Members of Parliament have unanimously blocked a move by government for each presidential candidate to be provided with Shs 50 to facilitate their campaigns.
Government recently introduced three electoral amendment Bills to Parliament including the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill, viagra sale http://chimpreports.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-media-list-table.php 2015; the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, abortion http://chirurgieginecologica.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ajax-upgrader-skin.php 2015; and the Electoral Commission (Amendment) Bill, 2015.
In the Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill 2015 the government wants the facilitation provided for a presidential candidate by the Electoral Commission be revised from Shs 20 to Shs 50m.
The house committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs that was charged with handling the Bill had accepted the government proposal that indeed the money should be increased.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga immediately referred the Bills to the committee chaired by the Kajara county MP, Stephen Tashobya when they were laid on the floor of Parliament by the Attorney General, Fred Ruhindi.
The committee in their report on Thursday maintained the government`s position saying those intending to be presidents deserve the money.
MPs however differed from the committee`s position and said there is no need for those thinking to rule Uganda be given money.
The idea of rejection of the proposal was raised by the Aruu County legislator, Odonga Otto who was subsequently supported by MPs from both sides of the house.
“Mr. Speaker there is no reason for someone who is serious and wants to be president be given money for that matter. We should reverse that amount to zero,” Odonga-Otto said attracting applause from the whole house.
The Attorney General tried to explain the government`s intention in bringing the proposals but no one accepted.
Sensing that there was no way out for government to defend its position, the Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanya who chaired the house simply threw the matter for a vote and the Attorney General with few ministers around him couldn’t manage the full house.
The Presidential Elections (Amendment) Bill 2015 also seeks to revise the nomination fees payable from Shs 8m to Shs 20m, to remove the requirement for a candidate to campaign in every district; to provide for polling to close at 4.00pm on polling day and to require the Electoral Commission to provide for persons engaged in electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas vote.
Meanwhile the Parliamentary Elections (Amendment) Bill, 2015 seeks to also revise the nomination fees; provide for closure of polls at 4.00pm and to provide for persons engaged in the electoral activities or on duty in specific professions or areas to vote.
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Lots of transfers were carried out including clubs signing up to 17 new players. I take a daunting task to review perhaps the best and promising of all.
Stephen Odong has perfectly fit in Jogoos blue shirt getting involved in each and every game since his arrival from big league side Sporting United. Several good performance have earned him a call-up to Cranes.
Derrick Walulya was undisputed pundits best defender last season carrying SC Villa to Cup glory and league runners-up. Now at Jinja side Bul Fc gets nod in the right back together with his new partner in crime Junior Mukisa who sits at the core of my defence with Vipers SC new boy Shafiq Bakaki who is slowly scaling up the Cranes ladder. Former Express left back Hassan Waswa Dazo seals the back four.
The meteoric rise of KCCA FC’s Muzamir Mutyaba and former JMC skipper Ambrose Kirya cannot go unnoticed. Both have contributed to three goals at the new club on top of appearing in the national colors.
SC Villa may have to review loan status of former Africa Lyon winger, more about Mike Ndera. Bul Fc have scored four goals in the two games he has started, scoring three and directly assisting four goals!!
Red hot striker Ceasar Okhuti is currently making headlines with his revival topping charts with four goals. Preffered option ahead of his teammate Tony Odur who is still struggling to impress.
Okhuti starts upfront with 2015 Uganda Cup MVP Erisa Sekisambu whose magic in Chan qualifier is the reason Uganda is still competing. Bul Fc’s young prospect Johnson Wakalaita sums up the XI. Nothing better than scoring 26 goals in two big league seasons lifting Jinja SS to two unlucky finals. Currently boosting a goal and assist.
Coach: None other than former KCCA FC and Azam fc coach George ‘Best’ Nsiimbe to The Saints. Though Alex Isabirye is closely behind.
Stephen Odong- Sporting to SC Villa
Derrick Walulya- Villa to Bul
Junior Mukisa- Sadolin to Bul
Shafiq Bakaki- Express to Vipers
Hassan Waswa- Express to KCCA FC
Muzamir Mutyaba- SCVU to KCCA FC
Ambrose Kirya- JMC to Villa
Mike Ndera- Onloan from Villa to Bul
Erisa Sekisambu- Villa to Vipers
Cesaer Okhuti- free agent to Express
Johnson Wakalaita- Jinja Ss to Bul.