Recently our snoops revealed how World Ventures, a popular network marketing group had been rocked with sex scandals rather than serving its true purpose.
In this edition, Red Pepper online has busted World Ventures’ top Ugandan representatives and how this network operates.
This comes at the helm of an infamous WhatsApp group ‘Sisters’ that was recently busted for connecting married wives to side dishes. This WhatsApp group was initially created as a platform for women to share their marriage experiences and opinions in order to better their relationships, however, the group turned rowdy and raunchy with married wives hooking up loaded dudes in town, resulting to several marriage breakups.
Now this World Ventures- marketing group is not far from some of these WhatsApp sex groups. US based World Ventures provides its subscribers with benefits of travelling to different destinations around the world, enjoy travel experiences in big hotels at discounted rates. According to insiders, this group that has strong religious beliefs, has however been misused by Ugandan revelers who turned it into a sex haven.
“These corporate babes now leave their families to go tour the world under World Venture, but end up hooking loaded and stylish dudes during their travels,” an insider said.
The source adds, “It could be a group that was started with good intentions worldwide but here in Uganda it has turned into a sex venture which has resulted into constant family breakups. Spouses usually leave home over weekends pretending to go and meet new recruits but end up in hotels for sex.”
In Uganda, one of the members in Kampala that are tirelessly recruiting others into this networking group is singer Lillian Mbabazi. Mbabazi is the official representative of World Ventures in Uganda and she has been actively looking for members to join her since 2016. She uses her social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and WhatsApp to spread the gospel. Her representative ID is #67035132 and she describes World venture as a new powerful concept that has taken over their world. Their mission is to spread more fun, freedom and fulfillment. You travel more and experience more as VIP and earn more dollars.
Lillian posted on her Facebook, “Am part of this really cool travel club and am waiting for you to join me and travel to some really cool destinations and make some money too! Wanna know more? Hit me up http://lmbabazi.worldventures.biz/”
Another active member is NTV Gospel presenter, Carol Flower. The brown beauty has the biggest number of recruits. She has been to Nairobi, South Africa, Egypt among other countries.
Business has come to standstill at National Forestry Authority (NFA) as staff go on strike over unpaid salaries.
NFA is a government body that is responsible for managing the country’s Forest Reserves. It was created as a semi-autonomous corporation through the National Forestry and Tree Planting Act of 2003 to replace the prior Forestry Department.
Yesterday, staff especially women at Namanve based Central Forest Reserve laid down their tools and nearly held their manager, Mike Malinga hostage until their salaries are paid.
“We have not been paid since November last year, and our manager here seems not to have answers for us. Every day the authority sells trees, but they cannot pay us,” one of the staff cried out as others chorused in the background saying; “NFA executive director, Michael Mugisa should resign because he has failed to address workers’ plea.”
‘We are tired of ED Michael Mugisa’ reads one of the placards. Staff took over the reserve and closed its gates for anyone attempting to access it.
Manager Malinga admitted that the staff had not been paid for months, but pledged that top management is sorting out the mess.
“Yah they have not been paid for about three months, but it will be sorted soon,” Malinga said as he hurriedly fled the scene as staff threatened to lynch him.
He was seen sweating like a hunted guinea pig before he jumped into a nearby taxi and vanished like a bat in hell.
Legislators have compared Dr. Diana Atwine, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health to a toothless barking dog who only harassed health officials while she was at State House, but has now cowed down.
Leading the bashing against President Museveni’s girl was DP’s Joseph Ssewungu who wondered why Atwine has taken a soft stance on health officials she once harassed before taking office.
“You were very strong when you weren’t having this office, and now you have a driver and everything but these days, we aren’t seeing you. You were doing a political role, hitting these people in the Ministry terribly bringing all evidence, what happened?” Ssewungu asked.
He added; “I was expecting heaven coming on earth now that you are the accounting officer, but it is the opposite.”
Atwine, who also doubles as the president’s doctor was heading the State House Health Monitoring Unit before she was appointed the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Health.
While heading the unit, the no nonsense Atwine is said to have dealt with corrupt officials within the health sector, thus earning her the confidence of the appointing authority.
