After months and months of waiting, veteran songbird Juliana Kanyomozi has finally put a smile on her fans’ faces by releasing a new song.
Gorgeous but ageing Juliana released the audio for the song titled ‘I’m Still Here’ a few days back. Many music critics believe this is one of the projects that Juliana has been working on so as to achieve her much anticipated comeback.
After announcing the good news on her Instagram, Juliana’s fans flooded her wall expressing their joy and how they can’t wait for the new song.
The talented RnB songbird is one of the most celebrated and respected artistes in the entertainment scene thanks to her ear-pleasing lyrics over the years.
However, the past year Juliana exiled herself from the music scene for personal reasons.
EX-MP Balikuddembe Battles For Life
Former Busiro South Member Of Parliament Joseph Balikuddembe is currently bedridden, battling for his dear life.
According to family sources, Balikuddembe is bedridden at Nsambya Hospital where he has been holed up for several weeks, suffering from colon cancer. As you read this, family members are on their knees praying to God to save him.
Balikuddembe’s problems started in 2015 when a renowned city doctor famously known as Dr. Ssali allegedly gave him a concoction to drink for cleansing his body, which however disorganized his bowels so much that he allegedly ended up being Pampered.
Meanwhile, Balikuddembe is also allegedly battling with Housing Finance bank over a debt of Shs156m he acquired sometime back, which has since accumulated due to high interest rates.
The remains of the murdered police director and spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi were today last laid to rest at his home in Kyazanga in Lwengo District.
Political leaders, police leaders led by IGP Gen Kale Kayihura, numerous government and local leaders, clerics, the business community, all and sundry gathered to say their goodbyes.
A rare breed of civil servant, a comrade in arms, a local hero, philanthropist, and educationist …numerous praises and honors were poured out about departed officer who was shot dead on Friday, a short distance from his Kulambiro residence as he set out to work.
“He was my PR, he was in fact my fire fighter,” eulogized the Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura, reliving the times he had just been appointed at the helm of the police force and only Kaweesi was available to help him build rapport with other police officers. “He was my comrade-in-arms”
At the funeral service, the widow of Kaweesi Mrs. Annet Kaweesi who in hours is expected to undergo C-Section, called up government, the police force and the rest of country and pray and give the bereaved family moral support.
The widow went on thank President Yoweri Museveni and the police leadership for standing with them in the trying times.
The funeral service which started minutes before midday attracted hundreds of mourners from Kampala where Kaweesi served in different portfolios in the police top leadership.
In his message, the Bishop of Masaka John Baptist Kaggwa enumerated a number of accomplishments made by the fallen police officer in his area, among them a water dam project, and a local church that he helped complete.
“Even this road that comes here, it wasn’t like that this a few years ago; it was Kaweesi who went and brought caterpillars which paved it. He has also brought electricity to this part of the area and many people have benefited from it. Kaweesi was a great lobbyist and an organizer,” mourned the man of God.
The deceased was also praised for helping elevate the education standards in the district by encouraging parents to keep their children in school.
“In October last year, Kaweesi, who is not an MP of this area went and brought UNEB examiners who helped guide our O’Level candidates ahead of their exams,” said one of the local leaders.
Kaweesi’s former boss General Edward Katumba Wamala who recruited him in the police force 16 years ago also had a handful to say about the person of the slain officer.
Kaweesi join police in 2001 as part of the recommendation made by the Lady Justice Sebutinde Commission, to recruit more educated people in the force.
He joined together with a number of offices including CP Fred Enanga, CID Boss Grace Akullo, Semeo Nsubuga among others. He happens to be the first person in this group to pass away.
“I remember I had a hard time trying to take him away from Ntungamo where he was deployed to take him to train others; I even got a phone from ‘above,’ about the transfer,” said Gen Wamala.
“But eventually I got him and together we started Kabalye (Police training school) against many odds. First they gave us that vacant piece of land and we had nowhere to start. We told the other trainers to start making bricks to build structure. We got some cadets to work the mud, and Kaweesi supervised the brick making and that is how Kabalye, now a great school started.”
“At the time I left police, I had made him my Aide De Camp. He was a humble person, yet if you gave him a task, you needn’t follow him up.”
Kaweesi’s second boss Gen Kale Kayihura, like in his previous speeches, recalled how the deceased helped establish fully in the police force, having come from the UPDF.
He noted that with his wide range of leadership, Kaweesi would have been anything,
“You could put him anywhere and he’d shine, be it in parliament or the army. He was a cool human being, reliable and efficient.
