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Day: September 13, 2023

Unlocking Uganda’s Financial Future: Embracing Mobile Money for Prosperity.

Unlocking Uganda’s Financial Future: Embracing Mobile Money for Prosperity.

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Cashless economies – where transactions are done using digital payments instead of cash – are gaining momentum across the world. This has been supported by enormous investments in digital payment infrastructure such as mobile money platforms, making it convenient for people and businesses to buy and sell products and services digitally. Indeed, Uganda has witnessed a faster growth in mobile money transfers surpassing account holders in commercial banks. Latest data from the industry regulator, Uganda Communications Commission, indicates that the total number of registered mobile money accounts stands at slightly above 37.3 million since MTN Uganda first rolled out the service more than a decade ago. In contrast, the number of bank accounts stands at a paltry 20.7 million as of June...
All set for Hoima district LCV by-election.

All set for Hoima district LCV by-election.

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The Electoral Commission says it is all set for tomorrow’s LCV by-election in Hoima City. The electoral body says polling materials have already been delivered to the district headquarters. This follows yesterday’s conclusion of the 12-day campaign for the district chairperson seat, during which supporters of the different political parties have been traversing the district to drum up support for their candidates. The seat fell vacant following the death of Kadiri Kirungi on March 17th in a road crash at Mataagi village in Kiboga district along the Kampala-Hoima highway. The race has drawn five candidates including Forum for Democratic Change’s (FDC) Patrick Musinguzi, National Unity Platform’s (NUP’s) Moses Aguuda, and ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM’s) Uthman Mugisha. The others...
53-year-old man rapes his 100-year-old mother.

53-year-old man rapes his 100-year-old mother.

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Police in Amuria district, are guarding a one Otude James, aged 53 for injuries he sustained from an angry mob, who assaulted him for attacking and raping his 100-year-old, biological mother on September 8 at around 11 pm, at Olitoi cell, Asamuk Trading centre in Amuria district. The suspect who stays with his mother in the same homestead, was living a single life, after separating from his wife. According to the police, on September 8, the suspect returned home at around 11 pm. She found his mother already asleep in her grass-thatched house and forced himself through the weak door. He reportedly grabbed his mother’s hands and tied them with a mosquito net and raped her. The matter was reported to the police and the victim was rushed to Asamuk Health Centre for medical attention. The susp...
53-year-old Italian man arrested for allegedly raping housemaid.

53-year-old Italian man arrested for allegedly raping housemaid.

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Police in Katonga and Mpigi district have arrested Forouzesh Patrick, a 53-year-old Italian national, a resident of Bunamweri village, Mpigi town council, on charges of allegedly raping a 23-year-old housemaid on September 5. According to the police spokesperson, Fred Enanga, the suspect initially met the victim at her sister’s residence in Mpami village, where the sister is involved in the chicken feed business. He offered the victim a job as a housemaid, with a promised monthly salary of Shs200,000. The victim commenced her duties on September 4, but while she was cleaning a table, the suspect reportedly dragged her to a sofa and sexually assaulted her. The suspect claimed it was common to have sex during rain. The victim informed her sister, leading to the reporting of the incident at M...
Fortebet gifts excite Buwenge, Kamuli, Mafubira, Kakira, Bugembe clients.

Fortebet gifts excite Buwenge, Kamuli, Mafubira, Kakira, Bugembe clients.

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It was a joyful moment as Fortebet punters from Kamuli, Mafubira, Buwenge, Kakira and Bugembe won themselves a lot of gifts over the weekend. Last weekend Fortebet visited the above centres and rewarded its punters, as a way of appreciating and giving back to them. Punters won various gifts ranging from Fortebet pens, wristbands, caps, T-shirts and team jerseys of the top European teams, but most of all the phones being the grand gifts. At least 800 punters left these branches with any of the above gifts. “Fortebet is your company because you have made it grow to the height at which it is. That is why we make sure we serve you in the best way possible. Besides serving you, we have also come to say thank you for choosing Fortebet as your number one betting home,” John Nanyumba, Fortebet Med...