She had appeared before legislators of the Parliamentary Health Committee to discuss the ministerial policy statement.
In response, Atwine blamed her disappearance from the limelight on the busy schedule, at the Ministry
“That isn’t right. The other time I was in the field, now I am in office streamlining human resource discussing policy statements. So how will he know what I do? Unless he visits me and he sees what I am doing,” Atwine said.
She also argued that it is too early for Ugandans to start gauging her work noting; “I am working with the system I found in the Ministry, it is very difficult for me to go on the street and tell people what I am doing. How can he expect heaven on earth within three months? Unless I am god and say let there be, I am not God, I will have to work within the system, I will have to go slowly by slowly.”
East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) MP Fred Mukasa Mbidde is a one politician who never misses out on any fun fest.
For those who saw him at the recently concluded Kabaka Birthday Run on Sunday, mistook him for one of the participants who actively took part in the race. But alas, Mbidde did not even jog two steps farther.
Despite wearing the marathon kits, Mbidde arrived at Lubiri-Mengo at a time when most revelers were at the finish line and the man simply joined them as if he had also participated.
Immediately he started posing for photos with babes, an indicator that he participated in the marathon just to enjoy the company of the sexy babes.
Mbidde was however not alone even Lubaga South MP Kato Lubwama did not run at all. He spent most of the time at the tent eating and drinking anything that was served.
She could have beaten FDC’s Proscovia Salaamu Musumba for the second time in the chaotic polls, but the campaigns left behind dramatic trails.
During the campaigns for Kamuli Municipality MP seat, NRM-elect Rehema Watongola shocked President Museveni when she paraded a rare iPhone that costs Shs35, 000.
Watongola was recently kicked out of parliament for controversial academic papers, but the legislator rushed to school and obtained UACE certificate no matter the grades.
Watongola’s humble lifestyle could have won her several votes from Busoga who think she will easily mingle with them in their poverty. Even with a fat salary of over Shs20m per month, Watongola is still holding a katouch phone.
By Milton Emmy Akwam
AGAGO: ALLIED Health Professional’s Council Uganda (AHPC-U) together with police and district health officials have arrested seven medical practitioners who have been operating illegally whilst found selling government labeled drugs.
The two day crackdown conducted in Patongo and Kalongo Town Councils in Agago district was commanded by Nyamutale Peter, the deputy registrar at AHPC-U and regional supervisor Banya Anthony, among other district health officials.
Some of the clinics and drugs shops inspected and shut were selling class D drugs, contrary to recommended class of C.
Other issues were that most of them were operating illegally, without basic medical qualification or annual practicing license, among others.
That was witnessed at Jesus Cares Medical Centre owned by now under police custody, Ojok Moses whom district health bosses named as a quack doctor, after his academic documents were found forged besides lying he had all the licenses from the awarding council.
Odur Julu Ceaser, the owner of Trust Medicare in Kalongo Town Council also a civil servant in Pader district was found with government drugs.
Asked why he was keeping government labeled Absorbent Gauge Rolls and Coartem in his private drug shop, Julu said they were brought by a neighbor.
On seeing police officers approaching him, Odur and his wife confessed and asked for pardon and vowed never to repeat.
“Now I know I’m in problem. I won’t sell government drugs again,” he said as they were whisked to the waiting van.
His woes exploded higher when he picked a shs50, 000 note, offering it to the officers on duty (inspection) saying ‘this is for you, please accept it.’
Agness Akullo of Blessed Community Drugs Shop in Kalongo was also netted for having no qualification as a nurse, a claim she refuted claiming she was a nursing assistant.
Nyamutale Peter says all those arrested would be handled by the arms of the Law. He however, expressed concern over magistrates and police saying they always set the suspect free even when they have provided enough evidence.
“As Allied Health Professional Council, we have done our mandates. We leave it now to Police and Courts,” he said.
Other drugs hops closed and medics arrested were; Savanah Medical Services, Honest Drugs shop, among others.
Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe debuted a new hairdo on Wednesday at the burial of a former solider.
