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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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GEN SEJUSA DENIED BAIL AGAIN SENT BACK TO LUZIRA

Kampala: The General Court Martial sitting at Makindye has again denied the former Director of Military intelligence Gen David Sejusa bail after court did not find the two sureties presented by Gen. Sejusa with any measure of capability to arrest him in case of absconding.

Makindye based General Court Martial chaired by Maj. Gen. Levi Karuhanga

GOVERNMENT CRACKS WHIP ON PONOGRAPHY

Government has swung into action to combat the rising cases of pornography in the country. This follows cabinet approval of the pornography control committee required to work closely with ethics and integrity ministry, police in curbing down the vices. Section 3 of the anti- pornography Act 2014 provides for the establishment of the committee to take necessary measures to

DPP APPEALS AGAINST MUBIRU ACQUITAL

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) has appealed against the acquittal of former SC Villa coach Christopher Mubiru on sodomy charges.

Through State Attorney Jacquline Okui, the DPP has filed a notice in the Court of Appeal showing his dissatisfaction with the Highcourt decision that quashed Mubiru’s 10 year jail punishment for sodomizing a 17 year old boy;

SAND MINING AFFECTING WETLNAD

The National Environment Management Authority, NEMA has for the second time stopped a Chinese Company to carry out sand mining in Lwera Wetland for breaching the terms and conditions under which they are supposed to operate while sand mining.

The Chinese company, Hong Hi Jeng Cai received a license for sand

MINISTER ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AS UGANDA, USA AND JAPAN IN COLLABORATED CONCERT

Ugandan have been challenged to have a mind change towards skills development as the only to address the increasing unemployment amongst the youth .

This was revealed by the Minister of State for Higher Education Dr J C Muyingo

JUDGE ORDERS FOR PRE-HEARING IN BESIGYE DEFIANCE CASE

Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma has ordered parties involved in the defiance case filed against the largest opposition political party FDC and its former presidential flag bearer Dr Kizza Besigye, to first hold a pre-trial hearing before he can conduct the actual hearing.

Justice Kavuma who led a panel of five justices of

JUDICIALLY STARTS PROCESS TO RETIRE KAVUMA

By UTN Reporter

Kampala. The judicially has started the process to retire the controversial Deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma who turns 70yrs on 29th September.

WOMEN DEMAND FOR UNITY GOVERNMENT

Kampala - Women in Uganda have called for dialogue between President Yoweri Museveni and parties that lost in the just concluded Presidential Elections.

This as the women advocate for a coalition Government between Museveni who emerged

STREET CHILDREN GRADUATES IN SKILLS

World vision has called upon youth not to discriminate the available opportunities in skilling Uganda if they are to get off the unemployment hook.

Barbra Mirembe Namugambe the Program manager