Jennifer Musisi officially hands over KCCA office


Ms Jennifer Musisi, who has served as Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) executive director for seven years, Friday handed over office to Kampala Minister, Ms Beti Kamya. Ms Kamya said she will run the office until a new executive director is appointed by President Yoweri Museveni. Mr Museveni is yet to approve her resignation neither has he appointed a new executive director. Ms Musisi announced her exit on October 15 and submitted her resignation letter to the President, indicating she would vacate office on December 15. “When given an opportunity…

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“You need to learn how to employ yourselves”, President tells Kyambogo graduands


President Museveni urged Kyambogo University graduands to use the skills they have attained to employ themselves and others so as to supplement government’s employment and development efforts. In a speech read on his behalf by the Vice President, Edward Kiwanuka Sekandi, Museveni said graduates should continuously re-invent themselves to remain relevant by focusing on the needs of people. “It is your ability and skills to contribute to sustainable social, economic transformation of communities. Be patriotic, disciplined and have a positive attitude,” Museveni is quoted as saying at Kyambogo’s 15th graduation…

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COSASE sets up a committee to investigate Bagyenda and Kasekende’s wealth.


Parliamentary committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (Cosase) has decided to launch an investigation into the wealth of former director supervision at BOU Justine Bagyenda and the deputy governor Loius Kasekende. This investigation comes in after suspecting that the duo might have acquired their wealth through the controversial sale of seven commercial banks which Cosase is probing. Aruu South County legislator Odonga Otto presented documents showing 72 land titles of prime plots in Kampala and Wakiso said to be owned by Kasekende and members of his family and…

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Sam Kutesa’s bribery report to be out in January – AG


Findings into a claim that Foreign affairs Minister, Sam Kutesa, received a $500,000 (about Shs1.9 billion) bribe from a Chinese will be ready next month, but an interim report will be ready by December 20, the Attorney General, William Byaruhanga, told Parliament yesterday. “I am going to inquire into this matter and at the end of that inquiry, this Parliament shall be made aware of the findings of that investigation,” Mr Byaruhanga said. “I expect to bring back the report as soon as we resume in January,” he added. The…

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Government to introduce boat ambulances


The Ministry of Health has included boat ambulances among its priorities in the next financial year 2019/2020 budget as one of the interventions to strengthen emergency care service delivery in the country, a top official has revealed. Dr John Nambohe, the ministry’s commissioner of Emergency Medical Services, said there are huge gaps in emergency response on water bodies whenever disasters hit, which leads to many preventable deaths, citing the recent boat cruise accident that claimed more than 30 lives. “We shall start with a few [boat ambulances] in the over…

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BOU SAGA: Statutory Manager Denies Writing Key Reports For The Sale Of Crane Bank

Mr. Edward Katimbo Mugwanya

The Bank of Uganda (BoU) official who was appointed the statutory manager of Crane Bank Limited (CBL) has told Parliament’s Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that he did not write a handover report or evaluation report before the CBL was sold to its rival dfcu Bank by BoU at Shs200 billion in January 2017. Mr. Edward Katimbo Mugwanya, made the revelation on Tuesday as MPs asked the BoU official to come with the handover report tomorrow, evaluation report, list of depositors and other documents related to…

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URA ends year with 14% tax-to-GDP ratio


Over the last 12 months, Uganda Revenue Authority (URA), the country’s tax prefect, made more gains than losses. The gains registered have been accrued mainly from the tax body’s core mandate. The Authority closed its first quarter in September with a net revenue collection of Shs3.7 trillion – an eqiuvalent of 103.5 per cent, thanks to the Shs127 billion surplus collected in the first quarter. The surplus came from the back of nearly half a trillion shilling shortage recorded in the previous financial year. Compared to the same period last…

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BOU Probe: Price Water Coopers (PwC) summoned over Crane Bank Closure


PARLIAMENT. Price Water Coopers (PwC Uganda), a private auditing consultancy has been summoned before the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) to explain how they arrived at the Shs239bn undercapitalization figure of defunct Crane Bank. COSASE Chairperson Abdu Katuntu (Bugweri County) on Wednesday led the MPs to probe Bank of Uganda (BoU) officials over the closure of Crane Bank- the last bank to be closed by the Central Bank in 2016. The committee zeroed on Price Water Coopers after BoU officials for the second time failed…

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IPOD: “Dialogue is the beginning of democracy” – Museveni


President Yoweri Museveni has said that democracy begins with dialogue and that anyone who calls himself or herself a democrat, should support dialogue or miss out on the opportunity to be clearly understood and influence opponents to his or her side. President Museveni made the remarks during the Inter Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD) Summit 2018 held under the theme “Strengthening Multi-Party Governance in Uganda”, at  Munyonyo Speke Resort Hotel in Kampala. “I have always welcomed the opportunity for dialogue. To me, dialogue is a command from God. When I…