Some believe it’s the first time he has shaved off all his hair as well as his characteristic toothbrush moustache.
Images posted on social media have drawn some comments from Zimbabweans.
Some have said that the hairdo makes him look younger.
But others are wondering what the fuss is about.
Perhaps sporting a new cut is a growing trend amongst heads of state. Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila also showed off a new bushier style when he addressed MPs last week.
North Korea will “in a matter of time” have an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of carrying a nuclear weapon capable of reaching the United States; but as matters stand now, American defenses would destroy it before it reached its target.
Speaking at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Washington, D.C. , think tank, Sen. Dan Sullivan, (R-Alaska), said that is not enough and is worrisome. “We see that train coming,” he said. One day, “Kim Jung-un can press a button and hit Chicago.”
The urgency for missile defense is compounded by Pyongyang’s history of selling its weapons expertise to other nations to raise money for its operations, he said in answer to an audience question.
In his Friday address, Sullivan said he and a number of Republican and Democratic senators will soon introduce a bill to step up missile defense spending. “You’ll see a lot of bipartisan support for missile defense” with the threat growing from North Korea and evolving threat from China and Russia with their advanced cruise missiles and hypervelocity weapons.
To the immediate point of deterring Pyongyang, he said the idea is to convince the North Koreans:
“If you try this, we have the ability to shoot down, one, two, three, four of your missiles,” and then “we will massively, massively, massively retaliate,” he said
Sullivan noted that he and 29 other senators sent a letter to President Donald Trump warning the administration about North Korea’s continued testing after Pyongyang fired four missiles during a recently concluded South Korean-United States military exercise on the peninsula. In the letter they said the president needed to prod China’s President Xi Jin-ping during their Florida meeting to do more to rein in Pyongyang’s strategic weapons programs.
On Saturday, Trump and South Korea’s leader, acting President Hwang Kyo-Ahn, spoke by phone. The White House said the two agreed to stay in close contact about North Korea and other issues.
The U.S. Pacific Command directed the Carl Vinson carrier strike group to sail north to the western Pacific after departing Singapore on Saturday, according to a Navy news release. Vinson had participated in the recent exercises and was scheduled to head to Australia.
April 15 is the 105th birthday of North Korea’s founder Kim Il Sun and considered the biggest holiday of the year in Pyongyang. News reports from South Korea and Japan suggest a new nuclear weapons test is in the offing to mark that occasion and a further demonstration of Kim Jung-un’s determination to continue the missile and nuclear programs.
On Thursday, Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson, the top officer in U.S. Northern Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee she was “extremely confident” in the nation’s layered defense in the case of Pyongyang, even as it has shifted from liquid to solid fuel propellant.
Sullivan said that shift in fuel means a missile “can be rolled out and fired in an instant,” rather than the hours or days it would take to load liquid fuel.
Air Force Gen. John Hyten, top officer of Strategic Command, told the committee earlier in the week the reason why Kim is testing his missiles and nuclear weapons so often is to speed the programs’ development. “North Korea is going fast, test, fail, test, fail, test succeed” and move on to the next step, he said.
In his address, Sullivan reminded the audience that Wernher Von Braun when he directed the American missile testing program failed 60 percent of the time. There is “a need to change the culture” around testing and “fear of failure.” Testing also keeps readiness levels high and demonstrates to potential adversaries the strength of the nation’s defenses, he added.
“We’re on a very good solid track” in missile defense against the 30 nations possessing ballistic missiles, Robinson said.
In her testimony, Robinson said what is needed for the future is an increase of ground-based interceptors, improved sensors, a redesigned kill vehicle and long-range discriminating radar, one site is operating at Clear Air Force Station, Alaska.
Sullivan, at CSIS, said “We must stay the course” with the ground-based interceptors and field the 100 originally intended to be stationed at Fort Greely, Alaska and make significant investments in the kill vehicle.
Robinson told the committee that now the discrimination radar that missile defense increasingly requires is terrestrial but will be more space-based in the future.
On the northern approaches to Canada and the United States and over the ocean to the east, “I want to do that at ranges to defend,” Robinson said, that comes from space-based sensors. Extended defense around the national capital region is in place.
