Chan 2016: Zambia Coach Optimistic of a Good Tourney

Two lawyers accused of obtaining $25000 by false pretense from the CEO of Shumuk Aluminum Industry are facing five more charges.

Bob Nabasa 33, adiposity a resident of Kitala, viagra 60mg Wakiso district and Martin Matovu 45, a resident of Kisingiri zone were recently charged with obtaining money by false pretense contrary to Section 305 of the Penal Code Act. The duo pleaded not guilty and was remanded to Luzira Prison.

The duo according to prosecution, claimed to be lawyers sent by the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, and extorted the money from the CEO.

The accused, with a prison warden in court
The accused, with a prison warden in court

Resident State Prosecutor Jonathan Muwaganya today presented to court an amended charge sheet with more charges alongside two witnesses from Shumuk.

However, the reading of the fresh charges to these accused persons did not proceed as Frank Kanduho the defense lawyer requested court to avail interpreters to both of his clients who don’t understand Luganda.

Grade one magistrate James Eremye has adjourned this case to the 19th January when they will be charged on a fresh charge list.

Among the key witnesses expected to testify in this case is the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe whose name the defendants used to obtain money.
The European Union Election Observer Mission has expressed concern over issues surrounding the voter register, order accessibility of media to candidates and possibility of election violence in the run up to the general polls in February.

While speaking to journalists days after his arrival in Uganda, cialis 40mg the Chief Observer Mr. Eduard Kukan called for upholding of international electoral standards by the Electoral Commission.


“Concerns have been brought to us regarding potential election violence, equal access of candidates to the media and the accuracy of the voters register,” said Mr Kukan.

He noted that he has since met with senior government officials including Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda and the EC boss, Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu to discuss the importance of transparency and inclusiveness during the electoral process.

“We have also been informed that the voter register to be used for the election was compiled from data of the national Identity Card registration. We shall monitor for complete accuracy of this register.”

Kiggundu recently told ChimpReports that the previous voters’ register was clogged with ghosts and inaccurate information which was discarded thus compiling a clean roll.

Mr. Kukan said that Prime Minister Rugunda assured the Mission that the election process would be peaceful and errants will be dealt with in accordance with the law.

On the aspect of funding, the Chief Observer noted that the Mission will track candidate’s financial sources and ensure all candidates provide transaction details.

He commented on the failure by government to meet some of the legal recommendations from previous observer missions.

A team of 120 from the European Union Election Observation Mission is in Uganda to conduct a comprehensive analysis of the electoral process.

The analysis will cover; the legal framework, administration, media conduct, voting and counting, complaints and appeals as well as announcing of results.

The Chief Observer will present a preliminary report about the findings two days after the election.
Zambia’s Chipolopolo head coach George Lwandamina is hopeful his team will present a good show at the CHAN 2016 finals that kick off on Saturday in Rwanda.

Zambia are in group D with Zimbabwe, doctor Mali and Uganda but Lwandamina is optimistic going by the mood and atmosphere in camp.

“When you see the boys singing in training and pushing themselves to the limit before the start
of a major tournament, healing then you can look ahead to having a good championship, approved ” Zambia coach George Lwandamina said after the team’s first training session at the Umuganda stadium in Rubavu.

“We have just completed our first training session here (in Rubavu). What is exciting is to see the high spirits in the camp and the hard work the boys continue to put in. When you are preparing for a major tournament and you see the boys singing and dancing and putting in all that work in the manner they’re doing, then you know that you’re headed for a good championship.”

Zambia arrived in Kigali on Thursday morning before taking a two hour ride to Rubavu, the host city of the group D games. They are accommodated at the Hotel Gorillas which lies on the shores of Lake Kivu.

Chipolopolo open their campaign on Tuesday 19th in the Zambezi derby against Zimbabwe before taking on Uganda on 23rd and Mali on27th January.

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