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Marijuana now legal in Uganda after court nullifies law prohibiting their use.

Marijuana now legal in Uganda after court nullifies law prohibiting their use.

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The Constitutional Court in Kampala has repealed the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, 2015 which among others prohibited the sale and use of several narcotic drugs in the country. “In the premises, I would declare the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (Control) Act, 2015 null and void for lack of quorum on the part of parliament contrary to articles 88 and 89 of the Constitution and rule 23 of the Rules of Procedure of the 9th parliament ,2012 made, pursuant to articles 88 and 94 of the Constitution,” Justice Muzamiru Mutangula Kibeedi said in a lead judgement. The decision followed a petition by farmers of miraa against the law that described the crop as a narcotic drug and consequently banned it in the country. In the 2017 petition, the farmers of the cr...
Parliament approves tax on diapers.

Parliament approves tax on diapers.

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Legislators have approved a tax on diapers and rejected a proposal to exempt payment of taxes on adult diapers. This was contained in the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023 which the lawmakers passed on Thursday, 04 May 2023. The Bill proposed an exemption on payment of tax on adult diapers but the Members of Parliament put up a spirited fight against the proposal. Efforts by the Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Jane Pacutho and the Minister of State for Finance, Hon. Amos Lugoloobi to convince MPs to exempt payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on adult diapers were resisted. While presenting the committee’s report, Pacutho stated that the exemption was premised on medical reasons. “The committee observed that diapers are not bio-degra...
Parliament approves tax on diapers.

Parliament approves tax on diapers.

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Legislators have approved a tax on diapers and rejected a proposal to exempt payment of taxes on adult diapers. This was contained in the Value Added Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2023 which the lawmakers passed on Thursday, 04 May 2023. The Bill proposed an exemption on payment of tax on adult diapers but the Members of Parliament put up a spirited fight against the proposal. Efforts by the Deputy Chairperson of the Committee on Finance, Planning and Economic Development, Hon. Jane Pacutho and the Minister of State for Finance, Hon. Amos Lugoloobi to convince MPs to exempt payment of Value Added Tax (VAT) on adult diapers were resisted. While presenting the committee’s report, Pacutho stated that the exemption was premised on medical reasons. “The committee observed that diapers are not bio-degra...
Parliament passes new law to impose 30% tax on betting.

Parliament passes new law to impose 30% tax on betting.

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Parliament has passed the Lotteries and Gaming (Amendment) Bill, 2023 which will revise the existing tax of 20 per cent under the existing law to 30 per cent for gaming activities. Clause 48(1) of the Lotteries and Gaming Act, 2016 states that ‘an operator of a casino, gaming or betting activity issued with a license under this Act shall, in addition to taxes prescribed by law, pay a gaming tax at the rate prescribed in Schedule 4’. Schedule 4 of the existing law prescribes the rate of tax as 20 per cent of the total amount of money staked, less the payouts/winnings, for the period of filing returns. While presenting a report on the Bill on Thursday, 04 May 2023, the Deputy Chairperson of the Finance Committee, Hon. Jane Pacutho said the 20 per cent tax rate will be maintained on sports b...
Woman arrested for killing children, serving their meat in her hotel.

Woman arrested for killing children, serving their meat in her hotel.

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News just now indicates that a woman in the northern district of Lira has been arrested for killing children and serving their meat in her very busy hotel. Resident City Commissioner, Lawrence Egole has confirmed the arrest. Graphic images show body parts and skeletons of her victims. By press time, the suspect, whose identity is yet concealed for purposes of the investigation, was under lock and key.
Sheebah Karungi was chosen as the career ambassador of Victoria.

Sheebah Karungi was chosen as the career ambassador of Victoria.

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University on May 3, it gave the impression that she has plans of going back to school. However, going back to school is not on the to-do list of the Senior Two dropout. “I can’t go back to school or even do any course at university because I have studied every course in real life. I have studied whatever people need to be successful by experience. That is how God helped me fortunately or unfortunately,” she said. In her speech, the Did I Die singer recollected the struggle she went through growing up in abject poverty. The daughter of a single mother, Sheebah did not go past Senior Two at Kawempe Primary School as her mother could not afford the fees.
Fire guts Club Ambiance in Masaka City.

Fire guts Club Ambiance in Masaka City.

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Police in Masaka is investigating a fire outbreak that gutted Club Ambiance, a popular discotheque in Masaka City leaving property millions of shillings destroyed to ashes. The fire whose cause was yet to be established started in the wee hours of Friday morning at the famous nightclub located opposite Gapco petrol station on Kampala road in Masaka city. Videos shared on social media showed Club Ambiance lit up in flames as first responders struggled to put the fire out of action but in vain. The abrupt fire quickly consumed nearly everything in the structure according to eyewitnesses. The Fire brigade unit of police in Masaka later responded and managed to stop the fire, although lots of property had already been damaged. Bernard Kagolo, one of the attendants at the night club says that f...
Chozen Blood with a pant-less babe presumed to be his sister.

Chozen Blood with a pant-less babe presumed to be his sister.

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Singer Patrick Musasizi popularly known as Chozen Thursday afternoon lit up Netizens after posting a saucy pictures of pant-less babe believed to be one of his relatives. Dressed in a pink & green beach wear, Chozen Blood can be seen holding out a babe who is donned in an all-black revealing outfit that lets out her boobs and b*ms for all to see. He then goes ahead to direct and help out the babe on-board a Yacht as the pair were seemingly heading out for a water tour on Lake Victoria. However, when we contacted one of Chozens close friends, we were informed that the girl in the video is Chozen Blood’s sister and that there is nothing like him feasting on her like it was earlier alluded on the social media streets
Female MP attempts to pull out her ‘wounded’ b00bs as male MPs shout ‘Eei Eei Eei’.

Female MP attempts to pull out her ‘wounded’ b00bs as male MPs shout ‘Eei Eei Eei’.

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There was drama in the August House Wednesday afternoon as female Members of Parliament recounted their arrests last week. The 11 MPs stormed out of the House last week and started a procession to the Ministry of Internal Affairs to deliver a petition over the manner in which Women’s Day celebrations in their respective constituencies were disrupted brutally. However, they were intercepted and brutally arrested before they were detained at the CPS in Kampala. While recounting her arrest, Hoima City Member of Parliament, Asinansi Nyakato, nearly pulled out her boobs for colleagues MPs to see for themselves the impact of the brutal arrests meted on them. They nearly went away with my boob, she said, attempting to unbutton her gomesi. Male MPs shouted ”Eei Eei Eei” soon after they noticed Nya...
Muhoozi to run for Presidency.

Muhoozi to run for Presidency.

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By : Keefa Nuwahereza. Military son of long-serving Museveni to run for Uganda presidency in 2026 The outspoken army general seems intent on replacing his father, who has ruled the East African country for 37 years, as president. Muhoozi Kainerugaba Muhoozi Kainerugaba, son of Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni, attends a 'thanksgiving' ceremony in Entebbe, Uganda, The son of Uganda’s ageing leader, Yoweri Museveni, has said he intends to stand for the presidency in 2026, the first time the outspoken army general has given a timeline for replacing his father, who has ruled the East African country for 37 years. “You have wanted me to say it forever! Okay, in the name of Jesus Christ my God, in the name of all the young people of Uganda and the world and in the name of our great revolution,...