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    Do You Want To Attend Nyege Nyege? Police Issues 26 Guidelines, Here They Are…

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    Uganda Police Force through it’s spokesperson CP Fred Enanga has issued 26 guidelines to those who want to attend Nyege Nyege festival.

    In a statement issued today, Enanga disclosed that Joint Security Agencies are well prepared and fully equipped to secure the Nyege Nyege festival, which is set to take place from the 15th – 18th September, 2022, at Itanda falls in Itanda village, Nakakulwe parish, Butagaya sub-county in Jinja District.

    “We wish to inform the festive revelers and the Public, that there are no credible or specific threats directed at the event. The Joint task teams are prepared to counter all forms of threats and also have plans to tackle any other vulnerabilities or eventualities targeting the festival goers,” Enanga noted.

    He added that police has directed significant amount of manpower and logistical resources to the area.

    “Our task teams have profiled the 16-acre venue, the surrounding trading centers, villages and hotspots, to help identify risks and how to counter them. They comprise of personnel from General Duties, UPDF, Counter terrorism, Field Force unit, Traffic, Marine, Canine, Fire Brigade, Medical and Intelligence agencies from ISO and CI. Their heightened presence will continue throughout the entire event and even after,” he said.

    He added, “As we draw nearer to the festive event, we do call upon all participants to enjoy the Nyege Nyege festival, in a safe, responsible and respectful manner, for each other and the local communities. We are also sharing the following tips to the festive goers, to help guard against criminals who may wish to take advantaged of vulnerable people at the event.”

    The guidelines include;

    • Usually festive-goers lower their guard after taking alcohol and become susceptible to abuse or victimization. We are asking everyone to exercise caution and be wary of risks.
    • Ensure your mobile phone is fully charged, where possible carry a power bank or chargers to power the battery.
    • Ensure you have transport money or means to and from the venue. And have a plan on how to return home safely.
    • Avoid lifts from strangers or non-taxis.
    • Do not leave your mobile phone in the open. when you are finished using your phone, kindly put it away. Thieves can grab a phone from a table in seconds.
    • Ensure your ticket is bought directly from the event organizers or their agents.
    • While at the venue, make sure you are aware of the surroundings. And report any suspicious object or movement to the Police or organizers.
    • Have a plan in place, incase you need to leave quickly. Identify the nearest exit that is safe.
    • Drink responsibly. And avoid use of drugs like methamphetamines in drinks, so as to consume more drinks and stay conscious. It comes with risks.
    • For the vast majority of people who want to have a good time, we are reminding them to keep an eye on what and how much you drink.
    • Do not leave your drink open and unattended. Its better to carry your drink in your hands.
    • Do not pick drinks at random, you have no way of knowing what’s in them.
    • There shall not be any tolerance for drunken and violent behaviors. All drunken but violent persons will be removed from the venue not to disrupt other revelers.
    • Avoid confrontations, unnecessary arguments and fights. Walk away and continue to enjoy the festivities in another place. There’s no reason to engage in violence.
    • Drugs will not be tolerated. Very strict search methods for drugs and other prohibited item are in place. Culprits will face the law.
    • Revelers should also be aware of the increased risk drug or alcohol assisted rape or sexual violence. Remember anyone can be a victim.
    • Sexual assault is an offence and not acceptable at the venue. Remember a victim of sexual assault is never at fault.
    • Consent before sexual activity is paramount. If you do not have consent, you are committing a serious offence.
    • Be on the look-out for potential sex violators who will stalk young adults and vulnerable women for sexual assault. We shall also be on the look-out.
    • Avoid entering camp sites or tents without your consent. You can easily be compromised with drugs or alcohol.
    • Lone movements are not advised. Stick with your friend and keep an eye on each other.
    • Victims of sexual assault, should take courage and immediately report to the Police for investigations and proper medical assistance.
    • Keep valuables like wallets and purses close or out of sight.
    • Do not leave your tent unlocked or unsupervised.
    • The open waters of R. Nile must not be entered for swimming without supervision. Otherwise swimming is discouraged.
    • The medical teams from the Police, UPDF with other teams will attend to any health concerns including injuries, falls, sexual assault, stabbings, alcoholic poisoning etc.

     

     

    Source: Uganda Police

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    PICTURES:  Pastor Bujjingo Fills Up Kololo Grounds During Independence Night Prayers; Pr. Kayiwa Asks His Brother Kato Lubwama To Get Saved…

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    Thousands of believers flocked Kololo Independence grounds to Pray, Praise and worship the Almighty God.

    This was during the Independence Night prayers organised by House of Prayer Ministries International pastor, Aloysious Bujjingo.

    Believers from different parts of the country and abroad withstood the rain to worship and pray from Friday 6:00am to Saturday 6:00am.

    Independence night prayers are organized every year every year towards independence.

    Pr. Bujjingo revealed that just like Uganda was able to get independence in 1962 from the British, he decided to organise these prayers to pray for believers so that they are liberated from whatever is distressing their lives.

    The theme for this year’s prayers was ‘Pursue, Overtake and Recover All’, from 1 Samuel 30:8 where King David inquired from God concerning launching an attack on Israel’s enemy, the Amalekites, “Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And He answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

    Pr. Bujjingo told believers that through constant prayer, trust and faith in the Almighty God, He will give them victory in anything that they need and pray for including fighting their enemies both seen and unseen just like He did for David.

    He further told believers to always depend and rely fully on God for a good life here on earth and also for the inheritance of eternal life.

    Believers were seen in deep prayer with some rolling on the floor as they were delivered from demons.

