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AG challenges Lukwago’s application

Former AG Peter Nyombi

  The Attorney General has challenged the application filed by lord mayor Erias Lukwago on grounds of procedure. The Attorney General says that the application was wrongly filed before the Supreme Court and should be thrown out. He argues that a ruling by a single court of appeal justice should be challenged by the same court before a panel of three judges. He also says that Lukwago didn’t file an appeal before the Supreme Court but handed in a notice of appeal in the court of appeal where he was meant to appeal leaving his application in balance. The Attorney General was represented by Martin Mwambusha. However Lukwago’s lawyers say that Justice Stephen Kavuma acted out of order when he …

NRM takes Bubulo West seat

    NRM’s Rose Masaba Mutonyi is the new Bubuulo West member Parliament after beating three other candidates in Thursday’s by-election. Mutonyi garnered 29,135 votes, followed by FDC’s Wakweya Ahumada with 3,270 votes, independent Joseph Masolo 1,684, DP’s Paul Butita polled 662 and Independent Mukindwa Ema trailed with128 votes. The district returning officer Salim Kizindo says the process was free and fair. Earlier, the observer group, Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy in Uganda said the exercise was characterized by low voter turn-up. The by-election follows the dismissal of former MP Tony Kipoi Nsubuga after he missed more than fifteen consecutive parliamentary sittings without the Speakers consent.  

Bombers stuck with no money for food, training

The Uganda Boxing Federation has adjusted the training program for Bombers to only three sessions in a week. The move has been prompted by the financial constraints that have plagued management of the sport. According to the publicity secretary of Uganda Boxing Federation Fred Kavuma, there is currently no money to facilitate daily training. Kavuma says their budget is stretched and they are yet to get any financial support from government. He is however hopeful that the situation may change before the team goes into their second trials due on 27th April. The Bombers are preparing to represent Uganda in the forthcoming Common Wealth Games and all Africa Games in Scotland and Botswana respectively.

Musisi explains relocation of taxi stages

Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA)has maintained that it will not move the taxi stages at Usafi park. Taxi drivers plying the Entebbe route this morning went on strike, protesting their relocation from the Old Taxi Park to Usafi park. All taxis that operate in different parks around town have been parked apart from those in Nakawa and Nateete parks. The chairman of Drivers and Conductors Association, Mustafa Mayambala says that this is will continue until KCCA intervenes in solving the confusion within the industry. KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi says the current state of the Old taxi park is deplorable and requires decongestion and rehabilitation, hence moving the stages to Usafi Park. Musisi says the authority is coordinating with police …

Ugandan banks move to contain technological shocks

The Uganda Bankers Association says it is to meet some commercial banks and hold discussions on measures being undertaken to mitigate risks of cyber-attacks. This comes a day after Computer Giant Microsoft announced that it has stopped supporting the Operating system Windows XP. Microsoft says it will only offer technical and security support for governments and businesses that pay for custom support, to help them buy time before they upgrade to more advanced operating systems like Windows 7 and 8. The Executive   Director of the Uganda Bankers Association Emmanuel Kikoni says he has not been aware of this although he adds that they will discuss the matter with commercial Banks. It is estimated that 28 percent of Desktop Computers around …