Why a Very Busy President Should Worry All Ugandans

[Monitor] Possibly, never in his reign of 31 years, has the President of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Museveni, been busier as he is in this so-called ‘Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo’ (a term of office characterised by only seriousness.)

[Monitor] Possibly, never in his reign of 31 years, has the President of Uganda, Gen. Yoweri Museveni, been busier as he is in this so-called 'Kisanja Hakuna Mchezo' (a term of office characterised by only seriousness.)

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

New Law Blocks Narcotics Route Through Uganda

[Monitor] In 2014, at Nsambya Police Barracks, Grace Akullo, the director of Criminal Investigations Directorate, vented her anger as 159.68 kilogrammes of narcotic drugs worth Shs109 billion were publicly destroyed.

[Monitor] In 2014, at Nsambya Police Barracks, Grace Akullo, the director of Criminal Investigations Directorate, vented her anger as 159.68 kilogrammes of narcotic drugs worth Shs109 billion were publicly destroyed.

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Finance System Failure Delays County Staff Salaries

[Nation] County government workers who have not received their March salaries will have to wait longer following the breakdown of the Integrated Financial Management System (Ifmis).

[Nation] County government workers who have not received their March salaries will have to wait longer following the breakdown of the Integrated Financial Management System (Ifmis).

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Musician Jaguar Charged Over Reckless Driving After 2 Die in Crash

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Popular musician Charles Kanyi alias Jaguar has been charged with careless driving leading to the deaths of two people on the Makutano-Sagana Road.

[Capital FM] Nairobi -Popular musician Charles Kanyi alias Jaguar has been charged with careless driving leading to the deaths of two people on the Makutano-Sagana Road.

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Police Assault Nkombo; Harass Journalists In Midnight Raid On Hichilema’s Residence

Police have assaulted Mazabuka Central UPND member of parliament Gary Nkombo when he tried to enter UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s residence in a midnight raid. Nkombo, who was informed of the raid and rushed to Hichilema’s residence, was met with … Continued

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Police have assaulted Mazabuka Central UPND member of parliament Gary Nkombo when he tried to enter UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema’s residence in a midnight raid. Nkombo, who was informed of the raid and rushed to Hichilema’s residence, was met with full force and thrown to the ground. The parliamentarian regained composure after a while and was rushed to hospital where he has obtained a medical report. Muvi TV journalist Alexander Musokotwane was not spared from the fracas when he went to the scene to cover the episode. Police attempted to delete footage of their raid at Hichilema’s house. Musokotwane was briefly detained and harassed before being released. A heavy presence of police was deployed at Hichilema’s house overnight where it denied even the opposition leader’s lawyers entry. The police raided Hichilema’s house in relations to a road incident in Mongu at the weekend where he was forced out of the road by President Edgar Lungu’s motorcade which did not have a proper escort to clear the way as is usually the case when the head of state is on official duty. The armed cops forcibly gained entry into the premises and fired teargas at the opposition leader’s house without regard to the children and other occupants. International lawyer Elias Munshya Wa Munshya has condemned the raid saying it was unconstitutional and unlawful. Munshya says police must follow the proper procedure in arresting Hichilema because he was not a common criminal who had refused to respond to a call-out. The post Police Assault Nkombo; Harass Journalists In Midnight Raid On Hichilema’s Residence appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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What Chief Minister? It’s Mudavadi or No Nasa

[Capital FM] Nairobi -As the National Super Alliance co-principals retreated to deliberate on who among the them will be the presidential candidate in the August General Election, a section of Musalia Mudavadi’s supporters held demonstrations demanding…

[Capital FM] Nairobi -As the National Super Alliance co-principals retreated to deliberate on who among the them will be the presidential candidate in the August General Election, a section of Musalia Mudavadi's supporters held demonstrations demanding he be named the flag-bearer.

