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Drama as ministers fight over microphone

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 20:31
A meeting called by Lands Ministry to plan how to stop the rampant evictions in Central region turned rowdy as female ministers called themselves names amid cheers from legislators and technocrats who seemed to enjoy the unfolding comedy at Hotel Africana

Engeri ye

Bukedde TV - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 20:02

OMUGAGGA Boney Katatumba omu ku Bannanyuganda abaasooka okugula ennyonyi, afudde akyalwana okukuuma ssente kyokka alese emmaali ye gye yeekakasa agigabanyizza abaana ne bannamwandu okwewala enkaayana ezitera...

PHOTOS: Bloodshed as KCCA FC, Onduparaka Fans Fight at Lugogo

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:50

As teams battled on the pitch at the Philip Omondi  stadium on Saturday in the Azam Uganda Premier League, their supporters too were engaged in another  epic  battle for supremacy off the pitch.

As the saying goes, ‘if you miss the ball, don’t miss the leg’, the Arua based team supporters lived to the saying after thumping their counterparts at their own backyard despite the home team beating Onduparaka 7 goals to nil .

After their team letting in the our goal of the day, Onduparaka fans turned rowdy  throwing stones and beer cans  towards journalists covering the game, forcing the later to abandon their working area for another safer zone on the pitch.

There was also another altercation in the VIP section as fans for both teams were engaged in a war of words but this was short-lived.

An SC Villa fan seen separating Onduparaka fans and KCCA fans fan fighting

Meanwhile, towards the ends of the game, chaos erupted and was followed by bloodshed at Lugogo stadium.

It all started after a group of KCCA FC fans left their zone and followed their rivals to where they had been stationed.

The home fans started chanting provocative songs prompting the Onduparaka supporters who by now had sticks to draw a battle line that they dared their counterparts to cross.

It was at this time that the KCCA FC fans crossed the already drawn line leading to a fierce battle , only comparable to the one at Trafalgar  in 1805 where Napoleon’s army suffered a heavy defeat at the hands of the British.

In the battle at Lugogo, stones, sticks and beer bottles were used as weapons and it took the intervention of the police to return the situation to normal.

During the fight, the game was stopped for over 5 minutes by the centre referee in order to ensure safety of the players for both teams on the pitch.

At one moment, last season’s   Most Valuable player and Onduparaka’s skipper Muhammad Shaban turned violent hurling bottles at a photojournalist before   later trying to beat him.

Onduparaka FC fan cheers during the game

The 2 were later at the end of the game seen hugging each other and Shaban was seen  apologizing to the journalist  in what looked as a sign of reconciliation between the two.

At the end of it ,just like the one in Trafalgar, the invaders (KCCA FC fans)  were trounced and returned home with bloody noses.

Meanwhile, a few minutes after recess, youngster Okello was at it again scoring the seventh goal of his team, and ensuring he went home with the match-day ball after netting a hattrick.

At the end of the game, there was a simple fight as supporters for both teams left the stadium but this was short-lived.

Police intervenes as fans exchange blows

AUPL: Okello Stars as KCCA FC Humiliate Onduparaka

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 19:17

Uganda Premier League
KCCA FC 7-0 Onduparaka

Youngster Allan Okello had a dream debut as KCCA FC thumped Onduparaka 7-0 in the Uganda premier league game played at Phillip Omondi stadium on Saturday.

Okello dictated the tempo of play bagging the first hatrick of the season and also assisted on one occasion as Robert Ssentongo (brace), Geoffrey Sserunkuma and Paul Musamali also got onto the score sheet.

The 17 year old opened the scores in the 10th minute in what turned out to be a total humiliation for the visitors.

Onduparaka players failed to clear Muzamir Mutyaba’s delivery from a free kick and Okello pounced onto the loose ball on the far end to give KCCA FC the lead.

