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

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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

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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

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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

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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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USA: Marijuana was legalized for medical purposes in 33 states

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Thirty-three states and Washington, DC, allow marijuana for medical purposes, although their approaches can significantly differ. Some allow medical marijuana dispensaries and home cultivation. Others only allow home cultivation. And some allow dispensaries but not home cultivation. There’s a growing body of research supporting marijuana’s use for medical purposes. Some studies and anecdotal evidence suggest marijuana can be used for various medical problems, including pain, nausea and loss of appetite, Parkinson’s disease, inflammatory bowel disease, PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder), epilepsy, and multiple sclerosis. But a review of the evidence from…

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IGG Irene Mulyagonja to quit her job as pressure piles up in her office

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President Yoweri Museveni will have to find a new Inspector General of Government (IGG) to replace troubled Irene Mulyagonja who is preferring life elsewhere as a judge of the Constitutional Court. A leaked shortlist of people who have applied for the job of Court of Appeal (Constitutional Court) bares the name of Mulyagonja, the current IGG. She however faces competition from 24 other distinguished learned judges. The Inspector General of Government (IGG), Justice Irene Mulyagonja, is among 25 candidates who have applied for the three vacant positions for justices of…

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Re-shaping Engineering in Africa – FIDIC GAMA 2019

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FIDIC-GAMA conference is a critical regional gathering and networking event providing a forum for engineers, contractors, government officials, private investors, funding agencies, construction equipment and material suppliers to discuss and tackle infrastructure development issues in a continental context. The conference draws 100s of attendees and is rocked by social events like dinners, galas, exhibitions among other.   FIDIC-GAMA 2019 is the 26th annual conference and being held in Uganda for the 3rd time. It is a conference created by consulting engineers for the world we live in, with real-hands-on work…

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Victoria University VC. Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma releases book on physiotherapy and occupational therapy

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On Thursday 9th  May 2019, Assoc. Prof. Krishna N. Sharma, who recently bagged the record of Youngest Vice-Chancellor of Victoria university Kampala-Uganda released his latest paperback book Advanced Techniques in Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy (ISBN 9789388958509). Prof. Sharma said that this 246 paged book is for physiotherapy and occupational therapy students and professionals. The book is designed after considering undergraduate and postgraduate PT/OT curricula of several international Universities. Ms. Susan the President of the Uganda Physiotherapy Association said, “that she is happy and proud that the  Vice  Chancellor  of  Victoria …

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Rajiv Ruparelia donates Iftar items to over 400 Moslem brothers and Sisters in Bwaise

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Businessman Rajiv Ruparelia through his company Premier Recruitment donated iftar items to the Muslim communities in the areas of Bwaise in Kawempe division Kampala District. The items that were delivered in Bwaise by Premier Recruitment staff members included Posho, Rice, Sugar, Cooking oil among others. While handing over these items Sharifa Nanyombi said that  the leadership at Masjid Jamia in Bwaise wrote to Mr Rajiv Ruparelia the executive director Premier Recruitment to assist them with food stuffs to feed Muslims who break their fast at the mosque. Mr. Rajiv through his…

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HEALTH: Medicinal Value of Cannabinol (CBN)

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Cannabinol, or CBN, is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Studies have shown it provides a variety of therapeutic benefits, most notably serving as a sleep aid. Overview of CBN Cannabinol (CBN) is the product of degradation, or oxidation, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When THC is exposed to oxygen and heat, over time it breaks down to CBN, which is only mildly psychoactive. Findings: Effects of Cannabis on Effects of CBN While scientific research is significantly lacking compared to the more notable cannabinoids, THC and cannabidiol (CBD), evidence does suggest…

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Magnificent Kingdom Kampala mall opens

