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Two Ugandans To Feature In Block Buster Movie ‘Black Panther’

Tue, 06/13/2017 - 18:49

 

Uganda is moving really moving on a fast lane when it comes to entertainment. We are not only being represented well in music but even better when it comes to the film industry.

Queen of Katwe got an overwhelming reception but with the latest epic release of Marvel’s superhero trailer of “Black Panther” movie that has two Ugandans as part of the cast, it’s destined for greater things.

The movie has Daniel Kaluuya who acts as W’Kabi, a T’Challa confidant. T’Challa a fictional character and first biological son of T’Chaka, King of the African Nation of Wakanda and Florence Kasumba who acts as Ayo, a member of the Dora Milaje in the movie.

Daniel Kaluuya features prominently in the Black Panther

Florence Kasumba features as Wicked Witch/East 

Daniel is a London based actor famous for his role in bestselling horror movie “Get Out” while Florence is a 39 year old Ugandan raised in Germany and behind films like Captain America civil war.

The new movie also has actress Lupita Nyong’o who acts as Nakia and it will be premiering soon in all cinema halls around the globe.

However, Daniel and Florence are not the only ‘Ugandan’ about the movie but the pearl of Africa was also given a mention when one of the actors asked the other what they know about ‘Buganda’, a famous tribe in Uganda.

 

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Buchaman Rallies Behind Kantinti, Says Bobi Wine Is A Conman

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 18:50

Ragga/Dancehall artiste and former Fire Base Crew vice president Buchaman yesterday resurfaced while performing for supporters of FDC’s Apollo Kantinti at a campaign rally held at Wampewo Grounds, Kasangati.

Apollo is one of the contestants in the Kyadondo East Constituency by-election race which also has Ghetto President Bobi Wine. As Bucha Man performed, he made some negative remarks against his former partner saying that he is a conman and that Kyadondo East people should not fall for what he termed as Bobi Wine’s ‘smooth talk’

The question is, did the ‘Lwaki Temumatira’ hit singer say this in order to rekindle his rivalry with Bobi? He accuses Bobi Wine for manipulating him and crippling his music career which was the primary reason he quit Fire Base.

Ever since Buchaman parted ways with Bobi Wine, he kind off disappeared off the entertainment scene and it really takes good time hearing from the ‘Lwaki Temumatira’ hit maker bot musically and on the social scene.

Meanwhile, having artistes performing at rallies is not new to Bobi Wine as so far he has had artistes like Geosteady, King Saha, Kalifah Aganaga, Spice Diana and Victor Kamenyo rally behind him.

Apollo Kantinti and Bucha Man pull some rare dance strokes

 

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Singer Vannessa Mdee Celebrates Birthday In Uganda

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 17:39

By the look of things, Uganda is fast becoming a one stop destination for entertainment in the region. Kenyan and Tanzanian artistes are always frequenting the country for different reasons but Tanzanian singer Vannessa Mdee took us by surprise over the weekend.

The beautiful musician decided to fly over to Uganda just to celebrate her birthday and the party was held at Club Play.

The Ciroc Uganda-sponsored event happened on Saturday at the Industrial area-based club, with majority of Kampala’s social elite in attendance including Ahumuza Brian aka Abryanz, Dave Kazoora, Williams Bugeme aka Boss Mutoto and Kim Swagga among others.

Slay Queen Vanessa was partying in town over the weekend.

Besides just being a party, this do was also about fronting the latest fashion as everyone who attended came dressed to kill.

Dressed in all-black outfits that comprised of black shorts, high top stringed shoes, black long sleeved V-necked blouse that exposed the cleavage, the Tanzanian musician was all smiles throughout the night as she partied with her guests.

Some familiar faces were in attendance at the party

This is the second time in barely a year she is in Uganda and at the same venue but with different causes. The first time, she had come for a performance courtesy of Talent Africa to celebrate international women’s day.   

 

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Poducer Danz Kumapeesa Still In Critical Condition, Fundraising Drive Set

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 16:36

 

It’s now a week since music producer Danz Kumapeesa was clobbered to the extent of losing consciousness with some sections of media reporting him dead. He has however been admitted at Nsambya Hospital Intensive Care Unit fighting for his dear life and the latest we are getting is that, he underwent a successful operation over the weekend.

However, the money that is needed at the hospital is too much that Jahlive which is the production house he has been working at can’t afford it. It’s therefore required that the public especially fellow producers, musicians, and sympathizers contribute for his treatment.

For every day he spends in the ICU at Nsambya, Shs500,000 is required and as of today, over seven million is what the hospital demands.

Dnaz Kumapeesa was rushed to Nsambya after being attacked by thugs

According to management of Jahlive, they have organized a committee of credible people to account for the money sent from the public.

“The entire Jahlive family together with the music fraternity would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has positively contributed to the treatment of Danz ku mapeesa. He underwent a successful operation and is responding to the doctor’s medication. However due to the prevailing circumstances, we have organized a committee of credible people to account for the money sent from the public. The statement said.

And the number that people are required to send money to is 0783220197 which is registered in names Asha Kaaja.

 

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‘Obunuzi’ The New Sweet Silent Party Hitting The Night Scene

Mon, 06/12/2017 - 16:35

It is said that no one parties more than a Ugandan and this adage has for long been proven to be true especially in East Africa where Ugandans seem not to get tired when it comes to new ways of partying and new hangouts. Radio City’s presenter Bryan Kella McKenzie has been in the forefront of coming up with new ideas to give something new for Ugandans to enjoy themselves.

After his successful series of silent discos he has been organising in and outside Kampala, the presenter decided to take it a notch higher by introducing something new he called ‘Obunuzi’ (Runyankore for sweetness) in which he incorporate live acoustic performances into his silent disco concept which worked wonders on its first edition that took place on Thursday June 8th at Bugolobi-based Monot Bar and Lounge.

In 2015, I held a private show in Mbarara where we had only guitars and vocalists; we decided to use our wireless headphones to listen to the sound of the acoustic amplified and straight to the earlier… The experience was too sweet, but then we didn’t have enough equipment to make it a big show.” He explained to www.chano8.com about how the whole idea started.

With this being the first edition, he had a strong line up of artistes to kick start the sweet experience where performances are so up close and personal, you can easily think it’s exclusively for only individuals. The line up of Allan Toniks, Quela’s Joe Kahiri and Melo-voiced Naava Grey did not disappoint on the night.

The trio showing of some vocal prowess bellowed their messages directly into the ears of their audience with the glowing headsets transmitting every detail of the sweetness in the melodies.

Allan Toniks kick-started the evening’s proceedings at Monot

When McKenzie who was the host took to stage and introduced the event, the lights glowing on the headsets from the audience seemed to get even brighter as if to say ‘we feel you’. Allan Toniks was first on stage armed with an acoustic guitar. As he plucked away complimenting his sweet voice, McKenzie sat next to him and moderated proceedings as the crowd mostly of excited young ladies sang along.

Toniks performed most of his popular songs like That Girl,   Mungatto, Nsubiza,Tugende Tukyekole, Nzewuwo and Oli Kumulamwa but then the sing-along session got louder when he did the song that announced his entry onto the music scene Beera Nange forcing some of the ladies off their seats.

Joe Kahiri spiced up his performances with poetry and dance

Toniks performance has set the tone for the evening and when Joe Kahiri took to the stage next, the Obunuzi shouts got even more vivid as he put up another master act with had a mixture of poetry Kiga folk lore and acoustics with most of his songs in Rukiga with African jazz flavour. He crowned it all with a Kiga dance also known as Kizino to the delight of the crowd.

