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    I Didn’t Know That When I Swing My Bum It Kills Some People – NRM SG Lumumba Fires At Tanga Odoi

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    NRM Secretary General Kasule Lumumba has fired back at the party Electoral Commission chairman for constantly making personal attacks on her.

    The 45 year old Lumumba, who clarified on many party issues, warned Tang Odoi to stop taking bedroom matters (Private matters) into the public. The former government Chief Whip also revealed that  Its through her seductive dancing that the party has been able to achieve big successes.

    “I am a woman, I have to dress for My man and lipstick is part of my dressing, my man loves my lipstick so i don’t see why Tanga Odoi shoould make it an issue.”

    “By the way, swinging my bum is God given, I didn’t know that his eyes go beyond that, I will continue dancing as I work for my party.  I didn’t know that when I dance it pains some people, but God gave me a bum let me dance my ‘Kadodi’ with it. Dancing is part of mobilisation. It looks like Tanga Odoi holds a personal vendetta against me, otherwise why is he against everything I do?” Lumumba wondered.

    “He has a problem as a person. His anger against me is more than office matters. I’m going to ask the president to help me ask him what his problem is with me,” Lumumba added.

    ON THE ISSUE OF LUMUMBA’S EDUCATION

    Lumumba took time to educate Tanga Odoi on how educated she is saying, “I have a bachelors of arts in education decree from Makerere University which I attained in 1997. I also have a masters in international relations which I attained in 2007, so I went to school much as someone (Tanga Odoi) was saying that I didn’t go to school.”

    Lumumba also warned Tang Odoi to stop branding him as a poor administrator. “I’m not a poor administrator.  It’s under my regime that we have put proper party structures. I put in place systems since 2015, and to show that they are working, we remained unified during the disagreements between Mbabazi and the party chairman (president Museveni), we have won very many by-elections and we own the majority (75% of the 425 MPs ) in parliament.

     

    ON FIRING WORKERS

    We are realigning and downsizing so that we can have the right people doing the right thing and who we can take care of with the little we have. We want to professionalize the Secretariat. The chairman (President Museveni) endorsed what we are doing. We paid workers arrears of 7 months, do you think he could endorse all that big payment without his involvement? We need to harmonise and restructure our party and also put proper policies in place,” Lumumba noted.

    On allegations that she is trying to get rid of Mbabazi people in the guise of laying off staff, Lumumba refuted the claims saying that she has worked with them since Mbabazi left, “this would not be the right time to get rid of them. If that was the case, I would have fired them when Mbabazi had a big disagreement with the party chairman before the 2016 elections and even left the party, but they (workers) remained working faithfully for the party and we have been moving well with them.”

     

    ABOUT GHOST WORKERS

    “We have written several letters calling Tanga Odoi for several meetings and he has always declined, we wanted him to come and look through the party payroll so that he shows us the ghost workers he always talks about, but he never shows up,” Lumumba said.

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    Angels Of Death Strike, Take Two Of Uganda’s VIPs In 2023 Opener

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    Two of Uganda’s Very Important Persons have Monday died.

    National Unity Platform’s parliamentary flag bearer in the last year’s Omoro County by-elections, Simon Toolit Aketcha is dead.

    Toolit, died on Monday morning.

    The news of his death was confirmed by Omoro county MP Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    “It is a dark day in Omoro! We have lost one of our gallant sons and former MP, Hon. Simon Toolit Akecha! Hon. Toolit was the MP for Omoro County between 2006 & 2011 and was a candidate in recent by-elections. May his soul rest in eternal peace!” OJok tweeted.

    Toolit put up stiff political resistance against the late Jacob Oulanyah before also competing against his son Andrew Ojok Oulanyah.

    Toolit will be remembered as a candidate to have competed against the Oulanyah’s while holding the flag for two different parties for under ten years.

    In 2016, Toolit, then a candidate of Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) contested against NRM’s Jacob Oulanyah and polled 6,823 votes against the latter’s 8,218 votes.

    In the same manner, Uganda’s high commissioner to Kenya and Seychelles, Dr Hassan Galiwango, has died.

    Galiwango died Monday morning at Nairobi Hospital where he had been admitted.

    The late was the husband to Mbale City Woman Member of Parliament, Connie Nakayeze Galiwango.

