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    Uganda Will Host WC Qualifiers At Kitende – CAF Confirms…

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    St. Mary's Stadium, Kitende

    The Uganda National soccer team, The Cranes will not have to host the forthcoming Africa 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers away from home as earlier on feared.

    St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende is one of the 56 stadia approved by CAF to host the International qualifiers that will get underway in June this year.

    Apparently, the Federation of Uganda Football Associations (FUFA) had already contacted Tanzania, citing a possibility that the Kitende based Stadium would be left out.

    After a thorough inspection of the Stadium however, a detailed report was sent to CAF and FIFA who in return made an urgent follow up with yet another team for re-inspection before finally allowing Uganda to play home games at St. Mary’s Stadium.

    Uganda will therefore play three games at Kitende, first, hosting Mali on Matchday two slated for between 11th to 14th June 2021.

    Uganda will then play two more consecutive matches at home after Matchday three – Matchday four and five between 5th to 7th September 2021 and 6th to 9th October 2021 respectively.

    St Mary’s Stadium has hosted three high profile Caf engagements in the recently concluded AFCON 2021 qualifiers, the CAF Champions League and Confederations Cup.

    Cranes hosted the last two matches of the AFCON 2021 qualifiers against South Sudan and Burkina Faso at the St Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.

    The Cranes are pooled in Group E alongside Mali and neighbours Kenya and Rwanda.

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    UMEME Is A Mistake – M7 Insists…

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    President Yoweri Museveni has reiterated that UMEME, a leading power distributer in Uganda is a mistake.

    According to Museveni, the country ought to get a quick way out of the UMEME “trap”.

    “The cost of electricity is distorted by the mistakes committed by some of our actors without my knowledge. Especially the mistakes of Bujagali and UMEME,” Museveni said as he addressed the nation at the Kololo Independence Grounds.

    The President faults UMEME for the increased cost of electricity and the disruptions in the industry sector.

    “The high cost is caused by these. We shall see how to get out of this mistake. We shall see how to get out of this mistake,” he insisted.

    The president believes that the government can get over UMEME to avoid other mistakes and use other means to distribute electricity to some industrial parks.

    “For some industrial parks, we shall supply power straight without going through UMEME,” he said. It is not yet even a month ever since Museveni castigated UMEME.

    It is the second time in just weeks that the president is hitting at the company for “failing industrialization” and as a result, affecting job creation because electricity tariffs were high.

    In his speech during Labour Day Celebrations at state house Entebbe, Museveni said;

    “They went behind and then brought something called UMEME. What is this for? A private company, looking for profits, you make it a middleman between the generation of electricity and the final consumers, including the factories which you want to create jobs. What’s this, what are you looking for?” the President furiously asked.

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    Pr. Bujjingo Waters Down Mediation In Divorce Case Against Wife As Justice Murangira Proposes UNRA Boss Kagina To Help…

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    Pastor Aloysius Bugingo and Teddy Naluswa

    House of Prayer International Ministries senior Pastor Aloysious Bujjingo has watered down the mediation process in divorce case with wife, Pastor Teddy Naluswa.

    Apparently, the Executive Director of Uganda National Roads Authority, Allen Kagina has been proposed as the new mediator between the two pastors after recommendation from the High Court in Kampala.

    However, on Monday, Bujjingo told Justice Joseph Murangira of the High Court family Division that he does not want his case to go through mediation as it has been in all civil matters.

    “My lord, what I wanted this Court to do for me is to hear the case without going through the mediation process,” Bujjingo is quoted telling the presiding Judge.

    Last month Bujjingo through his lawyer Ronald Ruhinda rejected Bishop Joshua Lwere who was proposed by Court to mediate both parties on biased grounds. Bugingo accuses Bishop Lwere the General secretary of the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostals Churches of Uganda of maligning his name in 2019 of being an abuse to the born again community.

    Pastor Bujjingo through his lawyer Ronald Ruhinda rejected the earlier proposed mediator Bishop Joshua Lwere, the National Fellowship of Born Again Pentecostal churches of Uganda citing that Bishop Lwere exhibited bias in July 2019 when he allegedly badmouthed Bujjingo in a press statement.

    Naluswa is interested in the proposed mediation, but Pastor Bujjingo is not interested in the process.

    He wants court to proceed and hear the case without going through mediation.

    The pastor vowed never to go back to, or even discuss anything with Naluswa even if God comes back.

    High Court Judge Justice Joseph Murangira gave the parties one last chance to explore the option of mediation within three weeks, stating that if the final mediation process fails, the case will be heard.

    In 2019, Pastor Bujjingo filled a divorce case at Kajjansi Chief Magistrates’ Court against his wife seeking for the dissolution of his marriage.

    By Alirabaki Sengooba

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    Gen. Katumba To Burry His Murdered Daughter On Martyr’s Day…

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    General Katumba at his Najjera home

    Doctors at MediPal Hospital in Kololo have confirmed that former Chief of Defense Forces Gen Edward Katumba Wamala is in good health and will be allowed to attend the burial of his slain daughter Brenda Nantongo.

    Brenda Katumba, who was killed together with their driver, Haruna Kayondo on Tuesday morning at Kisasi in Kampala in a failed attempt at assassinating her father is to be buried on Thursday (Martyrs Day).

    According to Christ Katumba Kigunddu, Gen. Katumba’s eldest son, burial will take place at 4pm at Kikandwa, Kasawo in Mukono district.

    After her burial, the family will head to Masaka to bury their grandmother (Gen. Katumba’s mother-in-law) who was meant to be buried on Tuesday but was cut short by the Kisasi attack on Gen. Katumba, who was being driven to Masaka for the said burial.

    The burial had to be postponed, family says. She will now be buried on Thursday, same day as her granddaughter.

    Meanwhile, UPDF spokesperson, Brig. Flavia Byekwaso has reassured that the UPDF has provided maximum security to Gen Katumba.

    “Right now he has a lot of security around him. I would encourage those looking for him to give up because they can’t get to him,” she said.

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