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Man Dies After Swallowing 41 Cocaine Pellets

Opposition Democratic Party (DP) National Executive Committee (NEC) has opened up the processes of picking nominations and also rejected the call for postponement of the party’s Delegates Conference [DC] by the party’s parliamentary group.

In a NEC meeting conducted Wednesday, hospital July 8, this members took a decision to maintain the party roadmap to DC.

The decision was informed by the fact that the party had already made several bookings and procured materials for the conference whose postponement would go for a penalty of 40 percent of what had already been paid.

According to the party road map, nomination of party leaders is slated for July 20 while the Delegates Conference commences July 23 to 26.

Addressing the press at the party headquarters in Kampala, the party president, Norbert Mao maintained that it would be irrelevant and unsound to postpone the Delegates Conference basing on complaints from only 8 districts out of 112 districts in the country where grassroots elections were conducted smoothly.

“To this effect, I will be holding meetings in the troubled districts of Masaka, Jinja, Luweero, Mbarara, Kampala Central, Kawempe South and Kawempe North constituencies so as to engage with party members and have the issues ironed out,” Mao said.

Mao called upon whoever wants to contest against him to use the period set to pick nominations and subsequently allow delegates to make their rightful choices.

Mao revealed that the party also revised nomination fees due to complaints by some members that the fees were high while the country’s economy is shaky.


He added that NEC also resolved to create about 15 new positions within the National Executive committee making a total of 55 positions which will be adopted as constitutional amendments by the delegates during DC.

“These positions include; new portfolios for Trade and industry, International Affairs, Agriculture, Elderly and the disabled, four slots for regional deputy secretary generals, incorporate the UYD and the Women league.”

Mao remarked that genuine talks between the current party leadership and the aggrieved party factions are ongoing and being chaired by Zaaka Olumu, with hope that they will yield substantive results.

“I want to emphasize that I am committed to genuine dialogue within the party but party organs must continue playing their role of making party decisions.”

The DP president warned members who would wish to join the Democratic Alliance on individual basis that the protocol made it difficult for such people advising them to participate in party leadership as the only route.



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For now the Uganda office is handling transactions for both Uganda and Rwanda

According to Estelle Verdier, M.D. Jovago East Africa, the company is delighted to support the growth of the tourism industry in Uganda thanks to the promotion of over 600 hotels countrywide.

“Uganda has enormous potential in terms of both business travels and tourism having been named by Lonely Planet as the best country to visit. With the growing access to smartphones and the quick adoption of mobile payment solutions, East Africa is a very promising region for the e-commerce industry. It will definitely benefit from a leapfrog effect with the adoption of e-commerce right from the mobile devices and not through desktops as in the Western world,” