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Kololo residents up in arms against bars over noise pollution

February 21, 2019 5:00 pm


Residents of the upscale area of Kololo in Kampala Central Division area up in arms against the bars and their landlords over noise pollution.

The complainants among them owners, occupants of houses on John Babiiha Avenue, Acaca Avenue, Acacia Road, Windsor Crescent and Someo Road in Kololo are against operation of bars in their locality.

In a formal complaint before court, the residents state that the bar operators have continuously erected large screens with music videos and flood lights reflecting in their property, emitting noise beyond the maximum permissible noise levels with permission of their landlords.

Also sued is Kampala Capital City Authority and National Environmental Management Authority for allegedly failing to execute their mandate of ensuring compliance with the laws.

Through their lawyers of Signum Advocates, the complainants are seeking for a declaration that the business operations in Kololo violate their rights to a clean and healthy environment.

Employers risk Shs 10 million fine if they break minimum wages law

February 21, 2019 2:00 pm

By Nelson Wesonga& Moses Kyeyune

Employers that the labour court convicts of breaking the Minimum Wages law will be fined up to Shs10 million for each offence.

Alternatively, the will be imprisoned for not more than three years.

Worse still, the court could fine them Shs10 million for each offence committed and also sentence them to up to three years imprisonment.

Addressing a news conference at Parliament earlier today, the State minister for sports who also doubles as one of the workers’ MP’s Charles Bakabulindi said this would force employers to comply with the law.

He added that the law will come into effect on a date that will be decided by the minister of Labour, Gender and Social Development – by Statutory Instrument and not when the President appends his signature as was previously indicated.

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RDCs cautioned against absenteeism

February 21, 2019 11:33 am

By Benjamin Jumbe.

The minister for presidency Esther Mbayo has warned Resident District Commissioners against absenteeism.

The minister was opening a week long retreat for RDCs and their deputies at the National Leadership Training Institute in Kyankwanzi yesterday.

The minister said RDCs are supposed to be resident in areas where they are posted to be able to carry out their monitoring roles

She further warned them against politicking advising those who wish to join politics to wait for the right time and use the proper channels to avoid mixing up work.

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3 arrested after Gravity Omutujju shooting

February 21, 2019 11:32 am


Three people have been arrested to help police with investigations into the shooting of Ugandan rapper Gilson Wabuyu popularly known as Gravity Omutujju.
Gravity Omutujju was shot on Wednesday evening at LK Petrol Station in Bukuya Sub County, Kassanda District.

Wamala region police spokesperson, Mr Norbert Ochom, said a guard identified as Amos Muhebwa and two other people have been detained at Kasanda Central Police Station on charges of attempted murder as police investigate circumstances under which the 25-year-old singer was shot.

Mr Ochom further noted that police had recovered the gun that was used to shoot the Ekyakuzaala kye kirikutta singer.

“The singer was reportedly heading to Lwebitute trading centre for a show and made a stopover at the fuel station waiting to be led to the venue. After fueling, the security guard fired at his crew. Motive yet to be established. The victim sustained injuries around the stomach, rushed to Blue Star Clinic, Bukuya for first aid. He is in a stable condition. Three suspects arrested, riffle recovered,” Mr Ochom said in a statement shared on Thursday morning..
Gravity is currently admitted to Rubaga hospital in Kampala.

Opposition ignores M7 life presidency talk as LOP stings gov't on reforms

February 21, 2019 11:25 am

By Moses Kyeyune.

The opposition in parliament has chosen to ignore the resolution of the ruling party’s Central Executive Committee, to have President Museveni “lead the State in 2021 and beyond.”

This has been announced at a press conference by the Leader of Opposition Betty Aol.

Probed on why she would opt for silence on a matter so central to the governance of the country, Aol said that there are more pertinent issues to handle than President Museveni’s push for life presidency.

The same has been re-echoed by Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze who doubles as the opposition’s publicist in parliament.

While meeting at Chobe safari lodge, CEC members endorsed a number of resolutions to consolidate the party’s political and economic agenda, among which includes the need to maintain Museveni, their party chairperson at the helm of the party and the country.

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Mp Ssewanyana released on police bond

February 21, 2019 11:23 am

By Ivan Ssenabulya.

Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana has this afternoon been released on police bond.

The legislator was being detained at Nagalama police station in Mukono district since Monday, after his arrest during a demonstrating at Kirudu hospital.

He has ben charged with inciting violence and ordered to report back at police on Friday 22.

The MP’s lawyer Abdallah Kiwanuka has told KFM that to secure his release, they had to engage Katwe Police Station.

Allan Ssewanyana together with residents were protesting the sewerage flowing from the hospital to their houses.

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