Jamwa sent back to Luzira to serve 12-year sentence

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The high court has cancelled former National Social Security Fund (NSSF), managing director, David Chandi Jamwa’s bail and sent him back to Luzira prison to continue serving his 12-year sentence for causing a financial loss of Shs3.1billion to government. In a majority decision, three of the five justices on the panel said that they did not find any merit in Jamwa’s grounds of appeal which were accordingly dismissed. “We find the appellant’s (Jamwa) sentence of 12 years imprisonment for causing financial loss contrary to section 20 of the Anti-Corruption Act…

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CSOs Write to President Museveni Against Building Dam on Murchison Falls

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A section of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have jointly written to President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni demanding him to declare that no dam is constructed at Murchison Falls. The letter dated 28th November is signed by Dickens Kamugisha, the Executive Director of Africa Institute for Energy Governance (AFIEGO). The other eighteen CSOs members who signed include; Oil Refinery Residents Association (ORRA), Citizens Concern Africa (CICOA), Action Coalition on Climate Change (ACCC), Africa Initiative on Food Security and Environment, Centre for Constitutional Governance (CCG), Great Lakes Institute for Strategic Studies, Environment Conservation…

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Trade minister Michael Kafabusa Werikhe named among forest encroachers

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State minister for Trade Michael Kafabusa Werikhe, has been named among top government officials and other people who have encroached on Namanve Central Forest land in Wakiso District and acquired titles. The minister’s name appeared on a list of eight encroachers who include individuals and companies that National Forestry Authority (NFA) officials presented before the Parliament’s Committee on Natural Resources yesterday. The NFA team led by executive director, Mr Tom Okello, together with minister for Water and Environment, Mr Sam Cheptoris, appeared before the Committee chaired by Mr Keffa Kiwanuka.…

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President Museveni passes out 18 UPDF Air Force airmen

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President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has passed out 18 airmen of the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Air Force. Mr Museveni said at Gulu Airport in Gulu town, on Tuesday that all feeder roads in Bardege Division, near the airport should be tarmacked. Mr Museveni asked the Chief of Defence Forces, Gen David Muhoozi to discuss the matter with road companies to ensure that the work is done without delay. “We are going to improve the airport to international standards so that it can be used by  big and international planes,” Mr Museveni…

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Uganda Police sabotages FDC women march to Parliament

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Police have today dispersed members of the Women League of the Opposition Forum for Democratic Change who were attempting to march to Parliament to petition Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over the continued brutality by police against opposition politician. About 30 women converged at FDC offices in Najjanakumbi, on Entebbe Road to prepare for the march. Ms Anna Adeke, the national youth female MP said the protest was to express their dissatisfaction with security forces torment Ugandans and their resolve to side with the ruling National Resistance Movement party yet they are…

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Uganda Airlines delays flight over glitch

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A Uganda Airlines plane headed for Nairobi from Entebbe was yesterday delayed for one hour after the aircraft developed a technical hitch. The airline’s acting chief executive officer, Mr Cornwell Muleya, confirmed  that the crew detected the problem before aircraft No. UR 202 took off and made a decision to return to the terminal. “The aircraft was still on the ground when there was an indication of a problem. We had 30 passengers on board but they have now reached their destination after we put them on another aircraft,” Mr…

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Victoria University offers free First Aid training to Motor Sports rally Drivers and Co-Drivers in Uganda

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Victoria  conducted the ever first Free First Aid Training to Motor Sports rally drivers and co-drivers on 10th -Oct-19October 2019. The training took place at Victoria Towers where the University is housed. The training was aimed at reducing to the barest minimum injuries and accidents in driving especially during racing. Uganda Motor sports rally drivers and co-drivers, students and staff of various Universities were in attendance. The training’s theory had a section and a hands on skill training in the well and fully equipped Nursing skills laboratory of Victoria University.…

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Breaking News: DFCU Bank to close 22 branches countrywide.

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News coming in to Daily Inspector show that DFCU bank is to close 22 branches countrywide. We have learnt that the branches to be closed are those that are being housed in buildings owned by City businessman Sudhir Ruparelia. Daily Inspector has been told that the embattled DFCU bank finally agreed to vacate all buildings that are owned by Meera Investments and Crane Management services. According to the document that we have seen, DFCU Bank has already opened bids for companies that want to provide consultancy services during the relocation…

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SK MBUGA: government played a big role for my release

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City socialite Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga alias SK Mbuga who was in jail both in Dubai UAE and Sweden since January 2018 being released last weekend after being found not guilty of fraud by a Swedish court says the government has helped him overcome his woes. Mbuga revealed in an exclusive interview that while he was held up in Jail during the first 6 months of his incarceration in Dubai UAE, he kept trying to find out which crime he had been arrested for and imprisoned for but the authorities were…

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President Museveni orders salary rise for teachers and doctors

