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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.

Uganda Red Cross launches drive to help Bududa victims

October 17, 2018 2:50 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Uganda Red Cross Society has today launched a three months emergency appeal to mobilize resources to help victims of Bududa mudslides and over 5000 families in neighboring districts whose lives remain at stake due to adverse effects of climate change.

Addressing journalists at their headquarters in Kampala, the secretary general of the society Peter Kwesiga said they are seeking for over shs 1.2 billion to support the people in various ways.

The services to be offered include;  provision of nonfood items, temporary shelter for the displaced, provision  of clean and safe water, Early warning sensitization for communities on climate change,  sanitation improvement and psycho social support.

Kwesiga says for accountability and reassurance of the money people will send, an international audit firm has been hired.

The money will also help the districts of Butaleja, Namisindwa and Manafwa whose residents are also in danger.

He meanwhile expressed fear that districts neighboring the mudslide ravaged Bududa are also going to experience similar landslides.

t Kwesiga says early warning communication indicates that heavy rainfall is to continue and the three districts of Namisindwa, Manafwa and Butaleja are prone to experience disaster.

Rotary Uganda and MOH launch this years family health day

October 17, 2018 12:24 pm

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

In an effort to improve health system in Uganda, the Rotary Uganda is set to roll a three days massive health camps across the country, dubbed Rotary family health days.

Speaking to the media today, the president of the rotary club of Lugogo Mango tree Eng. Francis Alul said that this year’s launch is scheduled for 20th this month at Nakayonza health center Nakasongola district.

He said that over 80 rotary clubs are set to conduct health camps in this period and approximately 90,000 people will access health care.

Eng. Francis also noted that services including dental service, optical services malaria testing others will be availed using selected qualified doctor.

Meanwhile, the state minister for health Sarah Opendi appreciated rotary Uganda for complementing Uganda’s health sector.

M7 to commission Uganda's 1st cable bridge in Jinja

October 17, 2018 9:30 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

President Museveni is today expected to commission Uganda’s first cable bridge in Jinja.

According to senior presidential press secretary Don Wanyama after the commissioning today afternoon, the bridge will be opened for public use.

The commissioning today follows a recent static load testing on the New Nile Bridge conducted by the Uganda national roads authority to determine its bearing capacity.

The test was conducted by stationing 26 dump trucks weighing 25 tonnes on the bridge.

The new bridge named source of the Nile Bridge replaces the Nalubaalebridge that was built in 1954.

This high quality infrastructure funded by government of Uganda and Japan is expected to promote the economic growth of Uganda and the East African countries through enhancing smoothness of transportation on the Northern Corridor.

Ugandans saling passports abroad

October 17, 2018 8:30 am

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

The ministry of foreign affairs has decried the continued selling of passports by Ugandans in Arab countries.

This come at the time when over 40 Ugandan have been deported and others still in jail in these countries for many offences including lacking documents including passports.

According to Moses Kasujja the spokesperson ministry of foreign affairs said that Ugandans are selling their passports mainly to Nigerians who offer them some money and thus making them fugitives in those countries.

He said that many are rotting in prisons, but they can’t be helped because they have no document to show their country of origin.

Jennifer Musisi wants Lukwago's salary seized

October 16, 2018 8:51 pm

Ruth Anderah.

Out-going Kampala Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has applied to court to issue an order attaching the salary of the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago that is deposited to an account in Tropical Bank.

Musisi says she has been compelled to file a garnish order against Lukwago after he failed to pay her 47 million shillings being costs of a suit that the High court awarded to Musisi.

In July 2012, the then High court judge Eldard Mwangusya dismissed with costs Lukwago’s application that was accusing Musisi of over stepping her mandate and passing off as the city head by convening meetings with city traders.

Musisi then filed a bill of costs that was taxed at 47.5 million shillings; which money she says Lukwago has refused to pay despite repeated demands and reminders.

According to the application filed before the High court -Execution division, through her lawyers of Kasirye Byaruhanga advocates, Musisi says she has reliable information that Lukwago has accumulated amounts of money on his account in Tropical Bank and therefore court should issue an order to attach her 47 million shillings.

This application comes at a time when Lukwago is accusing Musisi before the High court of being one of the people withholding his salary arrears and emoluments amounting to over 536 million shillings.