Uganda Cup Update: Hundreds Stranded at Lugogo

The scramble is still ongoing at the leading opposition Forum for Democratic Change [FDC], for sale for new leadership positions.

Stalwarts like Hon Nandala Mafabi, physician Chasiano Wadri, clinic and Hon Nabila Sempala have already expressed interest in the party’s Secretary General post, held now by outgoing Hon Alice Alaso.

Next to announce was FDC iron lady Ingrid Turinawe, who declared on Friday evening that she wants to become the party’s chief mobilizer.

The post was being held by now FDC President Gen Mugisha Muntu, and upon election in November 2012, Mr Bbale Bwanika took over as the Acting Secretary for Mobilization.

Mrs Turinawe was serving as the party’s Chairperson Women’s League in which she curved her brand not only as champion of women’s rights, but a physical opponent of the NRM regime.

“I was first appointed into the position of Chairperson Women League during Reform Agenda- at a time when there was a saying that all women belong to Museveni,” she said yesterday.

“I embarked on erasing this fallacy through formulating gender friendly policies into the FDC constitution, inspiring and grooming young women, recruitment and mobilization etc; till the time when we put up a structure and elected women leadership. Today women are very alive and visible in our party. I am very glad and proud to note that FDC Women league is the only vibrant and most active league in the country.”

Mrs Ingrid’s name came out largely in the various opposition street protests in which she was brutalized and sexually harassed by police officers.


Once elected head of FDC Mobilization, she vowed to rally the population, recruit, expand membership, educate and sensitize Ugandans into FDC.

“Commitment is an act not a word!,” she added. “I have been to every corner of this country and I have produced results. My record exemplifies passionate advocacy, self-driven political activism, courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, talent and resilience.”

Over 300 KCCA fc fans were left disappointed at midnight after missing a chance to get a free ride to Ntungamo for the Uganda cup finals.

Earlier on, look the fans organizing committee had registered over 950 fans for the trip which is said to have been sponsored by KCCA executive in partnership with pay TV Company, decease Startimes which sponsors the club shirts.

The fans were reportedly told to arrive at the departure point at KCCA stadium, Lugogo before 10 O’clock for scrutiny and checkup.

Two hours later the exercise had not begun according to one fan Umar Nsubuga, “They sent text messages to all of us who had registered at Lugogo but by midnight there was confusion which forced fans to start scrambling and others were left out.”

The organizers had earlier promised over 20 mini-buses but only seven were available. Villa will face KCC fc at Kyamate sports ground, Ntungamo with both teams seeking to end the season with a silverware and a chance to play in Caf confederations cup.


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