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One Month later , the motion to impeach the Kabale LC5 is no see – Sam Evidence

On 17th June, this year. I was disturbed after coming across copies of motion to Censure the Kabale District Chairman Patrick Keihwa which was being spearheaded by a number of District Councillors in Kabale District. I was wondering how we had reached to that extent of impeaching the Chairman yet the situation was normal  with no news of Political wrangles or instability.

In the document I read and later replied the Councillors accused the Chairman a number of things which they said had not been addressed and therefore they were seeking Council to Censure him. The analysts who saw the document said the councillors had the numbers or the Quorum needed to succeed, therefore we had numbered days to have our District Chairman censured and there was nothing we were going to do about it. Oh how sad! Imagine someone you like and support as your leader being censured by a number of Councillors hence declaring your support and authority on your leader null and void.

PAC; directs prison management on inconsistent books of accounts

 Uganda Prison Services-UPS management has up to two days to present to the Public Accounts Committee-PAC balanced books of accounts for the 2017/2018 Financial Year.

The Committee Chairperson, Nathan Nandala Mafabi issued the ultimatum Wednesday in a meeting with the Prison officials led by the Accounting Officer, Samuel Baker Emiku. The team had appeared to respond to queries raised by the Auditor General in his June 2018 report.

President Museveni endorses creation of Semuto-Kapeeka municipality

 President Yoweri Museveni has okayed the creation of Semuto –Kapeeka municipality in Nakaseke district, saying it will encourage effective planning for an industrial center.

According to Local Government Act, the conditions for creation of municipality include the capacity to meet the cost of service delivery and office accommodation, existence of a physical development plan for land use, reliable water sources and reasonable financial base.

Kisaka & Company re-appointed to audit the accounts of Auditor General’s office

Parliament has approved the re-appointment of M/s Kisaka & Company, a Kampala-based Certified Accounting firm, to scrutinize accounts of the Office of the Auditor General (OAG).

The approval in the Wednesday afternoon plenary session gives the firm a mandate to review the Office of Auditor General’s accounts from 2017 and report back to parliament. The new mandate covers three financial years covering the period 2017 to 2020.

Attorney General Byaruhanga wants Succession bill shelved

The Attorney General, William Byaruhanga has asked Parliament to shelve the Succession (Amendment) Bill, 2018 because government will table comprehensive property-related bills in two weeks’ time.

Byaruhanga made the appeal on Wednesday while appearing before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee.  The bill was in May moved by Mbarara Woman MP, Kajungu Mutambi.

The Bill among other things seeks to amend the Succession Act, 1906 to conform to the Constitution of Uganda for gender equality and also repeal unconstitutional provisions, to eliminate discrimination regarding customary heirs and heiresses and to protect principal residential property of the surviving spouse.

Sudan military and protesters sign power sharing deal


Sudan’s ruling military council and opposition leaders have signed a power-sharing accord after all-night talks.
It is a “historic moment” for the country, the deputy head of Sudan’s ruling military council, Mohamed Hamdan “Hemeti” Dagolo, is quoted as saying by whisper eye media team


Sudan has been in turmoil since the military ousted President Omar al-Bashir in April.
The deal lacks crucial details which are expected to be debated on Friday.
The terms of the transitional period, which will be laid out in a constitutional declaration, are yet to be agreed.

UK arrests Manchester bomber’s brother after Libya extradition


The brother of a suicide bomber who attacked a concert in the British city of Manchester in 2017 was extradited from Libya on Wednesday and arrested in London on suspicion of helping plan the blast, police said.
Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old Briton born to Libyan parents, blew himself up at the end of a show by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the deadliest militant attack in Britain for 12 years.


The explosion killed 22 people and injured more than 500.
London had sought the extradition of his brother Hashem after police issued an arrest warrant for murder, attempted murder and conspiracy to cause an explosion. But Tripoli had long stalled on the request, made in November 2017.

Unbowed,Trump fires another salvo on four Democratic congresswomen


President Donald Trump intensified his vilification of four liberal lawmakers as un-American at a raucous rally on Wednesday, underscoring that the attacks will be a key part of his strategy for winning re-election in 2020.


Despite criticism from Democrats that his comments about the four minority congresswomen are racist, Trump went on a 20-minute diatribe about them, saying they were welcome to leave the country if they do not like his policies on issues such as immigration and defending Israel.
“So these congresswomen, their comments are helping to fuel the rise of a dangerous, militant hard left,” the Republican president said to roars from the crowd in North Carolina, a state seen as key to his re-election.

