Thursday, November 25, 2010

Kabarole District conduct peaceful nominations for nine parliamentary candidates

Nine candidates for the parliamentary seat have been nominated today in Kabarole District. The nomination was held at muchwa the headquarters for Tooro kingdom in fort portal municipality kabarole district. The male candidates nominated for parliamentary seat included:

1. Alex Ruhunda for Fort portal municipality on NRM seat

2. Akugizibwe Solomon for Fort portal municipality on FDC seat

3. Adolf mwesige for Bunyangabo consistency on NRM seat

4. Ategeka James Mugarama for Bunyangabo consistency on independent seat.

5. Isingoma John Baptist for Bunyangabo consistency on independent seat

6. Mugabe Christopher Kayonga for Burahya county kabarole district

While the women candidates for the district parliamentary seat included:

1. Businge Victoria Rusoke candidate for women District MP on NRM seat

2. Brungi Elizabeth candidate for women district MP on FDC seat

3. Mugisa Muhanga Margret for women District MP independent

More information still coming, by Augustine Focal person RAC election monitoring and Jackline Aturinda

Conflict arises as parliamentary candidates get nominated in Kyenjojo District

It was drama at the registrar’s office in Kyenjojo as NRM flag bearer for mwenge north consistency Mr. Muhumuza Daudi handed his nomination papers to the electoral office for the parliamentary seat for mwenge north consistency.

The conflict rose due to Hon. Tom Butime former Member of Parliament for the same consistency denied the candidature of mr.Muhumuza Daudi as NRM flag bearer for the consistency. Mr. Butime had contested the NRM primary elections result saying that mr.Muhumuza Daudi was not supposed to be the NRM flag bearer for mwenge north consistency due to the irregularities which occurred during the NRM primary elections for Flag bearers though the he had been declared a flag bear by the NRM office.

Another candidate who was nominated for mwenge north consistency parliamentary seat was mr.Kalija Cats for FDC while Linda Timbigamba was nominated as women member of parliament on NRM ticket, whereas Joyce Kwebiha, Kabasinguzi Teresa , Kensime Miriam were nominated as independents for women member of parliament for Kyenjojo District. More information still coming by Robert Nyaika focal person election monitoring Integrated Women development Program (IWDP)

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Rweco members have started evaluating the two year EU/HIVOs funded project. The project was initiated way back in November 2008 and has lasted for two years. The aim of this project was to enhance the civic competence of the citizens to participate in the local government planning and feedback process and demand for accountability in order to influence service delivery.

During the evaluation, Rwenzori Information Centers Network presented their success stories as per result area as follows:

1. Building the capacity of the citizens to participate in local government planning and demand for accountability

· Documentation

Posters 4 Editions (500 copies each)

Newsletters 7 Editions (500 copies each)

Banners 9 different banners

Video Documentaries 2 Editions


Documentation of partner activities e.g. Kisangi primary school, Rwentaiki Primary school (IWDP) Public expenditure audit (GHFRD, KALI, IWDP)

· Information sourcing

Collection of Sub county development plans from 20 sub counties and 3 district plans

· Sharing information with the world and the community

NGO News Africa

New vision 3rd October 2010, Kanyampara water channel


· Radio talkshows:disscusing community projects in the sub development plans

2. Capacity Building of LG and CSOs to account to the community for better service delivery

} 8 trainings on ICT use with LG and CSOs

} 4 trainings on the IEC materials with CSOs

} 1 training CSO portal


} Physical equipments to the Local Government to kick start the E-Society Centre;

} Continuous Computer Literacy training to individual users from the District Local Government and the CSOs to the E-Society ICT Centre;

} Platforms development for Information sharing; - Kasese CSOs Portal - Kasese District Website - Kasese District E-Library - Kasese Community D- Group - Kasese District News Blog - CSOs News Blog -Kabarole District Website

Documentation for District Content.

Documented UNAID-HIV/AIDS survey statistics for Kasese district, Health department and computer was given to the district.

3. Participating CSOs have improved capacity to influence LG service delivery

· Have trained participating organizations to use ICT tools as platforms for Information sharing;

Letter of Appreciation and recognition;

Trained CPFs on how to document and take pictures;

Have Built a D-group & other platforms where CSOs and citizens have shared issues concerning services delivery e.g. Discussion on dividing Kasese District;

Helped participating CSO to identify and procure the ICT equipments; such as setting up the Local Area Network (LAN) for KALI

4. Improved dialogue between LG and CSOs

· Held round table meetings to discuss: what info, how it’s needed, in what form. This was to help LG, CSOs and citizens identify how dialogue can be realized.

· Concept of E-Society where LG, CSOs and Citizens have started using the platforms for sharing information.

· Joint assessment of I.C.T needs and tools to be used; referred to ICT Needs assessment report.

· Joint radio talk shows with LGs and CSOs