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Monday, 27 April 2015 15:13 IAN ORTEGA
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Mrs. Allen Catherine Kagina, the former Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) has been appointed the new Executive Director of the Uganda National Roads Authority. In an official statement released by the Head of Corporate Communications at UNRA, Kagina's appointment takes effect today.

 

"The Hon. Minister of Works and Transport Eng. John Byabagambi in exercising the powers vested in him by Section 18 (1) of the UNRA
Act 2006 and on recommendation of the Board of Directors of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) has appointed Mrs. Allen
Catherine Kagina as the Executive Director of UNRA with effect from 1st May 2015, said Dan Kitakule the head of corporate communications at UNRA. "Mrs. Kagina previously served as Commissioner General of Uganda Revenue Authority (URA) from 2004-2014. She is credited with turning around the performance of the tax body and has been recorganised by a number of institutions, including the Parliament of
Uganda, for transforming URA into a reputable Government organisation. UNRA and the Road Sector in general will benefit from Mrs.
Kagina’s managerial experience," he added.

 
Sunday, 26 April 2015 21:43 By Agnes E. Nantaba
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The parlour’s exterior with ample viewing space and spacious garden. The space offers enough parking for those attending the visitation or funeral. NET PHOTOA collaboration between a funeral service provider and a hospital is changing perceptions about death

Hospitals are designed to care for the living; either by providing treatment for their ailments or, in cases where the end is unavoidable; to help them as best they can until the inevitable happens.  Hospitals are not designed to handle death.  That is a reality most of us realise at the last minute, when the diagnosis, and treatment and rehabilitation has failed, and our friend, relative, or colleague is dead. Then we enter a new world which even most medical personnel find strange.

Our dead loved will be sent to the mortuary and we might have to pay a visit to that place. It is a world far removed from the well-lit wards, with flowers and get-well cards, and happy smiling nurses and doctors of the living. Usually the mortuary is a tiny, dank, cold, and dim-lit place with a grim-faced mortician and a pathologist trained more in handling the dead than the living.

 
Sunday, 19 April 2015 22:01 By Flavia Nassaka
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MPs blame the executive for turning parliament’s toughest committee into a toothless interrogator

Keith Muhakanizi, the bullish Secretary to the Treasury has a penchant for easily wriggling himself out of tight situations. But Sept.31 was different. On that day, Muhakanizi was appearing before parliament’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) to account for a Shs90 billion farmer’s loan facility.  “We refuse to be misled,” said Alice Alaso, the chairperson of PAC as she barreled into him at one point. Alaso’s glare was intense; she could barely control her emotions. “Ministry of Finance officials are hiding the money meant for the poor farmers and giving it to a few selected well-off people.”

 
Thursday, 16 April 2015 08:33 IAN ORTEGA
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The Supreme Mufti of Kibuli, Sheik Zubair Kayongo has this morning passed away at Aga Khan Hospital in Nairobi where he'd been rushed after a short illness. Sheik Kayongo had been one of the guests at the Kabaka's birthday celebrations. He was aged 83 at the time of his death.

Kayongo's profile

Sheik Kayongo was born in Bbaale, Kayunga district to the late Hajji Sowedi Kayongo.

He studied at Katuumu Muslim School in Luweero district and later at Lamu Muslim College in Kenya. He started teaching Islamic studies in 1955.

Served as a deputy Mufti to Sheik Luwemba in the 1980s. He also held the same post under Sheik Ahmad Mukasa when he was leading a faction based at Kibuli Mosque.

Kayongo was also a member of the Uganda Muslim Supreme Council's college of sheiks.

He was close to the Buganda Kingdom leadership at Mengo and headed a conflict resolution committee of one of Buganda's clans, the Kobe. He had residences in Kiteezi, on Gayaza road in Wakiso district and Lwamata in Kiboga district.

In February 2009, Muslims opposed to the Mufti, Sheik Shaban Ramadhan Mubajje, named an Islamic scholar, Sheik Zubair Kayongo, as their own Mufti.

The election of Kayongo, 75, was a culmination of a legal and religious stand-off following accusations that Mubajje fraudulent sold off Muslim properties.


 
Tuesday, 14 April 2015 09:06 IAN ORTEGA
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Hillary Clinton has officially announced her run as a candidate in the 2016 Presidential race via Twitter. She is starting her campaign as the Democrats' best hope of fending off a crowded field of lesser-known Republican rivals and retaining the White House.

The Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is now poised to become the first woman US President. While launching her campaign, she told Americans of her desire to be their 'champion.'

 
Sunday, 12 April 2015 21:21 By Agather Atuhaire
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When Joan Kagezi, 47, the Assistant Director of Public Prosecutions at the war crimes division of the High Court, was on March.30 gunned down in front of some of her four kids, many could not hold back tears. It was her boss, Mike Chibita, the DPP, who led the pack amongst her workmates.

“We are going to continue doing the work that was entrusted in us,” Chibita said struggling in vain to hold back tears, “if the killers of Joan thought that they were sowing seeds of fear, instead, they have succeeded in galvanising the army of the legal profession.”

Adding; “It is not because we are super brave but what options do we have when your colleague has been killed for doing the right thing? The battle has been brought to our doorsteps; we won’t run away from it.”

 
Thursday, 09 April 2015 08:02 IAN ORTEGA
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The head of the International Monetary Fund says she has received confirmation from finance minister Yanis Varoufakis that Greece will indeed pay the 458 million euros ($496 million) it owes today, despite speculation that the country wouldn’t be able to fulfill its obligation.

 
Thursday, 09 April 2015 07:56 IAN ORTEGA
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Ugandan Police arrested a man who was once detained at Guantanamo Bay on suspicion of playing a role in the death of a Joan Kagezi, a prosecutor last month who handled terror cases, police said Wednesday.


Jamal Kiyemba was arrested with three others as they held a meeting in a Kampala, Uganda suburb, Ugandan police spokesman Fred Enanga told journalists.
U.S. officials tracked down Kiyemba and helped with the arrests, Enanga said.


"There was an operation which we carried out with our counter-terrorism team because we suspect that Jamal Kiyemba and his colleagues have been involved in some form of criminality," he said.

 
Monday, 06 April 2015 11:32 IAN ORTEGA
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The US president called the prospect of a nuclear deal with Tehran a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to “take the nuclear issue off the table” in an interview with the New York Times (paywall). He also laid out the outlines of an "Obama Doctrine" for foreign policy that encourages engagement with isolated regimes, including Cuba.

 

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