By now, many Ugandans have already watched a video of Mr. Nkonge Moses Kibalama and Mr. Ssimbwa Paul Kagombe speaking about the affairs of the National Unity Platform. This is yet another attempt by Gen. Museveni’s regime to derail our progress in the struggle for freedom and democracy. For several days now, Mr. Kibalama’s phones have been off. That of Ssimbwa has been on and off. When it is on, it is picked by someone who identifies himself as a solider and claims that they have him in custody. On Monday this week, our legal team went to court. Both Kibalama and Ssimbwa had sworn and signed affidavits opposing the case brought against us and the Party. To our shock, when we got to court, we found another strange and suspicious lawyer who had other two affidavits
South African telecoms giant MTN appears to have avoided paying any capital gains tax in Uganda on the lucrative sale of its investment in mobile phone masts in the country. MTN’s latest financial statements show a profit of 1.3 billion South African Rand – almost $80 million — from the sale of its interests in Uganda. Taxed at the standard 30 percent rate, this could have yielded $25 million for the hard-pressed country. According to the newspaper, MTN had a 49 percent shareholding in a Dutch joint venture company which ultimately owns the towers, and it sold its stake in this Dutch company instead of selling the towers themselves. Now look at this separate story, from Ghana Business News: Ghana could miss out on as much as GH¢400 million in capital gains tax following t
Allegations include trading food for sex from vulnerable women. The United Nations has launched an investigation into allegations of sexual abuse and the exploitation of vulnerable women by members of its staff in Uganda’s drought-stricken northeastern Karamoja region. The inquiry by the UN’s Office of Internal Oversight Services, which began early this month, follows allegations by a whistleblower of sexual abuse and exploitation by a United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) staffer against a “female victim” – and a more general pattern of serious sexual misconduct by other UN staff working in what is Uganda’s poorest region. The allegations centre on the World Food Programme compound in the town of Moroto, and involve UN staff demanding sex from local women in exchange fo
Lawyers for Paul Rusesabagina, a former Rwandan hotel manager who sheltered people during the nation’s 1994 genocide, will appeal a court decision to deny him bail.The court took the decision Thursday after Rusesabagina appeared on charges including terrorism earlier this week. His lawyers had asked that he be granted bail, partly on health grounds.“We find it necessary that Rusesabagina is provisionally detained in a prison facility for 30 days,” Judge Dorothy Yankurije said. “This will partly ensure that he does not sabotage ongoing investigation in his case.” The American Bar Association Center for Human Rights yesterday in a statement said that it plans to monitor the trial of Rusesabagina for fairness as part of the Clooney Foundation for Justice TrialWatch initiative.“Our TrialWa
Jacob Kiplimo has broken Moses Kipsiro’s national record (7:30.95) in the 3000m after winning an intriguing Rome Diamond League race Thursday night. The 19-year-old Ugandan beat Jacob Ingesbrigtsen on the home straight to claim the victory. Ingesbrigtsen crossed in 7:27.05, also a Norwegian record while Australian Stewart McSweyn came third in 7:28.02. The former junior world cross country champion’s 7:26.64 is a new national record over that distance and it is also the fastest time since 2007. Kiplimo’s victory comes barely ten days after winning the 5000m at Golden Spike meet in Ostrava, Czech Republic.
The bus that belonges to parliament of Uganda and was being used by Ministry of Health. The incident took place at Koro, Gulu district. The health ministry spokesperson Ainebyona Emm The bus that belongs to parliament of Uganda and was being used by Ministry of Health. The incident took place at Koro, Gulu district. The health ministry spokesperson Ainebyona Emmanuel described the development as unfortunate. The Aswa River Region police spokesperson, Patrick Jimmy Okema says a team of fire officers from Koro rushed to extinguish the fire but it had already caused extensive damage to the automobile by the time they arrived. Ministry of Health spokesperson Emmanuel Ainebyoona said there were no casualties and a new vehicle was organised to transport the patients to their destination.
By Our Reporter The Police have Thursday arrested over 20 supporters of Kyadondo East Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s supporters from the National Unity Platform (NUP) party, who were staging protests in Kamwokya, a city suburb, demanding the arrest of socialite Olim Charles aka Sipapa. Bobi Wine’s NUP supporters were protesting against what they called police’s continued brutality and Sipapa’s endless raids on their headquarters in Kamwokya, where they are usually brutalized by the police. The operation was confirmed by the Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson SP Patrick Onyango, who revealed that at least 20 protesters had been arrested. A statement issued by Onyango about the multiple arrested reads in part thus; “Today the 17/9/2020 at arou
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has finally spoken out about the Prison break at Singila Government Prison in Moroto District that happened on Wednesday, reassuring Ugandans to remain calm because all the escapees will be arrested. A total of 219 prisoners escaped from Singila prisons with guns and fled into Mt. Moroto, prompting a joint force of UPDF, Uganda Prisons Services and Uganda police to pursue them. However, during the pursuit, one of the UPDF soldiers, whose identity is yet to be revealed by the army, was shot dead by one of the escapees who had fled with guns. UPDF Statement about the Singila Prison break It is said that three escapees were also shot dead by security forces before arresting some of them, while others fled into ...
By Keefa Nuwahereza The police in Mukono have arrested one suspect and are hunting for two others for killing a special hire driver in Seeta, Mukono District on Wednesday, before stuffing the body in the car trunk. The deceased identified as Batte Christopher, 58, by the police in Seeta, a resident of Nyenje, was special hire driver at Seeta stage. Kampala Metropolitan Police deputy spokesperson, ASP Luke Owoyesigyire, said that Batte was approached by three passengers at about 15:00hrs at Seeta Township. One of the thugs who was rescued by police from the mob The suspects allegedly hired Batte to drive them to Bajjo village. While at Bajjo, the suspects strangled and stabbed the victim five times on the head and three times on the right hand and leg. T...
By Our Reporter City businessman Balaam Barugahara, who is the proprietor of Balaam Events, Radio4 FM and several other companies, has thanked Mukono municipality Member of Parliament for referring to his as a Useful Idiot. Nambooze described Balaam, who is a National Resistance Movement (NRM) mobiliser, as Useful Idiot, because he is allegedly being used by the Party as a conduit for fulfilling ulterior motives. Ever since Nambooze used the derogatory statement, the hashtag #Useful Idiots has been trending on social media. Balaam Barugahara's tweet in reply to MP Betty Nambooze However, in reply to Nambooze’s utterances, Balaam has since replied her in a tweet, thanking the Mukono MP for recognising his skill at marketing the NRM party and harnessing more supporters