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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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FIFA WORLD CUP TROPHY FINALLY IN UGANDA

ENTEBBE - The long-awaited FIFA World Cup trophy has arrived in Uganda amidst tight security.

The World Cup trophy jetted into the country alongside a team of FIFA officials

MUSLIMS CELEBRATE COOPERATIVE WEEK

By Isaac Tenywa

Kibuli: In one of the events to celebrate the UN International Cooperatives Day, the Muslim Community in Uganda has joined the wave to celebrate the activities of the cooperators across the Country.

KAYIHURA SENDS DETECTIVES TO NALUFENYA

By UTN Reporter

Naguru - Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura has relocated the Special Investigations Division-SID to Nalufenya, in Jinja.

FUFA LAUNCHES GABON 2017

Uganda’s Football governing body FUFA has launched a campaign to see the nation side; Uganda Cranes qualify for Africa Cup Of Nations 2017 in Gabon.

The Campaign coded “Mujje Tulumbe”, is to call for support from Uganda

SPLA-IO RETURN UGANDAN JUVENILES

BY JUAN ROSELINE

Police is holding three juveniles who were handled to the authorities in Koboko district by a South Sudan rebel out fit the SPLA-IO.

Besigye treason Case files ready-DPP

Investigations into the treason charges slapped against opposition leader Kizza Besigye are in advanced of completion, the state has informed the Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court this morning.

The update on how far the investigations have gone was made

KABAZIGURUKA DEFEATS COURT MARTIAL IN ROUND ONE

By UTN Reporter

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has stopped the General Court Martial from trying Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka until the main petition he filed challenging its jurisdiction is disposed of.

POLICE ARRESTS 0VER 200 IN NEW YEAR PARTIES

Kampala - Police in Kampala has arrested more than 220 people following the New Year celebrations.

SOUTH AFRICAN DPP URGES GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO PROSECUTORS

The South African National Director of Public Prosecutions advocates Shaun Abrahams calls on African Government to provide top security to prosecutors given the nature of crime that happens of late. Mr Shaun was speaking at the first maiden memorial lecture for the late Joan Kagezi, who was slain by unknown assailants a year ago. Shaun was the main speaker at the lecture