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DP hits back at M7 SOTN party statement

By Ritah Kemigisa The opposition Democratic Party has hit back at the president who in his state of the nation address said the party was nothing without him. DP Secretary General Gerald Siranda tells KFM that the party is built on strong structures and institutions and that it has stood the test of time. Siranda says President Museveni should not criticize DP because it built him into the person he is today, challenging him to learn from DP that parties do not depend on individuals but rather strong structures.

Kcca issues guidelines regarding noise pollution in the city

By Prossy kisakye. Kampala capital city authority has listed guidelines to be followed by bars, churches, and cinema halls to avoid noise pollution in the city. According to the new guidelines no one will be allowed to exceed volume 75 decibels in busy places from 6am to 10pm with volumes to be kept at 50 decibels from 10pm to 6am. In residential places and recreation centers noise should not exceed 60 decibels during day and 40 at night. Head of the Authority’s team dealing with noise pollution peter Ssetenda has warned that any one who fails to adhere to the new guidelines will face the law.

Lord Mayor Lukwago ordered to pay former KCCA ED Musisi

By Ruth Anderah. The High Court in Kampala has dismissed an application filed by the Lord Mayor Lukwago seeking to block the former KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi from recovering 47 million shillings being costs of the 2011 case she won against him. Lukwago’s dismissed application had sought instate his appeal challenging the 47 million shillings that was awarded to Jennifer Musisi which was dismissed by Justice Stephen Musota for failure to pursue it and for being an abuse of the court process. Lukwago had claimed that 47 million shillings that was awarded to Jennifer had arisen from a case which was dismissed in unclear circumstances and in non-existing law. However, in his ruling Justice Andrew Bashaijja said the position …

Museveni outlines eight areas for economic growth

By Moses Kyeyune. President Museveni has listed eight critical areas that will spur the country’s economy to greater heights in the next one year period. The President says that Uganda’s economic growth and development outlook is positive, with the economy projected to grow at, at least 7 percent in the medium term. Key strategic under takings for steady growth, the President said will include industrialization to promote exports mainly of agriculture; Increasing production and productivity and investing in quality inputs. The third area involves the commencement of oil and gas production and work on the Oil Pipeline and the Refinery which the president says will be starting soon. Others include strengthening local content so that Ugandans can be integrated into …

Museveni offers to support families of dead Kenyan pilgrims

By Moses Kyeyune. President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Minister for East African Affairs Al Haj Kirunda Kivejinja to get in touch with families of the four Kenyan pilgrims who died on their journey to Namugongo. The pilgrims were knocked dead by a speeding taxi. The President says since the deceased met their death on Ugandan soil, the government must condole with their families. He is delivering his annual state of the nation address.