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Kajura wins
HOIMA — Most of the NRM bigwigs in the district, including the second deputy premier, Henry Muganwa Kajura, sailed through unopposed in the NRM party elections on Saturday.

Kajura wins
HOIMA — Most of the NRM bigwigs in the district, including the second deputy premier, Henry Muganwa Kajura, sailed through unopposed in the NRM party elections on Saturday. Kajura, the Bugahya MP, was elected in absentia as chairman for Kiryangobe. All the five NRM executive members for Kiryangobe parish were elected unopposed in five minutes. Hoima LC5 chief George Tinkamanyire Bagonza was elected unopposed as the chairman for Kihukya parish. Stephen Byakutaaga, the brother of former army paymaster Capt. Dan Byakutaaga, was also elected unopposed in Butebere parish.

Jim elected

RUKUNGIRI — Health minister Maj. Gen Jim Muhwezi has been elected again unopposed as NRM parish committee chief in the national election on Saturday. The elections started at midday at Bucence COU Kigaga parish, Nyakagyeme.

MP wins
MBARARA — Kashari county MP Maj. John Kazoora has been elected FDC’s district secretary for finance. Grace Bagyenyi, the information secretary, said Mary Frances Kabateraine, the former chairperson of Reform Agenda, was elected chairperson.

Kiyonga through
KASESE — National Political Commissar Dr. Crispus Kiyonga was on Saturday elected chairman of Bunyiswa parish, Bwera sub-county in Bukonzo West. His personal assistant, Caleb Mukirane, yesterday said Kiyonga would represent the interests of the people of Bunyiswa.

Annan hails
SPAIN — UN chief Kofi Annan has praised the International Criminal court for issuing arrest warrants for LRA chiefs. “The warrants should send a powerful signal around the world that those responsible for such crimes will be held accountable,” he said in a statement. He said most people associated with the LRA were abducted and needed help.

Guns wanted
THE UPDF has demanded for three guns that the Police recovered from Karimojong warriors killed during a cattle raid in Kapchorwa district.
Resident district commissioner Joseph Arwata said the UPDF 3rd Division had expressed concern that the special Police constables who recovered the guns had failed to declare them to military authorities.

Branch sad
THE Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) Ntungamo branch has mourned Dr. Apollo Milton Obote who died in Johannesburg Hospital in South Africa on Monday.
With the party flag flying at half-mast, the chairman, Asanasio Keisho Ruzibiza, said on Tuesday that Obote would be remembered forever for being the founder of the Republic of Uganda.

RDC passes
SOROTI resident district commissioner (RDC), also the chief coordinator of Arrow Group, Musa Ecweru, on Friday graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Democracy and Development Studies at Uganda Martyrs University.

EC blasts
THE Electoral Commission (EC) chairman, Dr. Badru Kiggun-du, has accused officers in the update of the national voters’ register of not being at their stations.
Kiggundu said officers were supposed to be at their stations between 8:00am and 5:00pm everyday including weekends and public holidays.

Party raps
FORUM for Integrity in Leadership has criticised the government’s decision to accord a state funeral to the late president Milton Obote.
the chairman, Emmanuel Tumusiime, told journalists on Friday at Carol House in Wandegaya that the Government was wasting resources.

Mayor calls
THE mayor of Gulu municipality, Alex Okot Ojera, has appealed to the Electoral Commission to intensify civic education to the LRA war victims who are living in camps about the 2006 elections.
He said most people did not understand the concept of multiparty politics.

Somali meet
PRESIDENT Yoweri Museveni on Friday met the Somali minister for foreign affairs, Abdullahi Sheikh Ismail, at State House, Nakasero.
A statement from State House yesterday said the two discussed issues pertaining to the political transformation in Somalia.

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