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SHOCKING: President M7 Went For Six Months Without Salary: Parliament To Investigate President’s Salary Advance

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Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) headed by Budadiri West Legislator Nandala Mafabi is set to investigate a salary advance allegedly requested by President Museveni in 2016.

Museveni’s salary advance was revealed today by the Secretary, Office of the President, Yunus Kakande who was appearing before PAC together with other officials to respond to audit queries raised by the Auditor-General.

Mafabi’s committee tasked the officials to explain why over Shs1.1bn out of allocated Shs126bn was not absorbed and returned to the Consolidated Fund in FY2017/2018.

Kakande told the committee that part of the money returned to the treasury was for statutory salaries by some staff including President Yoweri Museveni who requested for a salary advance in FY 2016/17.

“Some of the money was meant for statutory salaries in the course of that financial year, the principal (the President) took an advance. He wanted some money and requested for an advance, so we gave it to him but we eventually recovered it. We didn’t pay him for that period when we were recovering the money. That money was returned back to the treasury,” Kakande said.

Kakande added that Shs1.1bn of the unspent funds also accumulated as a result of the deletion of the payroll of pensioners who couldn’t be accounted for after joint verification exercise between Office of the President and Ministry of Public Service.

The Principal Accountant, Office of the President, Julius Kagolo,  further explained that the President earns a monthly salary of Shs3.6m and there is no doubt he is sometimes in urgent need of money just like any other citizen.

It means that in FY 2017/18, President Museveni went for 6 months without a salary as the Ministry recovered the Shs19.1m that was advanced to him.

By Doreen Menezer

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I Have Never Stolen Anything From Anyone That Is Why I Will Be The First To Stone A Corrupt Person – Physically Fit M7 Warns The Corrupt…

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President Museveni has warned Ugandans who accept bribes that he will be the first one to stone anyone implicated in corruption tendencies.

The president made these remarks at a function organized by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema’s State House Anti-corruption unit after the anti-corruption walk that took place today morning.

The walk was organized to highlight the negativity of corruption and also to show the need to end the vice in Uganda. Museveni said he is ready to deal with Ugandans who practice corruption and pretend to be holy.

“Many people are corrupt but pretend to be holy. When you ask anyone who has never stolen, pick a stone and throw at the corrupt, I will be the first to pick it because I have never stolen anything from any one and I am not corrupt,” president said.

The President further revealed that even though he has never chewed a bribe, he is still not poor. “I am not corrupt and I am not poor,” Museveni said.

He further noted that corruption is both spiritual and moral and that it is a practice that makes someone a parasite. “A corrupt person is like a parasite that feeds on people’s blood, you earn what you have not worked for,” he said.

He warned those who got wealth through corruption to be kin because wealth from corruption does not last long. “It seems wealth from corruption does not stay longer, I have never seen corrupt people sustaining their wealth,” he added .

He further revealed that he knows some of the corrupt people but it’s not yet time for him to disclose them to the public.

“I know some of the corrupt people, I will not mention their names but I will expose them when time comes,” he promised.

He urged the public and the anti-corruption agents to corporate and fight against corruption in Uganda. “Corruption can be ended through unity of the public and the anti-corruption agents, we need to work together to end corruption in Uganda,” he said.

The President also took time to answer social media critics who question how he acquired his herd of cattle at his farm in Kisozi.

Museveni said, “I got them cows from my grand and God has kept them. UNLA soldiers wanted to steal the cattle but failed. They even blew up the house of my mother using an RPG but they didn’t steal them because they were hidden in the savanna.”

Museveni asked three government bodies including the Inspectorate of Government (IGG), State House anti-corruption unit and Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) to ensure that they don’t recruit employees only on the basis of qualifications but they should also consider their integrity.

By Josephine Kauma

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‘KASUKAALI’ AGAINST FIRE: No One, I Repeat, No One Can Silence Me, On Matters I Know Well, Facts, And What I Stand For! – Govt. Spokesperson Warns Bobi Wine Supporters…

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The deputy government Spokesperson Rtd. Col. Shaban Bantariza has warned Ugandans who are threatening him over his ‘Kasukaali’ (sugar) comments.

Recently, Bantariza was quoted in the media allegedly telling NRM leaders in Kampala at a meeting at Nakivubo Blue Primary School playground that if Bobi Wine thinks that he has ‘Kasukaali’, the NRM has fire and they will respond to him with the same fire if he continues with his activities which Bantariza said are aimed at distorting peace in the country.

