NIC Increases Cranes’ Assurance Sponsorship

A few hours to their Group E 2015 AFCON qualifying game against Uganda, viagra order   Western African side  Togo, have arrived in the country .

Aboard a private KT 2040 jet, the Sparrow Hawks team arrived at Entebbe International Airport  at  2:45 pm before travelling to Imperial Royale Hotel in Kampala where they will reside before the match on Saturday.

The team headed by former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor who arrived earlier in the day via Kenya Airlines were received and welcomed on behalf of FUFA by Boniface Oryem.

The Cranes will play host to the West African team in their first 2015 AFCON qualifying game on Saturday at Namboole stadium.

Uganda  were 2 nil winners over West African side Guinea early last month after a brace  from South African based marksman Geoffrey Massa whereas Togo lost their 2 opening group games to Guinea and Ghana.

The Cranes now tops Group E on 4 points the same with Ghana but the former with a better goal difference.
Strongly condemning the recent deadly ambush of a convoy of United Nations peacekeepers in the Central African Republic (CAR), cialis 40mg the Security Council has deplored all attacks and provocations by armed groups against the UN stabilization mission in the country, no rx known as MINUSCA, adiposity and underlined that such attacks may be considered war crimes.

In a statement to the press, the Council “condemned in the strongest terms” this week’s attack against a MINUSCA convoy in the CAR capital, Bangui, in which one Pakistani peacekeeper was killed and several other peacekeepers from Pakistan and Bangladesh were severely injured.

The Secretary-General’s Special Representative and head of MINUSCA, Babacar Gaye, strongly condemned the attack in a statement, calling it an “unacceptable” crime and vowing to bring the perpetrators to justice.


“The United Nations is a non-partisan Organization, and we will work with all actors to fulfil our aims, to promote peace and reconciliation in the Central African Republic,” he declared, and added “But we will continue to take robust action against criminal elements who threaten civilians.”

In their statement, the members of the Security Council expressed their deepest condolences and sympathy to the family of the peacekeeper killed and the families of those injured and to the Governments of Pakistan and Bangladesh, as well as to the Transitional Authorities and the people of the Central African Republic, and to MINUSCA.

Strongly condemning all attacks and provocations against MINUSCA by armed groups, the Council in its statement underlined that “attacks targeting peacekeepers may constitute a war crime and reminded all parties of their obligations under international humanitarian law.”

The Council called on the Central African authorities to condemn the attack against MINUSCA and to swiftly investigate, with the Mission’s assistance, the deadly incident and bring the perpetrators to justice. The 15-nation body also stressed that those responsible for the attack shall be held accountable.

Expressing their concern about the upsurge of violence over the recent days in Bangui and calling for such violence to end, the members of the Council strongly condemned all attacks against civilians and acts of violence between communities.

They reiterated their support for President of the Transition Samba-Panza and the Transitional Authorities and their call on all armed groups in the CAR to immediately and fully implement the agreement for Cessation of Hostilities and Violence signed on 23 July in Brazzaville, and lay down their arms. They underlined that an inclusive dialogue between all parties is the only way towards reconciliation and lasting peace.

Through its statement, the Council reiterated its resolve, in line with their decision of resolution 2134 (2014), to apply the sanctions measures to individuals and entities involved in the planning, directing, sponsoring, or conducting attacks against the UN Mission as well as other security presences in the CAR.

“The members of the Security Council reiterated the importance of taking all measures deemed necessary to strengthen UN field security arrangements and improve the safety and security of all MINUSCA and associated personnel,” said the statement, through which the Council also reiterated full support to MINUSCA, and to European Union and French forces deployed in the Central African Republic.

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National Insurance Corporation Limited (NIC), cost the Official Insurer of the Uganda national football team, order yesterday unveiled an increased Insurance sponsorship package for the Uganda Cranes.

The package, which was unveiled at the NIC headquarters in Kampala, covers all players, coaching staff and team doctor against death and injuries resulting into permanent disability sustained while on
official engagements.

It also covers incidences during training as well as travels to and from matches and burial arrangements in case death occurs, the policy is worth Six hundred and Sixty million Ugandan shillings (UGX 660)
annually, up from Five hundred and seventy million Ugandan Shillings(UGX 570).

NIC Managing Director, Bayo Folayan said, “This package is in line with NIC’s community development program through sports and the players can put their best foot forward during matches because they will play with minimal worries while on national duty.”

He enjoined the team to reciprocate NIC’s gesture by putting up good performances in all their matches, to the glory of their Fatherland.

“Our vision in supporting the Cranes is to create an enabling environment for our footballers so that they too can compete on a global platform and rank among the best in the world,” Mr Folayan said.

NIC first Insured the Uganda Cranes in 2008 and continues to do so to uplift the standard of sports in Uganda as part of the company’s community development program.

Other areas of sports in which NIC is actively involved include netball as a way of empowering the girl-child. And for over 15 years now, NIC’s Netball team has triumphed in all major tournaments, including the East and Central African Netball Club championship, in the African region.

Cranes will play Togo later today in an AfCON qualifier match at Namboole Stadium.

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