All the steps mentioned by Hyten, Robinson and himself, “we can do simultaneously,” Sullivan said, and “we need to do all this with our allies.” In answer to an audience question, he added there should be no freeze in these programs being developed at the same time to allow technologies to mature. He compared it to being able to “walk and chew gum.”
But this entails turning around spending on missile defense. He said spending in the Missile Defense Agency dropped 25 percent in the decade from 2006 to 2016 and testing declined by 83.5 percent.
A team of 5 prominent Baganda met musician Bobi Wine on Thursday immediately after the Kabaka’s birthday ceremonies in Buloba to discuss about his land disputes with the Buganda land board.
In a 3-hour meeting that took place at Lavanda hotel Lugala, an amicable gentleman resolution to the land issues was agreed upon with the delegation that acted as mediators between the two parties.
Details of the delegation team meeting led by MP Nambooze Bakireke are summarized bellow:
We have agreed that as Buganda we can find an amicable solution to the matter under contention.
We observed that it would even be so embarrassing if we fail to solve a disagreement arising over just a half an acre of land as Nambi and Kings Grandchildren.
This came after realizing that kingdom enemies had taken advantage of this matter and were blowing it out of proportions and instigating attacks on our Kabaka and the Kingdom.
We also discovered that Bobi’s enemies were presenting themselves as his defender with a hidden agenda to isolate him from the Kingdom and eventually destroy him.
Being aware of the above we shall pursue this matter in a manner that will achieve justice to either side but doesn’t compromise our culture and King’s subject.
Bobi Wine was counseled about the Kabaka asiimye phrase. When the Kabaka pleases to appoint any person into his service his belief is that such person has and will exercise good judgement in executing Kabaka’s duties to his subjects in the absence of the Kabaka.
The Kabaka therefore doesn’t administer the Kingdom directly by giving day to day directive even when many things are done under that phrase Kabaka asiimye.
There is a very big possibility that his servants for different reasons make poor judgement and misrepresent the Kabaka but according to Buganda culture they are personally accountable for them not the Kabaka.
The meeting wasn’t intended to Judge anyone right or wrong but to present a possibility that this can be resolved within Buganda without involving or giving room to any single outer party.
It’s concluded that both parties suspend any exchanges in any media hence fourth
A joint pre-Easter statement from the US, UK, Norway and Canada on events in South Sudan paints a gloomy picture ahead of this Easter weekend.
As South Sudanese across the country look forward to the Easter holiday, traditionally a time of reconciliation and redemption, they are confronted by an escalation in the conflict and an unprecedented expansion in hunger and malnutrition. Peace is painfully absent during this holy season.”
The statement is critical of both President Salva Kiir and rebel leader Riek Machar and lists a number of incidents in recent weeks suggesting the conflict is not going away.
Earlier, Britain’s Development Minister Priti Patel described what is going on in South Sudan as genocide
The human rights group Amnesty International has condemned the jail term given to an Egyptian lawyer for criticising the government on Facebook.
It called the conviction of Mohamed Ramadan a “blatant assault on freedom”, and proof that anti-terror legislation was being used to silence critics.
Ramadan was convicted, under a 2015 law, of using Facebook to harm unity and create instability.
The government says the law is needed to fight terrorism.
In addition to the 10-year jail term, the court in Alexandria ordered that Ramadan remain under house arrest for a further five years, during which he will be banned from using social media.
It is unclear exactly what Ramadan, who is based in Alexandria and has represented alleged victims of torture, posted online last year.
Amnesty, a UK-based group, called the sentence “utterly shocking” and said Ramadan was “exercising his right to freedom of expression”.
Campaigners in Egypt believe he was prosecuted for his work defending human rights activists and political prisoners, the BBC’s Orla Guerin reports from Cairo.
The lengthy sentence can be appealed against.
Songbird Juliana Kanyomozi was recently betrayed by her makeup artiste, who made her up haphazardly, leaving her looking very strange.
Our Snoops reveal that Juliana’s makeup debacle occurred last week when she was preparing for an interview with one of the local TV stations.
