Pastor Bugingo’s Church Faces Closure Over Noise Pollution


Paster Bugingo’s House of prayer ministries church located in Makerere Kikoni, has come under criticism from neighbors over producing loud noise that makes people staying in the nearby places fail to sleep during the day and night. This has forced Hajji Ali Sserunjogi the former Democratic Party vice chairman to drag Pastor Bugingo to high division court demanding authorities to terminate the license given to the pastor to run the church and also demands that Pastor Bugingo pays them damages for infringing on their right to enjoy a serene and…

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Champions League: PSG end Solskjær’s undefeated series with Man United


Paris Saint-Germain have put one foot into the quarter-finals of the Champions League courtesy of a 2-0 win over Manchester United in the first leg of their last-16 clash at Old Trafford this evening. The Ligue 1 leaders switched gear in the second half as quickfire strikes from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe gave the visitors two crucial away goals and a commanding advantage to take back to the Parc des Princes on March 6. The result sees Ole Gunnar Solskjaer suffer his first defeat in his 12th match as United manager, and their misery was compounded late on when Paul Pogba was…

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Shameless Dfcu officials thrown Out of COSASE over Fake Documents


The Parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprise (COSASE) has thrown out Dfcu Bank bosses for presenting unauthentic documents regarding the purchase of defunct Crane Bank. Dfcu officials led by chairman board of directors Jimmy Mugerwa were appearing before COSASE as witnesses in the closure and purchase of Crane Bank in the ongoing Bank of Uganda probe. During the meeting, Dfcu’s Mugerwa made a defense presentation in regards to the terms of purchase of Crane bank agreement, however the presentation was backed by fake documents which were neither…

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Hardly 3months after being forced out of Dfcu, the former Managing Director Juma Kisaame has slipped into depression. Kisaame was today among the officials representing Dfcu who appeared before COSASE to respond to Auditor General’s queries on controversial takeover of Crane Bank. However, the former Dfcu MD looked so frail and depressed and hardly spoke a word during the meeting. It was visible that man was not in his right state of mind ever since he resigned from the bank after it reportedly suffered a liquidity crisis mid last year.…

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URA procures Chinese firm for electronic invoicing


Kampala. Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has procured the services of Aisino Corporation to provide the Electronic Fiscal Receipting and Invoicing Solution. The solution, according to URA, seeks to mitigate tax administration shortfalls while promoting efficiency. URA, a statement said, it has been encountering a number of challenges, especially in tax administration including poor record keeping, fictitious VAT input tax invoices and incomplete disclosure of business transactions. The solution, which will be rolled out in the 2019/20 financial year, will help to mitigate such challenges. Deloitte defines Electronic Fiscal Receipting and…

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Gen Saleh tells district leaders to account for Shs28b OWC money,


Kasese District leaders are yet to account for Shs28 billion dispersed to them under the government’s Operation Wealth Creation programme (OWC), five years later. Part of the money was used to buy 487 heifers, with 233 of them said to have died, costing the taxpayer Shs535m since each cost Shs2.3m. The chief coordinator of OWC, Gen Salim Saleh, has now tasked the leaders to account for Shs28 billion disbursed to them between 2014 and 2018 for poverty alleviation. “I want you to show me how you utilised the Shs28 billion…

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Africa queen Abenakyo and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga on Busoga region tour, speaking to the girl-child


Miss World Africa Quinn Abenakyo is presently on tour in Busoga with the speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga. The beauty queen cancelled her tour with Uganda Wildlife and ministry of Tourism, which was supposed to be held last week, on grounds that she was sick. But now the Busoga beauty, who runs under her brand-name a project of keeping the girl child in school and stopping early pregnancies, is traversing her mother region addressing girls in different schools. Abenakyo is moving around schools in Busoga in the company of Parliament…

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Things fall apart as Justice Bamugemereire and UPDF soldiers clash over investigations on Mutungo land


There was a scuffle at Mutungo hill as UPDF soldiers guarding contested Mutungo land threatened to shoot at counter terrorism police officers guarding members of the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire judicial commission of inquiry into land matters. Bamugemereire and her commissioners had gone to visit the land that has pitted Buganda prince, David Kintu Wasajja against Bendicto Kiwanuka’s family and Dr Muhammad Kasasa. The land is currently being used by External Security Organisation (ESO). One of the UPDF officers on guard identified as Julius Katuriba  (RA 095301) yelled out instructions to…

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Juma Kisaame exits DFCU, leaves dfcu investors with a deficit of Shs 212 billion


On February 1st 2019, as the dfcu Bank officials prepared to give Juma Kisaame, a stage-managed dignified farewell; dfcu shares that opened at UGX695, closed UGX5 lower, at UGX690. Stage-managed because the man who grew dfcu from a UGX222 billion asset bank in 2007 when he joined to UGX1.745 trillion in 2016 (a year before the controversial Crane Bank acquisition) – a growth of 686%, was literally shown the exit. The farewell dinner, was held at Kampala Serena Hotel and was graced by the Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca…

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COSASE Resumes Work: Shareholders of defunct banks and Amama Mbabazi Summoned


Parliament: The parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase), which is investigating Bank of Uganda (BoU) over the controversial closure of seven commercial banks, has summoned former shareholders of all the closed banks to testify about the circumstances that led to the closure of their banks. The Committee that is still chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdu Katuntu and deputized by Anita Among will resume work next week, beginning with former shareholders of National Bank of Commerce (NBC) and Teefe Bank together with Nile River Acquisition Company…

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Kadaga directs on continued Apaa land conflict


The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has directed the Office of the Prime Minister to intervene in the reported displacement of people of Apaa, Amuru district by unknown militia. This comes after the MPs: Hon. Lucy Akello (Amuru District) and Hon. Lilly Adong (Nwoya District) sought immediate government intervention to solve the ongoing havoc meted on the people of the area by unknown militia from Adjumani district. The MPs raised the issues during Wednesday’s sitting, forcing the Speaker to ask the Prime Minister for an explanation during the Thursday sitting.…

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MP drops Bill to regulate religious organisations


Hon. John Baptist Nambeshe (NRM, Manyija County) has withdrawn his proposal to introduce the Religious Organisations’ Bill 2019 intended to regulate religious organisations in the country. Nambeshe on Wednesday first moved a motion seeking leave of Parliament to present the Private Members’ Bill, a required of the Parliament Rules of Procedure. Rule 121 provides that a Private Members’ Bill shall be introduced first by way of a motion to which shall be attached the proposed draft of the Bill. On Wednesday, Parliament Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga, deferred taking a vote on…

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MPs want airtime scratch cards revived


Legislators have asked the Minister of Information, Communication, Technology and National Guidance, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze, to explain the failure of telecommunications companies to reinstate the use of airtime scratch cards. Last year the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) had set July 10, 2018, as the deadline for the use of airtime scratch cards and move to the use of electronic airtime. In a statement to Parliament in August 2018, the Minister promised to convince UCC to reconsider the decision and have both options of airtime scratch cards alongside the e-airtime. Then,…

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Government given up to April to table electoral reforms


Parliament has given Government up to the end of April to table electoral reforms. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga, gave the ultimatum following a statement by the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Gen Kahinda Otafiire, during plenary sitting on Tuesday, 29 January 2019. Otafiire said that in order to address matters relating to elections in Uganda, it is necessary to handle the matter in a chronological manner, beginning with the review and amendment of the Constitution concurrent with the process to amend the electoral laws. “Within the next…

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