“Avoid careless spending”, President Museveni tells youth

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President Yoweri Museveni has called on youth to uphold and protect the African cultural heritage and not be swayed by the western world which he described as “sick’’. “The West doesn’t have spectacles to see the difference between a woman and a man. They are sick. The culture heritage must be maintained but others like our traditional subsistence methods that have claimed over 68% of the population, must be changed,” Mr Museveni said. The President made these remarks while meeting youth representatives from across the country under their umbrella body…

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Winnie Byanyima appointed UNAIDS Head

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ms Winnie Byanyima as the new UNAIDS Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has held several roles that were affiliated to the governance of the African Union, and has influenced the international agenda at the United Nations through her leadership in many coalitions of civil society organizations. She, at the time of her appointment, was the Executive Director of OXFAM, a position she has held for six years since her appointment in January 2013. Ms Byanyima is taking over from Michel Sidibé who stepped…

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Government investigates source of funding for 13 NGOs

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Government has launched an investigation against 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and demanded details of their bank accounts to review their sources of funding and other transactions. All the organisations under investigation are those whose activities cover mainly sectors of governance, rule of law and human rights issues and fighting corruption. They are being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA). The organisations include ActionAid International Uganda; Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU); Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring; Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda; Uganda National NGO Forum and Human Rights Network…

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Tullow oil transfers it’s managing director Jimmy Mugerwa on allegations of abuse of office

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Recently the President dismissed Tullow Oil’s managing director from a state house meeting after receiving credible intelligence information that the Oil Executive was heavily involved in dubious activities including money laundering, fraud and abuse of office call it corruption. Mr Mugerwa has been responsible for the delivery of Tullow’s Uganda work programme and the forthcoming Lake Albert Basin Development Plan together with the Government of Uganda and Tullow’s partners, CNOOC and Total,” a press statement from Tullow oil reads. He previously worked with Shell as Manager of Sales & Operations…

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DFCU’s Mathias Katamba could be on exodus to centenary bank

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A few months after replacing Juma Kisaame as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Dfcu bank,  Mathias Katamba is now rumoured to be on an exodus of joining Centenary Bank as Managing Director to replace Fabian Kasi. Katamba officially joined Dfcu bank on January 2, 2019, after the departure of Kisaame who left because of his inappropriate leadership which involved the scandalous sale of  Crane Bank Limited (CBL) and Global Trust Bank Uganda (GTBU) in 2017 and 2014 respectively. Katamba joined Dfcu bank from Housing Finance Bank but sources within…

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Pressure piles as more than 40 firms fight to grow and export Marijuana

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Foreign and private companies have joined the shove to grow and export marijuana in Uganda, even before the authorities in government complete consultations on the medical and financial benefits of cannabis. The Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act 2015 that was passed by Parliament, has triggered a gold rush among prospective local and foreign marijuana entrepreneurs, who are keen to invest in the medical marijuana industry. Even when the authorities are still grappling with the idea of how to regulate the growing of medical marijuana, it is clear that a…

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A cry of a disgruntled DFCU Client.

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DFCU has been and is still my bank for over 4 years. At first I enjoyed their services very well and I would recommend everyone who wanted to open an account to DFCU. They had good customer care which would be exhibited to me whenever I would enter into their banking hall. Things about this bank changed when they took over crane bank. I do not know if I am the only one having issues with DFCU but I know there are very many clients out there who are having…

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NEMA: Oil exploration in Murchison Falls must go on

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The certificate of approval recently issued for Tilenga Project environmental and social impact assessment by government is a final document and cannot be revoked, the National Environmental Management Authority (Nema) has said. Mr Tom Okurut, the Nema executive director, confirmed the development on Thursday while reacting to demands by civil society organisations (CSOs)for government to revoke the certificate and cause fresh public hearings. Tilenga oil project within Murchison Falls National Park is estimated to last between 25-30 years. Once production starts, an estimated 190,000 to 200,000 barrels of oil are…

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New Masaka Diocese Bishop consecrated

