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Why Taxes on Bank Withdrawals is Good News

Why Taxes on Bank Withdrawals is Good News

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This week, a proposal was brought to tax bank withdrawals as a means of generating revenue that will help our leaders get motivated to sacrifice for this country. You know it's bad for a farmer to keep milking a cow that she doesn't feed. It's not good for the citizens to keep milking their leaders asking for services yet the leaders are not given enough facilitation to make them happy so that they can deliver those services. Imagine we now have 519 MPs, for them to execute their duties well, they need comfortable vehicles which can manage the poteholed roads that Ugandans have failed to work on. These vehicles will cost 320 million each, meaning that we need 166bn for that purpose. On top of that each MP has been getting an average of 30 million per month, this money is very little...
Semujju Nganda’s Unquestionable Loyalty to FDC.

Semujju Nganda’s Unquestionable Loyalty to FDC.

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Kiira Municipality MP Ibrahim Semujju Nganda has candidly pronounced himself on a number of things including the consequences the Kyagulanyi wave has had on his FDC party. He commends Kyagulanyi for the new momentum he has brought to the struggle but faults him for narrowing the same by resenting fellow opposition actors who aren’t members of his NUP. Semujju says if Besigye had used the same annihilation approach, for the all the years he had the strongest political wave in the opposition, he would equally have conscripted the likes of Betty Nambooze, Erias Lukwago and others into his FDC. Besigye equally worked with Mathias Mpuuga, Medard Segona, Muwanga Kivumbi, Lulume Bayiga and others without ever requiring them to become FDC even when he was in such a strong position to d...
Nathan Nandala Mafabi Pens Down His Journey to FDC.

Nathan Nandala Mafabi Pens Down His Journey to FDC.

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In 2000, while working at the World Bank, I heard that Dr Kizza Besigye would contest for the national presidency in 2001, and I affirmed that he would be my candidate. Earlier on in 1996, while still working at the Ministry of Finance, I had met Dr. Besigye as we investigated tax fraud in an organisation called Danze. This organization was run by high-profile people in government and business moguls. Goods imported by this company would be registered as ‘goods on transit’ yet they were being sold here in Uganda. The government officials would falsify stamps from exit points like Koboko and Mutukula, claiming the goods had left the country.  When we did the investigation, the Government of Uganda had been defrauded of 152 billion shillings. During this investigation, we even me...
Ugandan army kills 189 Al Shabab fighters in Somalia

Ugandan army kills 189 Al Shabab fighters in Somalia

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Military equipment and two commanders of the Al-Qaeda-linked group reportedly seized during raids in Lower Shabelle region Uganda's army said its troops killed 189 fighters of the Al Qaeda-linked Al Shabab militant group in an attack on their camps on Friday. Ugandan troops are part of the African Union peacekeeping mission deployed in Somalia to support the central government and stop Al Shabab's efforts to topple it. The Ugandan People's Defence Force said in a statement that its soldiers raided Al Shabab hideouts in the villages of Sigaale, Adimole and Kayitoy, just over 100 kilometres south-west of the capital Mogadishu, in the Lower Shabelle region. The raid "saw the forces put out of action 189 Al Qaeda-linked fighters and destroyed a number of military hardware and item...
Uganda’s LRA Rebel Leader Joseph Kony is reportedly dead owing to COVID-19.

Uganda’s LRA Rebel Leader Joseph Kony is reportedly dead owing to COVID-19.

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 Some sections of the Ugandan media is reporting that Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony who is wanted at the International Criminal Court at Hague for war crimes and crimes against humanity has reportedly dies following infection by the deadly coronavirus disease. The Ugandan media however reported – quoting senior army commanders in the UPDF – that the army command is “yet to get any information regarding death of LRA leader, Joseph Kony, which is widely making rounds on social media.” The reports indicate that Kony succumbed to COVID19 in Central African Republic. Who is Joseph Rao Kony? Joseph Rao Kony born 1961 is a Ugandan insurgent and the leader of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a guerrilla group that formerly operated in Uganda. While initially purporting to f...
Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

Uganda’s Presidential candidate Bobi Wine and his campaign team arrested again.

