Minister Onek named in school land grabbing


A minister has been named before the land probe commission in the alleged fraudulent acquisition of land belonging to City High School in Kololo, an upscale suburb in Kampala. The administrators of the school yesterday named Mr Hilary Onek, the Minister in charge of Disaster Preparedness in the Office of the Prime Minister, as one of the claimants of part of the school land. Rev Can Job Mbukure, the chairman board of governors of the school, told the land probe team that Mr Onek bought 0.27 hectares of the school…

Read More

Defense minister questioned by UPDF brutality


Citizens on social media have asked why the minister of defence in charge General Duties, Col Charles Okello Engola would deny that UPDF soldiers brutalised civilians during the return of MP Robert Kyagulanyi, commonly known as Bobi Wine, from the USA where he had gone for treatment. Parliament last week summoned line Security Ministers together with the Commander of the Defence Forces, General David Muhoozi, over allegations of torture on civilians by the UPDF officers in the city on September 20. The MPs demanded that the ministers and the commander…

Read More

RDC Battles City Engineer Over Land Row


By PEACOCK KAWEESA The Entebbe Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Nalongo Rose Kirabira has intervened into the land row between city engineer Maurice Barigye and one Edward Jemba, over  land located on plot 81 along Virus Research Road. The family of the late Edward Kanwagi recently  filed their case to the RDC’s office  after city engineer Maurice Barigye grabbing the disputed land and giving the family members ultimatum to vacate the land.   The disputed land located along Virus Research Road in Entebbe Municipality Two weeks ago, the area RDC invited…

Read More

Kikuyu Elders Tell DP Ruto to Retire


The Kikuyu Council of Elders wants Deputy President William Ruto to retire together with Uhuru Kenyatta when his term expires in 2022. Yesterday, the council’s national secretary general Peter Munga said Ruto is part and parcel of the current presidency and should, therefore, prepare to exit with the Uhuru administration. “As a Council we are very serious that he [Ruto] has to pack with Uhuru. If Uhuru has to leave in 2022, the deputy should follow suit.” It was the clearest signal yet of the fluid nature of the DP’s…

Read More

President Y K Museveni’s State of the Nation Address in full

sevo 1

The President gave accountability on particular Government commitments and to appraised the nation of the plans and strategies for the next year State of the Nation Address by  H.E. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF UGANDA at the Uganda International Conference Centre, Serena, Kampala 6th June, 2018   His Excellency the Vice President, Rt. Hon. Speaker of Parliament, His Lordship the Chief Justice, Rt. Hon. Deputy Speaker, His Lordship the Deputy Chief Justice, Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Rt. Hon. Deputy Prime Ministers, Rt. Hon. Leader of the Opposition,…

Read More

Ruto Apologises to Raila, Kalonzo Over 2017 Poll Insults


A rare spectacle played out during this year’s National Prayer Breakfast meeting at Safari Park on Thursday. This was when DP William Ruto for the first time publicly apologized to Nasa principals Raila Odinga and Kalonzo Musyoka. President Uhuru Kenyatta set the ball rolling after he invited the three leaders to the podium after his speech for the memorable moment. “We have campaigned against one another, we have said nasty things about each other, we have hurt one another on my behalf ndugu [brother] I ask for your forgiveness,” Uhuru…

Read More

President Museveni: Vote NRM for prosperity, FDC will not take you anywhere.

WhatsApp Image 2018-05-28 at 19.42.19

The National Chairman of the ruling NRM government Yoweri Museveni yesterday started canvassing for votes for the National Resistance Movement flag bearer, Winfred Matsiko Komuhangi, in the by-elections for the Women Parliamentary seat for Rukungiri District, South Western Region. Mr. Museveni who is the National Chairman of the NRM addressed 4 Movement supporters’ rallies in Nyakishenyi, Nyarushanje, Buyanja and Kebisoni Sub-Counties in Rubabo County and asked the voters to send him leaders that will work with him to support Government programmes that will benefit the people of Rukungiri District. The…

Read More

Mali president Keita to run for re-election


Malian President Ibrahim Boubacar Keita will run for re-election in July, his office said on its Twitter account Monday. The 73-year-old leader had been widely expected to seek a second five-year term in the troubled Sahel nation. The election is set for July 29, with a second round planned for August 12 if no candidate obtains an absolute majority of votes. Keita will face around a dozen challengers, including Modibo Kone, a rural development expert at the West African Development Bank, and Hamadoun Toure, who runs the “Smart Africa” initiative…

Read More

President commends MP Kawoya for selflessness leadership


President Yoweri Museveni has hailed the spirit of selflessness and voluntarism in leadership that has been exhibited by Sembabule District Woman Member of Parliament, Hon. Anifa Kawoya. He said that her actions clearly distinguish her as a true National Resistance Movement cadre who understands the Movement priorities, agenda and methods of work. He made the remarks yesterday afternoon during a Thanksgiving Ceremony for MP Kawoya that was held at Mitete Town Council in Mawogola South Constituency in Sembabule district The President, who had earlier commissioned Sembabule School of Nursing and…

Read More

Society produces leaders that are a mirror reflection of it.


  By Michael R Ruhindayo, International Development Worker and Organization Development Consultant The growing absence of values in Uganda‟s political class is sign of a much larger problem in the country at large and should be an issue of national concern. Three (3) ministers of Uganda’s cabinet have unconvincingly appeared before a commission of inquiry on land, and made a dismal show at defending themselves. As a product of an education system that taught civics to its young pupils, the phrase; “For God and my country” evokes nostalgic sentiments about…

Read More