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Treated Mosquito Nets Unsafe – Report

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:44
Treated Mosquito Nets Unsafe – Report

Researchers in Kenya say that treated mosquito nets that are widely used in East Africa are not safe and could cause asthma and cancer in infants and young children, the Daily Nation reports.

Its research says that the use of synthetic insecticides contains particles that don’t break down easily.

Dr Festus Tolo, head of Natural Product Research and Drug Development Programme at the Kemri institute says they are working on a natural substitute:

We are looking for a way of coming up with natural extract from pyrethrum to make safe insecticides and even use them in making indoor residual sprays which are harmless”.

 

Besigye Blocked from Visiting Dr Stella Nzanzi

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 16:26
Besigye Blocked from Visiting Dr Stella Nzanzi

 

By Serestino Tusingwire

Opposition stalwart Col Dr Kizza Besigye has today been blocked by Luzira prison officials from accessing his strong die-hard also a social activist, Dr Stella Nzanzi.

According to officials from Luzira Maximum prison where Nzanzi has been for nearly two weeks, they could not allow Besigye to check on her because Friday is not a visiting day for inmates and that they could only allow him if he could get clearance from above.

“We can only allow you inside if you get clearance from Prisons headquarters,” officials told Besigye.

After an incident, Besigye took to his twitter handle and said; “Tried and failed to visit Dr Stella Nyanzi, a Prisoner of Conscience, at Luzira Prison. My thoughts with her and her family.”

Dr Nyanzi is in Luzira on two counts including cyber harassment contrary to section 24 (1)(2)(a) of the Computer misuse Act 2011 and offensive communication contrary to section 25 of the Computer Misuse Act 2011.

This was after he allegedly insulted president Museveni on facebook by calling him ‘pair of Buttocks.’

Court Halts Media Reporting on Kaweesi Murder

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 15:47
Court Halts Media Reporting on Kaweesi Murder

By Serestino Tusingwire

High court in Kampala has today issued an interim injunction barring journalists and media houses from running stories concerning last month’s gruesome murder of the former AIGP Andrew Felix Kawesi.

“An order is hereby issued against the Respondents and their agents from publishing any stories/information in as far as the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi until the main application is heard and determined,” court statement reads in part.

This website understands that court has set 21st August, 2017 as the date to hear the main application. This means no media house is allowed to publish any story about the late Kaweesi until then when court will determine whether to continue with the ban or chill it.

“The intention is to gag the media so that security agencies can get a breather and carry out their investigation with no pressure. Otherwise, I doubt that even the IGP himself is interested in the whole fight with the media,” court registra says in the statement.

It should be noted that IGP Kale Kayihura recently sworn an affidavit saying that continuous publication of these stories includes confidential internal correspondence amongst security agencies on the murder investigations of AIGP Kaweesi and that it is injurious to the ongoing investigations and more so bound to jeopardize the security of Uganda.

He therefore wanted court to ban Red Pepper and other online news sites that have continuously published stories concerning Kaweesi’s murder.

Unfortunately, the final ban affects the media at large and social media bandits.

Pretty Brandy Releases after Easter Goodies

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:49
Pretty Brandy Releases after Easter Goodies

Being a talented music artiste is one thing and being a good promoter of your own songs is another thing.

Pretty Brandy is one hell of upcoming artistes who has turned a new trend in promoting her own music. The magic is simple- Flaunt what your mom gave you on social media.

As revelers were figuring out how to go by the Easter season, Pretty Brandy was not in the music studio to release a hit, but she was actually in the photo studio preparing to release salacious photos to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

It has become a trend for Brandy to tag her sexy and mouthwatering photos along with her music after she seemingly realized that the two move hand in hand.

And as we speak, men are flooding her social media pages in the name of checking out her new releases; both in nudes and lyrics.

Sexy Nina Roz Scoops Ciroc Gig

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:39
Sexy Nina Roz Scoops Ciroc Gig

Reliable information indicates that upcoming singer; Nina Roz is set to join Abraynz as the brand ambassador of Ciroc.

The pretty babe must have impressed her fans and different potential business partners that are considering her as the face of the brand.

She has been spotted on different Ciroc events and taking photo-shoots for the corporate liquor company.

