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HIV/AIDS On The Rise Among Judicial Officers – PS Kivumbi Reveals, CJ Katureebe Narrates How His Daughter Was Traumatized By Shs13bn Toilet Allegations

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Chief Justice Bart Katureebe has narrated how his family members were traumatized by allegations that the toilet constructed at his home consumed shs13bn.

“I remember we were still in bed when one of our young girls came knocking on my bedroom door. She asked me, dad, where is that Shs13bn toilet that the media is writing about that they constructed for you. It’s not true as some newspapers alleged and even ran a cartoon that I use milk and honey to flash my toilet,” Katureebe said.

Speaking at the handover ceremony where Kagole Kivumbi was handing over the office of the Permanent Secretary to Pius Bigirimana, Katureebe cautioned top government officers from relying on whist blowers because many of them spread baseless allegations with the aim of tarnishing people’s names and weakening government organs.

“We cannot run a government on whistlers, how can someone run to PAC (Public Accounts Committee) with documents which officials in judiciary have never seen. You might think that your weakening judiciary but what I can assure you is this organ is still strong,” Katureebe warned.

He denied receiving unaccounted Shs2bn on his account as alleged in PAC, he said that for the entire period he has been in the judiciary his account has never received a deposit of Shs2bn. He clarified that the shs2bn was summed up from his allowances, that of his security and drivers and heaped on him.

He asked the investigating bodies to speed up their investigations and find out who mismanaged the public money. Katureebe also revealed that when he found out that his name was soiled intentionally, he looked for the auditor general who manufactured the report.

He said that the auditor general accepted the mistake and clarified that the said figures were not true.  Katureebe applauded former Permanent secretary and secretary to Judiciary Kagole Kivumbi for the good development he left at the judiciary. He said that in 2017, Kagole found all judiciary buildings smelling from the gate but he rehabilitated all toilets and buildings.

HIV AIDS AT RISE AMONG JUDICIAL OFFICERS

The outgoing Permanent Secretary Kagole Kivumbi revealed that the judiciary is among the top organs of government that has huge number of staffs who are HIV positive. He however emphasized that they have put in place a system to help people with HIV/AIDS but the amount of money they spend on them is huge. He asked Bigirimana to look into that issue. Kivumbi also encouraged judicial officers to stop living in denial but come out and announce their status so that they can start benefiting from the scheme. He cautioned Bigirimana on the judicial officers who are warming up for the shs20bn allocated to the building of the new supreme court building.

He advised Bigirimana to follow all the right procedures while procuring the building materials for the new supreme court.  He listed some of his achievements which included the establishment of court gardens at High Court Kampala criminal division. He highlighted that the judiciary no longer hires or rents places for its ceremonies and conferences. Kagole boasted that he also finished the implementation of electronic court records, payment of retirement packages to most of the judicial officers especially those who are going to retire in 2021.  He asked Bigirimana to keep on paying judicial staffs’ salaries on time because many of them are surviving on bank loans.

BIGIRIMANA COMES WITH STRONG ORDERS

In his opening speech to the heads of departments in the judiciary, Kagole’s successor Pius Bigirimana ordered judiciary staff that they must do physical exercise to keep fit and maintain healthy bodies.

Bigirimana decreed that every Friday, judicial officers must do road exercises without excuses. He revealed that he has been doing so at his former office as the permanent secretary Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development. However, he noted that for security reasons, the top justices have to report to his office and inform him early that they are not going to participate in the run so that their security may be catered for.

He promised to purchase exercise machines for judges who fear running outdoor. He further said that all judicial officers who are not staff will be given contracts, he asked senior judicial officers to help him achieve this because he needs time to study how things are done in judiciary. He warned that every coin that is going to be released must be accounted for.

“My expectation is that people who have been working here will be cooperative. I expect people to support me. A few things may happen differently but I request that whoever is here will look at these changes I am going to introduce and know that they are for the good of the people of Uganda,” Bigirimana pleaded.

By Jamil Lutakome

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VIDEO: Minister For Health Dr. Jane Aceng Joins Active Politics, To Contest In Lira…

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The Minister for Health Dr. Jane Aceng has declared that she is joining active Politics.

In a video shared by Emmanuel Ainebyona, the Senior Public Relations Officer MOH, Dr. Aceng says, “I want to declare openly that I’m taking up a political position as a representative of the Women in Lira district and I will contest for the position under the Movement ticket. I thank the People of Lango for their great Love and support.”
Currently, Atim Joy Ongom, is the incumbent woman Member of Parliament representing the Lira District.
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Mirundi Survives Nasty Accident, Turns Guns On Family Members Who Summoned Him To Stop Attacking Government Officials In Private Meeting….