Date set for judgment on Dr Stella Nyanzi’s case

 Buganda Road Chief Magistrate’s Court has set August 1 as the date it will deliver its judgment in a case in which Stella Nyanzi is accused of cyber harassment and offensive communication.

On Tuesday, Gladys Kamasanyu, closed the case after the defence failed to produce witnesses.

Uganda Police fails to account for UGX 1.2 billion NTR collections

Police officials have failed to account for up to 1.2 billion shillings which was collected under Non-Tax Revenues during the financial year 2016/2017 and 2017/2018. Police’s Non-Tax Revenue is generated from express penalties, firearm certificates and guard fees.

During the two financial years, the force collected 23.14 billion Shillings as Non-Tax Revenue, but only remitted 22.5 billion Shillings to the Consolidated Fund. Under the provisions of the law, only 6 percent of the collections is returned to the Police Force for its own welfare expenditure.

8 Muslim militants handed over to Egypt

Kuwait has handed over to Egypt eight Egyptians who it said had admitted to carrying out terrorist operations in their home country, and had fled to Kuwait after being convicted in Egypt.


Kuwait’s interior ministry had said on Friday that the men had belonged to a militant cell linked to the Muslim Brotherhood, and had fled to Kuwait after being sentenced at home to up to 15 years in jail.


Kuwait has not specified the circumstances of their sentencing, and there has been no official comment from Egyptian authorities.
“After conducting preliminary investigations, they admitted to carrying out terrorist operations … inside Egyptian territory,” said Kuwaiti Deputy Prime Minister Anas Khalid al-Saleh, according to KUNA.

Times when Americans were told to “go home” or “go back “


After US President Donald Trump told four US congresswomen of colour to “go back” to the countries “from which they came”, some Americans have been sharing their own experiences of hearing that kind of language.
One BBC reader said the incident was reminiscent of an experience on a London bus in 1975 when a white woman accusingly said “you foreigners, why don’t you go back to your country?”


“Yes, we were foreign students, we felt petrified, yes, we immediately got off the bus on the next stop,” said the reader, who did not wish to have their name used.
“Racism is ugly, ignorance and hurtful, and unfortunately it is everywhere,” they continued.

Trump defiant as lawmakers blast his ‘racist’ attacks on four congresswomen


President Donald Trump doubled down on his attacks against four minority U.S. congresswomen on Monday and dismissed concerns that his comments were racist, prompting outrage from Democrats, who moved to condemn him in the House of Representatives.
Speaking at the White House, Trump said people he described as critical of the United States should leave the country.


Those remarks followed his Twitter messages on Sunday that said the four left-wing lawmakers, known in Congress as “the squad,” should go back to “the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came.”
All four of the first-term House members are U.S. citizens and all but one were born in the United States.

President Museveni takes wealth creation tour to Kampala

President Museveni will on Tuesday 16th Juky 2019 be in Central sub-region to sensitise Ugandans on wealth creation and also interact with various area leaders according to the official program from the presidential office .


The NRM chairman is scheduled to also meet leaders , commission roads in Kampala and also make rallies in Wakiso and neighbouring Nakaseke .

According to the program Museveni on Tuesday 16th July ,2019 will meet leaders from greater Mukono , Luweero and Mpigi before addressing a rally on the 17th July at Ngoma Subcounty- Nakaseke.

Buganda Kingdom Lukiiko criticizes sections of coffee bill

The Katikkiro of Buganda Charles Peter Mayiga has criticized a proposal for the registration and licensing of coffee farmers as embedded in the National Coffee Bill currently before parliament.

The bill proposes the registration of farmers capturing details of the size of land, the number of coffee trees and particulars of the farmers, coffee buyers and sellers among others. The bill also proposes that land, where the coffee is to be grown shall be evaluated by the Uganda Coffee Development Authority to determine its suitability for coffee growing.

REBEL SWORN IN AS UGANDA PRESIDENT

Originally By SHEILA RULE and SPECIAL TO THE NEW YORK TIMES JAN. 30, 1986

Yoweri Museveni, whose National Resistance Army descended on this battered capital city last week and overthrew the military Government of Gen. Tito Okello, was sworn in today as the new President of Uganda.

The ceremony, witnessed by thousands of jubilant Ugandans, was held on the steps of the Parliament building, where some of the fiercest fighting erupted in the battle for Kampala.