Daily Monitor 21st/October/2020

MP petitions Nakalema to investigate Ntambi illness

Kigulu South MPhas petitioned State House Anti-Corruption Unit to investigate what he calls deliberate absence of the chairperson of the Equal Opportunities Commission to appear in court over corruption charges. In his October 19th petition, Mr. Andrew Kaluya states that there is a need to investigate whether Ms. Sylvia Muwebwa Ntambi is sick and she was admitted at Medik Hospital in Kawempe as alleged…Read more on page 5

Raiding Party offices reveals democracy deficit

We woke up on Wednesday, October 14 to the news that a combined force of Uganda army and police had raided the offices of the presidential hopeful and the charismatic youthful legislator from Kyadondo East, Robert Sentamu Kyagulanyi, aka Bobi Wine. The armed forces detained more than 100 supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP)…Read more on page 17 

How prepared are Ugandans for the 2021 elections?

General Elections in Uganda are slated for January 2021. The conduct of electoral activities will have to comply with the Ministry of Health guidelines designed to prevent and combat the spread of  covid-19. This includes social distancing, wearing masks, washing hands, and sanitizing. The Electoral Commission has already issued guidelines…Read more on page 15    

Daily Monitor 20th/October/2020

Stop on relying on govt funding, parties told

The Alliance for Campaign Finance Monitoring (ACFIM) has advised political parties to stop relying on funding from government but instead, find alternatives sources to finance their election activities. Mr. Fred Musisi, the ACFIM treasurer, said once the suggestion is implemented, it will help political parties overcome the contention and inequality caused by the current form of financing which is based on a party’s representation in Parliament…Read more on page 5

Daily monitor 15th/October/2020

IGG unveils lab to dig out electronic fraud

The inspectorate of government has unveiled a digital forensic laboratory to facilitate recovery of electronic information while investigating syndicate fraud and corruption cases…Read more on page 3

Ugandans should not accuse judiciary of corruption says CJ

Let’s talk about corruption in the Judiciary. The Inspectorate of Government (IGG), n its reports, ranks the Judiciary as one of the most corrupt government institutions…Read more on page 8-9

New vision 15th/October/2020

UNBS managers arrested over Mukamanayamba drink bribe

Security operatives have arrested two Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) managers over allegedly taking bribe from an energy booster drink Mukamanayamba. The suspects allegedly demanded a 3m bribe to okay the quality of the energy drink during the site visit at the factory base in Kabatamo trading center, Sheema district…Read more on page 7

 

City tycoon Karim Hirji refunds money stolen from govt.

Kampala city tycoon Karim Hirji has refunded money stolen from the Government, following investigations into the Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Board fraud involving top officials. Hirji recently refunded shs738m to the consolidated fund…Read more on page 14

SACCOS manager arrested over sh10b teacher’s grant

A senior manager of the teacher’s Savings Co-operative Society (SACCOS) who has been in hiding was arrested on Wednesday over alleged theft of 10.8b. Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) detectives arrested Pamela Ainomugisha over theft of the funds which President Museveni had contributed to the teachers’ loan fund…Read more on page 8

 

Police extend teacher’s funds theft probe to dfcu Bank

As the probe into the alleged theft of sh10.8b meant for the teacher’s Savings and Credit Cooperatives Societies (SACCOS) loan fund intensifies, investigators have extended the probe to dfcu Bank through which the money was paid out…Read more on page 3

Where is Justice for Ibanda girl who was kidnapped, defiled?

As 11-year-old Justine (not real name) was preparing to go to school in Ibanda on June 22, 2019, a neighbor kidnapped her from her parents’ home and took her to work as a housemaid in Kamwenge. while there, Justine was defiled by a male visitor, who infected her with HIV. when she fell sick in July, her tormentor dumped her in Mbarara Taxi Park. The suspect was arrested, charged with a minor offense of abduction, and later released on bail, but the defiler has never been arrested…Read more on page 30-31  

Punish politicians who engage in poll malpractice 

Earlier last week, in an exclusive interview with  Chief Justice, Alfonse Owinyi-Dollo, he decried of the weak laws that have seen politicians found guilty of electoral malpractice being allowed to contest again. It was the view of the head of the Judiciary that such politicians should instead be in jail, paying for their sins not going scot-free and contesting for elections…Read more on page 6   

Probe: Kutesa UN staffer took bribes, abused office

A staffer on Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa’s team when he served as President of the 69th session of the United Nationals General Assembly engaged in wide-ranging racketeering from the diversion of funds to miss use of office assets, a UN internal investigation has revealed…Read more on page 4