It should be remembered that Abraynz was named the brand ambassador of this company last year a position that was also envied by another stylist Kim Swagga.

Abraynz, who is the owner of The Abraynz Collection, was unveiled at a glamorous event held at the posh Enkombe Place in October, last year.

He joined an impressive list of CÎROC ambassadors that includes names such as Diddy, Rick Ross, Banky W and D’Banj, influential talents that CÎROC has partnered with in recent years.

Singer Hooks 85-year Old Grandma

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 14:28
Singer Hooks 85-year Old Grandma

To upcoming young artistes, it has become trendy to hook old wealth women to push their careers.

The latest is that upcoming dancehall singer Trekaman has hooked an 85 year old sugar mummy, Josephine Gustafsson from Sweden.

Sources close to the singer say that he is keeping it a top secret and he wants to get citizenship then dump her.

Trekaman

He joins singer Guvnor Ace who bonked and wedded an older woman.

In August 2015, a 28-year old Guvnor caused a major storm in the Uganda when he walked down the aisle a 68-year old grandma as his wife in a secret wedding in Kampala. This raised eyebrows due to their age difference though Guvnor denied he was after the grandma’s money.

Singer Guvnor Ace married Monalisa Larsson who he had met on Facebook after she left a comment in one of his videos online. Guvnor had sent Monalisa a friend request which the Swedish grandma accepted and the two started chatting before eventually becoming lovers and agreeing to marry.

Guvnor later dumped her and eloped with another young Ugandan woman to Norway.

Now the latest information is that Monalisa is back at it with yet, a younger musician. The upcoming musician called Aziz Magic and works with singer Ziza Bafana.

The new couple is already parading their love on social media. Monalisa claims that Guvnor was after her money and was not genuinely in love with her. We hope Aziz is not equally for her money.

Sangoma Gitawo, Judith Heard Rekindle Romance

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:51
Sangoma Gitawo, Judith Heard Rekindle Romance

The Latest information is that city socialite Judith Heard has rekindled her romance with Sangoma Cameroon Gitawo.

A few months ago while in South Africa, she looked for Gitawo as if she was looking for grasshoppers.

 

It should be noted that last year, Gitawo and Judith Heard enjoyed each other’s company during the Arab Money Fab Party at Kampala Sheraton Hotel and Guvnor Club.

Often times, Judith Heard could not give Gitawo any breathing space, and since then she was named The Money Team (TMT) Lady. TMT was originally made up of only men; Cameroon Gitawo, Meddie Ssentongo and Katsha De Bank, who is in jail in South Africa.

It should be remembered that Judith Heard is a go-getter and has earlier dated celebs like Emmanuel Adebayor and Gospel singer Exodus. She has three children, including twins.

Prisons Netball Coach Names Squad for EA Club Championship

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:31
Prisons Netball Coach Names Squad for EA Club Championship

 By Emmanuel Sekago

The defending champions of the East Africa senior club netball championship 2016, Uganda Prison service have today announced their 14-man squad plus officials for the championship to be hosted in Kenya, Nairobi.

The championship will be telecast live on Kwese Sports 1 (Ch 300).

The Championship will start on 23rd and end on 30th April 2017 at Nyayo Stadium. The team leaves for Kenya tomorrow by road at 6:00am in Dream Bus that will be captained by Ajio Lillian.

The Squad:

Officials

Bugingo Narils (Head of Delegation)

Iwavu Robert (Team Manager)

Nyogesa Imelda (Head Coach)

 Players 

Ajio Lillian (Captain)

Amono Florence

Wasagali Alice

Nakachwa Halima

Nakafero Juliet

Tabia Dorothy

Oyera Stella

Nakabuye Hadijja

Nanyonga Florence

Nanfuka Stella

Adong Janet

Mumena Tausi

Ajidiru Getrude

Awillo Suzan

Panic as Locals Abandon HIV Drugs over Hunger

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 13:04
Panic as Locals Abandon HIV Drugs over Hunger

Arua: Panic has engulfed health experts in Arua following reports that hundreds of people enrolled on Anti retroviral therapy (ART) are abandoning the drugs over hunger.

