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KAMPALA CYCLISTS LAUNCH COOPERATIVE UNION

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Boda Boda Cyclists in Kampala have launched a Cooperative Society that will enable them access affordable Motor Cycles on credit.

The Union coded Kampala Civic Centre Boda Boda Transporters Cooperative Society-KCCBT was launched today in Kampala with a credit facility named Piki-Credit through which members will be advanced motor cycles with an initial deposit of five hundred thousand shilling-500,000/- only.

The cooperative Chairman William Mubiru says the cooperative has about 130 members, from different boda-boda stages in Kampala and Wakiso districts who are all saving in the society.

He says the cooperative has a vision to provide other several services away from transport including courier services, produce marketing, mechanical services, real estate among other ventures to re-image the industry.

Byte-Chairman William Mubiru

The cyclists expressed gratitude to the service, as one that will elevate their status, enrich them through a bond that focuses on their personal development.

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The Piki-Credit initiative is driven by Freedom Fund Enterprise a cooperative arm of Uhuru Institute. A beneficiary is expected to complete the repayment of a loan in 16 months to start off a journey of financial freedom.

The Chief Executive Officer Uhuru Institute Leonard Okello argued the cooperative members to embrace the initiative to have financial freedom. Okello says the members should work to improve the industry by elevating it to another better level by exploring other business opportunities.

Byte-Leonard Okello-CEO Uhuru

He argued the leadership of the cooperative to desist from mixing the functions of the cooperative into politics, as this will crash the entire body and destroy its objectives.

The Boda-Boda industry in Uganda employs up to 7% of the Country's population with majority of whom in urban and semi centres. The industry however is blamed for high levels of unlawlessness, accidents and easily used by selfish politicians to attain personal goals.

The Uganda Police has often initiated training and civic education among the cyclists with limited success reportedly due to low levels of education.

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RED PEPPER EDITORS SENT TO LUZIRA FOR DISTURBING MUSEVENI PEACE

By UTN Reporter

Editors of City Tabloid Red Pepper have been remanded to Luzira Prison for disturbing President Museveni’s peace.

KYEEYO BODY RETURNED FROM SAUDI ARABIA

Entebbe - The body of Rachael Muwanguzi 21, who died from Saudi Arabia has been returned to Uganda a midst a somber mood at Entebbe International Airport.

The body has been received by Ugandan Ambassador

AMURU WOMEN SPEAK OUT ON NUDE DEMO, LAND GRABBING

A group of women from Amuru district who stripped naked before former ministers Doudi Migereko and late Aronda Nyakairima over land grabbing have finally spoken out on their action. The women most of them single mothers in their 60’s decried of land grabbing in the district orchestrated by district officials, Wild Life Authority and members of UPDF.

WHO HOLDS POWER BEFORE PRESIDENT TAKES OATH?

Kololo - Although transition of power from the incumbent to a new government in uganda is absolutely a constitutional provision, Change of power from democratically elected president a rare notion because.

The current government comes to an end tonight and the chief justice

COURT ORDERS EC TO PRODUCE DR FORMS

The Supreme Court has tasked lawyers for Electoral Commission to produce to court District Declaration forms signed by District Returning officers and not the forms signed by the EC Boss Eng Badru Kiggundu. This followed the application by Mbabazi’s lawyers in the ongoing pre-hearing conference demanding for DR Forms signed by the district Returning officers adding that the

COURT ALLOW TDA’S MBABAZI TO MAKE AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION PETITION

Kololo:The Supreme Court in Kololo have ordered that former TDA Presidential Candidate John Patrick Amamam Mbabazi files an amendment in his election petition to challenge the re-election of Yoweri Museveni Kaguta as president of Uganda for more 5 yrs.

This after Mbabazi through his lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi successfully

Biraaro Combs Acholi Region

Gulu - The Farmers' Party of Uganda (FPU) Presidential Hopeful Maj. Gen. Benon Biraaro has promise to bring better Education Standards in Acholi and the rest of Uganda. On his campaign trail in Gulu Gen Biraro noted that the Education standards in Acholi sub region have deteriorated over the past 20 years of the Lord’d Resistance Army insurgency.

SECRETS BEHIND THE SOUTH SUDAN CRISIS

Following the recent violence in South Sudan that claimed hundreds of lives and displacing many, UTN unearths the secret behind the July 7th fighting between the two rival military factions in the youngest African Nation. Major fighting erupted outside the presidential compound as President Salva Kiir was meeting with the then first vice president Dr. Riek Machar, a former rebel leader.

GOVERNMENT COMMITS ON BETTER HEALTH SERVICE DELIVERY

Kampala - Lack of effective Medical Records Systems (MRS) across the country affects effective Health service delivery.

This has affected government efforts reaching out to the lowest of the levels in service delivery.

Health stakeholders from 20 countries have since convened