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FLASHBACK: PF Cadres Block Veep’s Motorcade

August 3, 2010 Suspected PF cadres yesterday blocked Vice-President George Kunda’s motorcade as he was heading to Ndola International Airport after addressing a campaign rally in Chifubu Township. And more than five MMD supporters including the daughter of the party’s … Continued

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August 3, 2010 Suspected PF cadres yesterday blocked Vice-President George Kunda’s motorcade as he was heading to Ndola International Airport after addressing a campaign rally in Chifubu Township. And more than five MMD supporters including the daughter of the party’s aspiring candidate Frank Ng’ambi were yesterday beaten by suspected PF cadres who descended on them after they stopped the vehicle in which they were travelling on Kwacha Road in Ndola. In Kitwe, suspected PF cadres on Sunday stormed Radio Icengelo with the view of attacking three former Patriotic Front (PF) Secretaries General when they featured on the radio station on Sunday. In the Ndola incident yesterday, PF cadres who were in a convoy which included a vehicle in which PF leader Michael Sata was travelling disobeyed traffic police orders to stop to give way to the vice-president’s motorcade which was heading northwards to the airport. A female police officer who tried to block the PF convoy was almost hit by the vehicles. Copperbelt Minister Mwansa Mbulakulima condemned the development. Ndola district police commanding officer Stella Libongani said police had received a report and investigations into the matter had been launched. Mr Mbulakulima said opposition cadres blocked Mr Kunda’s motorcade, which was forced off the road at Ndola Fire Brigade along Nkana road to give way to a convoy of vehicles which included that of PF leader Michael Sata heading southwards to Chifubu. Mr Mbulakulima, who is MMD Chifubu campaign manager, said it was unfortunate that Ndola had started experiencing some cases of violence after the arrival of Mr Sata, whom he alleged was accompanied by scores of imported cadres. “It is unacceptable that a good number of people were beaten and vehicles damaged by some PF thugs. Why do we have a situation where some people from outside Ndola are now breaking the law with impunity; after all the parties participating in the elections pledged to see to it that the violence which happened in Mufumbwe does not repeat itself in Chifubu,†he said. Mr Mbulakulima said as provincial minister, he would see to it that those who had intention to bring chaos in Chifubu would be visited by the law. He said he would not allow a situation where the electorate was intimidated and harassed before they cast their votes. He said the MMD would not retaliate despite being provoked because the ruling party does not want to be detracted because victory was certain with or without the intimidation of voters. But PF campaign manager Willie Nsanda said the problem could have been caused by the fact that the vice-president used the same route to go to the airport when Mr Sata was heading for a rally in Chifubu. “People were just excited today but I think the incident could have happened due to the fact that the route the vice-president used when going to the airport was the same one used by Mr Sata when coming from the airport,†he said. Mr Ngambi confirmed that his daughter Lukundo 16, Clement Bweupe, the driver of the vehicle which had MMD campaign posters were rushed to the hospital where they received treatment after being beaten by the PF cadres. Later, police in Ndola yesterday fired teargas canisters to disperse MMD and PF cadres who fought running battles at Chifubu market after the rallies held in the constituency. The Times team which rushed to scene found police keeping vigil at Chifubu market as cadres from both sides stonned each other. Four people were injured in the fracas which started around 18:00 hours. By Press time, cadres from both sides were seen still camped at Chifubu market. In Kitwe, the cadres allegedly led by Kitwe Deputy Mayor Chileshe Bweupe camped at the entrance to the radio station waiting for the trio to finish the programme. The trio who confirmed the incident castigated PF cadres and described their behaviour as cowardice. But when contacted, Mr Nsanda denied having sent the PF cadres to go and attack the trio and said Mr Bweupe went to the radio station to go and place advertisements. But Mr Edward Mumbi, Edwin Lifwekelo and Charles Chimumbwa who had to be escorted out of the Radio station by police said they had to quickly alert Copperbelt Commanding Officer Antoneil Mutentwa who in turn instructed officers from Riverside Police station to provide escort for them. Mr Mumbi said it was shameful for the PF cadres to think the three former PF secretaries had no right to go to Radio Icengelo and tell the Zambians why they left the PF. The three featured on the Radio station where they said they left the PF due to alleged lack of internal democracy and unity of purpose. [ Times of Zambia ] The post FLASHBACK: PF Cadres Block Veep’s Motorcade appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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