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WHIP ON CHINESE PETTY TRADERS

SEATINI, a Civil Society Organization together with Kampala City Traders Association-KACITA have called for an immediate expulsion of all foreign traders and business men involved in petty retail Businesses.

The call follows an influx of Chinese petty traders involved in businesses in Kampala, Jinja and other parts of the Country. The Chairman Kampala Traders Everisto Kayondo says this has caused grief and anger among the indigenous traders.

Recently, the Parliamentary committee on Tourism, Trade and Industry directed the Minister for Trade Amelia Kyambadde to close all Chinese Petty Business ventures by December 6th, following the expiry of a deadline of three months ultimatum that was issued in September 2016.

Kayondo stresses that foreign traders are required to invest a minimal 100,000$,which they have since defaulted due to political influence. Byte-Kayondo Everisto

Ambassador Nathan Irumbaof SEATIN explains that the requirements are always flouted which has exposed the Country’s economy to numerous risky products imported into the country illegally. Nathan Irumba -SEATIN Executive Director, Everest Kayondo -KACITA Chairman

SEATINI Country Director Jane Nalunga who calls for amendments in the lawto have provisions that will make Uganda’s trade environment free from foreign petty traders who even deal in imported goods like clothes that would have been sold by indigenous traders.

They call on the Minister for Trade Amelia Kyambadde to effect the December 31 Ultimatum for the country to get rid of the Chinese petty traders. Nathan Irumba -SEATIN Executive Director, Everest Kayondo -KACITA Chairman

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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.

ECWERU WARNS FARMERS AGAINST SELLING FOOD

State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has warned farmers in Mbale to hoard their food harvest in preparation for a hard striking hunger situation in the Elgon region. Ecweru was today Thursday meeting stakeholders in the Disaster department in Elgon Region in one of the Government efforts to sensitize the people about disaster management and control.

Katikkiro Launches Engule

Kampala - Uganda Breweries in conjunction with Majestic Brands has launched Ngule, a new alcoholic brand into the Market. The beer is projected to usher Buganda Kingdom into an era of economic and social prosperity. With an alcoholic content of 6%, the brand is presented to be pocket friendly and encourage hard work with its brand name “Ngule”, that denotes victory or reward.

POLLING ASSISTANT SURVIVES LYNCHING

Masaka - Police at Buwunga Sub County headquarters in Masaka had to save a Poling assistant from the angry mob that accused her vote rigging The mob accused Sophia Namirembe of giving out multiple ballot papers to voters of a particular candidate in the race. After realizing that, the voters turned violent, wanting

PARLIAMENTARY COMMISSION ASK COURT TO BLOCK MP's TAX REMITTANCES

The Parliamentary Commission has asked the Commercial court to block the Uganda Revenue Authority from taxing MPs allowances.

The parliamentary commission’s lawyer Citina Cherotich told court presided over

MAYOR LUKWAGO ARRESTED AT PARK YARD

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - Kampala Lord Mayor, Erias Lukwago has been arrested along with MP’s Moses Kasibante (Lubaga North) Mubaraka Munyagwa (Kawempe South) and Allan Ssewanyana (Makindye West).

SPLA-IO RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

FDC NEC RESOLVE TO VISIT DR BESIGYE ON WAYFOWARD

The Forum for Democratic Change, FDC NEC has resolved to visit Dr. Kizza Besigye on the way forward on the recently concluded National polls which the FDC protested.

The resolution was reached at during the NEC Meeting

Ballot Papers Arrive From South Africa

Entebbe – The first Consignment of Ballot Papers for the Feb 18th Presidential and Parliamentary elections arrived this morning at Entebbe International Airport from South Africa. The Consignment that arrived aboard South African Airlines contained over 100 boxes, well packed in opaque materials, with a VIP reception. This just works to confirm the Preparations Feb 18th