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Day: May 10, 2023

Striking won’t give you money.

Striking won’t give you money.

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Doctors categorized as medical officers special grade or Associate Consultants announced on Tuesday that they have joined ongoing industrial action in which Senior House Officers had laid down tools over non-payment of their salaries. The doctors told a press Conference held in Mulago this morning that their strike would start at 11 pm. Dr Joy Kimera, a Pediatrician who spoke on their behalf says while associate consultants supervise interns in hospitals, their salaries were not enhanced and there’s no clear process through which one gets promoted to the position. Worse, he says while they are still earning a basic salary of an entry-level doctor of 5.4 million Shillings, senior consultants who own the same qualifications as there’s earn double. The doctor says they had presented their gri...
Minister Engola had 28 bullets inside his body- brother reveals.

Minister Engola had 28 bullets inside his body- brother reveals.

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Deceased State Minister for Labor Charles Okello Engola’s body was found with 28 bullets after he was shot dead by his former bodyguard Private Wilson Sabiiti who also took his own life after the sad incident. This has been confirmed by his brother Sam Engola who is also the State Minister for Housing saying he rushed to the scene in Kyanja shortly after his brother was shot. Sam Engola wondered what kind of motive Sabiiti had, after seeing the bullet-riddled body. “Okello (Engola) had 28 bullets on his body, every part of him had a bullet wound, when you see the body you wonder what this man Sabiiti was up to,” he said. Sam Engola added that Sabiiti knew why he killed his brother but it is unfortunate that no one can ask him because he is also deceased. He said his brother fought so many ...
Isma’s father explains why he won’t go to the police to record a statement.

Isma’s father explains why he won’t go to the police to record a statement.

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Father of the late Ibrahim Tusubira Lubega alias Isma Olaxes, Hajji Muhammad Kasagga Mutabliiki, has revealed that he will not go to the police to give a statement in order to get his son’s belongings. Hajji Kasagga says that Isma’s house is open and that the police refused to let them remove his belongings. “The house where Isma was staying in Kyanja, was found open. But the Police denied us access claiming it’s a crime scene and I had to make a statement before entering it,” Hajji Kasagga said. The only thing they want to do, according to Hajji Kasagga, is remove the deceased’s possessions from the house so that the landlord can take over. He fears that if the police have already refused to give him household items, they will also refuse to give him the Toyota Hiace, which is the vehicle...
I spoke to Isma Olaxes 24 hours to his death.

I spoke to Isma Olaxes 24 hours to his death.

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Sports, Marketer, PR and Communications enthusiast, Aldrine Nsubuga has said he spoke to vlogger Ibrahim Tusubira alias Isma Olaxes aka Jajja Iculi 24 hours to his demise. Olaxes was murdered by an assassin on Saturday evening near his residence in Kyanja. He was buried on Sunday at his ancestral home in Buikwe district. President Yoweri Museveni on Monday afternoon condemned the incident, and pledged to do all it takes to have Olaxes’ killer brought to book. In a long tribute Wednesday, Nsubuga said he spoke to Olaxes 24 hours to his murder. I spoke to him for the first time 24 hrs before he signed out Of all his images – in their plenty – this is the one that impacted on me the most. It’s how I choose to remember him. For a man so ascerbic in criticism you could build a nuclear bomb out ...
Yawe explains why he turned down every position within NUP.

Yawe explains why he turned down every position within NUP.

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Eddy Yawe, the elder brother of National Unity Platform (NUP) party president, Bobi Wine real name Robert Kyagulanyi has revealed why he holds no position within NUP. Eddy Yawe was denied the nomination to serve as the flagbearer for the residents of Kira Municipality in the 11th parliament by NUP. The ticket was handed to former Kira Young Football Club boss Jimmy Lukwago. According to Eddy Yawe, feelings that NUP was a family party made him change his mind about being active in the party. “I don’t have any position in NUP, simply because there was that developing talk that we had turned the party into a family “thing”,” said Eddy Yawe. Bobi Wine holds the top position in NUP while their eldest brother Fred Nyanzi is the party chairman for mobilization. Their other brothers Banjo Man, Mik...
Court has not legalized marijuana- Judiciary.

Court has not legalized marijuana- Judiciary.

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Judiciary has come out to clear the air about last week’s Constitutional Court 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 a statement released on Tuesday, the Judiciary dismissed as untrue, claims that the court legalized marijuana with this decision. “This is to clarify that that is not the correct interpretation of the decision of the Constitutional Court. For now, it should be known that the Constitutional Court did not and has never legalized the use of the restricted drugs and/or substances under the impugned law,” the Judiciary said in a statement. According to the Judiciary, the previous law, the National Drug Policy and Authority Act which had been replaced ...
Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public.

Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public.

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The Government will tomorrow Wednesday, 10th May 2023 hold a special funeral service for the late Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macodwogo at Kololo Ceremonial grounds starting at 8:30am. H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda is expected to attend. The service will be open to all members of the public, with or without undertaking a COVID test. Guests who will have undergone COVID testing will access the ground through the Elgon Terrace entrance via Protea hotel while other Guests and members of the public who may not have undergone COVID testing will use the Wampewo avenue entrance via Hotel Africana. May the Soul of Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macod...
Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public

Col. Engola Kololo Funeral Service Open to the Public

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The Government will tomorrow Wednesday, 10th May 2023 hold a special funeral service for the late Minister of State for Labour, Employment and Industrial Relations, Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macodwogo at Kololo Ceremonial grounds starting at 8:30am. H.E Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Tibuhaburwa Museveni, President of the Republic of Uganda is expected to attend. The service will be open to all members of the public, with or without undertaking a COVID test. Guests who will have undergone COVID testing will access the ground through the Elgon Terrace entrance via Protea hotel while other Guests and members of the public who may not have undergone COVID testing will use the Wampewo avenue entrance via Hotel Africana. May the Soul of Hon. Col (Rtd) Okello Charles Patrick Engola Macod...