Radio City’s Miss Deedan(R) feeling the music deep in her heart

The evening’s performances were closed by Naava Grey who was instead backed up by a keyboard and vocalist Jacinta instead of the acoustic guitar and when she engaged the crowd asking them to join her, they duly obliged and turned the place that had been silent into some kind of karoeke session. The fans kept interrupting her with ‘requests’, ‘dedications and ‘replays’.

Her songs like  Soka Lami , Alib’omu , Ninga Omuloge, Ndiwano, Kyusa and Sitaki remain popular but just like in the case of Toniks, it was an old hit Nteredde that got the fans more excited. They sang and danced like there was no tomorrow.

Naava Grey doing her thing at Obunuzi

 

“I have enjoyed myself, this is so wonderful. Thanks McKenzie for the lovely Obunuzi idea. I am a big fan of Naava Grey and i have enjoyed her performance today and can’t wait for more” said an excited fan who identified herself only as Berbie.

And indeed she will have a chance to enjoy Obunuzi again as McKnzie said this will happen every first Thursday of the month at the same venue. Entry fee is 30,000/- with Nile Gold and Radio City in full support. The fan continued late into the night with 3 Djays playing on 3 different channels for the crowd to choose from.

The ladies enjoying the music

 

 

 

 

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Bebe Cool And Jason Derulo Hit Studio

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 16:11

Big Size Bebe Cool’s debut appearance in the ongoing season four of coke studio in Nairobi came with big deals attached to it and as we talk now, the ‘Love You Every Day’ singer is in studio with American RnB super star Jason Derulo working on a collabo song.

This all came through when Jason was invited to feature as one of the guest stars this season round. As one of the four artistes representing for Uganda, this is how the Gagamel Phamily boss met Derulo.

Bebe Cool took to his Facebook page where he posted photos of him with Jason Derulo and captioned them saying. #cokestudioafrica Collaboration with Jason Derulo. Uganda X USA, #Gagamelinternational.”

Bebe Cool and Jason Derulo trying to come up with the song

However Chano8 talked to Richard Klebason the Gagamel Phamily manager who travelled alongside Bebe and this is what he told us in relation to the collabo.

“Yesterday was their first studio session. They had an amazing session that involved writing the lyrics bout they haven’t disclosed the details of the song like the title.”

Bebe Cool fans did not give this dear ears but they took to social media to show support of Bebe Cool’s upcoming project with the ‘Swalla’ singer and we shall keep you informed on any new developments concerning this highly anticipated collabo. Once this project is done, it is expected to raise Bebe Cool’s US fan base to the next level.

Jason Derulo is known for songs like ‘Get Ugly’, ‘Whatcha Say’, ‘Ridin’ Solo’, ‘Wiggle’ among many others.

This is how some of the fans have shown support for Bebe Cools upcoming project with Jason Derulo

Take a look at the photos of Bebe Cool and Jason Derulo at Coke Studio in Nairobi, Kenya

 

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Amber Rose Nude Again, Curses Instagram For Deleting Her Photo

Sun, 06/11/2017 - 13:18

American socialite, model and actress Amber Rose went nude again on Instagram last Friday night, after posting a pantless photo of her to promote her third annual SlutWalk, a Los Angeles event she created with the goal of promoting female empowerment, combating gender inequality and putting an end to victim-blaming by addressing the double-standards placed on woman.

However, the Amber’s disappointment, the photo that completely exposed her nakedness from the waist down was removed by Instagram after a few hours, as it violated the site’s ‘no-nudity policy’.

“We know that there are times when people might want to share nude images that are artistic or creative in nature, but for a variety of reasons, we don’t allow nudity on Instagram,” Instagram states in their community guidelines.

Check out Amber Rose’s nude photo that was deleted by Instagram

In retaliation, Rose laughed off Instagram’s decision of deleting her photo by posting a video of her rolling her eyes and accompanied it with these words below. 

“When IG deletes ur fire a– feminist post but you really don’t give a f—- because everyone picked it up already,” she captioned the video adding the hashtags “#amberroseslutwalk” and “#bringbackthebush.

As if that was not enough, Rose also took to Twitter where she posted the same photo although it still remains. “#Amberroseslutwalk,” she captioned the image, linking to the official site of the event.

Twitter users remained mostly in support of Rose with some questioning what her 4-year-old son Sebastian would think of the photo.

Follow the #AberRoseSlutWalkChallenge on this link https://twitter.com/hashtag/amberrosechallenge?f=tweets&vertical=default&src=hash

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“Take A Tour To Nigeria”-Bigtril Advises Ugandan Artistes

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 16:42

It seems Striker Entertainment’s rapper Bigtril learnt quite a number of interesting things from his recently concluded Nigeria media tour. As we talk, his fan base in Naija land has broadened especially basing on the fact that he was hosted on different Nigerian radio and TV stations where he promoted his music from.

It’s not long ago since he came back home and as he spoke on UBC TV’s Horizon Vibe show hosted by Calvin Da Entertainer yesterday the 9th of June, the ‘Pretty Girls’ hit maker urged fellow Ugandan artistes to also take a toue to Nigeria like he did.

“I would like to urge every Ugandan artiste to take a tour to Nigeria if you have the resources” Bigtril said while asked to share the experience he had in the country. Well Nigeria’s music industry is by far one of Africa’s vibrant industries that has successful artistes like D’Banj, 2 Face Idibia, P Square, WizKid among others, without forgetting music producers like Don Jazzy.

Bigtril urges Ugandan artistes to take a tour to Nigeria

Well, during the trip, ‘Trizzy One Time’ as he calls himself, was able to shoot his ‘Bad Gyal Ting’ song’s video there and at the same time releasing a collabo song dubbed ‘Faya’ with Seyi Shay one of the leading female stars in Nigeria.

Bigtril sharing a light moment with Sayi Shay

Basing on the good reception Ugandan artistes’ collabos with Nigerians have been receiving, we believe Bigtril’s advice to his fellow Ugandan artistes is inevitable. “There is a lot of professionalism in Nigeria music industry, it is more vibrant and more competitive” Bigtril added.

Talking about this, lack professionalism is one of the things dragging Uganda’s music back but if at Ugandan artistes borrowed a leaf from Nigerians, we would even be in better place than we are.

Bigtril in Nigeria’s Concert Radio

Bigtril was also hosted on Nigeria Info FM

 Watch Bigtril’s ‘Bad Gyal Ting’ song video shot and directed in Nigeria

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Yvonne Chaka Chaka To Be Honoured At BET Awards

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:58

On Tuesday, BET announced that Yvonne Chaka Chaka would be honoured with the 2017 BET International Global Good Star and Power award.

Upon this announcement, Yvonne announced that she was initially shocked when she heard the news but is “deeply humbled” to be recognized by a brand that she loves.

“I love BET, I watch their channels but I always thought it was more for the young people. So when I was told that I am nominated, I was deeply humbled because they are recognizing me for respecting my talent and the responsibility it comes with it.” she said.

Yvonne added that she remembers watching US musician Chaka Khan being honoured in 2013 and that she never imagined she would one day join that list.

“Knowing the power of my talent helped me to be able to help people. Most of my work to advocate for education and good health has been done in the continent, but it was only because people already knew who Yvonne Chaka Chaka was that I got the opportunity.” she said.

The musician said she hoped young artists learn that pursuing your dreams and knowing that your talent can help change other people’s lives is rewarding.

The musician will be jetting off to Los Angeles on June 20, ahead of the swanky awards ceremony on June 29. 

The BET international Global Good Star and Power award aims to honour individuals whose efforts help make a positive change in different parts of the world.

 

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Nutty Neithan And Empress Expecting Second Child

Sat, 06/10/2017 - 10:17

It is pretty difficult for an artiste to commit himself to one lady and it’s almost impossible for two musicians to start up a family together but Nutty Neithan and Empress are proving that their love is stronger than what people expected.

