“On behalf of Kansiime Anne, the Kansiime brand and following we would like to issue a statement in regards to http://metro-uk.com/anne-kansiime-arrested-at-london-heathrow-airport-with-2kg-of-cocaine/ .
First of all we would like to acknowledge all our ninjas who have shown genuine love and concern by inquiring from us what is going on. Kansiime is in Uganda and has been in Uganda for the last 3 weeks since returning from work in South Africa late January and hasn’t been to the UK since November 2016 with proof of location that can be found on all social media platforms for Kansiime Anne.
It is a pity that some online tabloids find it exciting to fabricate stories that tarnish the image of honest hardworking people. We kindly request the public to be smart and reject helping such tabloids grow their following by riding on the hard Labour of others. Kansiime Anne is a role model to many across different age brackets something that she doesn’t take for granted and is highly committed to.
Once again we thank all media platforms and journalists whose unwavering faith in Kansiime has played a huge role in clearing the lies that were being fed to the innocent public.
We return all glory to God for the blessing that is the Kansiime brand and we are working extremely hard with faith that the best is yet to come”
Meanwhile Children under Kansiime Foundation have started secondary school. The funniest Ugandan woman expressed her joy at the achievement.
“Finally our children #KansiimeFoundation have started Secondary School.
Wululululululul doing the happy dance arms akimbo jumping around…….
Am sure my ninjas, u will agree with me that school fees these days is not our relative at all so i know u understand my excitement fellow parents.
So, our pioneer children at the foundation just checked into their various Schools of their choice this morning and we refuse to take any of this for granted and we want to thank God and declare that we know where all our Hope and Grace comes from. For God and My Country,” Anne Kansiime.
In a poll held by Government Citizen Interaction Centre, Ugandans have rated friendliness and caring concern of nurses in the service delivery. The feedback received has it that 70% citizens say friendliness and caring concern of nurses poor. Over 400 people who participated in the poll, 11% say nurses are very good at caring, 19% say they are good, 30% say they are poor while 40% say they are very poor.
Citizens have called for the motivation of health workers to be able to instill in them a sense of caring and friendliness towards their patients.
Etihad Airways Engineering signs Boeing 787 Contract to optimize Aircraft performance of Kenya Airways
Etihad Airways Engineering has signed an agreement with Kenya Airways to perform mandatory checks on its Boeing 787-8 fleet. This is part of an integration programme for the newest additions to the airline’s fleet.
The first of six scheduled Boeing 787 C-checks begins this month, with the last one planned for October 2017. The airline is also planning a number of product and reliability improvement modifications to systems and components during these heavy maintenance checks.
Jeff Wilkinson, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad Airways Engineering, said: “We are pleased to support Kenya Airways in optimising its fleet performance and building its technical know-how through our expanding Boeing 787 heavy maintenance capabilities.”
Martyn Haines, Kenya Airways Technical Director, said: “We will use this opportunity to upscale and retool some of our technical department, who will be onsite to provide oversight of all work being done. The agreement also opens up other collaborative opportunities including training programmes.
“We have an ongoing maintenance programme of small and large checks across our other fleets, with all of these scheduled for completion within our maintenance facility.”
Etihad Airways Engineering is the largest commercial aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) services provider in the Middle East and has served more than 100 airlines and aviation operators from around the world. The company was named MRO Service Provider of the Year – Middle East at the 2016 Aviation Business Awards.
The Royal family of reggae, and renown band, Morgan Heritage, will be performing live in Kampala on Thursday April 13th at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
Morgan Heritage which comprises five siblings will be performing their famous tunes like “Down by the River,” “A man is still a man” and “Don’t haffi dread” amongst others.
While speaking at the press event, on behalf of Bell Lager, the lead sponsor of the concert event, the Customer Marketing Manager Bell Lager, Brian Sseruyigo said the brand was perfectly matched with a leading band.
“The pairing between Bell Lager and Morgan Heritage to deliver a once in a lifetime rewarding musical experience for all our consumers and for Uganda is perfect. This follows in the steps of the concert we had with Neyo. As a brand, we are known for pouring life into authentic moments, such as this one and we will continue to do so,” he said.
The preparations are underway to deliver a memorable experience. Partners who have bankrolled the event to ensure its smooth delivery include KLM, Protea Hotel, Africell, Galaxy and NBS TV were also present.
