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Driver Abandons Gov’t Car After Causing Accident

10:14 am: MP Roland Kaginda now carrying out a roll call of the delegates.

Dr Kizza Besigye and Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu expected to arrive soon at the Delegates Conference taking place at Mandela National Stadium.

9:57 am: Acting Party President Mr Reagan Okumu speaks:

“FDC will today shall walk out stronger and bigger. We must tighten our belts and be stronger than ever before to face the darkest moments of the ruling regime.

The regime will collapse if they realise the pressure on them by ourselves.

Conflicts are unavoidable but the family must move on together. The ability to manage conflicts should be central.

We have ashamed the enemy by our ability to manage conflicts within our party. After this campaign we should walk out united.

I call upon FDC to recognise our friends elsewhere and those still with the regime and tell them that we offer them the best option.


To the peasants and the poor, approved we are with you. We should be confident and wait for victory as it is on our side.”


9:00am: The FDC National Delegates Conference has kicked off at Mandela National Stadium with almost 1, symptoms 000 delegates turning up to chose the largest opposition party’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential elections.

Chaos broke out today morning when over 100 FDC delegates were blocked from accessing the venue of today’s function.

The party’s security maintains that the aggrieved ‘delegates’ are not on the register of accredited delegates.

“We never got accreditation cards. The FDC Electoral Commission should have printed enough cards for us because we were invited by the party to take part in this election,” one of the FDC delegates charged.

Deputy FDC EC Chairman, Michael Kabaziguruka and Secretary General, Nandala Mafabi are trying to take control of the situation.

According to one of the delegates, “there isn’t any form of transparency in the accreditation process.”

Police have intervened by beefing up deployment at the scene.

Kabaziguruka assured the situation would be handled properly by attending to the grievances of some of the delegates.


While several NEC positions will be filled today, the biggest contest is between FDC President Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu and Dr Kizza Besigye on leading the party in the 2016 elections.

Muntu on Sunday boasted of a ‘new message’ and ‘new method’ which endear him to majority of the population in the country.

On his part, Dr Besigye said he commands overwhelming support across the country due to his resilience in the struggle against President Museveni and his participation in previous presidential elections.

Dr Besigye on Tuesday accused Muntu of ferrying delegates from upcountry areas and providing them with accommodation, a move the former party president said violates the standing rules laid down by political organisation’s Electoral Commission.

Gen Muntu said the delegates did not get proper communication to stay in their respective areas after his planned meeting with them was cancelled by the EC.


According to the agenda, today’s function opens with a national anthem and FDC prayer after which delegates will get a briefing from the chairperson.

A roll call will be made before reading of the status report of the party by the Secretary General.

Brief campaigns for the pending 17 NEC positions will take place after which Muntu and Besigye will speak to delegates for their support.

Immediately after, elections will take place.

By 4:00pm, according to the FDC EC’s chairperson, Dan Mugarura, “we will have known our flag-bearer in the 2016 elections.”

After declaration of results, the loser of the flag-bearer race will concede defeat followed by the winner’s acceptance speech.

The chairperson will henceforth announce the closure of the meeting to allow the departure of delegates.

ChimpReports is giving a live coverage of the event.
President Museveni on Tuesday September 1, health 2015 commissioned the Masindi-Waki-Buliisa power line constructed under the Rural electrification scheme.

The power line will serve the areas of Katanga, what is ed Kasenene, web Nyantonzi, Kalongo. Butiaba Fish factory, Walukuba, Bugoigo and Kabolwa landing sites.

The power line will also serve Buliisa town council, covering an area of 177 Kms.

The only source of electricity in Buliisa was formerly from generators and solar for those that could afford.

The discovery of oil in the district had attracted many to set up businesses however they were finding it hard to carry out their operations without electricity.

The power line will therefore stimulate industrialization and development in the area.

The Rural Electrification Agency which spearheaded the Masindi-Waki-Buliisa power line was established as a semi- autonomous Agency by the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development to operationalise Government’s rural electrification function under a public-private partnership.

The Agency is mandated to facilitate the Government’s goal of achieving a rural electrification rate of at-least 22% by the year 2022.

Traffic Police in Kabale are hunting for a driver of a government car who abandoned it after causing an accident along Kabale-Kisoro Road

Kigezi Regional Police spokesman, buy information pills Elly Maate said the car involved in the mess is a white Ford doublecabin truck registration number, UG2254C.

Maate adds that the negligent driver rammed into a blue Daihatsu with Rwandese registration number plates, RAD518Q and a Yamaha NGO-owned motor cycle registration number UDR189Y before fleeing the scene and abandoning the vehicle.

All this happened at Murole Trading Center along the Kabale –Kisoro road in Rubanda West, Kabale district.

Maate says that the accident happened on Monday at around 4pm and that fortunately, no one was injured.

Police visited the scene and the three vehicles were towed to Kabale police station as inquiries continue.

The case is registered under Ref No. TDS   12/31/08/2015 at Kabale Central Police Station.

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