The two musicians are expecting their second child and despite last year’s stunt of pushing a song where it was reported that Fille and Nutty Neithan were dating, nothing more has come up regarding cheating rumours of the two.

Dancehall artiste Nutty Neithan and wife Empress expecting second child

Already the two musicians have a two year old son and close sources to them tell us Empress is about six months pregnant and that the couple can’t wait to be parents again.

Empress is elated about her second baby.

Even though they are not legally married but cohabiting, Empress and Nutty Neithan started dating over five years ago when they were still part of Maro’s Humble Management and their relationship kept on growing until they decided to stay together.

Nutty Neithan is known for songs like ‘Walk To work’, ‘Lwaki Tonsasira’, ‘Follow my rules’ with Mun G and ‘Bakuwe Kyonwa’ while Empress is famed for songs like ‘Big Masavu’, ‘Empress’ and others.

 

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Comedians Mad Rat And Chiko’s First Ever Show For July

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 19:43

Mad Rat and Chiko are by far some of the funniest comedians in Uganda and their stage blend is one of the things that have kept them on top of their game. Through the years, they have proven they can truly crack people to tears and those who never missed their showcases at the Centenary Park based Laftaz Comedy Lounge and other venues, will testify to this.

Are you a fan or a well wisher who enjoys their dozes of laughter? Their first ever one man comedy show dubbed Nseko Buseko With Mad Rat and Chiko slated for Friday the 7th of July at Theatre Labonita is something you might not want to miss.

Chano8 talked to one of the comedians Chiko and this is what he had to say. “It is the first show and we promise the best on that day. Our fans should expect new and fresh content.”

Mad Rat (left) and Chiko (right) set to crack fans to tears at their first ever comedy show

Organised by Pixel Media, the show will not only happen at Labonita but will head to six other districts namely Jinja at Laftaz Dam Waters, Mbarara at Ice Lounge, Masaka at Maria Flow, Mukono at Satelite Beach, Fort Portal at Restaurant Gardens and finally Mable at Thatch Gardens on yet to be announced dates.

Chano8 further talked to Galaxy FM’s Andrew Kyamagero the CEO Pixel Media the organisers and here is what he said.

“What people should expect is a show that is going to be the first of its kind for the duo, these two boys have what we call clean comedy, they will make you laugh but they will not utter obscene words. As Pixel Media, we strongly believe in this brand and they are the new making of comedy.”

“Expect a full blast kind of show, we are not going to have curtain raisers as comedians but we will have maybe a Dj who will be grooving up the people before they get on stage.” Andrew concluded

 

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MidYear Boat Cruise This Weekend

Fri, 06/09/2017 - 12:08
Meet Drone Herts (Musinguzi Herbert) who nowadays prefers to be called Herts, best known for his magical touch in Marketing and Events and this time round he has organised a  Boatcruise. Tell us about this Event? (Mid year Boatcruise party) The mid year Boatcruise party, This is going to happen this Saturday 10th June, and Tickets are out at only 35000shs. Alot of things are going to happen a reunion of all obs and ogs, entertainment, music, entertainment and also have a Happy hour on the  the boat 3beers 10k, its just going to be the best experience. Its a 5hr Cruise to Kpalm Islands in Mukono where People will reach and Party and have all the fun they cant have intown so its just a Trip to paradise thats all I can say Who are you working with?  We have an Investment clube called D9 it will be teaching people about stock markets and how to earn through investment with ease. We have Crooze fm 91.2, Chano8 magazine of course the official sponsors of all  boatcruises i organise and we are expecting NBS tv  on board as well. Why Croozefm? Well Crooze fm is a fast growing radio station which is the biggest radio in the whole of the Western region with a following of over 200,000 likes on the official Facebook page, it has a youthful target and its urban as well. How do people get Tickets have you put them at a certain point?.. Yeah tickets are out,  and they are selling out very fast, I dont expect to sell any tickets at the gate. And the few tickets that will be available will have been booked in advance, But still people can book thru the numbers on the Posta. What challenges have u faced so far? Most challenging factor is its Ramadhan and very few people want to go they have requested for another Event for those who miss, We are yet to think about it though.

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Singer Phil Collins Cancels London Shows After Falling In A Hotel

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 19:15

Musician Phil Collins was rushed to hospital after suffering a dramatic fall in a hotel, forcing him to cancel his London shows yesterday.

According to a message posted on the singer’s official Facebook page, the 66-year-old tripped and fell and badly gashed his head following his concert on Sunday night, after a more than ten-year break from touring.

“Phil has had stitches for a severe gash on his head close to his eye following his first return to the stage in ten years and it is said that he is recovering well but will be kept under observation for 24 hours.” the post read

Phil Colins cancels his London shows after falling in a hotel rooms

A spokesperson said Phil suffers from “drop foot” as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk’.

“Phil suffers from “drop foot” as a result of a back operation which makes it difficult to walk. He rose in the middle of the night to go to the toilet and slipped in his hotel room, hitting his head in the fall on a chair.” He said

The Royal Albert Hall shows will therefore be rearranged for November 26 and 27 this year. All tickets for today June 8 will be valid for November 26 and tickets for June 9 will be valid for November 27.

Phil hadn’t been on tour in over ten years prior to that evening, but had made a triumphant return to the London stage at his Not Dead Yet tour.

The music icon though had to use a walking stick to make his entrance, and stayed seated for the entirety of the gig following major back surgery in 2015. 

 

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Urban TV’s Sqoop On Sqoop Host Tina Loses Cyber Fight To Fabiola

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 18:02

Anita Fabiola could be arguably one of the sexiest socialites and fashionistas in the country. Yesterday the 7th of June was her 23rd birthday and it almost turned out into a nightmare when Urban TV’s motor-mouthed Sqoop On Sqoop show host Tina also known as ‘Tina Fierce’ on social media, negatively replied a Tweet from one of Fabiola’s friends wishing her a happy birthday in what later turned into a fierce cyber battle.

Tina replied to a tweet from Fabiola’s friend identified as Tracy Gwambe that read; “She’s Beautiful with huge brains, intelligent, a sweet soul and hardworking at that. Happy birthday darling @Aniefabie.” And shortly after the verbal war commenced.

Anita Fabiola

Tina who according to Fabiola has all along been looking for a chance to be famous using her ( Fabiola’s) name criticised Tracy Gwambe’s tweet saying that she (Tracy) is Fabiola’s groupie and that Fabiola does not have huge brains but only uses her ‘genitals to survive’.

“Sounds colonial; why you pulling her legs talking bout big brains& all? I hate to crap on your parade but that’s not her forte” Tina said

Fabiola who has been acting in the ongoing local TV drama series ‘Second Chance’ instead rubbished Tina’s allegation saying that she is just an attention seeker trying to get content for her TV show in vain

“U wanted my attention now you got it boo. I’ll let you get famous for a few minutes before you go back to being a fat and ugly angry fool.” Fabiola replied.

Sqoop on Sqoop’s host Tina Fierce

However, the Tweets kept flying in although both of them later broke the Twitter feud rules by blocking each other and deleting some of the tweets off their feeds but Chano8 managed to get some of the screen shots as the battle was ongoing.

Check out some of the screen shots of Anita Fabiola and Tina’s twitter war

 

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Abryanz Injects 50 Million In Kampala Ice Cream and Cake Festival

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 16:26

The return of the Ice Cream and Cake Festival has according to news from the corridors received a massive boost as celebrity stylist Brian Ahumuza commonly known as Abryanz injected a whooping 550 million to support the family event.

