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Police vow not to allow Mp Semujju Nganda to proceed with his rally

By Benjamin Jumbe Police have vowed not to allow kira municipality Mp Ibrahim Semujju Nganda to proceed with his rally. It comes as police and military personnel remain deployed at the legislators resident in Kirinya. Speaking to Kfm spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan police explains that the deployment was to stop the legislator from going forward with his plan after failing to agree on the venue. He says the legislator had been advised to get another venue than Jokers hotel which he had chosen, a position the legislator objected Speaking to Kfm earlier Semujju who was still hidden in his house said he had written to police earlier but officers today came out to say he notified police late. He however …

Women activists storm Buganda Road court in support of Rwabwoogo

By Ruth Anderah.  Women activists have today stormed Buganda Road court to render support to the Kabarole Disctrict woman MP Sylvia Rwabwoogo. Rwabogo had turned up to testify against Brian Isiko; a college student she dragged to court for allegedly sending her love messages. Rwabwoogo who was being flanked by many women, a police bodyguard and her Lawyer Ladislous Rwakafuuzi however did not give her testimony because the magistrate handling her case is away in Washington for a conference. The MP has now been ordered to return to court on the morning of November 23rd by another magistrate KettyAcaa. Isiko who is out on bail is battling 2 offenses of cyber harassment and offensive communication in which it is alleged …

Nebanda’s death report still pending

By Ssebuliba Samuel. Jinja municipality East Member of Parliament Paul Mwiru has resurrected demands for findings from an investigation into the death of late Cerina Nebanda in 2013. Speaking in parliament last evening, Mwiru said that upon her controversial death in 2013, the then chief justice Benjamin Odoki instituted a special committee headed by Justice Paul Mugamba to investigate He however expressed disappointment that close to 5 years no reports has been produced. Nebanda was woman member of parliament of Butaleja district.

Women vendors excited over introduction of application to help them access market for their products

By Ndaye mosses. Women vendors operating in various Markets in the five divisions around the city are excited over the introduction of a computer application which is going to help them access market for their products. The new innovation is targeting women engaging in sailing fruits and other fresh items. The executive director institute for social transformation Rita Atukwasa says the institute has Partnered with the UN-women to transform the lives of women engaging in small businesses. She says the computer application will be able to link up the women in this business to supply their items to big supper markets across the country.

Amended mobile money tax effective today

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The long awaited reduction in mobile money tax charges takes effect today. Parliament on 2nd October 2018 revised the contentious Excise Duty Act and reduced the mobile money tax on all withdraw transactions from 1 to 0.5% but had since not been effected. Speaking in parliament, the state minister for finance David Bahati said that the 0.5% tax as stipulated in the amendments act will take effect today after being gazetted. President Museveni last week assented to the law.