KCC Storms Mapinduzi Cup Quarter-finals

The Speaker of the East African Legislative Assembly Hon. Dan Fred Kidega has pledged to ensure the restoration of unity in the House split apart by internal squabbles over the last two years.

In his maiden official visit to the Speaker of the Parliament of Uganda at her chambers in Kampala on Tuesday, advice Speaker Kidega said it was his responsibility to construct a mechanism that would unite the House.

“It is now my responsibility to unite the House as one. During the last two and a half years, purchase we have not handled a lot of business and the backlog is heavy. We must do a lot to conclude four pending bills committee reports and questions to council ministers”, ask he told journalists.

The bills for consideration include the EAC Cooperatives Bill, EAC Electronic Transactions Bill, EAC Trade Negotiations Bill and the EAC Education Integration Bill.

“It is fortunate that I was unanimously elected by all and all have confident in me,” said Kidega about his election which his predecessor, Margaret Zziwa has vowed to challenge in court.

He said the regional law-making assembly “followed the law to the end in all that happened in EALA resulting to my election.”

In December 2013, EALA elected Kidega as Speaker.

He became the fourth Speaker of EALA, replacing Rt. Hon Margaret Nantongo Zziwa who was removed from Office on grounds of abuse of office and dictatorship.


He was elected unopposed after his main contender, Hon Chris Opoka- Okumu stepped down.   The two were the only ones validly nominated.

On Zziwa going to court, Kidega said, “it is her right of opinion and the East Africa Court of Justice is handling that.”

Speaker Kidega said EALA will resume sittings on January 17th in Arusha Tanzania to handle the pending budget and audit reports.

“The Assembly would have met in Kampala but the consideration of the budget and audit reports is done in Arusha. The rest of the sittings will be on a rotational basis among the partner states”, he added.

The Speaker said his leadership will ensure better links with the media and make the integration process more people-centred.

Speaker Kadaga in her remarks assured the new Speaker of support from the Parliament of Uganda. She promised to enhance closer working relations between the two Assemblies.
Uganda’s representatives at the on-going Mpinduzi Peace cup in Zanzibar, and Kampala City Council Football Club are now assured of a quarter final berth.

This followed the victory of the tourney’s defending champion over home side, page KMKM 2-1 at the Aman national stadium.

Goals from strikers, rx Herman Wasswa and Michael Birungi gave KCC their second victory in group B and an assurance of progression to the quarter finals.

KCC started the match requiring just a point to progress to the last 8 stage of the tourney.

How KCC progressed:

The Abduallah Mubiru coached side had days earlier whipped another Zanzibar side, Mtende F.C 3-0 (William Wadri’s brace and Herman Wasswa) that followed the opening 2 all draw with Tanzanian Champions, Azam F.C.

KCC FC will learn of the quarter final opposition after the completion of all group games.

The Tournament is a warm up event for the 2012/13 and 2013/14 Uganda league champions ahead of the upcoming league second round come February 2015.

KCC will also represent Uganda at the 2015 CAF champions’ league where they will face Cameroonian league champions,Comos De Bafia.

The Ugandan champions will play the first of their preliminary round away in Yaounde City between February 13th- 15th 2015 with the return leg scheduled for 27th–1st March 2015.

Fufa Corps 

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