Officials said the most affected people are women and children especially, those living in poverty stricken rural villages of Arua District, Northern Uganda.

Speaking to Red Pepper in an exclusive interview on Thursday, Dr. Paul Bishop Drileba, the Arua Deputy District Health Officer said in 2015/16 financial year, a total of 11, 666 were tested HIV positive in Arua
district of which 10, 607 were enrolled on ART.

                            Dr. Drileba (R) and Candiru (L) during the interview at Arua district headquarters on Thursday

Drileba went ahead to stress that about 2, 440 of the enrolled HIV clients abandoned the drugs for various reasons with many complaining of hunger, a move he said calls for an immediate intervention.

“I always skip my drugs when I have no food to eat because they are too strong and have a lot of side effects like headache when taken on empty stomach,” said Florence Namusisi, 39, a resident of Abiricenduku village, Aroi Sub County in Arua district.

Namusisi, a single mother of 4, who has taken ART drugs for the last 15 years said with the current food crisis in the country, prices have gone high for her to afford daily meals since she only depends on food from market.

                              Florence Namusisi while speaking to Red Pepper about her challenges

When contacted, Jack Kokole, the Coordinator of Arua district network of people living with HIV/AIDs asserted that many of his colleagues have stopped taking drugs due to the looming hunger.

Kokole said their research indicates that most people living with HIV in Arua eat only one meal in a day due to poverty.

Kokole fears that if the situation continues up to 2018, they are bound to lose many HIV clients mainly as a result of hunger which forces people to abandon their drugs.

He appealed to the government to quickly come to their rescue by lobbying donors to provide free food items such as posho, rice, sugar, cooking oil and beans for people on HIV drugs.

                          Kokole stresses a point during the interview with Red Pepper in his office on Thursday

It is for this reason therefore that Beatrice Candiru, the program officer of the National Council of women living with HIV/AIDs (NACWOLA) said they have now embarked on equipping HIV clients with business and farming skills so as to improve on their living conditions.

“We are encouraging people living with HIV to start farming on small scale by growing vegetables around their compounds and do some businesses which can avert hunger in their homes,” said Candiru.

Candiru said the problem of hunger among people on HIV drugs is real, adding that it has forced 134 clients from River Oli Health Center IV in Arua Municipality to abandon drugs while 80 also went missing from Adumi HCIV in Adumi Sub County last year.

According to Dr. Drileba, the current Arua district HIV prevalence rate stands at 4.9 percent.

(Writing by Andrew Cohen Amvesi , Editing by Serestino Tusingwire) 

University Given 60-Day Ultimatum to Pay Dead Lecturer’s Salary

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:32
University Given 60-Day Ultimatum to Pay Dead Lecturer’s Salary

By Milton Emmy Akwam

LIRA/GULU: The relatives and family friends to the late Ambrose Eger, a former lecturer of Gulu University have threatened to take legal action should it delay paying sums of money in the name of the fallen Eger.

Eger died on April 8th, 2017 and was laid to rest at his ancestral home in Alebtong district on April 15th, 2017, but before his death, he had won a case against Gulu University but had not been paid.

It should be noted that two years ago, Eger was laid-off by Gulu University over what he said before his death was ‘intrigue’ by some institution colleagues.                                                                                                                                 He therefore sued the University in High Court, a verdict Court ruled in his favor, averring that the lecturer was illegally sacked from service.

Court ruled that he should be paid legal damages and other cost in millions, but the University is yet to clear the said sums.

In an exclusive interview with Red Pepper Online on Thursday, Isaa Otoo Amiza, the deceased friend said he was making arrangement with deceased family members to take legal steps.

Otto, describing his gone friend as a true nationalist, brilliant and a true UPC consultant, said the University partly played a role in Eger’s death.

He said his friend was tortured, denied salary by his employer only to survive on handouts.

“We are giving them 60 days to pay to zero all monies to the deceased. After that, we shall take legal and administrative steps,” he said.

He added: “They (Gulu University) must consider the plight of the deceased children.”

The deceased left behind four children, one at the university.

Deceased relatives believe that following the layoff of their son, the physiological and emotional tortures sped up his death.

However, according to medical report, he died of hypertension coupled with other ailment.