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Msgr Serverus Jjumba has been consecrated the new Bishop of Masaka Catholic Diocese. He replaces John Baptist Kaggwa, who retired in October 2018. Pope Francis appointed Bishop Jumba on April 16. The episcopal ordination of the new Bishop was conducted at Kitovu Sports Arena in Masaka municipality. It was performed by Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa and officiated by Archbishop Luigu Bianco, the Pope Nuncio to Uganda, together with Archbishops of Kampala, Dr Cyprian Kizito Lwanga;  John Baptist Odama of Gulu, Lambert Bainomugisha of Mbarara and Bishop Anthony Zziwa, the Chairperson…

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President Museveni receives H.E. Abdel fattah of Sudan

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President Yoweri Museveni has expressed his gratitude to learn that the situation in Sudan is now normalising following the agreement reached between the Military Council and other groups in Khartoum. “I had a good briefing from His Excellency. I am very happy now the Military Council has agreed with the groups. I encourage the Sudanese to agree because this type of agitation is very dangerous. It scares away business and it scares away investors,” he said. The President made the remarks after meeting the Chairman of the Transitional Military Council,…

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Government to respond on closure of commercial banks

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Government is set to implement some of the recommendations of the probe report into Bank of Uganda (BoU) operations that led to the controversial closure of seven commercial banks in the period of over 20 years, according to the Minister of Finance Matia Kasaija. Parliament’s  Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) chaired by Mr Abdu Katuntu made the recommendations in February this year after five months of interrogating BoU top officials  over the closure of seven commercial banks, the last one being the closure of Crane Bank…

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FUFA, Desabre end contract by mutual consent

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On the 6th of July 2019, both FUFA and  National Team Head coach of the Uganda Cranes Mr. Desabre Sebastien Serge Louis mutually agreed to terminate the contract between the two parties. The reasons for termination of the employment contract are for the benefit and growth of both parties. FUFA recognises the contribution by Mr. Desabre for the improvement of the sporting and professional organisation of the Uganda Cranes inclusive of qualification to the AFCON 2019 Finals and also to the Round of 16. Mr. Desabre is grateful to the…

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Incompetence: BoU hired lawyers weren’t aware that an institution under receivership can’t be sued and can’t Sue.

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Let me check how much was paid to the first lawyers that filed a lawsuit against Sudhir, the figure is around 1.2 billion shillings for a case that never should have been filed at least according to the law. Why do I say this case shouldn’t have been filed in any court under Ugandan law, institutions in receivership can’t be sued and therefore can not sue. Meera investment vs URA the justices of the Supreme Court ruled that Since URA can’t be sued it cannot also sue, the same law/decision…

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A cry of a parent at Hillside Primary School Naalya

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I am writing this piece of information with a lot of pain as a parent that today’s schools are silently killing our children’s emotions and morale. My daughter is at Hillside p/s Naalya P.4,they are ill treated, intimidated, threatened and beaten everyday I.e, if you don’t score 80% and above you are canned 10 strokes which is inhumane. All the kids are unhappy and live in total fear. My daughter used to be good in every subject and was among the best 5 but now is not and I have…

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The Landlord & Tenant Bill is aimed at oppressing landlords

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The Landlord & Tenant Bill is aimed at forcing landlords to default on their debt obligations  forcing banks to foreclose on properties and landlords to sell on the cheap leading to a mega property grab in and around Kampala metropolitan area. The authors of the bill in collusion with corrupt or ignorant MPs want to force an artificial  property market crash through debt defaults. If the bill is signed into law, the long term goal is to pave way for a mass property grab by a cabal with access to…

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We do not owe Uganda Cranes any money- FUFA

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National soccer team Uganda Tuesday did not undergo training despite a training programme released by the technical team. The players were protesting their ‘unpaid’ bonuses amounting to Sh22 million ($6,000) for beating DRC and drawing with Zimbabwe. However the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) says they already paid the accrued amounts to each player. Read FUFA statement below On the 2nd July 2019, The Uganda Cranes did not undergo training after players opted not to despite a training programme released by the technical team. FUFA has since engaged the…

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Kampala Serena Hotel Management in Crisis

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On one end Uganda’s leading five star hotel, Kampala Serena hotel hosts VVIP guests, International meetings and conferences and high end delegations from all over the world. Being part of the Aga Khan Foundation, it boosts of international hospitality standards however on the other end they are not even able to take care of the basic needs, welfare and rights of their employees and there seems to be a huge bias on how they treat the management expatriate staff differently then the local employees. This misuse and grantism towards Ugandan…

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