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Mps asked to surrender half of their pay to support Landslide victims

October 20, 2018 10:48 am

Mps asked to surrender half of their pay to support Landslide victims

By Damali Mukhaye

The minister of relief, refugees and disaster preparedness Eng Hillary Onek has asked all Members of Parliament to sacrifice half of their pay for six months to raise 16 billion shillings towards the construction of houses for bududa landslides victims.

This followed the death of 46 people from the landslides that hit Bududa leaving a number of people injured and displaced.

Receiving a donation of over 85M shillings from the Chinese government for supporting the landslide victims, Eng Onek said that the ministry has already drawn plans of constructing 900 homes for the victims on the land purchased in Bulambuli district but needs 16 billion shillings for construction.

He argues that if the legislators are patriotic enough, they should sacrifice half of their pay to raise the required amount so as to expedite the transfer process of the victims

The cash donation and food were handed over by the Chinese ambassador to Uganda Zheng Zhu Qiang

Interpol condemns brutal arrests.

October 20, 2018 9:42 am

Interpol condemns brutal arrests.

By Samuel Ssebuliba .

The Directorate of Interpol has condemned the continued brutal arrest of people in Uganda.

This comes as police still analyze a video circulating on social media showing armed men in civilian clothes manhandling an alleged suspect who has since been identified as Yusuf Kawooya.

Addressing the media in Kampala, the director Interpol Uganda Fred Yiga said that all arrests must adhere to the arresting guild lines that were released by the inspector general of police.

He said that the aspect of human rights and dignity must always be fundamental while effecting any arrest regardless of any circumstance.

 

Musisi speaks out on resignation

October 18, 2018 7:26 pm

Damali Mukhaye.

The outgoing Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority Jennifer Musisi has spoken out on her resignation from the authority.

Musisi, who has been at the helm of the Authority for seven years on Monday served the president with a 7 paged resignation letter.

Speaking to journalists at a signing ceremony of the memorandum of understanding with the world food program Musisi said that resigning from office is a normal thing.

Musisi says has built KCCA on a strong foundation adding that her exit does not mean the institution will not fall.

Musisi wrote a notice of her resignation to the president effective 15th December 2018.

 

Kamya appeals to Lukwago

October 18, 2018 7:17 pm

Benjamin Jumbe.

The minister for kampala Betty Kamya has called on the Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago to be calm and desist from causing  unnecessary tension and insecurity at city hall.

This follows statements made by the Lord mayor following news of the planned resignation of the city Executive Director Jeniffer Musisi.

Addressing journalists at media centre Kamya said KCCA is governed by law and not an individual, allaying fears of job insecurity at city hall.

She says such insecurity undermines service delivery,  urging staff to continue working normally.

Kamya has also warned Vendors and Hawkers against getting back onto the city streets.

It follows the return of some vendors days after a notice of resignation by the city executive director Jennifer Musisi appeared in the media.

She emphasized that  no one will be allowed to operate in the city outside the law

Musisi wrote a notice of resignation to the president effective 15th December 2018.

Lukwago calls special council meeting over Musisi resignation

October 18, 2018 10:24 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

The lord mayor of Kampala Elias Lukwago has called for the special council meeting to officially receive the resignation letter of outgoing executive director Jennifer Musisi
This follows Musisi handing her resignation letter to the appointing Authority president Museveni after her seven year and a half year’s term.
Lukwago says in the letter to the president, Musisi did not copy in the office of the lord mayor, councilors nor other officers she works with , asserting that she has to present herself today to hand over a copy to the authority.
He also says that Musisi should also account to the council her achievements and what is pending before she exits.

Minister of Tourism defended Kanye West state house visit

October 17, 2018 3:03 pm

By Benjamin Jumbe.

The minister of Tourism Wildlife and Antiquities Prof Ephraim Kamuntu has defended President Museveni’s visit with American artiste Kanye West

Kanye West and wife Kim Kadashian met the president at statehouse earlier this week, drawing concerns from some sections of the public who were wondering how someone on a private trip ended up at statehouse.

Now addressing journalists Prof Kamuntu said president Museveni is the country’s chief promoter and as such had every right to meet the artiste

The president recently attacked Uganda Tourism Board for failing to do its role of marketing the country.