Author: The Duke of Kigezi

A concerned citizen has tasked to inspector General of Government (IGG) to investigate the activities and block UGx 20 Billions being arraigned to be given to Kiira Motors corporation a state owned enterprise established to manufacture electric powered automobiles in Uganda with the government of Uganda owning 96% shareholding and Makerere University owning 4%. In the document received by IGG,the whistleblower faults the minister of science, technology and innovation Dr Monica Musenero alongside Prof Tickodri -Togboa,Paul Musasizi and other government officials of not telling the truth about the project. The whistleblower argues that Kiira Motors corporation has been receiving public…

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By UJA Team Thursday 11 July 2024 Journalists Dickson Mubiru and Alirabaki Sengooba of the Grace Publications that runs the Grape Vine website and Ono Bwiino newspaper have finally been released on bail after having been jailed close to one month in jail over publishing information without a valid broadcasting license. The two have been released by the Makindye based Standards, Utilities and Wildlife Court magistrate Sienna Owomugisha, following their fresh bail application through their lawyer Andrew Mumpenje. They were arrested on Tuesday 18 June 2024 from their offices in Kampala and detained at the Central Police Station (CPS) before…

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Taking to her X Account formerly , Minister of State for Mineral Development Hon. Phionah Nyamutooro has expressed displeasure with the Vision Group’s New Vision Paper over a publication she called horrible. In an open letter to the CEO Vision Mr. Don Wanyama, Nyamutooro wrote; Dear New Vision @nyamadon this is a national paper that should publish authentic news!!!  It’s horrible to see you degrade your credibility to blog status stories!!! Your journalists can definitely do better @newvisionwire

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President William Ruto has dissolved his cabinet with immediate effect in what will be interpreted as a move to appease protesters who spent two weeks asking for an end to his administration. His plans to raise revenues through tax raises have suffered setbacks even as the Kenyan Revenue Authority missed its tax targets for 2023.  “I have decided to dismiss with immediate effect all the cabinet secretaries and the Attorney General of the cabinet of Kenya, except the prime cabinet secretary and cabinet secretary for diaspora affairs. The office of the vice president is not affected in any way,” Ruto…

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As of today, Five members of parliament have been arrested on corruption charges, casting a shadow over the nation’s legislative body. Nearly a month ago, MPs Cissy Namujju (Lwengo Woman), Yusuf Mutemebuli (Bunyole East), and Paul Akamba (Busiki County) were taken into custody. Recently, MPs Michael Mawanda (Igara East) and Ignatius Wamakuyu Mudimi (Elgon County) joined them, facing charges related to the misuse of cooperative societies’ compensation funds. Exclusive Article by The Examiner Editorial Team. The corruption charges follow a damning report by the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Tourism, Trade, and Industry. Chaired by MP Mwine Mpaka Rwamirama of Mbarara…

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By Julius Mugaga Tukacungurwa/Umoja Standard. Nakasero, Kampala: With journalism being regarded as the Fourth estate, it needs to be handled with care because it’s products are so impactful in various ways. With this background therefore, there’s need for experts to always guide journalists on how to execute their duties with a positive impact to society. Under the theme, ‘Positioned As Heralds of the Gospel’ derived from (Isaiah 52:7), the Diocese of Kampala headquartered at All Saints Cathedral Nakasero in Kampala organized a media engagement to deliberate on how media can become a premier tool in nation building. The visiting facilitator,…

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Job well done by Uganda Revenue Authority that intercepted a woman with a pistol concealed in baggage at Elegu OSBP on the Uganda – South Sudan border. David Magarra, the URA Supervisor NII Field Operations noted that the NII discovered the concealed pistol in a baggage belonging to Heba Youssef Taleldin Mamoud, 46-years of age. “On the 8th of July 2024, an event at the Elegu Border between Uganda and South Sudan captivated authorities as Heba was caught while entering Uganda with a concealed pistol,” Mugarra explained. URA Supervisor NII CCTV Surveillance SP Moses Sonko said that URA officials instructed…

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Uganda’s Leader of the Opposition in Parliament (LOP), Hon. Joel Ssenyonyi has revealed preparations to have journalist Dean Lubowa Saava sued for allegations of bribery. It is said, Journalist Saava accused Ssenyonyi on the platform “The Investigator Updates” and during an interview titled “Direct Shot” of accepting a Shs1 billion bribe from the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) while he was the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities, and State Enterprises (COSASE). Ssenyonyi’s lawyers, Pace Advocates, have issued a notice to Saava and Geoffrey Lukwago, insisting on a retraction and apology. The letter, dated June 27, 2024, claims…

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Uganda’s Speaker of Parliament Rt. Hon. Anita Annet Among on Tuesday sought to invite Mrs Fatuma Nansubuga, a woman who was arrested for protesting outside Parliament recently, for a meeting. Credit: The Standard. The speaker said she wanted to “hear Nansubuga’s concerns” adding that it was her duty to “engage and listen to her concerns.” The speaker made these remarks on Tuesday, shortly after Nansubuga was granted bail by the Buganda Road Chief Magistrates Court. She was arrested on Wednesday last week after she was found at the Parliamentary gate carrying placards and demanding the resignation of the speaker over…

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