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Father found guilty for defiling nine year old daughter

By Ruth Anderah High Court in Kampala has convicted a father for defiling his nine year old daughter while her mother was away for work. Majid Mukasa, who became jobless after being involved in a fatal car accident, has been convicted by High court Judge, Jane Francis Abodo. 31year Mukasa has further been remanded to Luzira prison until December 9th 2019 for sentencing. However, prosecution’s Joseph Kyomuhendo, has asked Court to hand Mukasa a 40year jail term to serve as a lesson to him and to deter other fathers from doing the same act. Kyomuhendo added that the convict had a duty to protect her daughter but instead decided to defile her. According to the evidence before Court, Mukasa defiled …

Refurbishment of Tororo-Gulu Railway to kick off in march-Gov’t

By Damali Mukhaye The government has earmarked the necessary funds from the European Union to kick-start refurbishment of the old meter Gauge Railway. The Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Works, Waiswa Bageya says they will start with refurbishment of the Tororo-Gulu line and later handle the Pakwach line. Bageya who declined to reveal the amount of money they have received from the European Union, says refurbishment of the lines start next year in March 2020. Completion of the repairs is expected to boost business between Mombasa, Malaba, Tororo, Mbale, Kumi, Soroti, Lira, Gulu and Pakwach respectively. He also says that the government, with funding from the Spanish government under “capacity building” will be able to purchase new trains to transport …

MPs frustrated over absence of CCTV footage in Zaake disciplinary case

By Faith Amongin MPs sitting on the rules, privileges and discipline committee have expressed concern over absence of CCTV footage in regard to what transpired between Mityana Municipality MP Francis Zaake and Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor Barnabas Nawangwe. Appearing before the committee as a witness, Nyiramahoro Annabelle, the District Police Commander of Parliament has submitted a one-minute footage from the CCTV which does not clearly show what transpired inside the conference hall of Parliament where the meeting and the alleged confrontation between Zaake and Prof Nawangwe happened. Nyiramahoro told the committee that they could not capture what exactly happened because there are no cameras inside the room but are only planted in the corridors. Committee chairperson Ongalo Obote Clement, …

Government set to compensate residents on Bukasa port

By Damali Mukhaye. The government has ear marked Shs15billion to start compensating residents of Bukasa in Kira Municipality, to pave way for the construction of the Bukasa Port which kicks off next year in July. According to the permanent secretary, ministry of works Waiswa Bageya, the government is supposed to compensate 2,700 project-affected residents and the estimated cost is about 29 billion shillings. He says that out of the required money for compensation, Shs15 billion has already been availed and compensation for the first batch of resident is set to commence. Bageya has asked all Ugandans to support the project because after its completion, transportation of Ugandans and their goods from Mombasa to Uganda will be eased.  

PHOTOS: Wizkid dedicates tonight’s concert to Mowzey Radio

Nigerian singer Wizkid, arrived earlier in the country and he is set to put up an enourmous show in memory of the late Ugandan and Goodlyf singer, Mowzey Radio. “Uganda love!!! Can’t wait!! RIP my bro Radio! We miss u forever! This one for u,” he posted on his twitter account.   Wizkid will perform today at Kololo Airstrip tonight at his show dubbed, ‘Dirty December’.   Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, known professionally as Wizkid, is a Nigerian singer and songwriter popular  for songs like Brown Skinned Girl, Joro, Daddy yo and Fever. He also sang Don’t Cry  with Uganda’s Mowzey Radia and Weasel.