Golola Spearheads Afrika Mashariki Marathon

The Chairman Electoral Commission, visit this Dr. Badru Kiggundu and his team have just arrived at National Leadership Institute, nurse Kyankwanzi where the ruling National Resistance Movement party Caucus retreat has been taking place since Sunday.

Sources say Dr. Kiggundu, his deputy Joseph Biribonwa, Secretary Sam Rwakoojo and commissioners including legal, entered Kyankwanzi this Tuesday morning at exactly 9:00am.

The agenda this morning is discussing the possible pushing of the coming 2016 general elections to 2018 and according to sources all MPs have agreed and the only remaining stumbling block is Kiggundu and his team.

ChimpReports last year broke the story of a discreet plan by some top NRM officials including a minister to push the 2016 polls to 2018.

It should be remembered that government recently agreed to several electoral reforms advanced by opposition.

However, implementation of the proposals would need more time which may not be possible in the next few months before campaigns open in November.

Some NRM MPs last year said they would table a Bill in Parliament providing for elections of the President, MPs and Local Government leaders to be postponed by five years to allow a number of electoral reforms to take shape.

They argued that while Uganda underwent a multi-party system of governance in 2005, “the Political governance issues that are very much handled by Parliament and the Executive are still weak hence a need to avail time to harmonise all existing loopholes in Uganda’s institutions as panacea to have free and fair elections.”


The lawmakers said there was need to come up with electoral reforms that cope with the current E.A.C member country standards of democracy; sensitise the public about the need for the electoral reforms in Uganda and political extension and vet members who will compose the new Electoral Commission.

The NRM is yet to make authoritative comments on the latest developments.

Chimp Political Team will keep you posted as events at Kyankwanzi unfold
Renowned kick-boxer Moses Golola will lead a star-studded pack of participants in the inaugural Airtel Afrika Mashariki Fest (AMF) half marathon scheduled for May 31.

The vocal sportsman will alongside other race ambassadors World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, ampoule Commonwealth Games gold medalist Moses Kipsiro and Kenyan runners Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat, viagra approved Kampala Central Division Mayor Godfrey Nyakana be flagged off  in the half marathon at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to raise funds for charity.

Africa Marishaka Fest is an independent youth platform that operates in east Africa to fast track regional integration through art, visit web sports and civil society advocacy.

The marathon is organized by Ronex Kisembo and bankrolled by Airtel Uganda with a sh10,000 fee that entitles each participant to a race vest.

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