By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Museveni has directed the Managing Director of Housing Finance Bank (HFB) to desist from attaching and auctioning a house belonging to Ida May Kwesiga, the widow of Samwiri Mishambi Kwesiga, National Resistance Army (NRA) Bush war hero. Mrs. Kwesiga appealed to President Museveni to intervene in the matter a few months ago after the Bank deployed bailiffs to distress her property which she had staked as collateral security for a long she acquired some time back. So in a letter dated September 9th, 2020, copied to the Manager Housing Finance Bank and the Bank of Uganda Governor Tumusiime Mutebile, Museveni directed the Bank to allow Mrs. Kwesiga to sell the property herself, such that she can offset the loan remain with ...
By Our Reporter A gang of yet to be identified armed militia men killed over 30 people in the Metakal zone of Ethiopia’s Benishangul-Gumuz region, a senior opposition leader told the media Thursday, the latest security headache for reformist Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s government. The attacks, whose victims included women and children, happened between September 6-13, 2020, said Desalegn Chane, a senior member of new political party the National Movement of Amhara (NAMA). “Farmers and members of their families were kidnapped (and) brought to an elementary school in the area where they were handcuffed and shot one by one,” Desalegn said. Abiy said a meeting on Thursday of the federal and regional authorities had “evaluated the sporadic security incidents that have been occurrin
By Keefa Nuwahereza The Presidential Address on Coronavirus (COVID-19) that had been scheduled for Saturday September 19th, 2020 has been shifted to Sunday September 20th, 2020, at 8:00PM, according to Don Wanyama, the Senior Presidential Secretary. Wanyama revealed that President Yoweri Museveni decided to shift the national address to Sunday following resolutions carried by the cabinet sittings on Monday and Wednesday respectively, which came up with resolutions that he has to communicate to all Ugandans. “UPDATE: The Presidential Address on Covid-19 has been rescheduled to Sunday, September 20th, 8pm. Thanks,” Wanyama tweeted Friday morning. During his speech, President Museveni is expected to address the nation about reopening of schools, the
By Keefa Nuwahereza Members of the Uganda Federal Alliance (UFA), a political party that was started by Minister for Kampala City Betti Olive Kamya before she defected from it to join the National Resistance Movement (NRM), have vowed to front a candidate to contest against President Yoweri Museveni in the 2021 election. The revelation was made during a meeting held Thursday evening at Mamerito Hotel in Bweyogerere, by party senior officials, who resolved to come up with a flagbearer for the presidential election, since the party President (Minister Kamya) literally abdicated her throne. Some members of the Uganda Federal Alliance who attended the meeting We have established that the party Central Executive Committee has since proposed two candidates who include t