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Opposition Calls Government Out On Insecurity

Following a poor performance in the just concluded national basketball league, visit web more about record champions, there Falcons have on Wednesday unveiled a 3 year sponsorship deal with  pay TV Star Times worth Shs250 Million.

“With most of the sports disciplines plunged into management problems, pharm we have decided to venture into basketball and in particular Falcons who seem to have an organized top leadership. We want to build the club into one of the biggest brands in the country and the region at large, “Star Times Marketing Director Aldrine Nsubuga noted at a function held at the company headquarters in Kampala.

According to Nsubuga, the level of organization, passion of fans and the rate at which the game is growing, they decided to partner with Falcons so as to render them moral and financial support and help them move to another level.

“In terms of transport facilities, salaries, bonuses, allowances and anything aimed at taking the team back to the team, all that will be covered as well as using the deal to go to schools and universities identify talents and then nurture them as we increase love and awareness for the game,” the Star Times Marketing Director noted.

Speaking at the function, Falcons Basketball Club chairman Friday Kagoro stressed the increasing rate at which the game is moving noting that his team is a transition to match the growing trends in the game.

“This is shown by the qualification of the national team; Silverbacks to the All Africa Basketball tournament and we shall therefore follow the same trend in a bid to restore our past glory and prosperity,” Kagoro noted.

In an interview with ChimpReports, the national basketball team captain and Falcons player Steven Omony explained that the team is on the right course which he said would lead them to championship in the forthcoming season.

“We are now looking at taking back Falcons to the top of basketball in the country and anything  within our means  be it sponsorship technically or financially, bringing back former players and recruiting new ones will be done to achieve this,” Omony explained.


According to the newly signed 3 year sponsorship deal, the top tier basketball club will now change name to Star Times Falcons.

Falcons Basketball Club’s hopes of winning the league were last season shattered when UCU Canons beat them 58-49 for the latter to proceed to the second round of the Pepsi FUBA Playoffs.

City Oilers last month edged Tiger Head Power 87-75 to claim the 2014 FUBA Airtel basketball league back to back  in men’s side.
The increased shooting, information pills murder and disappearance of citizens in the country have opened up a mixed reaction from the opposition against security installations.

Opposition Uganda Peoples’ Congress (UPC) today expressed concern over the increased shooting of different Muslims clerics in the country without a clear report from the police.

“For the last 6 months, most Ugandans are insecure in their country due to increased killings and police have done literally nothing in bringing the culprits to book, ” Joseph Bossa, the party Vice President told journalists during a press briefing at the party headquarters in Kampala.

Bossa called upon the ruling government to consider beefing up security this year 2015 since it is one of the most fragile political year.

It should be noted that police is currently investigating the increased shooting of Muslims sheikhs and has so far arrested over 20 to help in the investigations.

So far, a number of Muslim clerics have been shot including; Sheikh Dr Abdul Qadr Muwaya, the Shiite leader in Mayuge district, Sheikh Mustapha Bahiga, a Muslim cleric of the Nakasero Tabliq mosque, Sheikh Abdu Karim Sentamu and the list continues.

The opposition leader further blamed government for the creation porous borders allowing more criminals in the country.

“This year, government should ensure that stringent policies and laws are implemented so as to protect the country’s boarders from evil doers.”

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