Meanwhile, Uganda People’s Congress (UPC) party under Joseph Mbosa has condemned the manner in which their own ‘steward’ died.

In their message, the party promised to support the family to ensure they get what is due to them by all means.

“He was a true champion of rule of law, governance and a leading advocate for justice,” reads message from the party.

Responding to above statements, Mahood Khalid, the Gulu University Public Relations Officer (PRO) says the university had commenced committing herself as per the Court ruling.

Kahlid in a telephone interview with our reporter on Friday morning said, “I know that there was some Court ruling and there was obligation from his employer to pay.”

During the burial of their former academic staff, the institution contributed Shs1m towards burial expenses.

Leaders Condemn MP’s Denial of Dead Hubby

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:26
Leaders Condemn MP’s Denial of Dead Hubby

By Milton Emmy Akwam

LIRA: Judith Alyek, the Kole District Woman MP has been strongly condemned by a section of leaders for denying any prior relationship with her late hubby.

The Lawmaker’s hubby, late Ambrose Eger who was a former lecturer at Gulu University passed-on on the 8th April, 2017. He was laid to rest on 15th April, 2017 in Alebtong district.

However, what shocked residents after Eger’s death, Hon Alyek denied having ever been in marriage with him, something that left local leaders disgruntled with her.

The fallen Gulu University Lecturer Ambrose Eger

Dr. Richard Nam, the Prime Minister of Lango Cultural Foundation says the action taken by the Lawmaker was a ‘shame’ to her constituents and Lango region.

“Whereas they had affairs and split, it was very wrong for the honourable MP to disown her husband with whom they have children,” Nam said on phone Wednesday morning.

He says for deceased children to live without suspicion, as adult, they must advocate for a DNA test to ascertain if the late was indeed their father.

On the big role she possess as an MP, Nam says: “Sometimes you have to bow down irrespective of your position.”

Eger, according to clan elders of Inomo had a long relationship with the female lawmaker, producing two children in their heydays in marriage.

Bosco Acanadiro popularly known as Bosco Olulung who’s one of the clan heads of Inomo where the MP was married said during the burial last week that the two were husband and wife who lived for quite ‘many years’.

Currently, the MP is in love affairs with a one Richard Odongo who is yet to pour live bullets into her reproductive organ. Odongo’s profession is still unknown.

Meanwhile, one of the youth who campaigned for the MP and voted  her in February 2016 election says the legislator has touched what he termed as a ‘wrong button’.

Speaking on condition of anonymity, he says Alyek has ashamed her constituents including mothers and children, thus not fit to be a leader.

Meanwhile, the clan elders of Inomo are planning to summon their ‘daughter in-law’ for her steps and public denouncement that Eger was never her husband.

Mobile Financial Services: Kenya 76%, Uganda 27%

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:05
Mobile Financial Services: Kenya 76%, Uganda 27%

A new report released by Quantum Global’s independent research arm, Quantum Global Research Lab has revealed that Kenya has highest rate in the use of mobile financial services at 68%, ahead of Sudan at 52%, Algeria at 44% and Uganda at 27%.

According to the report, Kenya scores highly based on a range of factors that include mobile phone penetration, financial and conventional infrastructure development, regulation and the appetite of private players to pursue new initiatives that have driven the the variation in digital financial services, unlike Cameroon where only Banks are allowed to offer digital financial services directly.

“There are 203 Million registered mobile money accounts in the world, almost half of which are in Sub-Saharan Africa with East Africa accounting for the highest share. At least 19 African countries have more registered mobile money accounts than Bank accounts.” read part of the report.

Kenya was also ranked number one in Financial inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa, with 68% of the adult population using formal financial services. Nigeria, Africa’s most populous country and largest economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, was ranked second at 60 per cent as shown below.

Kenya’s high rate of financial inclusion is supported by having the highest percentage (at nearly 60%) of people who own a mobile banking account. Safaricom’s M-PESA mobile money platform is ranked highest with approximately 30 Million subscribers, making it the most successful digital financial services initiative globally.

The report further notes that Kenyans receive nearly 90 per cent of their remittances through mobile phones, followed by Ugandans at nearly 70 percent, and Ivorians at 50%. This is well above the Sub-Saharan Africa average of 30 per cent, and a comparable markets including South Asia and Latin America each at 5 percent.

