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Day: March 13, 2023

NSSF bosses insist on not resigning.

NSSF bosses insist on not resigning.

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“The report from parliament is advisory and it goes to the executive which then assesses the merit of what has been recommended. At that point, whatever they(executive) decide, we will then implement but until they do, the Fund has to continue running,” Ayota told journalists on Monday. He was responding to a question in regards the recommendation by parliament owing to an investigation by parliament. The Select Committee of Parliament tasked to investigate alleged abuse of office, corruption and mismanagement of the National Social Security Fund(NSSF) has recommended the stepping side of former Managing Director Richard Byarugaba and Deputy Managing Director , Patrick Ayota to step aside to pave way for investigation by IGG. The report was consequently adopted by parliament after de...
Kenzo nominated again alongside Burna Boy and Diamond Platnumz.

Kenzo nominated again alongside Burna Boy and Diamond Platnumz.

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Ugandan artist Eddy Kenzo has been nominated for the International Reggae and World Music Awards (IRAWMA) in Jamaica that will take place on May 7, 2023, in Kingston Jamaica. According to the nominations list published on the internet, Eddy Kenzo has been nominated in the category of Best Afro Beats Entertainer, a category that also has Burna Boy (Nigeria), Diamond Platnumz (Tanzania), Tems (Nigeria) and Willy Paul (Kenya). The awards will be held under the theme: “Reggae Rise” where the best of the years 2021 and 2022 will be celebrated at the 40th Anniversary of IRAWMA. Meanwhile, Shaggy, Sean Paul, PopCaan Emperor, Koffee, and Kabaka Pyramid have been nominated in the category of Reggae & World Music Bob Marley.
Watu Credit Uganda empowers  women to join the boda boda business.

Watu Credit Uganda empowers  women to join the boda boda business.

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Watu Credit Uganda Limited, has empowered women on joining the boda boda business in Uganda. Watu Credit Uganda Limited, is an asset financing company that provides boda bodas to people on loan. Recently, women have started engaging in the boda boda business as it continues to be one of the most lucrative livelihoods in the country. In Kampala alone, it is estimated that there are over 400,000 boda boda riders of which majority of these are males, as several factors still lock women out of the business. The high cost of owning and starting a boda boda business has been a major hindrance to the women inclusion in this business. In a step to change things within the industry, Watu opened its all-female operated branch in Kampala. This initiative aims at encouraging more women to enter the m...
Father and two sons killed by lightening in Rubanda.

Father and two sons killed by lightening in Rubanda.

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Lightening has killed a family of three during a heavy hailstorm in Rwamuyora village in Nyarurambi Parish in Muko subcounty in the Rubanda district. The Kigezi Regional Police Spokesman Elly Maate has confirmed the incident and identified the victims as Ambrose Kanunu, and his two sons, Justus Asiimwe, and Arnold Habomugisha. Maate said that the incident happened during the heavy downpour when the deceased were in their house. He added that there was only one survivor, identified as Allen Uwimana the mother of the children and wife to the deceased. According to Maate Uwimana survived because she was in the kitchen cooking when the lightnening struck the house.
Did you know that the King and Queen of Buganda have twins?

Did you know that the King and Queen of Buganda have twins?

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Her Royal Highness Nnaabagereka (Queen) Sylvia Nagginda Luswata’s Autobiography, will be released on March 23, 2023. The Nnaabagereka writes in the book’s prologue, “On August 27, 1999, I became the Nnaabagereka of Buganda. Me, a simple girl had fallen in love with a king and become his wife – the queen in one of Africa’s great civilizations, the Buganda Kingdom!” She adds, “This was the beginning of a new chapter in my life: an exciting chapter that challenges conventional wisdom on how change can happen in the 21st century. As Nnabagereka, I was placed close to the apex of a traditional cultural value system in a modern world and, above all, to grow as a leader, while setting the pace for African women leaders. Also, in her soon-to-be-released autobiography titled, “The Nnaabagereka of B...
CJ Owiny Dollo speaks out on  Judiciary opposition.

