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Supreme Court Registrar Reveals Secrets Of How The Supreme Court Justices Determined The Controversial Age Limit Case…

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Anguandia Godfrey Opifeni, a Registrar at the Supreme Court, the highest court in the land has revealed shocking secrets of how the seven justices of this court determined the controversial age limit case.

In an affidavit sworn in his capacity as the registrar of the Supreme Court which is going to be used as evidence by the Attorney General against city lawyer Male Mabirizi on the age limit appeal in the East African court of justice, Opifeni told court that he is the one responsible for inter alia, arranging sessions, attending court, delivering of judgements and rulings on behalf of the Supreme Court justices when called upon to do so, issuing court process and taxing bills of costs.

He added that he is has vast knowledge of what happened during the filling and determination of the age limit appeal.

“I know that on 26th November 2018, all parties were summoned to the Supreme Court for a pre-hearing conference of the appeal and court gave direction to the parties on how to file written submissions and fixed the hearing of the appeal,” Opefini noted. 

He denied Mabirizi’s claims that he was the one who forced justice Richard Buteera off the panel which was going the hear the appeal. He stated that justice Buteera only sat in for justice Eldad Mwangusya who was out of the country during conferencing and all this happened in an open court. 

He revealed that on the 16th and 17th December 2018, Mabirizi wrote to the Supreme Court expressing his desire to make recusal application against the Chief Justice Bart Katurebe and justice Jotham Tumwesigye. He noted that the Chief Justice and other justices summoned all parties including Mabirizi who they tasked to explain why he wanted justices recused from the panel which was going to hear his appeal.  Opefeni revealed that Mabirizi first requested that recording equipments be switched off because he did not want his recusal application be captured on the record which was granted.

He further nailed Mabirizi that he voluntarily abandoned his recusal application and requested to proceed with the matter, he was directed to put the withdraw of his application in writing which he did. He downplayed Mabirizi’s claim that he was not given enough time to submit his case, he said that Mabirizi was given reasonable time like other lawyers in the case. 

He also revealed that after hearing of the case, the CJ Katurebe, on 28th December 2018 gave other justices on the panel a draft of his preliminary judgement for debate before the final judgement for ruling.

He said that Mabirizi protested the delay by the Supreme Court to deliver their judgement beyond the stipulated time of 60 days but they responded to him that the justices were working on their final judgements which was later delivered. Opefeni told court that the CJ was available in all the preceding and challenged Mabirizi’s claim that he was not physically and mentally fit to the extent that he failed to read his final judgement. He assured the East African justices that all the justices on the panel determined the age limit case without fear or favor.

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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State House Disowns Kusasira, Buchaman: They Are Not Entitled To Salary…

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Appearing before the Presidential Affairs Committee, State house comptroller, Lucy Nakyobe has said that musicians Catherine Kusasira and Mark Bugembe alias Buchaman are not Presidential Advisors because the president has not yet put their appointment in writing.

Nakyobe and a team from the State house had appeared before the committee to Present the institution’s budget estimate.

The repport compiled by the State House team shows that there were no changes in the amount estimated for Presidential Advisors’ salaries even though the President had appointed a few more in 2019.

When the MPs on the committee tasked the comptroller on the salaries of presidential advisors, Nakyobe said, “It is for that reason that they are not entitled to salary as State House staff.”

Recently, the Ministry of Public Service made it clear that Kusasira and Buchaman were not civil servants yet and are not entitled to the salary.

“The appointments are based on one’s social standing, it can be on technical competence, but we have not seen Buchaman and Kusasira’s appointments,” David Karubanga the State Minister for Public service said.

Late last year, President Museveni announced the appointment of Catherine Kusasira and Buchaman as advisors.

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Pastor Bujjingo Is A Revolutionist Of Our Time, Like Martin Luther, God Is Using Him To Bring Revival To Our Nation: He Has Forced Us To Read The Bible To Defend Our Faith – Edward Kabunga…

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Edward Kabunga has praised House of Prayer’s ministries International Pastor Alouysious Bujjingo as a revolutionist of our time for forcing Ugandans to search the scriptures and defend the faith.

Kabunga equated Bujjingo to Martin Luther, a German priest and theologian of the Protestant Reformation who taught that salvation and, consequently, eternal life are not earned by good deeds but are received only as the free gift of God’s grace through the believer’s faith in Jesus Christ as redeemer from sin, even though the ‘men of God’ during Luther’s time preached that salvation was earned through good deeds.

Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo has caused a storm in the religious circles and has come under fire over a statement he made recently on marriage vows.

According to Bujjingo, there is no scripture in the Holy Book that says that married people can only separate when one of them is dead. Bujjingo says that because of this unbiblical vow, so many people including religious leaders have lost their lives and many are suffering silently in abusive marriages and can’t come out because they made the vow.

Bujjingo even challenged those who are against him to come to his Salt Media TV/radio station and they have a live open debate by reading the scriptures live on TV.

Those who support Bujjingo say that the marriage vow is from the Book of Common Prayers (BCP) which was authored by English Reformation following the break with Rome.

Wikipedia says, “Book of Common Prayer (BCP) is the short title of a number of related prayer books used in the Anglican Communion, as well as by other Christian churches historically related to Anglicanism. The original book, published in 1549 in the reign of Edward VI, was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome.

Some examples of well-known phrases from the Book of Common Prayer are:

  • “Speak now or forever hold your peace” from the marriage liturgy.
  • “Till death us do part”, from the marriage liturgy.[e]
  • “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust” from the funeral service.
  • “From all the deceits of the world, the flesh, and the devil” from the litany.
  • “Read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest” from the collect for the second Sunday of Advent.
  • “Evil liver” from the rubrics for Holy Communion.
  • “All sorts and conditions of men” from the Order for Morning Prayer.
  • “Peace in our time” from Morning Prayer, Versicles.

However, those against Bujjingo, led by Rt. Rev. Johnson Twinomujuni, the Bishop of West Ankole, maintain that the vow is biblical.

Below is Edward Kabunga’s submission verbatim:

The message of Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo is like that of the Revolutionist Martin Luther because it has caused many to read their Bible. This is a blessing in disguise. Just like in the dead lion killed by Samson; when he went back, he found honey in it!

God can use anything or anyone to bring revival. In our days, He has decided to use pastor Aloysius Bujjingo to bring revival to our nations. The man has put the nation on tension!!! (Banange omusajja atutadde kubukenke obutalaba omutume Deo Mukasa Balabyekubbo)

The question is; ” Who is the beneficiary in what is happening to the church and nation?” In my opinion, God is the one benefiting from what is happening. Philippians 1:15-18

V15 Some indeed preach Christ from envy and rivalry but other from good will. V18 What then? Only that in every way whatever in pretence or truth Christ is proclaimed and in that rejoice.

NB: We are now in search for Scriptures in order to defend our faith. Don’t be angry with Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo.

(Tuli mukutikula byawandiikibwa emisana na kiro okwetasa!!nokunonya Katonda. Ekyo kyebayita okudda obugya abantu bonna okudamu okunonya ebyawandikibwa ku nsonga ezitalizimu. Kale Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo temunyigira!)

Pastor Aloysius Bujjingo is a vessel chosen in our generation to bring revival to the church and nations.

By Steven Edward Kabunga

16/01/2020

By Josephine Kauma

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Nawangwe In Trouble: Makarere University To Be Investigated And Sanctioned For Procuring Gowns From China – PPDA Boss Ssegawa…

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The acting Executive Director Public Procurement and Disposal of public asset Authority (PPDA) Uthman Ssegawa has criticized the process followed by Makerere University in procuring graduation gowns for its 70th graduation and threatened to investigate the process that the university fallowed.

While addressing the press today at Uganda Media Center in Kampala, Ssegawa said PPDA is going to investigate the whole process and the University (management and officials) will face the music.

“No government entity is allowed to make such kind of importations; any supply below one Billion should be locally produced. Makerere University student’s gown fall under this category, there was no need for the institution to import them from China because we have many producers in the country,” he insisted.

Makerere University has been on spot for importing the students’ gowns from china which did not come in time and created fear in some graduands.

The current providers in Uganda dealing in manufacturing clothing materials include Nyanza Textile in Jinja, Fine spinners and Sigma neat. Ssegawa added that PPDA Management has contacted the management at Makerere University to provide them with procurement files for the gowns.

“The PPDA law allows that even if you have a contract, it can be amended, we anticipate that Makerere University should have amended so that the suppliers who were contracted buy the resources from Uganda,” he said.

He added that the PPDA is undertaking a contract audit to find out what went wrong. He further applauded Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) for supporting the local companies by buying Uniforms from Ugandan companies and Uganda National Road Authority (UNRA) for awarding about 40% of Ugandans with employment opportunities.

By Josephine Kauma

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