By Keefa Nuwahereza
Geoffrey Kazinda, the former Principal Accountant of Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) has been sentenced by the Anti-Corruption court to 15 years in prison on three counts of forgery, illicit wealth, and financial loss to government.
Kazinda, who was a few months ago freed from jail, after serving 8, years at Luzira Prisons following his conviction on several charges of corruption, is set to return to jail following his recent conviction.
Besides being convicted over forgery, illicit enrichment and causing financial loss to government, Kazinda was also found guilty of living a life beyond his means.
Kazinda’s troubles started in 2012 when he was arrested and paraded before the Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo, where he was charged with abuse of...
By Our Reporter
The Uganda Police have arrested the National Unity Platform (NUP) coordinator for Karamoja region over allegations of being in possession of military attire, which is tantamount to abuse of government offices.
According to ACP Polly Namaye, the deputy police Publicists, on November 05th, 2020, at about 07:14, a joint security intelligence-led operation succeeded in arresting one suspect identified as Angulo Andrew Lokong, the NUP coordinator in Karamoja.
The operation was carried out in the area of Camp Swahili South division in Moroto municipality.
Namaye said that; “This follows a series of videos that were seen making rounds on social platforms this week, showing youths dressed in clothes similar to government stores (military attire). The suspe...
By Our Reporter
At least seven television networks including ABC, CBS and NBC, cut away from Trump's White House address
Trump claimed the election was being 'stolen from him' in an extraordinary address to the country on Thursday, after realising that his rival Joe Biden was claiming the lion’s share of the votes.
He launched 17-minute tirade spelling out his conspiracy theory that 'big tech, big money and big media' were rigging the race to get a Democrat in the White House.
However, TV networks NBC, CBS and ABC switched him off as he ranted, reading from a script which he had written on in sharpie
He presented no evidence of fraud and hinted darkly at the blizzard of litigation his campaign has launched despite courts in Georgia and Michigan turning him down.
The U.S. Agency for International Development has terminated a $10 million cash transfer program run by GiveDirectly in Uganda, after the government opened an investigation into the COVID-19 response effort and then decided to indefinitely suspend the organization’s operations. The time frame around the probe is unclear, as are its merits. The program launched in August in partnership with the Ugandan government and targeted 120,000 people in six cities, with plans to deliver each of them approximately $27 per month for three months. The use of direct cash transfers has increased dramatically in response to COVID-19 as a means of social protection that can be deployed rapidly to counteract income losses and stave off food insecurity and other harms. This cash transfer program was vetted b...
America holds its breath in a consequential election, Ethiopia raises fears of a civil war, and Uganda freezes GiveDirectly’s COVID-19 cash transfer program. This week in development:
Poll workers continue to count votes in a U.S. election with big implications for the country’s global development, global health, and humanitarian role. While Democratic nominee Joe Biden appeared to be leading over incumbent President Donald Trump on Thursday, the close results will almost certainly be subjected to further scrutiny, and key races that could affect the balance of power in the U.S. Senate are still to be determined. In the lead-up to Nov. 3, groups that monitor election and political integrity had warned about increased risks of violence or attempts ...
Manchester United youngster Ethan Galbraith has been described as ‘our little Iniesta or Xavi’ by Northern Ireland manager Ian Baraclough. The 19-year-old is one of the most highly-rated players in the youth set-up at Old Trafford and made his debut for the first team in last season’s Europa League. The central midfielder is yet to appear for the senior side since that outing, but he has seriously caught the eye of his international boss, who has called him up for the European Championship play-off against Slovakia this month. Galbraith has played just once for his country so far, but Baraclough has hugely high hopes for him, comparing him to the two Spanish legends, Andres Iniesta and Xavi.
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE, ENGLAND - AUGUST 23: Ethan Galbraith of Manchester United U23s in action d...
Liverpool and Gladbach both enjoyed comprehensive victories in Matchday Three, with their centre-forwards filling their boots
Liverpool and Gladbach enjoyed two of the biggest victories on Champions League Matchday Three as Atalanta and Shakhtar were defeated 5-0 and 6-0 on Tuesday.
For Jurgen Klopp's side, Diogo Jota (10) scored a perfect 10 rating after his hat-trick against Atalanta, vindicating the German's decision to start him up front instead of Roberto Firmino.
Alassane Plea (10) also scored a 10 FC Rating for his outing for Gladbach, scoring a hat-trick too.
Joining those two in attack is Erling Haaland (9.1), who scored two and was generally a menace as Dortmund defeated Club Brugge.
Sadio Mane (8.3)&...