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BREAKING NEWS: ‘’FINALLY’’  Mao appointed Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

BREAKING NEWS: ‘’FINALLY’’  Mao appointed Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs.

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The Democratic Party (DP) president Norbert Mao has been appointed as the Minister for Justice and Constitutional Affairs, a day after he brokered a deal with President Museveni. On Thursday afternoon, Museveni used powers vested in him under Articles 113 (1) and 114 (1) of the 1995 Constitution to announce Mao as the new minister in for Justice. The appointment was confirmed by Museveni in a tweet. The appointment comes just a day after the opposition Democratic Party president had met with ruling National Resistance Movement party (NRM) national chairman who is also the president and inked a deal to work together. The new changes have also seen Hamson Obua being appointed as the Government Chief Whip. The position has been vacant since the resignation of Thomas Tayebwa who went on to bec...
Opposition leaders reacts against the cooperation agreement signed between Museveni and Mao.

Opposition leaders reacts against the cooperation agreement signed between Museveni and Mao.

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Opposition leaders have reacted to the working cooperation agreement signed between President Yoweri Museveni and Norbert Mao. Last evening, the National Resistance Movement (NRM) party chairman, Museveni, and Democratic Party (DP) president Mao held a meeting at State House, Entebbe. The two parties signed a cooperation agreement. Mao said that the cooperation is a continuation of the journey that started before many of them were born and asked Museveni to make use of the historical opportunity to gather patriots that are scattered all over the country. The move has massively grabbed attention, with many opposition leaders and supporters aiming a dig at Mao. David Lewis Rubongoya, the National Unity Platform (NUP) Secretary General, said that Mao’s pretense has finally been exposed. “The ...
Museveni praised DP for always being a good party towards the  NRM party.

Museveni praised DP for always being a good party towards the  NRM party.

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President Museveni hailed opposition Democratic Party for always being a good party towards the ruling NRM party and government at large. “Although DP has been in the opposition, they have not been destructive. They criticise but are not destructive,” he said. Museveni was speaking on Wednesday after the NRM party to which he is the national chairman signed a working cooperation agreement with the Democratic Party (DP) at State House, Entebbe. He signed on behalf of the party, while DP president general, Nobert Mao, signed on behalf of DP. NRM secretary General, Richard Todwong and that of DP, Dr. Gerald Siranda, also witnessed the signing. After the signing the agreement, Museveni congratulated Mao upon agreeing to work on steering DP to work with the NRM. He noted that this is somet...
NRM endorses candidate for Busongora South by-election next month.

NRM endorses candidate for Busongora South by-election next month.

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Kasese district NRM leaders urged to emphasize unity and peace in their quest to win the Busongora South bye-elections; this was sounded as National Resistance Movement’s Kasese district executive committee declared Mr. Gideon Mujungu as the flag bearer in the coming Busongola south by-election. The flag bearer was revealed in the press conference by the District Chairman NRM Kasese Dr. Crispus Kiyonga who preached peace and unity between the candidates while campaigning. The Busongora South constituency fell vacant after independent Mbaju Kathika petitioned the court of appeal protesting Hon. Mujungu's victory and court. The Kasese NRM party executive members expressed gratitude for the secretariat to come and engage the NRM local leadership unlike in the previous election whereby they co...
Ten men terrorizing Mukono residents sent to Luzira prison.

Ten men terrorizing Mukono residents sent to Luzira prison.

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The suspects are Ramathan Kirumira, 28, John Kalyango 23, Asuman Kanagodawa, Ismail Ssenkubulwa, Juma Katende 27, Mustafa Zziwa 52, Bulega and Reagan Ndugga 23 amongst others all residents Kasangalabi and Ham Mukasa village in Mukono central division and one from Busembatia district. The ten appeared before Mukono Magistrate Tadeo Muyinda who read out the charges of assault, possession of firearms and attempted murder. Amongst them was Juma Katende was allegedly one of the attackers of Spice Supermarket in Mukono town who injured Annet Ssekandi who was at the counter at the supermarket, he was charged with two counts of assault with a firearm and attempted murder. They committed the crimes in June this year in various parts of the municipality, where they allegedly attacked people at Na...