Abryanz who is a Ciroc ambassador and the chief organiser of the Abryanz  Style and Fashion Awards has not been common in the public domain for unknown reasons. However he seems to be making a big comeback too as a brand.

“The Abryanz brand is reputed for dealing with only the best. And the Kampala Ice Cream and Cake Festival is one such event. It exudes class and appeals to the exact demographic that our brand appeals to. That is why we are partnering with them on this edition,” Ahumuza said in an interview.

Revellers buying ice cream at the last year’s edition

   

Our sources also told us that a number of other big brands have come on board to make the event scheduled to take place on 17th August at Uganda Museum a success. Among those giving the event a push are like Liquid Silk, Silk Events and Tweny Moments.

According to the organisers, a lot has been put in place for the event expected to be the best ever since its inception. There are many new items expected on the program to spice up things come D-Day. The chief organiser Mr. Solomon BW Muleyi while speaking about the preparations, had this to say;

“Uganda’s entertainment landscape has seen a lot of mediocrity. Festivals have lost meaning. But with the Kampala Ice and Cake Festival, we are going to redefine festivities. And because it is a family affair, we have tailored a horde of activities that will ensure that the kids and adults experience the entertainment in equal measures”. Muleyi told the media.

There will also be a kids section for the children to have fun

The festival will have a temporary kids park that will have several bouncy castles and blow-up swimming pools, complete with kid’s experts to orchestrate the fun. The adults will receive entertainment from all angles. But mostly, from tasting various cake and ice cream flavors. We will have cake bake-offs, flavor tasting competitions, boyfriend and husband competitions, atop the live band that will be playing,” He added

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Akon Calls Africans Abroad To Come Back Home

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 11:45

There is a passion Akon has towards Africa these past years that he wants to inflict on other Africans living abroad.

According to Akon, most of Africans living in America complain of being mistreated yet they have an option on coming back to Africa and settle back here.

“I always thought Africa is for Africans. So when I see African Americans dealing with all these issues, my first question is why don’t they just go back home.” he said during an interview with Aljazeera a few days ago.

He added that in Africa, they will be treated fairly because they will be home.

Akon calls upon African abroad to come back home

When asked how it can be possible for a person born in the US and lived over there his entire life can find refuge in a foreign country on a foreign continent, the ‘Ghetto’ musician said that it starts with just a visit.

“How many African Americans do you see out there who even don’t consider Africa a vacation place. They even don’t go there for knowledge. This mentality should stop,” he said. “The system in America was never built for black people. The documents have never been altered. It has always been white first.”

Akon, who is a Senegalese music singer has sold over 30million records worldwide and besides being a musician, he’s an activist and philanthropist.

 

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Oliver Mtukudzi, PJ Powers And Jose Chameleone To Face Off On 30th

Thu, 06/08/2017 - 09:40

 

It’s been so long since Uganda last had an action-packed weekend like the one we are going to have on the 30th of this month where African heavy weight artistes will battle it out for supremacy.

We are still not sure whether it was intentional or by mistake but come that date, Uganda is going to receive two international artistes performing on the same day. We are talking about Oliver Mtukudzi and PJ Powers.

Both are power horses on the African music market and to even make it worse, our very own Jose Chameleone will also be having his ‘Hit after Hit’ concert at Lugogo Cricket oval.

Oliver Mtukudzi is coming to town.

PJ Powers will be having her ‘Jabulani’ charity concert at Kampala Serena Hotel courtesy of the ‘Girl for the Girl Up Initiative Uganda, while Oliver Mtukudzi will be at Imperial Royal Hotel for the ‘Lock Down Concert’ Courtesy of Mavuno Church Kampala.

PJ Powers is expected to put up an energetic performance

PJ Powers the South African legendary musician behind songs like ‘Jabulai’, ‘There is an answer’, and ‘Soweto’ among others has performed in Uganda once before while the Zimbabwean legendary artiste famed for songs like ‘Todi’, Wasakara and ‘Neria among others has previously performed in Uganda three times.

Those aside, Chameleone is having his first concert in two years which promises to be the best of all the concerts he has ever had but the question is where will you be that evening?

Uganda’s own Jose Chameleone is preparing for a big come up this year

 

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Radio Ordered To Pay 56 Million For Throwing A Dj’s Laptop In Water

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 17:39

Whether throwing a Dj’s Laptop in a swimming pool was a publicity stunt or not for singer Mawzy Radio, news reaching our desk is that he might have to dearly pay back following a notice of intention to sue issued to him by Real Sounds through Sam Kabanda Advocates.

The whole scandal of Radio real names Sekibogo Moses throwing the Dj’s laptop in water came up while he had joined the rest of the mourners who had gathered at the late Ivan Semwanga’s Muyenga based mansion for his vigil on Sunday the 28th of May. However, what is ground is that on top of the notice, the ‘Neera’ singer was asked to pay a compensation fee of Ug Shs 56 million to the Dj or else be dragged to the courts of law.

A copy of the notice of intention to sue issued to Mawzy Radio

According eye witnesses who told Chano8, Radio is said to have approached the Dj identified as Lubega Moses who was entertaining the mourners and asked him to play his songs. Politely enough, the Dj told him how he was supposed to get instructions to play any songs from the vigil’s Master of ceremonies there by directing him (Radio) to the MC.

Instead of taking the Dj’s advice, Radio instead furiously snatched the Dj’s laptop and hard disk which he threw in the swimming pool although last week he came and refuted these allegations.

Singer Mawzy Radio instructed to pay Ug Shs 56 million as a compensation to the Dj’s laptop and hard disk he threw in water (photo by Habre Muriisa)

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State Of The Nation Address Focuses On Youth Empowerment

