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East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) on Tuesday swore in two new Members as the 2nd Meeting of the 4th Session of the 3rd Assembly commenced.

The Assembly administered the Oath of Allegiance of the EAC Treaty to the re-appointed Minister for EAC Affairs in the Republic of Burundi, http://daforatravel.ro/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/admin/edit-contact-form.php Hon Leontine Nzeyimana as an ex-officio Member of the House and Hon Dr. Francois Xavier Kalinda, order the new Member from Rwanda.

and Hon Valerie Nyirahabineza (middle) and the Clerk to the Assembly, Kenneth Madete.” width=”720″ height=”450″ /> Hon Dr Francois Xavier Kalinda is sworn in as Hon Dr Odette Nyiramilimo (right), Hon Valerie Nyirahabineza (middle) and the Clerk to the Assembly, Kenneth Madete look on.

The two were sworn in by the Clerk of EALA, Kenneth Madete before the EALA Speaker, Rt. Hon Daniel F. Kidega.

Both legislators took the oath in accordance with Rule 5 (4) of the Rules of Procedure of the Assembly.

“The Rules of Procedure say in part that No Member can sit or participate in the proceedings of the House until the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance to the Treaty is taken,” the assembly disclosed.

Rule 5(5) specifically states that when a Member first attends to take his or her seat other than at the first sitting of a new House, he or she shall be brought to the table by two Members and presented by them to the Speaker who shall then administer the Oath or Affirmation of Allegiance.

According to EALA, Hon Nzeyimana who was recently re-appointed Minister for EAC by President Pierre Nkurunziza following the elections in Republic of Burundi, was ushered into the House by Hon Emerence Bucumi and Hon Isabelle Ndahayo.

She previously served in the same position.

The Speaker, Rt. Hon Daniel Kidega presents the certificate to Hon Leontine Nzeyimana moments after the Administration of Oath.
The Speaker, Rt. Hon Daniel Kidega presents the certificate to Hon Leontine Nzeyimana moments after the Administration of Oath.

Hon Dr Francois Xavier Kalinda was escorted in by Hon Valerie Nyirahabineza and Hon Dr. Odette Nyiramilimo.

Hon Dr Kalinda was elected by the Parliament of Rwanda to EALA on September 15, 2015, replacing Hon Celestine Kabahizi who tendered in his resignation from the Assembly in June 2015.

The Legislator garnered 79 votes to beat his rival Pelagie Uwera, who got 12 votes, out of 91 lawmakers of both chambers of Parliament.Dr Kalinda assured Parliament that he would diligently take his expertise to EALA and work with colleagues in a bid to find solutions to the region’s problems.

Prior to his election, Hon Dr. Kalinda was the Dean of the Faculty of Law at the University of Rwanda.

Hon Dr. Kalinda 53, holds a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Business Law obtained from the University of Strasbourg, France, in 2010.
Police on Wednesday spent more than 8 hours engaged in running battles with Makerere University students who are protesting against the policy that requires them to have paid all the fees by the 6th week of the semester.

What began as a simple demonstration on Monday escalated on Wednesday with students hurling stones at law enforcement officers who in return responded with teargas.

Chanting anthems for their halls of residence, case http://clearlakefestival.ca/wp-admin/includes/theme.php students mostly from Lumumba gave police a hard time, dosage setting bonfires in the middle of the roads to their residence.

Police commanded by Kampala North RPC Wesley Nganizi, illness CPS DPC Aaron Baguma and the University Chief Security Officer Jackson Mucunguzi struggled for the better part of the day to contain the situation.

According to Mucunguzi, the students   mobilized themselves on Tuesday night as they prepared to wreak havoc but that many had been arrested.

Police move to put out fire at the campus
Police move to put out fire at the campus
Students lit bonfires in the middle of campus streets
Students lit bonfires in the middle of campus streets

“We made some arrests on Tuesday night but the students remained rowdy; destroying the university property. We could not allow such hooliganism at the campus.”

