Category «National News»

DP agree to hand over IPOd to FDC.

By Damali Mukhaye. The Democratic Party president Norbert Mao has finally agreed to hand over the Inter –party organization for democracy (IPOD) leaders to the opposition forum for democratic change. Whereas the Memorandum of understanding stipulates that IPOD leadership rotates every after six months among the political parties, Mao had declined to hand over to FDC until it had shown commitment of taking the leadership forward. Mao had earlier indicated that it was not right to hand over to the party that has never attended the leadership summits that have been previously organized. However, in a statement dated 20thNovember, Mao says that he held a number of fruitful meetings with the FDC top officials among other stakeholders to realign members …

Amuriat speaks out on break-in, important documents taken

By Damali Mukhaye The opposition forum for democratic change president, Patrick Amuriat has reported the loss of important documents that were stolen on Monday night when unknown people broke into their offices at Najjanankumbi. At least four computers, printers and monitors were stolen on Monday night from the office of the party’s electoral commission. Speaking to KFM, Amuriat says that the documents containing their plans for 2021 elections, party structure, the register of party leaders, members and supporters were in the computers that were taken. He also explains that their previous reports from the previous elections and some internal information was taken, asserting that they are working tooth and nail to ensure that they recover some of the information. Meanwhile, …

Opposition FDC mourns Kaggwa

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for democracy change party president, Patrick Amuriat has eulogized the death of the chairperson of the human rights commission Med Kaggwa. Med Kaggwa was pronounced dead this morning at Case Clinic after he collapsed in his car on the way to work around Mulago. Speaking to KFM, Amuriat says he was a government official who stood up for rights of people and he played a positive role in reducing cases of human rights violation in the country. He says that Kaggwa was objective as much as he served the government, hardworking and peaceful officer asking all Ugandans embrace his good deeds. Kaggwa had served as chairperson of the Uganda Human Rights Commission for more than …

Political financing is a threat to Uganda -Musumba

By Moses Kyeyune  Commercialization of Uganda’s politics, if not checked, poses a serious danger to the country’s sovereignty. This is according to Salaam Musumba, the Forum for Democratic Change Vice President for Eastern Uganda who was earlier speaking at a Round Table dialogue on the Cost of Politics in Uganda held in Kampala. Musumba says the citizenry should worry that the use of money in politics has become a weapon and a huge against able but economically weak potential leaders. The dialogue is premised on findings of a recent study by the Alliance for Election Finance Monitoring. The study focusing on campaign financing at parliamentary level showed that politics in Uganda is heavily commercialized to the extent that candidates for …

FDC offices broken into, 4 computers, printer and monitors taken

  By Damali Mukhaye At least four computers, printers and monitors have been stolen from the opposition forum for democratic change offices in Najjanakumbi. Brenda Atuzarirwe, an Officer in the FDC’s Electoral Commission who was the first to enter the offices in the morning says that she found when the door was open and when she entered inside, computers where missing. She said that two offices one belonging to the party’s electoral commission and another to their Secretary General Nandala Mafabi were broken into. The police has been informed and the party officials are waiting for police to come before they access the rooms that have been broke into not to interfere with police investigation.