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BOBI WINE FINALLY CLEARED LEAVES FOR US

BY Ntale Younus

The Embattled Kyadondo East Legislator Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine has been finally cleared by police to travel to the US for medical treatment.

Bobi Wine was on Thursday evening blocked by police from traveling out of the country on allegations that the MP was yet to be cleared pending other charges.

Bobi Wine was bundled into a waiting police ambulance and driven to Mulago national referral hospital - Kiruddu where he was put under police custody on Level 7 room 7B1.

Bobi wine was blocked together with his counterpart Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake on similar grounds and later taken to Kirudu government facility awaiting clearance by the Uganda Medical Board.

UTN later learnt that Bobi was cleared to travel following a closed door meeting held with Members of the Uganda Medical Board.

The meeting which was attended by the executive director Mulago hospital Dr Byarugaba Baterana, Bobi Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi resolved that Bobi is cleared for travel following the board's recommendation.

Bobi Wine's lawyer Asuman Basalirwa confirmed the meeting of his client and the Medical Board; saying the doctors held a conversation with Bobi.

There emerged Protests in the city center and Kamwokya over Bobi's re-arrest on Friday but were quickly contained by joint security forces of the army and police personnel.

There are however unanswered questions on the life of Mityana municipality MP Francis Zaake who is also in critical condition. MP Zaake was also blocked from travelling to India to seek further treatment. However, the members of the Medical Board did not check on him following alleged refusal by the legislator to be treated by Doctors from Kirudu Hospital.

Zaake is also admitted at the same hospital. The duo were brutally buttered on the eve of Arua Municipality by-elections on 13 August 2018 by presidential guards on allegations of stoning President Yoweri Museveni's motorcade.

We have learnt that the Medical Board received Zaake's file on Wednesday and has since been waiting for a medical examination report by experts from Mulago to make a decision.

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MBABAZI BOOSTS OF SECURITY EXPERTISE

Northern: Mbabazi hits Amuria and Kaberamaido district as he concludes his nationwide campaigns.

The independent presidential hopeful JPAM is campaigning in Amuria and Kaberamaido.

This as Mbabazi concludes his tour

COOPERATIVES SUBMIT VIEWS TO PARLIAMENT

By Shakira Namatende

The cooperative Union in Uganda will Wednesday submit their views to Parliament on the proposed Cooperative Societies Bill 2014.

The bill seeks to regulate groupings in the category of

Cooperative Unions that are taking a strong mobilization wave in the Country side.

The cooperative Union is seen as a strong force that draws people together into uniformity seeking to address their economic and financial challenges.

As one of the activities to celebrate the International Cooperative Week, cooperators in Uganda will submit their views to the Parliamentary Committee on Trade, seeking for among other things an independent ministry, and fully fledged cooperative bank, and a degree of autonomy from their mother ministry of Trade.

They cooperators led by Uhuru Institute for Social Development will also carry out a tree planting campaign as a gesture to restore the environment.

Earlier on, the same body flanked by Uganda Cooperative Alliance donated blood in different Blood Banks countrywide, as a social responsibility gesture.

In Kampala, it was held at the Constitutional

Square, and a total of 15,000 units of blood were collected country wide.

As Leonard Okello the Chief Executive Officer Uhuru Institute explains, the country has a dire need for blood, a resource that is not manufactured anywhere, but human generosity determines its availability.

Byte……….Okello

The Institute partnered with Nakasero Blood Bank in this campaign with a target of at least 20,000 units of blood country wide.

Okello says the cooperators work towards an improved livelihood of the society, economic independence and improved healthy labor force for the country.

Byte………..Leonard Okello

Lilian Nantambi from the Nakasero Blood Bank say the collection is significant an will work to reduce the need across the country.

Byte……… Lilian Nantambi (Blood Donor Recruiter

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UPDF AGAIN DEPLOYS AT DRC BOARDER

The Uganda People’s Defense Forces have deployed heavily at the Democratic Republic of Congo Boarder points of Bunagana in Kisoro following a crackdown on criminality that saw weapons discovered.

12 Guns were discovered Saturday night in areas

POLICE NETS STATE HOUSE IMPOSITOR

Police in Kampala has arrested a 50year old man who has been imposing as a State House employee attached to the pledge and welfare department. Mr. Muhammad Kigundu has been targeting civil servants, ministers, and other civil servants promising promotions and increment of salaries in the public service ministry. Upon arrest Police say the suspect have extorted over 16 million

KATO LUBWAMA WOES: COURT GRANTS OPPONENT PERMISSION

Kampala - High Court in Kampala has granted permission to Habib Buwembo to move on with an election petition against Lubaga South legislator Kato Lubwama. Buwembo asked Court to allow him file a petition challenging Kato Lubwama’s

POLICE SPOKESMAN ESCAPES ASSASSINS

By UTN Reporter

Police Deputy spokes person Patrick Onyango has survived an assassination according to sources.

3m Fees For Nomination

Court in Kampala has okayed the three (3) million charge by the Electoral Commission for persons intending to contest for Parliamentary seats in the forthcoming 2016 polls.

BESIGYE CHARGED AFRESH AND REMANDED TO LUZIRA

The FDC Former presidential candidate Rtd Col. Dr. Kizza Besigye has been produced before Nakawa Chief Magistrates Court and charged afresh charges of treason without his lawyers.

Because the charges of Treason are capital in nature,

GOVT STARTS REVIEWING ALL DUTCH AGREEMENTS

Government has started a six months process to review all the Netherlands Development treaties and agreements that have been running since 2000. The bi-lateral agreements that were signed for 16 years, are all due for a review, before renewal in June 2017. The agreements included provision and development of social services like road construction and maintenance, construction of bore holes for clean and safe water construction,