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President Museveni’s advisor on media Joseph Tamale Mirundi has survived a nasty accident along Entebbe Road.

According to his son Mirundi junior, the motor mouthed presidential adviser survived an accident on Friday evening at around 8pm at Zana round about.

Mirundi junior revealed that his father survived with minor injuries but his government car was totally damaged.

He explained that different security agencies are working around the clock to find out the cause of the accident and if there was any foul play, the culprits will be brought to book.

Mirundi recently revealed that there are mafias in government who are after his life for exposing them as corrupt.

He said that he survived poison three times when he was working in State House as the press secretary to the President before being fired and given what he calls a retirement package as the senior presidential adviser.

He added that his tormentors struck again early this year but God saved him when he was quickly admitted to Kisubi hospital where he spent almost a week.

Mirundi revealed that mafias have on several occasions tried to assassinate him and when he briefed his boss the President and the first son Lt Gen. Muhoozi Kainerugaba, he was given extra security to protect him and his three homes which he calls palaces, in Zana, Kyengera and Kabalagala.

TURNS GUNS ON HIS FAMILY MEMBERS

Today, when he appeared on Pearl FM radio, Mirundi revealed that there was a bitter exchange between him and some of his family members who were trying to convince him to stop attacking health Minister Dr. Ruth Aceng and PS Dr. Diana Atwine.

Mirundi explained that the verbal war started when one of his sons who is a medical doctor called a family meeting where he wanted to settle issues between their father and the two Ministry of Health heavy weights.

Mirundi revealed that in the meeting, his son asked him to stop attacking Aceng and Atwine because it is putting him in bad light.

Mirundi revealed that he turned tables upside down and warned his son that he has sacrificed a lot for him to become a medical doctor without the help of Aceng and Atwine.

He said that he even reminded his son that the people he is defending recommended that he be posted in up-country hospitals to work from there because he carries the name Mirundi.

He explained to his son that it was through his efforts, when he lobbied different top government officials so that he can be brought back to work in Kampala hospitals.

He said he even reminded his son that when he was recently arrested for violating COVID19 guidelines, he called him as his father to rescue him from Kawempe police station where he was in detention.

Mirundi told his family members that he will never forgive Aceng and Atwine because they reported him to the President.

He sent his son to go and tell Aceng that he is going to use all the tools at his disposal to fight her.

Mirundi insisted that he will never give up the fight against mafias until they compensate him for the humiliation and losses he suffered when they fueled his firing from State House.

Mirundi further explained that upon realizing that his enemies had penetrated his family, he issued tough guidelines to all his family members who wish to join politics.

Among the guidelines, he told them that whoever joins any political party or political pressure group does so in his personal capacity.

He warned them that he has information that his enemies plan to compromise his family members to betray him.

“I told that son of mine who joined Bobi Wine to betray him at his own peril because I know many mafias will approach him with offers to compromise him and put my family in bad light or provoke People Power supporters to attack me because l know the people behind People Power,” Mirundi explained.

He added that he passed the same warning to his wife who joined politics.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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M7 Advised To Fire Secretary To Treasury Keith Muhakanizi For Frustrating Facilitation Of The Newly Created Cities, Town Councils And Municipalities….

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Butambala county legislator Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi has revealed that there is a section of politicians who recently held a secret meeting to strategize on how to fire the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance Keith Muhakanizi.

Kivumbi said that Muhakanizi is being accused of frustrating and failing to facilitate the newly created local government units like cities, districts, town councils and municipalities.

Kivumbi disclosed that Muhakanizi has been advising top ministers and Museveni not to create new local government units because the country’s economy cannot afford to facilitate them.

“I know very soon he is going to be fired, because he told them the truth and you know these people only know how to win elections, they don’t care about the national economy.  Now he is a burden and he is going to be fired,” Kivumbi revealed when he appeared on Gasimbaganne ne Bannamawulire on radio Simba.

Kivumbi wondered how a whole government can create new local government units knowing very well that they cannot work sufficiently.

He disclosed that many government units that have previously been created are not working.

He insisted that the newly created local government units are only going to increase government expenditure by bringing in new politicians and public servants.

Kivumbi was supported by Butambala woman Member of Parliament aspirant Aisha Kabanda who warned Ugandans who are celebrating the creation of new cities that they are going to feel the creation of the new cities in their pockets.

She noted that the residents in the new cities are going to start paying a lot of taxes which they have been not paying.

However some credible sources told this website that once Muhakanizi is fired from Finance, he is going to be promoted to the office of the Governor of the Bank of Uganda.

Sources revealed that for a long time, Museveni has been looking for Governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile’s replacement. Currently, Mutebile looks frail and sickly.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki




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