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In one of the biggest pay increments in recent times, President Museveni has given significant salary boost for science lecturers, doctors and other scientists. In a September 30 letter addressed to Health minister Jane Ruth Aceng and copied to Public Service minister Wilson Muruli Mukasa and others, the President directed that the salaries for scientists be moved to the “desired levels”. He, however, advised the non-academic and non-technical staff, who for years had a longstanding outcry for salary enhancement, to wait until such a time when the country is able…

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President Museveni opens 64th CPC, calls for cooperation

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President Yoweri Museveni officially opened the 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference in Kampala on Thursday with a call to Commonwealth nations to mutually promote investment, security, cultural exchanges and trade. “In my view, the Commonwealth countries, in substance, are democratic countries albeit with variation in form – and this is a great achievement,” President Museveni told delegates in Uganda’s capital Kampala. “Secondly, the Commonwealth countries could use their numbers (2.5 billion) to mutually promote investment, work together on security, work on cultural exchanges and also examine the options on trade without…

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Victoria University holds 4th Graduation Ceremony.

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Victoria University held its 4th graduation ceremony at Speke Resort Munyonyo where about 50 students from the faculties of Health Science, Humanities & Social Sciences, Business & Management as well as Science & Technology have today graduated at Victoria University during a ceremony held at Speke Resort Munyonyo. The ceremony was held under the theme ‘Developing Agents of Change.’ Presiding over the event, Dr Martin Aliker, the university chancellor, noted that there are several opportunities for skilled and creative graduates. “Go out and change the world starting with the mindset.…

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Should Margaret Kaggwa Kasule continue her role as head of legal affairs at the central Bank?

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Just within a space of one year, the central bank has lost many legal suits and among them is the one that they lost against businessman Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia. In this case, the central bank was faulted for fielding a weak legal team. A few weeks ago Justice David Wangutusi of Commercial dismissed a case in which Bank of Uganda (BoU) claimed that Mr. Ruparelia and his Meera Investments Ltd claimed that he fleeced his own Crane Bank Ltd (now in receivership) of UGX397 billion. On advice of the internal…

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BoU ready to spend shs.110b Taxpayer’s Cash as Costs Appealing loss to Sudhir over Crane bank case

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Bank of Uganda is determined to cost Ugandans more shs 79 billion in its attempt to appeal a commercial litigation against property mogul Sudhir Ruparelia having lost at the beginning of the week in a commercial court and ordered to pay legal costs amounting to shs 39 billion. In this court battle it’s the taxpayers who lose because Bank of Uganda uses money generated from the taxes paid by the citizens. Last Monday, the head of Commercial Court Justice David K Wangutusi threw out a case in which Bank of…

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MUNYAGWA: “I cant be bribed by Kitaka”

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PARLIAMENT- Kawempe South Member of Parliament, Mr Mubarak Munyagwa has confirmed meeting Eng Andrew Kitaka, the acting Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) but refuted claims that their conversation was rotates around the ongoing probe into the authority. On Monday, photos of Mr Munyagwa and Eng Kitaka went viral on social media platforms with reports saying the two discussed how to strike a compromise on the on-going probe into KCCA staff appointments by the Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE). Mr Munyagwa chairs COSASE. COSASE…

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Bishop Samuel Stephen Kazimba Mugalu elected new Archbishop

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Bishop Samuel Stephen Kazimba of Mityana Diocese has been announced the Archbishop-elect of the Church of Uganda. He will replace The Most Rev. Stanley Ntagali as the church’s 9th Archbishop. On Wednesday, the House of Bishops, the body that elects the Archbishop, convened inside the Provincial Office of the Church of Uganda in Namirembe to elect Ntagali’s successor. From a pool of top contenders, including Bishop Sheldon Mwesigwa of Ankole Diocese and Bishop Samuel George Bogere Egesa from Bukedi, the House of Bishops picked Kaziimba to take over the church’s…

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Judgement: Commercial court dismisses BOU case against Dr. Sudhir

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The High Court Commercial Division has this morning dismissed with costs the Central Bank and Crane Bank (In Receivership) case worth USD100M against City businessman Dr. Sudhir Rupareila The judge dismissed the suit over lack of legal basis to sue and ordered BOU to pay costs to the businessman, who had been accused of taking Shs397b out of the financial institution in fraudulent transactions and land title transfers. It should be remembered that Dr. Sudhir had earlier on said that when Crane Bank went into receivership, it lost its powers…

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Cross border activities to resume as Uganda, Rwanda sign pact

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President Yoweri Museveni has thanked his Angolan counterpart, Joao Manuel Lourenco, for overseeing a reinforcement process that has culminated into Uganda and Rwanda signing a pact to improve their political and economic relations. The President was today (Wednesday) speaking in the Angolan capital Luanda, shortly after President Paul Kagame of Rwanda and himself signed a memorandum of understanding meant to resolve tensions existing between the two countries. “I thank President Lourenco and Felix Tshisekedi of DR Congo for coming in so that we share the information we had and ensuring…

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