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MINISTER KABAFUNZAKI’S AIDE DENIED BAIL

By UTN Reporter Kampala - Bruce Lubowa the Interior Designer who was arrested with Minister for Labour Hebert Kabafunzaki over a 5million shilling bribe, has been denied bail by the Anti-corruption court, after failing to present substantial sureties and proper documentation assuring court whether he has a fixed place of residence.

Chief Magistrate Alum Agnes ruled that Lubowa's Lawyer appeared unprepared for his client's bail application, and she had no option but to dismiss the application.

Magistrate Alum has now remanded Lubowa to Luzira prison till 19th April for mention of his case.

Lubowa is accused of having conspired with Minister Herbert Kabafunzaki to solicit for a bribe of shs. 15m between 6th and 8th April in Kampala.

The Minister was yesterday released on bail after denying the allegation, while his Political Assistant Brian Mugabo who pleaded guilty was sent on remand till 19th.April to receive sentence.

Mugabo admitted having hidden the money knowing that it had been accepted by the Minister as a bribe, so that he enables him escape punishment.

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ENTEBBE RESIDENTS PROTEST FOR ROAD

BY UTN REPORTER

Police has been heavily deployed in Entebbe, after residents in Kiwafu East ward turned rowdy protesting the closure of a community access road by Ntebbe Junior School.

The residents led by the area councilors, and the Local Council I chairman are protesting the closure of Akiiki Nyabongo road, that connects the area to Kitooro Trading Centre in Entebbe town.

MAJ MUHAMED KIGUNDU SHOT DEAD

Sheikh Maj Muhamed Kigundu Husband to Maama Fina has been shot dead at Masanafu, along the Northern By-pass in Lubaga Division. Maj Kigundu 52,a Muslim cleric was shot along with his Body Guard Sergeant Mukasa, bringing the number of Muslim clerics murdered in cold blood to six in a space of four years.

The duo were driving in an army pick-up truck Reg.

YOUTHS DEMAND OBSERVERS TO LEAVE UGANDA

Kampala - Youth under the umbrella “The pan African youth” are concerned with the continued stay of foreign observers whom they say have caused political turmoil and violence in the country.

These youth demand that the foreign observers should vacate the country

Government Dispatches 374 Medics To Combat Malaria In Acholi

In a bid to intensify efforts towards the management of the Malaria epidemic in northern Uganda, the Ministry of Health has dispatched a team of 374 health workers to the region to boost up support towards the treatment of the disease. The team includes Medical doctors, medical clinical officers and nurses contracted for a period of 30 days to offer case management at the health facility level.

MULAGO GETS PHOTEOTHERAPY MACHINE

By Ntale Younus

Mulago - In a bid to save the lives of over 60 babies that are born prematurely, the Angella Katatumba Development foundation has donated a Phototherapy Machine and Syringe pump worth 10 million shillings. The donation follows a memorandum of understanding that was signed between the hospital and the foundation in 2014 under the Mulago Yaffe campaign.

US ARMY VETERAN ROOTS FOR MODEL VILLAGES IN LUWERO

Luwero - A Group of Ugandans living in America are returning home to establish Model Villages in a couple of selected rural counties across the country.

The team that launched its initiative in Kikyusa Sub County in Luwero district,

GOVERNMENT CLAMPS DOWN ON ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Kampala – Government is set to clamp down on all foreign petty traders in the country, in a move to eliminate illegal immigrants.

The assistant Commissioner in the Department of Immigration Ludovic Kamugisha says close Inspection of all foreigners in the country is on, and the department has set aside Ug Shs400m for legal services including

MBABAZI, BESIGYE, MATEMBE, GEN. MUNTU SHUN MEDALS

Former Premier John Patrick Amama Mbabazi, main Opposition leader Rtd Col Dr. Kizza Besigye, FDC President Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, and Democratic Party President Norbert Mao are among the notable political players that shunned picking teir medals. Others like former leaders of Opposition Wafula Ogutu MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi,

Go Forward Outs Aine Video

Presidential Hopeful Amama Mbabazi’s Go Forward have release a video of security fugitive Christopher Aine pleading for peace and Justice. The Sixteen Minutes video shows Aine speaking with little ease, in a dark background, preferably a hideout but seemingly free from arrest.