 

NWSC Boosts Sewer Services at Nalufenya Children’s Hospital

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:03
NWSC Boosts Sewer Services at Nalufenya Children’s Hospital

The National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) has continued to maintain spotty services delivery as per its mandate.

Led by the area manager, Charles Okuonzi and the senior public relations officer, Agnes Atwooki, the corporation revamped sewage and water systems around the congested hospital which had broken years ago as part of their social corporate responsibilities.

‘’As we commemorate our World Water day, we could not celebrate without knowing what is going on in our community especially as we have our little ones here. We are happy that as NWSC we have brought man- hole covers and we want to ensure that this hospital has no challenges for water and sewerage and our plumbers are maintaining all these broken facilities,” Atwooki said.

NWSC officials were received by the head of children’s ward, Dr.Margret Obuke who commended the water service providers for their offerings to the facility. Okuonzi said the hospital had faced sanitation problem for quite a long time.

Talking about their service delivery, Okuonzi noted that, “We have achieved a lot and recently we emerged the winner as Jinja, so that is sign that we are doing well. We have achieved in service expansion and through Water Communication Clubs we have improved our relationship with customers.”

Strategically located in Jinja, Nalufenya Children’s hospital is the only government hospital serving Children in Busoga including the islands of Lake Victoria, Buikwe and Kayunga.

Nambooze Speaks Out On DP Chaos, Vows to Go Down Fighting

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:50
Nambooze Speaks Out On DP Chaos, Vows to Go Down Fighting

By John V Sserwaniko

Suspended DP Buganda region Vice President Betty Nambooze has urged her “Bad DP” faction supporters to ignore the last night events at Pope Paul Memorial Center and remain focused on the “make DP Great Again” crusade.

In a statement released this morning, the outspoken legislator from Mukono declares that, despite ill health she is currently in,  she won’t relent but go down fighting. See her full statement below:

VERBATTIM:

THE STRUGGLE CONTINUES

I have been receiving many calls since morning as the Democratic Party’s National executive committee (NEC) sat at Pope Paul Memorial Hotel.

I did not attend the meeting because my doctor had put me on bed rest because of a condition known as Hypoglycemia which has been disturbing me since last year. I got an attack on good Friday soon after participating in the way of the cross. I henceforth informed the acting party secretary Mr Siranda.

Although the NEC agenda never spelt out that, that I will come up for discussion in my individual capacity, I understand that I turned out to be the only item the NEC handled for the whole day.

I however salute the wise counsel of the Legal Advisor Mr Sam Muyizzi for reminding the party leaders that what they did on Thursday April 20, 2017, was illegal and inconsequential before the rules of natural justice and our party constitution hence a nullity.

I also thank the leaders from Western Uganda for standing on the principle of Truth and Justice upon which our party swears to abide by in all circumstances. I also thank the NEC members who walked out for distancing yourselves from these disgraceful and cowardly acts of attempting to threaten and gag party members who stand by what is right.

Undoubtedly this is neither the spirit of the DP we inherited from our forefathers nor the DP we want today and in the future.

I will address myself to the matter in detail on Monday if my health permits.

For now, I would like to tell the millions of DP members and supporters that our struggle has not been hindered by an inch. We want a strong, better governed, reformed, and transparent DP.

Such intrigues as seen on Thursday have only exposed the enemy within. It reassures us that we are on the right side of history and we should match on. We are invigorated.

For the party that believes in Truth and Justice, this exposes our President Mr Norbert Mao as being far short of that maxim, although I find his move sincere that people soul searching on how to make the party great again have no place at his table.

That DP in the state of captivity is no longer a matter of debate. We cannot relent until we liberate our party from the dark forces that so desire to annihilate it.

The enemy is within sight. We are building for our final stand.

Keep the messages coming. And I welcome your advice and support as usual as we take our struggle forward. Masaka we are coming.

For Truth and justice as we strive to make DP great again.

Egypt air strikes ‘kill IS-linked militants’

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 10:07
Egypt air strikes ‘kill IS-linked militants’

Air strikes in northern Sinai have killed 19 members of Egypt’s Islamic State affiliate, including three of its leaders, the Egyptian military said on Thursday.

