By Prossy kisakye. Uganda people’s defense forces has today kicked off the registration of 13,000 local defense unit (LDU’s) in selected districts. Updf spokesperson first division Maj. Bilal Katamba said that the exercise will be carried out in central, northern, eastern and mid-western parts of the country. He added that in central region Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso the exercise is aimed at getting over 3000 LDU’s. Registration areas in the central region include, wankulukuku, old Kampala sss, kcca grounds, kawempekutaano, and at kibuli police primary school. Our reporter visited wankulukuku stadium and the exercise was going on smoothly with huge numbers of participants. The exercise end on 31st July
By Moses Kyeyune. A number of government agencies and ministries have failed to use up to 349.7 billion shillings for the financial ended June 30 2019. The money has been returned to the consolidated fund. 210.2 billion shillings came from the central budget votes while 139.5 was returned from local government votes. The Public Finance Management Act of 2015 mandate all un-utilized funds to be returned to the Consolidated Funds. The Accountant General, Lawrence Semakula confirms that many organs of government failed to fully absorb their allocation, with NAADS leading with 39.7 billion, followed by the Parliamentary Commission with 27 billion. KFM will bring you details in the subsequent bulletin.
By Benjamin Jumbe. Uganda Revenue Authority has expressed concern over poor performance in revenue collection from the OTT tax. Briefing journalists on the Authority’s annual revenue performance Commissioner General Doris Akol said while the body was able to collect more than the target in revenue from the Mobile money tax, It fell short in terms of OTT collections She says out of the target of 284 billion shillings only 49. 5 Billion shillings was collected from the OTT tax. She attributed this to among other factors the continued use of VPN
By Damali Mukhaye. The talks between the people’s government led by the former forum for democratic change Presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye and people Power led by Robert kyagulanyi are under way. FDC national chairman Waswa Birigwa says that the two have so far met twice and they are yet to come to a final conclusion ahead of 2021 general elections. He says that as the party,they tasked Besigye to engage in talks with people Power on how to cooperate in overthrowing the current government asserting that they are ready to work with any force over the same. He however dismissed media reports circulating that people Power has endorsed Besigye as their Presidential candidate come 2021.
By Damali Mukhaye. President Museveni has launched a healthy eating and lifestyle initiative to educate Ugandans on how to leave healthily. Statics from the ministry of health show that there is an increasing trend of obesity and associated non-communicable disease among the population with at least one in every 4 Ugandan being obese. Speaking at the National second Physical Activity day at Kololo airstrip President Museveni, said that if the country strives to create behavior change among the people, they will be able to prevent some diseases which have killed many. It is from this that he has appealed to all Ugandans to eat foods free of fat and also no regular checkups plus make exercise a daily routine.