UN To Support Ugandan Rural Women With Entrepreneurship Skills

Brenda Kifuko Malinga the national program coordinator Uganda Women Entrepreneurship program in the ministry of gender labour and social development

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Ugandan Arrested With Heroin At Entebbe Airport

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By PEACOCK KAWEESA Police at Entebbe International Airport has arrested a Ugandan National with narcotic drugs worth over two hundred million shillings Ssemwogerere Huzaifa,aged 30yrs and resident of Gangu village, Wakiso district was arrested on Sunday at the Entebbe airport with Heroin packed his baggage before departure for New Delhi. The suspected drug trafficker was arrested while checking in before getting his flight. Scanners detected them having some illegal substance hidden inside his maroon leather bag. He was arrested in possession of 3kgs of brown  narcotic stuff hidden his baggage…

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MP Jaguar arrested over threat to foreign traders

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  Starehe Member of Parliament Charles ‘Jaguar’ Kanyi was arrested yesterday over claims of inciting his voters against foreigners. This is even as Kenya officially wrote to Tanzania to disown xenophobic remarks attributed to Jaguar. Kenya’s High Commissioner to Dar es Salam Dan Kazungu yesterday confirmed that his mission had been contacted on Tuesday after the issue was discussed in Tanzania parliament. “We got contacts from senior officials of the Tanzania government seeking a clarification and Kenya’s position on the unfortunate remarks made by MP Jaguar which border on xenophobia…

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GAYS BEATEN NEAR TO DEATH IN KILAK VILLAGE, AMURU DISTRICT

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On 22/06/2019, two gay men, Ntambi Charles and Were John were attacked by a mob and severely beaten as they walked along the main street. According to the locals, these two men moved to their neighborhood but no one knew where they came from. “We have always seen them but no one knows where they came from, they look suspicious. They act like thieves. They don’t talk to anyone and always stay home”, a local explained. The two gay men were identified by a local resident on main street who…

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3 Officials Re-arrested In Second Nakalema BoU Raid

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Three bank of Uganda officials have been netted on Wednesday evening by police and State House anti-corruption unit. According to sources, the three officials include Mr. Simon Peter Zaribugire from the currency department, Mr. Milton Opio, the director of Security and Ms. Caroline Nankabirwa from the procurement department. On Wednesday last week, the State House Anti-Corruption Unit and police arrested several BoU officials in charge of currency, procurement and security and officials from the Customs Department, airport police officers and Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) staff. “Our key point is why…

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Bank Of Uganda Regional Currency Centres Probed

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Investigations into the extra cargo that was loaded on a Bank of Uganda (BoU) chattered plane have been extended to currency centres in Mbale, Kabale and Fort Portal. A Senior detective at the Criminal Investigations Department has intimated that after interrogating top BoU officials, the investigating team led by the Criminal Investigations Director Grace Akullo found leads to the three currency Centres. The detective explained that heads of BoU currency centres in the three regions are being interrogated on whether they had prior knowledge on the five extra pallets that…

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President emphasizes East African, African integration

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President Yoweri Museveni said that a small market is a hindrance to prosperity. It is, therefore, important for Uganda to integrate with East Africa. “Integrating Uganda with East Africa and Africa is very important as part of the measures that have to be undertaken so as to ensure a sustainable market for our goods,” he said. The President while  delivering an opportunity lecture to 297 Officer Cadets, including 56 from Somalia, who will soon conclude their one-year course at the Uganda Military Academy at Kabamba in Mubende District. The President…

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At it Again,Council David Mpanga implicated in BoU currency saga as he is the local attorney for the airline

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City lawyer David Mpanga who is the Attorney of the UK-based KUENE +NAGEL, has come out to say the Bank of Uganda (BoU) is to blame in the on-going currency consignment saga, saying that the binding agreement which it signed with the airline stipulates that in case of any breakdown, the latter in not less than 24 hours can get an alternative to do the work. The counsel who has of recent appeared in BoU scandals and was declared by court as conflicted in the case between Crane Bank Limited,…

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Court Users Commend Magistrate for Exemplary Service Chief Justice, Bart M. Katureebe

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Court users at Kiryandongo Chief Magistrateo’s Court have commended the Magistrate Grade One, Augustine Alule, for exceptional services in their community. The expressions were made during a visit by the Chief Justice, Bart M. Katureebe, and the Principal Judge, Dr. Yorokamu Bamwine, at the court this afternoon to interact with litigants. “He works with the community and carries out sensitizations to ensure there is justice…,” Sulaiman Bwayo, the Deputy District Khadi said. The Kiryandongo LCV Vice Chairperson, Edith Aliguma, applauded the efforts of the District Chain-linked Committee that strives to…

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Interpol intercepts counterfeit products

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The Directorate of Interpol and International Relations has intercepted and seized 4 tons of fake liters of sachets spirits and 250 cartons of counterfeit cosmetics products worth half a billion shillings. The Ag. Director Interpol and International Relations SCP Oyo-Nyeko Benson confirmed this development during a press conference this morning at Interpol offices in Kololo.                                       The  assortment of products that  were imported from West Africa “The operation was code named FAGIA…

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