Islamic State this week claimed an attack on security forces near St. Catherine’s Monastery in the south Sinai, the latest incident in a spate of Islamist violence targeting Egypt’s Christian minority in recent months.

Egypt is tightening security ahead of a visit by Pope Francis next week as a result of suicide bombings this month on two Christian churches, also claimed by Islamic State, that marked one of the bloodiest days for the country’s Christians in decades.

In a statement on its official Facebook page, the military said the air strikes were directed at militants in Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, which pledged allegiance to Islamic State in 2014 and adopted the name Sinai Province. Officials have blamed the group for killing hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police since then.

The military did not name the leaders it had killed in the strikes, but described one as among the group’s most prominent members, and another as the head of its sharia law committee. The third was an official in charge of interrogations.

There was no immediate comment from Islamic State on the air strikes.

Egypt has for years been battling an Islamist insurgency in the northern Sinai, which gathered pace after the military overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood in 2013 following mass protests.

Zambia Court to Rule on Opposition Leader’s Treason Case Next Week

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:55
Zambia Court to Rule on Opposition Leader’s Treason Case Next Week

A Zambian court will rule next week on whether to throw out a treason case against the leader of the main opposition party whose lawyers say the charges are vague and ambiguous, a magistrate said on Thursday.

United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema was arrested last week in a police raid on his home and charged with trying to overthrow the government.

His lawyers asked the court on Wednesday to dismiss the case, saying the charges were not specific.

Magistrate Greenwell Malumani said he needed time to decide whether to dismiss the treason charge and consider other preliminary issues that had been raised by the defence.

“The issues involved are many and complex and therefore I cannot hurriedly make a ruling. I will adjourn the matter to Wednesday, 26th April for ruling on the preliminary issues raised,” Malumani said.

Hichilema has been charged with plotting with other people between October 10 of last year and April 8 to overthrow the government. The arrest has raised political tension in Zambia, Africa’s second-biggest copper producer.

The Southern African country has traditionally been relatively stable but relations between the government and opposition have been fraught since last August, when President Edgar Lungu’s Patriotic Front (PF) party beat the UPND in a presidential election marred by violence.

The opposition says the vote was rigged but Hichilema has so far failed in his legal challenge against the result.

@Reuters

Rwandan man jailed for life for genocide crimes

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:47
Rwandan man jailed for life for genocide crimes

A Rwandan man accused of leading and coordinating attacks on minority Tutsis during Rwanda’s 1994 genocide has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the mass slaughter, Rwanda’s high court said on Thursday.

In the genocide, an estimated 800,000 ethnic Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed in just 100 days.

Bernard Munyagishari, who headed a government-allied militia known as the Interahamwe in Rwanda’s west, was convicted of crimes of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Lawyers for Munyagishari said they would appeal.

Timothée Kanyegeri, one of the three judges who convicted him, said Munyagishari had trained the militia in how to distinguish the Hutu from Tutsis. He also “told them that to kill as (for a) snake, you have to hit hard the head, otherwise it will sneak away”, the judge said.

Kanyegeri said Munyagishari had transported members of the militia in buses as they went to kill the Tutsis in Rwanda’s former district of Gisenyi and had personally helped to distribute guns, machetes, axes and clubs used in the killings.

Munyagishari was arrested in neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo in 2011. His case was transferred to Rwanda in 2013 from Arusha, Tanzania, where the now-closed International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda was based.

Munyagishari is being held in Kigali’s central prison and was absent during Thursday’s sentencing.

Betty Nambooze Suspended from DP

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 09:23
Betty Nambooze Suspended from DP

By Serestino Tusingwire

The Mukono Municipality MP, Betty Nambooze Bakileke who is also the Democratic Party’s Vice President for Buganda region has been given a three-month suspension.

The suspension comes on the heels of Nambooze organizing a conference with DP delegates in Buganda last month, a move DP top officials strongly criticized saying it was illegal and accused her of defying the party president, Nobert Mao.

This therefore prompted the National Executive Committee [NEC] of DP to convene a crisis meeting in which they decided to suspend Nambooze for three months as they investigation the motive behind her actions.