The students on Monday demonstrated over  what  they termed as an unfair  university policy that requires them to have paid 100 percent tuition fees by the 6th week of the  semester.

On Tuesday evening, the university council held a meeting in which they agreed to extend the tuition payment deadline for another month from October 5 to 30to allow students more time to pay.

The military police were called in to restore sanity at the campus
The military police were called in to restore sanity at the campus

According to a document seen by Chimpreports and signed by Charles Wana-Etyem, the University Council chairperson, the extension was due to the breakdown of the automated fees collection system which had affected timely payment and registration.

“The policy has not changed and it will be as it has been always for the next semesters. The extension is for only this semester. The students need to know that the University needs the tuition in time so as to be able to pay lectures and other service providers,” said Namisango.

One of the injured students being rushed for First Aid
One of the injured students being rushed for First Aid

However, according to students, it’s unfair for the university management to put a deadline on tuition payment yet there is no deadline on service delivery.

“Let the students pay 60 percent by the 10th week and then by the time they sit for exams all fees have been cleared other than the 100 percent policy by the 6th week,” said Makerere University Guild information minister Davidson Ndyabahika.

The Information Minister insists some university officials are arrogant following recent engagements in a bid to see they come to a neutral ground hit a dead end.

Anti riot police remains heavily deployed at all entrances and inside the university in a bid to ensure peace at the Ivory Tower.

Students walk past anti-riot police officers in Kampala
One of the students being arrested 


Students walk past anti -riot police officers
Students walk past anti -riot police officers
Police officers clearing logs from the road
Police officers clearing logs from the road
Kanungu Resident District Commissioner Harriet Nakamya and the district NRM register John Byaruhanga have been dragged to the High Court by two  NRM party members  whose nomination in the elections to choose party flag bearers last month were cancelled.

Last month, visit this http://cikza.com/wp-admin/includes/post.php Nakamya ordered  the   NRM registrar John Byaruhanga  to cancel  the nominations  of   Kenneth Tumuhamye, tadalafil http://danielpyne.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-upgrader-skin.php the LC3 chairman for Kanyantorogo Sub-county  and Allen Atuhaire standing  for Kihihi town council councillorship   on allegations that they were de-campaigning President Yoweri Museveni “sole” candidature.

The two politicians on Monday filed their petition at the Kabale High Court through their lawyers of Bwagi and Company Advocates.

In their petition the members accuse the two officials of being responsible for “illegal cancellation” of their nominations.

They want the court to declare that the NRM primaries held in respect of the various positions for which they had been duly nominated but later excluded are null and void.

Tumuhamye was nominated on 4th September 2015, http://chachanova.com/wp-includes/general-template.php to compete as the NRM party Kanyantorogo Sub-county chairperson flag bearer, while Atuhaire had been nominated for NRM district councilor flag bearer for Kihihi Sub-county.

They are also seeking a declaration that the interference of the RDC in the NRM party primary elections is unlawful.

“On 16th September 2015, the date slated for the NRM party primary elections, the complainants proceeded to the polling stations to participate but was dismayed to receive letters signed by the NRM district registrar, John Byaruhanga, cancelling their participation. Such acts have not only violated the rights of the complainants, but also denied the citizens a chance to exercise their democratic right to elect a candidate of their choice,” the petition reads in part.

When contacted Nakamya  said that  the two were  campaign agents of former Prime Minister John Patrick Amama Mbabazi and that the party leaders in the district were right  to cancel  their nominations.

The two were also last month disqualified from participating in the elections after they were suspected to be sympathetic to Amama Mbabazi and were found campaigning for his Go Forward Pro Change pressure group yet they are seeking to be elected on NRM ticket as flag bearers at their respective sub county levels.

The others  are Zepher Mugisha of Kihihi Town council who has been the Kihihi town council mayor ,  Caleb Tumwesimire Kipande of Mpungu , Paison Ndyabawe of Nyakinoni

However, the ongoing disqualification of NRM members from the party has created sharp divisionism in the district with most of them declaring that they will convince their supporters to leave the party and formally join Go Forward pressure group of Amama Mbabazi.



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