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DP’s chief mobiliser Jose Chameleon receives an a ward for promoting African Art in Canada

Afro beat Music Champion in East and Central Africa Leone Island director Joseph Mayanja known by his stage name Jose Chameleon who turned into a politician recently after officially joining Uganda’s oldest Political Party The Democratic Party (DP) has been Awarded for his out standing role in promoting Africa Art through Music, Whisper Eye Reports.

Jose Chameleon received the Award today during the “African Descent Festival” Vancouver in Canada. Where the Festival had great presentation and discussion on issues that develop society by the use of Art.

7 year old writer ‘Liam’ donates 10 USD to Heart patient in Kampala

A young writer Liam Katabira is one of the many new talented boys in Africa generally Kampala,  Uganda. A pupil of primary 2 at Sir Apollo Kaggwa is a poetry writer at his young age , given that he has wrote several poems to his name. 

But Liam who has won several awards to his names, just proved that he is not just  a writer but he has a heart of gold.

Today Uganda’s oldest political party Democratic Party supporter known as 
Nansamba Sharon Ruth, a mother of four (three beautiful girls and one son) , a woman human rights and political  activist is seeking for  a heart treatment in India.

Kazibwe Bashir collapses again, rushed to Mengo Hospital

Uganda’s most popular radio investigative journalist also Uganda Journalists Association president Haji Kazibwe Bashir Mbaziira has collapsed again and rushed to Mengo Hospital in critical conditions after alleged complications stems from lethal poison Whisper Eye Reports.

Close friends to Haji Kazibwe have informed  Whisper Eye that the journalist has been rushed to Mengo Hospital to save his life. According to the medical report from Nairobi Hospital where Haji Kazibwe was admitted for medication when he was given lethal poison and recently he was supposed to go for a monthly medication which it is not clear where he has been doing it from.

NRM mourns Gatete Geoffrey , Chairman’s NRM elders league Nakawa

National Resistance Movement has mourned one of its fallen cadres Gatete Geoffrey  who died on 18th July on Thursday  at Nsambya hospital in Kampala.

The fallen Gatete Geoffrey  served NRM  in various capacities and he was the immediate chairman of the National Resisatnce Movement  Elders League for Nakawa Division in Kampala Capital City Authority . 

In a condolence Message seen by Whisper Eye signed by Secretary General Kasule Lumumba was delivered and read by the National NRM Youth Coordinator Eng. Ssewava Mukasa Joseph.

City Lawyer asks court to send Mak top officials to prison for contempt

City lawyer Anthony Wameli has filed an application seeking to hold Makerere University top officials in contempt of court for refusing to conduct a fresh search process for the Deputy Vice-Chancellor- Finance and Administration.

The application is based on a decision by High Court Judge Musa Ssekaana in which the appointment of Prof William Bazeyo was nullified on account of irregular recruitment. This was in response to a challenge by Anthony Mugisha, a Professor of Veterinary Sciences & Socio-economics.

Uganda seeks to regulate cryptocurrencies – Ajedra

The government is conducting research on virtual currencies with a view of regulating digital transactions. The currencies are online tenders through which encryption techniques are used to regulate the generation of units of currency and verify the transfer of funds, operating independently of a central bank.

As the currencies penetrate the market, State Minister for Finance Gabriel Ajedra says that the government is taking a keen interest in their operations in order to ensure that the trend does not cause any risk to the economy.

Leader of opposition ‘Ochan’ demands security boost in refugee camps

The leader of Opposition in Parliament Betty Aol Ochan has called for the deployment of more policemen in refugee settlements across the country. She says the lax security in settlements presents a huge security gap for Uganda.

The comments follow a recent oversight visit to different settlements hosting thousands of refugees mostly from South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda hosts up to 1.2 million refugees.

According to Aol, a number of the camps she visited are marred with cases of violence and tribal conflicts, which spark tensions in settlements with a possibility of escalating if not handled swiftly.

Body of baby found dumped in a garbage pit along Kisoro Street

Kisoro garage Street traders were today shocked when they discovered a fully grown body of a baby boy between 6-7 months dumped in a Garbage nearby.

It was first discovered at around 1:00 PM by a one Mutwa girl, Mukanoheri Brenda who together with friends had as is the norm gone to search the garbage for what to eat.

Understanding the crisis around Uganda’s Labour export policy or the lack of it – Byamugisha Moses


Background

In my pursuit to understand the challenges of Ugandans providing Labour in the Arab world, I have interfaced with various people and I would like to share with you what I have learnt.