KCCA players celebrate goal against Onduparaka

Eight minutes later, diminutive striker Robert Ssentongo who started in place of injured Derrick Nsibambi doubled the lead after running behind the defence to lobe over the onrushing goalkeeper. Okello made the assist for the goal.

It turned out to be a walk in the park for the home side with Paul Musamali heading home Mutyaba’s cross from a corner in the 22nd minute before Allan Okello got onto the score sheet yet again in the 35th minute and KCCA FC returned to the tunnel for the mandatory break leading 4-0.

Despite making changes to stop the damage, Onduparaka failed to deal with KCCA who were perfect on the day.

Youngster and debutant Okello was the hero of the day.

Geoffrey Sserunkuma also got onto the score sheet running past defender Rashid Toha before slotting the ball into the back of the net in the 65th minute

A minute later, Robert Ssentongo got his second of the day and KCCA’s 5th before man of the match Okello completed his hatrick with nine minutes to time.

KCCA FC now stretch the lead at the top of the table to 38 points, four above second placed SC villa but with a game in hand while Onduparaka remain 3rd on 29 points.

Onduparaka players couldn’t believe what had befallen them

KCCA FC starting XI

Benjamin Ochan, Dennis Okot, Paul Musamali, Habib Kavuma, Ivan Ntege(46′ Isaac Kirabira), Muzamir Mutyaba, Allan Okello, Robert Ssentongo, Geoffrey Sserunkuma, Joseph Ochaya (70′ Isaac Muleme)

Onduparaka starting XI

Geoffrey Lowo, Andama Dennis(25′ Kabon Living), Adriko Gasper, Rashid Toha, Akram Kakembo,Simba Sibir,Mohammed Rashid(46′ Emma Oringa), Mohammad Faizal Anini, Gaddafi Gadinho, Fahad Mohammad Fahad Toko, Dickens Okwir

Masaka children quit school for street labour

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:30
Many other children of school-going age in Masaka don’t attend school because they have to vend or hawk merchandise

Government vows to delete absentee public servants from payroll

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:00
The Public Service minister cited absenteeism and non-compliance with the standing orders as one of the evils that has hampered service delivery

Government okays life sentence for wildlife crime offenders

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:00
The proposed law spells out a life sentence for a person convicted of wildlife crimes such as poaching and illegal wildlife trade

Ntagali decries bad state of Church-founded schools

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:00
Ntagali said Church-founded schools have been overtaken by private schools and asked stakeholders in the church to work towards reviving performance and general standards of the institutions

Beef from stolen cows in butcheries

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:00
Police figures for the year 2014 show that at least 7,768 cows were stolen across the country

1.7m fail to reach Senior Six

The Monitor - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 18:00
Statistics show that out of the 1,837,277 pupils who joined Primary One across the country in 2004, only 102,858 students appeared for the 2016 UACE

Council Moves to Censure Kisoro LC5 Chairman Over M23

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 17:30

Abel Bizimana, the Kisoro District Chairperson is under threat of censure over misconduct.

Bizimana is being accused by his council of using abusive language and being arrogant.

Bizimana’s troubles stem from his recent statement in the media where he mentioned 5 of his councilors to be supporters of M23 rebels.

Bizimana reportedly said the councilors supporting M23 have contributed to insecurity in the District.

In his statement, he did not mention the names of the councilors.

He however said that these were encouraging young Ugandans to join the M23 rebels, promising that they would be paid in dollars, ivory and gold.

Councilors say Bizimana used a wrong method of communication and has no evidence to his claims.

They also say they have started collecting signatures to censure Bizimana.

In a petition letter dated 20th February 2017 signed by 24 councilors addressed to the District Speaker, councilors want the speaker to call an immediate council session to discuss this matter.

During the meeting they intend to have him mention names of the councilors before the council and explain if he has evidence to pin them.

Cossum Kakiga, the Kisoro District Councilor representing   Kirundo Sub County says he put his signature on the petition demanding for a council sitting, because Bizimana’s statement about the councilors was unfair.

