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    UMA ELECTION: Cindy Threatens To Quit Over New Voting Procedure, Calls It Illegal And Unfair…



    Musician Cindy

    Renown musician Cinderella Sanyu has vowed to quite the Uganda Musicians Association (UMA) Election if the electoral committee doesn’t change the voting procedure.

    This follows the long awaited statement from UMA Electoral Commission, which was released yesterday, clarifying on the new voting date.

    In a letter dated June 14th, 2022, UMA Electoral Commission chairperson, Mr. Geoffrey Ekongot disclosed that a decision was made to choose another election date and a more viable method of conducting the aborted elections.

    According to the statement, it was resolved that June 28th, 2022 will be the new date for the general election.

    “The election shall be held by secret ballot and the elections shall be carried at one polling centre in Kampala for proper supervision,” the statement read in part.

    Mr. Ekongot said that following guidance from the UMA Policy Board, they have decided that members across the country who want to vote will have to come and vote from Kampala.

    “It was a difficult decision to make considering the financial circumstances of some of our members, but it is the last option available.”

    When theGrapevine talked to musician Cindy Sanyu, who is standing for UMA presidency, she threatened to quit the race claiming she is not contented with the new voting procedure.

    “I don’t agree with it and I think it needs to be revised. UMA has National structures so if you are going to put the voting in Kampala, I think you have to make sure everybody has access to the voting grounds,” she told theGrapevine.

    She further wondered why UMA EC has not considered pertinent issues like transporting members, feeding them and accommodating them, especially those who are coming from upcountry.

    “We have supporters in Karamoja, Arua and Lira and those are people who need to travel a day before or else they might end up arriving when the election is done, what arrangement do they have for them?” she asked.

    Cindy furthermore revealed that she is ready to deliver her complaint in writing to the Electoral  Commission insisting that the new voting procedure is illegal and unfair.

    When theGrapevine talked to Semanda Mansur alias King Saha, about his opinion on the new election date and procedure, he declined to comment on the matter claiming he was busy.

    “I am very busy right now I can’t talk. I will get back to you.” he said.

    However, he did not get back to us by the time we filed the story.

    It should be noted that candidates in the race for the position of President include; Cindy, King Saha, Mutebi Ramathan alias Lord Bitemu.

    Those vying for the position of Vice President include, Kusiima Irene, Hanson Bariluno, Ojambo Andrew alias Daddy Andre, Mukiibi Sadat alias Khalifa Aganaga.


    By Kalamira Hope



    Angel Was A Thief, Vanessa Was A Night Dancer – The Ugly Tales Of Tycoon Lwasa And His Women…



    Tycoon Lwasa with Angel (L) and his new catch Vanessa (R)

    Masaka tycoon Lwasa Emmanuel has exposed how ex-wife, Lwasa Angel used to steal his money.

    “The other woman (Angel) was beautiful  but a typical thief. I used to leave money in my drawer and everytime I would come back, I wouldn’t find the money,” he said.

    Lwasa further revealed that one day, he left Shs.32m and on coming back, Angel had taken the money claiming she had problems.

    He added, “I struggled with Angel and our marriage ended at the Police Station. She was a thief to the extent that by the time she left, we had no child together.”

    Lwasa further revealed that there is a day he sent her to take Shs.24m to Masaka with instructions to give Shs.23m to his (Lwasa) business partners and remain with Shs.1m for herself.

    “The people who were supposed to receive the money called me complaining that they are not seeing the money. On calling Angel, she told me she was in the bar and vowed not to go anywhere.”

    Lwasa also disclosed how he got a shock of his life when he took Angel’s bride price and saw her family members fighting for it.



    Last week, Lwasa decided to introduce another woman, Vanessa Vanny.

    Suprisingly, the masaka tycoon was dumped by Vanessa on their introduction day.

    Lwasa narrated that he prepared everything for the introduction and also gave money to Vanessa to prepare from her side.

    However, on the day of the introduction, they travelled to Vanessa’s home in Mpambire, Mpigi district, and on reaching there, Lwasa got a shock of his life after being told that she (Vanessa) was not ready to introduce him to her family.

    With rejection and sorrow written all over his face, Lwasa told theGrapevine that he has finally surrendered and it is okay for Vanessa to go because she was a ‘night dancer.’

    He disclosed that she would get out of the house in the middle of the night as they are sleeping and would come back at 5:00am.

