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NITA-U spending tax payers money on un-utilized internet

By Moses Kyeyune. The auditor general John Muwanga has faulted the National Information and Technology Authority-Uganda for wasting tax payers’ money on underutilized internet bandwidth. The auditor general notes that although the body signed a contract for the supply of bulk internet bandwidth of 10 Gigabits per second at a total of USD.4,745,000 (about 17.4 billion shillings) for 15 years, the current national bandwidth consumption stands at approximately 3 Gigabits per second. Unfortunately, the contract locks NITA-U into paying for the entire internet bandwidth even when not consumed, implying that seven Gigabits per second is being paid for without corresponding commercial utilization. The auditor general further notes that many government sites did not utilize the NITA-U network, despite an investment …

Over 700,000 to reregister for national ID’S

National IDs ready

By Sam Ssebuliba. Over 700,000 people who registered for National identity cards in 2014 will have to re-register due to mistakes on their required data. According to statistics from NIRA out of the 1, 750,000 IDs issued out in 2014, only one million people have picked their IDs. The Authority spokesperson Gilbert Kadilo says a total of 700,000 people have to register afresh for their errors to be rectified. He meanwhile says they are targeting to register and issue out IDS to over two million Ugandans aged 16 and above in the next three months. Related Stories……………. Masaka NIRA Office Stuck With Over10, 000 Unclaimed National IDs   NIRA to register three million people for National ID

Namboozo ready to leave DP

By Damali Mukhaye. The Mukono Member of parliament Betty Nambooze has hit back at the president of the Democratic Party Norbert Mao saying that they are ready to leave the party. Mao in a press conference yesterday threatened to dismiss all the DP members who have been given position by Kizza Besigye in his parallel cabinet he announced recently. Speaking to KFM, Nambooze says that Mao should instead support any opposition trying to fight dictators in this country rather than attacking them. She says that she is ready to leave DP if Mao tells them to leave. Besigye in his recent parallel cabinet selected Erias Lukwago as his deputy president and Nambooze as information minister and both are DP members.

LOP blasts police over Sewanyana detention

By Moses Kyeyune. The Leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol has condemned what she calls illegal arrest and detention of Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana, currently detained at Naggalama Police station in Mukono district. The lawmaker was on Monday arrested while protesting the uncontrolled sewerage mess at Kiruddu hospital. Aol, who has addressed the media in her boardroom at Parliament, shortly after visiting Sewanyana this morning, says that the detained MP was standing with the people to protest the unhygienic state of the health facility that was last year allocated over three billion shillings and nothing has been done about it. She says efforts to secure Sewanyana’s release have failed to yield. Sewanyana has been in jail since Monday, …

Police cancels DP reunion rally

By Abubaker Kirunda. Police have cancelled a Reunion rally that had been organized by the Democratic Party in Jinja. The rally was scheduled for today at Jinja Rugby grounds   but by 6.30am Police had deployed heavily on the streets of Jinja and diverted traffic ahead of the highly anticipated Democratic Party (DP)-Uganda Young Democrats (UYD) reunion at Jinja Rugby Grounds. The Democratic Party president Norbert Mao arrived at the Venue by 7.00am but he was sent away by the Jinja DPC Vincent Irama. Other DP diehards like Sulaiman Kidandala and Samuel Walter Lubega arrived at the venue but they were equally blocked from accessing the Rugby ground. The Kiira region police spokesperson Diana Nandaula said the organizers of the rally …