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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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MAO ON POLICE BRUTALITY

Gulu – Democratic Party President Norbert Mao and a host of other opposition politicians in Gulu have argued Ugandans to remain strong and resist intimidation from the military and the Police as the country braces itself for the much anticipated Presidential and Parliamentary Elections the week.

Mao led the chorus after gathering a cross section of

BAGUMA DODGES COURT AGAIN

Jailed former Kampala Central Police Station commander ASP Aaron Baguma who is facing murder charges has not been produced before Buganda Road Court by Kigo prisons authorities as he was reportedlky sick.

Jackson Musinguzi , a principal officer at Kigo prison where Baguma

MP DIES OF BRAIN CANCER

By UTN Reporter

Moroto District Woman MP Hon. Anna Logiel is dead. Hon Logiel, a member of the ruling NRM succumbed to brain cancer in a

CITY LAWYER KASANGO & COURT CLERK OUT ON BAIL

Anti Corruption Court: After spending a night in the coolers, city lawyer Bob Kasango regains his temporary freedom after the Anti-Corruption Court released him on a cash bail of shillings 50 million. His two sureties were each bonded at a non-cash bond of shillings 100 million.

Kasango was yesterday remanded to Luzira prison in

CANDIDATES WIND UP CAMPAIGNS

Kampala - Presidential and Parliamentary Campaigns end today after three months of traversing the country.

The time limit given by the Electoral Commission is today at 6pm, two days ahead of the polling day. Most of the major candidates are making their final impact on the ballot box results publically, before embarking on the

NSSF SINKS 578B INTO REAL ESTATE

The National Social Security Fund is set to invest a total sum of 578 billion in the real estate market by the close of this calendar year to reduce the housing deficit. It is along this line that the fund has kick started a 3.3billion Ush. modern commercial building construction in Jinja town. The Managing Director NSSF Richard Byarugaba

YELLOW PIG DROPPED AT STATE HOUSE

Kampala - Security analysts have thrown a spotlight at the state of security at Nakasero state house.

This comes in wake of this morning’s incidence where a piglet donned in a yellow t-shirt placed in a box was dropped in front of the state house on Kyagwe road.

It took over thirty minutes for police to arrive and pick

DPP FINALLY TAKES OVER KAYIHURA TORTURE CASE

Kampala-The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has finally taken over the prosecution of the Inspector General of Police and seven of his seven senior officers in connection with the beating of supporters of Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters last month.

The takeover by the chief government prosecutor as mandated by article

OYAM RDC GIVES YOUTH ULTIMATUM

North: Oyam - The Resident District Commissioner for Oyam District Julian Akullu has given the youth in the District an ultimatum of four (4) days to refund over 8 million shillings meant for the youth capitation fund in Ajalo B Parish Iceme Sub County.

The Youths’ leadership in the area is said to have, misappropriated the funds