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MP's criticize M7’s wealth creation campaign

July 19, 2019 12:22 pm

By Ritah Kemigisa.

Opposition legislators have poked holes in the current wealth creation tours by the president Yoweri Museveni.

Museveni has been on a nationwide drive to spur a serious conversation with leaders and the masses on the question of creating wealth and kicking out household poverty.

Now the Nakawa Member of Parliament Michael Kabaziguruka says the wealth creation drive by the president is just a political move aimed to campaigning early ahead of the 2021 elections.

He adds that they expect nothing from Musveni’s wealth creation campaign since similar initiatives have failed to yield fruit.

President Museveni has however often insisted that Operation Wealth Creation is on course to transform the lives of Ugandans through improved Agricultural production.

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M7 blasts Mayiga over coffee bill

July 19, 2019 10:33 am

By Ritah Kemigisa.

President Yoweri Museveni told off the Buganda Premier Charles Peter Mayiga to stop spreading lies about the contentious coffee bill, 2018.

The Kingdom premier thinks that if the Bill is enacted into law with clauses that compel farmers to register, many small scale coffee producers will be forced out of the industry yet government intends to sell at least 20 million bags of coffee annually.

However Museveni last evening labelled Mayiga a liar saying the bill only requires coffee farmers to register themselves in an association just like it is done for cattle keepers and fish farmers.

Museveni says registration will help in traceability of farmers especially for exporters since it is one of the requirements by the big markets.

The Bill seeks to repeal the Uganda Coffee Development Authority Act, which mainly emphasizes off-farm activities of marketing and processing but leaving out on-farm activities such as planting materials, nursery beds, harvesting and post-harvest handling.

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FUFA president elected on CAF committee

July 19, 2019 10:29 am

By Damali Mukhaye.

The president of the Federation of Uganda Football Associations Moses Magogo has been elected to the Confederation of African Football executive committee.

This transpired at the ongoing CAF assembly which is being held in cairo, Egypt.

Magogo beat the renowned Tanzania football administrator Loedgar Tenga in the elections which have been held in the assembly,when he attained 33 votes against 19 votes.

Magogo becomes the first Ugandan to sit on this committee and he is likely to take over The Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations as the president pending approval.

Magogo’s wins means that more CAF projects and trainings will be coming to Uganda.

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Deputy speaker Oulanya criticizes gov't systems on refugees

July 18, 2019 1:29 pm

By Prosy kisakye.

The deputy speaker of parliament Jacob Oulanya has called upon government to come up with systems to guide refugees coming into the country.

Oulanya says Uganda is currently hosting many people with no countries of origin because they are no systems to check the validity for one to enter into the country as a refugee.

He has urged immigration officials to consider deploying at reception centers so that they can scrutinize every refugee entering the country.

Uganda is currently hosting 1.5 million refugees with largest numbers coming from south Sudan.

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EC releases election road map for Bugweri and Kikuube

July 18, 2019 1:28 pm

By Prossy kisakye.

Electoral commission has set 25thJulyas the polling date for elections of interim district chairpersons in Kikuube and Bugweri districts.

The two new districts were effected on 1st July last year.

According to a statement from the commission’s chairperson Justice Simon Byamukama, the elections will kick off at exactly 9am at the headquarters of the respective districts.

He adds that directly elected district councilors and district women councilors will also be elected at the same day.

Kikuube was curved out of Hoima District while Bugweri was created out of Iganga district.

The commission had earlier announced that similar elections are to be held on the same day in six other newly created districts among them; Moyo, Kazo, Rwampara, Kitagwenda, Madi-Okollo, and Obongi.

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KACITA asks Museveni to sign the landlord and tenants bill into law

July 18, 2019 9:30 am

By Prossy kisakye.

Kampala city traders association has asked the president to sign the landlord and tenants law that was passed in parliament recently.

Parliament passed the landlord and tenants law last month, under this law landlords are to give tenants 6 months before chasing them from their buildings and also it prohibits landlords charging rental fees in dollars among others.

KACITA spokesperson Issa Sekitto said that this law needs to begin working in order to solve the misunderstandings between traders and their land lords.

He cited landlords forcing traders to pay rent in dollars which is now contrary to the law.

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