National budget: Shs34.3t approved, Health, Education and Security ministries face cuts

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The economy has registered a slight growth from 5.8 to 6.1 per cent in the current financial year, the National Budget Framework Paper for 2019/2020-2023/2024 indicates. In its report, the Committee on Budget attributes the increase to activities of the private sector. “The rebounding of economic growth has been attributed mainly to increased private sector activity, significant growth in the services sector, recovery in agricultural growth from the previous drought,” said MP Amos Lugoloobi, the Committee Chairperson. A total of Shs34.3 trillion is the resource envelope for financial year 2019/2020,…

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EAC commended for boosting regional economies as President Museveni hands over to Kagame

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East African Community leaders have lauded the regional body for the role it has played towards improving the economies of member countries. Regional leaders who met in Arusha today for the 20th Heads of State Summit of the EAC said integration policies resulted in many achievements including the construction of several inter-country link roads, implemented a credits transfer framework for East African Universities, set up several One-Stop Border Posts as well as implemented projects in water and health provision. At the summit, Rwanda President Paul Kagame took over as the…

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Top city media boss whatsapp leaks soliciting for a bribe from a lawyer

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A leaked  WhatsApp chat has exposed the greed and dubious business between a city online editor and an unidentified party who according to the leaked whatsapp is a lawyer.  The conversation  shows a plot to write and publish news content against Sudhir Ruparelia and his associates so as to tarnish their names. The leaked WhatsApp conversation shows the self proclaimed media guru whose identity iS withheld reminding the party they address as “counsel” about “what we agreed on the previous weeks.” “Sorry, I hadn’t got time to access the files…

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Thiery Henry sacked

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Monaco have sacked Arsenal legend Thierry Henry after 20 games in charge. The Ligue 1 strugglers announced on Thursday he had been suspended, but BBC Sport understands that is merely procedural and that the France World Cup winner has already left the club. Predecessor Leonardo Jardim is expected to replace Henry, just over three months after being fired himself. The 2017 French champions are in the relegation zone after only five wins under Henry in all competitions. Franck Passi, appointed as Henry’s assistant on 20 December, will take training on…

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Bryan White Foundation Official Ground Breaking In Busunju On The Criminal Rehabilitation Center Project

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Bryan White and the Bryan White Foundation have officially started the construction of a Criminal Rehabilitation Center in Busunju. This Center will be a central point where all the youth from different part of the country are brought together, transformed and skilled into responsible citizens and then equipped with finances to set up self sustaining business ventures. It’s seated on Bryan White’s 500 acres of land and thus offers a vast space for a large center and can accommodate thousands of people at a time, making it very viable for…

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Zimbabwe & Africa Music Star Oliver Mtukudzi Dies at 66years

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One of Africa’s most iconic musicians, Oliver Mtukudzi, died on Wednesday at age 66 after decades of fascinating performances won him devoted fans worldwide. In a career spanning three decades, Mtukudzi released 67 albums and earned numerous honours across the continent. He had been in hospital since November 2018 after he suffered a heart attack. His record label, Gallo Record, yesterday confirmed to Sowetan, a South African news website, that the star had been ill for a while. He is survived by four children and two grandchildren. His son, Sam Mtukudzi, died in a car accident in…

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Voltage Music Duo releases latest audio “Muzanyo”

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The Voltage Music Duo of Kent and Flosso have dropped their latest audio “Muzanyo.” We have listened to “Muzanyo” and it is a great song, especially coming after their last hit “Byafaayo,” which is still a hit in both clubs and radio. Kent and Flosso are signed to Sound Prints, a Ugandan record label, where they have released Tom and Jerry, Pull UP, Cheza Mama, Aye and other hits before “Byafaayo” last year. With the release of “Muzanyo,” the Duo who promised their fans hits and collabos in 2019 seem…

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SP Baguma redeployed one year after being exonerated of murder

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Police authorities have redeployed former Kampala Central Division police commander, Aaron Baguma, a year after he was exonerated of murder charges by Director of Public Prosecution. In a redeployment message released on Friday, SP Baguma has been deployed in the private security and fire arms department under the directorate of Operation commanded by AIGP Asuman Mugenyi. At the rank of Superintendent of Police (SP), Baguma was accused of failing to rescue businesswoman Donah Betty Katushabe, who had been kidnapped, confined and tortured to death at Pine Car Bond belonging to…

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Big Brother Naija Returns for a Fourth Season on DStv and GOtv 2019

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The fourth season of the Big Brother Naija (BBNaija) reality show will be staged in Nigeria. Multichoice the organizers announced this on Tuesday morning at a media briefing held at the George Hotel, Lagos. The auditions will be held in six different Nigerian cities including Lagos, Calabar, Enugu, Benin, Ibadan, Warri and Port Harcourt on February 1 and 2. It will mark the second time the Nigerian version of the reality television show will be shot outside South Africa since it began in 2006. What is BBNaija?  Big Brother Naija,…