Kakiga says the chairman’s statement about councilors supporting the rebels gives the District a bad reputation.

Another councilor Wilson Kazimiri also believes the chairman’s remarks would have negative effects on Kisoro’s security and socioeconomic progress as it could scare away tourists.

Amos Hakizimana, the Kisoro District Speaker confirmed that he received the petition and promised that the extraordinary meeting will take place.

Abayimbi ba ‘Tubonge Naawe’ basindidde Pulezidenti ennaku

Bukedde TV - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 17:02

ABAYIMBI ba ‘Tubonga Naawe’ basisinkanye Pulezidenti Museveni, bamusindidde ennaku gye bayitamu mu kiseera kino ng’ebyenfuna byongedde okukaluba. Bamusabye abayambe naye n’akkiriza okubakolera ku bizibu...

Museveni Pledges to Meet Education Needs of Fallen MP Logiel’s Children

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 15:24

President Yoweri Museveni on Friday night joined family, friends and Karamoja NRM fraternity to mourn the death of Moroto Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Annie Logiel, who succumbed to post surgery effects in a South African hospital.

Friends of the deceased M.P led by Anite Among described her as vibrant, caring and passionate about Karamoja as a region. A quality that as well appreciated by her colleagues under the Karamoja parliamentary group. “Despite having joined parliament only last year, we unanimously asked her to be vice chairperson of our forum”, said Hon. Remegio Achia, the chairperson of the caucus.

The husband of the fallen M.P Mr. Eric Jors thanked the President and government for standing with the family throughout the period of her illness to the point of repatriating her body after death.

He further traced the history of her illness to 2014 when she was first found to have a brain tumour and successive operations thereafter until her death.

Museveni consoles MP Annie Logiel’s family members

The late Member of Parliament was involved in a number of charity projects in karamoja region among them, sponsoring up to 60 girls in secondary and university education.

The President in his message to the mourners described the late as “a dedicated person with  remarkable courage”. This he said was evident in her work with the community and encouraged mourners to emulate her.

As a token of solidarity with the family and friends in the task to raise the children of the late, the President offered to take on the responsibility of their education.

He also announced newly opened government health facility to children in Entebbe and the planned one in neighboring lubowa where cases such as Heart, Kidney, liver and Brain related illnesses will receive modern treatment in Uganda. This he said will eliminate the need for Ugandan patients to incur costs for travel abroad.

The deceased is survived by two children 16year old Diana and 10year old Jordan.

Principal Judge Slams Poor Quality Defense Lawyers 

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:47

The Principal Judge Justice Yorokamu Bamwine has called upon Ugandan lawyers to always make efforts to extend free legal services to the less privileged people for all citizens to benefit in the judicial system.

While officiating at the 2017 Annual Pro bono Day celebrations organized by the Uganda Law Society at Railways Grounds in Kampala, the Principle Judge said he received reports that a number of experienced lawyers are unwilling to participate in pro bono services and think this should be left to junior counsels.

He noted that prosecution usually deploys inexperienced, poor quality graduates who rarely meet the accused persons, on their appearances in court.

“They rarely cite laws in their appearances and end up leaving everything to court which makes judge’s work difficult,” remarked Bamwine.

The Principal Judge revealed however that he is designing a strategy to reverse this trend.

Meanwhile, at the event, the minister of Justice and Constitutional affairs Kahinda appealed to advocates to ensure equal protection of the law to all groups of people so that their perception towards the law may change.

“Offering legal aid not only reduces corruption and case backlog but also produces better outcomes for the administration of justice. Government in the process of putting up a Legal Aid program,” he said.

Bannayuganda baajoogedde mu kivvulu kya Charles Munnamasaka e London

Bukedde TV - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:02

MUNNAYUGANDA kafulu mu kutegeka ebivvulu e London amanyiddwa nga Charles munnamasaka ng'ayita mu Richmond Promotions yategekedde bannayuganda abali e London ekivvulu n'aleeta abayimbi aboomutawaana ne...

