Turkish Airlines fleet to hit 500 by 2023

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,By Kitts D.Mabonga As the air transport industry business continues to get stiff each passing time, many sector players are also devising means to come up with new state of art  aircrafts and improved customer satisfaction among other needs. One such big time transporter is Turkish airlines  based at Ruth towers Nakasero near MTN towers in  Kampala who currently commands a fleet of over 279 planes that is looking at increasing on its fleet to hit 500 aircrafts by 2023. According to  Isaac Gonza  the Uganda country sales managerof the…

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Agric. Minister irked by self seekers in Buvuma oil palm project

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The Minister of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hon. Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja has warned self seekers who are going around inciting and causing anxiety among the people of Buvuma Island to reject oil palm growing project to stop it immediately. The Minister is on a two days visit to Buvuma District to inspect the land which has already been purchased by the Government Uganda to extend oil palm growing under a new arrangement of National Oil Program (NOP). He said while moving around, he saw people excited and have welcomed…

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Government to eliminate pensions and gratuity case backlog by 2020

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Tuesday 21 January 2019 “The Government of Uganda is ready to allocate resources to clear off the pension case backlog over the next two years, once the requisite records are availed”. This was said by the Chief Guest during the half day strategic conference to support the clearance of the military Pension and Gratuity case backlog at Hotel Africana in Kampala. The State Minister for Defence and Veteran Affairs in charge of Veteran Affairs Hon Bright Rwamirama, who was also the Chief Guest, while opening a half day conference said…

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MTN UGANDA SUPPORTS TOORO KINGDOM EMPANGO CELEBRATIONS.

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MTN Uganda CEO Wim Vanhelleputte hands over UGX 20m cheque to Tooro Kingdom Prime Minister (Omuhikirwa) Bernard Tungakwo Ateenyi (minus handshake) MTN Uganda yesterday announced a Ugx 20 million contribution to Tooro Kingdom’s ‘Empango’ (coronation anniversary) celebrations. Empango is scheduled to take place on September 8th, 2018 at the seat of Tooro Kingdom, the Karuziika Palace. MTN Uganda’s contribution is a sign of a commitment made in April 2018 when the CEO Wim Vanhelleputte visited the Omukama of Tooro at the Karuziika Palace in Fort Portal town. While there, the…

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Brig Abel Kandiho Appointed to Head Kampala Security

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 President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who also doubles as the Commander In Chief of Armed Forces has instructed the chief of military of Military Intelligence (CMI) Brig Abel Kanduho to oversee and control all security agencies in Kampala and surrounding districts, this website has learnt. According to our highly placed intelligence source, President Museveni instructed his blue eyed boy Brig Kanduho to control security in Kampala and surrounding districts on Friday during a security meeting held at State house Entebbe before he left for China. The source said that President directed…

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Wakulima Market Traders Light Bonfires in Demo Against High Rates

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    Police fired teargas on Thursday morning to disperse protesting traders at Wakulima Market in Nairobi. The demonstration disrupted traffic on the busy Haile Selassie Avenue, where the traders lit bonfires. They do not want the hefty rates levied by the county government.   Police asked motorists to avoid the area from Gikomba to Railways as the demonstrators also hurled stones at vehicles. It was reported in April that high default rates had led to an Sh3 billion drop in revenue collection targets by Nairobi.   According to the…

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Diaspora Social Media Personalities Afraid of President Musevenis Warning to Bring them to Book

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While addressing a special sitting of Parliament last Wednesday afternoon on the question of security, President Yoweri Museveni said that one of the biggest concerns government has, is the use of social media by its critics based in the Diaspora. Museveni said that ‘Criminals use social media to threaten violence and create panic. We are going to acquire capacity to quickly locate criminals abusing social media. The government does not want to block these sites but we shall pick out the jiggers. We won’t cut the entire foot.’ He had…

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Exclusive Club Totez Opens its Doors in Kireka as It Gears Up for Its Median Launch Later This Year

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  George Pambason Barasa We can exclusively reveal that Club Totez, has opened its doors to the public and will be officially launched later this year The hangout which dubs its self as ‘ the Ultimate Fun Hub’  is premised at the new SK building off Namugongo road aka Ku Sigala. Club Totez is that said to belong to a local investor one George PambasonBarasa, boosts of the state of the art décor, complete with a sound synthetic sound system and a professional service party and chefs. The opening of…

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NSSF partners with PayWay to ease social security contributions

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  L-R Shem Ddungu, Head of Sales PayWay Uganda and Barbra Arimi, NSSF’ s head of marketing and communications  Many thanks The National Social Security Fund (NSSF) has announced a partnership with PayWay Uganda that will expand its social security contributions channels and enhance the contributions process efficiency. PayWay Uganda is a global payment processing company, delivering its services through kiosks and a relatively wide agent network across the country. According to the NSSF Head of Marketing and Communications, Barbra Arimi, the development is part of the Fund’s strategy to improve business processes especially…

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Emotions Run High As Pilot of Crashed Fly Sax Plane Is Buried

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The second officer in command of the Fly SAX plane that crashed in Aberdares last week was accorded a young achiever’s burial in Nyeri. And in Nakuru, one of her passengers- George Kinyua Ngugi- went down in a casket in an equally emotional burial ceremony. Hundreds of friends and family turned up for the burial of the 25-year-old First Officer Jeane Mureithi in her ancestral home in Giakanja. Her parents donned pilot uniforms in honor of their fallen daughter. The wreckage of a plane that ploughed into the side of…

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