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2018 malaria report indicates a stalemate in reduction of malaria

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The 2018 world health malaria report has indicated stalemate in reduction of malaria cases after years of decline globally. According to the report, for the second consecutive year, the annual report estimated 219 million cases of malaria were recorded, compared to 217 million IN 2016 even though the number of people contracting malaria globally had been steadily falling, from 239 million in 2010 to 214 million in 2015. The world health organization’s Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom said that world faces a new reality as progress stagnates and thus urgent measures are need. In 2017 3.5 million more malaria cases reported in 10 African countries including Uganda.

MOF asks none government organizations to stop asking for tax exemption

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Ministry of finance has asked none government organizations to stop asking for tax exemption, but rather make use of provided general exemptions. According to the minister for ministry of Finance Matia Kasaijja, several organization are asking for waivers on relief goods which is not with in powers of the minister. He said that the income tax act, the value added tax act, the excise duty and the East African community customs management act 2014 all removed the powers of the minister to grant discretionary exemption as it was before. He said that despite items like scholastic material equipment’s for the disabled and others all other materials have to use general tax exemption.

Bubble Oileary’s Bouncer charged for causing grievous harm to a customer

By Ruth Anderah.  Security bouncer at Bubble Oileary’s Irish Pub Acacia Avenue has been charged and released on a non-cash court bond of 10 million shillings for allegedly doing grievous harm to a customer. Rogers Ssebunya charged before a grade one magistrate at City Hall Patrick Talisuna and denied the offense. Prosecution states that Ssebunya and others still at large on November 9th 2018 at Bubble Oileary’s Irish Pub unlawfully did grievous harm to a one Aleka Cecile a customer. He is to return to court on December 18th 2018 for hearing of the case to begin.

FDC – Owinyi should explain Museveni presiding over his thanks giving ceremony

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for democratic change have asked  the deputy chief justice Owinyi Dollo to explain to Ugandans why president Museveni presided over his thanks giving ceremony over the weekend. Addressing journalists at the party headquarters,the party president Patrick Amuriat says that the judiciary is a top organ of the government which should be independent. He says that Museveni’s appearance on Owinyi’s thanksgiving is an indication of being compromised. He says that if he does not the public to think that way,he should come out and explain why president Museveni was invited to his party.

BOU dismiss allegations that they have hidden agenda in closing commercial banks

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Bank of Uganda has dismissed the perception by the Parliament’s Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises committee that bank of Uganda has hidden agenda in closing all seven commercial banks. Speaking the ongoing investigations by COSASE committee, Edward Katimbo Mugwanyathe Statutory Manager for crane bank said that the process to close a bank lengthily at involves wide consultations. He said that many of these banks was closed 25 years ago, but officers in bank of Uganda then must have had valid an avoidable reasons to cease these banks. However the committee chairperson Abdul Katuntu asked him to ready terms of reference because they are not investigating intention but whether the due process was followed.