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“Use our natural resources to ensure harmonious living” – President Museveni

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Kampala,Uganda:  Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has, in his Eid-El-Fitir day message, urged the Muslim community to boldly and with knowledge, face the challenges of poverty, which lead to poor living conditions of our people. “On behalf of the government of the Republic of Uganda and on my own behalf, I congratulate the Muslim community upon the successful completion of the sacred month of Ramadhan and wish you happy Eid-El-Fitr celebrations. "I wish you a happy, peaceful and joyous Eid-El-Fitir.” Meanwhile,Muslim brothers and sisters in Uganda joined the rest of the world to celebrate Eid-El-Fitir after fasting for one whole month of Ramadhan. The Mufti of Uganda Sheikh Ramadhan Shaban Mubajje  who presided over the Eid Prayers at  Old Kampala Mosque called upon  M

“Lack of infrastructure made Africa lag behind in development” – Museveni

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      Jinja,Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has said that the African continent, man’s origin and civilization, has lagged behind in terms of development because of not concentrating on the building of infrastructure such as roads and electricity among others. The President made the remarks last evening at State House, Entebbe during a lecture to Army Officers who are undergoing a one-year Command Course at the Jinja-based Kimaka Senior Command and Staff College. The Commandant of the College, Gen. Andrew Guti, led the Officers, who hail from member countries of the East African Community (EAC) – Kenya, Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Uganda. The lecture evolved around security in Africa. Mr. Museveni also identified Africa’s small market, exportation of raw materials

‘Give justice to Muslims in Kaweesi murder’

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Kampala, Uganda The Speaker of Parliament, Rt. Hon. Rebecca Kadaga, has pledged support to the Muslim Community amidst arrests and accusations of involvement of its members in the murder of AIGP Andrew Felix Kaweesi. Kadaga said that all Muslims could not have been involved in the murder of Kaweesi, Kaweesi, his bodyguard Kenneth Erau and the driver Godfrey Wamewo in March this year; as well as several Muslim clerics in the country. “I can understand the unease of the Muslim Community as they have been in the spotlight as a result of these incidents. The Parliament of Uganda has been unequivocal in condemning these criminal and heinous activities,” said Kadaga, speaking at the 5th Iftar Dinner held for the Muslims during the fasting month of Ramadhan. The Dinner was he

“Work for unity” – President urges Muslim community

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Entebbe, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has called on the Muslim community in the country and all Ugandans at large to work for unity. “Work for peace. Uganda is making some progress. The only challenge is corruption and we shall fight it. Uganda had become a failed state because our leaders had become sectarian along religious and tribal lines. NRM rejected it because it was going to destroy us,” he said. The President made the call last night at State House Entebbe where he and the First Lady, Hon. Janet Museveni, hosted the Muslim community to the annual Iftar dinner. The theme of the occasion was “Peace and Reconciliation among the Muslim Community in Uganda.” Chief Justice, Bart Katureebe, Prime Minister Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Ministers and Members of Parliament, among

Bunyoro  calls upon Govt to  resolve land disputes in Uganda

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 By Ronald Kabuubi/KMAUPDATES. Hoima,Uganda: The Omukama (King) Rukirabasaija Agutamba Solomon Gafabusa Iguru I (King) has asked the central government to urgently address the issue of land grabbing in Bunyoro, which has left many of his subjects living in poverty. Speaking at his 23rd coronation anniversary on Sunday in Hoima, the Omukama  who was in  Company of his Queen  Lady Margaret asked government to speed up the  investigations to ascertain the rightful owner of the contested Bugoma central forest reserve between the kingdom and National Forestry Authority. The function, which is steeped in the cultural Babiito practise, the coronation anniversary, traditionally known as Empango, is marked annually on the day the reigning king in Bunyoro asce

“Patriotism encourages national transformation” – President Museveni tells Nigerian soldiers

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    President Yoweri Museveni has told a delegation of Army Officers from the Nigerian Defence Force College that to achieve national security, African countries must root for and embrace patriotism and pan-Africanism so that African societies are enabled to undergo socio-economic transformation and the realization of democracy. The President was addressing Nigerian Army Officers, led by Brigadier General Bolaji Nicodemus Salami, who called on him yesterday at State House, Entebbe. The Nigerian Army delegation was seeking guidance from the President regarding enlightenment on how Uganda has been able to handle matters of counter-insurgency and national security. President Museveni told his guests that national security must be approached by dealing with the issue of th

Build citizens trust through budget openness – Oulanyah

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UKRAINE: Legislators world over should build citizens confidence in Parliaments and realise the principle of open budgeting. Uganda’s. Deputy Speaker of Parliament, Rt Hon Jacob Oulanyah, said it is the responsibility and mandate of Parliament and the Executive, who account directly to the people that elect them, to ensure budget openness and monitor its execution. While making a presentation at the two-day Global Legislative Openness Conference in Kiev, Ukraine on Saturday, Oulanyah noted that while stakeholders such as civil society have an input in the process, governance belongs to government, which is elected by the people and that such actors can only come in as support institutions in rendering expertise and guidance. "Parliament and civil society cannot be put at the s

2017 Billboard Music Awards; Nick Minaj to feature Darulo, Lil Wayne and Guetta

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World most famous music awards since 1990 the Billboard annual awards to take place this Sunday 21st,  will kick start with Nick Minaj 9 minutes perfomance at the highly anticipated 27th edition show at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, USA. It’s in her plan to be joined by a couple of prominent arts involving superstar Jason Darulo, Lil Wayne and David Guetta. Her latest “Light up my body” that features David Guetta and Lil Wayne so is likely to pop up on the set list, and reportedly Jason Derulo’s “Swalla”. Other arts to perform include, Miley Cyrus and new song, Malibu, and Camila Cabello, former Fifth Harmony member will make her debut as a solo artist. Cher, Drake, Lorde, John Legend, Ed Sheeran, Florida Georgia Line, Imagine Dragons and Bruno Mars wil l also