Category Archives: Buisness

City Bus operators cheating passengers despite abandoning SOPs

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Some bus operators within the Kampala suburbs are still charging high transport fares despite abandoning the Standard Operating Procedures-SOPs issued by the Health Ministry to halt the transmission of the coronavirus. 

The transport fares doubled after Ministry of health directed transporters to carry half of their licensed capacity to ensure social distancing to minimize COVID-19 transmission.

Our reporter recently sampled some of the city bus transporters such as Awakula Ennume and Star Bus and found them filled to capacity. Each passenger was required to pay the doubled fares that introduced to cover for the vacant seats.

Fishermen condemn FPU for returning impounded fish gear in a sorry state

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Fishermen in Kalangala district have faulted the Fisheries Protection Unit-FPU for returning to them their impounded fish gear in a sorry state. It follows a decision by FPU to hand back 89 boat Engines and over 90 boats that were impounded in 2017 during operations on illegal fishing activities on Lake Victoria. 

The impounded fishing gears were kept for 4 years at Mwenna Fish Processing Plant, the main base of FPU operations in Kalangala Town Council. Fishermen have over the years petitioned FPU to return their impounded gears.  

World billionaire Jack Ma feared missing

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Speculation has arisen over the whereabouts of Chinese billionaire Jack Ma’s after reports emerged that he has not made a public appearance in more than two months.

The Alibaba founder also failed to appear as scheduled in the final episode of his own talent show, Africa’s Business Heroes, which gives budding African entrepreneurs the chance to compete for a slice of USD1.5 million.

Hassan Kitenda: Do you plan on investing? Unit trusts can be a viable investment option

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We can all agree that investing is a good habit to have. Investing is how you take charge of your financial security. It is also one of the key ways of achieving one’s financial goals. It’s inevitable that as we go through life, our financial goals will change at different stages of our lives.

Depending on where you are in life, you may be saving for your child’s education, buying a house, creating an income generation stream, creating an emergency corpus, saving money for the short term, or planning for retirement as its always an omnipresent financial goal for people during their working lives.

Tears as popular Facebook page “Kakensa Media” hacked & deleted

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Popular Facebook page Kakensa Media hacked & Deleted. Whisper Eye Reports

National Unity platform social media supporter Ndungwa Kakensa popular Facebook page Kakensa Media has been deleted.

Albert boat accident kills 30

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Thirty people are to be feared dead following a boat accident on Lake Albert. The deceased persons are businessmen from Runga landing site in Hoima district who were heading to Panyimur fish market in Pakwach district.

The businessmen are said to have drowned at around 9pm on Tuesday when their boat capsized near Songa Lendu landing site in Buliisa district. There were 47 people aboard the boat when it capsized. Ashraf Oromo, the Runga landing site defense secretary told Uganda Radio Network on Wednesday that the business persons were heading to Panyimur market in Panyimur sub-county, Pakawach district to sell their fish when their overloaded boat capsized.

Shock as biased Justice Wamala refuses to recuse himself from Simbamanyo Vs Equity bank cases

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Shock As Biased Justice Wamala Refuses To Recuse Himself From Simbamanyo Vs Equity Bank Cases

High Court Justice Boniface Wamala has rejected recusing himself from hearing cases involving Simbamanyo Estates and Equity Bank, despite a request for recusal written to him a few days ago by Arc. Peter Kamya, the aggrieved party in the cases.

Kamya, a renowned city architect, wrote to Justice Wamala on November 9th, 2020, beseeching him to recuse himself from hearing the Simbamanyo Vs Equity Bank cases because of the explicit bias he had exhibited during the hearing of the cases and in his rulings. According to Kamya, in his sanctimonious and rather rambling ruling, Justice Wamala brings even into sharper focus his bias.

Big Story: Police Summon Sudhir Ruparelia over criminal trespass & fraudulent take over of tycoon Simbamanyo’s Afrique Suites Hotel

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Kampala’s Sudhir Ruparelia of Meera Investments has been summoned to the police together with Ronald Luwangula aka Luwaluwa Investments, to record police statements over allegations that they illegally took over properties belonging to City Architect Peter Kamya, which they claimed to have bought from Equity Bank during an auction.

Whereas Sudhir purportedly bought and illegally caused the occupation of Simbamanyo House in Kampala by Meera Investments Ltd, Ronald Luwangula of Luwaluwa investments purportedly bought Afrique Suites Hotel in Mutungo, a Kampala suburb.

Exclusive: UCC writes to Facebook & Google demanding them to delete online platforms linked Bobi Wine

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By Whisper Eye Investigative Unit

Exclusive: UCC writes to Facebook & Google demanding them to delete and ban online platforms linked Bobi Wine. Whisper Eye Reports

Uganda Communication Commission (UCC) a body that is entrusted to regulate communication in the country has penned to Google and Facebook demanding them to pull down platforms alleged to have contributed to the recent riots in Uganda.

Full List : URA taxpayers appreciation award winners 2020

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Full List : URA taxpayers appreciation award winners 2020.

The URA Taxpayers’ Appreciation Week 2020 ended successfully Friday evening at Mestil Hotel . Whisper Eye Reports

In attendance these are the various awards winners

URA BOD Chairman Juma Kisaame hails Taxation rising stars

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URA BoD Chairman Juma Kisaame hails Taxation rising stars. Whisper Eye Reports

The board of directors URA Mr Juma Kisaame hailed rising taxation stars at the URA tax appreciation ceremony which was held at Mestil hotel on Friday 11th December 2020.

The ceremony saw various Business community entities scoop awards for there good taxation record among other reasons.

Below is Juma Kisaame full speech;

URA’s Musinguzi full speech at URA taxpayers appreciation awards ceremony

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Full Speech: URA’s Musinguzi at the taxpayers appreciation awards ceremony .

I bless and thank God for the gift of another day. It is a great honor
for me to be with you this morning as I host my first Taxpayers
Appreciation Awards Ceremony.

Thank you all for honoring our invitation to this occasion despite the
challenges associated with physical interactions due to the COVID 19 pandemic.

Big Story: Music Champion Joseph Mayanja “Chameleone” combs Makindye, residents assure him landslide victory

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Big Story: Music Champion Joseph Mayanja “Chameleone” combs Makindye, residents assure him landslide victory. Whisper Eye Reports

Number One Music Champion in East Africa Joseph Mayanja popularly known by his stage name Jose Chameleone has promised residents of Kampala on improving health, sanitation and creating more jobs as the Kampala Lord Mayor.