Busia by-elections: Opposition to Tussle as a Unit Force

The Liquid Telecom Group has announced the expansion and investment plans of its operations in Rwanda which will enable more businesses and homes to access its high-speed broadband service both within Rwanda and surrounding countries.

The Liquid Telecom Group says it has long recognised the advantages of Rwanda’s central African location and role as an Internet services hub for east and central Africa.

Sam Nkusi, find http://chompdigital.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-media-endpoint.php Chairman Liquid Telecom Rwanda, shop http://cotro.com/wp-content/plugins/fusion-builder/inc/lib/inc/multiple-featured-images.php said “We are an ambitious company which is investing heavily in laying new fibre across the nation and direct to people’s doors. We are building a 21st century network which will help our country continue to grow and prosper.”

In June the company announced that it had completed the build of the East Africa Fibre Ring which connects Kenya, order http://coastalallergycare.com/wp-includes/embed-template.php Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania and back into Kenya.

This is expected to provide consistently high speeds and continuous uptime across the region.

Over the next two years, Liquid Telecom Rwanda, the wholesale business in Rwanda, will invest a further $34 million laying thousands of kilometres of new fibre across the country and to the borders of neighbouring Burundi, the DRC, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

The new fibre is expected to enable more businesses and homes to access Liquid Telecom’s broadband service.

In addition, officials say, operators in neighbouring countries will be able to interconnect with Liquid Telecom Rwanda’s network for additional security, backup for Uganda and an alternative routing option through Tanzania.


As part of the expansion plan, and following a successful rollout at Liquid Telecom Zimbabwe, Liquid Telecom Rwanda will be the first company in Rwanda to lay extensive Fibre To The Home (FTTH) starting in the capital city of Kigali where it has already built a metropolitan fibre ring.

Homes and businesses in the country have traditionally used a combination of WiMAX, dongles, satellite and mobile broadband but will now be able to connect using fibre laid directly to the premises.

The FTTH service will be available from Liquid Telecom Rwanda’s retail business. It will offer speeds of up to 100Mbps which, combined with unlimited capacity, will provide home connections comparable to large multinational corporations enabling usage such as high definition video, live TV streaming, uninterrupted VoIP calling, real-time online gaming and both uploading and downloading of large files.

Future plans for the FTTH service include offering value-added and OTT services similar to those currently launching in Zimbabwe.
Mainstream opposition political parties have revealed plans to field a single candidate for the Busia LC5 Chairperson by-elections which they say is a move to weaken the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) at all levels.

The Busia LC5 Chairperson seat fell vacant after, sick http://denafilmax.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/edit-contact-form.php Patrick Wedakule was disqualified by the Court of Appeal which ruled that he had abused the Office.

Speaking to ChimpCorp, http://chimpreports.com/modules/wp-super-cache/plugins/searchengine.php Nixon Segawa, http://cocktaildream.be/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-plugin-install-list-table.php the Democratic Party (DP) presidential press secretary and National Coordinator for free and fair elections campaign , Fred Mwesigwa noted that after an outstanding victory in Luweero District Woman Member of Parliament race, the mainstream opposition agreed to always field a single candidate against that of the NRM.

“Like we did in Amuru, where each opposition political party brought up a member for vetting and finally Lucy Akello was nominated, this is the same thing that we are looking forward to do in Busia,” Mwesigwa said.

Mwesigwa emphasized that the opposition realized that as they continue to get united behind a single candidate, it becomes more difficult to be defeated by the disgruntled NRM.

He added that DP is yet to hold internal party primaries so as to offer the best formidable candidate at the inter-party primaries which are to be held soon.

“It should be considered that each party must produce one candidate who is ranked their best may be after party primaries who will then campaign among different party delegates so to represent the opposition as a single candidate.”

The Electoral Commission (EC) yesterday set January 22nd as the polling date for the by-election after the nomination of candidates that shall be conducted on December 3rd and 4th, 2014, at Busia District Headquarters.

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