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Mr. President The Situation Is Very Tough And Each Day We Miss Working, We Lose Money – Traders Cry Out, Roads Closed As Museveni Tours Kampala

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Business has come to a standstill today in the central business district as a section of traders await president Museveni’s visit.

Most roads in the busiest parts of Kampala like Nakivubo, Nakasero, Old Park, Owino, Namirembe Road have been sealed off from 6:00AM as security forces prepare for Musevenis visit to these areas.

However, a section of traders who do business in these areas have cried out to the president to tell the organisers of these tours to do proper planning without discorganising their business routines because since morning they have done nothing and earned nothing after security operatives closed most of the roads to their businesses.

“The president himself has always told the opposition not to hold rallies in the busy centres in town where traders do business from. Surprisingly, he is now doing the same thing that he always asked others not to do. Our businesses are at a standstill, we have not worked today, everything is disorganised and people have not come to the city centre,” one of the traders told the Grapevine.

Access roads to Nakasero market have remained closed since morning with security operatives checking everyone who wants to access the market where the president is expected to hold a rally. We witnessed the same at the old taxi park as well as the areas around Namirembe road.

“I advise our beloved president that the situation is very tough and each day we miss out of work is a very big setback in our businesses. He once said that they won’t allow politicians in the city, we ask him to respect those words whether it’s opposition or NRM,” another trader said.

 

By Mboowa Nathan

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NRM Party Is Full of Hypocrites – Captain Mike Mukula

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The deputy National Resident Movement (NRM) boss Eastern Region, Captain Mike Mukulu has attacked his party colleagues for being hypocrites.

Mukula made these remarks at Masaka Liberation square when NRM was celebrating party achievements in the Sub Region.

Mukula, who was the guest of honour told NRM cadres who gathered at the venue that he has moved different district and he has enough evidence of some of the developmental government projects which are supposed to benefit locals in different areas.

Ambassador Alintuma Nsambu [L], MP Muyomba Kasozi, Hajat Brovad (standing), Youth MP Babirye and MP Kakooza at the function

Mukula also asked all NRM members from different districts to follow his example by telling other people stuck in the opposition the tremendous things that NRM has done for this country and stop the hypocritical habit of attacking their own party and party members.

The Deputy Mayor Masaka municipality Sarah Nakyanzi, who also doubles as NRM top mobilizer in greater Masaka warned all youth in the country to be careful with some leaders more especially those from the opposition because their main aim is to use them like condoms then later dump them.

Nakyanzi thanked Masaka tycoons for supporting NRM activities and making sure that the party wins most of the vital position during elections at all levels.

Top NRM Cadres at the venue

Some of the Masaka tycoons who are strong NRM supporters include Hajat Sarah Kiyimba aka Hajat Brovad, Tycoon Emmanuel Lwasa Kaweesi the managing director Lwasa Gardens, Lwasa Events, Club Tavern Kick, Eng. Benon Mugarura of Zebra Hotel, Hajat Madinah Matovu, and many others.

Nakyanzi also said that before the meeting, the organizing committee documented aimed at improving the livelihoods of the locals in the Sub–region during president Museveni’s reign, among them include piggery, Poultry Farming, Infrastructural development, Palm growing, Water transport system in Kalangala district and many others.

Ssegawa Katumba, the deputy NRM boss Masaka municipality revealed that NRM government has managed to constrict some good roads like Alex Ssebowa, Nyendo Market, among others which has helped women and men to be liberated from poverty and famine.

RDC Herman Ssentong (R), Minister SSempijja (L) and other NRM cadres

Capt. Birimumaaso Mulindwa, the Lwengo NRM boss also read a statement endorsing Museveni to lead the party for another term in 2021 because he is the only leader who can take this country to another level. He warned that those competing against Museveni are wasting their time.

The function was attended by Ambassador Alintuma Nsambu from Canada, Agriculture Minister  Vincent Ssempijja , MP Muyomba Kasozi, Religious leaders, people from Central government and Mengo government.

 

By Aslam Kabugu, Masaka

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Police Net 3 Who Killed Reverend, Cut Off His Head And Hid It

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Police in Bukwo district have arrested three suspects who participated in the controversial murder of Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years on October, 29, 2018 in East Elgon Forest, Grapevine has learnt.

It’s alleged that four residents of Kapukorosoi village in Bukwo District have been sending their cattle to East Elgon Forest to freely graze without anybody attending to them and on the fateful day, the four including Rev. Neto Augustine aged 43 years had information that there

are people who are stealing their cattle from the forest and selling them.

The four decided to go to the forest to verify the allegations whether it’s true or not. When they reached the forest they ran into cattle thieves and three of Rev. Augustine’s colleagues started chasing them while making an alarm. So, the Reverend opted to drive the animals back home. The alarm his colleagues made attracted nine local residents armed with machetes who responded and on entering the forest; they met the Reverend driving the cattle and mistook him to be a cattle thief.

They beat him, striped him naked, cut off his head and hid it.

When the Reverend’s colleagues returned, they met the nine and explained to them what had happened and they inquired whether they had seen him.

The nine expressed ignorance of the Reverend’s whereabouts. The three decided to go up to the trading center where they held a meeting and when the nine realized that they had killed an innocent person, they started disappearing one by one.

The Locals accepted to work with the Police to arrest the nine who murdered the Reverend and so far three suspects have been arrested and confessed to the murder. The three suspects took Police to where they had hidden the head of the Reverend and it was recovered. Yesterday (31/10/2018), the headless body was brought from Kitalein Kenya where it was in mortuary and joined together with the head. The three suspects that have been arrested are Chelop Alfred, Chesur Andrew, Kiplungant Peter.Police is still tracing for the six suspects who are on the run.

 

By Remmy Atugonza

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You Will Account For The Innocent Blood Of Those You Are Killing: Bishop Kaggwa Warns Killers

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The Masaka Diocesan Bishop John Baptist Kaggwa has warned assailants killing people and those dropping anonymous letters threatening to kill some important people in the country that God will soon call them to account for their acts.

Last week, the assailants threatened to kill 16 prominent people in a letter which they dropped at the home of Rubaga Nouth legislator Moses Kasibante. Among those told to prepare their graves included: Buganda the premier Charles Peter Mayiga, Kampala Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, Minister Betty Kamya, MP Moses Kasibante, Omulangira Nakibinge, Bobi Wine, government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa among others.

Bishop Kaggwa cutting the cake with the Pokino, parents and pupils

Today, during the special prayers for primary seven candidates at St John Paul Mugwanya Complex Nursery and Primary School at Ssaza village in Katwe Butego sub county, Kaggwa asked government and security agencies to investigate these assailants because the moment they mention your name, the chances of you surviving them are minimum.

Kaggwa added that it is his prayer that these murderers turn to God because anytime, they will also die and God will ask them to account for the innocent blood of others that they shed while on Earth.

Brig Kyaze (L), Pokino Mayiga(M) and Bishop Kaggwa (R)

Kaggwa preached that God gave Moses ten commandments at Mountain Sinai and one of them was not to kill, so anyone who kills should be ready to face God and account for breaking one of his commandments.

Pokino Vicent Mayiga thanked Paul Mugwanya Kagombe the managing director of St. John Paul Mugwanya Complex Nursery and Primary School and asked parents to make sure they take their children to school instead of leaving them in villages and marrying them off.

 

By Aslam Kabugu, Masaka

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