By Our Reporter President Yoweri Museveni has written another letter to the Bazukulu following his social media platforms and in his letter he responds to their positive, negative, malicious and dangerous comments. He introduced the letter thus; “I chose to first respond to a few of the issues in summary. However, I have written a missive replying to each of the matters raised by my social media followers.” Below is the letter; Countrymen, Countrywomen and, especially the Bazukulu. Greetings again from the old man with a hat. When I last sent out a missive, it was talking about the prominent Ugandans that had died and what I knew about them. These were: Kirunda, the footballer; Kasirye - Ggwanga, Erica Mukasa, Bell and Nkeera. 489, 235 saw the messag
By Our Reporter The family of former Inspector General of Police (IGP) Gen. Kale Kayihura is engulfed with grief following the demise of his mother, who passed way on Thursday morning. Catherine Tibemanya Mukarwano, who died aged 91 years, old, hailed from Kisoro District and was sister to the late Justice Joseph Mulenga. She was wife of late John Kalekezi, a senior police officer and vocal pan Africanist, who died in a plane crash in Kiev in 1960. A family member told this website that Catherine Tibemanya Mukarwano passed away Thursday morning, although the cause of her death was yet to be revealed. According to the family source, tentative funeral arrangements indicate that she will be laid to rest on Saturday in Kisoro District. Watch this space for details.
By Elite Reporter Since he emerged as the head of the People Power pressure group in 2018, the Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP) Robert Ssentamu Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, has faced one critical test; whether he would convince the leaders of political parties to rally behind him as the sole opposition presidential candidate in 2021 or not. On July 22, 2020, he confirmed he has failed the coalition forming test when he announced instead that he has formed a political party, the National Unity Platform (NUP). According to many analysts, it was also the day People Power’s popular appeal evaporated. Emerging with a party showed that Bobi Wine has ability to be creative and spring a surprise; something that has so far lacked in the opposition. But his focus on forming a coali
By Our Reporter The Commander in Chief (CIC) of the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) has fired Brig. Gen. Richard Karemire from the position of UPDF Spokesperson, replacing him with Brig. Gen. Flavia Byekwaso. We have learnt that Brig. Gen. Byekwaso, who is the first female UPDF spokesperson, is taking over office next week after a official handover by Brig. Gen. Karemire, This website has learnt that president Museveni has since assigned Karemire to the East African Community Secretariat as Defense Liaison Officer. Byekwaso, is a Ugandan military officer, who serves as an elected member of parliament representing the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) in the 10th Parliament (2016–2021). She was born on 29 December 1971, in the Central Region of Uga
By Elite News Reporter Shocking secrets why Sam Rwakoojo and several other Electoral Commission officials were fired early this week by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni have emerged. According to reliable sources, Rwakoojo, who was the E.C Secretary, Jotham Taremwa, who was the publicist and others were shown the exit after they failed to explain to the Appointing Authority under what circumstances People Power presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine managed to buy National Unity Platform (NUP), without their knowledge. Apart from Rwakoojo and Taremwa, the other E.C officials who were fired include Godfrey Wanyoto, who was the Head Procurement, Charles Musuza, Edgar Kasigwa and Pontius Namugera (the ICT director However, we have since established tha...
By Keefa Nuwahereza Several religious leaders who include pastors, priests, reverends, sheikhs and other clergymen are crying foul after President Yoweri Museveni lifted the ban on boda-bodas and arcades, but left churches, mosques and other places of worship closed. During his Tuesday night address about the government’s fight against the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19), President Museveni announced that boda-bodas would resume transporting passengers and that some arcades would reopen after putting in place measures to observe the Ministry of Health Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) aimed at fighting the spread of COVID-19, but he left churches closed. Museveni revealed in his speech that total of 110 arcades will be opened after meeting SOPs and that thes
By Our Reporter Shocking secrets why President Yoweri Museveni fired Jotham Taremwa, Sam Rwakoojo and other Electoral Commission (EC) officials ahead of the 2021 general election have emerged. The country was taken by surprise on Tuesday afternoon when E.C officials who include Taremwa, who was the Commission’s spokesperson, Rwakoojo, who was the E.C Secretary and five others were given marching orders from their offices at the E.C headquarters along Jinja Road. Apart from Rwakoojo and Taremwa, the other fired officials include; IT Director Pontius Namugera (also head technical support services), Director Finance and Administrator Joseph Lwanga, Data Department’s Edgar Kasigwa, Jordan Lubega (Administrator networks), Musuza Charles (from data section) and Godfre
By Keefa Nuwahereza President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has told rebellious National Resistance Movement (NRM) Members of Parliament to desist from cheap politics that seeks to agrandise tribalism and self-identity. The President revealed this on Friday evening while meeting a group of legislators that have since been dubbed as NRM Rebel MPs, because of rebelliousness to some of the ruling party’s policies and demands. Shortly after the meeting with the rebel MPs, Museveni wrote thus on social media; “I met our NRM Members of Parliament who have previously opposed certain party positions, hence being named "rebel MPs". They called on me at State House Entebbe to seek the party's forgiveness.” He added that; “Subsequently, I made their case before the party's Central Executi
By Our Reporter Kampala, Uganda: The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Central Executive Committee (CEC) has endorsed incumbent Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as the flag bearer for the 2021 presidential election. The CEC, which sat at State House Entebbe, approved the much awaited party election Roadmap and adopted lining up behind the candidates as a mode of voting. This, however, is to be done in accordance with the COVID-19 health guidelines and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) issued under the Public Health Act. In the approved SOPs open rallies have been banned, with every voter to wear a face mask and polling officials to ensure a 2M distance rule. The NRM National chairman President Museveni told CEC members that the lining up was cost effective and prevents rigging el...
By Elite News Reporter President Yoweri Museveni’s government has been dragged to court over allegations of blocking Rwandan lawyers from practicing in Uganda. The Attorney General of Uganda will soon appear before the East African Court of Justice to defend his country over accusations of denying lawyers trained in Rwanda from enrolling and practicing law in Uganda. The case was filed by Initiatives for Peace and Human Rights (iPeace) – a Rwanda-registered Non-Governmental Organization on June 30, 2020. This case stems from the decision rendered by the High Court of Uganda on 13 may 2020 where Andrew M. Bataamwe was ruled ineligible for enrolment as an advocate in Uganda because he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from Rwanda, considered as a count