Category «National News»

Charles Muhangi is dead

By Andrew Bagala. Vincent Ssekate the CID spokesperson has confirmed that Charles Muhangi, a former rally ace and businessman has died. Ssekate says Muhangi was found dead at his home in Buziga. Muhangi who was a famous Motorsport driver had recently been involved in a wrangle over commercial buildings in Kampala city with businessmen Mansur Matovu, alias Young, and Mr Drake Lubega. The three were fighting over popular commercial buildings in Kampala city. Lubega and Matovu claimed Muhangi was illegally taking over their buildings but Muhangi insisted that he legally owned the land on which the buildings sat and advised the two to cooperate and leave since he had defeated them in court.

Parliament approves 300 million loan request by government

By Samuel Ssebuliba. Parliament has passed a loan request by government to borrow 335 million dollars from World Bank to support additional financing for phase II of the Uganda Support to Municipal Infrastructure Development Program. The four additional Municipal Local Governments proposed by the government to benefit from this loan include Kamuli Kitgum Kasese and Mubende. The loan request was presented to parliament by the chairperson of the National Economy committee Hon Syda Bumba. However the Eastern region member of parliament for Persons with disabilities Helen Asamo has warned municipalities leadership against approving structures which have no possibilities for persons with disabilities.

BOU probe has no impact on the economy

By Ssebuliba Samuel. The bank of Uganda has expressed increasing confidence in Uganda’s economy by investors despite the ongoing parliamentary probe into sale of seven banks by bank of Uganda. This comes at the time when senior officials including governor bank of Uganda are under serious scrutiny for alleged sale of seven commercial banks. Speaking to media today, Dr Adam Mugume the executive director research in bank of Uganda said that Uganda’s economy has continued to thrive with no sign of instability. He said that the exchange rate is reducing and interest rate and thus the bank do not expect any back lash from ongoing investigations. Related Stories…………………. COSASE aborts as Bagyenda seeks more time   Governor BOU Mutebile “i …

Kadaga asks MPS to vote for Uganda’s beauty star

By Moses Kyeyune. The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has rallied the public including members of parliament to vote for Uganda’s beauty champion Quiin Abenakyo for Miss World. The Speaker was presiding over the House sitting on Wednesday afternoon when she made the call. The call also comes amidst an aggressive campaign in which Ugandans are supporting their own 22 year old Aabenakyo who made it to the Top 30 Finalists in the Miss World Competition. The World 2018 competition is underway in Sanya, China and is expected to climax this Friday.

M7 blamed for Abuse of Human Rights

By Ritah Kemigisa. The former ethics and integrity Minister Ethics and Integrity Miria Matembe has attributed the continuous abuse of Human Rights in Uganda to the absence of transition plan by the ruling NRM party. According toMatembe, all was well when the 1995 constitution was promulgated but things started falling apart when alleged selfish people started amending it to strengthen their grip on power. Matembe adds that much as the country has signed and ratified many protocols on promotion of Human Rights, the reality on ground is different. However the senior presidential advisor on political affairs David Mafabi says the question of Human Rights is a revolutionary, issue adding that the role of the state power should be separated from such …