Age limit bill tabled in Parliament

October 13, 2017

President Museveni

The parliament of Uganda has taken a first step towards scrapping the presidential age limit, which would allow long-time leader Yoweri Museveni to stay in power. This follows a heated session that saw politicians brawling for a second consecutive day.
The move met widespread opposition from civil rights activists, opposition politicians and religious leaders.

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Vice President impressed by work at Nakivubo stadium

September 13, 2017

Hamis Kiggundu recieving Vice President Ssekandi to see for himself the progress of the project.

Uganda’s Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi has been impressed by the progress of work going on at Nakivubo Stadium. The Vice president accompanied by Sports Minister Charles Bakabulindi was being taken around by Hamis Kiggundu who is at the fore front of ensuring that Nakivubo Stadium becomes a modern sports facility. Ssekandi urged all Ugandans to support this project because it is being done in good faith and funded by a Ugandan. According to Hamis Kiggundu the whole project will cost over 49 million united states dollars. It is being implemented by ROKO construction Company.


MODERNIZATION OF NAKIVUBO COMPLEX IS ON COURSE

August 9, 2017

ham2By Joseph Kafumbe

HOME grown investor Hamis Kiguundu continues to dissapprove critics by going on with his mission of modernizing Nakivubo complex. Work at the Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium is on-going and despite public fears that the place is going to be turned into a training pitch and shopping complex. Contractors Roko Uganda Limited assures Ugandans that they are constructing a 36,000 capacity Stadium.
The shops are just part of the amenities of the stadium whose sitting capacity will almost be doubled upon completion.
The stadium is being developed in a Public Private Partnership between the government and Ham Enterprises Ltd.
There have also been rumours that upon completion the place will be a training pitch but Roko confirms they are constructing a world standard stadium.
“We are constructing a stadium whose foundation is 70 percent complete,” says Ainea Ashaba, the project manager of Roko Construction.
President Museveni gave the young tycoon a go ahead to redevelop the stadium after KCCA had halted plans.
Roko estimates that the stadium will be completed in less than three years.No one could believe that the work had reached that far in barely few months.
When in the stadium, one will not have to walk outside to buy something. Everything shall be found around the stadium.
When Completed, the new stadium will house about standard 10 gyms for different sports, swimming pool, and other sports facilities that players of different sport need. The stadium will have ample car parking space.


Ugandans reject Land amendment bill

July 30, 2017

The Land and Equity Movement in Uganda activists have urged legislators to lobby government to withdraw the constitutional amendment bill 2017.

The bill that is currently under consideration by the parliamentary and legal affairs committee seeks to enable government to compulsorily acquire land for implementation of public infrastructure projects and investments without prior consent and adequate compensation from the land owner.

While presenting the bill in Parliament recently, The Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana said that if approved by Parliament, the Constitutional Amendment would resolve the current problem of delayed implementation of government infrastructure and investment projects due to disputes arising out of compulsory land acquisition process.

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Museveni dismisses age limit debate

July 19, 2017

President Yoweri Museveni has distanced himself from the ongoing contention regarding amendment of Article 102 (B) of the Constitution to remove the Presidential Age Limit.

The President opened up for the first time on the hot button issue, while addressing Press at State House Entebbe.
The proposal reportedly being pushed by elements of the ruling party is to allow all Ugandans above the age of 18 to run for President.

Museveni while responding to a reporter’s question, denied knowledge of any bill intended to lift the age limit for presidential candidates.
Those debating age limit, what are you debating? Who has brought that proposal?,” he wondered.
“Don’t waste your time with people who don’t have what to do, I have heard them but I am busy with my work”
Asked weather he would allow for a referendum to decide on the same matter, Museveni said all that is speculation .

“I don’t have time for speculation.”


BOBI WINE ; FROM GHETTO TO PARLIAMENT

June 30, 2017

Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s victory in the Kyadondo East by-election completed a remarkable transformation of the artiste, who years ago never imagined he would join politics.

“He did not like politics but as he grew up and started experiencing many life challenges, he decided to join politics,” Eddie Yawe, an older brother who has twice contested and lost parliamentary elections, told The Observer yesterday.

Kyagulanyi beat some stiff challenge from NRM’s Sitenda Ssebalu, his closest challenger in Thursday’s election, Apollo Kantinti, the FDC candidate and outgoing Kyadondo East MP, and Muwada Nkunyingi, an independent. His victory in a hotly contested race was further evidence to prove that sheer force of personality can trump party affiliation.

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NAKIVUBO DEVELOPMENT IS ON GOING

May 25, 2017

By Joseph Kafumbe
City tycoon Ham Kiggundu of Ham Enterprises is implementing a contract he won to to re-develop Nakivubo stadium to required international Standards.

According to the plan presented to president Museveni by Ham in 2015, the stadium will contain various sports equipments for all games, shops and a spacious parking which can facilitate almost 1000 cars.

For the past years, Nakivubo stadium has been in a sorry state as well as much indebted by Uganda Revenue Authority over failure to pay taxes year after year.