pave way for Ugandan-German development cooperation in the period from 2021 to 2022. The signing of the grant marked the conclusion of the talks between the Ugandan government and German on how the money will be utilized.

Patrick Ocailap, the Deputy Secretary to the Treasury signed on behalf of Uganda while the head of East Africa Division of the Federal Ministry of Development Cooperation Niels Breyer signed on behalf of the German Delegation.

The funding, according to a statement from the German Embassy, will go to initiatives aimed at supporting  Uganda in implementing its National Development Plan III, the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 and the Agenda 2063 of the African Union.



Source – ugmirror.com

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Singer Chris Johnz Leading in Luwero Mayoral Race According to Latest Polls

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Singer Chris Johnz who earlier this year announced how he is contesting for Luwero Town Mayor is currently leading the polls according to the survey done in Lowero by our analysts

The singer who is also the official flag bearer for NUP in Luwero seems to be the people’s favorite due to the support is shown during his outreaches both on ground and online

Even before officially coming out to reveal how he is contesting, Chris Johnz aka Buwembo John used to do outreaches and charities giving back to the people of Luwero a thing that won him a place in many people’s hearts

If all goes as predicted, Chris John might be the next Mayor of Luwero town come 2021

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Beret War: DP Warns Security Forces against Targeting their ‘Green Beret’ 

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Democratic Party (DP) has warned the Government of legal consequences in the event that security forces raid their headquarters under the guise of impounding the Party’s ‘Green Beret’ political regalia.

For a long time, the Party founded in 1954 has been using a hoe as its symbol. At the beginning of this year, however, they added the ‘Green Beret’ in their political wardrobe, something that pundits have argued was geared at upstaging their National Unity Platform (NUP) rivals.

Last week, NUP’s Kamwokya base was raided by a combined force of military and police officers who impounded droves of the Party’s signature ‘Red Berets’ and other campaign materials.

Explicitly, Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga said that the exercise aimed at deterring civilians from the manufacture, sale and distribution of military paraphernalia as gazetted on September 18, 2019.

The shrewd DP Spokesperson, Okoler Opio Lo Amanu, has since retaliated and warned that should such a thing occur to the DP, they will have no option but to drag the Government to court.

“Let them come for us, if they really think that what we are doing is illegal. Democratic Party is the fountain of highly rich or in possession of an opulence of legal skills. We shall take them to court and sue them,” Okoler notified authorities.

Until that happens, he vowed that they will not drop their Green Beret insignia due to state threats.

“Well it is not a matter of being afraid or not. You see, when you know you are doing the right thing or when you know you are doing is something that falls within your rights, why must you get scared,” Okoler stated.

Apparently, he intimated that the party, together with NUP colleagues, was considering lodging a public interest case to deal with the banning of the Red Berets.

According to section 164 C of the Uganda People’s Defense Forces Act, anyone who wears or uses decorations meant for the army is liable to imprisonment not exceeding seven years upon conviction.

 



Source – chimpreports.com

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Opposition Forces Need to Unite against a Common Foe – FDC’s Amuriat

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Presidential flag bearer Patrick Amuriat Oboi has buttressed the need for ‘Opposition unity’ as Uganda heads for the 2021 general elections.

Speaking on Radio One’s ‘Spectrum’ Talk Show on Monday, Amuriat attempted to downplay the simmering tensions within the anti-regime political forces, pointing out that in-fights stand to reverse their gains.

For one, he rubbished assumptions that his political formation is working against the recently founded National Unity Platform (NUP) that seems to have claimed their space.

“Well, this could also be said about the Alliance for National Transformation led by General Mugisha Muntu which is also a new Party. You see Ugandans need to know; we have no reasons to compete against political parties in the opposition,” Amuriat dismissed.

“We do not have the ball neither do they. The ball is at the feet of Mr. Museveni and the junta. And this has been the case for 35 Years so for us, it’s wrong to compete amongst ourselves, we should be competing to tackle the person with the ball,” he added.

Since the 2016 polls, FDC has labored to reach out to its Opposition comrades amidst suspicion that this could be one of its so many techniques to expunge them form the political turf.

Earlier yesterday while unveiling his 284-member Presidential Campaign Team, Amuriat yet again underscored the need for cooperation as a way of subduing Government’s dirty tricks that saw NUP’s headquarters ransacked last week.

“The areas that forces of change have got to pay attention to include vote protection because therein, we have a common interest against the NRM that has cheated us all these years,” he said.

“The forces of change have got to come together in order to protect each other against physical attack by the NRM, this is a must. It is necessary that we fortify ourselves against attacks,” he stated further.

Concluding, he noted that last week’s raid on NUP’s Kamwokya seat was not an isolated incident citing the post-2016 elections armed forces raid on Najjanankumbi which saw Dr Kizza Besigye detained on treason charges.

“It is not the first time that this is happening to any political party, we have faced the brunt. You remember that immediately after the elections of 2016, there was a helicopter hovering over here with machine guns pointed at our headquarters,” Amuriat alluded.

In line with this, it is understood that FDC is mooting plans to throw its weight behind ‘friendly’ independents after a number of would-be FDC candidates were allegedly harassed from carrying the party flag at constituency level.

“We will be entering Memorandum of Understanding with individuals who will be running as independents while understanding our philosophy, ideology and mission so that we speak with the same wave length when Parliament convenes in June next year,” Amuriat hinted.

Official documents indicate that unlike before, FDC has managed to nominate 316 Parliamentary candidates out of a targeted 450.



Source – chimpreports.com

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