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The Magnificent Kingdom Kampala mall owned by Ruparelia Group of Companies is now open for tenants. The building which is one of the marvels in the skys of Kampala was opened yesterday and tenants are welcome to book themselves space. The mall sits on 14-acres of land and it is located on Nile Avenue, Yusuf Lule Road and De Winton Road, just to the North-East of Kampala CBD. The structure creates an attractive, well-planned mixed-use precinct to compliment the surrounding commercial node which includes Garden City, Nakumatt Oasis Mall and…

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Liverpool Complete Spectacular Comeback To Reach Champions League Final

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Liverpool completed one of the greatest comebacks in football history, beating Barcelona 4-0 at Anfield and 4-3 on aggregate to reach the Champions League final. Looking to become only the third team in the competition’s history to come back from three goals down after the first leg of a semi-final, Liverpool took an early lead through Divock Origi’s tap in (7) to give Anfield hope, before two goals in two second-half minutes brought them level. Half-time substitute Georginio Wijnaldum first saw his low drive sneak past Marc-Andre ter Stegen (54),…

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Salah to miss today’s Barcelona Clash

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Liverpool will be without top scorer Mohamed Salah for Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final, second leg against Barcelona after manager Jurgen Klopp revealed he was concussed in a 3-2 win at Newcastle. The Egyptian was stretchered off at St James’ Park on Saturday due to a head knock sustained as he challenged Newcastle goalkeeper Martin Dubravka for a high ball. “It’s a concussion so that means he would not even be allowed to play. So that’s it,” said Klopp at his pre-match press conference on Monday. “He feels OK but it…

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Inspectorate of government will not be replaced, Says President Museveni

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President Yoweri Museveni has said the creation of the State House Anti-Corruption Unit will not replace the work of the Inspectorate of Government (IGG). Speaking at the opening of the 9th Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Anti-Corruption Agencies in Africa, the president said the new unit was playing a complimentary role. “The creation of the unit is not to replace the IGG. No, it is to help her. Slowly, she was infiltrated by some groups,” the president said. The inspectorate of government is headed by Justice Irene Mulyagonja while…

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Govt reviewing law to allow production of medicinal cannabis

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The government is in the process of amending colonial laws that prohibit production of cannabis, to allow a new line of investors that could potentially change the country’s economy, agriculture state minister Christopher Kibazanga has said. He said already, a team from the government is preparing a cabinet paper that would direct discussions on the merits and demerits commercial production of industrial Cannabis, before a final decision is made. “It is important for us to have clarity on what we want to achieve from this venture, instead of doing things…

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One dead as six are injured in Fort Portal fire explosion

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One person is said to have died, six others injured and property worth millions of shillings destroyed in a fire explosion in Kisenyi cell in South Division of Fort Portal municipality in Kabarole District. The incident occurred at around 9pm on Monday along Kasaija Road in Fort portal town. Eye witnesses said the fire started from a Fuso truck registration number UAW 038N that was carrying plastic drums with fuel. The vehicle reportedly went up in flames minutes after the fuel started leaking. One of the eye witnesses, who only…

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Rajiv Ruparelia ready for Motor Sport, he unveils his monster Volkswagen car (Double Trouble)

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Last Saturday the field of motorsport received yet another participant. Rajiv Ruparelia son to City tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia and Director Ruparelia Group of companies unveiled his monster car at Rock Bar located at Speke Hotel Kampala. The businessman unveiled a Volkswagen Polo Proto which is a hybrid type car with a 2.0 litre engine and a turbo charger.  The monster car has four wheel drive, weighs 1100 kilogram and was built in Poland Present at the unveiling function were Rajiv Ruparelia and wife Naiya Ruparelia, journalists, members of the business…

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President Museveni expected at International Infrastructure Conference in Kampala.

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President Museveni is expected to grace the 26th FIDIC-GAMA 2019 International Infrastructure Conference in Kampala. The conference, organized by the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers (UACE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Transport, will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel from May 12th to 14th 2019. UACE was in 1993 recognised by the Government of Uganda as the representative of the global International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Uganda. Group of Africa Member Associations (GAMA), the FIDIC Africa Chapter organizes annual international conferences on rotational basis…

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