Category «National News»

KCCA tells market vendors to desist exploitation from the authority scouts

By Damali Mukhaye. Kampala capital city authority has tipped market vendors to desist exploitation from the authority scouts exploiting them after disguising as the authority enforcement team. This followed numerous complaints by the market vendors in Nakawa market that teams from KCC collecting garbage have been disguising as the enforcement team and extorting money as well as confiscating trader’s items. According to the authority’s supervisor enforcement operation Polycarp Wasswa, the people who collect garbage in the markets are under public health department thus they are not allowed to confiscate people’s goods. He urged traders to always report the culprits vowing to take action.

Organ transplant to be regulated.

By Ssebuliba Samuel  In a bid to boost the fight against visual impairment among Ugandans, the ministry of health is set to draft organ transplant regulations to provide for cornea donation. Currently Uganda has no legal framework on organ transplant and this has limited health experts’ efforts to save lives using the available organs. Speaking during an Eye Clinic Camp in Mubende, the state minister for heath Sarah Opendi said with such a framework in place, health workers will be mandated to keep eyes of dead people and use them on those in need. She also revealed that government is advanced stages of establishing an eye bank.

VJ Junior pornography case adjourned to July 11th

By Ruth Anderah Hearing of the case in which celebrated video jockey, Mary Smarts Matovu, aka VJ Junior is accused of selling pornographic material has failed to kick off this morning. This is after prosecution failed to produce witnesses as directed earlier. VJ Junior was on May 26th of May charged with selling pornographic videos before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Jamson Kareemani and he denied the offence. Prosecution states that VJ junior on May 23rd 2017 while at Zai PLaza and Majestic plaza in Kampala sold pornographic movies to Detective Corporal Namugala Aisha and a one Frank Ntambi –and act that was intended to corrupt public morals. According to prosecution, VJ Junior’s action contrived  the Anti-Pornography Law. The case …

6 billion shilling presidential handshake final report expected today

By Moses Kyeyune Parliament’s Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises is today expected to table its final report on the 6 billion shilling presidential handshake. The report will entail observations and recommendations regarding the manner in which government officials received the money as a bonus payment for winning the Heritage litigation against Uganda in 2010. The committee chaired by Bugweri County MP Abdul Katuntu has since January his year been investigating the matter, with contradicting submissions from sections of government officials. President Yoweri Museveni, during an interface with the committee said that the payment was wrong and promised to ensure that it would be paid back. The final report is to be tabled to Parliament, this afternoon.

Visa free entry to Russia for Ugandan football fans

By Benjamin Jumbe Ugandan football fans wishing to watch both the FIFA Football World Cup 2018 and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in Russia now have reason to smile after the Russian Federation waved Visa requirements for them. The foreign affairs ministry has confirmed receipt of an official communication, waving Visa requirements for spectators of the above events.  According to Margaret Kafeero, the foreign affairs ministry’s Public diplomacy officer, foreign citizens will enter and leave the Russian Federation with a personalized spectator card or “Fan-ID” attached, in hard or soft copies and a valid travel document without the Russian Visa. She says the period of the visa-free entry for the spectators of the FIFA confederations Cup 2017 is from June …