ICT State Minister Nantaba survives assassinationMarch 24, 2019 5:16 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa
The State Minister of Information and Communications Technology Idah Nantaba has survived an attempted assassination.
It is reported that unknown gunmen using motorbikes tried to end the minister’s life while on her way to Kampala from Kayunga.
She says that she is currently at Naggalama police station recording a statement.
According to NTV, the unknown gunmen who were traveling on a sports bike trailed Nantaba before she alerted the Police.
The Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, Luke Owoyesigire adds that Nantaba was suspicious of the men on the motorbike before she called the Nagalama Police station which alerted other stations.
Owoyesigire adds they started patrolling and monitoring the surroundings before the gunmen opened fire which prompted the Police to fire back, killing one on spot.
The Police is yet to issue a detailed statement.
MP asks Kampala traders not to pay rentMarch 23, 2019 2:17 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa.
Traders at Nabukeera and Qualicel arcades have been asked not to pay any rent until the Attorney General pronounces the rightful owners of the two buildings.
The Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko tells KFM that this is is the only way the confusion among the traders shall be stopped.
The traders have for two days been protesting against what they call double rent payment following a directive from a one Yanga to pay five months worth of rent, already paid to the late Charles Muhangi, when he managed the said properties.
Nsereko says the traders should start paying their own power bills moving forward and also promised to petition parliament on Tuesday next week for other legislators to offer guidance.
Kadaga transferred to The Aga Khan HospitalMarch 23, 2019 2:17 pm
By Juliet Nalwooga.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has been airlifted to the Kenyan capital, Nairobi for further specialized attention at Aga Khan Hospital.
The Speaker’s Principal Assistant Press Secretary, Mr.Sam Obbo says the decision to transfer Rt. Hon Kadaga from Nakasero Hospital Kampala to Aga Khan Hospital in the Kenyan capital Nairobi was based on the advice of doctors in Kampala.
Parliament in a statement issued on Thursday noted that the Speaker was admitted in critical condition at Nakasero hospital immediately after returning from the United States where she had been participating in the 63rd session of the Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters.
Parliament confirms Kadaga’s ailmentMarch 22, 2019 4:25 pm
By Moses Kyeyune.
Parliament has confirmed that the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga is admitted at Nakasero hospital in critical condition.
The Speaker’s private press secretary Sam Obbo has however indicated in a statement to the press, that doctors are managing the situation.
Obbo says Kadaga’s ailment was caused by fatigue and jetlag suffered on a long tour of Morocco and the United States of America, where she has been for close to a week.
EAC universities to have harmonised curriculumMarch 22, 2019 4:24 pm
BY TOM BRIAN ANGURINI.
Private universities operating within the East African region will soon have a harmonized curriculum to ensure uniformity in the education sector development.
This was revealed by Kampala University Vice Chancellor Professor Badru Dungu Kateregga while briefings inter East African private university members in Kampala.
He says through this initiative students from the region’s universities who wish to move will be able to continue their education in a different country without having to begin the course afresh.
Katerega adds that the East African Education Common Area Curriculum will bring in credit transfers, raised standards and performance of private universities.
South Sudanese national remanded over gold scamMarch 22, 2019 10:30 am
By Ruth Anderah.
Three people including a South Sudanese national Lawrence Malong and a one Mike Lota Okitalunyi a Congolese have further been sent on remand to Luzira prison on charges relating to a botched gold deal in which an Ethiopian businessman lost 1.9 million US dollars.
The 2 suspects are jointly charged with a Ugandan Businessman Thaddeus Zikusoka with charges of obtaining money from Dessie Wagnew by falsely pretense promising to sell to him 150kg of gold whereas not.
Wagnew who resides in South Africa but flies into the country to follow his case has explained that he met Malong through a friend who told him that he had a gold trading license and that he could help him export gold to Dubai and Hong-Kong markets.
However in February 2017, after advancing Malong money to facilitate the transfer of 1Kg of Gold, he informed him that it would be too expensive to ship only a few kilos of gold to Dubai and instead advised Wagnew to shoot up to 150kgs for which he also paid the 1.9m US dollars.
Wagnew says the group made him lose more money by flying to Hong-Hong to wait for the gold which they knew they never had and that is when he realized he and been conned.
Now the case has been adjourned until 4th April 2019 for further hearing.