Kabaka reshuffles his cabinetFebruary 22, 2019 8:18 pm
By Shamim Nateebwa
The Buganda king, Kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, has made reshuffles in his cabinet.
From the reshuffle Charles Peter Mayiga has bounced back as the prime minister.
Emmanuel Ssendawula who has been the first Deputy Katikkiro and Minister for administration and Buganda Affairs has been replaced with Dr.Twaha Kigongo Kaawase who has been the 2nd Deputy Katikkiro & Minister for Education.
David Mpanga has also been dropped as the Attorney general.
Meanwhile the kingdom speaker Nelspm kawalya has been fired and replaced by Patrick Mugumbule.
National Gender and Equity budgeting trainers passed outFebruary 22, 2019 7:30 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa
The ministry of finance has expressed hope that the 40 gender and equity budgeting trainers who graduated today will help government to have a gender responsive budget.
Awarding certificates to the trainers, the finance minister in charge of planning David Bahati said the implementation of a certificate on gender and equity compliance has been a big problem ever since the public finance management Act, 2015 was passed.
The Act obliges all Ministries, Departments and Agencies to address gender and equity concerns in their respective budgets so that everyone, men and women are all included.
Bahati committed to continue addressing gender and equity issues in budgeting so that the country can achieve social and economic transformation.
On his part, the civil society budget advocacy group director Julius Mukunda called for compliance and implementation of gender responsive assessments.
He also appealed to government to give the assessment work to the trainers.
Abandoned suitcase paralyses trafficFebruary 22, 2019 6:20 pm
By Moses Ndhaye
There was Drama this afternoon at Buganda Road as traffic flow was paralyzed after a suitcase was found abandoned in the middle of a city road.
Many of the pedestrians and motorist mistook the suitcase for a bomb and contact the police bomb squad to help.
However when the police officers arrived, they opened the suitcase and only found a few pair of clothes.
Uganda’s Police has been on high alert after a January terror attack on a hotel and office complex in the neighboring Kenya.
COSASE clears Bagyenda on property allegationsFebruary 22, 2019 6:00 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa
The parliaments committee on commissions statutory Authorities and state enterprises has cleared the former Bank of Uganda Executive Director for Bank Supervision Justine Bagyenda that she obtained several properties that belonged to the seven defunct banks.
In a letter addressed to Bagyenda by the committee chairperson Abdul Katuntu, all the documents tendered in by MPS Odonga Otto and Elijah Okupa during the inquiry into the auditor general’s special audit report on closure of commercial banks in Uganda were not authentic.
Katuntu says of the alleged 14 properties, it was found out that five properties belonged to her while two were obtained from her late husband, cliff Bagyenda.
Man charged for stealing a phone in ChurchFebruary 22, 2019 9:00 am
By Ruth Anderah.
23year old youth has been charged and sent on remand at Luzira government prison for stealing a mobile phone from a church.
Francis Kisekka a resident of Sembule zone Rubaga division in Kampala charged before a grade one magistrate at City Hall Patrick Talisuna and denied the offence.
Prosecution insists that on January 23rd 2019 at St’ Charles Lwanga Church in Ntinda Kampala, Kisekka stole a mobile phone Samsung Galaxy valued at 1.7 million shillings the property of Richard Akena.
The suspect is ordered to be produced back to court on March 7th 2019 for mention of the case.
Percentage of mobile users increasesFebruary 22, 2019 8:30 am
BY TOM BRIAN ANGURINI.
A new report by Bank of Uganda has shown that the percentage of Ugandans using mobile money services has increased from 28 percent in 2009 to 548 percent in 2018.
The report shows that Uganda is currently catching up with traditional leaders like South Africa 89 percent, Kenya 75percent, and Rwanda 68 percent.
While realizing the report at the 26th Joseph Mubiru memorial lecture today Bank of Uganda governor Emmanuel Tumussime Mutebile says if the current growth trend continues Uganda will be able to catch up with Kenya within two years.
He says currently now 6 out of 10 Ugandans use mobile money services for their daily money transactions the ones who have not embraced it are at 42 percent and numbers dropping.