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 15:54
Yesterday president  Yoweri Kaguta Museveni delivered the state of the nation address to Ugandans amidst tight security at Kampala Serena Hotel. It was attended among others by Vice President Edward Sekandi, Ministers, Members of parliament, VIP dignitaries (including First lady of Zambia) political leaders and members of public.   The president highlighted many issues in the country and mainly focused on youth and their well being. He was ushered to the chair by speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga who also listed some of parliaments achievements and accomplished assignments. He mentioned that, the youth need to be embowered, skilled and given opportunities to make money even if not in regular employment. He got the conference center excited when he said the youth should not be arrested for being idle and disorderly’ since they could be jobless.   He also talked about government projects on road and infrastructure, energy and security. He amused Ugandans when he said the population in Uganda has grown because of ‘peace and immunization’ and that his long stay in power is not a bad thing after all it has given him more experience to run the country.   See the full statement below;     State of the Nation Address by President Yoweri Museveni   His Excellency the Vice President,   Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament,   His Lordship the Chief Justice,   Rt. Hon. Speaker of EALA,   Rt. Hon. Prime Minister,   Rt. Hon. Deputy Prime Ministers,   Rt. Hon. Leader of the Opposition,   Their Highnesses the Traditional Leaders,   Hon. Ministers,   Hon. Members of Parliament,   Hon. Members of EALA,   Members of the Diplomatic Corps,   Distinguished Guests,   Ladies and Gentlemen.    Greetings,   Madam Speaker, in fulfillment of the Constitutional requirement under article 101 (1) of the Constitution of the Republic of Uganda, I am here to deliver the State of the Nation Address, 2017.   Madam Speaker and Hon. Members of Parliament, on 8th June 2017, the Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development, will present to this August House and entire Nation, the Budget for FY 2017/2018. He will detail what has been achieved and what we intend to achieve in the coming Financial Year    Since the last State of the Nation address, a number of Ugandans, including former Ministers and Members of Parliament, have departed from this earth.   I extend my condolences to their families and to the entire country.  Let us stand up for a minute of silence in their memory.   On this occasion of the State of the Nation address, I will just summarize what the NRM was telling the population during the elections of last year.  In order to guarantee prosperity of our country, we need to remember five issues.  These five are: peace; development of the infrastructure and the human resource; wealth creation; jobs creation; and market access.  Sometimes, we package them differently as ten strategic bottlenecks.   Peace means absence of war but it must also includes absence of lawlessness. The NRA/UPDF has ensured peace in the country by defeating Kony, ADF and disarming the cattle rustlers in Karamoja.  The UPDF has the capacity to ensure that nobody disturbs the peace of Uganda.  However, as you saw recently, there has been a spike of lawlessness in the country involving the murder of AIGP Kaweesi, Sheikhs, Major Kiggundu, Joan Kagezi, Chairman Okware in Namayingo, Rwamutwe in Bushenyi, the town clerk of Gulu, the Eritrean businessman, etc.  There were also numerous break-ins in homes and some people were throwing leaflets threatening violence.  In Mukono, there was the increased stealing of vanilla from the gardens.  Some people started panicking.  When I went to the home of the late Kawesi, I told you of the gaps that were still in our law and order architecture.  These gaps were unattended to until recently, not because they were not known, but because of lack of funding on account of competing demands.    Here, I am talking of the technical means for the Police Force and the counter-terrorism capacity of the country.  Without going into details, I can point out to the Hon. Members, the absence of cameras in the towns and the highways. These gaps put alot of burden on the CID to discover the one that committed the crime depending on eye-witnesses and other clues.  The cameras would hasten the identification of anybody who commits a crime in the towns or the highways.  This is a gap I have given instructions to close.  Meanwhile, the rich businessmen and residents that can afford should install cameras around their businesses and residences.  They greatly assist. The Police will also acquire greater forensic technical capacity the details of which, I would not like to go into here.  Using the limited means available to the Police, in the form of Police dogs to detect explosives, scanners, metal detectors, etc., the Police backed by the UPDF, when there is good planning, can guarantee security against any lawless or terrorist actions.  The recent peaceful holding of the Martyrs Day, where an estimated 3 million people turned up, shows that Police and the UPDF already have good capacity, the gaps already mentioned notwithstanding.   Nevertheless, the Police and the intelligence services have been rightly criticized by the public for being lax in handling information given to them by the public, sometimes leaking this information, corruption in the form of extorting money from the public, high-handedness in dealing with the public and protecting criminals or allowing criminals to infiltrate the Police.  The Police leadership must, therefore, carefully listen to the public and clean up the few rotten elements.    Otherwise, I can inform the public that, ever since 1980, when we started recruiting educated people into that force, the Police has got a very large number of capable cadres.  Those who taint their hand with hobnobbing with criminals will only let themselves down. The Police Force will continue to grow stronger as it was planned to do by the UNLF in 1980 and, subsequently, by the NRM ever since 1986.   The Police do not have to wait for the crime to be committed. Through good intelligence, most crimes can be prevented. Most of the suspects arrested after the murder of Kawesi and others, even if they were not involved in the killing of Kawesi, they had committed other capital offences, many of which carry death sentences or life imprisonment. Why, then, were they still in circulation?  That means somebody was not doing his or her work.   The attempt by the criminals to cause rural scare by throwing leaflets, stealing vanilla from the gardens, occasional murders and rape, is easier to deal with because the villages are not as congested as the towns.  Indeed, 78 suspects have been arrested for being involved in crime in the Masaka and Mpigi areas.  Our massive security apparatus comprised of the Police, the crime preventers and the UPDF, with very little mobilize, can easily handle that village thuggery.   The other day, I was in Kalerwe and the youth there were complaining of the Police arresting them for being “idle and disorderly”.  This must stop completely.  Some of the youth are idle because they do not have jobs.  Why arrest them for that?  The revolutionary should be like “fish in water”. A revolutionary should never be “fish in no water”.   You should never talk harshly to the people. Always maintain a harmonious relationship with the people. I started relating with the youth in Kampala in 1968, in Katwe.  The NRM cadres in Kampala have not properly followed the earlier work of Fronasa in Kampala. Our first NRA Commander, Ahmed Seguya, was from Katwe.  I had trained him in Mozambique in 1971-72.   The issue of alleged torture by the Police, was addressed by myself in the usual NRM/NRA way. We always combine educational methods (sensitization) and administrative methods (punishments, demotions, etc,). When these reports came up, I carried out analysis of torture and how it, actually, impedes successful investigations.  That is a very powerful message because it addresses the whys and the why-nots of an issue.  It addresses the “Policeman of the mind” rather than just the “Policeman of the body”. I saw some NGOs and allied persons pouring scorn on my methods and recommending only fascist methods of arrests and imprisonment without education.  Could these “experts in-everything” tell us why the UPDF is able to operate in Somalia, Central African Republic, Congo, South Sudan, etc. without complaining?  Is it because of high pay or fear of imprisonment?  Do these “know-it-alls” remember that our Army is a volunteer Army?  Do they know that one can make much more money in the private sector than in the army?  Let the “know-it-alls” be informed that the UPDF does what it does because of conviction.  Okunyonyora (to explain, to sensitize) has been the life and blood of Fronasa, of the NRA, of the UPDF.  To end this point, be informed that Uganda is free of war and it will remain so and the spike in lawlessness is being defeated even before we fill all the gaps and will be totally defeated when the gaps are filled.    Uganda will be like in one old song of the Banyankore which went as follows: “Muyogo na Muyuumbu ei abaan bariisa ente” ─ Muyogo and Muyuumba (part of present-day Ntungamo) were so peaceful that children were brave enough to look after cattle because there was no threat.    When it comes to the development of the infrastructure and the human resource, I want to inform the Ugandans that here we are talking about the physical infrastructure (roads, electricity, water-works, the railway, the telephones, etc) and developing our human resource through education and improved health. The development of the infrastructure is so crucial because, as I have told you numerous times, it lowers the costs of doing business in the economy and, therefore, maximizes the profits of companies.  Lower costs of electricity, transport, etc., means higher profits for the entrepreneurs. I want to salute the Parliament of 2006 and the subsequent Parliaments.  They saw and supported the logic of boosting expenditure on roads of Shs. 398 billion in 2005/2006 to the present level of Shs. 3,442 billion.  On account of this and in spite of the corruption, just using government of Uganda money, we have tarmacked the following roads: Kampala-Mityana; Kampala-Masaka; Kampala-Kafu-Karuma-Gulu; Jinja-Kamuli; Iganga-Kaliro; Tororo-Mbale-Soroti; Ishaka-Kagamba; Mbarara-Kikagate; Matugga-Semuto; etc,. These are roads that are already finished.  In addition, solely using Uganda government funds, we are in the process of tarmacking the following roads: Mpigi-Sembabule-Villa Maria; Musita-Mayuge-Namayingo-Majanji-Busia; Soroti-Katakwi-Moroto; Olwiyo-Anaka-Gulu-Kitgum-Musingo; Nakapiripirit-Namalu-Muyembe; Mubende-Kakumiro-Kibaale-Kagadi-Ndaiga; Nyakahita-Ibanda-Kamwengye – Fort Portal, etc., etc.     All these  and the others not mentioned are being done solely with the Uganda government money.  