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PARLIAMENTARY COMMITTEE SCRUTINIZES LAND BILL 2017

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - The Parliamentary Committee on Legal and Parliamentary Affairs is locked in a series of arguments on the land bill 2017.

The Bill that was presented to Parliament on Thursday last week seeks to pave way for compulsory and forceful acquisition of privately owned land by the government.

The Committee Chairperson Jacob Oboth Oboth says that today’s meeting is to set targets and draw a clear framework on how to proceed.

The committee is expected to process the amendment and report to Parliament in 45 days.

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DCJ KAVUMA ISSUES ORDER STOPING FDC DEFIANCE CAMPAIGN

Deputy Chief Justice, Steven Kavuma has issued an order restraining the Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party, its agent and Dr. Kizza Besigye from carrying out their planned peaceful demonstrations from party headquarters to Nakivubo Blue Primary on May 5th 2016.

The demonstration was to show dissatisfaction with the outcome of the February 18th presidential

ORIENT BANK STARTS ENTREPRENUERSHIP ACADEMY

Orient bank has commenced are financial literacy and entrepreneurship program set to offer grants of up to 30 million Ugandan shillings to existing businesses that have leaved up five year across the country.

The program funded by the bank aims at alleviating

COURT ISSUES ARREST WARRANT AGAINST LEGEND STANISLAUS MUGWANYA’S DAUGHTER

By UTN Reporter

Kampala – The land Division of the High Court in Kampala has issued an arrest warrant to a One Josephine Nantaya Kabusu widow to Wilfred Kabusu the heir of Yoana Mulo Mugwanya son to Late Buganda Legend Stanislaus Mugwanya.

The arrest Warrant has been issued for 14th July 2017 by the Registrar Justine Atukwasa following continued failure by Josephine Nantaya Kabusu to disobey court orders that refrained her from selling, dealing in land in question.

Nantaya Kabusu was found guilty of contempt of court together with her sons Robert Ndidde and Musiitwa James.

The trial Magistrate subsequently sentenced Nantaaya to two weeks in Prison for contempt of court while her two sons Robert Ndidde and Musiitwa James were fined 60m and 30m respectively for their continued disobeying of Court order; contempt of Court., “A warrant of arrest is issued to detain the 1st Respondent (Josephine Nantaya Kabuusu) in civil prison for two weeks” reads part of the order issued by Registrar.

the 2nd and 3rd Respondents are directed to pay a fine of Shs. 60.000.000/= ( Sixty Million ) and Shs. 30.000.000/= ( Thirty Million ) in court respectively order further reads.

The widow ( Josephine Nantaya Kabuusu) has also been directed to deposit in court the original grant to the estate of the late Wilfred Kabusu till the matter is disposed.

Lands Registrar Otto Michael Gulumale on 16th April 2015 issued interim order refraining Nantaya together with her sons from selling, dealing in Land in question belonging to Kabusu and Yoana Mulo until disposal of the said land.

However Nantaya and her sons disobeyed the said orders and continued selling the said land in question.

The land in question is comprised on Blocks 333-335 Kyengera Nabingo, block 328/338 Buganga Mawokota, Block 88 Bukerere, block 8 Rubaga Kyadondo, Block 21 Busega and Block 82-83-85 Kasai Kyagwe among others all these estates of Late Stanslaus Mugwanya, Yoana Mulo Mugwanya and Wilfred Mugwanya Kabusu.

Nantaaya Kabuusu was dragged to court by Mulo Mugalasi Michael a brother to the late Kabuusu accusing Kabusu’s widow Nantaya of unlawfully undertaking letters of administration to take charge of both estates that belonged to late Kabusu and also taking over family properties which Kabusu was administering on behalf of the family.

Mulo Mugalasi Michael a brother to the late Kabusu through his lawyers of Ssenkumba and Co Advocates insist that a widow can’t take charge of all properties both belonging to late Kabusu and also that which belonged to their grandfather Stanislaus Mugwanya one of the legends of Sir Apollo Kagwa.

Mulo Mugalasi Michael now wants Kampala High Court Lands Division to make audit of the land in Question and also stream line estate of their Father Yoana Mulo Mugwanya and that of his late brother Wilfred Kabusu Mugwanya.

BOMB CONVICT STARTS COMMUNITY WORK

Muzafar Luyima, one of the eight convicts in the just concluded bomb trial has been formerly handed over to the area leadership so that he can commence his sentence of one year community service by the Registrar Criminal Division of High Court.

Registrar Mary Khainza handed over Muzafar to his Namasuba area chair person

JANET MUSEVENI CALLS FOR VOTER VIGILANCE

Kampala - The first lady Janet Kataha Museveni has appealed to voters to be more vigilant on rigging in Thursday’s Presidential and Parliamentary polls. Mrs Museveni says the voters should also remain at the poll centres and guard their votes until after counting. The electoral commission could have spent time discouraging the

Ongwen Pre Trial

I Don’t Mind If Charges Are Read Or Not Says Ongwen. The Ever anticipated Pre-trial of confirmation of charges hearing against one of the former commanders of Lord Resistance Army (LRA) Dominic Ongwen kicks off at the Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC ) with Ongwen minding less whether or not the 70 charges slapped against him are read out or not.

AMURIAT JOINS FDC PRESIDENTIAL RACE

By UTN Reporter

Najjanankumbi - The race for the FDC party president is gaining moment with more members expressing interest.

UPDF DEPLOYS IN HOIMA FOREST RESERVES

By UTN Reporter

Hoima - The Uganda Peoples Defense Forces (UPDF) has heavily deployed armed men in several forest reserves Hoima, Kibale and other districts in Bunyoro Kingdom. The reserves that are under intense army deployment include Bugoma Central Reserve, Kagombe Forest Reserve, Kanaga and Gurama forests reserves all in Kibale District.

PARLIAMENT COMES HARD ON GOVERNMENT OVER CHILDREN RIGHTS

By UTN Reporter

Members of Parliament have asked the ministry of Gender, Labor and Social Development to expedite the process of constituting the National Children’s Authority to take care of emerging children issues in Uganda.