Eva Magala Leads Day 1 of 2015 Ladies Golf Open

Political and military interference has been cited as major hindrances to the operations of weigh bridges around the country.

Influential figures in the political space as well as army officers are said to have often sabotaged the work of weigh bridges operators.

Constant system and machine breakdown was also pointed out as a challenge to the effectiveness of these weighbridges.

Appearing as witness before the recently constituted Uganda National Roads Authority [UNRA] Commission of Inquiry Thursday afternoon, buy more about Kalule Sharif a scale attendant at Mubende Weigh Bridge recommended that these challenges be dealt with.

“We also face a challenge of corruption in the justice system. There’s a lot that happens through the police and court process which may later see impounded trucks go unsanctioned. Yet the public blames us who operate weigh bridges for all this” said Kalule

Other issues raised by Kasule in his testimony included, order delays caused by court procedures, treatment impersonators who hoodwink drivers and absence of enclosures at weigh bridges.

Kasule was in the past issued a warning letter following a report that he had released 2 trucks with overload while he was a scale attendant at the Mbale weigh bridge. He however told the commission he disapproves the claims. From Mbale, he was transferred to Lukaya, Busitema and then Mubende where he currently works.

The witness further stated that trucks dodge the Mubende weigh bridge using alternative routes.


Asked by the Chairperson to the inquiry Catherine Bamugemereire for his recommendations, Kasule said a mobile patrol unit is required to intercept these trucks. He also asked that human resources be trained beyond weigh bridge operations.

The hearing was adjourned to Tuesday 21st July at 9:30 am.
Round one of the 2015 Uganda Ladies Golf Open has come to the end with one of the tournament’s dark horses, sickness Eva Magala carrying the day, hitting only 3 over par 75 gross.

The tournament teed off on Thursday morning at the Uganda Golf Club’s par 72 Kitante course. Defending champion and tournament favorite, Flavia Namakula comes in at a close second position after scoring 4 over par 75 gross.

Flavia was drawn (to play) in the first group with Merlon Kyomugisha, Irene Namakula, and Zimbabwean Loyce Shingona.

Eva Magala played in the same group with two Zambian top shots Moono Mwila and Tina Nawa who is closes the top five on day one after scoring 5 overs.

Two local players; Nabulya Zura and Mbabazi Milly were disqualified after the officials discovered that their cards were not signed. The tourney continues on Friday.

This year’s event is the 73rd edition has participants from eleven countries who will take part in five different categories which include Ladies Open (15th – 18th July), Seniors Open (19th – 20th July), Amateur’s Open (21st – 25th July), the Professionals Open (27th July – 1st August) and finally the Juniors Open scheduled for 21st August 2015 all at the same venue.

Day1 results: Top five players & points

  1. Eva Magala-75
  2. Flavia Namakula-76
  3. Irene Nakalembe-78
  4. Gloria Mbaguta-79
  5. Tinah Nawa-80
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