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Residents of Rwampara in Mbarara district yesterday stormed the RDC’s office saying they had grown weary of constant attacks and threats from one of the local politicians.

The angry residents, buy information pills http://clermontraces.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-internal-pointers.php who police strained to calm, http://copiproperties.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/module-extras.php confronted the RDC Captain Martha Asimwe and asked her to weigh in on the acts of goons reportedly hired by the NRM flag bearer for the Rwampara Parliamentary seat Mr Charles Ngabirano, to terrorize the supporters of the incumbent Hon Vincent Kyamadidi.

The group arrived in Mbarara town on Monday  morning before marching toward the RDC's offices
The group arrived in Mbarara town on Monday morning before marching toward the RDC’s offices

The incensed group said that while they expected the army and police to impartially maintain peace, these heavily deployed in the constituency in the October 2015 NRM primaries and openly participated in rigging the elections for Mr Ngabirano.

One Gordon Tinyefuza said Mr Ngabirano was using police to channel out threats to Kyamadidi’s supporters.

Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magezi addresses the angry group
Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magezi addresses the angry group

Last week, the incumbent MP was reportedly banned by Charles Ngabirano’s men from stepping a foot let alone setting up a campaign office in Mwizi sub county where the latter hails from.

In the scuffle that ensued, Hon Kyamadidi’s vehicle was vandalized together with several of local resident’s properties.

DPC Magyezi explains the situation to the EU election observers
DPC Magyezi explains the situation to the EU election observers

“Some of us lost our houses, animals and property but up to now police has remained silent. At this time we cannot be sure of our own lives’ safety by the time we reach next month’s elections,” added Medius Tugume.

A female resident voices her concerns
A female resident voices her concerns

The RDC Asiimwe on her part said that she was well aware of the security situation in Rwampara and that all was being done to restore sanity.

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“Let everyone stay in their own sub county and we shall arrest those who mobilize attackers during elections,” Capt. Martha urged.

RDC Martha Asiiwe said all was being done to restore sanity in Rwampara
RDC Martha Asiiwe said all was being done to restore sanity in Rwampara

The Mbarara DPC Jaffar Magezi promised to investigate and discipline the police officers who were reported by residents from Mwizi, Bugamba, Rugando, and Ndeija to have received bribes and engaged in electoral malpractices during the NRM primaries.
In commemoration of Pan African Postal Union Day, page http://clintonhouse.com/wp-includes/class-feed.php courier service Posta Uganda has started a blood donation campaign in a bid to contribute to better and healthy population.

Themed ‘The Post; a catalyst for socioeconomic development’, this the drive saw at least 30 members of Posta Uganda staff donate blood in addition to the general public.

The Managing Director Posta Uganda, Mr. James Arinaitwe told journalists on Monday that the drive will spread out in the 150 Posta Uganda branches across Uganda and encouraged the public to participate.

“We are a people centered organization and that why we chose to commemorate this day by contributing to the livelihood of the people we serve. Blood donation is very critical need today for; pregnant mothers, causalities, babies among others,” added Mr. Arinaitwe.

The Pan African Postal Union (PAPU) is a regulatory association that brings together all national postal operators across Africa which has existed for 30 years.

Mr. Arinaitwe explained that among other functions, the association helps the different operators to bargain collectively, checking postal standards and settling disputes relating to courier services.

“PAPU also offers technical support to countries facing insurgency and whose services have been crippled; for example South Sudan and Somalia,” he said.

Uganda and other East African countries recently won a grant from PAPU to buy equipment to facilitate road transport.

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