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We Are Fade Up: KCCA PAC Members Vow To Resign Over Salaries

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Minister Benny Namugwanya

Members on the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) of Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) have threatened to resign over delayed salaries.

The members claim that they have not received any salary since February. The members add that to date they have even never been told how much salary they are supposed to earn.

The five-member committee is appointed by the Lord Mayor to serve for five years but are eligible for reappointment for only one more term. The current committee is headed by Bob Kabaziguruka while others include Pontian Kaweesa, Ms Maria Nabbanja Ssentamu, Ms Betty Bainomugisha Ntuhe and Mr. Michael Tugyetwena.

Section 58(13) sates that the expenses of the city’s PAC are charged on the consolidated fund, but it doesn’t stipulate how much members should earn.

When contacted, the state minister for Kampala Affairs, Benny Namugwanya said, that the matter was presented to Public Service ministry and the ministry was still reviewing the salary structure as directed by the President that’s why the process delayed.

She also begged the PAC members to be patient saying the salary review exercise has been completed.

However, the Principal Communications officer at the ministry of Public Service, Joseph Ngobi punched holes in the Minister’s Remarks saying that, the ministry of public service has not yet received any communication from KCCA in regards to the salary of the PAC committee members.

“ I have consulted with the responsible officers in the ministry but they are all saying there is no communication to that effect,” Ngobi said.

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Leave State Institutions To Function Independently If You Want To Test Democracy And Stability As You Allege – FDC Tell Museveni

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Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has advised President Museveni to let state institutions have their independence so that they can function normally.

Through their twitter handle today, the Najjanankumbi based party made it clear that Mr. Museveni is supposed to distance himself from Security organs, state institutions and even the Central bank, for democracy and stability to flourish.

FDC was responding to Mr. Museveni’s Tweet where he asked the opposition to rally their supporters to join the ruling party in NRM in fighting electoral violence and monetarization of politics, to give democracy and stability a chance to flourish in Uganda.

A few days ago, Mr. Museveni gave a green light to the much awaited National Dialogue process.

By Remmy Atugonza

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Bobi Wine To Visit Sick Grand Mother Who Went Into Coma When Told That He Was Beaten To Near Death

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Bugiri Municiplaity legislator Hon. Asuman Basalirwa who also doubles as the lawyer for Kyadondo East legislator Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu has warned police not to criminalise the joy and excitement that Ugandans want to show Kyagulanyi who is returning from the United states tomorrow.

Addressing Journalists this afternoon at chapter 4 offices, Basalirwa said that Bobi Wine left this country peacefully therefore his return should also be peaceful.
“The constitution prohibits any form of discrimination and application of the law. So, we demand that police should not exhibit any double standards,” Basalirwa warned. According to Basalirwa, the Kyadondo East legislator will be received by his lawyers since they are the ones who saw him off. He will proceed to Najjankankumbi to see his grand mother who went into coma when she was told that her grandson (Bobi Wine) was arrested and tortured to near death in Arua. He will then proceed to Kamwokya where he will have lunch with his family members and then proceed to his home in Magere.

While responding to the comments from Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima, Basalirwa cautioned the general public to be careful because any one who will cause havoc during Kyagulanyi’s return will not be part and partial of the People’s Power.
“We have learnt that there is a move by some goons who have been hired to cause havoc tomorrow. Any havoc caused tomorrow will be well coordinated by the security operatives,” Basalirwa stated. He urged the police to mind their business and stick to keeping law and order. Police should be preoccupied with the so many security concerns in this country. Let them leave Bobi wine alone. They should be present when we need them,” he Added.

 Government Can’t Use Bobi’s Medical Records – Basalirwa

In the same learning, Basalirwa laughed at government mouthpiece Ofwono Opondo’s statement that Bobi Wine should submit his medical report to the medical board so that they may compare it with what they got before he left. In an interaction with the Grapevine, Basalirwa disclosed that Bobi Wine was only asked questions by the medical board and not examined so they have nothing to compare.

“Dont tell me of Opondo’s statements, I was there in hospital and Kyagulanyi was just asked questions not examined it was only Hon. Zaake who was examined. Opondo is just a loud speaker,” Basalirwa told this website.

Basalirwa also laughed off Kayima’s statement that Entebbe residents asked police for protection during Bobi Wine’s return. Basalirwa said that maybe those complaining shifted there overnight. “Besigye, Geatanno, Museveni though he is no longer popular and many others were welcomed with pomp, what’s different about Kyagulanyi. The law shouldn’t be applied in discrimination,” he concluded.

By Remmy Atugonza

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PHOTOS: Eyewitnesses Narrate How Afande Kirumira And Woman Were Gunned Down

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News coming in indicates that unknown gunmen have allegedly shot former Buyende District Police Commander (DPC) Muhamad Kirumira alias Mwoyo gwa Gwanga.

Kirumira was shot with a woman (who some eye witnesses claim was the wife) in Bulenga a Kampala suburb as they approached their home. He was driving home in his Toyota car registration number UAJ 228U, the woman was seated in the front seat while Kirumira was in the driver’s seat. They were coming from a friend’s function in Seguku.

According to eyewitnesses, the assailants were moving on a bodaboda. They parked infront of Kirumura’s car and fired live bullets at the car, they later drove off to mityana.

Another eye witnesses told the Grapevine that the two people who shot Kirumira were traveling on a Bajaj boxer boda boda and they were putting on black jackets, he says when they had the bullets, they tried to take cover.

Kirumira and the woman have been rushed to hospital.

We shall keep you posted…

 

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