Category «National News»

FDC yet to elect presidential candidate ahead of 2021

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for democratic is yet to elect their presidential candidate who will represent the party in the fourth coming presidential election in 2021. Whereas other political parties in the country have identified their presidential candidates come 2021, FDC is yet to get theirs. Addressing journalist at their headquarters in Najjanankumbi, the party deputy spokesperson Jonh Kikonyogo says that they are first going to elect the party leaders at the grass root across the country. He says that the above leaders will then go into party primaries to elect the presidential candidates asserting that they have to follow the party constitution.

Besigye appeal against 10 million compensation

By Ruth Anderah. Former FDC president Dr. Kiiza Besigye has contested the ten million shillings award that the High court gave him as compensation for his violated right to humane treatment; when officers of the Uganda Police Force embarrassed him during an arrest from the stairs of an air plane at Entebbe international Airport in October 2016. In his appeal filed before the Court of Appeal, Besigye faults justice Sekaana for wrongly ruling that his arrest and detention was justifiable as preventive arrest and that none of his freedoms to assembly and movement were violated. Besigye adds that Justice Sekaana was also wrong to rule that his people who had gathered at Entebbe International Airport to record him would disrupt …

Construction firm offers to pay Suubi’s engineering course

By Ritah Kemigisa. A Construction company has offered full scholarship to Henry Suubi a Makerere University student who caused a storm on social media for reporting with a metallic suitcase. In a letter dated 14th August to the Makerere University Vice chancellor, Joadah consult and development infrastructure, a renowned construction company says they ready sign a memorandum of understanding with the university to have Suubi privately enroll on a Mechanical Engineering course. Suubi who is on government sponsorship and offering a bachelor’s degree in Education earlier told NTV in an interview that his dream was to do an engineering course. Many people have since promised to help Suubi and so far he has been given a laptop and is yet …

Chinese embassy in Uganda dismisses spying claims on Huawei

By Juliet Nalwooga. The Chinese embassy in Uganda has dismissed as baseless and fake reports that Huawei is supporting the domestic spying by the Ugandan government A 14th August 2019 article by the wall street journal yesterday indicated that Huawei, a technology giant gave Uganda a hand into cracking phone conversations of politicians including Kyadondo east Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi’s plans to rally support against the OTT tax in July last year However, the Chinese embassy in Uganda has clarified that the Huawei Africa based official Chu Moaming has never travelled to Beijing in May 2017 with a team from the Uganda police for technical training as the report indicates In a statement dated 15th August 2019, the embassy …

More sensitization on new NSSF bill needed

By Ritah Kemigisa Tax experts have called for more sensitization about the new proposed amendments in the NSSF bill, 2019. This comes amid controversy with many Ugandans branding the amendments as unfair while some people have gone ahead to say the bill only seeks to double tax them. The managing director Global Taxation Services Ltd Albert Mbaine the proposed amendments are good enough are do not double tax savers. Mbaine says if passed the new amendments will rise the actual benefits received by the saver as compared to what they are getting in the current tax regime. According to the provisions of the bill, Member benefits shall be taxed at the point of payment to the member and taxation shall …