WHO Aids Uganda’s Testing of Life-saving Commodities

Former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi was involved in ballot stuffing and other electoral malpractices to facilitate the victory of Peter Ssematimba in the hotly-contested 2011 Mayoral elections, click it has emerged.

Ssematimba was floored by opposition strongman, visit this Erias Lukwago despite widespread violence and street battles between the former’s supporters with security forces.

Bullets and teargas rocked Kampala suburbs as Lukwago’s supporters foiled attempts to rig the polls.

Speaking at Fairway Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday, viagra sale Retired Maj Gen Benon Biraaro said he was among the first people to witness attempts by government officials to rig the elections in favour of Ssematimba.

“At around 6:00am, I drove to Kisugu polling station along Entebbe Road where I found ballot boxes full of pre-ticked votes,” recounted Gen Biraaro.

“Then I picked my mobile phone and called then army commander, Gen Aronda Nyakairima. I asked him: ‘What is this? I am seeing ballot boxes full of ticked votes. What’s going on?” revealed Biraaro who has since declared plans to contest for president in the 2016 elections.

“I told Gen Aronda that it is now 6:00am. People haven’t started voting. Where did these votes come from?”

In his response, Gen Aronda seems to have been aware of the rigging plot.


Gen Biraaro said he was shocked by the response from the Chief of Defence Forces: “Gen Aronda told me that the rigging was being spearheaded and supervised by Mbabazi.”

Biraaro quoted Aronda as speaking: “It’s Amama and team who slept at Conference Centre (Kampala Serena Hotel) doing that. Ooh, that’s good news if they have delivered already.”

A baffled Biraaro hit back: “But that’s not what we promised people; we promised free and fair elections. I called you to complain that this is very wrong and unacceptable. This is not right at all.”

Biraaro said he realised that the Mayoral elections would not be free and fair thus mobilising his colleagues to bust the rigging racket.

“We managed to help Lukwago to nip this plan in the bud. So opposition should know that some of us played some roles to ensure free and fair elections,” he added.

Lukwago and Aronda were not readily available for comment on Wednesday.

The revelations come at a time when Mbabazi is expected to announce his 2016 presidential bid. He has since called for the implementation of the proposed electoral reforms to deliver free and fair elections.

Mbabazi has previously denied rigging elections. He served as NRM’s Secretary General before being removed from office by his party in December 2014.
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World Health Organization (WHO) has donated equipment to National Drug Authority (NDA) to be used for post-shipment testing of the 13 priority Life Saving Commodities (LSC) as described by the United Nations Commission Life Saving Commodities.

The commodities include injections, page medicines, patient female condoms, contraceptives and an electric suction pump and are intended to boost NDA’s capacity to test LSC, medicines and health commodities.

The WHO Country Representative Dr. Wondimagegnehu Alemu, recently handed over the equipment and appealed to NDA to always plan with technical programmes in Ministry of Health to leverage resources to build NDA capacity.

This approach he said, “would contribute to the overall resources available to NDA leading to better results”.

The Acting Executive Director of NDA Mr David Nahamya said that NDA appreciated WHO’s continuous technical and logistical support adding that this particular support had come at the right time considering the challenges facing NDA.

These challenges he reported, include ensuring the quality and standards of reproductive health commodities. He pledged proper use of the equipment by NDA to attain the desired results.

The UN Commission on Life-Saving Commodities for Women and Children (UNCoLSC) was established in 2012 in response to a call by UN Secretary-General contained in the Global Strategy for Women’s and Children’s Health.

The goal is to increase access to and appropriate use of 13 lifesaving commodities, which if more widely accessed and properly used, could save the lives of more than six million women and children.

Key barriers to access to lifesaving commodities were also identified including severely under-resourced regulatory agencies in low-income countries that leads to delayed registration of commodities and lack of oversight of product quality.

Uganda is one of the eight pilot countries.

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