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Mobile money operators cautioned

March 20, 2019 1:00 pm

By Juliet Nalwooga.

Mobile money operators have been advised to make use of internet banking among other trending software to safe their save their lives and business

The call has been made by police publicist Fred Enanga as he expressed concern about the increasing cases of theft and murder targeting mobile money operators

The recent cases have been recorded in Busia where the operator narrowly survived death after a shootout by burglars, in Mbale district, Kalungu district and Kyamulibwa sub-county in Masaka district

Enanga advises mobile money operators not carry big chunks of money.

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MP's hit at Museveni for siding with Madhvani

March 20, 2019 10:37 am

By Moses Kyeyune.

A section of MPs both from the opposition and the ruling party have criticized President Museveni for rejecting the Sugar Bill that was recently passed by Parliament.

The MP’s allege that the president is siding with sugar conglomerate, Madhvani of Kakira limited, Uganda’s leading sugar manufacturer.

Addressing a press conference at Parliament today, the lawmakers including Bugabula South MP Maurice Kibalya, Butambala County’s Muhammed Muwanga Kivumbi and Bujumbura County MP Fred Tiryamuhweza say that the president’s reaction is on purely personal grounds.

They have vowed to maintain their position on the bill, which outlawed the zoning of sugar cane markets.

The President communicated his decision not to assent to the bill at a retreat of NRM Parliamentary Caucus n Kyankwanzi on Friday.

Turyamuhweza, is the shadow minister for Trade and Industry.

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EC clears Muntu's new formation

March 20, 2019 10:37 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

The electoral commission has finally cleared the new formation of the former opposition forum for democratic change party president Gen Mugisha Muntu dubbed The Alliance for national transformation.

According to the spokesperson of the commission Jotham Taremwa says that Muntu’s party has met all the requirements for registration of the political party and thus they have been cleared to register their party.

He however says that they have gazetted the party to allow the 30 days to elapse and if there is no petition against registration of that party, they will issue the certificate of registration.

Muntu broke away from FDC last year after he was defeated by Patrick Amuriat in the party election and formed his own formation pending registration.

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Kaweesi murder suspect released on bail

March 20, 2019 10:35 am

By Ruth Anderah.

Eight people accused of participating in the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi have been released on bail by International Crimes Division of the High Court.

The eight have been released by Justice Lydia Mugambe who also ordered them to sign a non cash bail of 150 million shillings and their sureties each bonded in the sum of 250million shillings not cash to ensure that they report to court for trial.

They also ordered to deposit all their travel and identification documents to court.

Justice Mugambe ruled that the eight presented substantial sureties and that it’s unlawful to continue detaining them in prison without trial.

They are suspected to have killed the former AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi, his body guard Kenneth Erau and driver Godfrey Wambewa.

They are said to have conspired to shot dead the three deceased on the morning of March 17th 2017 at Kulambiro in Nakawa Division within Kampala City.

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Govt proposes shs 480,000 fine for forceful family separation of persons with disabilities

March 20, 2019 9:00 am

By Moses Kyeyune.

Persons who forcefully separate people with disabilities with a view of denying them a right to family life risk suffering a 480,000 shillings or 12 months in jail.

This is contained in the revised edition of the Persons with Disabilities, 2018 which is before parliament for approval.

If passed in its current state, the law will also slap a fine of 400,000 shillings or a year in jail for in-human and degrading treatment of persons with disabilities.

The House Committee on Gender, labor and Social Development in its report to Parliament has recommended that Bill be amended to create a broad-based coalition of the State and non-State Actors in the fight for the promotion of the rights of persons with disabilities in Uganda.

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Govt falling short on its Health Care manisfesto

March 20, 2019 8:00 am

By Moses Kyeyune.

The ruling National Resistance Movement is still grappling to deliver its promises on the country’s health cover.

On a number of campaign rallies in over a decade, President Museveni has promised to have a fully equipped hospital facility in every district, a Health Center IV per constituency and a Health Center III for every Sub-county.

However, in the State of Health Report presented to Parliament, the minister of Health Dr Jane Aceng highlights that 39 districts have no single hospital while 29 constituencies are operating without a health center IV.

A hospital by government standards is estimated to serve at least 500,000 people while a Health Center IV is designed to accommodate up to 100, 000 people.

In the report by Dr Aceng, 132 sub-counties have no single health facility.

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