It’s very important to note that the gulf region initially has a small population, but has since been involved in doing a lot of investments especially using the money they get from oil amongst other revenue sources. Upon this background, there is a great demand for the labor both skilled and unskilled labour and as such, the citizens within the gulf region take mostly the skilled jobs while the immigrant workers fill the space for domestic labour like security, construction jobs, house maids, nurses, chefs, waiters and the rest.

Fallen former Uganda IGP Kisembo to be Buried on Sunday

The fallen former Inspector General of Police (IGP) John Kisembo, will be laid to rest on Sunday at his ancestral home in Kitema village, about two kilometres along Mugalike-Isunga Road in Kagadi District.  

Kisembo, 64, Uganda’s IGP from 1998 to 2001 succumbed to lung cancer, on Thursday. According to a programme released by Police Spokesman Fred Enanga, a requiem mass in honour of the deceased will be held at Our Lady of Good Counsel Church in Mbuya on Saturday morning.  

Several youths conned in Hoima , Buliisa LDU recruitment

A number of unsuspecting youths from Hoima, Buliisa and Kikuube districts intending to be recruited to serve in the Local Defense Units-LDUs have lost unspecified sums of money to conmen.     

The youths pitched camp on Friday Morning at Hoima Boma grounds awaiting screening by the Uganda Peoples defence forces-UPDF officers who are in charge of the drive. However, some unscrupulous people disguised as UPDF personnel, and solicited money ranging between 50, 000 and 100,000 Shillings with promises to help the applicants sail easily through the process.  

President Museveni commissions first greater Kampala road project

| President Yoweri Museveni has commissioned the construction of the Kabuusu-Bunamwaya-Lweza road in Makindye Ssabagabo, the first project under the proposed Greater Kampala Economic Development Strategy.

Construction of the road, estimated to cost 97 billion Shillings, is funded by the World Bank through the second phase of the Kampala Institutional Infrastructure Development Project 2 (KIIDP 2). The road covers 2.66km in Kampala and 5.4km in Wakiso district.

Mr president , you spoke well ; Katikiro was misleading the public – Sam Evidence

The President of Uganda is on tour to spread the news of wealth creation all over the country, as it has been his culture to hold press conferences targeting the people in the region he visits , the President did the same to the people of Central region a few days back. Shortly after finishing his press briefing he was asked a number of Questions which included the question about government giving license to coffee farmers and the journalists who asked question used Mr Peter Mayiga’s speech as reference.

It’s from there that the President replied the journalist saying the “Katikiro should stop that nonsense” something that didn’t go well with a number of people with some people calling it disrespectful and a number of things they added. They say the president should have addressed the Katikiro with Respect, I don’t understand which Respect, if the Katikiro didn’t Respect himself by seeking correct information before speaking in public why then should the President hold him with high respect.

Rwandan ‘Maniriho’ three-month ordeal at the hands of Uganda security

Saidi Maniriho, 22, a resident of Ndera Sector in Gasabo District went through hell in Uganda where he had, in June 2018, gone to eke out a living as a fruits vendor in the capital, Kampala.

On the afternoon of January 3, this year, he recalls, soon after supplying mangoes and apples at a supermarket in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb, a burly bald man who spoke Kinyarwanda engaged him in a random chat.

The man acted friendly and Maniraho never suspected a thing. On knowing that the latter was Muslim, the stranger suggested they go for prayers. But Maniraho had work to do.

South Sudan fighters told to report to military camps for integration

South Sudan’s armed forces and rebels were on Friday ordered to report to military camps, a much-awaited step towards creating a unified national army as part of a peace accord.

The deal, signed in September 2018 in a bid to end almost six years of conflict, has suffered heavy delays.

One of its biggest hurdles has been the logistics of creating so-called cantonment sites, where troops and rebels are screened, trained and integrated into a single force.

How to put a leash on people ; professionalize them – Joseph Kabuleta

It’s a time honored tactic which has been used for centuries but retains its effectiveness.
If you want to control a group of people, create a system that makes a few of them privileged, then use the ones at the top to impose that structure on the unprivileged (they will gladly do so because it favors them). Then manage both of them.

In 1869, one British man sauntered into this land and found a strong king, and bowed to him. His fate was in the king’s hands.
In 1894, Uganda was declared a British Protectorate. It took only 25 years for the tables to be turned; now the king’s fate was in the white man’s hands. These are unflattering truths.