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CORONAVIRUS: Govt. Asks For Shs.700bn: MPs Ask Gov’t To Halt Interest Rates, Stop Landlords from Collecting Rent, Suspend Payment Of Power And Water Tariffs…

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MPs Muhammad Nsereko and Allan Ssewanyana

Makindye West legislator Allan Ssewanyana together with Kampala Central Member of Parliament Muhammad Nsereko have asked government to halt rental and interest rates charges and establish measures of providing essential needs to the populace.

The legislators claim that government should put on hold all payment of interest rates on all loans for 120 days.  The further want government to stop landlords from collecting rent for at least 90 days. They also want government to suspend charges of rental income tax. Ssewanya also explained that government should Suspend payment of power and water tariffs.  They also wanted government to give free food like posho, Rice, beans and Bread to locals.

They noted that government should give free utilities like sugar, soap and salt. The shadow sports minister said that if it was their people’s government in power, they would have provided free sanitizers and face masks to every house hold.

“We know that government has the capacity to implement our proposals, its applicable because the ministry of finance has requested for more than Shs700bn to fight this pandemic and we hope that part of it can be used to solve simple problems of Ugandans that can help save live that can be lost due to other factors other than corona virus,” MP Nsereko noted.

 

By Alirabaki Sengooba

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You Can Quarrel But You Should Never Fight – Muhoozi Advises His Father Museveni And Kagame…

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President Museveni’s son Lt. Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba who also doubles as his senior adviser on Special Operations has given him advice never to fight with his former bush war colleague, Rwandan President Paul Kagame.

In a post on his twitter page, Muhoozi told his boss that, “Brothers/Comrades and Revolutionaries can quarrel but they should never fight. We have come from very far. I wish His Excellency General Kagame and the people of Rwanda a solemn and respectful kwibuka.”

Muhoozi was wishing Rwandan president Paul Kagame and the people of Rwanda a respectful Kwibuka. Kwibuka means ‘to remember’ and describes the annual commemoration of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.

This year marks the 26th commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Kwibuka26 provides an important opportunity to Remember and honour the over one million victims of the genocide, preserve its evidence and educate Rwandans about its history as well as the lessons that Rwanda has learned.

 

By Temuseewo Mpoza

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Lt. Col. Nakalema Directs Arrest of Asian Tycoon Abid Alam Over Rape, Torture Allegation In Mubende…

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The State House Anti- corruption unit boss Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema has directed the Uganda Police Force to summon Indian Investor Abid Alam to Kasanda police station to record a statement on allegations of torture and rape.

According to credible sources at the Anti-corruption unit, Nakalema today morning talked to Maj. General Sabiiti Muzeeyi and asked him to intervene and assist a one Arthur Mugyenyi who accuses Alam’s workers of torturing his family members and raping his wife in presence of their children.

Sources further revealed that Mugyenyi with the help of their area Member of Parliament Simeo Nsubuga petitioned Nakalema’s anti-corruption unit claiming that they were not helped by the area police when Alam’s goons terrorised them. Last week, Nsubuga said that Alam sent 60 workers to Mugyenyi’s home with machetes and threatened to kill Mugyenyi and his family members.

He said Alam’s workers also cut down Mugyenyi’s banana plantation, destroyed his two houses, and took his 200 cows and 500 goats in a bid to evict him from his land.

Efforts to speak to Alam were futile since his known phone numbers were off.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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VIDEO: Please Government Get Us Out Of China: We Are Being Tortured, Discriminated And Chased From Houses Already Four Of Our Colleagues Are Dead – Ugandans In China Cry Out….

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Ugandans and Africans who have been plying their trade in China have cried to their governments to get them out of China.

According to a video from one of the Ugandans who is locked down in china, that was shared by Kampala Central legislator Mohammad Nsereko, they are being ejected from houses, denied access to health care and ejected from public transport and already 4 of their colleagues have died under unclear circumstances.

“The Chinese are discriminating us, when we enter their busses they all run out of the bus. These people are showing us their true colours, we are asking government to help. The Chinese should allow us to go home instead of forcefully arresting us and testing us,” he said.

He added, “We are being tortured, i call upon government to help us leave this country. Already four of our colleagues are dead. Let them allow us to go home. The landlords are chasing us from their houses and asking for a lot of money in rent yet we are not working. Everywhere we go we are being chased, we are now in hiding.”

Nsereko called upon government to immediately intervene and stop this alleged discrimination and inhuman treatment.

“I have received disturbing reports and videos of Ugandans and Africans in China being treated in a degrading manner. I have been informed that some have been ejected from houses, others denied access to health care and ejected from public transport. This is very unfortunate; we call upon the Ugandan government to intervene immediately in this matter.”

 

By Temuseewo Mpoza

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