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Stop praising leaders too much – Mufti Menk tells Muslims

A renowned Muslim Scholar from Zimbabwe has urged Ugandans to speak out against those who are doing wrong things instead of praising them. Mufti Ismail Ibn Musa Menk who has been on a tour dubbed Building bridges in Uganda, where he met different people says praising someone when they are in wrong prevents you from seeing their ills. He revealed this during the VIP dinner held in Kampala last evening. Mufti Menk is on a three-day visit to Uganda and is expected to conclude with a public speaking at Namboole Stadium later today. Mufti Menk is a motivational speaker rallying the Muslims into working together with people of other faiths and promote unity.

URA calls for tax compliance

By Moses Kyeyune. Uganda Revenue Authority has urged Ugandans to pay their taxes in time without being forced. This will foster the realization of the 20 trillion revenue target in the new financial year, according to URA’s Commissioner for Customs Dicksons Kateshumbwa. The government has earmarked to collect up to 20 trillion shillings in domestic revenue, of which 18 trillion is tax. Speaking at a post budget dialogue in Hoima this afternoon, Kateshumbwa says that performance in the current year has been impressive with the 16 trillion target just figures away. The tax man has also urged the tax payers to make use of new technology, such as E-registration and digital tax stamps.

MP Zaake acquitted of escape from custody

BY FELIX WAROM OKELLO. Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake has been acquitted of charges of escape from lawful custody. In his ruling, the Arua Grade One Magistrate, Swaleh Asiku, said: Zaake has no case to answer since police left him at the hospital unguarded, meant that he was not a suspect. Zaake was on February 22 charged with escaping from lawful custody and released on bail of Shs 50 million not cash. Zaake and Kyaddondo East Member of Parliament, Robert Kyagulanyi known as Bobo Wine, were among the 33 suspects arrested in Arua on allegations of stoning President Museveni’s convoy on August 13, during the Arua Municipality by-election campaigns. His lawyer Medard Segona contends that his client was kidnapped and …

Economy cannot crush – Kasaija

By Moses Kyeyune. Uganda’s economy will remain afloat as long as the government is in charge, Finance Minister Matia Kasaija has said. Kasaija has been addressing a gathering of district councilors, government officials and civil society at the ongoing post budget dialogue meeting at Kon Tiki Hotel Hoima. He says that whereas the country remains heavily indebted, a lot is being done to have favorable balance of payments. The total public debt captured in the Budget speech stands at 42.7 trillion shillings, in the face of a 40.5 trillion deficit budget. The economy has also been flagged to be standing at a GDP of 109 trillion shillings.

Bank of Uganda officials to answer corruption offenses

By Ruth Anderah. Two bank of Uganda officials have been arrived at the High Court Anti-Corruption division to answer corruption offenses. Francis Kakeeto 36 years Branch manager bank of Uganda Mbale branch and  Fred  Vito wanyama 42 years Assistant branch manager are facing charges of Abuse  of office and corruption as an alternative count. Prosecution alleges that  the two committed the offence on April 26th 2019 between France , Belgium and Entebbe international Airport. Prosecution adds that the two being Branch manager and Asst. Branch manager respectively and while on assignment by their employer (BOU) to carry out a pre-shipment inspection of printed material in France ,allowed inclusion of authorised cargo on a chartered plane by BOU. The duo in …