Pigs wrapped with placards dropped at Bank of Uganda

Police yesterday recovered two piglets dropped at Bank of Uganda. The piglets were reportedly dropped by unidentified man at the main gate of the Central Bank around today morning at around 10am. They were wrapped in placards with the pictures of the Central Bank Governor, Emmanuel Mutebile and the outgoing Managing Director of DFCU Bank, Juma Kisaame. The BoU Security alerted Central Police Station Kampala, which dispatched a team of officers to pick up the piglets. However, they were unable to find the person who dropped the piglets. The Kampala…

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Gender Ministry Permanent Secretary grilled over irregularities in the issuance of workman compensation

The Public Accounts Committee-PAC, yesterday tasked the Gender Ministry Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, to explain irregularities in the issuance of workman compensation. Bigirimana was appearing before the committee to respond, to queries in the Auditor General’s report for the 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 financial years. In the report, the Auditor General, John Muwanga, noted that Bigirimana was compensated 43 million Shillings for sustaining injuries in 2013, in the line of duty, yet police officers with claims dating back to 1996 have been put on hold. The MPs noted with concern the…

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Bududa school buried, children feared dead

In the hills of Bukalasi Sub-county in Bududa District, sorrow and grief is written on the faces of residents who have lost their relatives in a mudslide that had by the end of Thursday left 40 dead. Rescuers were still digging through the rubble and the death toll was expected to rise. Among those feared killed are pupils of Suume Junior Academy, whose makeshift premises were washed away and buried in rubble. Mr James Watawa, one the teachers of Ssume Junior Academy, narrated that when it started raining, they had…

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Former Attorney General Peter Nyombi dies at the age of 64.

Voice of kigezi news desk learnt that he had hypertension and succumbed to heart failure at a clinic in Kampala Sunday evening. A father of four, the fallen lawyer was the brother of Prof. John Musisi Senyonyi, the vice-chancellor of Uganda Christian University (UCU), and Ambassador Henry Mayega. Having replaced Kiddu Makubuya, Nyombi served as Government’s main legal advisor for nearly four years, from May 2011 until March 2015. A cabinet reshuffle saw him replaced by Fred Ruhindi, who would also be dropped a year later to give way for…

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ADF rebels attack DR Congo military post

A rebel attack on an army post in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo left six people dead, civilian and military sources said Friday. The Ugandan Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) is suspected of having carried out Thursday night’s attack in the city of Beni, which sits near the DRC border with Uganda. The raid is thought to have targeted General Marcel Mbangu but instead killed four other soldiers and two civilians, said the sources. “We were in the middle of a meeting,” said one military source who did not wish to…

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Lawmakers retain tax on mobile money

Ugandans will dig deeper into their pockets after Parliament last evening passed the contentious Excise Duty Amendment Bill 2018 No 2, approving a 0.5 per cent tax on mobile money transactions. The levy takes immediate effect. In the House, 164 MPs voted by roll-call and tally to support the tax on mobile money while 124 voted against Clause 2 of the Bill that proposed the levy. However, of 463 MPs who constitute Parliament, 288 voted, meaning that some 175 lawmakers were absent when the national assembly was making a critical…

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Investigations into the operations of Boona Bageigahare Nyekundiire group Kick off

The State House comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe Mbonye, has commenced investigations, into the operations of Boona Bageigahare Nyekundiire group. The group was founded by Peace Rugambwa, a resident of Mukenyanya in Kayonza Sub County in Ntungamo district. It purportedly operates under the Operation Wealth Creation program, to promote poverty alleviation through agriculture in Ntungamo, Rukiga and Rukungiri districts. However, the Rugambwa is being accused of extorting money from residents with promises of giving them onion seeds and mattresses. She is also being accused of ferrying over 282 voters from Rukungiri to…

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Members of Parliament condemn Museveni’s threats at the EC

A section of Members of Parliament have criticized the president’s threats directed at the Electoral Commission. While officiating at the passing out of the newly elected women council leaders over the weekend, President Yoweri Museveni attacked the Electoral Commission (EC) chaired by Justice Simon Byabakama accusing them of gross incompetence and threatened to get rid of them. His statement follows the defeat of the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party candidates in the Jinja Municipality East, Arua Municipality and Rukungiri Woman parliamentary elections. Now, the Kumi Municipality MP, Monicah Amoding,…

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Minister blames rampart murders on gov’ts delay to conduct LC1 elections

The Minister for Karamoja Affairs Eng John Byabagambi has blamed rampart murders in the country to the delay by government to conduct local council one elections. Eng Byabagambi, who is also the Ibanda South Member of Parliament, was yesterday addressing mourners at the burial OF Janet Beyanga Mukonjo a resident of Kanyansheko, Kagongo division in Ibanda Municipality. He noted that the local council one election, were last conducted 15years, which has increased criminality in the villages, since there are no people to check crime. The minister further appealed public to…

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Police releases names of Accident victims in Kiryadongo

Police have released the names of the 22 victims who were killed in an accident in Kiryandongo District on Friday night, when a Gaaga Bus registration number UAK 562 L collided with a cargo lorry registration number UAT 088 J / UAT 321 M and a tractor registration number UAU 872 M. The bus was traveling from Lira District to Kampala. The incident happened in Nanda village in Mutunda Sub County. Eight survivors were yesterday morning airlifted to Kampala and are receiving treatment at Mulago and Nsambya hospitals. Police has…

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