Meanwhile, Gen Kayihura revealed to the relief of mourners that some progress is being made in the hunt for the suspected killers, saying that a number of them are already in custody. One of them he said had been arrested while trying to flee to the DRC.
“It is good that we have been shaken out of our complacency, and now like you have heard, the President has ordered for installation of CCTV cameras in cities and towns,” said the IGP.
AIGP Kaweesi who died aged only 43 left behind three orphans and one unborn child
Flashy socialite Jack Pemba, who was banging singer Desire Luzinda sometime back, is currently hibernating in Dubai, after allegedly being forced out of Uganda by the Mafia.
It is said that Pemba found himself between a rock and hard place a few days ago after the Mafias allegedly linked him to a dirty scandal by threatening to have him arrested over money laundering.
It is said that the said Mafia wanted to extort money from him and had threatened to do whatever it would cost them to attain their goal.
On learning about their plot, Pemba allegedly decided to flee. Desire became popular after reportedly banging several celebrities in Uganda who include Desire, Angella Katatumba, Judith Heard and others, on top of driving flashy rides.
Celebrated city television personality Sheila Saltofie Matovu attended the Club Music Video Awards (CMVA) with her Mzungu boyfriend only identified as Maxime.
The lovely couple arrived at the Kampala Serena Hotel hand in hand and posed for pictures at the blue carpet before making their way inside Victoria Hall.
Both wore black outfits although Sheila’s seemed to attract so many prying eyes, thanks to her thigh-high slit on the right side.
However, what seemed perplexing was the fact that the former ‘Back Stage Pass’ host on Urban TV tight-marked her Belgian lover like he was about to be snatched from her.
An eyewitness intimated that while inside, gorgeous Sheila did not let Maxime out of her sight for a single moment.
“She did not let him talk to any other babe in her absence. Even when he was going to use the washrooms, Sheila stood by the Gents entrance like his bodyguard,” reveals the source.
After leaving the Industrial Area based television station, Sheila revealed that she was to concentrate on filming her series ‘Hanging Out With Salta’ which would host several celebrities and take a look at their lives away from the public.
Interesting info reaching this website is that city tycoon Charles Mbire’s daughter Nadia Matovu Kabahita Mbire and her hubby Yassah Matovu have been enjoying marathons of tubeless Nocturnal sessions.
This comes after it emerged that curvy Nadia and Matovu banged themselves without fear or favour for 48 hours straight.
The incident is said to have happened two weeks back when the smitten couple was on holiday in Tanzania.
A source at the Hyatt Regency, Dar es Salaam, The Kilimanjaro, where the two camped reveals that Nadia and Matovu were holed up in their hotel room for two straight days.
The pair is reported to have only had breaks during room service. It should be noted that since the two got hitched, Nadia cannot wait to get pregnant and give the love of her life kids and this could be the reason they are trying by having lots of banging.
We are also told that while in Tanzania, Nadia aka Black Kim Kardashian and Matovu also visited the famed Cape Town Fish Market.
France has donated a sum of Ush 49 million to help support the training of French language in Uganda’s tourism and hospitality industry.
The French linguistic training is targeted to benefit tour guides and the human resource in accommodation and leisure facilities as a way of positioning Uganda as a preferred destination for French visitors.
While handing over the cheque to Uganda Tourism Board Director Steven Asiimwe on Monday, the French Ambassador to Uganda H.E Stephanie Rivoal said inefficiencies in the French language has for long been an obstacle for Uganda’s tourism.
This was during a discussion on tourism and environment organized by the French Embassy in Uganda as part of a series of activities to mark the ongoing Uganda – France week.
“There are only 10,000 French tourists visiting Uganda annually which is a very limited number. And there’s a variety of reasons including language barrier and inadequate marketing,” Ambassador Rivoal said.
“We have given this cheque so that French lessons can be offered to people working in restaurants, rangers, hotels so that when French people who can’t speak English come here, they are welcomed in French,” she added.
According to Rivoal, most French tourists prefer touring places where they can get an experience in a language they are comfortable with.
“This donation will go a long way in equipping tour guides into multilingual skills that will enhance Uganda as an exciting destination. Many Ugandan tour operators are largely English speakers and French hadn’t been taken seriously as yet,” Steven Asiimwe said.
Asiimwe admitted that government currently has no budgetary allocation towards language training for tour guides and other human resource.
He said the Hospitality Training Institute in Jinja which ideally should be responsible for facilitating human resource capacity in tourism had prioritized increasing the number of guides.
“At one point, we didn’t even have tour guides. Now we have reached a level where we have Stage 1, Stage 2 and Stage 3 guides who include national, regional and site guides. We are beginning to focus on value addition to these guides which now involves languages,” he added.
