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    Secrets About Cause Of Kadaga Niece’s ‘Abrupt’ Death Emerge As Deputy Speaker Oulanyah Adjourns Parliament In Her Honour…



    Sheila Alitwala (RIP) right is Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah

    The Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Jacob Oulanyah, has adjourned Parliament till Thursday to allow Members of Parliament stand in solidarity with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, who lost her niece Sheila Nicole Alitwala, on Sunday.

    Sheila was buried today at her ancestral home in Mbulamuti, Kamuli District, where Kadaga, who has lost three relatives in the past one week,  thanked the mourners who commiserated with her during the difficult moment.

    The deceased was daughter of Kadaga’s late elder brother  Kadaga Kivunike, who died in the early 2000s.

    Together with her biological brother, Timothy Kadaga, the outgoing Uganda Christian University Guild President, the deceased were taken up by Kadaga who raised them as though they were her biological children.

    During today’s parliamentary session that was presided over by Oulanyah, the House observed a moment of silence in honour of Sheila Alitwala. Oulanyah later adjourned parliament to Thursday 11:00Am.

    “I’m doing this because even if this was the last opportunity for me to preside over the 10th Parliament, I would let it go because it’s not human to proceed while the Speaker mourns,” Oulanyah said as he adjourned the House on Wednesday.

    “From the moment I was asked to chair this House I saw a lot of comments on social media, people asking what I would say. I can only do what I have always done, we will not have this sitting in solidarity with the Speaker who has lost a dear one,” Oulanyah added.


    The Actual Cause Of Sheila’s Death Revealed

    TheGrapevine has established that for some years, Sheila had been battling health complications. It is said that’s why her aunt Kadaga decided to keep her in a day school at Muyenga High School, near their Muyenga based home, so that her health would easily be monitored.

    During her last days on earth, Sheila’s health condition started deteriorating and she was put on expert medical care at International Hospital Kampala (IHK), where she had been assigned a special personal Doctor to monitor her welfare from time to time.

    According to statements from close family members, such expert attention helped Sheila to improve as time went on.

    She managed to impressively pass her A’ level exams in 2019. She would have joined University last year, had it not been for the COVID-19 pandemic that led to the closure of educational institutions.

    Despite a history of poor health, the death of Sheila was abrupt, according to her brother, Timothy Kadaga.

    “She started complaining of acute headache and abdominal pains on Friday night before being rushed to IHK where she was instantly admitted,” Timothy said after his sister was pronounced dead on Sunday.


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    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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