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‘Have some emotional intelligence’- MAK don tells off Anite

By Ritah Kemigisa. Political analysts have advised the investment and privatization minister Evelyn Anite to stop emotional fights and instead dig deeper into understanding how government systems work. According to Prof Mwabustya Ndebesa, a Makerere University history don, Minister Anite should calm down and clearly study the fundamentals of the privatization policy before fighting for Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) a stand she claims is for the public good. On Monday Anite cried out to the media alleging that ‘Mafias’ were threatening her life following an audit to prove her UTL mismanagement claims which is under the administration of Bemanya Twebaze. Prof Ndebesa adds that it does not make sense for Anite to make individualistic utterances and fighting some people without …

Patrick Kaddu makes switch to Moroccan side as Miya joins Turkish team

KCCA FC’s Patrick Kaddu has joined the ranks of other players who have forced moves for greener pastures after the AFCON tournament in Egypt. The striker whose goal guided Uganda to the 2019 Afcon finals qualification was last evening announced officially as player for Moroccan side, Renaissance Sportive Berkane. Kaddu, famously known for his monkey style dance becomes the third player from the Uganda Premier League giants to move abroad for greener pastures in the current transfer window. Timothy Awany has since joined Ashdod in Israel while  Allan Kyambadde has joined El Gouna in Egypt. In the same fold Uganda Cranes forward Farouk Miya has joined Turkish Super League side Kanyaspor Kulübü. Miya who has been at Croatian side HNK …

Police deny spying on the opposition

  By Juliet Nalwooga Police have refuted claims of spying on the opposition as indicated in an article by the Wall street journal A 14th August 2019 article by the wall street journal  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 Police spokesperson Fred Enanga in statement has noted that they only have a business contract with Huawei to install CCTV cameras with in the Kampala metropolitan area He says their relationship with the Chinese technology giant does not prohibit them from purchasing or using their telecommunications ans surveillance products in addressing …

Kadaga directs Anite to present her issues in parliament

By Ritah Kemigisa The speaker of parliament Rebbeca kadaga has blasted West Nile MPs who had petitioned over life threatening against the Koboko municipality woman MP Evelyne Anite. Anite yesterday cried out the media alleging that her life was in danger following her probe into the mismanagement of UTL which is under the administration of Bemanya Twebaze. Raising a matter of national importance in parliament this afternoon, the Aringa South MP, Alioni Odria demanded for safety assurance of Anite’s life. He also demanded that government pronounces itself and also assure the people of west Nile and Ugandans at large about UTL issues. The speaker has however rubbished their demands further directing Minister Anite to presents her issues in parliament saying …

Assaulted journalist Akena sues government

By Ruth Anderah Reuters photographer James Akena, who was severally beaten by soldiers during the protest against the detention of Kyadondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi also known as Bobi Wine last year, has dragged government to court. He is seeking over 100mshs in compensation for confiscated hard cash, camera equipment, damaged property, cost of treatment, transport to and from Hospital, and loss of earnings from failure to work. Through AF Mpanga Advocates, Akena also wants the High court in Kampala to order government to compensate him for the injuries, pain and embarrassment caused to him by uniformed agencies. He also wants a public apology to be made by the Attorney General and the officers who assaulted and battered him, plus …