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Pioneer buses grounded over Shs 8b debt

The grounding of Pioneer Easy buses is likely to affect city transport, with city dwellers already seen stranded at the various bus stops. This is after the Uganda Revenue Authority impounded all Pioneer Easy Company buses over taxes. The company is said to owe the tax body over Shillings 8 billion in unpaid taxes. All the buses are now parked at their different stages of Manyangwa along Gayaza Road, Nambole and Bugolobi. The Operation is headed by Wasswa Abdusalam the head of marketing and debt collection. Wasswa says they bus company has been given two days to clear the debt or risk having the buses auctioned. Meanwhile John Masanda, the Managing Director of Pioneer Easy Bus Company has blamed their …

Tumukunde case adjourned to 28th

Former Spy Chief Brig. Henry Tumukunde will have to wait a little longer to know his fate. This is after the case against him was adjourned to February 28th. Tumukunde is accused of spreading harmful propaganda. He also faces another charge of conduct prejudicial to order and discipline. Meanwhile Tumunde’s defence team has today been beefed up.  Macdusman Kabega has joined Oscar Kambona to call for the acquittal of the former spy chief. In his submissions, Kabega said that Tumukunde was a member of parliament representing the army and made the remarks in that capacity. Kabega also says that prosecution failed to place his client to the scene of crime since no witnesses came from the local based radio station …

Migingo talk dominates presidential debate

The Issue of Migingo Island has been brought to life again. It is one of the questions posed to the candidates during the televised presidential debate that has been broadcast on NTV. Most of the candidates have questioned why no action has been taken by the two countries to resolve the matter. However, Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga has explained that the survey work commissioned earlier is still ongoing and he is optimistic that the issue would be resolved peacefully. Migingo is a small island in Lake Victoria measuring about an acre of land and is rocky with little vegetation. This explains why there were no settlements on the island until about ten years ago. Today, over 1000 people inhabit Migingo Island …

Nebanda wins Butaleja seat

The NRM has won the Butaleja Woman MP by election held yesterday. Florence Nebanda beat her closest rival and independent candidate Betty Hamba with a margin of 15,238. Nebanda polled 27,388 against Hamba’s 12,150 votes accounting for 57.6% of the total votes cast. Following in 3rd place is FDC’s Felistus Nawihiriri with 3,393, Sarah Logose came fourth with 3, 252 votes, while Peruth Munaba trailed with 1,332. The Butaleja results were announced by the district returning officer Mabel Wakabi who describes the entire election process as totally peaceful.She says though, that the elections were characterized by low voter turn up and chaotic scenes. The by-election followed the death of CerinahNebanda in December last year. According to a team of independent …

Vote counting continues in butaleja

Vote counting continues in Butaleja district, with NRM’s Florence Nebanda in a clear lead at most polling centers. NRM supporters are already jubilating in anticipation of a land slide win. Voting in the by election to replace the late Cerinah Nebandah closed at 5pm following a rather low voter turnout. Meanwhile to avoid chaotic scenes after the final results are announced, security operatives in the district have temporarily halted the sale of fuel at all fuel stations. According to a team of independent observers, led by the Citizens Coalition for Electoral Democracy there was a delay in the opening of most polling stations. At some polling stations voting started after 7:30am contrary to 7:00am as required by the electoral laws. …