By Najibu Mulema

SUNDAY

KCCA vs vendors

The government of Uganda pledged to fund evicted street vendors. Minister for Kampala, Betty Kamya advised vendors she evicted to form SACCOs which shall enable them to receive funds from government through the cooperatives.

Land grabbing

Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development allegedly accuses people running government institutions of grabbing the ministry’s land. The land in question was that of Naguru and Kampilingisa where the juvenile prison is situated.

Besigye in Geneva

Former presidential candidate, Dr. Kizza Besigye addressed the UN rights council in Geneva as a key to his programme of dethroning President Museveni.

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MONDAY

Kato Lubwama taken to court

Rubaga south MP, Kato Lubwama dragged to court over academic qualifications. A one Habib Buwembo accused Lubwama of not possessing a senior four certificate because he failed his UCE exams in 1988.

Makerere 4th in Africa

Makerere University ranked fourth in Africa, 401 among all universities worldwide, according to the research conducted Times Higher Education world university rankings.

Kayihura assures Juba traders

Inspector General of Police, Gen Kale Kayihura assures Ugandan traders who uses Kampala-Juba highway of security following the previous raids on Ugandan busses along the way by South Sudan rebels which left many traders feeling insecure.

Cranes’ Onyango is African champion

Uganda cranes goal keeper, Denis Onyango’s Mamelodi Sundown s lifts CAF champions’ league after defeating Zamalek by a 3-1 win.

 

TUESDAY

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CJ Katureebe launches committee

Chief Justice of Uganda Bart Katureebe launches 11- men committee to develop a sustainable case backlog in all cases of judicature.

KCCA councilors agree to gazette streets for vendors

Kampala City Council Authority agrees to gazette some streets for vendors. Following a meeting led by Kampala lord mayor, Erias Lukwago, city leaders came into an agreement to gazette Nakivubo mews, Kafumbe mukasa and Allen road for the vendors to sell out their commodities.

UNEB defends head teachers

UNEB defends head teachers being arrested by police over denial of students chance to sit for examinations for failure to meet their finance obligations.

South Sudanese smuggle guns into Uganda

South Sudan pinpointed for being a source of cheap gun smuggled in Uganda and are used for criminal acts according to police spokesperson, Andrew Felix Kaweesi.

Al Shabab kills 12 in Kenya

Al shabab gunmen killed 12 people and wounded many in Mandera town, Kenya

15 Muk students suspended over girls hall

Makerere university suspends 15 students who invaded Mary Stuart, a female students’ university hall of residence and destroyed property in the hall.

30 vendors arrested over street protests

Over 30 people arrested by police following clashes between city vendors and KCCA, police. Teargas and live rubber bullets used to disperse off the angry vendors who accused KCCA and police for vandalizing their commodities.

 

WEDNESDAY

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Lukwago turns down Museveni meeting

City lord mayor Erias Lukwago refuses to meet with president Museveni as division mayors accept to meet him (Museveni) at state house Entebbe. The meeting was aimed at discussing the strategies and plan that have been developed to deliver Kampala to a middle income city status.

Museveni shuts up MPs over Chinese  

President Yoweri Museveni orders mps to stop disorganizing Chinese’s construction and mining companies saying they may make China cut their ties with Uganda leading to lose of billions of shillings.

Finance minister pleads with World Bank

Ugandan government pleads to World Bank to lift ban. Finance minister, Matia Kasaija said the ban should be lifted to enable the country get funds for the construction of Mbale –Tororo which shall carry heavy equipments to be used in oil exploitation.

Gambia quits ICC

Gambia announces withdraw from the International Criminal Court (ICC) making it in line with Burundi and South Africa who had also announced earlier their plans to withdraw from ICC.The country accuses the court for persecuting Africans while ignoring crimes committed by the west.

Kasiwukira widow arrested

Kasiwukira’s widow Sarah Nabikolo re-arrested at Busia border while trying to leave the country. She was asked by the immigrations officials to present her passport and she refused which caused suspicion among the officials thus the arrest.

 

THURSDAY

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Zakayo makes 53

Entebbe’s oldest chimpanzee Zakaayo celebrates 53 years of age. Zakaayo is believed to be the oldest chimpanzee known in the whole world.

Lwera sand

City businessman Drake Lubega summoned by parliamentary committee on natural resources over and mining in Lwera.The mps were demanding for a license which permits him to carry out the activity, Lubega failed to present the license.

Col Bantariza advises Lukwago

The deputy executive officer of the Uganda media Centre, Col. Shaban Bantaliza tells city lord mayor Erias Lukwago to go and become a town clerk somewhere following Lukwago’s persistent claim to keep vendors on streets of Kampala.

 

FRIDAY

Lands boss runs to court

The Commissioner Lands Administration in the ministry of Lands, Sarah Kulata runs to the high court seeking to hold on investigation into the allegations of fraud and corruption leveled against her by UNRA commission whom she accuses of breaching principles of natural justice.

Makerere strikes

Makerere University council meets to address issues of striking lecturers. Lecturers under the umbrella of Makerere University Academic Staff Association on Tuesday decided to lay down tools over nonpayment of their incentives arrears worth shs 28 billion.

Tourism minister defends UWEC

Minister of tourism, Prof. Ephraim Kamuntu defends government that it has never sold any land belonging to Uganda Wildlife Educational Centre. This came after allegations that the land was sold to an investor to build a hotel.

Bankers says Crane bank returning to stability

Uganda Bankers Association assures the public that Crane bank which was taken over by the Central Bank is now fully functioning and that inside the banking halls people are busy depositing. Uganda’s current banking sector worries local traders after the takeover of Crane bank and also the revelation by the governor of central bank of closely watching other two banks which may face closure anytime.

 

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