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Yesterday (21.10.2014)

VIDEO: The rich and famous attend Kasiwukira’s burial

In Summary Vehicles were parked as far as Maya trading centre the nearing trading centre. About 30 cars of VIPs were allowed to park in the family compound. Pr. Edith Kamese helps Kasiwukira's widow during the burial. Photo by Michael Kakumirizi The mood was sombre and it was quite evident that the people were grieving an important person in their midst. 12:38 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Harmful practices, lack of friendly services increasing disability- activists

In Summary Ms Helen Grace Asamo, the MP representing PWDs said disabled persons face a number of barriers that obstruct them from achieving their life plans Despite efforts to promote rights of persons with disability (PWDs), the latter are still vulnerable to harmful cultural practices, rights activists have said. 12:10 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Gov’t allocates Shs4. 5b to compensate 800 families.

In Summary The minister said that recently, the government created Industrial park in Mbale that will create over 24,000 jobs for people especially youth The government has set a side about shillings 4. 5 billion to compensate about 800 families in Mutoto and Doko-Sambya villages respectively in Mbale district where the Industrial park is going to be constructed. 12:04 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Pistorius handed 5 years for culpable homicide

In Summary Judge Thokozile Masipa, issuing the ruling also handed down a three-year suspended sentence for a firearms charge on Pistorius before he was taken to the cells as court adjourned in Pretoria Oscar Pistorius has been handed a five year jail sentence for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 11:26 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Makerere suspends additional graduation fees as students' strike enters day two

Police officers manhandling a Makerere University student as they tried to push the students away from the entrance of the main building. Police fired tear gas, live and rubber bullets to disperse students who were demonstrating over the increase of graduation fee from Shs 90,000 to 220,000. PHOTO BY ABUBAKER LUBOWA  In Summary Early this year, the university management reported a Shs23. 10:54 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Wiz Kid jets in the country

In Summary Wiz Kid jetted in Uganda at 11:45pm aboard the KQ. He will be performing at golf course hotel on Wednesday courtesy of Guinness as it officially unveils its new look in an All Black VIP party One of Nigeria's top musicians Ibrahim Ayodeji aka Wiz Kid has arrived in the country. Wiz Kid jetted in Uganda at 11:45pm aboard the KQ. 10:34 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Oscar Pistorius trial: Sentence due for Steenkamp killing

In Summary On the eve of sentencing, Pistorius's sister, Aimee, told South African broadcaster eNCA there was "obviously a lot of anxiety" ahead of the sentencing, and that the past 20 months had been "very taxing" South African athlete Oscar Pistorius has arrived at court to discover whether he faces a jail term for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 10:30 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

NRM needs an honest study of Uganda’s history of violent change

Of late, there has been a lot of talk about change in the governance of Uganda. Looking back in our history, the tale of what happened after (violent) change is a very interesting if not worrying one. In 1966 after a protracted struggle for power between Dr Apollo Milton Obote, the then prime minister, and Sir Edward Mutesa, who doubled as the Kabaka of Buganda and the president of Uganda, the latter’s palace in Mengo was attacked. 01:00 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Locals boo minister over Mbabazi

Home OpEd Cartoon Cartoon Share Bookmark Print Rating CARTOON Mourners at a burial in Masindi District shouted down minister Mijumbi Nyiira for promoting President Museveni’s sole candidature.   Posted  Tuesday, October 21  2014 at  01:00 SHARE THIS STORY Tweet. 01:00 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Refocus campaign for PWD interests

Our series on people with disabilities (PWDs) and access reveal disturbing gaps. And to seal these gaps, Ugandans should stop mere lip-service about rights and obligations for the nearly 5. 4 million PWDs. While the adage of ‘disability is not inability’ is well over-used, its practical execution is missing. No doubt, the government has created great policies for PWDs. 01:00 21.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Day before yesterday (20.10.2014)

Gospel artistes leave Pallisa asking for more

Pr Betty Badda (above) thrilled the crowd. Photo by Fred Wambede  In Summary At 9pm, Pr Badda and her choir dressed in yellow outfits jumped onto stage to perform her songs Dauda, Dagola and others amid loud cheers from the crowd that was singing along. 13:21 20.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

