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Rotary Uganda and MOH launch this years family health day

October 17, 2018 12:24 pm

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

In an effort to improve health system in Uganda, the Rotary Uganda is set to roll a three days massive health camps across the country, dubbed Rotary family health days.

Speaking to the media today, the president of the rotary club of Lugogo Mango tree Eng. Francis Alul said that this year’s launch is scheduled for 20th this month at Nakayonza health center Nakasongola district.

He said that over 80 rotary clubs are set to conduct health camps in this period and approximately 90,000 people will access health care.

Eng. Francis also noted that services including dental service, optical services malaria testing others will be availed using selected qualified doctor.

Meanwhile, the state minister for health Sarah Opendi appreciated rotary Uganda for complementing Uganda’s health sector.

M7 to commission Uganda's 1st cable bridge in Jinja

October 17, 2018 9:30 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

President Museveni is today expected to commission Uganda’s first cable bridge in Jinja.

According to senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama after the commissioning today afternoon, the bridge will be opened for public use.

The commissioning today follows a recent static load testing on the New Nile Bridge conducted by the Uganda national roads authority to determine its bearing capacity.

The test was conducted by stationing 26 dump trucks weighing 25 tonnes on the bridge.

The new bridge named source of the Nile Bridge replaces the Nalubaalebridge that was built in 1954.

This high quality infrastructure funded by government of Uganda and Japan is expected to promote the economic growth of Uganda and the East African countries through enhancing smoothness of transportation on the Northern Corridor.

Ugandans saling passports abroad

October 17, 2018 8:30 am

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

The ministry of foreign affairs has decried the continued selling of passports by Ugandans in Arab countries.

This come at the time when over 40 Ugandan have been deported and others still in jail in these countries for many offences including lacking documents including passports.

According to Moses Kasujja the spokesperson ministry of foreign affairs said that Ugandans are selling their passports mainly to Nigerians who offer them some money and thus making them fugitives in those countries.

He said that many are rotting in prisons, but they can’t be helped because they have no document to show their country of origin.

Jennifer Musisi wants Lukwago's salary seized

October 16, 2018 8:51 pm

Ruth Anderah.

Out-going Kampala Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has applied to court to issue an order attaching the salary of the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago that is deposited to an account in Tropical Bank.

Musisi says she has been compelled to file a garnish order against Lukwago after he failed to pay her 47 million shillings being costs of a suit that the High court awarded to Musisi.

In July 2012, the then High court judge Eldard Mwangusya dismissed with costs Lukwago’s application that was accusing Musisi of over stepping her mandate and passing off as the city head by convening meetings with city traders.

Musisi then filed a bill of costs that was taxed at 47.5 million shillings; which money she says Lukwago has refused to pay despite repeated demands and reminders.

According to the application filed before the High court -Execution division, through her lawyers of Kasirye Byaruhanga advocates, Musisi says she has reliable information that Lukwago has accumulated amounts of money on his account in Tropical Bank and therefore court should issue an order to attach her 47 million shillings.

This application comes at a time when Lukwago is accusing Musisi before the High court of being one of the people withholding his salary arrears and emoluments amounting to over 536 million shillings.

 

 

 

Gov't introduces new charges for Buses and taxis

October 16, 2018 8:46 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa.

Government has introduced new user park fees for Buses and taxis in Uganda which take effect this financial year.

Briefing journalists at the Uganda media center about the resolution reached by government, the minister for local government Jennifer Namuyangu said each taxi will pay shs 840,000 per year.

She says town service taxis exclusively plying within Kampala shall pay Shs 720,000 while Taxis plying two urban authorities but not coming to Kampala will pay Shs 840,000

The money paid is to be shared between local government and KCCA on a 40% to 60% ratio.

She meanwhile said buses irrespective of which route they use will each pay an annual fee of Shs 2.4 million.

Namuyangu said the new charges will stop multiple taxation and daily levies on taxis and will also harmonize taxation systems of KCCA and local government.

960 buses and 34,000 taxis are estimated to be in Uganda.

 

Bobi wine’s body Guard Eddie Mutwe granted bail

October 16, 2018 5:20 pm

BY JULIUS OCUNGI  & POLYCAP.

GULU: After 52 days in detention, Mr Edward Sebuufu commonly known as Eddie Mutwe, the body guard to Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has finally regained his freedom.

Mr Mutwe and his co accused Musa Ssenyange, a machine operator were granted bail by the Gulu High Court Judge Justine Stephen Mubiru on Tuesday morning.

The accused were represented by their lawyers Bugiri Municipality MP Assuman Basalirwa, Henry Kilama and TonnyKitarra.

In their bail application the lawyers contends that it was a constitutional right for the accused to be granted bail as enshrined in Article 23 (6) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.

They also contend that the accused were tortured while in military detention, denied proper medical attention and needed to seek private medical checkups.

Mr Mutwe was arrested by security personnel on August 25 from Semakokiro Plaza in Kamwokya Kampala and detained at Chieftaincy of Military Investigation headquarters in Mbuya.

The accused were charged with treason before the Grade One Magistrate Yunus Ndiwalana on September 11 in Gulu town over alleged stoning of president Museveni car in Arua Municipality few hours after the high court in Kampala had ordered for their unconditional release on August 25.

While passing his verdict, Justice Muburi concurred with the defence lawyers saying it was fit and expedient for the accused to be granted bail in the interest of justice.

Justice Mubiru granted a non cash bail of Shs 5 million each to the accused and Shs 10 million noncash bail to their sureties.

The accused are to reappear before the Chief Magistrate Court on December 3 along with the 33 other co accused for mention of their case

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