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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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African Union on Burundi

The African Union Commission chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma has called upon the on fighting groups in Burundi to be cooperative and also show a sign of respect ahead of the peace talks that kicks off tomorrow at Entebbe.

MINISTER KAHINDA OTAFIRE LOSSES TO CAPT KAHONDA

Gen Kahinda Otafiire, the minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs Justice has lost to Capt. Donozio Kahonda.

Kahinda Otafire first lost to Capt. Kahonda in the Party Primaries

POLICE OFFICERS FOIL COURT JUDGMENT

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The eight police officers that were implicated in the beating of FDC Supporters last year have vowed to quash the police court’s judgment that was reached at early last week.

MASAKA GETS FREE SOLAR POWER

About 1500 households in two villages of Buwunga Sub County in Masaka district have been registered to benefit in a free solar power project. Masaka district woman MP Mary Babirye Kabanda announced the endowment from the United Kingdom and Australian based ‘Crossing Borders’. In two separate meetings with the residents of Bulando village in Bulando parish

UPDF WITHDRAWS FROM CENTRAL AFRICA

CAR - The Uganda People’s Defense Forces has started withdrawing its forces from the Central Africa Republic.

The UPDF entered the Central African Republic in 2008, in a botched hunt for

FORMER KCCA DIRECTOR GEORGE AGABA DEAD

Kampala - Former Director of Physical Planning in KCCA George Agaba is feared dead. Agaba is believed to have perished in motor accident near Mbarara town Saturday afternoon.

FORMER UN HEAD BOUTROS BOUTROS-GHALI, DIES AT 93

Former United Nations Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali has died at age 93 Years.

Ghali dies at a Cairo Hospital in Egypt after being admitted with broken Pelvis last week.

He died at a Cairo hospital on Tuesday,

GOVERNMENT STARTS RECRUITMENT OF PRIMARY TEACHERS

Government has started a process of recruiting over twenty three thousand Primary School teachers, in a country wide drive to fill up teaching gaps in all Primary schools. The teaching gaps have always been glaring impediments to provision of quality education to learners in the countryside. The commissioner for Primary Education in the Ministry

Lawyers abondon Kazinda

Accuse Him Of Non Payment Of Legal FeesKampala City lawyer Ernest Kalibala has abandoned his client Geoffrey Kazinda, the jailed former principal accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) for allegedly failing to pay him the agreed legal fees.