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NUP’s National Tours Gospel .

NUP’s National Tours Gospel .

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The National Unity Platform say that among the issues currently creaming their National Tour Gospel that Ugandans need to open their eyes to is vote rigging. Joel Ssenyonyi, the party’s spokesperson while speaking to our reporters he said that the current warm welcome so far exhibited in Mbarara, Fort Portal and Kasese is a sign of the change that the electorates have always expected but ended up not realizing due to an obvious circumstance which is vote-rigging. “We’ve always said that the ultimate remedy to vote rigging and dictatorship generally is the people. The people have to rise up and say enough is enough. The NUP Countrywide Tour is intended to rally Ugandans to wake up and say enough is enough” said Ssenyonyi. Ssenyonyi further points a finger at the heavy security that is usua...
Be friendly to people , Museveni advises UPDF.

Be friendly to people , Museveni advises UPDF.

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President Museveni has advised the senior officers from the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) and the Armed Forces of the Democratic Republic of Congo (FARDC) to ensure that the forces are close and friendly to the people if they are to win against the rebels. According to the deputy defence spokesperson Col Deo Akiiki, the president made the remarks while meeting the group last evening at State House Entebbe. During the meeting, President Museveni who is also the Commander In Chief of UPDF, and the senior army officers reviewed the progress of Operation Shujaa in the Democratic Republic of Congo. “The army must always be close with the people. You cannot fight a war without the support of the population,” Museveni said. “That is why the politics and discipline of the army must be righ...
Over 100 suspected human trafficking victims rescued in Wakiso.

Over 100 suspected human trafficking victims rescued in Wakiso.

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Police in Kakiri have arrested Nasuuna Harriet, a 38-year-old resident of Nampunge village in Kakiri sub-county, Wakiso district, on charges linked to human trafficking. The arrest comes after vigilant whistleblowers tipped off the police about her alleged involvement in an elaborate scheme targeting individuals aged 18 and above, promising them lucrative employment prospects across borders. Following a tip-off, the police arrested Nasuuna. During interrogation, she reportedly told the police that she had orchestrated the recruitment of youths hailing from different regions within Uganda, including Nansana, Kyengera, Bukomero, Butambala, Kasese, Fort Portal, Kyegegwa, and beyond. These unsuspecting victims were enticed with the allure of a brighter future under the pretext of job opportuni...
Fortebet rocks Mayuge, Namayingo with classic goodies.

Fortebet rocks Mayuge, Namayingo with classic goodies.

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ForteBet, Uganda’s leading betting company brought work to a standstill at Musita, Mayuge town, Nankoma, Namayingo, Bugadde and Bwondha landing site as it showered its clients with lots of priceless gifts. Customers in the above areas won themselves phones, headsets, European club jerseys, T-shirts, caps, pens, wristbands, handed over to them by Fortebet ambassador, Alex Muhangi together with the company’s Media Manager, John Nanyumba. Earlier, this give back tour began with a donation of life jackets to fishermen at Bwondha landing site. Fortebet gave back to its clients to appreciate them for having chosen ForteBet, just like it has been doing all along. “On behalf of the entire Fortebet family, I want to say, thank you for choosing FortBet. This is the reason we always come back. We hav...
Judiciary gets new PRO.

Judiciary gets new PRO.

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The Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo has appointed James Ereemye as the new Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Judiciary. Ereemye’s latest assignment was confirmed in a letter by the Chief Justice dated August 28, 2023. “In exercise of the powers conferred upon the Chief Justice under Article 133 of the Constitution, and in accordance with section 3(a) of the Administration of the Judiciary Act, I hereby assign you as Public Relations Officer of the Judiciary, in addition to your duties as a registrar,” the letter reads in part. The new public relations officer replaces Jamson Karemani, who was recently elevated as judge of the High Court. Karemani had held the public relations officer role since 2019. The new PRO, Ereemye, now takes on the registry of communications and public relati...
Speaker Among confirms her pregnancy during meeting with Pope Francis.

Speaker Among confirms her pregnancy during meeting with Pope Francis.

