MASSIVE FRAUD EXPOSED AT LAND REGISTRY.

By Nancy Emily Nagujja The Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development released a press statement through an article published in The New Vision on 13th April, 2022 on massive fraud exposed at Land Registry. The information is purported to be in the Bamugemeriere Commission of Inquiry report. Mrs. Dorcus W. Okalang the Permanent Secretary of The Ministry of Lands noted that there have been some developments since the Commission of Inquiry submitted its report to the extent that some of the issues raised were addressed by the reforms undertaken…

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KAMPALA HIT BY TWIN SUICIDE BOMBINGS

A bomb went off at CPS on the 16th November at 10:06am, leaving the suicide bomber dead and others injured. A few minutes later, another one went off at around 10:09qm along parliamentary avenue next to Jubilee Insurance building and the parliamentary building. About 33 people were confirmed injured as a result of the bombings in the Capital City. Police spokesperson Mr. Fred Enanga during a press conference confirmed that the attacks were carried out by suicide bombers. He added that investigations are still ongoing and the police has managed…

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Minister for ICT speaks out on domestic violence.

In an effort by the Government of Uganda to educate the public against the problem of domestic violence and specifically the way it is manifesting itself during this period of COVID-19, Hon Judith Nabakooba minister for ICT issued a presser targeting men to stand up against domestic violence. Find full presser here Press statement on Men and Domestic Violence var hupso_url_t=”http://ugandapronto.com/2020/06/08/minister-for-ict-speaks-out-on-domestic-violence/”;var hupso_title_t=”Minister for ICT speaks out on domestic violence.”;

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URA warns public of Fraudsters

The Uganda Revenue Authority has arrested an impostor who had been defrauding, many people in the guise of a customs officer. Over the past years, Batte Kassim a self-acclaimed clearing agent with Intra Cargo told a client (complainant) that URA was set to auction vehicles, he also told the client of the availability of a Toyota harrier and a Sahara pick up track both in good condition. While wearing a customs officer’s uniform, he claimed that he is the commissioner customs office. He collected 1.2 million shillings for generating assessments…

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2 arrested over cases of extortion in Kampala.

As the Ugandan government struggles to reduce the number of Ugandan citizens who travel abroad to work and are later trafficked into sexual abuse, hard exploitative labour among other injustices, recently Indian nationals have become victims of the same plague. Last Sunday evening 2 men were arrested and 4 Indian nationals were rescued from a hotel in Bweyogerere, Wakiso District after they had been kidnapped for a week manipulated into raising50.000 from their families, or else they will be killed. Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Oweyesigire for Kampala Metropolitan said that…

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Probe on Lusanja continues, State House official tells court

President Yoweri Museveni directed the Land Inquiry Commission to investigate Lusanja land row but the report is not yet out, a statehouse official has revealed. The Commission of Inquiry into land matters is headed by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire. “The President directed the commission to investigate and hand over the report to him but I have never seen the report up to now,” Irene Birungi Mugisha, who works as a private secretary for administration at the Office of the president, told the court on Wednesday. She was giving her testimony in…

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Kitatta guilty, to be sentenced on tomorrow

General Court Martial chaired by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti on Monday convicted Abdallah Kitatta, the leader of Boda Boda 2010, for multiple offences. The court presided over by a seven-member panel led by Lt Gen Andrew Gutti also convicted Sowali Ngoobi of unlawful possession of firearms. Meanwhile the same court acquitted; Joel Kibirige, Matia Senfuka, Hassan Sebatta, John Sebandeke, Hussein Mugema, Fred Bwanika and Amon Twinomujuni of the offences of unlawful possession of firearms and military supplies. The prosecution has asked court to give maximum sentence to Kitatta and Ngoobi…

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11 students Confirmed Dead In Rakai School Dormitry Fire

11 students have been confirmed dead so far and several others still injured in a fire that gutted a dormitory at St. Bernard Seconday School, Manya, Rakai district. The fire burnt a dormitory that was housing at least 50 senior three students. The dead students include Antonio Ssozi, Sam Nsubuga, Antonio Sekitende, Hudson Byamukama, Charles Suuna, Emma Kasozi, Maurice Basiita, Sharif Toyita, Timothy Bukenya and a one Jjunju. The Uganda Police has promised to speed up investigations, take perpetrators to court and to fully implement the School Safety and Security…

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Pearl of Africa Hotel faces closure for defaulting on tax

Pearl of Africa Hotel, a five-star luxury facility in Kampala, has not paid local hotel tax worth sh39m, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has revealed. According to KCCA, the unpaid tax accumulated from December last year up to March this year. Local hotel tax is levied as per the Local Government (Amendment) Act 2008 Cap 243, and is paid by room occupants of a hotel per night. Documents seen and dated July 18, 2018 show that although the exact tax was sh33.7m, KCCA slapped on them a surcharge of sh5.3m for…

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