Wednesday, January 31, 2018

UGANDA: News round up for January 31, 2018

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1. African free trade area to start in March - President Museveni #NTVNews.The president said actualising the free trade area will solve the problem of fragmentation

2. Mbarara Mayor Kakyebezi Defies Museveni Directive On Taxis – [ChimpReports]
3. MTN has today fulfilled the shs1 billion pledge made at the Solidarity Summit on Refugees in June 2017 to support the Uganda government efforts to deal with the influx of refugees.Rob Shuter, the President and CEO of the MTN Group, while meeting Rt. Hon. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, the Prime...
4. Celebrated Brig. Kasirye Gwanga says wishes he was among the team that arrested Boda Boda 2010's Kitatta. Notes that he would have regretted the day he was born.[The insider.Ug].
5.Government through Education Ministry has entered into a formal agreement with six vocational colleges to be turned into centres of excellence[D.monitor].
6. Makerere University school of journalism lecturers snub classes over pay#NTVNews A notice signed by the Acting Head of the Mass Communication Department, Dr William Tayeebwa said the teaching staff had withdrawn their services over non-payment of incentives
7. Odinga TAKES OATH AS PEOPLE'S PRESIDENT.After days of anxiety and a postponement in December 12, 2017, Raila Odinga has taken ‘oath’ as the People’s President of the Republic of Kenya.
8.As a way of enabling Ugandans to tap into the oil and gas sector, the government of Uganda through the ministry of Education and Sports has signed a partnership with the Coventry University in the United Kingdom to train Ugandans in oil-related courses.[Nile Post]
9. Newly elected Ruhama County MP Moses Kahima has been sworn in as a member of parliament, he took the oath of allegiance today morning. #NTVNews
10. Coca-Cola to bring World Cup trophy to Uganda.[Eagle online].

11.CDF Muhoozi appears before land probe
The CDF's appearance at the land probe was in-camera -- see more at:
12. New Liberian President George Weah cuts his salary in his first State of the Republic address
13.South Sudan, the world’s ‘youngest’ country gained Independence in 2011, but two years later, in 2013, descended into a civil war ignited by differences between President Salva Kiir Mayardit and his erstwhile Vice President Riek Machar.[Eagle online].

14. Gov't Suspends 31 Suppliers over Forgery, Contractual Breaches[].
15. Museveni Meets Kagame Again Amid Tense Relations – [ChimpReports]
16. Boda Boda 2010 boss Abdallah Kitatta slapped with charges that attract the death penalty #NTVNews Kitatta was arrested on January 20, a day after CMI had apprehended his young brother, Huzairu Kiwalabye over the kidnap and killing of Case Hospital accountant, Francis Ekalungar.
17. However, according to the Director Uganda Blood Transfusion Service, Dr Dorothy Kyeyune, Ugandans should worry no more because currently there's enough blood to supply all hospitals and the crisis has been handled.

18. Kenya Government switches off Media houses .Kenya Communications Authority puts off air NTV, Citizen TV & radio as opposition insists on swearing in[]
19. Woman Found with Shs32m Ivory Remanded to Luzira – [ChimpReports]
20. NRM activists who were arrested last week, charged with unlawful assembly. The men were arrested on 23rd January, charged with unlawful assembly and remanded to Kigo prison #NTVNews
21. Zambia ordered to pay US$380m to Libyan investment arm for repossessing telecom.[Eagle online].
22.Tension as Crime Preventers are Demanded to ‘Denounce’ Kayihura[ChimpReports]
23. President Museveni has stopped government from recovering more than Shs200b from Uganda Telecom Limited (UTL) and instead directed that the debts be converted into shares in the debt-ridden telecommunication company.[D.monitor].
24. Kagame takes over as president of AU
25. Nakumatt Put under New Administration – [ChimpReports]
26. Kampala Capital City Authority - KCCA seals off Wink Lounge and Restaurant for allegedly selling Shisha.
27. FDC blasts Otto over 'Tubalemese' campaign“He is a misguided missile, very inconsistent, unworthy any attention Some MPs are paid by [President Yoweri] Museveni whenever they abuse FDC or Dr.Besigye," says the FDC women’s league spokesperson, Sarah Eperu
28. According to UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Lt Col Deo Akiiki, the four criminal offences attract a maximum sentence of death while one attracts life imprisonment respectively.
29. Speaker Kadaga warns Judges not to usurp Parliament's powers#NTVNews Kadaga, who was speaking at an event to mark the launch of the new law year, said that recently various courts and judicial officers had issued rulings and sermons which in effect undermined the separation of powers between the two arms of government.
30. President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni donates his book 'sowing the mustard seed' to African leaders, holds regional peace, security talks.[The insider.Ug].


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