What shocked many of her fans was that the makeup Juliana wore was either too much or the wrong one, because it left her looking more like a scarecrow instead of her usual sexy self.
Her appearance left many of Juliana’s fans wondering whether it was the makeup artist who betrayed her or it was the type of makeup she wore that did so.
A week ago sexy Liz Zaninka Cynthia surprised workmates and bosses at the Kololo based Fireworks advertising company when she called it quits.
The chocolate beauty was attached to Brainchild Burson Masteller, the PR arm for Fireworks but never revealed her next move after quitting.
But Info reaching us is it that Liz has finally surfaced at Equator One, a PR agency in town where she kicked off work recently as brand Manager.
We have learnt that Liz was lured to quit Fireworks by Muhereza Kyamutetera, who is now her new boss.
She previously worked with him when he was still at Fireworks and it is reportedly the reason he snatched her because he knew her skills.
The State minister for labour, employment and industrial relations, Herbert Kabafunzaki who was last week arrested with two others at Serena hotel for allegedly soliciting a Shs20m bribe from AYA Group tycoon Hamid Mohammed, has been suspended by President Yoweri Museveni.
Ofwono Opondo, the director of the Uganda Media Centre revealed to the press yesterday that Museveni had issued a directive suspending Kabafunzaki from his ministerial office so as to pave way for smooth investigations into the corruption cases he is battling at the Anti-corruption court.
Opondo said that “The suspension starts with immediate effect and is indefinite until the case is disposed of. But this doesn’t mean that he will automatically return to office because that will be the President’s decision.”
Kabafunzaki, who is also the Rukiga county Member of Parliament, was granted cash bail of Shs5m by Anticorruption court Chief Magistrate Agnes Alum on Wednesday, although his co-accused Brian Mugabo and Bruce Lubowa were denied the same on Thursday.
They are charged with two counts of corruption contrary to Section 2(a) and Section 26 of the Anti-Corruption Act, 2009, and one count of conspiracy contrary to Section 390 of the Penal Code Act. He is to appear again in court on April 19th,2017 when hearing of his case will resume.
Singer cum model Hellen Lukoma showed up at city nightspot theatre La Bonita recently dressed on a very tempting dress, which flaunted her black G-string.
Lukoma, who had showed up for the annual Zzina award, sparked off untold scrotal eruptions with her very seductive dress, which left several dudes in the audience with wet eyes and boxers, while many others salivated endlessly.
When our Snoops asked Lukoma how much she had bought the attire, the former HB Toxic babe brazenly said that “I imported this attire. Shoes were bought at 4000USD (Shs14 million) and the dress at 5000USD (Shs18 million).” This means that they both cost her Shs32.
Well most guys that night didn’t care how much the dress and shoes had cost her, all they were in interested were her peeping undies, juicy boobs and mouthwatering Thighland.
Makerere University has opened the way for older academicians to contest for the coveted post of Vice Chancellor.
The Search Committee for the Vice Chancellor announced that candidates interested in the post can be aged between 40 and 65 years contrary to earlier rules that kept out candidates aged over 60.
Search Committee chairperson Irene Ovonji said: “Associate Professors get contracts up to the age of 70, why not the VC candidate? The Vice Chancellor can be 65 years and serve their term until they’re 70, then they retire.”
The rule modification clears the way for outgoing Makerere VC Professor Ddumba-Sentamu , who is 64, to contest for reappointment.
But Sentaamu has previously said he doesn’t believe the VC should be subjected to a political selection procedure and had insisted he would not subject himself to the selection process.
Last month Sentamu declared: “I’m a decent man and I mean my word. I have criticized the process that is used to elect a vice chancellor. I believe it’s bad for proper management of this university; therefore, I can’t subject myself to a process I lost confidence in.”
But yesterday Sentamu indicated to the press, he could have a change of heart about staying on as VC: “I will not comment on my stand because I have not seen the conditions set by the search committee , I still have time, this is still April.”
The deadline for interested Candidates to submit their applications for selection is May 15.
A senior Uganda Police Force (UPF) officer was on Tuesday night arrested in Tororo district for allegedly soliciting for a bribe from Chinese traders.