The Mith celebrates Africa in song

By Edgar R. BattePosted  Monday, October 20  2014 at  13:17 In Summary He went out of the country to create some musical fusions with the likes of Ikechukwu from Nigeria, J-Town and Screech from Ghana, A. Y from Tanzania and Khaligraph from Kenya. 13:17 20.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Kyambogo student wins Miss Tourism

Miss Tourism Patricia Ntale Babirye (centre) poses with the first and second runners up, Jean Marie Roberta Magoba (left) and Norah Atim (right). courtesy photos  In Summary The 20-year-old student of Kyambogo University was second runner up in Miss Tourism Buganda region There were two things that were evident about Patricia Ntale Babirye whenever she walked on stage during the Miss Tourism finale held at Kampala Serena Hotel gardens last Saturday; She was confident and graceful. 12:25 20.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Rwanda deserves equal access to EAC markets

Valentine Sendanyoye Rugwabiza, the new Rwandan minister for East African Community affairs, is a former Deputy Director-General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and has extensive work experience in senior government and private sector positions after serving for three years simultaneously as Rwanda’s Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva, Head of Delegation to the WTO, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Switzerland. 12:22 20.10.2014 from channel The Independent

Reaping from trade shows

Mariam Nalunkuma, (R) the Communications officer Insurance Regulatory Authority attends to the visitors during the show at UMA on Oct. 6. INDEPENDENT/JIMMY SIYAUGITF catalyzing Uganda’s industrial growth prospects Over the past week, thousands of people have thronged Lugogo in Kampala to take part in the annual Uganda International Trade Fair (UGITF), which is organized by the Uganda Manufacturers Association (UMA). 12:19 20.10.2014 from channel The Independent

Business capital call

Presidents Yoweri Museveni of Uganda (in yellow suit), Paul Kagame of Rwanda and other panelists at the 3 rd Uganda-Rwanda Business Forum on Oct. 7. Business leaders offer tips at 3rd Uganda - Rwanda Business Forum For every entrepreneur, the fear that a venture might fail to attract the required capital is an ever-present concern. 12:16 20.10.2014 from channel The Independent

NSSF’s Shs 366 billion

(L-R) Acting NSSF MD Geraldine Busuulwa Ssali (L), Aston Kajara (C) the State minister for Finance and Ivan Kyayonka, NSSF Board Chairman, display the new interest rate. COURTESY PHOTOFund announces 11. 5% interest rate for its members in 2014 As you read this, for every Shs 10 million you held as savings in the National Social Security Fund (NSSF) by July 2013, Shs 1,115,000 could as well have been credited to your account. 12:13 20.10.2014 from channel The Independent

What next for afande Kaweesi?

Police boss Kayihura’s tactics under spotlight On Sept. 11, the offices of the Director of Operations of the Uganda Police Force (UPF) at the swanky new force headquarters in Naguru, a Kampala city suburb, was a no-go area.   Assistant Inspector of Police, Grace Turyagumanawe, the former Director of Operations, was busy packing his bags to make way for his successor, Andrew Felix Kaweesi. 12:08 20.10.2014 from channel The Independent

Cops held over burnt guns

The Midwestern regional police-spokesperson Ms Lydia Tumushabe addressing the press. Photo by Francis Mugerwa  In Summary The police post’s Officer in Charge (OC)of the station Mr Swed Azizi was on leave by the time of the incident Two police officers have been arrested following an incident in which unidentified criminals torched a hut at Mpasaana police post in Kibaale district. 11:58 20.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online

Grateful that I get to enjoy life’s blessings

In Summary We know how everyone is chasing the next few shillings, trying to cut deals, studying for a degree and doing many other things. It looks like time for sitting back and doing something that is not work, is hard to find Last Friday, three friends and workmates, and I, went to visit another workmate who had just given birth the previous week. 11:58 20.10.2014 from channel Monitor Online



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