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NRM bigwigs campaign for Mugisha.

NRM bigwigs campaign for Mugisha.

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NRM bigwigs led by the first vice chairman Alhaji Moses Kigongo, Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja and deputy secretary General Rose Namayanja yesterday campaigned for the party flagbearer, Uthuman Mubarak Mugisha in the LCV by-election. This was during a district conference of NRM leaders held at Dwoli Church of Uganda Primary School ahead of the September, 14 by-election. “NRM supporters chose Mugisha and so everybody in the party ought to respect their decision. They explicitly spoke and nobody can change it,” Kigongo said as he addressed the NRM structural leaders. He called upon former aspirants in the recently held primaries who have returned in the race as independents to respect the will of the people, “I appeal to you to support the flag bearer as you strategise for general electi...
Heavy rains leave over 100 residents homeless.

Heavy rains leave over 100 residents homeless.

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Over 100 residents across five villages in Bukomansimbi District have been left homeless following a heavy downpour. The affected villages include Kyanakibi, Kabulunga, Kyango, Bukomansimbi town council, and Gayaza. The rains started at 9:00 pm and lasted for approximately 20 minutes, wreaking havoc on the communities. The heavy rains not only lifted the roofs of homes but also destroyed plantations. As the affected residents grapple with the aftermath of this disaster, local authorities are calling upon the government to provide immediate assistance and relief to those in need.
Did Birigwa receive money from state house amidst FDC wrangles?

Did Birigwa receive money from state house amidst FDC wrangles?

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The Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party national chairperson Ambassador Wasswa Birigwa is in the spotlight over the 638 million shillings deal that he allegedly sealed with the state house to help him with facilitating the party’s Extra National Delegates Conference (ENDC) that he called on 19th September 2023, according to the highly placed sources in his inner circle. The deal is said to have been brokered by the state Minister for ICT Owekitiibwa (owek) Joyce Nabbosa Ssebuggwawo who later allegedly delivered the funds to Amb. Birigwa in installments. It has emerged from the sources that the dual held a strategic meeting at chairman Birigwa’s Nature’ Green beach, Busaabala in Wakiso district on Monday 4th September 2023 under which several issues around the ENDC were discussed and de...
President Museveni traffic guidelines out.

President Museveni traffic guidelines out.

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In one of the latest episodes in the politics of the ruling National Resistance Movement party, supporters are today set to hold a mega birthday for President Museveni, who is also the national chairman. According to Hadijah Namyalo, a Senior Presidential Advisor on political affairs in the Office of the NRM national chairperson, hundreds of guests are expected for the event that will also be used to remember Katonga victims and bush war heroes. She explains that Museveni who has been president since January 1986, wil clock 79 on September 15th. However, the party’s youth have organized the birthday party today because they did not want other engagements to keep the president away from what they dubbed a mega birthday party The event will run under the theme; Celebrating Jjajja; lessons fr...
Busoga Kingdom confirms new Queen.

Busoga Kingdom confirms new Queen.

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Busoga Kingdom has confirmed Queen Jovia Mutesi after successful traditional ceremonies. According to a statement from the office of the Kingdom’s Prime Minister, the royal wedding of the Kyabazinga of Busoga, William Wilberforce Gabula Nadiope IV with Queen Mutesi is scheduled for November 18, 2023, at Christ Cathedral in Jinja City. During the ceremony, the King will officially unveil Queen Mutesi to the Kingdom and the world at large. “It is a momentous day for the people of Busoga all over the world as I officially announce that we have got Her Royal Highness Inhebantu of Busoga following the just concluded traditional ceremonies earlier in the day that were successfully held,” the statement reads in part. “This is a true reflection of how cultured our King and Queen are,” the statemen...
President M7 tells Ugandans amid terror threats.

President M7 tells Ugandans amid terror threats.

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President Museveni also the commander in chief of the armed forces has advised Ugandans not to panic and assured them of safety amid terror threats. Last week the Uganda Police Force foiled numerous attempts of bomb attacks in different parts of the city with a 28-year-old man detained suspected of having entered Miracle Centre Cathedral in Rubaga with an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). Police say six Improvised Explosive Devices were detonated, one in Nateete and the other in Bunamwaya among others. Responding to the national security concerns last evening in a televised address President Museveni said they know the planners of the bomb attacks and are now searching for the executors. In the meantime, the president has called for extra vigilance, especially by worship place managers, h...