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    Your Safety Is Guaranteed’: Gen. Muhoozi  Assures Ugandans, Investors Not To Be Scared Of Planned NUP Riots…



    CDF Gen. David Muhoozi

    The Chief of  Defence Forces Gen. David Muhoozi, has assured Ugandans that the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF), and Joint Security Task Force are ready to protect Ugandans and the business community from any threats of violence that are being peddled by  people said to be National Unity Platform (NUP) members and supporters.

    Gen. Muhoozi, who was responding to videos and audios circulating on social media  in which certain people are warning Ugandans about nationwide protests that are set to be held between February 3rd and 7th , noted that whoever is spreading these  threats should be treated with utmost contempt.

    “These messages going around, threatening Ugandans are contemptible. Ignore them. We will defend you. Go about your business. Your safety is guaranteed,” Gen. Muhoozi, who has since been appointed by the UPDF as one of the army representatives  to the 11th Parliament, tweeted.

    He reiterated  the warning issued by Deputy Inspector General of Police Maj. Gen. Paul Lokech, who assured Ugandans on Monday that they should not have any fear, because there will not be any riots in Kampala as  the people spreading the threats in the videos and audios on social media purport.

    Speaking about the videos that are spreading on social media, Maj. Gen. Lokech said that; “Some of  these videos we tracked them and found out that they are coming from abroad. We shall liaise with the host nations and see what we can do. Others that are coming from within the country, we are still tracking them.”

    However, the NUP spokesperson Joel Ssenyonyi has since refuted the allegations that the party, which is led by former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, is planning to hold any demonstrations in Kampala or anywhere else in the country.

    Ssenyonyi said that; “NUP as a party has not yet announced any demonstrations. We abide by the law and are following the justice system.”

    He added that; “This is a trap that is being hatched by some elements within government to  trick our supporters into coming out such that they can be abducted or killed.”


    By Grapevine Reporter


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    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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