The motion to suspend Namboze, was moved by the DP youth vice chairman and seconded by a one Ritah Nakyanzi, also a member of the youth League.

Waiswa Mufumbira, the party vice spokesperson confirmed that among the 30 NEC members who attended the meeting, 22 voted to suspend Namboze, four moved out of meeting in protest against the motion, and one person disagreed with her suspension while three abstained.

Among the four who moved out include; the mayor of Makindye division Ali Nganda Mulyanyama, Paul Kakande, Sam Muyinzi.

A committee has been instituted to investigate her conduct and behaviors.

Uganda to Open Investment Office in Doha – M7

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:55
Uganda to Open Investment Office in Doha – M7

President Yoweri Museveni has said that Uganda is planning to open an investment office in Doha, Quatar to facilitate prospective investors with information on trade and investment opportunities and promote tourism in Uganda.

The President was on Wednesday addressing a delegation of 60 members of the Quatar Chamber and Quatar Business association at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Doha, Quatar. The President was accompanied by the First Lady Janet Museveni and some other ministers on a 3-day State visit in Qatar.

“Uganda will open an investment office in Doha. It will also work on the promotion of tourism. It will be part of Uganda’s Embassy in Quatar. There is free entry and exit of investors in our country. Let the Islamic Bank come to Uganda and save investors from the challenge of high interest rates,” he said.

He expressed his pleasure for having his first visit to Qatar and noted that he also went to Saudi Arabia for the first time, Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

President Museveni observed that the Arab region was close to Africa, but noted that not much trade was going on between the African continent and the Arab peninsula.

He said that by investing in Uganda, which has got a population of 40 million people, they do not only sell to us but to the East African region that is endowed with a population of 170 million people while the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa has got over 500 million people.

“When you invest in Uganda you will sell up to the global level. We do not want Quatar to grow items but to process them. The areas where we need support and investment are the minerals development. We do not believe in exporting unprocessed minerals. You can invest in another iron ore processing industry since the one operated by the Chinese today produces 300,000 tons of steel per annum,” he said.

He therefore lured them to come up and work with Africa particularly Uganda stressing that ‘the more the business we conduct, the more we shall prosper.’

The members of the Chamber pledged to organize a visit to Uganda.

Irene Ntale’s Sembera Tour Goes To Sweden

Fri, 04/21/2017 - 08:25
Irene Ntale’s Sembera Tour Goes To Sweden

Uganda’s female music superstar, Irene Ntale’s long awaited ‘Sembera Come Closer Tour’ has entered Stockholm, Sweden.

This memorable tour scheduled for April 29, 2017 has been organized by Mama Africa & Nile A.P- the tried and tested events’ organizers at both the international and local scene. The tour will take place at Events House, Tropical Paradise.

According to the organizers, Ntale will give the best of her music performance never seen anywhere. Most interestingly, Ntale will be companied by special guest artists supported by Top Djs Team Good Music Alvin Selecta London UK, and Stockholm’s hottest djs Nuh Linga-Mike Yangstar and the experience dj in Stockholm Nay J come see her mixes.

Mama Africa event’s organizers expressed their gratitude for their fans in Sweden especially Stockholm for the love and support they have been giving them as seen in their massive turn up that has made this great music to be on top.

Mama Africa will be forever remembered as having organized for the first Ugandan Musician to stand on Mama Africas stage and this was none other than Ragga Dee, followed by other strong artists like Jose Chameleone & Leon Island crew, Halima Namkula, Fire Base under Bobi Wine, Juliana K, Betty Mpologoma, Ngoni, Dj Micheal, Phina Mugerwa, Chagga, Buchman, Mesach Semakula, Dj Jeef Bogere Sweden-Uganda and Dj Sister Justice Sweden-Uganda.

Others include; Keon Trinided-Sweden, Ashman Sweden, Trtinity Sound System, Topaz-Rigo-Sweden, Meastro Entertainment-Timothy Badejo-Sweden Nigeria, Denis Rekla, AK47, Huruna Mubiiru, Cindy Sanyu, Ziza Bafana, Jackie Chandiru, Aganaga, Dr.Tee, Paddy Dee, Mark Dan and Paulo Kafeero among many more others.

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