Today, Bantariza, who claimed that his message was somehow distorted took to twitter and warned those who are hurling threats and insults at him.

“Masses”, you said? (laughs) For me, if you didn’t know, no one, I repeat, no one can silence me, on matters I know well, facts, and what I stand for! Social media “masses” are a small minority, but since politics is like money, every cent counts! Let me burn down dt can of worms!” Bantariza responded to a one Ugandan Panther who has earlier threatened him that, “Shameless arrogant out of touch @Bantariza opened a can of worms and is facing the wrath of the mases… too blind to notice and apologize boosting with 3guns against 44m Ugandans. The worst is yet to come after the ignorance you displayed.”

Here are some of the exchanges between Bantariza and Ugandans who were angered by his comment:

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Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You: Expect Traffic Jam In Kampala Tomorrow, The President Is Walking, Police Releases Traffic Guidelines…

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Ugandan’s especially those who ply their trade in the dusty city of Kampala should be ready for heavy traffic Jam tomorrow as the president walks, don’t say we didn’t warn you.

According to a traffic management plan for Anti-corruption walk released by Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) Traffic Commander SSP Musinga Norman, most of the cars will not access the main roads in Kampala until the president finishes his assignment.

“On 4th December, 2019, H.E the President of the Republic of Uganda will lead the walk code named Anti- corruption walk. The walk is aimed at intensifying the fight against corruption. The walk will start from Constitutional Square to Kololo and a number of people are expected to participate in this walk,” the message from Musinga reads in part.

According to Musinga, Police has put the following traffic guidelines:

v The main route for the walk will be Buganda Road (Constitutional Square), Square I Road, Lumumba Avenue, High Court Round About, Speke Road, Standard Chartered Round About, Nile Avenue, UBC Round about, Nakumatti (Garden City) Round About, Jinja Traffic Lights, Jinja Road, Wampewo Round About, Wampewo Avenue, up to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds.

v Traffic along Kampala Road will be restricted from Bombo Road at Kyagwe Road and Lugogo Bypass.

v VVIPs with stickers will park inside High Court and Grand Imperial Parking and will access through Kampala Road.

v The participants will be dropped off at City Square along Kampala Road and the vehicles will park at the designated parking areas which include City High School, UMI, Forest Mall Lugogo, Hotel Africana.

v Motorists heading to the City Centre from Wandegeya will be diverted at Nakasero Road; Lumumba Avenue (French Embassy), George Street to Kyagwe Road.

v There will be restricted access to Nile Avenue; hence traffic will be diverted at Pilkington Road (UMEME), Speke Road at Post Office, Saidi Barrie at Parliamentary Avenue, Shimon Road at ABSA Bank.

v Traffic to the City Centre via Accacia Avenue will be diverted at Fairway Traffic Lights to Wandegeya.

v Traffic along Yusuf Lule Road towards Jinja Road Traffic Lights and Garden City Roundabout will be diverted from Mulago Round about to Wandegeya.

v Motorists heading to Jinja will be diverted at Nasser/Nkurumah/Entebbe Road Junction to Clock Tower, Mukwano Road to connect to Industrial Area.

v Traffic to the City Centre via Mukwano Road will be diverted to Clock Tower.

v Traffic to the City Centre along Jinja Road will be diverted to Industrial Area at Fourth Street, Third Street, First Street and access the City Centre via 6th and 7th Streets to connect to Clock Tower.

v There will be restricted access to Kololo Ceremonial Grounds at Lower Kololo Terrace, Upper Kololo Terrace, Elgon Terrace, Philip Drive, Prince Charles Drive, Impala Avenue and Upper Kololo/Wampewo Avenue Traffic Lights.

v All motorists from Eastern route will be diverted at Namboole (Northern Bypass), Kinawataka Road, Spear Motors, Nakawa Traffic lights and Lugogo By pass to take different directions depending on where they are heading.

v The participants are advised to leave behind their personal cars.

v All motor cycles are not allowed to go beyond the cut off points.

v Participants will be allowed to access both venues after going through the security check points.

v The General Public is expected to comply with Traffic guidelines to avoid inconveniences.

By the way, don’t forget to walk as we fight against corruption.

By Josephine Kauma

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