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In a surprising revelation, Speaker of Parliament Anita Among has confirmed her pregnancy during a meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis. Anita Among, who is set to celebrate her 50th birthday this November, recently travelled to Rome where she had the privilege of meeting Pope Francis once again. A video circulating on social media captures the heartwarming moment when Among discloses her pregnancy to the Pope. With evident joy, she expresses, “I am also pregnant, I want you to bless my baby.” In response, Pope Francis blesses her unborn child with a gentle sign of the cross on her visibly growing belly. Notably, this marks the second encounter between Speaker Anita Among and Pope Francis within a single year. Speaker Anita Among is married to fellow Member of Parliament Moses Hassim Mag...
NUP President explains why security forces aren’t obstructing their ongoing tour.

NUP President explains why security forces aren’t obstructing their ongoing tour.

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The National Unity Platform (NUP) Party president, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine has said that their ongoing nationwide mobilization campaigns remain largely unobstructed by security forces due to their involvement in dragging several senior officials to the International Criminal Court (ICC). Bobi Wine revealed that they filed more than 100 affidavits and he believes that the legal move has prompted a more cautious stance from the authorities. Bobi Wine and the NUP party embarked on their campaign journey starting in Mbarara on Monday. The subsequent stop in Fort Portal saw Bobi Wine rallying locals to join the movement for change, emphasizing the potential to elevate their city into a prominent tourism hub for Africa. Today, Bobi Wine and his party leaders are en route to Kasese, con...
MTN MoMo Launches “Pay with MoMo” Campaign with Over 800 Million Shillings and 60 Motorbikes in Prizes for Customers and Merchants.

MTN MoMo Launches “Pay with MoMo” Campaign with Over 800 Million Shillings and 60 Motorbikes in Prizes for Customers and Merchants.

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MTN MoMo proudly announces the launch of its exciting new campaign, "Pay with MoMo," offering customers and merchants an opportunity to win a share of over 800 million shillings worth of Cashbacks, 60 motorbikes, and 16 million shillings of MoMo Vouchers. This innovative initiative underscores MTN Mobile Money's commitment to providing convenience, safety, and rewarding experiences to its valued customers and partners. The "Pay with MoMo" campaign presents a unique chance for both consumers and merchants to benefit from the ever-growing MTN Mobile Money ecosystem. For every payment via MTN MoMo with a value of UGX 5,000 and above, customers will earn a point, and upon accumulating 10 points, they will receive a reward of UGX 10,000 MoMo cashback. To amplify the excitement, customers can d...

MTN Foundation recognizes 15 entrepreneurs for completing the incubation phase of the MTN Ace skilling

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MTN Uganda’s corporate social responsibility arm, MTN Foundation, has recognized 15 prospective entrepreneurs following completion of the three- month Business Incubation phase. Business Incubation is the second phase of the MTN Ace Skilling Program aimed at extending mentorship and support to entrepreneurs to deliver public good ICT solutions for their communities. The 15 entrepreneurs were among the 32 participants who submitted their business ideas/solutions following the completion of their initial 6-month MTN Ace Skilling program. The MTN Ace Skilling program included among others training in International Computer Driver’s License (ICDL) certificate as well as technical and business skills. Bryan Mbasa, the Senior Manager at the MTN Foundation said the company plans to help the 15 en...
President M7pardons 200 prisoners.

President M7pardons 200 prisoners.

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President Yoweri Museveni has pardoned 200 inmates who have been serving various sentences in different prisons around the country. Frank Baine, the prison services spokesperson, said that the pardoned inmates include the former Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Public Service Jimmy Lwamafa who was convicted in 2016. Lwamafa was convicted alongside, Kiwanuka Kunsa, the former head of the research and development department, and Christopher Obey, former chief accountant of the Ministry of Public Services and sentenced to 10, 7 and 5 years in jail respectively by the anti-corruption court after they were found guilty of causing financial loss, abuse of office, neglect of duty, embezzlement and connivance to defraud the Ugandan government. Baine revealed that Lwamafa was pardoned due to ...