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Full List of Kampala New Division Mayors

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KAMPALA DIVISIONS

  1. KAMPALA CENTRAL

Salim Saad Uhuru NRM 13,114

Semugoma kigozi Nup 10,654

Sserunjogi Charles Dp 5,316

Mugisa Patrick ind 2,095

Semaganda isah Fdc 531

kavuma isaya ind 166

  1. NAKAWA

Buruhani Byaruhanga Nrm 20,671

katende Muhammad Jeema 1,278

Mugambe Paul Nup 32,754

Mwagale Martin ind 1,385

Namata Florence ind 2,179

Muwonge Daniel fdc 3,301

  1. LUBAGA

Mberaze Mawula Zacchy NUP 37,652

Joyce Nabassa Ssebugwawo FDC 25,718

Mahad Kaweesa NRM …8,075

Mayanja Ssemwogerere Ashraf IND 2,390

Kigonya Angela Namyalo DP …1,476

  1. MAKINDYE

Ali Kasirye Nganda Mulyanyama NUP… 56,743

Muhumuza Bob Robert NRM…..13,105

Kalungi Moses Kirumira DP…..4,393

Sabuka Tigatoola David FDC….1,332

  1. KAWEMPE

Sserunjoji Emmanuel NUP. ..44,130

Juma Sekyanzi NRM..8,043

Lukwago Ramadhan DP ..7,757

Mutazindwa Muhammad FDC 5,934

Surge of COVID-19 Infections: Gov’t Starts Training Health Workers on Occupational Health

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The health ministry has embarked on a training program for health workers amidst a surge in infections in this category and uncertainty on whether or not they contract the virus in the line of duty.

The program will see at least 2000 health workers training on infection prevention and control. Grace Kiwanuka, the Executive Director Uganda Healthcare Federation, says the training is scheduled to commence this Wednesday will focus on health workers in small private health facilities in the community.

Uganda faces Morocco in do or die must win match if they are to qualify for the next round

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Uganda faces Morocco in do or die must win match if they are to qualify for the next round

The cranes have found themselves in a similar situation just like in the CHAN Tournament of 2014 as they must win against defending champions Morocco to highlight their chances of going past the group stages.

Parliament Queries Continuous BoU Recapitalization

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Henry Musasizi, the Chairperson of Finance Committee of parliament is suspicious that the government could be siphoning funds meant for the recapitalization of the Central Bank. 

He disclosed his suspicions during a meeting between legislators on the Budget committee, officials from the Ministry of finance and the National Planning Authority led by Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija over the budget estimates for the next financial year.

While scrutinising the Budget Framework Paper for the 2021/2022 financial year, MPs queried the allocation of another Shillings 481 billion towards the recapitalization of Bank of Uganda (BoU) for the second consecutive year.

During the last budgeting cycle the Finance Committee approved a request to recapitalize BoU with Shillings 481 billion in the 2020/2021 financial year. The Committee Chairperson, Henry Musasizi explained in January last year that recapitalizing BoU would not be done through appropriation of cash from the Consolidated Fund but rather from the securities issued by the treasury. 

Musasizi is now querying the request for another Shilling 481billion in the next financial year, saying the figure is also projected in the subsequent financial year. He wonders whether the recapitalization is now a recurrent expenditure and wonders whether the ministry is using the item of recapitalization to fund items hidden from parliament’s scrutiny.

The Vice Chairperson of the Budget committee, Patrick Isiagi asked the minister to provide an explanation to the MPs on the continuous request for recapitalization of the Central Bank.

In his response, the minister noted that just like any bank, the Central Bank is required to maintain capital holding above a certain threshold and therefore the government couldn’t risk allowing BoU to fall below the threshold.

Isiagi said the ministry has not provided any study or analysis to justify why the Bank needs the exact amount of money it received last year. He challenged the minister to produce models to justify the allocation.

Kasaija told the MPs he was summoning an officer from Bank of Uganda to appear before the MPs and provide answers to their queries. However, by the time the committee adjourned for the day the officer had not arrived.

The committee is scheduled to present its report on the Budget Framework Paper to the Plenary on Thursday at 2:00pm

Museveni Cautions Against Post-Election Violence

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President Yoweri Museveni has warned Ugandans against engaging in violence, as discontent continues over the country’s electoral process.

