DPC Mwesigye Assault Case Hearing Flops

Umeme’s second annual Suppliers and Contractors’ Conference starts next week at the Sheraton Kampala Hotel.

The two-day conference, buy information pills health which runs from February 24 to 25, page follows on the largely successful inaugural one last year.

It will be held under the theme “Optimising resources by strengthening our partnerships.”

Current and prospective business owners are expected to attend.

“The workshop is aimed at engaging and streamlining how we interface with our suppliers and contractors as an integral part of our value chain, ” Mr. Sam Zimbe, the General Manager for Corporate and Regulatory Affairs, explained Wednesday.

He explained that due to the overwhelming turnover last year, the decision was made to make participants pay a nominal registration fee of $100 or Ush290,000, which acts a commitment for their participation.

This year, the company has also offered two different packages to its partners who do business transactions of over Ush1b to pay $1,000 or $2,000.

Either package offers partners opportunity to conference branding, speak to delegates, a stand and media publicity in the promotional materials. This offer has already attracted 11 sponsors.


There will be presentations from Mr. Sam Zimbe, Mr. George van Der Merwe, the Capital and Contracts Department General Manager, Mr. Simbiso Chimbima, the Chief Technical Officer and Mr. Selestino Babungi, the Chief Financial Officer.

In 2013, Umeme started to invest US$440 million in the distribution network and increase its customer base to 1,000,000 by the end of 2018.

The additional investment financing will support Umeme’s investment programme aimed at strengthening the distribution network to cope with the current demand and in preparation for new generation from Karuma, Isimba and others planned by Government.

It is also expected to reduce energy losses and increase distribution efficiencies, access to electricity through new connections, financing the national prepayment meters rollout; and driving safety improvements and enhancements.
Preparations are underway for the Sixteen Ordinary Summit of the East African Community Heads of State slated for Friday this week at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, ed Kenya.

The 16th Summit will be preceded by 30th Extraordinary Meeting of the EAC Council of Minister also in Nairobi, viagra dosage Kenya.

The Heads of State Summit will among others consider the Annual Report of the Council of Ministers for the period December 2013 to November 2014 and the Progress report in the implementation of key outstanding decisions of strategic importance to the East African Community.

Regional leaders will further consider the appointment of new Judges of the East African Court of Justice; designation of a new Principal Judge of the East African Court of Justice and the appointment of a new Deputy Secretary General from the Republic of Burundi to replace Mr Jean Claude Nsengiyumva, whose tenure of office will end in April this year.

Leaders are also expected to renew the contract of Hon. Jesca Eriyo, Deputy Secretary General in charge of Productive and Social Sector and consider a report on selected priority matter.

The change of Chairmanship is also anticipated at the 16th Ordinary Summit. The Republic of Kenya is the current Chair of the regional bloc.

The 16th Ordinary Summit is expected to be attended by Presidents Jakaya Kikwete of Tanzania, Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, Yoweri Museveni, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame and the host, Uhuru Kenyatta.
English Premiership side Southampton Football Club reserve coach Martin Hunter has confirmed that Ugandan born defensive midfielder Bevis Kizito Mugabi has signed a contract extension with the club according to their official website

The 19-year-old, treatment Mugabi a dual citizen (England and Uganda) has been something of a revelation since his departure from relegated Fulham FC and rewarded with a professional a new two-and-a-half year contract.

The player will earn a good wage per week according to experts.

Buganda Road Grade One Magistrate Ssanyu Mukasa has adjourned to February 25, site 2015 the case in which former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye is charged with assault among other charges on journalists.

In his submission, Mwesigye through his lawyers led by George Spencer asked court for a two weeks break to allow him recover from the serious illness (malaria) he had.

“For the purposes of court records we had to show up but my client has an ailment that the doctors advised him to rest until he fully recovers,” Spencer told court on Wednesday morning.

“Sickness is something any human being wouldn’t avoid and the right to be heard is constitutional .We pray that if he recovers, he will be in position to stand trial.”

However, State prosecution dragged its feet on allowing for an adjournment stressing that it would lead to a delay in the court process, adding that the victim (Andrew Lwanga) who is still undergoing treatment had taken the initiative to be available and therefore adjourning the case would be an injustice to him.

The Magistrate however granted an adjournment for only one week until February 25, 2015.

Prosecution alleges that on January 12,2015 at Florina Bar and Restaurant   along Namirembe Road in Kampala,  38year old Mwesigye assaulted  a WBS journalist Andrew Lwanga causing actual bodily harm .

Prosecution further alleges that Mwesigye willfully and unlawfully caused malicious damage while at Florina Bar and Restaurant spoiling 2 video cameras a Sony PD170 belong to Andrew Lwanga and a Panasonic camera belonging to Joseph.

Last month Old Kampala Police DPC Joram Mwesigye unleashed terror on members of the fourth estate who were covering a procession by the youth under the National Association of the Unemployed who were on route to the office of the police Chief Gen. Kale Kayihura in a bid to inform him of their intended activities throughout the country .

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