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Crime preventers demand police 14.5b for food supply

June 18, 2019 12:00 pm

By Prossy Kisakye.

The crime preventers who supplied food to different police units across the country between December 2015 and 2017 are demanding a total of Shs 14.5b from the force.

They have also threatened to pitch camp at different police stations until they are paid their full amounts of money.

The suppliers under national crime preventers forum say they were contracted by the Exodus SACCO, owned by the police to supply food to different police stations on instruction from the then IGP, Gen Kale Kayihura, but since then, they have not been paid.

The chairperson of the group Ronald Muliisa Rwamakuba said that since the removal of the former police boss, Gen Kale Kayihura, the new police leadership has turned hostile to them and their attempts to engage them have proved futile.

He said their attempts to meet the president to raise their complaints have also been frustrated by the police bosses.

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Uganda to loss investors due to BOU saga - FDC

June 18, 2019 10:00 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

The opposition forum for democratic change have expressed fear Uganda could lose potential investors due the ongoing Bank of Uganda saga.

Yesterday police confirmed that they raided homes of six senior bank officials and recovered documents which suggest printing of unauthorised excess money.

Without revealing their identities the police spokesperson Fred Enanga said the officials are still in police custody as investigations continue.

Now according to the deputy secretary general of FDC Harold Kaija, there is no serious investor who would bring his money to Uganda because they will have the fear of being defrauded.

He says that all Bank of Uganda officials should be.

 

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Kawempe mayor rejects lord mayor’s directive on property rate tax.

June 18, 2019 9:59 am

By Prossy Kisakye.

The mayor of kawempe division Emmanuel serunjogi has rejected the lord mayor’s directive that land lords in kawempe division should present their queries to kcca evaluation court.

serunjogi SAYS that lukwago’s directive shows that he doesn’t care for the people because he couldn’t send the victims of unfair property rates to court before investigating the actual problem.

Yesterday Kcca called for A meeting between kawempe division land lords and local leaders to table their grievances concerning property rate tax.

They unanimously rejected the tax and asked KCCA to relax the tax on property.

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Pine Car Bond proprietor Sebuufu case hearing flops again

June 18, 2019 9:44 am

By Ruth Anderah.

The murder judgement against Pine Car Bond proprietor Muhammad Sebuufu for the second time has been flopped.

The judgement which was scheduled to be delivered this morning has been adjourned to June 24th 2019 by Court registrar Tumwebaze Ayebale on behalf of a trial judge Flavia Anglin Senoga who reportedly sick.

Sebuubu and co-accused persons were in court ready  torecieve their Judgement but only to be informed that the trial judge is unwell and that was anable to attend court.

Sebuufu is accused of murdering a business woman Donah Betty Katushabe  in 2015 over a 9 million shillings car debt.

Prosecution says Katushabe was tortured to death on October 23rd 2015  over a car debt she could not readily pay.

Evidence shows that the deceased after failing to pay the balance of 9 million shillings, Sebuufu hired a team of his security guards to pick  Katushabe from her home in Bwebajja along Entebbe road and directly drove to his office from where she was kicked from and  beaten with sticks there by causing grievous wounds to her body which led to her death.

This is not the first time to adjourn this matter, on 30th May the judge adjourned the same judgement saying it was not ready.

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Bank of Uganda insists on regulating mobile Money

June 17, 2019 1:33 pm

By Moses Ndhaye.

Mobile telecom operators are optimistic that the new law which government is fronting to regulate Mobile Money industry will increase efficiency in the sector.

Recently Bank of Uganda proposed to front a National Payments law which will to streamline Uganda’s payment.

The General Manager corporate services at MTN Uganda Enid Edroma says although the new law will increase, regulatory burden, but it will be good for the sector.

The new law, will give Bank of Uganda the sole responsibility of regulating mobile money and payment services in Uganda.

Currently Bank of Uganda share the responsibility of regulating mobile money with the Uganda communication commission.

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WHO chief to meet M7 over Ebola

June 17, 2019 1:29 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The World Health Organization Director General, Dr. Tedros Adhanom, is in Uganda to assess the country’s response to the current Ebola outbreak in the Western district of Kasese.

According to the ministry of health senior publicist, Emmanuel Ainebyona says the WHO director general is expected to have a bilateral meeting with president Museveni later today on to discuss about Ebola.

This is the third time, Dr Adhanom is visiting Uganda since the Ebola outbreak was declared in August 2018 in DRC.

He has meanwhile called for cautious optimism because the Ebola situation in DRC has been very unpredictable with up and down trends saying it is not clean until the outbreak in DRC is finished

He however says the area of Mabalako where the Ebola outbreak was first confirmed in August 2018 in DRC is still a hot bed of new infections while the areas of Butembo and Katwa have declined.

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