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    FDC MPs Will Be Punished For Supporting Kadaga – Ssemujju Nganda…



    Hon. Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda (L) wants to replace Hon. Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga (R) as the speaker of Parliament.

    The Kira Municipality Member of Parliament, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda who is vying to become speaker of parliament has warned that action will be taken against members of his Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) party who intend to support Rebecca Kadaga for the same position.

    Ssemujju, who is also the FDC spokesperson said that it’s totally against the FDC values to betray anyone of their own in their political intentions.

    He admitted that the current speaker, who wants to retain the same seat has done some good work, but advised that it’s about time she retired gracefully.

    “The mistake people make is to think that for someone to quit a position, it must be at a point when you have nothing to offer. It’s a similar problem we have with the presidency. Because you’re a good leader doesn’t mean that should die on office,” he said.

    “I’m not contesting against Kadaga, I’m contesting for an office and I don’t care who the NRM brings. It has nothing to do with their performance, it has everything to do with their performance,” Ssemujju added.

    Ssemujju said that the institution of parliament broke down long ago and was replaced by a personality called Hon Kadaga. “I’m going to institutionalise Parliament. Periodically I think Kadaga has installed herself as parliament,” he said.

    The MP faulted Kadaga for what he termed as disrespect and intimidation towards colleagues.

    “If you can treat the Deputy Speaker, the second in command, fourth in the country in the way Kadaga has treated Oulanyah, you think the ordinary MPs will not fear?” Ssemujju stated.

    “I don’t know why people are so forgetful, they now want to present Kadaga as an angel,” he added.

    The opposition MP faulted NRM MPs of greed for money. He claimed that they have been bribed by Museveni to change the constitution at least twice. “First, I covered it as a journalist, the second I witnessed as an MP,” he claimed, adding that they were all driving to Kololo to pick money to change the constitution and allow Mr Museveni die in office.

    Ssemujju who is considered a dark horse in this term’s speakership Race admitted that he made the declaration to stand for that office knowing that the odds were staked against him but he proceeded because the only way is the hard way.

    “If you look for the simplest of things maybe you will never do anything. The path to victory is narrow, we are working on expanding it,” Ssemujju stated.

    By Baron Kironde



    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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