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FDC president Amuriat arrested, Party members vow to proceed to kasese

October 15, 2018 4:29 pm

By Damali Mukhaye. 

The opposition forum for democratic change has attacked police for blocking and arresting their party president who was leading a delegation of party members to kasese district to meet their leaders.

Addressing journalists at their offices in Najjanakumbi, the party deputy secretary Harold Kaija said that police arrested Patrick Amuriate at Rwimi while on his way to kasese and have since taken him to an unknown place.

Kaija says they do not need permission from police when they are to meet their leaders at the grass root level because they are a registered party.

The party leadership was supposed to meet Kasese leaders to establish those who are still in the party or those who has left to join the New Formation of Mugisha Muntu.

Makerere dispatch team of 100 to help Bududa victims

October 15, 2018 4:28 pm

By Damali Mukhaye.

Makerere University is today set to dispatch a team of 11 people from the university to offer support to the people who were affected in the Bududa mudslide.

Over 40 people have been reported dead and more are still missing.

Addressing journalists, the chairperson of makerere university academic staff association Deus Kamunyu says that the team comprised of students and staff will help to distribute relief items to the victims which will be collected from the University students, alumni and stuff.

He meanwhile says a relief center has meanwhile been launched to this effect.

SK MBUGA and other Ugandans to be charged in Dubai

October 15, 2018 4:21 pm

By Samuel Sebuliba.

Uganda’s tycoon Sulaiman Kabangala Mbuga is yet to be charged in Dubai since is arrest  in February this year.

Mbuga is among the 45 Ugandans who are rotting in Dubai jails on several charges including fraud, drag trafficking , Alcoholism , abduction and others .

Speaking to media today the spokesperson ministry of foreign affairs Moses Kasujja said SK Mbuga has never be charges with any offence due on going investigation and thus Uganda’ embassy in Dubai can’t help him at this stage .

For the case of other Ugandans Kasujja said that they are working with United Arab Emirates government to release them and be tried in Uganda.

Bobi Wine rallies Kenyan youth to fight for freedom

October 15, 2018 11:21 am

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi AKA Bobi Wine has called upon Kenyan Youth to stand together and fight for their freedom.

Speaking at a free ghetto free concert in Kibera yesterday, Bobi Wine said if the people in the East African region attain freedom the whole of Africa will also be free.

He called for harmony among Kenyans and Ugandans noting that the two countries are like brothers and sisters bound by a history that they should reflect on.

Bobi Wine has been in Kenya for five days following an invite from the Kenya Young Parliamentarians Association.

While in Kenya, he has graced various music concerts and rallies and also attended a parliamentary session on Friday.

However back home his popular music concert “the Kyarenga concert” which was due to take place in Namboole national stadium has since been cancelled by the stadium management.

2021 elections to cost 700 billion Uganda shillings

October 12, 2018 8:00 am

By Moses Kyeyune.

The government has started pushing for their budgets for preparation of the 2021 general elections come 2021.

The inductive figure of 700 billion shillings has been revealed by the state minister for Finance David Bahati as he appeared before the parliament local government committee.

Bahati notes that given the magnitude of funding required and the need to undertake preliminary preparatory activities; about half of these funds will be required in the FY 2019/20 and the balance in the FY 2020/2021.

According to electoral commission general elections report 2016, a tune of 420bn was used to organize the previous general election.

Meanwhile, the 2021 general elections can only take place if the Supreme Court maintains the judgment issued by the constitutional court that sat in Mbale that threw out the amendment that provided for seven year term as it had been passed by parliament.

Teacher arrested for selling fake UCE paper

October 11, 2018 4:42 pm

By Damali Mukhaye. 

The Uganda national examination board in conjunction with police has arrested one teacher for selling fake paper of the forthcoming Uganda certificate of education to the heads of schools.

Addressing journalist, the uneb executive secretary Dan Odongo says that the teachers were caught selling fake science papers of physics, chemistry and mathematics and many schools have fallen victim of that.

He says they have arrested one teacher while five are on the run, warning schools that have fallen victim to stop misleading students with the fake papers they have bought but rather concentrate in what they have taught them in class.

He warns all those planning to sell fake exams since police and the board is aware.