Foodies this one is for you! MilkMan plain cooking competition that has been running for weeks is ending today. The winner of the competition will then be announced on Wednesday 22nd February 2017.
“MilkMan is all about reach taste and quality ingredients. Show us what kind of delicious dishes you can make with our plain yoghurt. It can be a starter, a main course or dessert – as long as it’s original, tasty and contains #MilkMan plain yoghurt!
Please post your recipes with a picture of the dish at the comments below and the best one will win a Milkman hamper which contains: MilkMan T-shirt for adult and child, 1 liter of our UHT Milk, executive pen, kids pen, MilkMan calendar and Notebook.
Competition will end on the 20th of February and the winner will be announced on the 22nd.
*Please note that while posting your recipes you give your consent to use them on our web site,” MilkMan.
Lato Milk has been recognized as the best company of the year by Tanzania Leadership Awards (TLA). The award was in appreciation of its excellent services in Tanzania in the year 2016.
“We thank Tanzania Leadership Awards for recognizing and rewarding us with Best Company of the Year 2016 at the recently held TLA 2016,” Lato Milk.
Entebbe’s famous hangout joint, The Red Rooster Sports Bar is no more after it was sold to a new owner. Timothy, a Jamaican has taken over as the new owner under Outlaws Bar. The bar has been renamed Outlaws Bar.
Red Rooster Sports Bar was located on Church Road next to the Special Forces commands offices.
Raymond Hughes is said to have pocketed over Shs 150m from the juicy deal. The deal was cracked a couple of weeks ago. The bar has been operating for the last 9 years with a huge customer base.
Clearing of illegal structures, markets and other activities within the Road Reserves along National Roads
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has commenced an exercise of clearing all structures in road reserves along major highways and other national roads across the country. This was revealed in a statement released by the road’s authority body. Below is the statement;
Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) is among other things entrusted with the responsibility of managing the National Road Infrastructure which includes the road itself, the road signs and the road reserves.
In our drive to execute this mandate, we have, through inspection established that many individuals have encroached on the National Road Reserves, an act that contravenes the law.
In some instances the encroachment has been extended to the walkways, road shoulders and the road carriageway itself thereby posing danger to road users especially, pedestrians. This hinders the smooth flow of traffic creating traffic congestion and disorder as we now see on many roads radiating from the city centre.
In order to protect the National Road asset, UNRA will in accordance with Section 5 of the Roads Act, Cap 358 of the Laws of Uganda shortly commence eviction of all illegal markets and other unauthorized activities taking place within the road reserves along National Roads.
This clean-up exercise will start with Kampala-Entebbe Road and will later cover Kampala-Jinja Road, Kampala-Masaka Road, Kampala-Mityana Road, Kampala-Hoima Road and Kampala-Bombo Road.
This is therefore to advise all individuals who have structures or unauthorized activities of any form in the Road Reserves anywhere along the national roads to vacate before demolitions and forceful evictions commence. We request for maximum cooperation and compliance from the public to ensure a seamless exercise.
We anticipate that this exercise will reduce congestion on our roads, reduce travel time and ensure safety of all road users.
Allen C. Kagina
Executive Director, Uganda National Roads Authority
On the evening of Saturday February 18th, 2017 while driving to his country home in Nwoya District, the Deputy Secretary General, Hon Richard Todwong, found a boda-boda cyclist who had just been knocked down by a Tata Lorry Registration No. 307 UDG at Chopelwor Village.
The lorry sped off, leaving the injured cyclist by the road side. Unfortunately the boda boda rider passed on.
In his capacity as a leader and responsible citizen, Hon Todwong pursued the truck who in an attempt to escape, endangered other innocent lives by driving recklessly necessitating Hon. Todwong to fire gun shots in the air to dispel by-standers as well as force the driver of the truck to stop, but he continued in defiance till they reached a roadblock mounted along the road by traffic police that the truck was stopped and the driver arrested.
It was while explaining to the police officers at the road block that the officers pointed to Hon Todwong blood stains on his trousers. So, we cannot establish at this moment whether he shot himself or was shot by someone else.
Hon Todwong was then taken to hospital where it was discovered that the bullet had been shot on his left thigh just above the knee. He was later flown to Kampala for further medical examination. I paid him a visit at IHK earlier today and his life is totally ruled out of danger.
