Egypt Air Corporation sued for failure to deliver wedding gifts 

  By Juliet Kigongo A woman has dragged Egypt Air Corporation to the Commercial Court seeking Shs50million in compensation for allegedly failing to deliver wedding gifts worth Shs10 million to her client in the United States of America. Ms. Jackline Ntarutaimana claims she paid the company about Shs400,000 as freight charges for a consignment which was to be urgently delivered to her client before April 29, 2016 -the day of the wedding. Ms.Ntarutaimana says that even after the goods were delivered at Entebbe International Airport on April 7, cleared and released for export to New York John F Kennedy Airport, her client did not receive them and to date nothing has been done by the company. She says that her …

Dealers in non-conforming cosmetics seek out-of-court settlement 

By Betty Ndagire A businesswoman accused of vending cosmetics not fit for human use has intimated to court that she wrote to Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) to have her case settled out-of-court. Ms Maria Prossy Namwanje, the director of Sure Deal Products is charged with 5 counts ranging from applying the UNBS Quality Mark without permission and being in possession of commodities that do not conform to the compulsory standards and specifications set by UNBS. During a session presided over by the Standards Utilities and Wildlife Court magistrate, Ms Marion Mangeni, the accused through her lawyer Mr Ambrose Opira told court that she had written to UNBS requesting that they settle the matter out of court. However, no …

FDC still hopeful for a joint opposition candidate

By Ritah Kemigisa The Forum for Democratic (FDC) Party president Mr. Patrick Amuriat says it is still too early to cast doubt on the possibility of having a joint opposition candidate in the 2021 General Elections. This is after the Democratic Party president Mr. Norbert Mao yesterday threatened to quit the push for a single presidential candidate and contest on the DP ticket if the opposition failed to work together towards this goal. Mr. Amuriat tells KFM that each political party has its own internal mechanisms and as such, Mao’s declaration could be one of them which cannot be contested by others in the struggle. He adds that there is still time and chance for the opposition to discuss the …

FAO calls for healthy diets to build zero-hunger world

  By Ritah Kemigisa The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has asked people globally to eat healthy diets for a zero hunger world. In a joint statement, the FAO director general Graziano Da Silva says shifting to eating more seasonal fruits and vegetables and reducing the consumption of junk food will help in meeting the ‘zero hunger’  and SDG goal. According to FAO over 820 million people – approximately one in nine people around the world – were hungry, and malnutrition affected one in every three people. Da Silva adds that the world is facing a crisis of extremes, with many affected by obesity and others by food insecurity. This is because people spend less time preparing meals …

Villages cut off by flash floods in Lira

  By Patrick Ebong Several communities in Lira Sub-county have been cut off as a major access road in the area remained flooded following heavy rain that battered Lira District in recent days. Businesses at Omodo market are also flooded while Ogwal Achonga road has been submerged by floodwater cutting of Lira Sub-county from the rest of the entire district. Locals say the torrential rain has affected children’s learning as many pupils are unable to wade through Omodo flooded swamp. One now has to pay between Shs1000 and Shs2000 to be carried on someone’s shoulders to cross the flooded section of the road. Residents say their elected leaders are doing nothing to save the situation. Because of frustration, they now …