Cross border activities to resume as Uganda, Rwanda sign pact

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President Yoweri Museveni has thanked his Angolan counterpart, Joao Manuel Lourenco, for overseeing a reinforcement process that has culminated into Uganda and Rwanda signing a pact to improve their political and economic relations. The President was today (Wednesday) speaking in the Angolan capital Luanda, shortly after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and himself signed a memorandum of understanding meant to resolve tensions existing between the two countries. “I thank President Lourenco and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo for coming in so that we share the information we had and ensuring…

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Reprimand Gen Tumwine – Parliament

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Parliament has recommended that Security Minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, be reprimanded for breaching the privilege of a Member of Parliament and disrespecting the legislature. This follows a recommendation by the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline, which observed that, “from the conduct of Gen. Tumwine, the Committee finds that he actually assaulted Hon. Cecilia Ogwal.” The committee’s recommendations follow an inquiry ordered by the Speaker into allegations that Gen Tumwine attacked the Dokolo Woman MP, Hon Cecilia Ogwal on 23 July 2019 after the plenary sitting. It was alleged that…

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COSASE summons Mutebile

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The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has summoned the Central Bank Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, to answer queries of loss of property during the closure of seven commercial banks. The summons follow the failure by the Governor to appear before the Committee on three occasions. Mutebile was invited to appear before the committee to answer queries of the loss of properties by some individuals during the closure of seven commercial banks. The banks that were closed between 1993 and 2016 include Teefe Trust Bank, International…

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Disunity as Governor Mutebile’s brothers fight for Kabale Municipality MP seat

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The battle for the Kabale Municipality parliamentary seat is set to become a family affair after two siblings of Bank of Uganda Governor Emmanuel Tumusime-Mutebile indicated that they are ready to go neck to neck in a bid to win people’s mandate come 2021. Maj Gen Timothy Sabiti Mutebile and his young brother Joseph Mutebile, who are young brothers of Governor Mutebile, have started a war of words two years to the 2021 elections. Maj Gen Sabiti Mutebile retired recently as the commander of the engineering Brigade in the Uganda…

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Uganda airlines first flight to cost Shs166,000

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Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for August 28, with a one-way ticket put at Shs166,000 from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This means a return ticket goes for an enticing Shs330,000, a huge deal from the normal average $300 (Shs1.1 million) other airlines are charging for the same route. The airline’s website currently shows there is no tax applied on the ticket. When the tax is applied, the ticket could be increased by $147 (Shs542,000) to bring the entire cost to $192 (Shs709,000)…

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Rajiv graduates to National Rally Championship, he gives motorsport industry rejuvenation and increased fan base

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Just few months after joining the motorsport, Rajiv Ruparelia has proved his fans that he didn’t join the sport by accident. Rajiv joined the sport in May this year and after only three months he has done wonders. He has competed in three Autocross events this season which is the entry level to active racing and he has finished in the top positions which is a requirement to graduate to National Rally Championship. From the time of unveiling his beast “DOUBLE TROUBLE” up to now, Rajiv has secured himself a…

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