In 2016, government secured a USD 12 million grant from the World Bank to fund the refurbishment of the Hotel, Tourism and Training Institute in Jinja and transform it into a 4star institute.
The new facility is to be situated in at the premises of Crested Crane Hotel and Tourism Training Institute which is currently in a dilapidated state.
The Minister of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu yesterday said; “The architectural designs are being drawn for the Institute in Jinja and we are discussing with international schools to make the institute a centre of excellence”.
Uganda currently has over 250 registered tour guides under their umbrella association Uganda Safari Guides Association (USAGA) but Asiimwe said there are thousands more guides required.
Given this human resource gap, this would only make the Ush 49m a drop in the ocean as well as the sustainability of this lingual capacity building.
Just like the French Ambassador revealed, language is only part of the bigger problem of marketing of Uganda in France. While Uganda in 2015 embarked on a global promotion of its brand using 3 international marketing firms in the European and USA markets, France was left out.
In order to tap into the French market, UTB along with the Ugandan embassy in Paris must find innovative strategies of unveiling Uganda’s tourism potential to the over 60 million population. Among them is sponsoring French media excursions in Uganda to publicize some of the attractions, an initiative that is instead being taken by the French embassy here in Uganda.
Bukedde Tv Live Stream: Okuziika Kaweesa e Kyazanga - Lwengo
By Milton Emmy Akwam
LIRA: Dr. Dan Okello, the Lira District Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party chairman is under Police detention following assault accusations by his tenants.
The no-nonsense Okello was arrested on Sunday after battering staff of Giraffe supermarket (his tenant) over unpaid rent and breach of agreement before putting his own padlock on the door.
Okello alleges that the supermarket director, Emmanuel Dean Kisembo in an agreement indicated that he was only going to operate a supermarket business without a restaurant but later started a restaurant.
Giraffe supermarket and restaurant is located at Oyite Ojok Lane, central division in Lira Municipality.
Evelyn Auguza, one of the workers at the supermarket says their Landlord on entering in, questioned everyone working why their boss could not pay his rental.
With no answer to his question, Auguza says the aging Okello started towing merchandises on shelves down on the floor, accusing supermarket workers of disrespect.
We have highly been informed that Okello who earns Shs1m monthly from rent, was demanding a three month rental arrears on top of demanding for more money from restaurant business.
Getting comments from Kisembo, the Giraffe supermarket and restaurant director was futile by press time.
David Ongom Mudong, the North Kyoga regional Police spokesperson confirmed the arrest saying investigation into Okello’s action was ongoing.
“We arrested him for causing damages with ruthless intent. Once investigation is complete, he would be taken to Courts of Law to answer charges of assault and causing malicious damages”.
Inspector General of Police General Edward Kale Kayihura has revealed that some progress is being made in the ongoing manhunt for the criminals that gunned downed Police Spokesperson AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi together with his bodyguard and driver.
The IGP Kayihura told mourners at the funeral of the slain officer in Lwengo this afternoon, that a number of suspects are already in custody in relation to the Friday murder.
Although he couldn’t divulge the number or names of the people so far in custody, Kayihura stressed that unlike what many many people have been saying, he and the entire police force are not resting until justice is served .
“Some people have been saying that Kayihura is sleeping; I am not sleeping; the police force is not sleeping,” he said.
“Even as we speak now, we have arrested some people. In fact this morning one of them was arrested while trying to run to Congo (DRC).
Investigation, which commenced Friday, it is understood have attracted specialists from the US’s Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).
Opposition Democratic Party (DP) have joined other Ugandans to mourn the untimely death of former Police Spokesperson, AIGP, Felix Kaweesi who was assassinated on Friday morning together with his bodyguard and driver, on his way to work in Kulambiro.
The DP Presidential Press Secretary, Fred Mwesigwa told the media on Tuesday that the tragic passing on of the officers in line of duty highlights the grave dangers men and women in uniform face each day as they strive to keep Ugandans safe.
Mwesigwa said the death of Kaweesi deprived Uganda of a leading career Police Officer who will always be remembered as an amiable man who tried to put a human face onto Uganda Police.
“The party therefore sends sympathies to the families of the deceased as they mourn the loss of their beloved ones,” Mwesigwa said.
Commenting on President Museveni’s orders to the IGP, Kale Kayihura to clean up the police force with warnings that it has been infiltrated by criminals; DP observed that the process should begin with cleaning up the police top leadership.
The DP Deputy Spokesperson, Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro noted, “Kayihura has been in charge of Police for 10 years and for the last 5 years people are being killed with no conclusive reports coming out which is a sign of high level of incompetence.”
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