It’s an unfortunate situation but we thank you all for your prayers.
Justine Kasule Lumumba
NRM Secretary General
National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has revealed that it is planning to set up 4000 water points in various parts of Kampala City.
This was revealed during the tour to inspect water and sanitation in Bwaise and other areas of Kampala City last week.
NWSC MD Dr.Eng Silver Mugisha, Kawempe RCC Deborah Nabukenya, The General Manager Kampala Water Eng Andrew Sekayizzi and local leaders inspected water and sanitation facilities in Bwaise Kampala City.
The tour was aimed at recording feedback from beneficiaries of NWSC water and Sanitation projects in the city.
NWSC plans to add over 4000 water points and construct sanitation facilities in various parts of the city to improve access to safe water and better sanitation among the urban poor under its Urban Poor Branch.
“I will continue to visit our customers in the field to note feedback for better service delivery in all our areas of operation. I have also noted with concern that some vendors are exploiting the poor people. NWSC is going to install more water points to reduce on the influence of the middlemen and vendors,” Dr. Eng Silver Mugisha.
Some of the installations visited included NWSC Prepaid Water meters that enable the urban poor buy water at the official price of shs37 per 20 litre jerrycan.
The customer connect exercise will go on for 4 weeks as the corporation moves to better services in the city.
Curvy singer Desire Luzinda has no kind words for people who add little or no value in someone’s life. While posting the message on her wall, the ‘Lwakisa’ singer said people should give priority to people who add value in their lives.
Giving priority to people who add little or no value to your life is bad and may not help you at all because those people do not value you. “Never give priority to people who add little or No value to your life,” Desire said.
Farmers have enthusiastically embraced the latest New Holland tractors distributed by The Cooper Motor Corporation (CMC), the leading car dealers in Uganda.
The tractors have been hailed as the farmer’s dream in as far as sorting ploughing needs are concerned. Showcasing the TT40 Horse Power and TT75 Horse Power models of the new Holland tractors at the Harvest Money expo at Namboole Stadium, Simon Mugerwa, the New Holland brand manager noted that the tractors will help farmers to reduce the ploughing time.
This is critical especially at this time when the weather is increasingly becoming hostile thus the need for speedy garden preparation so as to maximize yields. “The TT40 Horse Power can plough up to five acres while the TT75 Horse Power can plough between 10 and 12 acres per day depending on the nature of terrain,” Simon , said. He however urges farmers to prepare gardens well before using the tractors.
Nkrumah Road based business man Twesigye John Stuart has finally captured his ‘bird’ Jean Kemigisha officially.
The couple walked down the aisle on Saturday 18th February 2017 at All Saints Church Nakasero and later hosted their guest a luxurious wedding at Seven Trees Gardens Kololo.
There was pomp and glamour as the couple was congratulated with emotional speeches and messages from friends and parents. City Veteran MC Roger Mugisha spiced up the wedding with his excellent MC skills.
Both Jean and John expressed their happiness at their new status and thanked parents, friends and workmates who have been there for them. Jean hails from the famous Bushenyi district while John hails from Ibanda. We congratulate the couple on their big day and wish them all the best..
Sexy city waitress Diana Nachel is back at her former work place, we can confirm. Latest info reaching our desk has it that Diana has quit Najjera based Nexus Bar and Lounge after a sharp misunderstand with her boss.
She has now joined Space Lounge formerly Club Rouge where she worked before. The sizzling waitress was a head turner at Rouge as most guys thronged the place then to have a drink and ogle at gorgeous Diana.
“My boss at Nexus started behaving in a funny way and I had no choice but to quit. He has even instructed bouncers not to allow me access the place even when I go to there to have fun with my friends,” Diana said.
City socialite and Makerere University student Merisa Sheila Pellegrini was in a blasting form as she galloped a whole bottle of wine alone. The wine made her feel like something was missing around her forcing her to post on her social media pages calling for company. The wine raised her ‘shaftablity’ index to almost 90%
“Getting myself wasted …anybody interested in joining the party, I feel like doing some crazy things with someone,” she posted.
Meanwhile the socialite has no kind words for men who don’t know how to kiss. While posting on her social media, she advised men to go to ‘sengas’ and learn the kissing game.
