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Former Masaka mayor dies

Former Masaka Municipality mayor, Mr Gerald Ssemwogerere has passed on. According to family members Mr Ssemwogerere died on Tuesday evening after visiting Byansi Clinic in Masaka Town where he had gone to measure his blood pressure. “Doctors have told us that he suffered a heart attack which led to his death,” Mr John Kawanga, a cousin to the deceased said. Mr Ssemwogerere, 83 served as Masaka mayor between 1992 and 1996 and is remembered for installing the first set of street lights on Masaka streets. The deceased was widely considered as one of the richest men in Masaka sub region, owning assets include shopping malls, rental houses, chunks of prime land and petrol stations not only in Masaka Town, but …

Police rules out suicide in Entebbe Expressway shooting

By Ritah Kemigisa Police have ruled out the possibility of suicide in its investigations for the death by shooting of Joshua Ruhegyere and Melisa Tumukunde along the Entebbe expressway last Thursday. The duo was found dead with bullet wounds on the head at Nambigirwa Bridge in Wakiso District. Tumukunde was in the back seat while Ruhegyere’s body was stretched out behind the black Prado that appeared to have been parked on the roadside prior to the shooting. Police spokesperson Fred Enanga told journalists on Monday afternoon that they are investigating murder with the potential of a second or third party involvement.

3 police officers arrested over Entebbe Expressway shooting

By Ritah Kemigisa Three police constables have been for their alleged involvement in the assassination of two people  along the Entebbe Express Way last night. The deceased have since been identified as 37-year old Merina Tumukunde and 38-year old Joshua Ruhegyera. The police spokesperson Fred Enanga has identified the trio as Davis Taremwa who is attached to the Tourism unit, Police Constable Mugote and Police Constable Atwijukye. Enanga says Taremwa is to be examined for any traces of gun powder that can place him to the scene of crime and why he abandoned his beat something that is illegal. Preliminary investigations show that the deceased moved with Taremwa whom they called from his duty station at Hidden Treasure in Entebbe …

Museveni rallies commonwealth states on CPA conference

  By Moses Kyeyune President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association for steering legislation, engendered on good governance. In his statement for the forthcoming 64th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference, Museveni says, that “Uganda acknowledges the contributions” of Association that brings together parliamentarians of Commonwealth member states. He cites the CPA efforts in promoting women’s representation in Parliaments and in participation in governance which he says is an ideal Uganda cherishes and practice as seen by the affirmative action in Uganda’s Constitution and its policies, which have given women more opportunities to run for elective office. President Museveni, as Head of the hosting country is the deputy patron for the Conference, with the Queen of England serving as a permanent …

Sironko to host independence celebrations

By Yahudu Kitunzi Sironko, one of the districts that make up Bugisu Sub-region in the eastern region has been selected by the government to host this year’s 57th independence celebrations. This according to a 20th August letter addressed to Resident District Commissioner signed by the secretary, office of the president, Hajji Kakande Yunus. The RDC Isaac Lulaba says the district leadership has already embarked on preparations to ensure that function is a success. Sironko District Chairperson, Herbert Mulekwa says they will use the day to remind the president of the unfulfilled pledges including the rehabilitation of Namagumba- Budadiri road and giving heifers to farmers in Busiita model parish.