    During prayers, Pr. Bujjingo invited his spiritual father, Pr. Simeon Kayiwa, the Vice Chancellor for Kayiwa University who appreciated him so much for saving his brother former Member of Parliament, Kato Lubwama.

    Through a song, Pr. Simeon noted that Lubwama loves Pr. Bujjingo so much that he (Lubwama) tried to understand how to pray.

    “I know most of you people were not aware that Kato Lubwama is my biological brother and that we share the same mother,” he said.

    He added, “I know he is not saved but I believe one day he will because he loves you (Bujjingo) so much. Thank you for loving him too.”

    Bujjingo prayed through the rain which started at 2:00pm and stopped at 5;00pm leaving many socked in water but that did not stop them from worshiping and praying to God.

    During the night prayers at 11:00pm, Bujjingo introduced his wife, Suzan Makula and the couple excited believers when they danced the “kinyarwanda dance”.

    Over 2000 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    Where Is My Brother And Cousin Who You Picked From Our Home In A Drone? Former NBS Journalist Tasks UPDF…

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    Jornalist Bahati Remmy and UPDF spokesperson Brig. Felix Kulayigye (R)

    Former NBS journalist, Remmy Bahati has questioned government over the unlawful arrest and detention of her relatives.

    Bahati alleges that her family fell victim to the drone abductions yesterday.

    She revealed that armed plain clothed men driving a drone with no plates stormed her 76-year-old father’s house in Fort Portal City under the guise of searching for ‘guns’.

    “They didn’t find any (guns) and abducted my brother, cousin and his friend who was visiting. Their whereabouts are unknown. Help me find them,” she added.

    The US-based journalist has since pleaded with the defence Spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye to investigate the matter and help her find her family members.

    “My dad has been going from one police station to the other looking for them but no luck. I demand to know the whereabouts of my brother, cousin and friend identified as Abala.”

    In response to her cry, Uganda People’s Defence Force (UPDF) Spokesperson, Brig. Felix Kulayigye revealed that last evening, the flying squad arrested a one Allan who has been masquerading as a soldier.

    “Police flying Squad assisted by other security agencies carried out an operation to apprehend criminals who have been masquerading in military attires, conning people in & around Fort Portal City. On a tip off, one Kanyesige Allan, main suspect, was netted in Semuliki Lodge and Bar with a lady accomplice, Peace Sudai.”

    “On brief interrogation, he led the security team to the home of Katungi Kelvin, claiming to be his place of aboard. Katungi Kelvin was also on the wanted list as an associate. He too was apprehended. Two other associates Mugisa lsaaya and Asa ba Abdulatif were also arrested. They are all detained at CPS Fort Portal.” UPDF spokesperson said in a statement.

    However, Bahati told the UPDF Spokesperson that none of the people mentioned is a relative to her.

    “None of the pictures of the suspects shared by UPDF is related to me. UPDF don’t play games with me. I need to know where my brother is. Period! The unlawful detentions, torture and abductions must stop.”

    “Where is my brother Mr. Katungi Kelvin, My cousin Mugume Latif and their friend Identified as Abala who you picked up from home in a drone?” she asked.

    UPDF responded to her that, “I did not say they are your relatives, we have shown you those that we arrested from Fort Portal. That’s all.”

    This comes after a number of alleged abductions of different opposition supporters in the infamous drones.

    National Unity Platform (NUP) president, Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi Wine recently demanded the release of these victims dead or alive.

    He noted, “The Drones Are Back.” These past three weeks, 15 of our people have been abducted by state operatives. Most are still missing. Others were brought to court days or weeks later, limping as a result of grave torture.”

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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    I Have Not Asked Anyone To Bail Me Out, I Will Rise Again Like Job In The Bible – Kusasira Tells Netizens Celebrating Her Demise…

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    Musician Catherine Kusasira

    Senior Presidential advisor and musician Catherine Kusasira has blasted those celebrating her demise.

    This week Cranima Associates auctioned the musician’s house for failing to clear her loan.

    “Upon instructions from our client a registered Mortgagee, we shall proceed to sell the under mentioned property and developments thereon if any, after the expiry of the thirty (30) days from the date of this notice or thereafter unless the mortgagor/debtor, pays all monies owed to our client, plus our fees and costs incurred in the process,” the advert read.

    Kusasira has now assured haters that he doesn’t need them to bail her out because she has not asked for their help.

    “I have not yet asked anyone to bail me out because people are haters. You are saying I was given a lot of money. State House did not give me that money that you saw me showing off with, it is Balaam who gave me that money. State House does not give old notes,” she noted.

    She added, “But what I know is I’m a strong woman, if the house has gone it is okay. I will get another one. I believe that the God who gave me these things will bring them back.

    “I want to be like Job in the Bible, Job was a believer who never lost his faith in God. Even when they take everything, I will never stop supporting President Museveni.”

    However, blogger Ibrahim Tusubira alias Isma Olaxess consoled his fellow NRM die-hard that it is normal for one to make wrong decisions in business.

    “There factors that lead to such problems like financial discipline. When one holds money that they have never held, they start to spend it like nothing and you feel like your life is changing drastically.”

    Olaxess further advised Kusasira that financial discipline is required in business especially when one gets a lot of money.

    Isma sarcastically told Kusasira that if Balaam gave her money at the start, she should go back to him for more.

    “Kusasira said she is a strong woman. Let her find her friends who helped her in the first place to bail her out.”

    He furthermore adduced that people should stop talking about NRM money being cursed.

    “Won’t we drive nice cars; won’t we sit in aeroplanes, because hospitals are not built? They should understand that those hospitals won’t employ us,” Isma said.

     

    By Kalamira Hope

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