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UPC OPPOSE BAN OF SCRATCH CARDS

BY TUMWEBAZE FAROOK and KIGONZI MAJIDU

Uganda People’s Congress, UPC has opposed the ban of scratch cards by government effective 31st July 2018.

While addressing journalists at the party headquarters, the party spokesperson Michael Orach Osinde said that the usage of scratch cards has made mobile phones very easy to use even in the remotest areas.

He further added that migration from scratch cards to easy load should be handled in phases like Umeme handled the movement from electricity meters to Yaka.

This came after the reading of the budget where new taxes were imposed on services such as social media and mobile money which was received by mixed reactions by several Ugandans.

UPC advises government to create awareness to the citizens before passing any law because article 1 of the 1995 Ugandan constitution states that power belongs to the people.

As Uganda is opting to improve security with modern technology, UPC has advised the government to fight insecurity by reducing unemployment levels, poverty and absence of food for ordinary Ugandans other than spending the money on purchase of armored vehicles for MP’s.

This follows the recent murders of leading public figures including Arua Municipality legislator Colonel Ibrahim Abriga, AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi the then Police spokesperson and Maj Muhammad Kiggundu among others.

Recently President Museveni while addressing Parliament on security proposed to procurement modern escort armored vans for legislators.

Reporting complemented by SIWA SHARIFF, NAMYALO SHIRAT, NAMUYA SUNUNA, NAKIYINGI SUMMAYA, KIZITO UNUSU and Shadia Nakyeyune.

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KAYIHURA ORDERS POLICE OUT OF BESIGYE HOME

Kampala - Police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura has withdrawn Police out of Dr Kiiza Besigye’s home in Kasangati. His order comes hours before the High Court Judgment this afternoon, in a case that Dr Besigye challenged his house arrest. In a press conference at Naguru, Gen Kayihura said given last evening’s Supreme Court Ruling, the Police finds it appropriate to withdraw security from the FDC strong man’s home.

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

HOW NRM BIG SHOTS LOST

Kampala: Following the February polls, over 50 incumbent Mps lost their seats both from the ruling NRM Party and the opposition.

Over 20 Ministers lost their seats including the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, 2nd deputy Premier Henry Kajura, Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Kahinda Otafire among others.

A number of factors might have contributed to this but of course we realized Ugandans wanted change of whichever form.

Our crew managed to bring to you some of the Mps who succeeded in the recently concluded elections.

KAMPALA CENTRAL

MUHAMMED NSEREKO [INDEPENDENT]

KAWEMPE NORTH

ABDU LATIFF SSEBAGGALA (DP)

BUSIRO EAST

MEDARD SSEGONA [GO FORWARD]

KAWEMPE SOUTH

MUBARAK MUNYAGWA [TJ]

RUBAGA SOUTH

KATO LUBWAMA SCORED

RUBAGA NORTH

KASIBANTE MOSES

KAMPALA WOMEN

FDC’S NABILA NAGGAYI

KYADDONDO EAST

SITENDA SEBALU (NRM)

NANSANA MUNICIPALITY

ROBERT KASULE (NRM)

MASAKA MUNICIPALITY

MATHIAS MPUUGA NSAMBA

FLORENCE NAMAYANJA

MASAKA WOMAN MP

BABIRYE KABANDA

BUKOTO

VP EDWARD KIWANUKA SEKANDI

MUBENDE MUNCIPALITY

SEMULI ANTHONY TEBALIRWA

BUWEKULA

KAKOOZA JOSEPH

BUKUYA

BUKENYA MICHEAL IGA

KASANDA NORTH

NSAMBA OSHABE PATRICK

MUBENDE WOMAN MP

BENNY NAMUGWANYA

KASAMBYA

MBWATEKAMWA GAFFA

KASANDA NORTH

SEMEO NSUBUGA

ALEBTON DISTRICT

OKWIR SAMUEL

ERUTE SOUTH

ODUR JONATHAN

ERUTE NORTH

CHARLES ANGIRO

DOKOLO DISTRICT

CECILA OGWAL

DOKOLO NORTH

OKELLO OKELLO

AMOLATOR DISTRICT

OKELLO TANGO

AJUR COUNTY

HAMSON OBUA

OTUKE

JULIUS ACON

OTUKE WOMAN MP

SILVIA AKELLO

OYAM DISTRICT

COL CHARLES OKELLO ENGOLA

LIRA MUNICIPALITY

JIMMY AKENA

LIRA WOMAN MP

ATIM ONGOM

KOLE WOMAN MP

ALYEK JUDITH

KOLE NORTH

BONNY OKELLO KONY

KWANIA COUNTY

TONNY AYOO

APAC WOMAN MP

BETTY ENGOLA

MEMORIAL LECTURE FOR KAGEZI

Kampala - The Directorate of Public Prosecution is set to hold a memorial lecture for its fallen state prosecutor Joan Kagezi.Kagezi 48 was slain in cold blood in March last year in Kiwature by unknown assailants while she had stopped to buy fruits by the road side.

KAYIHURA GIVES 200M TO NANSANA PROSTITUTES

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

It’s hard to believe that what started as mayhem in the metropolitan areas on Nansana and Entebbe has turned into a structural adjustment program to the area residents in Nansana Municipality, Wakiso District.

POLICE SIEGE HOME OF BYANYIMA

By Nabbuye Rehemah

Police has besieged the home of Edith Byanyima sister to Dr Winne Byanyima over alleged possession of illicit goods.

Police publicists claim that the raid is

VOTER APATHY KILLING DEMOCRACY-CCEDU

Civic campaigns undertaken by the various stakeholders in the country especially before and during elections have a huge bearing on the factors that determine the outcome of such elections.In the run-up to the Feb. General Election, the NGO Citizen’s Coalition for Electoral Democracy undertook such campaigns and as a non-state actor, the NGO inevitably found itself clashing with the Electoral Commission.

BOBI WINE TO BE PRODUCED IN COURT MARTIAL-UPDF

BY OTIM NORBERT

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) have reaffirmed its commitment to produce Kyaddondo East MP Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine to be charged before the military court

BOBI WINE SMEAR CAMPAIGN STARTS

By UTN Report

Residents in Lubaga North Constituency in Kampala woke up to shock when they found several posters depicting People Power Icon Robert Kyagulanyi Aka Bobi Wine as a neo colonialism tool used by the Western World.