Kiggundu Suspends Parliamentary Campaigns

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will reach its aspirations and targets only if Rwandans, online especially the youth, website like this decide to stay focused and work hard for the future they deserve.

The President was last week speaking at a youth gathering dubbed Youth Forum Series (YFS) organised by Imbuto Foundation.

Themed “What do you stand for?” the event attracted about 300 young Rwandans from across the country and abroad to learn about their responsibility in defining their identity and the country’s future.

Speaking at the gathering, physician President Kagame called on the youth to challenge beliefs and perceptions that undermine the African continent and Africans, and use all the resources at their disposal to reach their aspirations.

He stressed that what Rwandans stand for will define their well being in the near or distant future:

“Rwanda will finally be what it wants to be if we decide that we are going to be focused and do everything that is within our means and power to be who we want to be.”

Addressing the gathering, First Lady and Imbuto Chairperson Jeannette Kagame said that the leaders of tomorrow – the youth – have to take interest in the continent’s history and discover the beauty of African cultures.

“This will help you learn about the great trend-setters who changed the face of this continent, and still inspire us to not give up,” she said.


The First Lady encouraged the youth to stand for something that is truly their own and to always be critical of the socio-cultural and political influences that continue to dominate the world today.
Chairman of the Independent Electoral Commission Eng Badru Kiggundu has suspended electoral campaigns for all candidates for Parliamentary Elections.

The suspension which commenced today Tuesday December 15th will last eight days.

According to the Commission, this web the days were set aside to allow Members of Parliament to attend to ‘critical national matters. ‘

“The suspension of campaigns from 15th December to 23rd December 2015 was communicated to all candidates, ampoule the public and security (Uganda Police) at the nominations and harmonization of candidates’ meetings,” read a communiqué from the Commission.

“The Electoral Commission calls upon candidates, their agents and supporters to comply with this arrangement to ensure fair and level ground for all candidates in the Parliamentary Elections.”

Mr Kiggundu appealed to the Uganda Police Force and all District Returning Officers to monitor ensure compliance with the aforesaid guideline.

Parliamentary candidates are expected to resume campaign meetings after the 23rd until 16th February 2016, and polling will take place on Thursday 18th February 2016.

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