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Harriet Anena wins 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature


From a total of 110 submissions from 11 nations in Africa, two works of poetry stood out this year. One of them is by a Ugandan – Harriet Anena. After being announced joint-winner of the 2018 Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature in Africa on Sunday, Anena was delighted at her achievement and later tweeted saying she was “super happy”. Her work of literary brilliance, A Nation in Labour, originally published in 2015, saw her share the top prize with Nigerian poet, Prof. Tanure Ojaide, for his piece Songs of Myself.…

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Government to seize property of corrupt officials – Museveni

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President Museveni has said in his new plan to fight corruption, government will confiscate property of public servants who steal public resources. Mr Museveni said the new approach will reduce corruption, which he said has affected service delivery in the country. “All property belonging to corrupt officials will be confiscated. But I will first get first-hand information before confiscation of the property and I will order organisations fighting corruption to avail me with more details of stolen money,” Mr Museveni said yesterday at Kololo Independence Grounds while officiating at the…

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Corruption is defeatable – President Museveni


President Yoweri Museveni has assured Ugandans that the problem of corruption is still defeat-able and that the country now has the manpower to handle the issue more firmly. The President was  speaking during the celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of Transparency International Uganda (TIU) at Imperial Royale Hotel where a national anti- corruption dialogue was held under the theme ‘Citizen’s participation in the fight against corruption: A Sustainable Path to Uganda’s Transformation.’ Mr. Museveni who was the chief guest at the celebrations congratulated the TIU on its anniversary and…

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Assurance: IPOD summit set for next week-Kasule Lumumba


The National Resistance Movement (NRM) secretary general, Justine Kasule Lumumba, has said everything is set for the summit of five major political parties under the framework of the Inter-Party Organisation for Dialogue (IPOD) on Wednesday next week. The meeting that President Yoweri Museveni last month agreed to attend at Speke Resort Munyonyo in his capacity as NRM’s national chairman and not as the President will be organised twice annually. Lumumba said on Friday that they had already agreed on the agenda as IPOD. “So everything is set. Let’s present ourselves…

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ISO probes Lake Victoria boat disaster


The Internal Security Organisation (ISO) is probing the criminal element in the tragedy, where the MV Templar destined to K-Palm Beach Resort in Mukono capsized near Mutima Beach Resort on Saturday, November 24, leading to the loss of 32 lives. A total of 27 revellers were rescued and some others have been reported missing. ISO Director General Col. (rtd) Kaka Bagyenda, in an interview confirmed that a team had been put in place and they had started their investigations. “We have a team in place that is probing whether there…

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Kabula County MP James Kakooza transferred to Kampala international Hospital


The Kabula County Member of Parliament (MP) James Kakooza who was involved in an accident on Sunday was on Monday transferred to International Hospital Kampala (IHK) for specialized treatment. Mr Kakooza is said to have rammed into a boda boda carrying two passengers, one identified as Pastor Enos Kisakye of Lwebiteete Church of God who died immediately. The MP survived with wounds on his head and fracturing his hand; his body guard and two other men on boda boda also survived but still nursing wounds at Lyantonde Hospital. The accident…

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Events Security Guru Dixon Bond Okello To Events Promoters/Venue Owners.

Dixon Bond Okello

December,is the month,that most concerts are organised in Uganda.It’s also the month, that most promoters and venue owners,are cheated by artistes,Comedians and their managers. It’s funny, unbelievable and rather pathetic,that an artistes,can take money from 5 different organisers,for different shows/concert on the same day.Not even a Prophet, can be in five different venues at the same time. At the end of the day,property at the venue is destroyed, the innocent promoter is arrested and his reputation is dented. To all promoters,learn from your seniors, like Balaam and Bobkins, who only…

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Parts of boat cruise remains pulled out.


following different attempts to pull the boat wreckage out of the water, a joint team of Uganda Police and UPDF marine teams , Ministry of Works with the help of MV Kalangala ,today the boat wreckage has been successfully pulled from underneath the water and strategies are now being laid to tow the boat wreckage to the mainland. The teams are still doing their best to recover uncounted missing persons who are among others; Kaooza Peter of Masaka, Namutebi Sylvia of Nakisunga, Musisi Godfrey of Kabalagala,Ssenyonga Andrew of Kireka, and…

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BUDUDA RELIEF: State house official delivers President’s pledge


State house has delivered on President Museveni’s pledge of 400 million shillings for those affected by the mudslides in Bududa district in October. State House Comptroller Lucy Nakyobe delivered the money. It should be remembered that earlier in October Landslides left more than 36 people dead. Hundreds lost homes and livestock after torrential rains caused the River Suume to burst its banks, triggering landslides that devastated two villages in the mountainous eastern district of Bududa. Upon receiving the sad news about the floods in Bududa, President Yoweri Museveni  tweeted: “I…

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