President meets EU delegation

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President Yoweri Museveni has urged the European Union (EU) to support Uganda’s efforts to relocate people from wetlands and forests and avert environmental degradation and landslides. “When Hon. Kuteesa was at the UN, I tasked him with fundraising for this cause. We want to remove people from the wetlands. He raised US$22million. Support us to relocate these people,” the President said, adding that the recent landslide in Bududa District has woken up the population there and now they are ready to move. The President and the European Union delegation held…

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Museveni hails new locally made nutritional drink

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President Yoweri Museveni has welcomed a new dairy beverage bottled in Uganda by Coca-Cola Beverages Africa using products made fully in Uganda, in support of the government’s Buy Uganda, Build Uganda initiative. Meeting officials from Coca-Cola Beverages Africa led by managing director Jacques Vermeulen, Museveni commended Coca-Cola for taking his advice and innovating new beverages with nutritious value. “In 1972 when I discovered milk could be packaged, I did not look back. I have been worried that your drinks might decline because people prefer nutritious drinks that quench thirst but…

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Makerere students to receive transcripts before graduation

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Makerere University management has started printing transcripts for the January 2019 graduation ahead of the ceremony. The Vice Chancellor of the university, Prof Barnabas Nawangwe said the early printing of the transcripts is aimed at providing the graduands with their academic documents before they graduate. He said they have printed the transcripts for the School of Law and will continue for other colleges which have submitted complete results to the Senate. The four colleges whose transcripts are also going to be printed include Makerere University Business School in Nakawa, College…

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Gabon president hospitalized in Saudi Arabia

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Gabonese President Ali Bongo has been hospitalised in Riyadh, Saudi state media said, without giving more details. Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visited Bongo in Riyadh’s King Faisal hospital and “inquired after the health of the president”, the official Saudi Press Agency said in a brief dispatch on Thursday. Bongo, 59, was scheduled to appear Wednesday on a panel at the flagship Future Investment Initiative forum in Riyadh, but he was not seen during the discussion and organisers of the conference offered no explanation. But in a separate dispatch,…

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Zuma’s son to stand trial in South Africa in March

RANDBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 12: Duduzane Zuma outside the Randburg Magistrate’s Court during appearance on two counts of culpable homicide on July 12, 2018 in Randburg, South Africa. The case, which involves the deaths of two people after former president Jacob Zuma’s son crashed his Porsche into a minibus taxi in 2014 was postponed to August 23. (Photo by Gallo Images / Netwerk24 / Felix Dlangamandla)

Duduzane Zuma, the son of South Africa’s graft-tainted former president Jacob Zuma, will stand trial for culpable homicide in March over a fatal late night car crash in 2014, a magistrate said Friday. Duduzane, 34, appeared before the Randburg Magistrates’ Court in Johannesburg accompanied by his father, who was flanked by security personnel. He is accused of causing the death of Phumzile Dube after his Porsche hit a minibus she was travelling in. Three others were injured and one passenger, Nankie Mashaba, died in hospital weeks later. Magistrate Heidi Barnard…

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Increasing land eviction cases worry Justice Bamugemereire

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The commission of inquiry into land matters is concerned about recent court decisions and court orders issued which have led to an increase in land evictions throughout the country. While addressing journalists yesterday afternoon, the commission chairperson Justice Catherine Bamugemereire said if courts continue to issue eviction orders in a wanton manner the country could be plunged into a land crisis.

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Singo and Buddu to battle off today in masaza Cup final

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It is hard to forget the dramatic style in which Singo scored five against Buddu in the 2015 Masaza Cup finals at Mandela National Stadium, Namboole. Buddu’s return to Masaka in the aftermath of that game was as chaotic as it was emotional. Their coach then Steven Bogere resigned immediately while some players left. Those that remain like winger Malida Kuteesa have a chance to cleanse their reputation at a repeat of that fixture in the finals of the 14th edition of the Masaza Cup due today at Namboole. “The…

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BOU officials’ relatives accounts to be investigated

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Reports that the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja is tracking the wealth of about 100 top officials of Bank of Uganda (BoU) has raised temperatures in that institution to the extent that some of the top gurus have stashed millions of money on their relatives’ bank accounts to avoid being nabbed. For instance, the Deputy Governor BoU Dr. Louis Kasekende’s son, George Kasekende has a fat account (3200xxxxxx) in Centenary Bank with over Shs780 million credits and over Shs500 million debits as of June 1, 2018. Now that…

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Give your contacts to residents – IGP Ochola orders police officers

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The Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Ochola has ordered all police officers manning different police stations and posts readily avail their counter telephone numbers. While addressing journalists at Police Headquarters in Kampala, Ochola said that the telephone numbers will help in heightening vigilance and speedy police response in the event of acts of criminality. The IGP’s directive comes in the wake of increasing levels of insecurity within the country. “I urge members of the public to be calm and be more vigilant, observant and always report to police,” he…

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Senior official at Ministry of ICT arrested over Shs120m land fraud

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Police in Kampala are holding a senior accountant at the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovations (MOSTI) over Shs120m land fraud. Mr Geoffrey Auyit Odongu was arrested Thursday by Lands Police Protection Unit (LPPU) based at Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) headquarters in Kibuli following a case reported by one Ms Robinnah Tushemerirwe. It’s alleged that Ms Tushemerirwe bought land from Odongu in March 2017. He however failed to avail her with a land title to aid the transfer process. “Tushemerirwe said she inspected the land in Kyanja, bought 21 decimals…

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KASEKENDE USES SON TO GET UNSECURED LOANS FROM BANKS

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Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda Louis Austin Kasekende has been implicated in another shocking scandal using his office as second in command at the central bank of Uganda. According to a source at the Bank of Uganda, Kasekende has been fronting his son George Kasekende to arm twist commercial Banks and get unsecured loans to his account to do Personal Business without being detected by Uganda Revenue Authority. Among Kasekende’s business that have been benefiting from unsecured loans include Green Hill Holdings located in Mengo Kampala which he is co-owned…

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Deputy governor Kasekende transacts 897,060,171 mobile money in 9 months.

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Like we have always told you about the fraud and money laundering in the central bank, Daily inspector has landed on a document that shows a heavy transaction of deputy governor Louis Kasekende on mobile money amounting to 897,060,171. It is unbelievable that this heavy sum of money was transacted by the deputy governor in only 9 months that is for the period June 30, 2017 to March 30, 2018. If you are not a don, how can you transact that sum of money in only that period of time!!!!. Let…

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