There has been agitation in Uganda and elsewhere, about the outcome of the election which gave Museveni, a candidate for the National Resistance Movement-NRM, a win over his main challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform. Museveni polled 5,851,037 votes (58.64 per cent) while Kyagulanyi had 3,475,298 votes (34.83 per cent), of the total votes cast.

Big Story: Bobi Wine not yet decided on challenging Presidential Election results

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National Unity Platform -NUP president National Unity Platform-NUP Robert Kyagulany says he has not yet decided whether to challenge the January 14th presidential election results that gave President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni victory.

Speaking to the media for the first time in 10 days after the declaration of results, Kyagulanyi said although there are strong arguments for going to court, he is almost certain that the verdict would be upholding Museveni’s victory.Kyagulanyi said that they have overwhelming evidence which if presented to an ‘unbiased’ jury, would rule in his favor.

Eight Arrested Amidst Chaos at Kampala District Tally Centre

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In one of the incidences, a candidate identified as Kaigo Moses was stabbed with a sharp object in the ear, as he, accused his political nemesis, Ronald Ssemwanje of altering results. He could hardly speak or even respond, by the time he was taken to hospital.

In the aftermath, an operation was mounted to arrest those suspected of instigating chaos. At least five people were picked from Central Division tent while others were picked from the Kawempe Division tent.

Big Win: NUP candidate wins Mityana Municipality Mayoral seat

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The National Unity Platform-NUP has won 26 seats in the Mityana municipal council.

Mukambwe Faustin Lukonge, the NUP flag bearer was also elected mayor with 14,463 votes defeating the NRM party candidate and incumbent Esther Ndyanabo who polled 5,616 votes while DP’s Richard Kyambadde polled 1,889 votes.  Others in the race were independent Suleiman Sempala with 56 votes and FDC’s Vincent Kiggundu who got 46 votes.

Police Fire Teargas, Live Bullets to Disperse Procession by Lugazi Mayor Elect

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Police have used teargas and live bullets to disperse a procession organized by John Bosco Ozuma, the winner of the Lugazi municipality mayoral elections.

Ozuma took to the streets with his supporters shortly after being declared winner by the Buikwe District Returning Officer, Ann Mary Tusingwire.

Exclusive: Gov’t Set to Give Each MP UGX 321M for Buying a Car

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A pleasant welcome awaits the freshly elected and re-elected members of parliament in an envelope containing nearly $100K which they don’t even need to account for.  

The minister of finance Matia Kasaija is hunting for 165bn shillings to avail Parliament for giving each MP a motor vehicle allowance in the 11th Parliament. Divided by the 514 MPs, each will be pocketing 321million shillings since there are no implementation costs for the ‘programme’.

The item of Cars for new MPs is captured in the budget framework paper for the 2021/2022 financial year as one of the critical but unfunded priorities. The other unfunded priority in the next budget is compensation for cattle in Acholi, Lango and Teso.

Regina Bakitte wins Nansana Municipality Mayoral Seat

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Regina Nakazzi Bakitte has retained the Nansana Municipality Mayoral seat.

Bakitte was a former member of the Democratic Party-DP but crossed and joined the National Unity Platform-NUP. 

The Wakiso District Returning Officer Tolbert Musinguzi declared Bakitte with 33, 007 votes, defeating the National Resistance Movement-NRM party candidate Hamindu Nsubuga Kizito who got 13,395 votes.

Exclusive: Fr Kiibi asks Mpigi Christians to vote for hardworking Charles Kyasanku as town council mayor 2021

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Exclusive: Fr Kiibi asks Mpigi Christians to vote for hardworking Charles Kyasanku as town council mayor 2021. Whisper Eye Reports

Mpigi Catholic Parish priest outspoken Fr Kiibi Deogratias Kateregga has appealed to Catholics in Mpigi Catholic parish to vote Mr Lukubo Charles Kyasanku as the experienced leader to help to groom young leaders voted in Mpigi.

Big Win: FDC Wins Soroti Mayoral Seats

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The Forum for Democratic Change- FDC has again swept all Mayoral Division seats in Soroti City. According to the Soroti City Division, poll results declared this morning by the Soroti Returning Officer, Charles Egimu, FDC candidates won both the Soroti East and West City Division Mayoral seats.