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Ministers Namuganza, Namugwanya To Face Bamugemereire Tomorrow On Allegations Of Trying To Con Museveni

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The two government junior ministers Persis Namuganza  (lands state minister) and Benna Namugwanya Bugembe (state minister for Kampala), who were pinned for trying to con president Museveni are destined to face the land probe tomorrow.

Last week, minister Namuganza was very bitter with the land probe chairperson justice Catherine Bamugemereire after warning her that her commission has been infiltrated by mafias. Namuganza noted that some commissioners on the land probe are land grabbers, she gave an example of George Bagonza Tikamanyire whom she pinned of grabbing land in Bunyoro region.

Namuganza told journalist at her offices that Ugandans especially in government are tired of the land probe. He accused Bamugemereire and her team of thinking that they have extreme powers greater than those of the cabinet ministers. She warned that she was going to talk to other cabinet ministers so that they can put some regulations to reduce the commission’s powers.

Namuganza told journalists that government has been wasting a lot of money on the commission with the commissioners getting over sh54m a month yet they are not resolving any land disputes.  She gave an example of the Mubende land dispute where people are still evicted from their land yet the commission promised to resolve the matter.

Namuganza denied all the allegation put against her by a one Herman Byakatonda who testified that Namuganza connived with Namugwanya, UPDF major Eric Kigamboha, Milly Naava Namutebi the former head teacher of Nakasero primary school to con sh4bn from president Yoweri Museveni.

Byakatonda told the commission that Namuganza took them to the president after promising them that the president was going to buy for them the land where there are evicted from.   However, Byakatonda said that when they reached at state house Entebbe, Namuganza told them not to say anything before the president if they want him to buy for them land.

Byakatonda protested Namuganza’s orders and told the president that the people Namuganza took to him are fraudsters who never own any land in Mubende. The President according to Byakatonda was very furious and set up a probe in state house to investigate both ministers.

According to Mr. Douglas Singiza, Namuganza will be the first to face the commissioner and she will be followed by Namugwanya.

 

By Jamil Lutakome

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Stop Playing Childish Politics, Work For Your People – KCCA ED Musisi Tells Politicians

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The Executive Director of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) Jennifer Musisi Ssemakula has urged politicians to stop talking too much but rather copy other people who are not Ugandans but are doing good work for the general public.

Jennifer Musisi has been commissioning a maternity ward at Kitebi Health Centre lll in Rubaga Division built by the Indian Association of Uganda. The Indian Association has spent one hundred sixty million shillings on the Maternity ward and it will be working on about one hundred women per day.

Dr. Okello, the acting director of health in KCCA says that before the Indian Women Association came to their rescue, many women have been delivering on the floor.

“More than 460 deliveries are done at Kitebi Health Centre lll. It’s one of the biggest hospitals that the people in this area use because it’s equivalent to a referral hospital like Mulago. Many people are now running away from the private hospitals to KCCA hospitals because they are now conducive and have all items that are needed by the patients,” Jennifer said.

The high commissioner for the Indian community in the country assured the Musisi that they are going to continue working together with KCCA to see that the health sector develops and they have a plan of constructing a theater to reduce the distance that women move to Mulago .

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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Bobi Wine Was Found With A Gun, He Is Going To Face Military Court Martial – Gen. Moses Ali

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Government through the First Deputy Prime Minister, Gen. Moses Ali has revealed that Kyadondo East Member of Parliament (MP), Robert Kyagulanyi will be aligned before the Gulu Court Martial tomorrow.

Addressing Parliament on Wednesday, Gen. Moses Ali said that Kyagulanyi was found in possession of a fire arm and will thus be aligned before the Court martial. Gen. Ali’s response came after the house was suspended for an hour following demand by legislators on a clear state and whereabouts of their fellow legislators.

“Hon. Kyagulanyi Ssentamu was flown to Gulu Military Hospital for medical care but he is now okay; he was found with a gun and will be found aligned before the General Court martial in Gulu tomorrow,” Gen. Ali said. Moses Ali refuted allegations that the MPs were tortured adding that they are all in good shape.

The other four MPs will appear before the Chief Magistrate Court in Gulu tomorrow and their files are being processed by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).

KADAGA SUSPENDED HOUSE

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga first suspended the House over what she described as the illegal detention of Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, Gerald Karuhanga, Francis Zaake and Paul Mwiru. The Speaker suspended the House for one hour as she waited for an explanation from the responsible ministry. Meanwhile, reliable sources had revealed that Hon Robert Kyagulanyi in bad state.

Reports indicated that his situation had worsened and that his body was lying lifeless! On the other hand, Hon. Zaake is also not doing well. But unlike Kyagulanyi, he can speak and can understand what is going on. The MPs were arrested alongside Kassiano Wadri after the Arua fracas on Monday in which Bobi Wine’s driver Kawuma Yasin was killed.

MP Zaake displays his wounds

 

By Stella Mugoya

 

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I Want My Husband Dead Or Alive – Barbie Gives Government 48-Hour Ultimatum

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Barbie Itungo Kyagulanyi, the wife to incarcerated Kyandondo east member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu alias Bobi Wine has given the government a 48-hour ultimatum to produce
her husband dead or alive.

Addressing a joint news conference with family relatives and Bugiri municipality MP Asuman Basaalirwa this morning, The soft spoken Barbie Itungo says that they will announce the next course of action if her Hubby is not released within 48 hours.

“The honorable member of parliament, representative of Kyadondo East, is missing, the latest we have as a family and his wife is a New Vision headline reading; ‘Bobi Wine held in military barracks’. My husband is not and has never been in the military, he has no military experience, does not even know how to use a gun and he can’t even differentiate the different guns out there. I wonder why he is held in a barracks, what has he done to deserve this?” Barbie said.

Barbie (C) with Asuman Basaalirwa (L)

Kyagulanyi’s elder brother Eddie Yawe also added that Bobi’s family needs to know his where abouts since some reports indicate that he is being held at Pondo barracks in Arua while other media reports show that he is at Bombo barracks.

Kyagulanyi is among the four MPs arrested on Monday over chaos that ensued on the last day of the campaigns for Arua Municipality that left his driver Kawuma Yasin dead. Other MP’s in custody are Francis Zaake, Gerald Karuhanga and Paul Mwiru.

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