Jennifer Musisi wants Lukwago's salary seizedOctober 16, 2018 8:51 pm
Out-going Kampala Executive Director Jennifer Musisi has applied to court to issue an order attaching the salary of the Lord Mayor Elias Lukwago that is deposited to an account in Tropical Bank.
Musisi says she has been compelled to file a garnish order against Lukwago after he failed to pay her 47 million shillings being costs of a suit that the High court awarded to Musisi.
In July 2012, the then High court judge Eldard Mwangusya dismissed with costs Lukwago’s application that was accusing Musisi of over stepping her mandate and passing off as the city head by convening meetings with city traders.
Musisi then filed a bill of costs that was taxed at 47.5 million shillings; which money she says Lukwago has refused to pay despite repeated demands and reminders.
According to the application filed before the High court -Execution division, through her lawyers of Kasirye Byaruhanga advocates, Musisi says she has reliable information that Lukwago has accumulated amounts of money on his account in Tropical Bank and therefore court should issue an order to attach her 47 million shillings.
This application comes at a time when Lukwago is accusing Musisi before the High court of being one of the people withholding his salary arrears and emoluments amounting to over 536 million shillings.
Gov't introduces new charges for Buses and taxisOctober 16, 2018 8:46 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa.
Government has introduced new user park fees for Buses and taxis in Uganda which take effect this financial year.
Briefing journalists at the Uganda media center about the resolution reached by government, the minister for local government Jennifer Namuyangu said each taxi will pay shs 840,000 per year.
She says town service taxis exclusively plying within Kampala shall pay Shs 720,000 while Taxis plying two urban authorities but not coming to Kampala will pay Shs 840,000
The money paid is to be shared between local government and KCCA on a 40% to 60% ratio.
She meanwhile said buses irrespective of which route they use will each pay an annual fee of Shs 2.4 million.
Namuyangu said the new charges will stop multiple taxation and daily levies on taxis and will also harmonize taxation systems of KCCA and local government.
960 buses and 34,000 taxis are estimated to be in Uganda.
Bobi wine’s body Guard Eddie Mutwe granted bailOctober 16, 2018 5:20 pm
BY JULIUS OCUNGI & POLYCAP.
GULU: After 52 days in detention, Mr Edward Sebuufu commonly known as Eddie Mutwe, the body guard to Kyandondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi has finally regained his freedom.
Mr Mutwe and his co accused Musa Ssenyange, a machine operator were granted bail by the Gulu High Court Judge Justine Stephen Mubiru on Tuesday morning.
The accused were represented by their lawyers Bugiri Municipality MP Assuman Basalirwa, Henry Kilama and TonnyKitarra.
In their bail application the lawyers contends that it was a constitutional right for the accused to be granted bail as enshrined in Article 23 (6) of the 1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda.
They also contend that the accused were tortured while in military detention, denied proper medical attention and needed to seek private medical checkups.
Mr Mutwe was arrested by security personnel on August 25 from Semakokiro Plaza in Kamwokya Kampala and detained at Chieftaincy of Military Investigation headquarters in Mbuya.
The accused were charged with treason before the Grade One Magistrate Yunus Ndiwalana on September 11 in Gulu town over alleged stoning of president Museveni car in Arua Municipality few hours after the high court in Kampala had ordered for their unconditional release on August 25.
While passing his verdict, Justice Muburi concurred with the defence lawyers saying it was fit and expedient for the accused to be granted bail in the interest of justice.
Justice Mubiru granted a non cash bail of Shs 5 million each to the accused and Shs 10 million noncash bail to their sureties.
The accused are to reappear before the Chief Magistrate Court on December 3 along with the 33 other co accused for mention of their case
ED should 1st account to authority before exit - Lord MayorOctober 16, 2018 5:19 pm
By Damali Mukhaye.
The lord mayor of Kampala has asked the executive director of the authority to first account to the authority before he exits.
This is after Musisi wrote a resignation notice to president Museveni outlining her achievements and pending issues.
Addressing journalists at his office at city hall, lukwago says that he has called for an emergency council sitting to work of out on modalities of handling accountability issue asserting that she should attend it in person.
He says that there are pending issues which she also outlines in her resignation letter asserting that there are unanswered issues on certain markets in Kampala, internal audit reports among others.
He however says that Musisi last attended council in feb 2017 and she has been sending her deputy asserting that this time, she should attend council in person for accountability issue before she exits.
M7 received Musisi’s resignation letter - OpondoOctober 16, 2018 5:18 pm
By Ritah Kemigisa
The government spokesperson Ofwono Opondo has confirmed that president Yoweri Museveni has received the resignation letter tendered in by the KCCA executive director Jennifer Musisi.
Last evening Musisihanded in her 21 paged resignation letter to president Museveni outlining her achievements and failures in her 7 year tenure.
Addressing journalists at the Uganda Media Center, Ofwono said the president will soon respond.
In an interview with Daily Monitor recently, Musisi admitted that managing Kampala was not an easy walk, but said KCCA has made significant changes in laying a foundation to transform the city.
M7 halts demolition of houses in farm zone LusanjaOctober 16, 2018 5:17 pm
By Benjamin Jumbe.
President Museveni has halted any further demolition of houses in farm zone Lusanja in wakiso district.
This was during a visit to the area where over 2000 people have been left homeless after forcibly being evicted.
His directive followed concerns raised by the resident’s chairman Fred Kanyikewho complained of torture by the security personnel who connived with the businessman to destroy their houses
Kanyike had told the head of state that 350 houses had so far been destroyed with 240 houses pending eviction.
The president however gave them assurance that no more houses will be destroyed
The president earlier promised to compensate the affected families and directed the office of the prime minister to offer some assistance to the affected communities including temporary shelter and food as government works on the compensation for the loss