There are other roads being done with the support from the international institutions but most of the time with co-funding from GOU. These are: Gulu-Atiak-Bibia; Kiguumba-Masindi-Hoima; Kagadi-Kyenjojo; Ntungamo-Mirama hill; Rukungiri-Kihihi-Ishasha-Kanungu-Rugyeyo-Nyakisheenyi; Rwenkunyu-Masindi-Port-Apac-Lira-Puranga-Acholibur; Kapchorwa-Suam; etc., etc.  Some of the roads that were internationally funded are already finished and they include: Fort Portal-Bundibugyo; Mbarara-Kabaale-Katuna; Kabale-Kisoro-Bunagana-Kyanika; etc. The World Bank wants to help us re-tarmack, strengthen and widen Tororo-Mbale-Soroti-Lira-Kamudini roads.   I am most grateful to the international partners for this solidarity. However, the Ugandans financing their own projects, gives me alot of satisfaction.  It is a good harbinger of the good things to come.  What is happening in the sector of roads is replicated in the sector of electricity. Using the Uganda Government money from the Energy Fund, we have supported the expansion of generation of power e.g. in Nyagak where the licensed developer could not complete the project but, especially, in the area of building transmission lines. Using Uganda Government money, we have extended transmission lines to the following areas: Kakumiro, Kibaale, Kagadi, Muhoro – Buzizi tea factory to Kyenjojo; Kanungu-Rugyeyo tea factory; Rukungiri-Kanungu; Mpanga small hydro-Kamwenge-Kahunde and Kahunde sub-station; Buseruka small hydro-Hoima; Kyabugimbi-Buhweju tea factory; Kakumiro-Birembo-Nalweyo;    Sironko-Nakapiripirit; Amudat-Soroti-Amuria; Napak-Moroto-Katine; Lwala-Kaberamaido; Amolatar-Dokolo; Katwaki-Napak-Moroto; Mbale-Bufumbo-Bukonde-Manafa-Lwahaha border post; Bugiri-Wakawaka landing site; Kamuli-Bukungu landing site; Kitgum-Padibe-Kitgum Parabeki; Lira-Aloyi-Apala; Ibanda-Kabujogera-Kamwenge; Bukwiri-Kyankwanzi; Kayunga-Busana; Muhanga-Kamwezi; etc., etc    The proportion of the population that now have electricity is 20.4% compared to 4% in 1986.   Transport, as already pointed out in respect of the roads, is another cost pusher when it comes to business. A 40ft container costs US$ 3500 from Mombasa to Kampala by road compared to USD 1,500 by rail when the standard gauge railway is ready and will only take one day.  A similar container on the Peking (Beijing) – Shanghai line would cost US$1,500 for transport.  That is why we are working for the standard gauge railway.    The ICT issue is now addressed since we completed the ICT backbone. The cost of telephones and internet use should go down compared to what it was when we were using the satellites.  I am here, therefore, to inform the Ugandans that the NRM has been working systematically to make Uganda a low cost economy in terms of electricity, transport and ICT connections.  The labour is cheap.  The only expensive element we need to deal with, is the cost of money ─ in terms of interest rates. This will be solved by capitalizing the Uganda Development Bank (UDB).  This coming year, the Treasury put Uganda Shs. 50 billion in the Uganda Development Bank.   Having dealt with the cost pushers on the infrastructure and financial side, we need to report on what we have done on the human resource side. The population of Uganda was 14 million in 1986.  It is now 40 million.    Why has it grown so much and so quickly? Answer: peace and immunization.  I hope the new leadership in the Ministry of Health will, at last, implement the NRM strategy on health.  Our strategy has always been based on prevention rather than cure.  The measures of prevention other than immunization include: nutrition, hygiene, clean water, behavior change, anti-malaria measures and a responsible lifestyle.   The literacy rate is already 75%.  What we are going to work on is more and more skills.  The literacy rate is from the expanded education system ─ a total of 3,070 Secondary schools (government and private), a total of 19,718 Primary schools (government and private), a total number of 142 Technical and other Tertiary Institutions (government and private) and a total of 45 Universities (government and private).   It is issue three that is still a problem.  We still have a big proportion of people who are not engaged in wealth creation and those who are so engaged, are doing so sub-optimally ─ not fully utilizing the potential of their assets.  Two examples can show the magnitude of the under-utilization.    Dr. Muranga at Nyaruziinga is now harvesting 53 metric tonnes of banana per hectare per year.  Her neighbours, the Banyankore, are only harvesting 5 tonnes.  There are 1 million  fresian cattle and cross-breeds in Uganda today.  If each one was producing 20 litres of milk per day, our dairy production would stand at 6.5 billion litres per year, assuming 30% of the fresian herd would be milking at any given time.  Yet our total milk yield is still at 2 billion litres per annum. We are, of course, congratulating ourselves because it rose from 200 million litres in 1986.   There are four sectors of wealth clusters: agriculture, industry, services and ICT.  Uganda today has got a huge number of young people. How pleasing it is to see them!!  The only problem is that so many of them do not have  either wealth or jobs (obugaga oba emirimu). Yet Uganda is enriching other countries by excessively importing products and services that your own children can produce if assisted by the State. I have already done my small experimentation.  How much furniture does Uganda import from China and Dubai?  How many pairs of shoes does Uganda import from outside?  How many metres of textile does Uganda import?  How much pharmaceutical units does Uganda import?  How much vaccines for humans and livestock does Uganda import?  How much glass, how much fertilizers, how much steel?  How many auto-mobiles, how many motorcycles?  How many, even, bicycles?  How much processed coffee and processed fruits?  Is it a wonder that many of our young people neither have jobs nor wealth?   The answer is that we have donated both the wealth and the jobs to the outsiders.  When I talk of imports, do not think that I am confining myself to import-substitution.  I have never been in that category.  Apart from the internal market, we must also target the regional and the international markets.  What I am saying is that Uganda is uniquely endowed to enjoy comparative advantages in many of these production lines.    As I speak today, we already have good investors for steel, fertilizers, glass, coffee, cotton, maize, milk, cooking oil etc.  Amosi Dairies is exporting milk products to the USA; Mukwano is exporting cooking oil to the European Union; many factories were exporting fish before it was undermined by bad fishermen in the Lake.   However, for shoes, furniture, automobiles, motor-cycles, computers etc., we are still depending on endless imports which cause so much haemorrhage and yet we have the capacity to compete in these fields if everybody wakes up.    Using only Shs. 271 million through my State House Comptroller, I have bought common user machines for the furniture makers of Nsambya.  This is one group with 2,000 members.  I have given support to 105 groups in the Katwe area with a membership of 1,570 and to 17 groups in the Najeera area with a membership of 510.  The Katwe ─ Najeera area groups are, mainly, in metal cutting, bending, etc. In Katwe, I used Shs. 375 million and in Najeera, I used Shs. 337 million.   Apart from supporting groups that are already engaged in artisanal efforts, through my State House Comptroller, I am now supporting 711 young girls to do: baking, embroidery, textile weaving, shoes making, knitting, etc,.  Every intake of 6 months costs us Uganda Shs. 486 million, including giving them lunch and daily transport of Shs. 2,000 per person.  This is Kampala based.  We want to decentralize to the Kampala divisions.   This will mean that these youth are transformed from being idle and unemployed into wealth creators and job creators.  Remember that one’s wealth in agriculture, industry, services or ICT, creates jobs for many.  When I am a farmer, the farm is my wealth.  It also creates jobs for others.  When I am a factory owner, the factory is my wealth; but it also creates jobs for others.  When I own a hotel, the hotel creates jobs for others.  When I run a Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) business, that business creates jobs for others.  The huge reservoir of the unemployed and property less youth is a huge opportunity.    We should transform them into wealth creators and job creators.  They are the ones to save us from imports and also generate exports using our huge natural resources and our comparative advantages.    Yet, the money required is not so much as already pointed out above.  In Najeera, I spent Shs. 337 million;  Shs. 375 million in Katwe; and Shs. 271 million in Nsambya.  These figures included cash for their SACCOs, common user machines and, in some cases, work site sheds.   In job creation and wealth expansion, we shall not only depend on converting our youth to wealth and job creation.  We shall aggressively also attract FDI (Foreign Direct Investments).  These can move things faster. They have the money, the technology and the contacts for the markets.  Now that we have the electricity, once we have solved the issue of the high price of electricity, we shall be competitive.  We shall also review the landing fees for aircrafts at Entebbe and the ground handling fees. That airport must be competitive.   It is not wise to overprice yourself out of business.  However, for the FDIs to flow in, we must purge out all the corrupt official in the UIA, in the Ministry of Finance, in NEMA, etc.  They are the ones that have been delaying and frustrating investments.  How shall we know them?  We shall know them by their fruits.  Their actions will tell us who they are.  You delay an investment for two days, we know who you are.   You have seen how I have been using little money to convert the youth from propertylessness and unemployment to wealth creation and job creation.  The girls who are being trained will be equipped with the necessary gadgets once they qualify, similar to what we had done to other groups but, this time, in their own respective trades.  Why can’t we use the huge monies for women groups, for the youth, for the SACCOs, etc?  In addition to converting our youth from idleness to wealth and jobs creation as well as attracting FDIs, we shall also encourage our present members of UMA, who are 700 in number, to expand, diversity and deepen their operations.  Those engaged in exporting wet-blue leather, should make final leather so that our massive move on making shoes by our youth utilizes our leather.  Kilembe mines must produce the 99.9% pure cathode copper rather than the 94% pure blister copper because the former can directly be used in our cables industry at Lugazi rather than having the irrationality of copper producers having to import copper ingots for use in our cables industry. That was the case in the 1960s when we were producing and smelting copper but not to the final degree. The Gold Refinery recently commissioned at Entebbe is a good example because the gold produced there is pure enough to be used in coins, jewellery, etc., directly.  