New Reports Indicate That Barred Masembe Still Helping Bank of Uganda


Incoming reports are suggesting that Bank of Uganda deputy governor Louis Kasekende and Timothy K. Masembe of MMKAS Advocates played a key role in central bank’s recruitment of new lawyers, J. B. Byamugisha Advocates. J B. Byamugisha Advocates last week in a notice to court said they had been recruited to represent Bank of Uganda in a case against Sudhir Ruparelia. However Eagle Online reports that Byamugisha is a close ally of Masembe. It should be remembered that in December 2017 Commercial Court disqualified city lawyers Timothy K. Masembe and…

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Ruparelia Group Prepares For Oil and Gas Business


Ruparelia Group Want government to fast track oil deals so that they can participate. Rajiv Ruparelia speaking at the opening of Kingdom Kampala mall said they are partly looking at what oil and has industry has to offer. “The opening of this property has come at a strategic time when we are trying to target the oil and gas sector as well as any other sectors that require office space,” Rajiv told journalists. “We are trying to get new people who would be investing in the oil and gas. We…

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La Cabana Restaurant Starts Serving Chinese Food


La Cabana Restaurant, situated at Speke Apartments on Wampewo Avenue in Kampala, has spread its menu wings from Brazil to China. Known for its Brazilian Churrasco experience, the premium restaurant is now serving China’s favorite foods. The restaurant has announced that ‘you can now taste China’ in Kampala by visiting the Wampewo Avenue based classy eating place. While it is largely and famously known for its exotic way of preparing meat, it also caters for vegetarians. La Cabana also has a great salad bar. Once you set foot into the…

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Youth Group Wants Irene Mulyagonja Fired From Her IGG Job

Inspector General of Government (IGG) Justice Irene Mulyagonja when they appeared before legal committee to present their budget at Parliment. Photo by Geoffrey Sseruyanghe

Uganda Poor Youth Movement, a youth pressure group, has petitioned President Yoweri Museveni asking him to fire the Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja for failing to execute her mandate. The Group also alleges that there is public resentment towards the institution of Inspectorate of Government due to Mulyagonja’s incompetence. The petition signed off by the Groups spokesperson Zahid Sempala and addressed to President Museveni said the IGG is discriminatory and her office is tainted with corruption, favoritism and selective justice. “Your Excellency, the office of the Inspector General…

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Kingdom Kampala Officially Opened To The Public


Rajiv Ruparelia a director of Crane Management Services has said the modern corporate businesses are looking for ‘lifestyle offices’ because the middle class is growing and Ugandans are becoming more entrepreneurial. These modern entrepreneurs are looking for modern office space that gives them comfort. “Today many residents are pushed to suburbs such as Nalya, Nageera, Bunga and others. The city needs to grow and take up the skyline and provide services to the corporates; the people who are doing business in the city,” Rajiv noted. “The airspace is not yet…

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BoU Replaces Hires News Lawyers To Replace Sebalu&LuleAdvocates


Bank of Uganda in the suit filed by businessman Sudhir Ruparelia against Crane Bank Limited (in receivership) will be represented J B. Byamugisha Advocates after court recently ruled that Sebalu&Lule Advocates are conflicted In a May 17, notice to the High Court, the central bank has confirmed having instructed J. B. Byamugisha Advocates, to provide them with legal services. “Take notice that J.B Byamugisha Advocates on 2nd Floor, EADB Building, 4 Nile Avenue, Kampalla have been instructed to represent the Respondent (Crane Bank) in the above application,” a notice of…

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Ministry of Water and Environment received funding

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The Ministry of Water and Environment received funding from the Adaptation Fund through Sahara and Sahel Observatory for implementing Enhancing Resilience of Communities to Climate Change through Catchment Based Integrated Management of Water and Related Resources in Uganda (EURECCCA) project. The project is multi-sectoral and multi-disciplinary and is being implemented in a very participatory and integrated manner right from the National level to the Catchment, District and the Community levels including the private sector. EURECCCA supervision mission took place in Kyoga Water Management Zone/ Awoja Catchment to assess the good…

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How Segawa Market Is Cleaning Up Motor Spare Parts Trade


Uganda reportedly imports over 50, 000 vehicles each year but of these, a paltry 10 percent are said to be new, the rest being used cars. This also means that for these used cars to be able to evenly move on the road need to periodically undergo service and some parts replaced with new ones. The importation of these old cars over the years has given way for a blossoming motor spare parts trade to grow. The most notable market for spare parts has been the notorious Kiseka Market, downtown…

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President Museveni to grace International Infrastructure Conference in Kampala.


President Museveni is expected to grace the 26th FIDIC-GAMA 2019 International Infrastructure Conference in Kampala. The conference, organized by the Uganda Association of Consulting Engineers (UACE) in collaboration with the Ministry of Works and Transport, will be held at the Kampala Serena Hotel from May 12th to 14th 2019.  UACE was in 1993 recognised by the Government of Uganda as the representative of the global International Federation of Consulting Engineers (FIDIC) in Uganda. Group of Africa Member Associations (GAMA), the FIDIC Africa Chapter organizes annual international conferences on rotational basis…

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The Commercial Court has barred the lawyers of Sebalu ,Lule and Company Advocates from representing DFCU bank in the case filed against it by tycoon Sudhir Ruparelia due to conflict of interest


In the ruling read by Court’s deputy registrar Festo Nsenga Court noted that lawyers of Sebalu , Lule and Company Advocates were in 2016 contracted by Sudhir to review several tenancy agreements for Crane Management service Ltd and leases for some companies under the Ruparelia group and as such they came into contact with his confidential and privileged information. Court also ordered the lawyers to pay costs to the property monger Sudhir Ruparelia Sudhir through his real estate company Crane Management’s Service Ltd sued DFCU bank demanding payment of rental arrears…

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