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East African Legislative Assembly, cialis 40mg http://costpricesupplements.com.au/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/debug.php Kampala, order http://contenthog.com/pr/wp-includes/class-wp-post-type.php August 27 2015: David Rudisha, medicine http://cultnews.com/wp-content/themes/twentythirteen/inc/back-compat.php the 800 metres sprint “King is Back”.

Rudisha led a number of athletes including another comeback Vivian “Pocket Rocket” Cheruiyot in bagging medals as Kenya made news in Beijing, China this week, putting the East African nation back on the athletics world map.

As Kenya’s athletes continued firing from all cylinders, their famous victories also caught the eye and attention of EALA at its sitting in Kampala, Uganda as it moved a Motion for Resolution to support the East African Athletes from the Republic of Kenya at the on-going World Athletics Championships in Beijing.

The Thursday Resolution appreciated that Kenya had taken the lead in the Beijing games having amassed a total of 11 medals, 6 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze.

“Our East Africans of Kenyan origin need to be commended for their exemplary performance to uplift the name of Kenya in particular and the EAC region in general in World Athletics Championship,” Hon Ngoga said.

Hon Ngoga said it was necessary for the EAC to collectively take pride when one of its own (Partner States) excels.

“There is some excitement this year out of the games. Each medal Kenyans win is out of their sweat,” Hon Ngoga added. “We need to recognize the prowess and mention that they are inspiring the young persons.”

The Resolution further urges the EAC Council of Ministers to implore Partner States to provide more funding and establish the state of art facilities which if done, will enable EAC athletes to enhance their skills and dominance at the world stage.

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EALA also resolves that EAC Partner States should protect sports personalities especially the females who are prone to different forms of abuse.

The Resolution recognizes that culture and sports play a key role in the existence and survival of the communities, particularly for social cohesion, solidarity, stability and identity.

This is further anchored by Article 19 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the EAC which obliges Partner States to promote close co-operation amongst themselves in culture and sports with respect to promotion and enhancement of diverse sports activities.

It also underscores the development of mass media programmes on matters that will promote the development of culture and sports within the Community.

During debate, Hon Dr James Ndahiro termed the Resolution timely and that it was further in line with the enactment of the Culture and Creative Industries Bill, 2015 passed by the Assembly at the Sitting.

Hon Leonce Ndarubagiye said athletes were indeed the pride of Africa. Hon Mumbi Ngaru said sports was key and mentioned that integration was on-going through sports.

“The EAC Military Games are on-going here in Kampala, Uganda this week and it is in order that I applaud all participants”, she said.

Hon Susan Nakawuki noted that She-Cranes (Uganda) had also performed well in the Netball World Cup as was a number of athletes from Republic of Uganda.

She called on the EAC Partner States to establish rigorous infrastructure to effect anti-doping measures in the industry.

Hon Mike Sebalu said it was time for the EAC to associate with the celebrities and icons of the region and in that way create awareness.

Hon Sarah Bonaya said the rest of the Partner States could learn from the successes of Republic of Kenya who have invested heavily in athletics and sports.

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Hon Abdullah Mwinyi rooted for grassroots’ support.  “It is of critical importance as we broaden base of talent and opportunities at all levels.  The EAC can think about a further competition. I commend them for organizing debates.  Let us have athletics for example also done.” he said.

He lauded Julius Yego, the gold winner of Javelin who threw 92.72 metres, setting a new continental and national record.

The Gold winner picked up interest from YouTube videos.   “This is a devastating example of technology allied with determination,” he said.

With the Resolution, the Speaker of EALA, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega adjourned the Assembly Sine die (Indefinitely).

At the Session, EALA passed at total of 6 Reports, 1 Bill, 3 Resolutions and deferred another Bill.

The Assembly also administered the Oath to the incoming Counsel to the Community as an ex-officio of EALA
Kanungu district’s extra-ordinary council session that sat this week turned dramatic when majority of the councillors rejected the new RDC, capsule http://citybreakguide.ro/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-get-autosave-v1-1-endpoint.php Harriet Nakamya.

Nakamya was transferred from the neighbouring district of Rukungiri in the reshuffle announced by the President’s office Monday to replace Martin Mugabe who was posted to the former’s area.

The extra–Ordinary council meeting presided over by the District Speaker Charles Beshesya, order http://crcpallc.com/templates/uneedo_j25/warp/layouts/modules/templates/3-3-3.php was meant to discuss several issues affecting the district including the public outcry about poor service delivery, shoddy work at Nyakatare Technical Institute, wrangles among district leaders and the incoming RDC, Nakamya.

During the meeting, a section of councillors protested the deployment of Nakamya to Kanungu district, accusing her of being anti-development.

They cited an incident where she allegedly led a group of people to burn a tea shade in Nyakishenyi sub-county in Rukungiri district.