The steel from Sukulu (Tororo) will straight away go into the dams, the high-rise buildings, the railway, etc.  Our sugar producers should further refine sugar to produce purer sugar for use in beverages or for pharmaceutical.  Our beverages industries and our pharmaceuticals industries are rendered expensive on account of importing pharmaceutical grade sugar from outside.    Our sugar producers cannot, however, do this if they are still being disturbed by pirate sugar companies that were licensed by our system to operate in the traditional sugar producers’ zone of cane.  We are going to rationalize this dangerous chaos to the sugar industry. With pharmaceutical grade sugar, medical drugs that need syrups will cost-effectively be made here.  The soda industries will benefit from the industrial grade sugar.  Some of our industrialists (old or new) should go into making industrial and pharmaceutical grade starch for industrial and pharmaceutical use. Human drugs ─ companies are inconvenienced by having to import starch from outside.  Yet, we have our cassava and maize waiting to be turned into  starch.  Could Dr. Muranga’s banana starch help us in this?  Local starch would make the drugs cheaper by 30% and, therefore, more competitive.   On this occasion, I will not speak alot on agriculture because OWC is already on the move to tackle the 69% of our population who are subsistence farmers whose muziro(totem) has been money.  May be, on another occasion, I will give details of what OWC has done.   As far as agriculture is concerned, I will only mention three areas.  One, we should remember that there are richer farmers who do not benefit from OWC.  These need separate support through low interest money in UDB.  They need this money to do bush-clearing, pasture development, water excavation, accessing chemicals for crop parasites, etc., etc.  Part of the capitalization of UDB by government will do this.  I have also discussed with PTA and SADC Banks on this issue.   The other issue is irrigation.  We cannot depend forever on rain-fed agriculture. In the second season of last year (Ituumba) when there was stampede about the “drought”, there were at the same time the second highest recorded water-levels since 1900.  The water level last year, in the first season (Katuumba), at Entebbe reached the level of 12.70 metres.  That water level was only exceeded by the record water level of 1964 when it reached 13.65 metres at Entebbe.  In fact, since I follow those issues, I was very worried that the landing sites and piers would  be swallowed up by the water as happened in 1964.   Indeed, part of the shoreline was flooded.  Even today, the water level at Entebbe is at 12.13 metres.  Ever since 1964, the water level in Lake Victoria has never gone back to its 1959 level of 10.76 meters or that of 10.28 meters in 1923.  Therefore, to talk of “drought” in Uganda is an irrationality.  The answer is irrigation. I am glad the government is working on this. The plans for the irrigation schemes of: Pabbo, Ongom, Biiso, Labori, Namalu, Musamya, Kibiimba and Matanda are at the feasibility and design stages.  Designs for the following irrigation schemes are already finished: Mobuku II, Doho II, Wadelai, Tochi, Rwengaju and Ngenge.  There are also 130 micro irrigation schemes in various districts.  Other designs to be done are:  Rwebincuuncu, Mabira, Atari, Acomai, Geregere, Ojama, Kyenshama, Kyahi, etc.  These do not include the mega irrigation schemes around the Rwenzori, the Elgon, the Agoro and the Kigyezi Highlands as well as bulk water transfers for Kagyera, Nakasongola and Kakyeera areas.  More importantly, working with industrialists, we are developing solar powered water pumps that can be used by individual farmers.  I am looking forward to throwing away my diesel water pumps when the cheaper solar pumps are available.  I could then irrigate my pasture and crops.   With the diesel pumps, I have confined myself to only filling the cattle dips.  The Ministries concerned have pledged to finally work on some of the industrial parks such a Namanve, Luzira, Mbale, etc,. We are also expecting our Kiira electric car, Kayoola mini-bus and pick-up in 2018.  The Automobile Industrial k is being developed in Jinja, for tick control.    The fourth issue is to remember that, in order to supply the industries, our agriculture must wake up and behave industrially. We, for instance, are now required to supply cattle for the abattoirs that are springing up and also supply the Chinese market where our people have got orders for beef where a Kg is now US$11.5.  With 14 million cattle, this should not be a problem because you can easily sell off 20% per annum and it will not affect the national herd.  20% of the national herd is 2.8 million. Therefore, supplying a factory that needs 146,000 per year is not a problem.  However, somebody must concentrate those cattle so that the factory gets its 400 cattle per day that it needs.  We have directed NEC to do this.  Everybody should support them. Even private fatteners of bullocks can be licensed to feed these factories and also the export market.   In all this, I have not yet commented on the oil and our other minerals.  Having agreed on the pipeline, we are set to move.  This oil will make it easy for the Uganda State to fund infrastructure and innovation in Science.   The fifth crucial issue is market access. Under our 10 strategic bottlenecks that we identified long ago, limited market access is one of them.  Recently, in Dar-es-Salaam, I pointed out that in order to guarantee our prosperity, we must ensure that our products access the internal market, the regional one and the international one.  Trade is about mutual support if it is fair trade.  The EAC market of 170 million people gives us a good base to negotiate with others ─ the Americans, the EU, the Chinese, the Indians, the Japanese, the Russian, etc.  Once somebody buys what you produce, he is supporting your prosperity. The reverse is the case if you buy what he is producing. You are supporting his prosperity ─ you are creating jobs for him and giving him that that should be yours.   Let us wake up and wake up everybody.   As far as the legislative programme of the government is concerned, here below are the Bills:    PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE PROGRAM /FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2017/2018   S/NO   MINISTRY   A   MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS       1   Management of Uganda Government properties abroad “Overseas properties and Immunities Bill.   2   The Uganda Institute for Diplomacy and International Affairs (UIDIA), Bill.   3   Foreign Service Bill   B   MINISTRY OF  GENDER, LABOUR & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT   4   Social Impact Assessment and Accountability Bill.   5   The National Council for Disability Amendment Bill.   6   Community Mobilization and Empowerment Bill   7   The Traditional and Cultural Leaders (Amendment) Bill.   8   The Occupational Safety and Health (Amendment)Bill   9   The Labor Disputes (Arbitration and Settlement) (Amendment) Bill.   10   The Employment (Amendment) Bill.   11   The Workers Compensation (Amendment) Bill.   12   National Youth Service Scheme Bill   13   National Youth Council (Amendment) Bill.   14   Uganda National Cultural Center (Amendment )Bill, 1959 CAP 50   C   MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SERVICE   15   Public Service Pension Fund Bill,   16   Salaries and Allowances (Specified officer) Bill cap 291 of 1999   17   The National Records and Archives (Amendment) Bill.   T   MINISTRY OF FINANCE, PLANNING &   ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT   18   Bank of Uganda (Amendment) Bill.   19   National Payments Systems Bill.   20   Investment Code (Amendment) Bill,   21   Micro Finance Deposit Taking Institutions (Amendment) Bill.   22   Financial Leasing Bill   23   Motor Third Party Insurance Bill.   24   Income Tax (Amendment) Bill, 2018   25   VAT (Amendment) Bill, 2018   26   Excise Tariff (Amendment) Bill, 2018   27   Stamps Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2018   28   Finance Bill, 2018   29   Tax Procedures Code (Amendment) Bill, 2018   30   Supplementary Appropriation Bill, 2018   31   Appropriation Bill, 2018   32   Institute of Procurement Professionals of Uganda (IPPU) Bill   33   Annual Budget Estimates for FY2018/19 – Motion   34   Corrigenda for FY2018/19 – Motion   35   Budget Speech FY2018/19 – Motion   36   National Budget Framework Paper FY2018/19 – Motion   37   Semi Annual Budget Performance Report FY2017/18 – Motion   E   Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries   38   Agriculture Extension Bill   39   The NAADS Amendment Bill.   40   The Universities and Tertiary Institutions (Amendment)Bill.   41   Fisheries Bill   42   National Coffee Bill   F   Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs   43   Constitution (Amendment) Bill.   44   Administration of the Judiciary Bill.   45   Geneva Conventions Act (Amendment) Bill.   46   The National Legal Aid Bill,2015   G   Ministry of Tourism, Wildlife and Antiquities   47   Uganda Wildlife (Amendment) Bill.   H   Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development   48   Uganda Land Commission Bill   49   Land Lord –Tenant Bill   I   Ministry of Water and Environment   50   NEMA Act (Amendment) Bill.   51   The Climate Change Bill.   52   Water Act (Amendment) Bill.   J   Ministry of Trade, Industry and Cooperatives   53   New Sugar Bill.   54   Consumer Protection Bill.   K   Ministry of Works and Transport   55   Uganda Construction Industry Commission (UCICO) Bill.   56   The Engineers Registration Act (Amendment) Bill.   57   The Draft Roads (Amendment)Bill   58   Building Control Bill   59   The Civil Aviation Authority (Amendment) Bill   60   Traffic and Road Safety (Amendment) Bill   L   Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports   61   National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) (Amendment) Bill.   62   Physical Activity and Sports (PAS) Bill.   63   Uganda National Examination Board Act (UNEB) Amendment Bill.   64   The Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium (Amendment) Bill.   M   Ministry of Internal Affairs   65   Government Chemist Agency Bill.   66   Uganda Citizenship and Immigration Control Act (Amendment) Bill.   67   Small Arms and Light Weapons Control Bill.   68   A policy framework on poison information management in Uganda (to guide the government  Analytical Laboratory in establishing the National Poison Information Centre)   N   The Office of The President (Directorate for Ethics and Integrity   69   The Inspectorate of Government (Amendment) Bill.   70   The Asset Recovery Bill.   O   Ministry of Health   71   National Specialized Hospital Bill   72   National Health Insurance Bill   73   Indigenous and Complementary Medicine Bill   74   Mental Health Bill   75   National Food and Drug Authority Bill   76   Public Health Act   77   Health Tertiary Institutions Bill   78   Organ and Tissue Transplant Bill   79   Uganda Health Services Management Institute Bill   80   Pharmacy Bill   81   National Health Laboratories Services Bill           I thank you

