Category «National News»

Government halves grains transport cost to Kenya

By Paul Tajuba. Government has ordered Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) to charge a standard $15 (about Shs54, 467) per tonne of grains transported to Kenya,. The order that has given smiles to grain traders as they are expected to cash in more, comes a month after Uganda and Kenya reached a deal for the latter to import grains to a tune of between 600,000 to 1million tonnes of grains annually. The deal means that Uganda will bag an estimated $195m to $325m annually in the sale of maize, beans, sorghum, rice, groundnuts and millet. Chris Kaijuka, the chairman of the Uganda Grain Council of Uganda commended the move by both governments applauding them for the good will to support regional …

Four army officers dismissed from army

By Ruth Anderah.  Four army officers accused of participating in attacking Kabamba barracks has been sentenced to dismissal with disgrace from the army by the General Court Martial sitting in Makindye upon pleading guilty. The four dismissed officers are Lt.Col Phillip Frank Eguma, Lt.Ronald Waibi Mwavu, Capt Hilman Bosco Aleper and Pte Kenneth Sekajja. It’s alleged that the accused persons while in diverse places between September 2013 and May 2014 in districts of Kampala, Masaka, Luwero, Mubende in Uganda and Kenya convened meetings and recruited people to join a rebel group known as Uganda Democratic Federation. It is further alleges that the accused persons in order to execute the mission  conducted recce in the barracks of Karama and Kabamba an …

UBC contests payment of 80 million to Besigye

By Ruth Anderah.  The Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC) has filed a notice of appeal contesting payment of 80 M shillings that the High court awarded to former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye as damages. On the 26th/February 2018, High court judge Margaret Oguli-Oumo penalised UBC for refusing to play Dr. Besigye’s campaign advert messages yet it had received 21 million shillings from him for the same . However UBC through its lawyer KiryowaKiwanuka has filed a notice of appeal notifying the Court of Appeal of its intentions to challenge the said award, an order to pay Besigye a 30% interest on the said money and costs of the suit. The 80 million shillings award stems from a suit that Besigye …

DP demands disciplinary action against MP Persis Namuganza

By Ivan Ssenabulya Opposition Democratic Party is demanding for disciplinary action against the state minister for lands,who is also the Bukono County MP Persis Namuganza for undermining the leaders and Busoga Kingdom. Namuganza is criticized for her recent utterances, when she ordered subjects to pelt the kyabazinga with stones and attacking the speaker Rebecca Kadaga for supporting installation of a hereditary chief who she says is not from the royal clan. Addressing a news Conference at their offices in Kampala, DP Deputy Publicity Secretary Fred Mwesigwa said such attacks were regrettable urging president Museveni the appointing authority to urgently address the problem.

Police speaks out on Twinamastsko

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The police force has spoken out on the circulating video clip attributed to Hon Onesmus Twinamatsiko encouraging violence against women. According to a statement from police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, this comes immediately after HE the president castigated men who beat women while speaking at the International Women’s Day celebrations in Busuubizi, Mityana District. He said that  If it’s true what he is promoting is unacceptable as it facilities crime like  assault  as par Penal Code Act, domestic violence  according to Domestic Violence Act 2010 and others. He has however said that it’s encouraging that Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament has promised to investigate this matter