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Greater Masaka NRM leaders endorse Museveni for party president in 2021

November 16, 2018 6:00 pm

By Ivan Kimbowa.

National Resistance Movement leaders in the nine districts of Masaka sub region yesterday endorsed Mr. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni for party chairmanship in 2021.

Led by Captain Mulindwa Birimumaaso, the Lwengo NRM Chairperson red out a statement at liberation square where the party celebrated its achievements in the region supporting Mr Museveni to lead them for the sixth term in 2021.

“As leaders of NRM party in Masaka sub region, together with this gathering we have decided to call him to leads us in 2021,” Mr Birimumaaso red out the statement amid ululations from the gathering.

He also noted that because of the weaknesses they had in the elections of previous party primaries, less expertise, few stuff members, logistics and leaders who connive with registrars to ridge votes, they decided article 44 (3) of the NRM constitution be amended to remove box voting for people to line at the back of candidates or their posters during broad day light to identify the winners.

When Captain Mukula, the Eastern Uganda National Resistance Movement Party (NRM) Vice Chairperson was invite to address the gathering also supported move saying it should be carried to various parts of the country.

“What has been done today should be copied by other parts of the country…those who think that Museveni should go and also lead will crush NRM. I therefore want to thank Masaka people for the decision of considering Museveni a presidential candidate 2021,” Mukula said

Captain Mukula, however, blamed the NRM failure to win all the constituencies in Uganda on hypocrisy and unnecessary fights in the party wondering why leaders fail to also deliver packages and services they are entrusted with.

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COSASE Chasing Hot air

November 16, 2018 3:37 pm

By Moses Kyeyune.

A section of the MPs on the Committee on Commissions Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises have raised fear that they could be running after hot air in the ongoing probe into illegal liquidation of commercial Banks.

This was after Dr Ben Sekabira, the director of financial markets development at the Central Bank informed the committee that the proprietor of Solicitors and Auctioneers, the lead company in selling off TEEFE Trust Bank’s securities died years ago.

Sekabira’s submission was prompted by a directive from the committee chairperson,  Abdul Katuntu to have the proprietor appear before the probe on Monday.

The MPs are worried that a lot remains to be desired especially where there is no evidence relating to the inquiry yet at the same time,  key witnesses have since died.

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Police vow not to allow Mp Semujju Nganda to proceed with his rally

November 16, 2018 3:32 pm

By Benjamin Jumbe

Police have vowed not to allow kira municipality Mp Ibrahim Semujju Nganda to proceed with his rally.

It comes as police and military personnel remain deployed at the legislators resident in Kirinya.

Speaking to Kfm spokesperson of Kampala Metropolitan police explains that the deployment was to stop the legislator from going forward with his plan after failing to agree on the venue.

He says the legislator had been advised to get another venue than Jokers hotel which he had chosen, a position the legislator objected

Speaking to Kfm earlier Semujju who was still hidden in his house said he had written to police earlier but officers today came out to say he notified police late.

He however insists he will proceed with his consultative rally today.

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Women activists storm Buganda Road court in support of Rwabwoogo

November 16, 2018 3:22 pm

By Ruth Anderah. 

Women activists have today stormed Buganda Road court to render support to the Kabarole Disctrict woman MP Sylvia Rwabwoogo.

Rwabogo had turned up to testify against Brian Isiko; a college student she dragged to court for allegedly sending her love messages.

Rwabwoogo who was being flanked by many women, a police bodyguard and her Lawyer Ladislous Rwakafuuzi however did not give her testimony because the magistrate handling her case is away in Washington for a conference.

The MP has now been ordered to return to court on the morning of November 23rd by another magistrate KettyAcaa.

Isiko who is out on bail is battling 2 offenses of cyber harassment and offensive communication in which it is alleged that  he sent obscene and offensive messages to the MP.

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Nebanda’s death report still pending

November 16, 2018 1:30 pm

By Ssebuliba Samuel.

Jinja municipality East Member of Parliament Paul Mwiru has resurrected demands for findings from an investigation into the death of late Cerina Nebanda in 2013.

Speaking in parliament last evening, Mwiru said that upon her controversial death in 2013, the then chief justice Benjamin Odoki instituted a special committee headed by Justice Paul Mugamba to investigate

He however expressed disappointment that close to 5 years no reports has been produced.

Nebanda was woman member of parliament of Butaleja district.

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Women vendors excited over introduction of application to help them access market for their products

November 16, 2018 10:24 am

By Ndaye mosses.

Women vendors operating in various Markets in the five divisions around the city are excited over the introduction of a computer application which is going to help them access market for their products.

The new innovation is targeting women engaging in sailing fruits and other fresh items.

The executive director institute for social transformation Rita Atukwasa says the institute has Partnered with the UN-women to transform the lives of women engaging in small businesses.

She says the computer application will be able to link up the women in this business to supply their items to big supper markets across the country.

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