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What You Need To Know About Sweat Belts

Wed, 06/07/2017 - 12:11

If you are trying to add tone and definition to your abdominal muscles, then you have no doubt run across an abdominal toning belt and wondered if it might be able to help you reach your goal.

The short answer is that an abdominal toning belt can help you get the look you desire, but that doesn’t mean you are going to get access to great abs with the push of a button. Rather, an abdominal toning belt is an accessory that, if used properly with a healthy diet and exercise, can get you the results you desire.

Therefore, you will not get great abs simply by using an abdominal toning belt, but an abdominal toning belt can help you get better-looking abs when used in conjunction with diet and exercise.

How Abdominal Toning Belts Work

An abdominal toning belt is designed to force your abdominal muscles to contract. This works the abdominal muscles and, over time, may help you get them toned and defined. The problem is that abdominal toning belts are often marketed as simple tools to help you get fit quickly. But, if you are obese or do not do any other training outside of using an abdominal toning belt, you are not likely to see the results that you want. Abdominal toning belts do work to a degree and may be considered a miracle by some, but you need to use them properly in order to see results.

The Myth of Abdominal Toning Belts

Whether you have seen commercials endorsing abdominal toning belts or seen them in stores, you have likely seen videos or pictures of smiling fit people using them. What you don’t see is all the running, working out and dieting that goes into that person before they strap on an abdominal toning belt and start using it. The biggest myth about abdominal toning belts is that you will put it on, use it for a few days and start to see results. If you don’t do work on your body outside of your abdominal toning belt, you will not see the same results that you have seen on commercials and other advertisements.

Sweating It Out

Wearing a body wrap belt underneath your clothing while working out helps to increase sweat production so you lose water weight. If you wrap the slimmer belt around your stomach while doing cardiovascular activity, it will help raise your core temperature, producing more sweat as your body tries to cool itself. But according to exercise science Len Kravitz of the University of New Mexico, staying hydrated is essential for normal bodily functions and for peak exercise performance. What’s more, the fluid to produce additional sweat will not necessarily come from your waistline.

Putting a squeeze on fat

When tightly wrapped, a slimmer belt will compress your fat cells. Even if you are just getting started in your weight loss journey, the slimmer belt can help you look smaller. However, once you decompress, your cells will gradually revert to their normal size and shape

Posture Impostor

If you are out of shape and have weak core muscles, wrapping a slimmer belt around your midsection sucks in your stomach and straightens your back. The slimmer belt forces you to improve your posture since it is difficult to slouch while wearing one. But wearing a compression belt can keep you from using your abdominal and postural muscles, and can contribute over time to greater muscle weakness and worsening posture.

Complimenting Your Abdominal Toning Belt

In order to maximize results and get your abdominal toning belt to work for you, there are a few things that you need to do. First, if you’re serious about toning, strengthening and defining your abdominal muscles, you need to start eating right. Many people cannot get their abdominal muscles to look great because they have a layer of fat over top of them. In order to get rid of that excess fat, you need to start eating healthier and start exercising regularly.

Create a calorie deficiency in your body in order to force your body to start to lose excess weight. By dieting and getting the right amount of cardio exercise, performing upwards of 250 minutes of rhythmic endurance exercise weekly. Walking, running, cycling and swimming are all good choices. To improve muscle tone and posture. Perform resistance training for all your major muscle groups on two to three non-consecutive days weekly, and perform whole-body flexibility exercises at least once or twice per week.

From there, you can use your abdominal toning belt to start to define the abdominal muscles. By doing this, you’re using the abdominal toning belt to compliment the rest of your hard work. An abdominal toning belt is not a miracle worker, but it can help you develop your abdominal muscles over time.

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