Pastor Bugingo’s Church Faces Closure Over Noise Pollution


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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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Oliver Mtukudzi Dies

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


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


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


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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COSASE members order withdrawal of Bagyenda’s BOU car


Members of Parliament have today directed Bank of Uganda (BOU) to withdraw the vehicle and security they have been providing to their former 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 sale of seven commercial banks. The affected banks include; Teefe Bank which was closed in 1993, International Credit Bank Ltd (1998), Greenland Bank (1999), The Co-operative Bank (1999),…

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Bobi Wine Wins African Personality Of the Year Award 2018

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Bobi Wine, real name, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the ghetto child turned pop star and lawmaker was announced the wiiner of African Personality of the year award 2018. Bobi Wine competed with Ebola responders from the Democratic Republic of Congo, Paul Kagame for his work as 2018 President of the African Union, and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.   In 2016 it was Dr. Denis Mukwege, 2017 went to Kemi SebaAs 2018 winds down, it's time to vote for the Africanews Personality of the YearThe Life Savers, a non-conformist and two…

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