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Kabushenga’s Days Numbered: M7 Bitter With Vision Group Boss…



President Museveni is bitter with Vision Group boss Robert Kabushenga over unbalanced biased reporting from some of his products concerning the youth elections.

According to sources, a bitter Museveni yesterday called Kabushenga and asked him why some of his products are biasly reporting the youth elections from just a section of city suburbs instead of reporting nationally.

Museveni angrily wondered why New Vision, with all the resources they have should use on one of its platforms (Bukedde) to paint a picture that the elections were violent and mislead the nation.

He said he doesn’t see why Bukedde should not be closed because it is instilling violence among the population.

“Why do you paint a picture that these elections were violent which is not true? You are supposed to set the standard but the way you reported is not national,” the source quoted an angry Museveni asking.

Museveni also took the anger on the leaders at Plot 10 Kyadondo who he asked why they don’t reign on the Vision Group boss.

“Why don’t you talk to Kabushenga? Am I the one supposed to be doing everything?” Museveni asked.

Kabushenga is lately in bad books with Museveni over biased reporting where many of the group products always splash opposition especially Kyagulanyi’s National Youth Platform (NUP) stories on their front pages and give very little coverage to the ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM) party.

There are media reports that Museveni instructed finance Minister Matia Kasaija and the Minister for ICT and National Guidance Judith Nabakooba to make a report advising him on how New Vision can be reformed to be put back on track.

On Monday after the cabinet meeting, Museveni even asked Kasaija three times how far he had gone with the report.


By Grapevine Reporters



God Will Ask You How A Good Musician Went Bankrupt – Museveni Launches National Intellectual Property Policy, Inventors To Be Fully Protected By The Law…



President Yoweri Museveni has today presided over the launch of the National Intellectual Property Policy at State House.

Intellectual Property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Intellectual Property rights grant the owner of the work exclusive rights to exploit and benefit from his/her creations.

The National Intellectual Property Policy will therefore give Ugandans full protection from the law and enable them to earn from their toil and sweat.

The IP plan is a visionary tool looking forward to a Uganda where innovation and creativity can efficiently stimulate sustainable development.

The strategy is aimed at creating a robust IP value chain that fosters innovation and creativity as pillars of sustainable development in the country.

At the launch, President Museveni commended that it is crucial that individuals are rewarded for their innovations. He however cited that IP rights cannot be talked about without addressing the issue of funding for scientist who are behind most of the innovations.

On the same occasion, Museveni also noted that the National IP Policy doesn’t only cover the work of scientists, but also protects the creative work of artists like songs, paintings, among other artistic works.

“It is also a calling from God because God will ask you how a good musician went bankrupt,” he humorously commented.

“It is not good to betray the people you serve. When you serve, you should make sure there are no stones left unturned,” he added.

“For many years, African literature was oral. We now have an opportunity to preserve our rich African literature through copyright. It is important that the government creates an environment where creativity and innovation can thrive,” Museveni said.

President Museveni said that the NRM is committed to supporting innovations aimed at increasing the profitability of Ugandans engaged in different enterprises because one of the leading factors contributing to effective policy implementation is the political commitment and will from the highest level of government.


By Baron Kironde


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Gov’t Applauds Patidar Samaj Community For Supporting COVID19 Fight…



Seremba inspecting the facility

The government of Uganda through the Ministry of Health has applauded the Patidar Samaj Community for their effort in the fight against the deadly COVID19 Pandemic.

Geoffrey Seremba the undersecretary in the Ministry of Health thanked Patidar Samaj Community for giving government their property as a quarantine center to accommodate hundreds of Ugandans who returned from abroad.

Seremba with members of Patidar Samaj Comunity

Dr. Richard Mugabi, the National Coordinator COVID19 explained that the experts have assessed the premises located on plot 11/13 Bombo road and found them fit to be a quarantine centre.

“The site has a capacity of 100 residents. We appreciate and accept this offer from the Patidar Samaj Community. The Ministry of Health has committed to avail the items to ensure the site is fully functional,” Muhahi noted.

He promised that the government is going to provide the site with bed sheets, blankets, fumigation, security and food for the quarantined returnees.

Some of the Patidar Samaj community leaders

On behalf of the Patidar Samaj Community, Patel Kamlesh the chairperson Board of trustees revealed that they have spent over Shs.50m on working on the facility to make it fit for the returnees and government is free to use it.

He added that the reason behind their move to give the said facility to government was after realizing that all the facilities put in place to accommodate COVID19 suspects and patients are full.

Patidar Samaj is under the Indian Association in Uganda.


By Sengooba Alirabaki


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Government Inks Oil Pipeline Deal With Total…



President Yoweri Museveni today presided over the signing of the Host Government Agreement (HGA) for the East Africa Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project between the government and Total.

Museveni congratulated Total upon concluding this agreement which he said will now move Uganda closer to production of crude oil in Uganda.

“It has taken long but I want to assure Ugandans that this was deliberate. We have gone through every item,” Museveni said.

Statiscally, Uganda as a country has oil as a small fraction of its wealth. The big part is agriculture, industry, services and human resource. Museveni however said that Oil can be a good spark for transformation.

“It will bring money which we shall use to develop infrastructure, science and technology. This money will not be used for consumption. We shall use it to enhance our durable capacity,” Museveni said.

“I welcome our partners from France, led by the Total CEO and Chairman, Patrick Pouyanne. I will get in touch with His Excellency John Pombe Magufuli to follow up on Tanzania’s host agreement,” he added.

Museveni congratulated the Ugandan team, and commended them for being good negotiators.

Museveni confirmed that Uganda now has a good petroleum team in terms of science, economics, adding that they always help him because they know everything that’s happening across the world in the oil sector.


By Baron Kironde


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