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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Reprimand Gen Tumwine – Parliament

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Parliament has recommended that Security Minister, Gen Elly Tumwine, be reprimanded for breaching the privilege of a Member of Parliament and disrespecting the legislature. This follows a recommendation by the Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline, which observed that, “from the conduct of Gen. Tumwine, the Committee finds that he actually assaulted Hon. Cecilia Ogwal.” The committee’s recommendations follow an inquiry ordered by the Speaker into allegations that Gen Tumwine attacked the Dokolo Woman MP, Hon Cecilia Ogwal on 23 July 2019 after the plenary sitting. It was alleged that…

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COSASE summons Mutebile

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The Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) has summoned the Central Bank Governor, Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile, to answer queries of loss of property during the closure of seven commercial banks. The summons follow the failure by the Governor to appear before the Committee on three occasions. Mutebile was invited to appear before the committee to answer queries of the loss of properties by some individuals during the closure of seven commercial banks. The banks that were closed between 1993 and 2016 include Teefe Trust Bank, International…

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Uganda airlines first flight to cost Shs166,000

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Uganda Airlines has slashed prices for the maiden flight slated for August 28, with a one-way ticket put at Shs166,000 from Entebbe to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA). This means a return ticket goes for an enticing Shs330,000, a huge deal from the normal average $300 (Shs1.1 million) other airlines are charging for the same route. The airline’s website currently shows there is no tax applied on the ticket. When the tax is applied, the ticket could be increased by $147 (Shs542,000) to bring the entire cost to $192 (Shs709,000)…

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“Avoid careless spending”, President Museveni tells youth

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President Yoweri Museveni has called on youth to uphold and protect the African cultural heritage and not be swayed by the western world which he described as “sick’’. “The West doesn’t have spectacles to see the difference between a woman and a man. They are sick. The culture heritage must be maintained but others like our traditional subsistence methods that have claimed over 68% of the population, must be changed,” Mr Museveni said. The President made these remarks while meeting youth representatives from across the country under their umbrella body…

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Winnie Byanyima appointed UNAIDS Head

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United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has appointed Ms Winnie Byanyima as the new UNAIDS Executive Director. Ms Byanyima has held several roles that were affiliated to the governance of the African Union, and has influenced the international agenda at the United Nations through her leadership in many coalitions of civil society organizations. She, at the time of her appointment, was the Executive Director of OXFAM, a position she has held for six years since her appointment in January 2013. Ms Byanyima is taking over from Michel Sidibé who stepped…

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Government investigates source of funding for 13 NGOs

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Government has launched an investigation against 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and demanded details of their bank accounts to review their sources of funding and other transactions. All the organisations under investigation are those whose activities cover mainly sectors of governance, rule of law and human rights issues and fighting corruption. They are being investigated by the Financial Intelligence Authority (FIA). The organisations include ActionAid International Uganda; Citizens’ Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda (CCEDU); Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring; Anti-Corruption Coalition Uganda; Uganda National NGO Forum and Human Rights Network…

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