    President Museveni appointed Galiwango as the high commissioner to Kenya in October 2020.

    Galiwango was also the former long serving director of finance and administration at the NRM secretariat at the time of his ambassadorial appointment. Ms Medina Naham, the NRM party chairperson of Koboko District, replaced him at the secretariat.

    The cause of his death is yet to be communicated by the government.

    Last year, Bank of Uganda governor prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah and Gen. Elly Tumwine among other VIPs died.

     

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    Five Dead As Bomb Goes Off In Church Near DRC, Uganda Border 

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    A bomb killed at least five people on Sunday after detonating in a church in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, the army said.

    Details of the attack remain hazy, but military spokesman Antony Mualushayi said the “terrorist act” happened in a Pentecostal church in North Kivu province’s Kasindi, a town on the border with Uganda.

    Mualushayi later told reporters that at least five bodies had been taken to the morgue following the blast, in what he called a provisional death toll.

    Joel Kitausa, a local civil society figure, put the death toll at eight and said 27 other people had been wounded.

    AFP was unable to independently confirm the toll.

    It was not immediately clear who carried out the attack. Mualushayi said that one suspect — a Kenyan — had been arrested.

    The DRC’s communications ministry said on social media that the attack was apparently carried out by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) group.

    The ADF — which the Islamic State group claims as its affiliate in Central Africa — is active in the Kasindi area.

    It has been accused of slaughtering thousands of Congolese civilians and carrying out bomb attacks in Uganda.

    The ADF has planted bombs in towns in North Kivu in the past.

    Since 2021 a joint Congolese-Ugandan military operation has been targeting the ADF in North Kivu and neighbouring Ituri province.

    Over 120 armed groups roam mineral-rich eastern DRC, many of which are the legacy of regional wars that flared at the turn of the 21st century.

    Source: AFP

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    Nepal Crash: Dozens Killed As Plane Crashes Near Pokhara Airport

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    Dozens of people have been killed after a plane with 72 people on board crashed near an airport in central Nepal.

    The Yeti Airlines flight from Kathmandu to the tourist town of Pokhara crashed on landing before catching fire.

    Videos posted on social media show an aircraft flying low over a populated area before banking sharply.

    At least 68 people are confirmed to have died, officials said. Several critically injured survivors were taken to hospital, unconfirmed reports said.

    Local resident Deeveta Kal told the BBC how she rushed to the crash site after seeing the aircraft plunge from the sky shortly after 11:00am local time (05:15 GMT).

    “By the time I was there the crash site was already crowded. There was huge smoke coming from the flames of the plane. And then helicopters came over in no time,” she said.

    “The pilot tried his best to not hit civilisation or any home,” Deevta Kal added. “There was a small space right beside the Seti River and the flight hit the ground in that small space.”

    The flight set out with 68 passengers on board, including at least 15 foreign nationals, and four crew members.

    According to flight tracking website Flightradar24, the 15-year-old twin-engine ATR 72 stopped transmitting position data at 05:05 GMT and the last signal from the aircraft was received at 05:12.

    Hundreds of Nepalese soldiers were involved in the operation at the crash site in the gorge of the Seti, just one and a half kilometres from the airport.

    The search operation has been suspended for the day, officials say.

    Video taken where the plane came down showed thick billowing black smoke and burning debris.

    “We expect to recover more bodies,” an army spokesman told Reuters, saying the plane “has broken into pieces”.

    Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal called an emergency meeting of his cabinet and urged state agencies to work on rescue operations. A panel to investigate the cause of the crash has been set up.

    Of the passengers, 53 are said to be Nepalese. There were five Indian, four Russians and two Koreans on the plane. There was also one passenger each from Ireland, Australia, Argentina and France among others.

    Aviation accidents are not uncommon in Nepal, often due to its remote runways and sudden weather changes that can make for hazardous conditions.

    A Tara Air plane crashed in May 2022 in the northern Nepalese district of Mustang, killing 22 people.

    In early 2018, 51 people were killed when a US-Bangla flight travelling from Dhaka in Bangladesh caught fire as it landed in Kathmandu.

    The European Union has banned Nepalese airlines from its airspace over concerns about training and maintenance standards in the country’s aviation industry.

    Source: BBC

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