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Kiggundu to Women: Use Your Power to Prevent Election Violence

The Walias Ibex of Ethiopia resurrected their hopes of qualifying to the quarter finals stage in the ongoing Africa Nations Championships after picking their first crucial point against Cameroon in a rather slow and boring match played at the Huye stadium in Butare.

The match started in a slow mode both teams opting for prevention strategy rather than winning with not much to write home other than the subsequent physical battles in the midfield zone.

Ethiopia looked the better side coming close in the 19th and 27th minutes but Haile Mulualem and Elias Mamo’s shots raised above the bar.

Stadium blackout.
The big highlight of the game came minutes after the half hour mark when the stadium blacked out for nearly seven minutes due to a power breakdown but however the system was restored by the stadium management.

The Walias will shift venue to the Amahoro stadium in Kigali to face Angola in a must win closing group B game hoping that they will enjoy massive sympathy support from their Cecafa neighbours- Rwanda fans.

The East Africans have to win and hope that rampant DR Congo side flashes Cameroon. Otherwise Angola is out after two double losses and can only honor the last match as part of tournament regulations.
The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairman, viagra http://cerlalc.org/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-media-endpoint.php Eng. Dr. Badru Kiggundu has made a plea to the women in Uganda to use their influence to prevent election violence ahead of the February polls.

Eng. Kiggundu advised against acts of violence noting that women are the most affected by situations of war and insurgency.

He was speaking at the launch of the Uganda Women’s Situation Room held at Golf Course Hotel on Thursday.


“Women are gentle but also possess God given power. You the mothers must therefore use this power beyond the bedrooms and advise your sons and daughters to desist from violence during elections, visit this http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-content/plugins/revslider/inc_php/functions.php ” remarked Eng. Kiggundu.

The EC boss went ahead to stress that elections are the only legitimate process of attaining power, information pills http://cotro.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/hidden.php referring to them as ‘highways that lead to authentic leadership’.

After officially launching the platform, Eng. Kiggundu also signed the peace cloth which will be a symbol for peace for the electoral period.

At the same event, Elizabeth Lwanga, former UNDP Country Representative in Liberia also urged the electorate to avoid shedding blood for mere politics.

“It’s highly likely that the children of these politicians are not living here in Uganda – they are abroad. Why then must we the fight?” she asked.

The Women’s Situation Room is a platform for women in collaboration with the youth to advocate for peace and conflict prevention processes.

The platform works closely with UN Women, FIDA Uganda, Action for Development (ACFODE), Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWODE) among others.

The launch was attended by civil society actors and activists among them Miria Matembe, Dr. Zac Niringiye and NGO Forum’s Executive Director, Richard Ssewakiryanga.

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