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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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AMISOM HANDS OVER UNIVERSITY TO SOMALI GOVERNMENT

Mogadishu –African Mission in Somalia, AMISON is set to hand over a public University it has been running for more than a half decade, to the Somali Federal Government.

REGIONAL AIRLINES GET NEW FLEETS

Regional airlines are sprucing up their fleets with new aeroplanes. Ethiopian, Rwandan and Tanzanian airlines will receive new aircraft this week. Tanzania plans to have its Air Tanzania Company Ltd (ATCL) return to its regional routes.

XMAS FIRE LEAVES AMURU RESIDENTS HOMELESS

Amuru- At least 34 families were left homeless following a wild fire outbreak in Amuru District. The fire that gutted over 40 huts, destroying property worth of millions of shillings in Okidi ward in Atiak Sub County

GEN KATUMBA WAMALA SPEAKS-OUT ON ARMY MURDERS

The Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala says army is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers from war torn areas. Gen. Katumba Wamala has told the Parliamentary Defense and Internal Affairs Committee that UPDF is going to set-up psychosocial centers to rehabilitate troubled soldiers returning from war zones.

NPA UNVEILS ROADMAP TO MIDDLE INCOME STATUS

Uganda’s planning body, the National Planning Authority (NPA) has released the road map to the realization of Uganda’s middle income status by 2020 and progress to an upper income category by 2032.

This ambitious vision implies that the country will be targeting to

KAYIHURA RAPS CMI OVER ARREST OF POLICE CHIEFS

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The Inspector General of Police Gen Kale Kayihura has for the first time talked about the arrest of his senior Police Commanders, without his consent. Several of the Force's top brass especially in the elite section have been arrested by CMI and Military Police on different counts.

Kalangala Farmers Petition UN

Kalangala – Farmers from Bugala Island in Kalangala have petitioned the United Nations over their land that is reportedly occupied by Bidco a Palm oil firm.Through their umbrella organization Bugala Farmers Association, the Islanders allege that the Palm Oil Company has grabbed their land, and adamantly refused to compensate them for long.

THERE WERE NO RESULTS THAT KIGGUNDU RELIED ON TO ANNOUNCE MUSEVENI WINNER-MBABAZI’S LAWYER

Supreme Court: The hearing of the presidential election petition challenging the re-election of President Museveni enters day two as Amama Mbabazi’s lawyers say there were not results that the EC boss Badru Kiggundu based on to announce President Museveni

118 PARLIAMENTARY ELECTION PETITIONS CAUSE-LISTED FOR HEARING

Election Petitions: Three months after the conclusion of the February 18 general elections, the Judiciary has compiled and cause-listed at least 118 parliamentary election petitions to be heard in different 13 High Court circuits across the country.

According to press release from the Judiciary and signed off by Senior Communications Officer