Inspector of Police Yefusa Naraha, the Officer in Charge of Mera Police Station, was arrested for allegedly receiving a bribe of Shs500, 000 from Chinese traders. Naraha’s arrest came after the said Chinese traders alerted the Professional Standards Unit PSU about his demands, prompting the PSU Commandant Fortune Habyara to direct the Regional PSU officer, Benin Tulyasingula, to effect Naraha’s arrest.
Naraha was netted after releasing Chinese traders he had arrested for smuggling 25 gas cylinders into Kenya. It is alleged that Nahara intercepted the traders after discovering that they had only paid taxes for 100 of the 125 gas cylinders.
Sowali Kamulya, the Tororo Region Police spokesperson, said Nahara detained the suspects but released them the next day after receiving money from them.
“He asked them for money on after arrest but they didn’t have it. He seized the cylinders and returned them the next day after they had paid him the money,” Kamulya says.
He added that IP Naraha will be paraded before the Anticorruption court after the Director Public Prosecution (DPP) sanctioning charges against him.
By Emmanuel Sekago
Proline football club director Mujib Kasule paid a courtesy visit to Ugandan born forward Ibra Sekajja when his Dulwich Hamlet side was taking on Merstham FC on Tuesday night. The two clubs play in the Ryman premier league division.
His main aim for the visit was allegedly to persuade this impressive young forward to choose Uganda over England and Sierra Leone.
It should be noted that Uganda cranes are badly looking for an already exposed striker who can easily fit in the shoes of former skipper Geoffrey Massa who resigned from international football last month.
Ibra Sekajja, 24, has not yet decided on which nation to play for despite being approached by Sierra Leone Football Association recently. Mujibu Kasule visited and persuaded him to put his mother country Uganda as the first option.
Recently Sekajja’s former teammate at Crystal Palace Wilfred Zaha was in such a situation with both England and Ivory Coast at stake and decided to play for his mother country Ivory Coast after a series of persuasions from Ivory Coast legendary icon Didier Drogba.
In the match played on Tuesday night, Sekajja came on as a second half substitute replacing Dumebi Dumaka in the 60th minute and brought new life in the match with silky touches and runs which saw him getting involved in the fourth goal Dulwich scored in the 80th through Michael Chambers.
By Emmanuel Sekago
Kitara Region will host the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) Elective Assembly come August this year.
Masindi district will host the delegates and observers ahead of the most heated item on the agenda – Election of the FUFA President.
The Electoral committee headed by Sam Bakiika released the Road Map. Bakiika vowed to organize a transparent, free and fair election.
The FUFA Electoral committee will run on the theme “Democratic Governance For Football Development”.
Full Road Map:
- District (District Football Associations): 10th April – 20th April 2017
- Regional (Regional Football Associations): 3rd May – 12th May 2017
- National (Special Interest Groups): 26th May – 31st May 2017
- FUFA Executive: 10th June – 22nd June 2017
Declaration of Candidates:
- District (District Football Associations): 26th April 2017
- Regional (Regional Football Associations): 16th May 2017
- National (Special Interest Groups): 2nd June 2017
- FUFA Executive: 23rd June 2017
- District (District Football Associations): 29th April 2017
- Regional (Regional Football Associations): 18th May – 20th May 2017
- National (Special Interest Groups): 5th June 2017
- FUFA Executive: 5th August 2017
By Emmanuel Sekago
The Uganda Hockey Association has organized the Annual Easter Hockey event due to take place this weekend starting from Friday 14th to Sunday 16th April 2017 as early as 9am.
Some clubs and Schools will be competing in different categories and five teams from Kenya will join the tournament.
The best placed Ugandan Club team in this event will book a place in a playoff against the best placed Uganda team of the Independence Cup 2017 that will be held in October 2017.
The winner of the playoff will become the second team to represent Uganda at the African Cup of Club Champions (ACCC) 2018, in addition to the winner of the National League 2017
It should be noted that the defending Champions in Men is Kampala Hockey Club (Uganda) while in ladies its USIU Hockey Team (Kenya).