Omubaka Kato Lubwama ayogedde Olungereza ne bamuyozaayoza

Bukedde TV - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:02

OMUBAKA wa Lubaga South mu Palamenti, Kato Lubwama asanyudde abakiise ku lukiiko lwa Munisipaali y’e Lubaga bw’alabiseeko nga bateesa abamu ne batuuka n’okumugwa mu kifuba. Yalabikidde mu lukiiko olwatudde...

Kapalaga tasuulirira bawagizi be

Bukedde TV - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 14:02

OMUYIMBI Kapalaga Beibe (wakati) eyayimba Ndabirawa, Ekyuma n’endala alina omutima ogulumirirwa eggwanga n’abantu. Kino yakiraze bwe yagenze mu kabuga k’e Busiika mu ggombolola y’e Kalagala mu disitulikiti...

Kadaga Praised for Defending MPs Funeral Allowance

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:28

Parliament has Friday paid tribute to one of their own Annie Logiel, the Moroto Woman MP who passed on last week in Denmark due to Brain Tumor.

The motion was moved by the Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda in a special sitting and was seconded by among others the Leader of Opposition  (LOP) Winnie Kiiza.

During the tribute, the Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga was commended for her foresight and firmness in defending the Sh67Million budget allocation to cater for the burial expenses of members.

Kadaga was praised for her stand despite public and civil society criticism.

Rugunda moves eulogy motion

The speaker was first appreciated by Pian County MP, Remigio Achia who wondered how they would have met the burial expenses without help from parliament.

“I want to thank you for the foresight, to budget for such events. You can imagine how we would we have transported Annie from abroad to Entebbe and meeting other expenses since the day she passed on?,” he said.

This was also backed by government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa, “At the time when we were discussing the budget proposals of the Parliamentary Commission, and we put the proposal to cater for the departed Mps, you remember what appeared in the papers. The people were talking about rice, soda, meat. It was as if parliament was extravagant,” Nankabirwa said.

“We want to thank you for your leadership, stamina to make sure that this institution is allowed to budget and prepare for the leaders of this country. I want to call upon everybody to stand with this institution. Government is in support because we never questioned this budget.”

Logiel was appreciated for her contributions in up lifting the standards of living of the Karamajong people and her fight to ensure that the health standards in the country are improved.

Amazina gange ga digito’

Bukedde TV - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 13:14

OMUSAJJA eyagongobala amagulu azinye amazina Amasoga ag’okufukuta ekiwato nga bw’akikankanya ng’ekirimu tekinologiya wa “digito”. Yalaze nti obulema ssi buteesobola, bwe yakoonye ddansi w’eηηoma Ensoga...

FIFA President Infantino, Museveni Discuss Football Development

Chimpreports - Sat, 02/25/2017 - 12:41

FIFA president Giann Infantino on Friday evening started his 2 day visit to Uganda with a meeting with President Yoweri Museveni at State House in Entebbe.

Infantino was escorted by FUFA president Moses Magogo and other officials from the local football governing body.

At Entebbe, Museveni told his visitor that it was an honor having him come to the East African country.

“I don’t watch football that much, I prefer athletics,” Museveni joked as he spoke to the World football governing body president.

“It is good for me because they run and finish quickly. I used to follow football up to 1970 then I went to do some other work.”

Infantino is the first Fifa President to visit Uganda

Museveni however asked his visitor for support to the Ugandan government in a bid to help in sports development in the country.

“I urge FIFA to support our government to improve and repair stadiums so as to nurture sports talents,”Museveni asked.

In response, Infantino applauded government for the sport needed in the development of the beautiful game of football in the country.

“We can do sports development together, “Infantino noted.

Infantino is the first FIFA President to visit Uganda since the inception of the world football governing body 118 years ago.

He will wind up his visit today.

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