Premier Recruitment Sends More 14 Girls for Lucrative Jobs in the Middle East

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Premier Recruitment sent 14 more girls to Jeddah in Saudi Arabia after securing lucrative jobs for them. The external labour agency has so far helped 38 unemployed Ugandan females in the last 2 months who are bettering their lives with this opportunity. “We have visited the offices of the agencies we work with in Saudi Arabia and have strong relationships with them to ensure our candidates are placed in good households. Good luck to this latest group who are embarking on their new journey! They will save money and learn…

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AUDITOR GENERAL REJECTS DEPUTY GOVERNORS REQUEST FOR FRESH UGX. 478 CRANE BANK INQUEST

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The Auditor General Mr. John Muwanga has rejected fresh requests from Bank of Uganda to carry a fresh inquest on the UGX. 478 billion the central bank alleges to have injected in Crane Bank Ltd after the takeover turned controversial. Mr Muwanga, in an April 4 letter to deputy governor Dr. Louis Kasekende flatly rejected a request by the latter, arguing that his report was already submitted to the Speaker of Parliament. Dr. Kasekende had in a March 11 letter asked the AG to undertake verification of documents that had…

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Speaker Rebecca Kadaga back from Hospital

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The Speaker of Parliament, Ms Rebecca Kadaga, has returned from the Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, where she had been admitted. “Yes, that is correct, she is back from the hospital,” Mr Sam Obbo, her principal press secretary, said when asked if the Speaker had returned. Mr Obbo said Ms Kadaga came back on Saturday and is now resting at her home. “At an appropriate time, we shall issue a statement on her condition,” he said. Ms Kadaga was taken to Nakasero Hospital in Kampala on March 21 suffering…

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Gov’t studying four more towns for city status elevation

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Government is studying four more towns for possible elevation to city status, a move that would increase the number of new cities to 13, the Minister of Local Government, Col Tom Butime, has said. The proposed municipalities are Masaka, Moroto, Soroti and Nakasongola. While appearing before the parliamentary committee on Public Service and Local Government on Friday, Col Butime said when the studies are concluded, a Cabinet paper will be prepared and presented for possible approval. Government has already proposed Gulu, Arua, Lira, Mbale, Jinja, Entebbe, Hoima, Mbarara and Fort…

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Pastor Bugingo’s Church Faces Closure Over Noise Pollution

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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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FORMER DFCU BOSS KISAAME SLIPS INTO DEPRESSION

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

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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

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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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Kadaga directs on continued Apaa land conflict

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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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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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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