    Lwasa further adduced that he had gotten someone who was willing to give her medicine to stop night dancing but she has misused the opportunity.

    Whereas our efforts to reach Vanessa were futile, it is alleged that the decision to change her mind at the last moment was not hers but her family after finding out that on the day before the introduction, Lwasa called her and started throwing tantrums alleging that she was cheating on him with his driver.

    Lwasa’s relatives shokingly told theGrapevine that he is set to travel for surgery in India following a report from the doctors that he has a blood clot in his brain.


    By Kalamira Hope


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    We Want Our Money, We Are Tired Of Sleeping Hungry; Ebonies Actors Cry Out For Help – Dr. Bbosa Speaks Out…



    Some of the senior actors in ebonies

    Ebonies actors and actresses have cried out for help claiming that they are sleeping hungry and being chased out of houses for failing to pay rent.

    One actor who preferred to remain anonymous revealed to theGrapevine that the Ebonies management has spent close to three months without paying some of them.

    “We are tired of sleeping hungry, they are chasing us from houses of Shs.30,000 because we don’t have money to pay yet we keep working and entertaining people,” he said.

    She further revealed that on complaining to their boss, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Ebonies, told them to be patient with him because, at the moment, the company doesn’t have money.

    “He called us to a meeting where he started telling us how the company doesn’t have money. He told us to give him time to borrow money to pay us.”

    When theGrapevine reached out to Mr. Sam Bagenda alias Dr. Bbosa, one of the senior members of Ebonies who has spent many years in the acting industry, he refuted the allegations noting that it is not true that actors and actresses are not paid.

    “I already put out my statement on those issues a longtime and like I said, it is false,” he said.

    Bbosa added that their business is moving on so well that people are even enjoying the different plays at National Theatre.

    “People are just trying to get likes and subscriptions so they create information from nowhere but you should know when you are excelling in a certain field, you always have the negative energy trying to pull you down,” he divulged.

    Bbosa furthermore told this website that if one is not strong enough, only that can disorganise the whole progress.

    He then insisted that their business is moving on well and no one is complaining.


    By Kalamira Hope and Joel Wansaale


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    PICTURES:  Pastor Bujjingo Fills Up Kololo Grounds During Independence Night Prayers; Pr. Kayiwa Asks His Brother Kato Lubwama To Get Saved…



    Thousands of believers flocked Kololo Independence grounds to Pray, Praise and worship the Almighty God.

    This was during the Independence Night prayers organised by House of Prayer Ministries International pastor, Aloysious Bujjingo.

    Believers from different parts of the country and abroad withstood the rain to worship and pray from Friday 6:00am to Saturday 6:00am.

    Independence night prayers are organized every year every year towards independence.

    Pr. Bujjingo revealed that just like Uganda was able to get independence in 1962 from the British, he decided to organise these prayers to pray for believers so that they are liberated from whatever is distressing their lives.

    The theme for this year’s prayers was ‘Pursue, Overtake and Recover All’, from 1 Samuel 30:8 where King David inquired from God concerning launching an attack on Israel’s enemy, the Amalekites, “Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And He answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.”

    Pr. Bujjingo told believers that through constant prayer, trust and faith in the Almighty God, He will give them victory in anything that they need and pray for including fighting their enemies both seen and unseen just like He did for David.

    He further told believers to always depend and rely fully on God for a good life here on earth and also for the inheritance of eternal life.

    Believers were seen in deep prayer with some rolling on the floor as they were delivered from demons.

    During prayers, Pr. Bujjingo invited his spiritual father, Pr. Simeon Kayiwa, the Vice Chancellor for Kayiwa University who appreciated him so much for saving his brother former Member of Parliament, Kato Lubwama.

    Through a song, Pr. Simeon noted that Lubwama loves Pr. Bujjingo so much that he (Lubwama) tried to understand how to pray.

    “I know most of you people were not aware that Kato Lubwama is my biological brother and that we share the same mother,” he said.

    He added, “I know he is not saved but I believe one day he will because he loves you (Bujjingo) so much. Thank you for loving him too.”

    Bujjingo prayed through the rain which started at 2:00pm and stopped at 5;00pm leaving many socked in water but that did not stop them from worshiping and praying to God.

    During the night prayers at 11:00pm, Bujjingo introduced his wife, Suzan Makula and the couple excited believers when they danced the “kinyarwanda dance”.

    Over 2000 people gave their lives to Jesus Christ.


    By Kalamira Hope


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