Gen Tumwiine pokes holes in veterinary association.November 14, 2019 5:09 pm
By Damali Mukhaye
The minister for security, Gen. Elly Tumwiine has poked holes in the veterinary association, saying that they have not done much to liberate the poultry industry in the country.
Speaking during the Uganda veterinary association symposium, Gen Tumwiine says that there are only two qualified veterinary pharmacists in the country, hence sometimes, the available veterinary doctors prescribe wrong treatment for the sick animals.
He also notes that he has learnt that some veterinary doctors were issuing permits in districts that were still under Quarantine while other veterinary doctors have engaged in the politics of the areas they have been posted to hence being easily compromised.
He says that it is against this background that the issue of pesticides and various animal diseases are still affecting farmers because the Veterinary association is not organized and not well-coordinated to solve problems.
Man arrested for defiling a primary seven pupilNovember 14, 2019 4:39 pm
By Abubaker Kirunda
Police in Mafubira sub-county, Jinja is holding a 35-year old man for allegedly defiling a Primary seven pupil.
The suspect is said to have been spending nights with the minor who was telling the parents that she was sleeping at the Auntie’s place in Kyamagwa village in Mafubira sub-county.
His arrest was made by police in Mafubira commanded by Patrick Mugenyi.
Police said parents of the minor tipped them to go to the suspect’s home in Kyamagwa where they found him with the girl inside his house and arrested him.
Veterinary Association disappointed in Museveni's recent appointmentsNovember 14, 2019 4:28 pm
By Damali Mukhaye
The president of the Uganda Veterinary Medical Association, Sylvia Baluka has expressed disappointment with the appointment of musicians as advisers of President Museveni.
Baluka believes that Museveni should have chosen professionals who could do a better job than musicians.
Speaking during the ongoing veterinary symposium in Kampala, Baluka said their profession has for long been ignored by the government, noting that the president has only been meeting musicians, doctors and youth groups, but their efforts to seek audience with the president have often hit a dead end.
She says that the government also used to appoint veterinarians to advise various leaders in the country but that has stopped.
The latest additions to the long list of presidential advisers are local musicians Butcher Man, whose real name is Mark Bugembe and Catherine Kusasira as his special envoy to the ghetto and senior presidential adviser on Kampala respectively.
Lukwago judgement adjourned, judge on leaveNovember 14, 2019 3:28 pm
By Ruth Anderah
The High Court registrar Mary Ikit has adjourned the judgment for a case in which the state wants Kampala Lord mayor, Erias Lukwago to be sent to Luzira prison if he fails to pay a 50 million shillings court bond after a pastor’s wife he stood surety for in 2017 fled the country.
The judgment was scheduled to be delivered today but the High Court Judge,Yasin Nyanzi, who heard the application is away on annual leave.
Lukwago and two others including Benon Mugerwa and Henry Sempijja on February 23rd 2017, stood surety for 40 year old Sandra Ngabo Katebairwe, the wife to Pastor David Ngabo who is charged with obtaining money by false pretense.
She is also charged with forgery and presentation of false documents to obtain$ 68,530 (about Shs250m) from Jason Wu-Weiling a Chinese national.
However, Ngabo jumped bail and has never returned to court since then and her three sureties including Lukwago also failed to honor their terms including turning up in court willingly or through court summons.
This forced the trial magistrate to order Lukwago and the other two to produce the suspect in court or pay the 50 million shillings bail money or serve six months in Luzira prison.
"The big day is finally here," says an excited HamzaNovember 14, 2019 12:34 pm
Hamza Ssebunya has finally spoken to the public ahead of his introduction ceremony that is slated today at Rema Namakula’s parent’s home in Nabbingo, Bataka.
Dr. Hamza revealed that he is happy that the long awaited day has finally arrived amidst public gossip and intimidation.
“I am so happy that the day is here,” Hamza said on BBS TV before setting off to Nabbingo.
Hamza together with his family and friends gathered at Kabira International Club where they had prayers and agreed to meet at Trinity College Nabbingo before continuing to Rema’s parent’s home.
The groom and his convoy have traveled in luxurious cars like Rolls Royce and Mercedes which has left very many people envious.
Rema first publicized the news of her new lover towards the end of August 2019, leaving her long time ex-lover and fellow artiste Eddy Kenzo. Kenzo and Rema were dating for close to five years before calling it quits. The couple have one child.
Last month, Rema posted pictures on her Facebook wall of the Buganda traditional visit ceremony known as ‘kukyala’ where Hamza was welcomed at her aunt’s place and introduced as her fiancé to her relatives.
Museveni and Kagame to solve border issues - says KivejinjaNovember 14, 2019 11:10 am
By Ritah Kemigisa
The Second Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of East African Community Affairs Ali Kirunda Kivejinja says the border issue between Uganda and Rwanda will be solved by the two leaders, President Museveni and Kagame.
“The East African community is not involved in these issues. The two heads of state, both of Uganda and of Rwanda vowed that those matters should be left to them,” he said.
Kivejinja says that the East African Community can only get involved in these issues if the heads of state fail to come to a mutual agreement.
Kivejinja adds that the community is optimistic that mutual talks between the two leaders will end the tensions and fully revive cross border trade.
In line with the Memorandum of Understanding signed by Presidents Museveni and Kagame in Luanda, Angola in August this year, the Uganda-Rwanda ad hoc is due to meet in Kampala.
This is after two Ugandans, Job Byarushanga and BoscoTuhirirwe were over the weekend night shot dead by Rwandan security personnel one kilometer away from the Mpororo border post in Kamwezi sub country for allegedly smuggling Tobacco.