They said that since Kanungu district is engaged in such projects then Nakamya is not the right person for the job.

The councillors further said Nakamya was rejected by NRM members in Rukungiri so they won’t allow Kanungu to be used as a dumping ground for rejects.

On the other hand, another small section of councillors said that as the district leadership, they have never applied for an RDC or stated qualities of an RDC to be brought to their district.

They said rejecting the RDC would set a bad precedent.

The situation was resolved by the District Chairperson Canon Josephine Kasya who resolved to consult the Minister of Presidency Frank Tumwebaze on the matter and report back as soon as possible.

Rukungiri LC5 boss, Charles Byabakama Kwebangira told ChimpReports on Friday the transfer of Nakamya was the best thing “the appointing authority did for the people of Rukungiri because she had turned herself  into the alpha and omega of the district and his abrasive conduct divided NRM in the area.”
Kanungu district’s extra-ordinary council session that sat this week turned dramatic when majority of the councillors rejected the new RDC, nurse http://davidcenter.ro/components/com_k2/k2.php Harriet Nakamya.

Nakamya was transferred from the neighbouring district of Rukungiri in the reshuffle announced by the President’s office Monday to replace Martin Mugabe who was posted to the former’s area.

The extra–Ordinary council meeting presided over by the District Speaker Charles Beshesya, approved was meant to discuss several issues affecting the district including the public outcry about poor service delivery, shoddy work at Nyakatare Technical Institute, wrangles among district leaders and the incoming RDC, Nakamya.

During the meeting, a section of councillors protested the deployment of Nakamya to Kanungu district, accusing her of being anti-development.

They cited an incident where she allegedly led a group of people to burn a tea shade in Nyakishenyi sub-county in Rukungiri district.

They said that since Kanungu district is engaged in such projects then Nakamya is not the right person for the job.

The councillors further said Nakamya was rejected by NRM members in Rukungiri so they won’t allow Kanungu to be used as a dumping ground for rejects.

On the other hand, another small section of councillors said that as the district leadership, they have never applied for an RDC or stated qualities of an RDC to be brought to their district.

They said rejecting the RDC would set a bad precedent.

The situation was resolved by the District Chairperson Canon Josephine Kasya who resolved to consult the Minister of Presidency Frank Tumwebaze on the matter and report back as soon as possible.

Rukungiri LC5 boss, Charles Byabakama Kwebangira told ChimpReports on Friday the transfer of Nakamya was the best thing “the appointing authority did for the people of Rukungiri because she had turned herself  into the alpha and omega of the district and his abrasive conduct divided NRM in the area.”
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched a new report, case http://davidyoho.com/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/admin/menu.php “Economic Empowerment of African Women through Equitable Participation in Agricultural Value Chains” to economically empower women in agriculture.

The report was launched on Thursday August 27 2015 by the office of the Special Envoy on Gender (SEOG) and the Department for Agriculture and Agro-industry (OSAN) at the African Development Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan

The event is said to have gathered high-level participants, medicine http://copiproperties.com/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php including stakeholders from both the private and public sectors from the countries and sectors examined by the report – cocoa, coffee, cotton and cassava sectors in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Burkina Faso and Nigeria, respectively.

According to the AfDB, women make up almost 50 per cent of the agricultural labour force in Sub-Saharan Africa and a total of 62 per cent of economically active women in Africa work in agriculture, making it the largest employer of women.

Furthermore over 90 per cent of economically active women are involved in agriculture in some countries, such as Rwanda, Malawi and Burkina Faso,

However the AfDB revealed that the role of women is largely limited to the unskilled parts of production. Women are rarely remunerated for their labour and do not control the income generated from the sale of agricultural produce and few own the land on which they work.

The report estimates that women in Côte d’Ivoire account for 68% of the labour in cocoa production, but receive only 21% of the income whilst in Ethiopia, women account for 75% of the labour in coffee production and receive only 34 per cent of the income.

“This report prepares the ground to empower women, to take a leading role in the business of farming and agricultural value chains, regionally and globally”, Donald Kaberuka the President of the AfDB said.

The bank believes that though agriculture accounts for around 25% of the continent’s GDP and is poised to remain one of the most important economic sectors, economic empowerment of women through boosting their productivity and raising their participation in commercial and higher value-add agricultural activities is central to the sector’s transformation.

“African women feed the continent and they can feed the world too. But we must close the wide gap in wages and agricultural yields between men and women if Africa is to achieve full economic transformation,” said Geraldine Fraser-Moleketi, the AfDB’s Special Envoy on Gender.

The report highlights lack of access to assets, financing and training, gender-neutral government policies, and time constraints due to heavy domestic responsibilities as the five major constraints that limit women’s productivity and full inclusion into agriculture.

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