CJ Owiny Dollo speaks out on Judiciary opposition.

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The Chief Justice of Uganda, Alphonse Owiny Dollo has dismissed claims about the judiciary having two factions. “Maybe it is among you people that there are opposition judges and then judges who are not in opposition. For us as judges, there is no opposition judge. At least I can tell you as the head of the judiciary that there is not a single opposition judge,”Owiny Dollo said. “This is your creation and I forgive you because you don’t understand judicial work. When you become a judicial officer, you take an oath to do good to all manner of people, people who seek justice before you without fear. Justice Kakuru did it without fear, just like all judicial officers do it without fear.” He added This comes after many media reports about the institution having two sections with judges who ar...
IGG Kamya to go for ministers on iron sheets allegetions.

IGG Kamya to go for ministers on iron sheets allegetions.

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The Inspector General of Government (IGG) Beti Kamya has declared to parade any minister in court upon receiving full evidence of their involvement in the stolen relief iron sheets meant for the vulnerable people in the Karamoja sub-region. This comes after various media reports about several ministers and big government officials was brought to light following allegations that they falsely diverted relief items (iron sheets) meant for vulnerable communities from the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM). The members of public had since demanded that the ministers implicated in the saga be investigated and prosecuted. Kamya said that all the ministers named in the saga shall be investigated, and prosecuted should the evidence prove them guilty of the allegations. ”I want to assure Ugandans th...
Another victim shoot by karamonjong warrior dies.

Another victim shoot by karamonjong warrior dies.

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The second victim in the Kosiroi shooting where Karamojong warriors trapped and attacked a Tororo cement truck last week has passed on at Moroto Regional Referral Hospital. In last week’s attack, the armed warriors ambushed the cement truck on its way from Kosiroi mining site and shot at the occupants of the vehicle killing the driver Ali Wawuyu whereas Kenneth Wesonga was rushed to Moroto Regional Referral Hospital in critical condition. Wesonga had shown great improvement after medics conducted a surgery on him, he passed on . “By yesterday he had stabilized which allowed him to take some oral sips,” a doctor at Moroto Hospital who preferred anonymity said “He suddenly developed symptoms of organ failure before he was transferred to ICU. Despite the efforts of emergency medical personne...
Police probes suicide case after man loses shs7m to prostitute.

Police probes suicide case after man loses shs7m to prostitute.

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Police have launched investigations into circumstances under which a man committed suicide after losing shs7 million to a prostitute. According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, the incident happened at Channel 3 Lodge in Wakimese zone, Kyengera Town Council Wakiso District when Herbert Namugera committed suicide. “Its alleged that the deceased left Ssembabule District and came to process his travel documents in preparation for employment abroad. He however got an adult entertainer a one Brenda who stole all his money amounting to Shs 7 million,” Onyango said. He said the deceased who was now confused, called his best friend Mohamad Lwiga who escorted him to report the theft case to Kyengera police station vide SD REF 21/10/03/2023. Onyango said police looke...
Mbarara Smirnoff Fiesta extended to May.

Mbarara Smirnoff Fiesta extended to May.

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Smirnoff – a product of Uganda Breweries Limited – has announced a new date for the Mbarara Smirnoff Fiesta, which is the 13th of May at University Inn. The Fiestas are countrywide experiences through which Smirnoff curates full brand immersions that tap into pop culture elements like urban music and fashion to enable consumers to explore their bold and vibrant sides. The first Fiesta was held in Kampala in January, and the next is scheduled for Mbarara, followed by Gulu. Judie Nandekya – the Smirnoff brand manager – said, “Smirnoff is known for delivering unique and sought-after experiences, and we must live up to that promise by delivering an unforgettable experience for the South and West of Uganda on the 13th of May.” The Fiesta will feature a lineup of top MCs and both local and inter...