Monthly Archives: February 2021

RIP: Counsel Kasango Bob – I wear my defence as a crown

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“I pleaded not guilty. When I testified in defence, I took the Bible on my right hand – the only right hand I have – and swore to tell the truth and asked God to help me and told God the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.

“This is your court and you are the judge, your word is law, mine an opinion,” said Kasango.

Just In: Jailed top Lawyer Bob Kasango dies of a heart failure in Luzira

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Just In: Jailed top Lawyer Bob Kasango dies of heart failure in Luzira.

Lawyer Bob Kasango who has been serving his sentence in Luzira is dead.

Whisper Eye has learnt that the flamboyant lawyer died of a heart failure this evening in Luzira Prison.

Labour Externalisation amidst the covid-19 pandemic – Maseruka Sadat

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Labour Externalisation amidst the covid-19 pandemic

On the 28th of February, 2019, Hon. Arinaitwe Katambuka Rwakajara moved a motion seeking leave of parliament to introduce a private Member’s Bill titled The Externalization of Labour Bill. this was long overdue as there was an overflowing influx of Ugandans to the middle east without a stipulated regulation and owing to reports on social media and in the mainstream media as regards to the treatment of Ugandan migrant workers most especially in the Middle East, it is justifiable if one referred to the Bill.

Six Arrested in Sheema over Counterfeit Veterinary Drugs

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The National Drug Authority-NDA has arrested six people in an operation on counterfeit veterinary drug dealers around the Ankole sub-region. The operation was conducted in the districts of Mbarara and Sheema.

The six arrested have been identified Wilson Kafeero a retired veterinary officer and former District Veterinary officer Buhweju district and his wife Olive Kafeero, Denis Kakuru an accountant in one of the pharmacies in Mbarara, Eridadi Tumwebaze, a Boda Boda cyclist and resident of Lubiri Cell Mbarara, Bernard Nuwahereza a manager at a diary in Sheema, and Godfrey Tumwebaze.

Comic Mayambala Advised to File Formal Application to ‘Inherit’ Kyagulanyi’s Petition

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Independent presidential candidate Willy Mayambala at the National Tally Centre. Photo by Olive NakatuddeFormer Presidential Candidate Willy Mayambala has been advised to seek the services of a lawyer to file a formal application to take over a presidential election petition filed by his Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu.

The advice from the Supreme Court follows a letter written by Mayambala on Thursday seeking to be guided on how he can take over the petition which Kyagulanyi was withdrawing from the court. The National Unity Platform lost interest in the petition after failing to submit several affidavits which they had collected from various parts of the country, as proof that the election cycle was characterized by violence, bribery, alteration of results, and intimidation, among others.

Dense Fog disrupts Airport Operations, Road Transport

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Visibility at the Entebbe International Airport has been affected as dense fog persists in some parts of Entebbe and Kampala. From 6; 00 am to about 10 a.m, several Aircraft at Entebbe International Airport had to change either the direction of landing or wait a little longer for the situation to improve.

According to sources at the Airport, both takeoff and landing times have been affected. “The most used direction for landing which is the North is still poor, so they have resorted to the alternative landing route which is the south,” a source at the Airport says.

Nakiwogo Residents Sue Church Over Noise Pollution

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The Building that Houses the Civil Division of High CourtThree residents of Nakiwogo village in Entebbe Municipality have sued the owner of ‘My People World Mission Outreach Church’, Grace Kabuye over noise pollution.

The trio; Richard Watum Wod-Ongom, Male Mukasa and Stephen Balinandi, all retired civil servants and businessmen allege that they have been living peacefully on their land until January 2020 when Kabuye rented land in their neighbouring where he constructed a Church. Kabuye rented the land on a 10-year contract from Florence Nabukenya.

Music Moved Visually Impaired Okot from The Streets to Church

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The adage “disability is not inability” best describes the life of 38-year-old Pastor Richard Okot, a familiar name in the gospel music industry in Acholi and Lango regions.

Okot’s musical journey started when he was aged 12, inspired by the experience of a street kid who had been abandoned by his family. He was born blind in a family of seven children in Pangira Parish, Lokung Sub-county then Kitgum and present-day Lamwo District.

Mukono Residents Protest Delayed Compensation By SGR

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More than 500 residents in Mukono District who will be affected by the construction of the Standard Gauge Railway-SGR are uncertain about payments.

The Ministry of Works in 2016 surveyed and marked the corridor where the project will pass to connect to other countries of East Africa in Mukono.

The residents from the villages of Kigombya and Kiwugo argue that, ever since SGR officials earmarked their property for compensation in 2016, they are yet to be compensated.

Rotary Injects UGX 300M to Promote Sanitation in Gombe Division

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The Rotary Foundation has injected 314 Million Shillings to promote sanitation and hygiene in Gombe division in Wakiso district.

The lack of access to clean water, sanitation facilities and hygiene resource remains one of Gombe division’s biggest health problems.

Now the sanitation and hygiene project will benefit more than 10,000 residents in three parishes that include Kalule, Mwerere and Wambaale. They will get a solar-powered piped water system with additional five public taps.

Gov’t Planning to Increase Monthly Stipend for Elders

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The State Minister for Disability and Elderly, Sarah Kanyike has said that they intend to raise the monthly payment for older persons under the Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment-SAGE programme.

In 2011, the government first piloted the programme in the 15 districts, where older persons above 65 years were enrolled. Two years later the government rolled out the scheme across the country and raised the minimum age to 80 years. Each of the qualified older people has been getting a monthly payment of 25,000 Shillings.

Africa Cross Country Championship Postponed for Second Time

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African cross country. Courtsey pictureThe Africa Cross Country Championship has been postponed. 

In a statement by the Confederation of African Athletics (CAA) the organizers of the event took the action to postpone the continental event due to Covid-19 concerns in the Togolese capital.

“The 6th edition of the Africa cross-country championships previously planned to take place on 6 and 7 March 2021 in Lomé(Togo) is postponed to a later date, the announcement was made by the Confederation of African Athletics following a request by the Togolese authorities who raised sanitary measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic,” read the statement”. reads the statement.

Buildings Should be Sued Until Owners Prove Source of Income -DPP

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The Deputy Director of Public Prosecution Charles Elem-Ogwal is seeking a forceful lifting of the veil to ownership of buildings suspected to be built with proceeds of corruption.

Ogwal who noted difficulties in prosecution of criminal cases and getting convictions due to lack of good forensics under the current conviction based asset recovery policy said that the solution lies under the non-conviction asset recovery regime where countries follow proceeds of crime.