Okwi Joins Denmark Top Tier Side

The Democratic Alliance, this site which unites opposition political parties and civil society groups in Uganda, story has warned that as government continues to push its opponents to the wall, physician the people might be compelled to rise and defend their civil liberties, Chimp Corps report.

“Such actions may lead to promotion of non peaceful wars of political actions. This should be avoided but if government continues its repressive course, the people will not take it lying down,” warned TDA leaders at a press conference on Thursday.

The warning came high on the heels of the arrest of Dr Kizza Besigye and Hon Amama Mbabazi on grounds of reportedly disobeying police orders.

TDA said the duo was “arrested by the police and prevented from selling themselves in preparation for vying for the highest political office of our country,” adding, “The two leaders have not committed any crime apart from indicating that they aspire to occupy the position of President of Uganda.”

Police said politicians aspiring for the presidency should fulfill the requirements of the Public Order Management Act (POMA) and also consult with their respective parties to harmonise programmes.

TDA officials said that was not the first time Dr. Besigye was being arrested for no crime committed and that he has been “arrested and harassed many times over fabricated charges ever since he declared his interest to contest for the position President in 2000, fifteen years ago.”

“This is also the crime Hon. Mbabazi is seen to have committed recently.”

The alliance, which seeks to cause a regime change by uniting diverse political forces in the country, said “In all this intolerance and brazen violation of these leaders’ human rights, Government has used the police as their partisan force.”


Presidency Minister Frank Tumwebaze yesterday told ChimpReports that, “Irrespective of whom we are or how big our egos are; the police will do its job of regulating political and social gatherings in the interest of the public.”

He pointed out that, “Any leader worth his respect should not defy the police orders because they are lawful.”

But TDA officials said the Government continues to use double standards by the police in application of the law.

“Out of fear to lose power, Government is engaged in persecuting political opponents. From its actions, we can see clearly that the government is scared and panicking and desperate as we move towards the general elections,” said the alliance formed a couple of months ago.

“Government has refused to see reason and the ugly reality on the ground that the country faces. Government has refused the path of dialogue and has opted for the path of force, violence and arrogance. Slowly we as the opposition are being pushed against the wall. All civil and peaceful avenues are being closed,” they added.

“Government has deliberately delayed electoral reforms and simply ignored the peoples’ demands and proposals for the electoral reforms. We wish to call upon the government to listen to reason, to respect the citizens’ fundamental human rights in the interest of us all. At the same time, we wish to condemn in the strongest terms the arresting of Dr. Kizza Besigye and Hon. Amama and others this morning.”

On his part, Tumwebaze said, “If one is not satisfied with police action, he or she can challenge it but to choose defiance is unwise and not sustainable.”

He said this will “leave the police with no option but to enforce the law. That aside, the police will do its work.”
Uganda Cranes and Tanzania’s Simba SC striker Emmanuel Okwi has completed a move from the Msimbazi based side to Denmark top tier side Sonderjyske.

The details for the deal haven’t been publicly released.

However, rx according to information at our disposal, malady the strikers together with his agent Ed Stoner have signed the contract and Okwi assigned shirt number 25.

A source close to striker had earlier revealed to ChimpSport that he would travel to Denmark on Wednesday to conclude the talks.

“It is nearly a done deal. He would have finished it a month back but his wedding preparations affected his schedule,” the source confined to ChimpSport on condition of anonymity.

Okwi joined Simba SC from bitter rivals Yanga SC and has also featured for SC Villa locally and Etoil Du Sahel in Tunisia.

He becomes the first Ugandan to feature in a top tier side in Denmark.

Sonderjyske FC narrowly escaped relegation finishing10th out of 12 teams in the recently concluded Super Liga.

Details of the contract to follow later.

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