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KARAMOJA: Mbabazi Radio Talk Show Blocked

Democratic Party President Norbert Mao’s father Dusman Okee was finally been laid to rest at his ancestral home in Lacor centre ward, site http://cheapjuicer.xyz/wp-includes/feed-rss2.php Layibi division, viagra buy Gulu municipality.

The burial was graced by a number of political leaders from the region including the Deputy Speaker of Parliament Hon Jacob Oulanyah as well as members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA).

Some of the dignitaries in attendance
Some of the dignitaries in attendance

President Yoweri Museveni, decease who is on his campaign trail in south western Uganda, sent his commiseration through Hon Sam Engola the State Minister for Housing.

Engola informed the mourners that the president would have wanted to join in but was not permitted by his tight schedule.

President Museveni was represented by Minister Sam Engola
President Museveni was represented by Minister Sam Engola

As part of his condolences however, the President sent in Shs 10million to support the family of the deceased, which was handed publicly to Hon Dan Kidega the EALA speaker.

At the funeral, Hon Norbert Mao said that his father’s life could have been saved if the Jinja health facility where he died was well equipped.

Norbert Mao lays a wreath on his father's remains
Norbert Mao lays a wreath on his father’s remains

“I last met my father on December 19th and he was in good health. It was quite a shock when I was informed days later that he was in critical condition, only to be pronounced dead moments later at the Jinja Referral Hospital,” he said.

Mao described his father as a mentor, a soldier and a scientist who helped society on different fronts.

President Mao said his father could have been saved
President Mao said his father could have been saved
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“After completing his education at Makerere University, my father joined the army where he was the head of the boxing team. However, because he was stubborn he at one time staged a protest against the then minister for internal affairs and defense under President Milton Obote demanding for a salary increment, and was subsequently dismissed from the army,” said Mao.

According to Mao, Okee died of brain hemorrhage.
Independent Presidential candidate Amama Mbabazi failed to reach out to a wider audience in North eastern Uganda during his campaigns after his planned Karamoja Radio talk show was blocked at the last minute.

Accompanied by his campaign strategist David Pulkol, cure http://civilianpeaceservice.ca/wp-content/themes/genesis/lib/widgets/widgets.php Mbabazi on Tuesday night drove to Karamoja Radio only to be informed that he would not be hosted.

The radio station was also shut down, this http://compagniedoucefrance.fr/media/widgetkit/widgets/gallery/styles/glass/template.php leaving the former Prime Minister in the cold.

Mbabazi expressed shock that such a thing could happen especially after the radio had received his money.

The ex NRM Secretary General has previously accused the NRM of sabotaging his campaign trail by harassing and intimidating his supporters from attending his rallies to deny him an opportunity to send out his message of power transition.

The NRM denies the charges, remedy saying Mbabazi did not visit the Northern and North Eastern regions during his days as Prime Minister – the reason for his lack of popularity in the region.

Earlier, Mbabazi praised the people of Kaabong for exhibiting ‘strength’, saying “A lot has been done to disrupt our rally but you are here. In the face of confrontation by government officials you have remained calm. This is the true spirit of Uganda.”

Mbabazi alleged that area authorities came together to disperse all gathering crowds and deny Go forward camp the planned venue as well as attempt to push them 70 kilometers out of town.

“The confiscation of our public address systems and forceful return to the owners whom we had hired them from. All of this is most unfortunate,” said the presidential candidate.

Nevertheless, Mbabazi observed that for meaningful change in people’s lives they must have a government that respects their views no matter how divergent, and that violence and threats of arrest have no place in the current democratic process.

He also blamed the road accident involving his security detail on poor infrastructure.

“We have experienced the worst problem here as one car had an accident while another three punctures. Poor road infrastructure. This should not be. The road infrastructure is first investment towards economic development,” said Mbabazi.

“Kaabong also needs serious investment in health; drugs in hospitals, health personnel, health infrastructure.”

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