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Former Cranes Skipper Obua appointed as Maroons assistant coach

September 25, 2018 4:11 pm

Former Uganda Cranes Skipper David Obua has been confirmed as the new assistant coach at Maroons Foot ball Club.

After months of negotiation between Obua and the Maroons hierarchy a deal was reached by the pair on Monday.

Obua’s role at the club will be will deputise well versed and experienced coach George ‘Best’ Nsimbe who has been head coach at KCCA, Vipers SC and Azam FC before his Job at Maroons. The pair will work together for the 2018/19 season with hopes that they can keep the club in the Uganda Premier League side for a second season in succession

Coach Nsimbe has described Obua’s addition to the technical team as very imperative.

Former FDC President Rtd Gen Muntu quits Party

September 25, 2018 3:53 pm

By Benjamin Jumbe.

Former President of opposition Forum for Democratic Change Rtd Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu has announced quitting the party.

This follows a meeting held with his successor Patrick Amuriat to discuss findings from his recent consultative meetings across the country.

Gen Muntu has been conducting nationwide consultations between 15 / January/ 2018 to 7th/ Sept / 2018.

In a statement released this afternoon, Gen Mugisha has said following the meeting the meeting with party president, they have decided to leave the FDC with immediate effect with a press conference to be held on Thursday to announce the way forward.

This comes shortly after another party stalwart Munini Mulira announced quitting.

Muntu speaking to Journalists has apologized to party president Patrick Amuriat for the careless, premature release of his statement quitting the party & says he will communicate officially in the next one or 2 hours

Education Minister appeals for for stringent measures against sexual violence in schools

September 25, 2018 3:50 pm

The Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni has underscored the need for stringent measures against sexual violence in schools.

The Minsiter is appearing before parliament’s select committee investigating sexual violence.

The committee chaired by Gomba East MP Robinah Rwakoojo was established after a motion by national female youth MP Anna Adeke, calling for investigation into what she called rampant cases of sexual violence in schools, including Universities.

While appearing before the committee Mrs Museveni says that indeed sexual violence remains a challenge in the ministry causing an increase in teenage pregnancy and high rates of school dropouts.

The minister has asked MPs to take the lead in the fight against sexual violence in schools.

The minister argues that given that the problem is wide, it requires a multi-sectoral approach.

I have no problem meeting M7- Bobi Wine

September 25, 2018 9:53 am

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi known by many as Bobi Wine says he is ready for  dialogue with President Yoweri Museveni over the people power movement.

According to Kyagulanyi he has no problem meeting Museveni because many people have expressed their grievances to him but he has unfortunately ignored them.

He maintains that what he would present would be the views of the people who yearn for functional institutions.

Kyagulanyi however expresses skepticism that any change would come now from any such dialogue, claiming that the president already knows the problems of Ugandans but he chooses to remain silent.

In his address recently the president said all those eyeing his seat should present competitive manifestos.

LDU recruitment starts today

September 25, 2018 9:41 am

By Benjamin Jumbe.

The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) today starts the recruitment of Local Defense Units personnel.

The recruitment exercise is to be held in Districts of Kampala, Mukono and Wakiso running up to 1st October 2018.

23 centers have been set up for recruitment including Kiira rad police playground, Wankulukuku Stadium, Growers cooperative ground in kawempe, Lugogo KCCA grounds, Kibuli CID headquarter grounds for Kampala.

Army spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire announcing the exercise said those seeking to be recruited will be required to possess a national ID, MUST be resident of the area, and have no criminal record.

They must also come along with duly signed Letters of recommendation from their respective LCI Chairpersons, LC1 Secretary for Defense, PISO and GISO.

The recruitment exercise follows a directive by President Yoweri Museveni who is also the Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces to call up reserves to support enforcement of law and order in Kampala Metropolitan Area.

I'm not being funded by foreign powers, Infact i am broke - Bobi Wine

September 25, 2018 9:37 am

By Ritah Kemigisa.

The Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi known to many as Bobi Wine has dismissed claims that he is being funded by foreign powers.

This follows statements from president Museveni and top government officials to the effect that the legislator’s people power movement is being funded by some external forces seeking to destabilize the country.

According to Bobi wine,he is actually broke following government’s cancellation of most of his music concerts from which he has been earning.

He adds that much as he is a member of parliament, he still remains a musician who also relies on concerts to earn a living.

Kyagulanyi adds that upon full recovery he hopes to continue with his music career and politics.

He meanwhile says he misses his old self, where he would move freely as any common Ugandan.