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Pro-Mbabazi Student Leaders Get Threats

A bitter row has erupted between the offices of the Kabale Resident District commissioner (RDC) and Rev. Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, information pills http://chicagohouse.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-users-list-table.php the outspoken Kitanga Parish Priest who also doubles as a civil rights activist and leader of Kick Corruption out of Kigezi (KICK) – a non-governmental organization (NGO) that is aimed at Empowering Citizens to fight corruption under the Black Monday Movement.

Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda has since vowed to arrest activists distributing Black Monday newsletters in the town, medications http://culture.you-ng.it/wp-includes/class-wp-error.php a statement that has touched off a political fire storm in the politically-charged district.

Speaking during the 2015/16 Consultative budget meeting at Kabale Rukiiko hall last Friday, more about http://cikza.com/wp-includes/feed.php Nandinda  said Black Monday Movement activists are exaggerating funds swindled by government officials and that he will not allow political activism grounded in lies, falsehoods and inciting violence.

“Whoever is found with these leaflets will be arrested,” charged the RDC.

Nandinda further threatened to close Non-governmental organizations which are hell bent on fighting Government, citing Kick Corruption out of Kigezi which he said departed from its core objectives of campaigning against graft in public service to fully supporting opposition FDC.

The RDC cited instances where Batanyenda’s group has offered platforms to FDC leaders Col Kizza Besigye and Major General Mugisha Muntu to castigate government programmes.

 

Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda
Kabale RDC Darius Nandinda

But this threat did not go down well with Batanyenda who warned the RDC of “serious legal consequences” and “people’s robust response” should he arrest Black Monday activists.

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“The RDC will not succeed in his campaign of stopping Ugandans in their fight against corruption,” said Batanyenda, a controversial opposition-leaning church leader.

“Nandinda is a traitor,” he added.

The priest wondered how Nandinda can threaten to violate the Constitution which provides that “all lawful measures shall be taken to expose, combat and eradicate corruption and abuse or misuse power by those holding political and other public offices.”

Black Monday Movement activists usually wear black clothes on Mondays to show their anger at the growing levels of corruption in the country.

Government maintains it is giving its all to fight corruption in the country.

Police are expected to deploy heavily in Kabale on Monday to deal with the activists.

Several members of the movement were arrested in Kampala this year on charges of holding illegal assemblies.
The International Organization for Migration and the International Police (Interpol) have organised a 5-day training for officials at Ugandan borders as one of the ways to fight all forms of criminal activities through the borders.

According to Mr Derek Kigenyi, discount http://clubmedics.com/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader.php Immigration Officers working at the Entebbe airport  daily operations of the Immigration department at the entry points can be more effective and simplified if the available tools provided by INTERPOL are fully integrated into existing systems. Dubbed “Smuggling Training and Operation Program (STOP)” the training to be held at Entebbe will be a multi-faceted response to criminal activities.

The aim of the programme is to empower front line officers at border crossings to detect suspect criminals, http://chopcult.com/wp-content/plugins/slick-social-share-buttons/images/secure.php forged travel documents and other illegal cross border activities by cross checking data provided by the 190 member countries of Interpol.

The training to be led by an expert from the Interpol Border Management Task Force (IBMTF), will be attended by 22 participants from agencies including the Directorate for Citizenship and Immigration Control (DCIC), the Uganda Police Force, the NCB Interpol Kampala, the Internal Security Organization and the External Security Organization.

The participants according to Nerimana will be trained in both theoretical and operational aspects of combating human smuggling including a practical session at Entebbe International Airport.

The event is part of IOM’s “Strengthening Border Management in Uganda” project, funded by the Government of Japan and aims to build Uganda’s capacity to effectively manage its borders and increase the border security.

According to IOM, Uganda’s borders are porous making the country vulnerable to illegal cross border activities, including human trafficking and migrant smuggling.

Information from the migration body indicates that between 2008 and 2013, 72 Ugandans identified as victims of trafficking abroad were helped to return home by IOM.
The Uganda National Students Association (UNSA) leaders have complained of harassment by people who describe themselves as “government officials” after throwing their weight behind former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi for president in 2016.

According to UNSA Secretary for Information, prostate http://dan-caragea.ro/wp-includes/registration-functions.php Denis Obita, http://clintonhouse.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-post-types-endpoint.php several members were on November 24 “beaten up” during a press conference at Makerere University.

“The General Secretary of Uganda National Students Association was beaten up, the laptop broken after ruining a press conference at Makerere university staff canteen,” said Obita.

“We receive a lot of calls from people claiming to be top officials in government offices.”

UNSA is thought to be behind Mbabazi and recently mooted the idea of replacing President Museveni as their patron in January, with the NRM Secretary General.

The group accuses Museveni of ignoring their functions and that he does not take UNSA as a serious body.

“Why is the state disturbing and interfering with students’ politics?” wondered Obita.

He said, “modern critics who are of opinion that students should be kept away from politics forget that our society within organic concepts can only advance,” adding, “The students are also a part of our society that is our body. Any organ of the body which is undeveloped makes the body cripple and infirm.”

Obita emphasised that “we can assume that for the betterment of the society, of the welfare of the student community, for the prosperity of the nation and for every lasting peace in the universe, the students should be allowed to have their say in all matters, which concern them.”

Mbabazi recently contributed shs3m for UNSA leaders’ trip to Rwanda. He would later attend their charity event in Kampala where he contributed shs5m to construct boreholes in Karamoja.

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