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“I only took my belongings from the central bank”, Bagyenda

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Former Bank of Uganda Executive Director in charge of supervision Justine Bgyenda has finally admitted that she carried some bags and documents from Bank of Uganda (BoU) premises. Bagyenda made the admission during a hearing of the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authority and State Enterprises (COSASE) in the parliamentary probe into closure of 7 commercial banks. She was however quick to add that the items she carried from the central bank were her personal belongings including her plates, photos, her consultancy documents among others contrary to claims that she carried…

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Commercial Court Orders DFCU Bank To pay Shs82m to former Crane Bank employee

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The High Court has ordered dfcu Bank to pay a former Crane Bank employee damages of Shs 82 million for unlawful deductions to his account and in effect banned city law firms MMAKS Advocates and Bowman’s of messers Kanyererezi Masembe and David Mpanga from representing any entity against the defunct Crane Bank. Crane Bank, of city businessman Sudhir Ruparelia, was closed by Bank of Uganda in October 2016 and later controversially sold to dfcu Bank in January 2017, with the matter now before several courts and a subject of inquiry…

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Uganda National Examinations Board release 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) Results

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Education and Sports minister Janet Museveni and the Uganda National Examinations Board release 2018 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) results. #PleResults2018 #Uneb #Ple A total of 671,923 candidates registered for 2018 PLE from 13,072 centres across the country compared to 646,041 from 12, 751 centres in 2017 = an increase of 25, 882 – 3.9 %. 476,131 from Universal Primary Education and 195,792-private. Females at 346,963 compared to 324,960 Male candidates. Click on the Link to check  your results  

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MPs withdraw Bagyenda’s BOU vehicle, security

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Members of parliament directed Bank of Uganda (BOU) to withdraw the vehicle and security they have been providing to their former executive director bank supervision, Justine Bagyenda.For some months now, Bagyenda who retired in July 2018, has been appearing before the parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) alongside BOU officials to answer queries related to the closure and sale of seven commercial banks. The affected banks include; Teefe bank which was closed in 1993, International Credit bank (1998), Greenland bank (1999), The Cooperative bank (1999), National…

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Administrator General Blocks Goodlyfe Crew From Releasing New Late Mowzey Radio Album

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The administrator general has issued a directive blocking the good life crew now led by Weasel a former singing partner to the late Mowzey Radio from organizing MTG album listening party which was scheduled to take place on 25th February 2019 The Goodlyf crew has been doing preparation to celebrate the fallen singer in form of an album titled,”#MosesTheGreat album” which comprises of music done by Radio before he passed on at the DNA Lounge in Kololo.

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Law firms AF Mpanga, MMAKS banned from representing any entity against Crane Bank

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Commercial Court Judge Justice David Wangutusi has ordered law firms MMAKS Advocates and Bowmans AF Mpanga Advocates to stop representing any entity seeking legal action against Crane Bank. The ban means that dfcu as the successor of Crane Bank, can suffer all previous liabilities inherited from Crane Bank- provided the victims of these liabilities, were never privy to the Purchase of Crane Bank Assets & Liabilities, a source privy to the matter told Watchdog Uganda. “This means dfcu stands a big risk and could lose the case in which 400…

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Fik Fameica Upgrades To Brand New Monster Ride

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Singer Fik Fameica has acquired a new ride, Mitsubishi Pajero  registration number plate UBE 228S Black in color. It is estimated around 50million shillings. The singer couldn’t hide his happiness and was quick to share the images on his social media platforms … View this post on Instagram 🦍 A post shared by Fik Fameica️🇺🇬️️ (@iamfikfameica) on Jan 16, 2019 at 7:31am PST View this post on Instagram Different year different ride!!!🦍 Hard work pays💪🏽 #Godisgreat🙏🏽 A post shared by Fik Fameica️🇺🇬️️ (@iamfikfameica) on Jan 16, 2019 at 7:08am PST He…

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BoU’s law firm breaks silence; denies colluding with Bagyenda to ‘steal’ BoU documents, but leaves several unanswered questions regarding MMAKS’ role in the mess

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Bank of Uganda’s external law firm, MMAKS Advocates has broken silence, denying any role in the ‘theft’ of critical documents at Bank of Uganda, in which disgraced former Executive Director, Banking Supervision, Mrs Justine Bagyenda is a prime suspect. MMAKS however did not respond to and or explain, many other accusations brought against their law firm in the media and or during the ongoing Parliamentary probe against BoU’s murky closure and sale of seven defunct banks. In a statement dated 12th January, released on their official Twitter handle and circulated…

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