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The opposition presidential candidate was arrested while campaigning in Kalangala in the country’s central region. Uganda opposition presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi, popularly known as Bobi Wine, and his campaign team have been arrested in Kalangala in the country’s central region, he said in a post on Twitter. The arrests on Wednesday spurred protests at a field in Kalangala Island in Lake Victoria where a helicopter was parked and which Wine’s supporters said they believed would be used to fly him back to the capital Kampala. Police fired tear gas at the crowd who were protesting. “They are firing even now to disperse people gathering on roads,” a witness, who did not want to give his name for security reasons, told Reuters news agency. Wine has emerged a...
“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

“Stop pre-election violence, arrests’’ UN rights experts urge Uganda

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UN human rights experts* today expressed serious concerns about the violence ahead of Uganda's presidential election, and urged authorities to put an end to the arrest, detention and judicial harassment of political opponents, civil society leaders and human rights defenders. Media outlets have reported that three journalists were hurt on Sunday after being hit by tear gas canisters in Masaka. Opposition leader Robert Kyagulanyi, also known as Bobi Wine, said one of his bodyguards died after being hit by a military truck later the same day. The military has denied this, saying he fell from a speeding car. "We are gravely concerned by the election-related violence, the excessive use of force by security personnel, as well as the increasing crackdown on peaceful protesters, po...
“My bodyguard was ‘deliberately’ run over and killed” Bobi Wine

“My bodyguard was ‘deliberately’ run over and killed” Bobi Wine

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Ugandan’s presidential opposition candidate Bobi Wine said one of his bodyguards was run over and killed Sunday by a military police truck, while taking a journalist to the hospital. "I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank. He was deliberately ran over by military-police truck," Wine, a pop musician turned politician, wrote on Twitter. “I regret to announce the murder of my security team member Francis Senteza Kalibala aka Frank. He was deliberately ran over by military- police truck, No. H4DF 2382 which blocked us in Busega on our way to Rubaga to get Kasirye Ashraf emergency medical attention. What a day! A spokesperson for the Ugandan military denied Wine's bodyguard had been targeted. "UPDF (Ugandan People's ...
Eng. Dr Ben Manyindo Removed, Acting Executive Director UNBS David Livingstone Ebiru

Eng. Dr Ben Manyindo Removed, Acting Executive Director UNBS David Livingstone Ebiru

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The long-serving executive director, Eng. Dr Ben Manyindo retired from UNBS service on November 01, 2020. UNBS is a statutory body under the ministry of trade, industry, and co-operatives established by the UNBS Act Cap 327. It became operational in 1989. The Bureau acknowledged the outstanding contribution made by Manyindo, towards its growth in terms of infrastructure and service delivery during his tenure of service. UNBS mandated to developing, promoting, and enforcing national standards in order to protect the safety and health of consumers and the environment against dangerous and sub-standard products.The goal of UNBS is to strengthen the economy of Uganda by assuring the quality of locally manufactured products to enhance the competitiveness of exports in regional and...
US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

US Joins Uganda to Co-sponsor a Non-binding International Declaration Opposing Abortion

FEATURED, Health, Latest News
 The United States joined Brazil, Egypt, Hungary, Indonesia and Uganda on Thursday to co-sponsor a nonbinding international declaration opposing abortion, in a rebuke of the UN Human Rights Council, which has enshrined abortion access as a universal right. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar participated in the virtual signing ceremony. The Geneva Consensus Declaration aims to promote women's health, "defends the unborn and reiterates the vital importance of the family," Pompeo said at the ceremony. Access to abortion is widely restricted in the other countries to co-sponsor the declaration. "There is no international right to abortion," Pompeo said. Though the document does not directly address same-sex marriage, the only co-spon...
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