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    Talking Too Much Won’t Solve This Problem We Have With Our Neighbors – Dombo Warns MPs To Stop Attacking Kenya…

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    NRM Director of Information, Emmanuel Lumala Dombo

    The Director of information in the National Resistance Movement (NRM), Emmanuel Lumala Dombo has advised Members of Parliament to keep calm and do only their job and leave the technical part off technical people.

    Dombo made the remarks in regards to the recent development where legislators in the Ugandan Parliament have expressed displeasure by the decision of the Kenyan government to ban maize import from Uganda.

    “We are partners who are not willing to be bullied. It is not a favour for our people to trade with Kenya. This has been going on for long and we need to have action taken,” one of the MPs, Hon. Abdu Katuntu who represents Bugweri county noted.

    Dombo described such reactionary statements as “unnecessary” when a section of the MPs have noted that the East African spirit is under attack, prompting the speaker to direct the Prime Minister to guide the country in what should be done next.

    “I listened to a number of MPs commenting on the decision by the Kenyan government to ban the importation of maize and poultry products from Uganda. Whereas it is painful for our businesses and farmers, it is important to handle the issue with caution so as not to escalate the issues beyond the current situation,” Dombo said.

    “It is important for government to establish the motive of the sustained actions by the Kenyan government or the philosophy behind such decisions. I would rather the MPs limit themselves to expressing concern and calling on government to establish whether the claims by the Kenyan government are legitimate and what could be done to ensure that we amicably overcome the current impasse,” he added.

    Dombo noted that besides that, the MPs can as well refer the matter to the Parliamentary Committee on Trade so that it can inquire into this matter other than hurrying to make unresearched resolutions that may have far reaching effects or that may be misinterpreted by Uganda’s neighbors.

    “This is not in anyway intended to demean or undermine anyone or any institution from playing their roles, but an appeal for a cautious approach in order to deescalate the situation. I know one word to a wise person is enough,” Dombo warned.

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    You Can Claim Your Money Through Stanbic Bank – Governor Mutebile To Africell Users…

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    The governor of Bank of Uganda, Tumusiime Mutebile has advised Africell users to claim their money on the Africell mobile money platform through Stanbic bank.

    “All Africell mobile money customers are advised to approach Stanbic Bank with their identification details and an alternative phone number or bank account to which payment shall be made,” Mutebile said in a statement released today.

    He added that Stanbic Bank will pay the beneficiaries over a period of ninety days with effect from 8, October, 2021.

    “After the expiry of this period, the details of any unpaid beneficiaries and the respective amounts shall be transferred to Bank of Uganda,” Mutebile noted.

    He also noted that Africell subscribers can obtain guidance from Stanbic Branches across the country.

    Africell has been offering mobile money services during it’s operations but announced last month that they have closed shop in Uganda and will cease all operations today October, 7, 2021.

    According to the Governor, Africell has been partnering with Stanbic Bank on mobile services.

    “The Central Bank will continue to safeguard the stability and integrity of financial sector,” he concluded.

     

    By Hope Kalamira

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    Run Away From Destructive Politics – Amb. Walusimbi Cautions Ugandans In United Arab Emirates…

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    Amb. Abbey Walusimbi, the Senior Presidential Advisor on Diaspora Affairs has applauded the Ugandan Community in United Arab Emirates for their contribution to the country’s economic growth.

    Amb. Walusimbi said this after a meeting with President Yoweri Tibuhaburwa Museveni during the ongoing Dubai 2020 Expo. Walusimbi said that the contribution of Ugandans living and working in UAE can’t be over emphasized.

    “In past few years, your financial contributions back home have been estimated close to one billion dollars something that has greatly supported our economy,” Walusimbi said.

    “I trust that if we don’t let divisive politics eat our core, you can do more than this and we have faith in your hard work and generous spirit to see Mama Uganda at the top,” he added.

    Walusimbi also said that Dubai Expo is an opportunity for all Ugandans to showcase the uniqueness of the country’s natural resources, culture and good nature.

    During the meeting, State Minister National Guidance and ICT, Joyce Sebugwawo requested that government should finalize arrangement and negotiations with its counterparts in regard to the minimum wage.

    “We also request that government sets up a shelter to house Ugandans in distress as well as setting aside a few tickets every month that can be used to repatriate Ugandans stranded in the foreign country,” she added.

     

    By Hope Kalamira

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    Mobilise Rich People To Invest In Uganda – Museveni Woos UAE Investors…

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    President Museveni told investors in United Arab Emirates (UAE) that Uganda is one of the best destinations for investment in the world.

    Museveni said this on Saturday evening during a meeting with different prospective investors from different organizations at St.Regis Hotel in Abudhabi, UAE.

    “You can mobilise the rich people to come and invest in Uganda mainly in the sectors of steel production, fertilizers, energy and agro-processing,” he said.

    “We have the raw materials which makes it cheaper for production,” he added.

    The First Chairman of the Board of Directors, Abu Dhabi Chamber of  Commerce, Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Aarmal also revealed that they have a factory already in Uganda that exports fruits, vegetables and fish among other products to the United Arab Emirates.

    The Chamber of Commerce coordinates all business people in agriculture, industries, infrastructure and service in Abu Dhabi.

    “I am here to tell you that in Uganda there potential products, and infrastructure is good and there is market,” Museveni emphasized.

    Streit Group is also currently constructing a factory for armored vehicles in Nakasongola and is expected to start its operations in November this year.

    The President said apart from the 42 million Ugandans, there is a market for the 1.4billion Africans where one can sell their products if they chose to invest in Uganda.

    “Then you have the market of USA, European Union and china where we were allowed to sell our products,” he added.

     

    By Hope Kalamira

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