Western Uganda Speaks Out On Besigye Election

Ten new staff, viagra http://dejanmilutinovic.com/wp-content/plugins/wp-retina-2x/wr2x_media-library.php who joined the Parliamentary Service this week, website like this http://cultnews.com/wp-includes/class-wp-http-requests-response.php have started work.

Led by Chris Obore, Director Communication and Public Affairs, the new staff members took the official and secrecy oaths before the Deputy Clerk, Parliamentary Affairs, Mr. Paul G. Wabwire on Wednesday.

Ugandans took to social media platforms Facebook and Twitter to congratulate Obore for the new achievement.

The staff include Obore, Ms. Mary Kabugho, Policy Analyst; Ms. Caroline Akullo, Policy Analyst; Ms. Esther Namusoke, Policy Analyst and Ms. Irene Nawaho, Crèche Matron.

The other staff are Ms. Belinda Kyalisiima, Crèche Nanny; Mr. Hamza Kahwa, Gym Instructor; Ms. Patience Tayebwa, Gym Instructor; Mr. Samuel Onek, Driver; and Mr Kenneth Mukisa, Front Desk Assistant.

In his speech, Mr. Wabwire welcomed the new staff and pointed out that Parliament is a distinguished institution that is enjoyable to work for depending on the conduct of the employee.

He stressed the essence of the oaths for all the staff saying it would provide guidance on how one executes their duties and the sensitivity of the institution.

“The Official Oath requires one to be patriotic and show total allegiance to the country whereas the Oath of Secrecy calls for you not to divulge information directly or indirectly to the public concerning the institution without permission of the Clerk to Parliament,” Mr. Wabwire said.


He added that all new staff are expected to be dedicated to their duties and sensitive with information in their respective offices.

The Assistant Director, Human Resource Department, Mr. Charles Lwanga Kiiza emphasized the importance of taking both oaths and noted that failure to take them would mean that one is not ready to take on their roles and subsequently their office.
The election of Dr Kizza Besigye as FDC’s flag-bearer in the 2016 presidential race has attracted mixed reactions from a number of political analysts from Western Uganda.

Dr. Besigye on Wednesday night defeated Gen Mugisha Muntu in the election most observers described as free and fair.

He polled 718 votes against Maj. Gen. Mugisha Muntu’s 289 votes.

According to Muhanguzi Honorato, seek http://curioguanabara.com/components/com_k2/k2.php a popular political observer from Isingiro district, side effects http://conceive.ca/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/mail.php Dr Besigye deserved this landslide victory because politics is a game where numbers mean a lot

“Gen Muntu should concentrate much on building party structures to boost its support at the grassroots. Yesterday’s events clearly indicated the level of political democracy that exists in FDC,” says Honorato.

The FDC democratic exposure is further supported by Edgar Murerangoma, a Kanungu based environmentalist who says that “the party is on the right track having showcased internal democracy at Namboole unlike some parties which bar others from contesting on some seats.”

He adds: “I watched the debate from start until it ended and I think Besigye deserved it all. He has never slumbered on Uganda’s political transition talk of the fight for political reforms.”


Apollo Kakonge, the executive director for West Ankole Civil Society Forum (WACSOF) in Bushenyi supports the delegates’ choice saying it was a voice of the majority, and that’s democracy at play.

He is optimistic that the FDC delegates believe once again that Dr. Besigye will deliver them to victory come 2016.

Kakonge who believes in a United opposition force says The Democratic Alliance (TDA) should not limit the ambitions of other presidential candidates by fronting a single candidate against Museveni.

“Having as many potential candidates contesting against Museveni is essential in denying him the required 50+1percent votes necessary to propel him to Statehouse,” says Kakonge.

“That would require the opposition candidate emerging second to Museveni to works with all the others to defeat Museveni. That is if Museveni is not defeated in round one.”

Kakonge, whose political views are quite popular in the western region, says selecting one candidate against Museveni is a futile process.

“You can’t test the popularity of a candidate based on the decision of the TDA Summit,” adds Kakonge.

To Goodluck Musinguzi, a renowned political analyst in Kigezi region, this election was important in testing the strength of both candidates.

“FDC should use the event to be stronger than dividing it. It’s the only party in Uganda which has separated the office of the Chairman, President and Flag Bearer,” reveals Musinguzi.

However, Musinguzi thinks if the Democratic Alliance does not limit Mbabazi’s presidential ambitions by letting him stand with Besigye and Museveni in the Presidential elections it may be of an advantage to the latter.

“In the last three elections, Besigye has not won any district in Kigezi. But with the coming of Mbabazi, Museveni has seen Kigezi region going. I predict Kanungu will be for Mbabazi. If Besigye works on Rukungiri, Kabale could be shared. Museveni could win Kisoro alone. So you see Mbabazi could reduce Museveni support, if Besigye keeps his support we could see a re-run,” hopes Musinguzi.

Museveni has previously won in western Uganda where he was born and raised.

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