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Buganda Land Titles are Fake – Govt

The State Minister for housing, Chris Baryomunsi, has spoken out on the controversial Buganda Kyapa Mu Ngalo (Land title in your hand) campaign. Recently, kingdom premier Charles Peter Mayiga launched a campaign by Buganda Land Board to issue land 49-year leases to all tenants on “Kabaka’s land”. But minister Baryomunsi poked holes

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FDC Disowns MP Beatrice Anywar

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) have disowned Kitgum Municipality Member of Parliament Beatrice Anywar, The Tower Post reports. The legislator who had been a strong figure in the opposition party fell out with them in the 2016 General Elections when she sided with Independent presidential candidate John Patrick Amama Mbabazi

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Dictator Idi Amin’s Grandson Loses MP Seat

Taban Amin Tampo Jegejege, a grandson to fallen Ugandan dictator Idi Amin Dada, has been thrown out of Parliament after Court of Appeal on Tuesday nullified his election. Three Justices of the Court of Appeal Steven Kavuma, Cheborion Barishaki and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Taban’s challenger Sam Amooti Otada. Court

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Kabaka is Not the Owner of Buganda Land – Museveni Minister

The State Minister for housing, Chris Baryomunsi, has spoken out on controversial Buganda land issues. Minister Baryomunsi told NBS TV Tuesday that the king of Buganda Kingdom was not the owner of the kingdom land as believed by his subjects. Recently, kingdom premier Charles Peter Mayiga launched a campaign by Buganda Land

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Police Deploys in Kayunga as Semwanga Funeral Programme is Released

Police in Kayunga has cautioned individuals intending to cause chaos at the burial of businessman Ivan Semwanga to not think about stepping foot there because they will be dealt with. Speaking to journalists on Monday evening, Kayunga District Police Commander Moses Willy said the force is ready to apprehend who ever

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Uganda Loses Over Shs 1 Trillion in “Harmful” Tax Exemptions

Civil society organisations have expressed concern over government’s awarding of tax holidays to investors, arguing that government lost a lot of money in exemptions that could hurt the economy the more. The officials observed that Uganda's tax to GDP ratio had remained between 12.5 per cent and 13 per cent over

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Museveni Fires RDC Ocailap for Aiding Land Grabbing

President Yoweri Museveni has suspended Soroti Resident District Commissioner (RDC) over misconduct relating to involvement “in aiding and interfering or causing conflicts in regard to land issues in Soroti district”. In a letter written to RDC Filbert Ocailap on May 29, the president’s representative in the district has been ordered to

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Judges Want 10-Year Ban for Election Thieves

Three justices of the Court of Appeal want politicians implicated in electoral malpractice blocked from standing for elective office for two election cycles. Justices Remmy Kasule, Elizabeth Musoke and Catherine Bamugemereire have handled parliamentary election petitions and now seek Parliament’s intervention in ridding politics of impunity. Last week, the justices handled petitions

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Two School Children from Same Family Perish in Bus Accident

Two school children and a boda boda rider have been confirmed dead in an accident in Alebtong district. The deceased children have been identified as Cissy Akello, a primary four pupil of Rima Primary School in Lira, and her brother, Denis Odoch, a senior two student at Buluge Comprehensive Secondary School,

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