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All set for issuance of international driving licenses -Gen Katumba Wamala

February 24, 2021 5:36 pmAll set for issuance of international driving licenses -Gen Katumba Wamala

By Juliet Nalwooga

Works and Transport minister Gen Katumba Wamala says all is set for the issuance of an International driving license.

Gen Wamala says on March 1st, the Uganda Security Printing Company (USPC) limited will start issuing the licenses through the Uganda Driving License system.

The 51% government-owned USPC takes over from the Face Technologies Company whose contract expired last year.

Gen Wamala says Ugandans will be able to access the service at all former face Technology offices across the country to attain the new International Standard Organisation (ISO) complaint driving license.

He has urged Ugandans currently using the temporary driving permits by face Technologies to renew them free of charge as they await the now 5-year driving license from USPC.


Seven inmates test Covid-19 positive in Busesa prison

February 24, 2021 5:33 pmSeven inmates test Covid-19 positive in Busesa prison

By Abubaker Kirunda

Seven inmates have tested positive for Covid-19 in Busesa government prison in Bugweri District.

The district head of the Covid-19 fight task force Richard Gulume says the affected inmates have been isolated for treatment.

Gulume who doubles as the RDC for Bugweri says the prison has a total of 182 inmates.

He said further screening for Covid-19 cases at the facility is to be done soon to reduce high tension and ensure the safety of inmates as they continue enforcing prevention guidelines.

Gulume advises residents to continue observing the Covid-19 guidelines to not only avoid arrest by law enforcers but to prevent further spread of the virus.

Wife forgives a husband for stealing Shs111.7m from her bank account

February 24, 2021 5:00 pmWife forgives a husband for stealing Shs111.7m from her bank account

By Ruth Anderah 

A wife has forgiven her husband in court who said to have been stealing her money while away abroad.

The wife through a state attorney  Viola Tusingwire tendered in a letter before the court indicating that they have settled and are no longer interested in the matter.

A 61-year-old Fred Kaliba a businessman and a resident of Kulambiro Village in Kampala had been battling with charges of theft of his wife’s $30465(about shs 111.7m)  from her account in KCB bank.

The prosecution says Kaliba between the year 2013 and 25th August 2015 at Kenya Commercial Bank  (KCB) in Kampala stole cash $30465  the property of his wife  Winfred Kaliba.

According to Winfred, her husband has been withdrawing money from her account using her ATM card while she is away in the United States for green pasture.


Debate on presidential term limit resumes today

February 24, 2021 12:29 pmDebate on presidential term limit resumes today

By Ivan Ssenabulya

The debate on the Constitutional Amendment Bill 2019, is to return to parliament this evening.

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga deferred the debate yesterday, after Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Ephraim Kamuntu asked for more time, for government to institute a constitutional review commission to table comprehensive constitutional amendments.

The Private Members Bill tabled by Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Nuwagaba, among other things; seeks to restore presidential term limits.

The committee on legal and parliamentary affairs chaired by West Budama MP Jacob Oboth-Oboth introduced a new provision for extension of the term of Parliament and other elected officials to seven years.

The Bill seeks to limit the number of terms for the president to just two.

The MPs, questioned how the extension of the term from five to seven years was smuggled into the bill, to come as a recommendation.

Kyagulanyi’s withdraw application to be published in the gazette first

February 24, 2021 12:25 pmKyagulanyi’s withdraw application to be published in the gazette first

By Ruth Anderah

The Supreme Court has adjourned an application filed by former presidential candidate Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu for purposes of it to be first published in the Uganda gazette and also pinned on the court’s notice board.

This morning, Kyagulanyi through his lawyer Medard Lubega Segona filed an application seeking to withdraw the petition that was seeking to nullify the victory of president Yoweri Museveni.

The case has been adjourned by 9 justices led by Chief justice Alfonse Owiny Dollo.

According to the law governing election petitions, the application must be supported by two affidavits of the applicant and his lawyer.

The National unity platform party filed its election petition before the Supreme court challenging  Museveni’s 14th January 2021 win.

In the petition, the NUP party wanted the supreme court to nullify Museveni’s win over vote-rigging among other electoral malpractices.

Man kills his lover's child to avenge love denial

February 24, 2021 11:30 amMan kills his lover's child to avenge love denial

By Juliet Nalwooga

Police in Zombo District are investigating circumstances under which a 4yrs old female juvenile was allegedly murdered.

SP Josephine Angucia the West Nile region police spokesperson says the deceased  Lajua Afoyorwoth, is a daughter to one Shamim Ozele, 30 from Awangkwa R village, Dindo parish, Padea Town council, Zombo District.

It’s alleged that on a fateful night yesterday Ozele left her two children sleeping only to find one of them dead after bleeding profusely through the nose and ears.

In the case she has filed to police, Ozele blames a  man yet to be identified who she claims has been advancing for a love affair from her but she declined. The suspect is currently on the run.

Police say a postmortem  has been done at  Paidha Health Centre 3 and the body handed over to relatives for burial as investigations continue