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I Will Donate All My Salary As MP To You – Baryamureeba Tells People Of Ibanda Municipality…

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Former Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Venansius Baryamureeba has promised to donate all his salary and emoluments once elected Member of Parliament.

Baryamureeba revealed today that he is going to Contest for the Ibanda Municipality MP Seat on NRMO Ticket.

“In the developed world like USA, when candidates run for the Presidency and lose they don’t contest again. They instead serve in the Senate or other top political organs. That’s my position too. Examples include Mitt Romney and the late Senator John Sidney McCain III,” he said.

He added, “The business community/private in Uganda and various experts (retired and non-retired) especially in Education don’t look at Parliament as a place where they can contribute to the development of the country. They think it’s a place where people go to earn a living. Yet we need good laws to provide an enabling environment for businesses to thrive. Also, Education is key to human capital development and we need good laws for this sector too.”

“So, after extensive consultations I have decided to contest the Ibanda Municipality MP seat in 2021 Parliamentary Elections.  I encourage other experts and business men and woman to offer themselves in their Parliamentary Constituencies  so that we can change the composition of parliament and influence laws  to ensure an enabled environment for the private sector, education and other key sectors,” Barya said.

“If you don’t need a salary you can donate it to the constituency but still use the MP position and your expertise to serve your constituency and the country.  For example, President Trump is not drawing  a salary yet he is providing a service. We can emulate him. He became President to provide a service to his country. President Museveni says the same in Uganda.”

He said, “I have decided that all the emoluments from parliament including (salary and money given to MPs for the car) would go to the constituency fund. I will ask the Ibanda Municipal Council Leadership to manage this fund since they already have systems in place for managing government programmes in the municipality.”

“This fund will be used to educate all teachers in primary and secondary schools in the constituency  up to degree level, educate nurses  to diploma / degree level and the rest of the funds shall be  used to support organized groups like SACCOs for youth, women and other organized groups aimed at wealth creation and economic empowerment.

So, 100% of the emoluments and other benefits from Parliament over the 5-year term will go to Ibanda Municipality to supplement government initiatives and improve the quality of social services (education and health),” he said.

 

By Grapevine Reporter

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Kasangati Police Boss In Trouble For  Breaking  Businessman’s Leg Over Curfew Directive…

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Bedridden Daniel Muweke and Andrew Angume (inset)

Kasangati Police Division boss in trouble for breaking a civilian’s leg.

Daniel Muweke (31), a businessman in Kasangati accuses Andrew Angume, the commandant of operations at Kasangati police for ordering his officers to beat him and break his leg.

“It was Saturday evening when Angume with his men stormed my working place and started beating me saying that I was violating curfew directives. During the beating, I fell down and Angume rode his police motorcycle on my legs and broke them,” Muweke stated.

He added that when he started screaming, Angume ordered his men to put him on handcuffs and they continued beating him until other people came to his rescue him.

He narrated that when people threatened to fight police, Angume ordered his men to remove handcuffs from his hands and they took off.

Muhammad Saaku father to Muweke

Muweke told us that on Monday morning, he was carried by his relatives to go and open a police file at Kasangati police Station but he was stopped by Angume.

“He gave me Shs200,000 and pleaded with me not to open a police file against him. I took the money but after I was advised to return the money to Angume, I gave it to our area chairperson to return it to him,” Muweke said.

He explained that what he wants is justice, not money. Efforts to speak to Angume were futile since he was not picking our calls.

 

By Robert Semirimo

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Don’t Be Fooled, Kutesa And M7’s Families Are Positioning Themselves For A Bigger Project – Semujju Nganda, NRM’s Dombo Explains Why They Did Not Use Tibuhaburwa Name On M7 Posters…

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L-R: Dombo, President Museveni and Ssemujju

Emmanuel Dombo, The National Resistance Movement (NRM) Director for Information and publicity has disregarded the widely spread perception that his Museveni led party is gradually loosing it’s authoritative ground, having failed to resolve a feud between Museveni’s brother Aine Kaguta alias Sodo and Minister Sam Kutesa’s daughter, Shartsi Musherure.

Sodo and Musherure were nominated as independents to run against each other in the Mawogola North constituency parliamentary race after they failed to agree on who won the party ticket.

Dombo projecting a win for one of the two, said with confidence that whoever will be elected in Sembabule will still be NRM leaning because the opposition could not raise a candidate.

He said, “When you look at the elections that have been conducted so far, the performance of the opposition has been very low. In these areas where we have had our councilors unopposed, who will be their (opposition) polling agents?”

Kira Municipality MP, Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, referring to the same incident insinuated that in Sembabule, NRM is projected to win because it is Museveni’s own family matter.

“Kutesa and Museveni’s families don’t need Parliament salary. They are positioning themselves for the future. To them Uganda is their property. The country must begin looking at the transition from Museveni because it is about to happen,” he said.

On why President Museveni’s official campaign portrait was unveiled with his other official name Tibuhaburwa missing, Dombo explained that they started the process at the secretariat minus putting the president’s Tibuhaburwa name.

“It is going to be fixed with time. It is not true that we fix the president’s picture because when he is speaking on TV he is live,” Dombo argued, disregarding MP Ssemujju’s sentiments that President Museveni has to have his face made up to look younger on set. Semujju reiterated that President Museveni is an old man who is literally tired.

Dombo provocatively stated that Semujju like other opposition entities should admit that President Museveni is too hard for them to beat. He added that Semujju’s verbal energy should rather be diverted to the population to decide who’s more powerful.

 

By Baron Kironde

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She Is Mentally Disturbed – Gayaza High School Speaks Out On Female Student Who Was Caught Night Dancing Naked…

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Ms. Kizito Robinah Katongole, the headteacher Gayaza High School has in a public statement clarified on the incident where a girl from the same school was reportedly caught night dancing at the school premises.

“Gayaza High School has learnt and noted with concern the sociall media publications of a video clip and photographs posted yesterday alleging the improper conduct of one of our students,” partly reads the awareness statement.

The letter from Gayaza HS headteacher

The Gayaza High School headteacher strongly repudiated popular reports making rounds on various media platforms that the incident happened at the school’s premises.

She however also acknowledged that the pictures and video evidence of the accused female are indeed those of a figure synonymous with the school, having once studied and left the same school over years ago.

“Gayaza High School would like to clarify that the incident did not happen at the school. We have also established that the pictures show a former student who finished S6 in 2014 and has since her University days suffered mental health challenges,” described the statement by the high school’s headteacher.

She added that the school is stringing together efforts to get in touch with her parents to ensure that she gets the necessary medical attention.

“We deeply sympathize with the family and pray that all efforts to restore her mental health materialises,” she added.

By Baron Kironde

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