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Our departure is in good faith- Gen Muntu Our departure is in good faith- Gen Muntu Daily monitor

Our departure is in good faith- Gen Muntu Featured

Former Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president, Mj. Gen (rtd) Mugisha Muntu on Thursday addressed a televised press conference on his exit from the party.

Below are excerpts of what he said;

We have parted ways peacefully. We have agreed to set up a joint team and keep an open door policy between us and FDC...

We found out that FDC had several divisions. There were suggestions that we stay in and have our agenda pushed from inside...

We hope to launch the new formation before December 25, 2018 and we are calling upon all like thinking Ugandans to join us.

We have developed an online portal www.newformation.ug specifically for the purpose of connecting with you.

We believe that new single party acting on its own can rescue our country from the dangerous path we currently tread

Uganda as it currently stands can easily plunge into anarchy... People have lost trust in the state. Our health and education sectors are in chaos. There's rising insecurity, inequality and injustice.

Credit: The Daily Monitor

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    You can make some money from the addictions and obsessions of video game players. These players are willing to part with some money to enjoy these expensive games that they cannot afford. 

    These days, people visit video game parlors not only for gaming, but also borrowing a few leading games that they don’t possess. They may even come to your outlet to upgrade their old gaming box at a small fee. 
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    What is required?
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    He says the console comes with a maximum of two pads but since some games require four players, then one can buy extra pads. 
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    Source: Daily Monitor

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    Source: Daily Monitor


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