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Bwanika shuns crucial NUP meeting after Kyagulanyi hangs him out to dry.

Bwanika shuns crucial NUP meeting after Kyagulanyi hangs him out to dry.

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The Opposition National Unity Platform (NUP) president Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu alias Bobi Wine has openly dismissed the opinions of the Member of Parliament for Kimaanya Kabonera Dr Abed Bwanika, urging that they are not in line with the party. Bobi Wine accuses Bwanika, a member of the NUP of promoting opinions that are divergent from those of the people the party represents. The disagreement between Bobi Wine and his Member of Parliament emanates from Bwanika’s suggestion that he was ready to meet President Museveni to negotiate the release of NUP supporters and MPs: Muhammad Ssegirinya and Allan Ssewanyana. In a news interview prior, Bwanika had said that he was ready to meet President Museveni for negotiations on behalf of the party once he obtained permission, insisting that if non...
Women in fishing decry UPDF brutality in Katosi .

Women in fishing decry UPDF brutality in Katosi .

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In the past, it was a disgrace for a woman to be involved in fishing but this is changing and in Mukono some women have taken the initiative to break this taboo. Although they are doing this amidst significant challenges and the goal of sustaining themselves in their household economy. From time immemorial here in Buganda it was forbidden to find a woman engaged in fishing, as when it comes to catching fish, they wait for them on land and then head them to the markets for sale. However, nowadays, women have become more involved in fishing than men. At the Mbale landing site in Mukono district is where we met Sharifa Nantongo, one of the women who decided to be actively involved in fishing. Nantongo said that she started small using hooks to get fish which she hawked to different households...
Mukono RDC halts further usage of Nakanyonyi land as residents refuse to pay busuulu to church.

Mukono RDC halts further usage of Nakanyonyi land as residents refuse to pay busuulu to church.

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President Museveni’s representative in Mukono district, Fatumah Nabitaka Ndisaba, has made a directive stopping all construction activities on the contested Nakanyonyi diocesan land until court resolves the matter. Ndisaba along with other authorities in Mukono district was meeting both parties the church and the residents who are claiming ownership of the land, the meeting was conducted at Nakanyonyi church. The president's representative further ordered all the said tenants on the Nakanyonyi Diocesan land, to register with the church authority, especially those who were sold by the Kabaka officials in the Buganda Kingdom, with the hope that this would end the long-standing dispute and dispute over the land. “We thank the kingdom for taking steps to expel and punish the officials who wer...
Museveni directs state house to take action over karamoja iron sheet scandal.

Museveni directs state house to take action over karamoja iron sheet scandal.

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Uganda Police Spokesperson Fred Enanga has said that H.E. President Yoweri Museveni has directed an expeditious inquiry into allegations of theft of iron sheets and other relief items, that were meant for the Karamoja region, following increased complaints from the intended beneficiaries and other concerned citizens. Enanga says in line with the above, the Director of Public Prosecution using her Constitutional powers has directed CID to work jointly with SH/ACU to expeditiously conduct a criminal investigation into the matter. The task will be handled by a joint team comprised of officers from DPP, CID and the State House Anti-Corruption Unit. ”The joint team shall expand on the preliminary inquiries so far conducted and further liaise with IGG and Parliament on the same matter,” says Ena...
Electoral commission saga: Top UPPC bosses arrested , charged for swindling billions using private accounts.

Electoral commission saga: Top UPPC bosses arrested , charged for swindling billions using private accounts.

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The Directorate of CID has charged 5 suspects who are former employees of the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation, (UPPC), to court for causing financial loss and other related conspiracies. The 5 suspects include; Prof. Wasswa Tom Davis, former Managing Director, Kasekende Mujjuzi Arstraco, former Finance Manager, Kigonya Robert, former Sales Executive Manager, Ahimbisibwe John Baptist, Accountant, and Ayebare Catherine, Assistant Accountant. ”Efforts are in place to trace the 3 other suspects, who are still at large but wanted,” says Enanga, the Uganda Police Spokesperson. According to Enanga, during the financial years 2019/2020 and 2020/2021, the Uganda Printing and Publishing Corporation, entered into 3 contracts with Electoral Commission for; printing and publishing materials ...
We lack a national stadium but we are constructing roads in the DRC.

We lack a national stadium but we are constructing roads in the DRC.

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It struck my mind recently when I learnt that Uganda is going to host Tanzania National team in the African Cup qualifiers and the game will be played in Egypt! Precisely Uganda will host Tanzania in Egypt, in other words a head of a family hosting his visitors in a someone else's home! What an embarrassment! The tragedy is that the Tanzanians and other officials who would have had an opportunity to have a tour of our beautiful country, who would sleep in our hotels, eat our food, use our fuel, and generally feel the beauty of our country, will take all that money to Egypt, 4500 kilometers away! But it also means that the Ugandan team, officials & supporters will have to spend money to travel to Egypt much more than would have been spent if the game was played here, Double loss! And we...
Women’s global meeting opens in New York.

Women’s global meeting opens in New York.

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New York, 13 th March 2023- After hosting a very successful International Women’s Day in Kiruhura district, the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development, Hon. Amongi Betty Ongom has arrived in New York, USA, where she is leading the Ugandan delegation to the 67 th session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW). The conference taking place at the UN headquarters from 6-17 th March 2023, is running under the priority theme: “Innovation and Technological Change, and Education in the Digital Age for Achieving Gender Equality and the Empowerment of all Women and Girls.” Amongi takes over from the Minister of State for Gender and Culture affairs, Hon. Mutuuzo Peace Regis who has been the alternate head of delegation from when the first delegation arrived in New Y...
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