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Day: November 22, 2023

At 25, MTN is pioneering innovation and transforming Uganda’s Fintech landscape.

At 25, MTN is pioneering innovation and transforming Uganda’s Fintech landscape.

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Over the past 25 years, MTN has played an instrumental role in shaping Uganda's telecommunications and digital economy, marking a journey characterized by innovation and transformation. Our presence in Uganda has been nothing short of transformative, with our pioneering approach significantly changing the way people communicate and access financial services. Mobile Money, introduced by MTN in 2009, has been a game-changer in Uganda. Prior to its advent, traditional banking systems were primarily confined to urban areas, leaving rural and underserved communities financially excluded. The absence of banking infrastructure and the requirement for a physical presence at banks posed significant barriers to financial inclusion. Nevertheless, with the introduction of mobile money services, ac...
Security guard on run after shooting director’s son at School.

Security guard on run after shooting director’s son at School.

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The son of the director of Buwungu UMEA Primary School is believed to have been killed on Sunday morning, and police in the Mpigi District are searching for the school security guard. Before leaving the school grounds, the suspect is said to have killed 10-year-old Rashad Ssekamatte and locked the body inside his room. “The horrific incident happened around 8:00 am when the 25-year-old suspect persuaded Ssekamatte into his room where he murdered him,” stated Majid Karim, a spokeswoman for the Katonga provincial police. Umar Ssekamatte, the school director, wasn’t present when the incident happened.The fugitive suspect called the school bursar, Esther Nabuuma, and told her that they “should go and find their’slaughtered chicken’ somewhere in a school compound. Because I was in Masaka City a...
4 sentenced to 18 months in prison for degrading Forest Reserve.

4 sentenced to 18 months in prison for degrading Forest Reserve.

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The Standards, Utilities and Wildlife Court at Buganda Road has sentenced four (4) illegal loggers to eighteen months in imprisonment. They were arrested by the National Forestry Authority (NFA) law enforcement officers and Environment Police Force in Mabira Central Forest Reserve (CFR) on 28th October 2023. The sentenced loggers are; Gerald Mugisha, Joseph Ssekungu, Michael Anguzu and a one Matovu. The offences were; illegal cutting of trees, illegal charcoal burning and carrying out prohibited activities in the central forest reserve contrary to section 14 (1) (d) and (2) of the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act, 2003. NFA has since appealed to all the forest reserves’ adjacent communities, the general public and the local authorities to remain vigilant and report any suspected ill...
The list of culprits annoying Speaker Among is extensive.

The list of culprits annoying Speaker Among is extensive.

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Perhaps there is no politician, other than President Museveni, who in recent memory has punished those who have criticised him or her more than the Speaker of Parliament, Annet Anita Among. The list of culprits is extensive. It includes Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake, who was impeached as a commissioner for tweeting against the Speaker, and the State Minister for Housing, Persis Namuganza, who was also impeached, primarily for actions that displeased the Speaker. Then there’s former Kamuli Municipality Member of Parliament contestant, Moses Bigirwa, who was imprisoned for unclear reasons but relating to the Speaker, and journalist Moses Mugalula, also imprisoned for several days for reasons also relating to the Speaker. Not to forget social media user, John Ssentamu, aka Kerry Slend...
Omutujju drops mega video for his controversial song.

Omutujju drops mega video for his controversial song.

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Rapper Gravity has made a name for himself for always coming up with controversial songs that touch the sexual interests of people or fans. There is no doubt that Gravity’s catalogue is full of songs like Okwepicha, Bijanjalo,Nakulyako,Center & now Pena Jikube. The sexualization in Gravity’s songs goes a long way in showing you what Ugandans actually like & how the dark skinned rapper has capitalized on the niche to make even more money. With pena Jikube’s video already out, is it time for Gravity to plan yet another concert at Lugogo as it’s always the case whenever he has a big song out.
13 Stolen Number Plates Recovered in Rwizi region – police.

13 Stolen Number Plates Recovered in Rwizi region – police.

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Police in the Rwizi region have apprehended four individuals suspected of stealing vehicle number plates. The arrested individuals are Conrad Mwiine, 24, residing in Rubiri cell, Nyamityobora ward; Geoffrey Muhwezi, 27, residing in Rwentondo cell; Vincent Mwebesa, 25, residing in Rwentondo cell; and Bright Atwijukire, 22, residing in Koranorya, Mbarara city. According to SP Samson Kasasira, the Rwizi Regional Police Spokesperson, the arrests were made in connection with numerous cases of stolen vehicle number plates reported at Mbarara central police station and Ruti Police Station. The modus operandi of the thieves involved stealing the number plates and leaving a note on the targeted vehicle. The note contained a telephone number and instructions for the owner to deposit a specified amo...
I deserve a doctorate in music.

I deserve a doctorate in music.

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Singer Edirisa Musuuza alias Eddy Kenzo has claimed that he deserves to be honored with a doctorate in the art business. The BET award winner says he’s done a lot in the arts sector to deserve this special recognition. Speaking during an interview on local TV, Kenzo explained, “I believe I should get a doctorate for my work in art. I’ve helped create stars, and they’re even performing on big shows like Britain’s Got Talent and America’s Got Talent. Locally, the stars I’ve worked with are filling up stadiums.” A doctorate is the highest degree given by a university or an authorized educational organization. Kenzo also talked proudly about his success and long career in the music industry, saying, “I’ve been in the music business for over ten years. That means I really understand music. Educ...