“I am disgusted by men who don’t know how to kiss and all they wanna do is shove their tongues into your mouth and smear or whole face and lips with saliva …Jesus you guys to go to sengas for lessons…shame shame shame,” she posted.
Sudhir Ruparelia’s family has dismissed claims on social media platforms that the successful businessman is dead. The family claims the rumours were aimed at causing an unwanted alarm among the family and tycoon’s friends as well as tarnishing the property mogul’s name.
Word doing rounds on Facebook and Twitter was that Sudhir died at the age of 61.
When we contacted Sudhir’s son, Rajiv Ruparelia to find out if everything was ok, he said he was having dinner with the family including his dad and shall call back later.
“We are having dinner now,” said Rajiv on Saturday night.
Family friends frowned upon the fake news.
The story appeared on a fake news website, also referred to as hoax news sites.
Such sites deliberately publish hoaxes, propaganda, and disinformation purporting to be real news — often using social media to drive web traffic and amplify their effect.
Unlike news satire, fake news websites seek to mislead, rather than entertain, readers for financial, political, or other gain especially against celebrities, business personalities and politicians.
Sudhir spent the better part of Friday at Crane Chambers and was spotted at Speke Apartments today on Saturday evening.
ICT and National Guidance Minister, Hon. Frank Tumwebaze has said that positive minds dream big and win. While reacting on Patrick Bitature’s business issues at the moment on social media, the minister it is so unfair to celebrate negativity and wish bad luck to others.
“Those who wish bad luck to others and celebrate negativity are bad losers. Positive minds dream big and win,” Frank said. “Those who celebrate negativity are bad losers and do not succeed in life,” he added.
Odrek Rwabwogo has quashed rumours that he wrote a dossier or missive calling on President Yoweri Museveni to step down for young blood.
Odrek said the article that run in Uganda’s leading Tabloid and attributed to him was not true. He said the work is his normal weekly movement ideology and mentorship column which runs in the New Vision every Monday.
This is what he said;
1) There was NO dossier or missive, as they crookedly chose to term it, which was specially written to anyone. The so-called dossier is a piece out of our normal weekly Movement Ideology and Mentorship column run in the New Vision every Monday.
2) We have produced these pieces for 59 weeks so far with a detailed account of the history, values, foundations and application of the Movement Ideology through the times; including the generational challenges we face in learning, growing and adaptation to the changing times.
3) We proffer for every piece what we think are solutions to adopt for the building of the Movement of tomorrow; we run through new ideas on re-tooling the economy, health, trade, science, education and governance to build a better Uganda. There was, therefore, no specialness about this piece, except for the cockeyed misrepresentation.
4) I ask our readers and those who care for an informed and mature debate about the future of our country, to kindly ignore the so called dossier or missive. Thank you. Odrek Rwabwogo
Legendary singer Dr. Jose Chameleone has pushed his ‘Legend Hit After Hit’ concert date from 19th May to 26th May 2017.
The Legend concert which was slated for the 19th of May 2017 has now been pushed to 26th May 2017 at Lugogo Cricket Oval.
“For the purposes of quality and perfection, we have switched our concert from 19th to 26th May 2017 at Lugogo Cricket Oval,” Chameleone said.
“When we stand together to defend Africa music it’s the greatest achievement!!!! Let no one convince you that you can never be who you wish to. Your hard work can always break the unbreakable. The journey to the moon started with just a step and remember those who fear to risk fear to achieve.
Mark the dates and Let’s fly the Flag High!!!! Lugogo Cricket Oval Stadium 26th May 2017, we going Harder,” Chameleone said.
Meanwhile singer Gravity Omutujju is also set for a live concert at Lugogo Cricket Oval on October 8th 2017.
Leader of Opposition in Parliament (LOP) Winnie Kiiza has congratulated little Evelyne who was born blind after she won Bank of Uganda scholarship after a spirited competition.
“I would like to congratulate my little friend Evelyne. She was born blind but has big dreams that she will definitely come to achieve. She won the Bank of Uganda scholarship after a spirited competition.
She emerged the best and has been taken up by the said sponsor for further studies. She has been a beneficiary of our scholarship scheme and we continue praying for better things in her life. Thank you for paying me a courtesy call my lovely friend and daughter. Together we shall make this world a better place for all to equally live in,” Winnie Kiiza posted.