Guardiola crowned manager of the year


Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola edged out Jurgen Klopp to a trophy for the second time in three days as the Catalan claimed the League Managers’ Association manager of the year on Tuesday. Guardiola’s City retained the Premier League title on Sunday, beating Klopp’s Liverpool by a single point at the end of a thrilling title race. Having also won the League Cup earlier in the campaign, Guardiola’s side could complete a first-ever domestic treble in English football when they face Watford in the FA Cup final at Wembley on…

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Sachet spirit manufacturers to lose licenses


Effective June 1, 2019, any sachet alcohol found in shops will be burned while the manufacturers will have their licenses revoked, Amelia Kyambadde, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives has said. “We had given the companies up to May 31 to comply with the ban on the manufacture of sachet spirits and if by June 1 we find sachets on shelves, licenses will be lost. Even the imported sachets will face the same fate,” she said. She said they have set up a committee that will be moving around…

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Mrs Bukenya files for divorce


Dr Margaret Bukenya, the wife to former Vice-President Prof. Gilbert Bukenya has filed for divorce. Through her lawyers Ligomarc and Co. Advocates, she accuses Bukenya of adultery. Bukenya and Margaret wedded on September 21, 1974, at St. Augustine Chapel in Makerere University. They lived in Mulago and Mable where they both worked as physicians. They lived in many places including Nairobi, Kenya, Papua New Guinea, before they returned to Uganda in 1992. The two have three children; Richard Mutawonga Bukenya, 45, Georgina Nabukenya Bukenya, 42, and Gilbert Roy Bukenya Kamoga,…

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Vietnamese held over Shs30b pangolin scales


Two Vietnamese nationals are currently battling charges of wildlife trafficking brought against them by the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA). Dhan Yon Chiew and Nguyen Son Dong were detained at the beginning of this month after UWA officials seized an illegal shipment of ivory and pangolin scales, the largest the country has ever uncovered. The value of the haul is estimated at more than $8 million (about Shs30 billion). It is believed the haul originated from the Democratic Republic of Congo and passed through South Sudan before entering Uganda. It is…

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Human trafficking laws should be implemented, Kadaga tells govt


The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has called on government to domesticate international conventions on human trafficking and slavery so that the country is able to fight the crime that has affected many Ugandans. Ms Kadaga, while opening the consultative workshop on the Anti-Slavery Bill, 2018 at the Gold Tulip Hotel in Kampala yesterday, said it is not good for Uganda to sign international conversions and shelve them. “As a country, we have to wake up. We have not domesticated international conventions; I don’t know how many we have…

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Schools defy govt on holiday coaching


Some schools across the country have defied a government ban on holiday teaching, with some extending teaching for two weeks after the term closed. For example, Trinity College Nabbingo extended their term for a week at a cost of Shs70,000 while at Mt St Mary’s Namagunga, students have had to pay Shs150,000 for the two weeks during the holiday. Ms Dorothy Matovu, the head teacher of Trinity College Nabbingo, said: “We have been doing it; even last year we did it and no parent has complained to me. This extension…

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Markets, strategic security will ensure Africa’s prosperity – Museveni


President Yoweri Museveni has said market and political integration of Africa for strategic security will stimulate the continents prosperity and rapid economic transformation for the continent. “The modern way for prosperity is exchange of goods and services for sell, the more the buyers the better. We now have the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) where you can trade with anybody. East Africa is highly compatible, similar and linked. Our fraternity has not been fully emphasized,” he said. The President was delivering a lecture to 17 high ranking military officials…

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IGG Mulyagonja Builds Mega mansion in Kololo


The Inspectorate General of Government Irene Mulyagonja, has constructed a mega mansion in Kololo. The expensive mansion sits on two plots, 31 and 39 along Rigeway Drive. Mulyagonja’s mansion is just opposite to Emmanuel Mutebile’s house on Kololo Hill. When completed, the mansion will be among the most expensive and luxurious mansions in Kololo. The storeyed house sits on half an acre with an extended wall fence which is about to be completed. Daily Inspector understands that the whole project could have cost Mulyagonja between 2 to 4 Billion Uganda…

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Malaysian Teenager Kills Herself After Instagram Poll


A 16 year-old girl has reportedly killed herself in Malaysia, after posting a poll on her Instagram account asking followers if she should die or not, and 69% of responders voting that she should. Police in the east Malaysia state Sarawak said the girl, who has not been named, posted the poll on the photo sharing app with the message: “Really Important, Help Me Choose D/L”. After most responders voted for “death”, she killed herself. Her death prompted a lawyer to suggest that those who voted for her to die could be guilty of…

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Parliament To Pay Social Media Tax (OTT) And Provide Free Data For MPs


Parliament has awarded MTN a contract worth 197 million to provide monthly 5GB data worth 30,000shs and OTT worth 6,000 for each MP per month. This means parliament will spend Shs 197.8m annually on social media tax and data bundles Airtel Uganda and Africell Uganda did not succeed  during the preliminary stages of the restricted domestic bidding process. Robina Nabanja, the Kakumiro Woman MP and member of the Parliamentary Commission defended the move, saying it is right for the house to pay for the legislator’s OTT and provide them data since…

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