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KATIKKIRO CHALLENGES UGANDANS ON LOCAL BRANDS

By Nakiyingi Sumayya

The Katikiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has challenged Ugandans to promote local brands in an attempt to respond to the global business dynamics.

The Katikiro Charles Peter Mayiga was addressing media after touring Twekobe, the cultural offices for the Kabaka currently under renovation.

Katikkiro Mayiga says so often people neglect local brands by importing foreign materials which he says has contributed to failure to develop local brands.

The Katikkiro commended Buganda Nkeretanyi group for remolding Twekobe to fit the global demands. BYTE

The Katikkiro also argued Ugandans to steak to their traditional norms and values for dignity. BYTE

The Katikkiro commended the team for undertaking to do the refurbishment of Twekobe calling upon Ugandans in the civil construction industry to give a hand. Byte

In a related development, the speaker of Clan titular heads council, {Olukiiko lwa abataka} Omutaka Kasibante Kayiira Gajuule has challenged clan Titular heads to build strong clan fundamentals which he describes as the foundations of Kingdom. BYTE

He made the remark during the one day conference for Abataka in Lubiri as one of the activities to mark the Jubileeo celebrations.

Omutaka Kasibante challenged clan heads to steak to cultural norms and values. BYTE

Kabaka of Buganda Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II was crowned Kabaka of Buganda on 31st July 1993 and this year’s celebrations marked 25 years on the Crown.

The Refurbishment of Twekobe is done by Buganda Nkeretanyi.

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KALANGALA FARMERS DEFY BIDCO

Kalangala – Palm Oil Farmers in Kalangala under their umbrella body Kalangala Farmer Association have resorted to squeezing oil from their palm fruit produce other than selling row material to Bidco. His comes at the back drop of a couple of failed attempts to have their price rate offered by BIDCO revised, but all in vain. The farmers say this decision was engineered by the law

MUMBERE SECURITY WITHDRAWN

Kasese - The Rwenzururu king, Charles Wesley Mumbere has handed over three AK47 rifles to the army. The guns, which belong to the UPDF soldiers guarding Mumbere's palace, had been taken from from the palace armoury during a scuffle between the Omusinga's royal guards and his UPDF guards.

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.

MINISTER ON SKILLS DEVELOPMENT AS UGANDA, USA AND JAPAN IN COLLABORATED CONCERT

Ugandan have been challenged to have a mind change towards skills development as the only to address the increasing unemployment amongst the youth .

This was revealed by the Minister of State for Higher Education Dr J C Muyingo

UBOS LACKS DATA ON GENDER INEQUALITY

Matters relating to Gender inequalities on a number of occasions have been seen to be left uncensored in most institutions which according to the activists there is need to have data to plan for this. The Uganda Bureau of statistics, UBOS, school of women and Gender Makerere University with UN Women now say having data will help to get rid of discrimination is institutions and corporate entities.

LAWYERS CALL FOR WITHDRAWAL OF ARMY FROM STREETS

Kampala : Legal Aid Service Providers Network (LASPNET) have rubbished the recently concluded presidential and parliamentary elections as being not free and unfair with the deliberate late delivery of polling materials mostly in

POLLING ASSISTANT SURVIVES LYNCHING

Masaka - Police at Buwunga Sub County headquarters in Masaka had to save a Poling assistant from the angry mob that accused her vote rigging The mob accused Sophia Namirembe of giving out multiple ballot papers to voters of a particular candidate in the race. After realizing that, the voters turned violent, wanting

MUSEVENI REJECTS MPs SALARY BILL

Civil Society Organizations have praised the president for not assenting to the income tax amendments bill that would exempt MPs from paying taxes over their remuneration and allowances.

The Civil Society Budget Advocacy Group (CSBAG) warned

LAWYERS PETITION MUSEVENI OVER BILL EXEMPTING MPS

Kampala - Barely six days after the members of Parliament came up with Tax Income Bill that aims at having their emoluments exempted from being taxed, the Uganda Law Society (ULS) has written to President Museveni requesting him not to assent to the same Bill. The law society which is an umbrella organization that brings all professional lawyers together in the country, in their statement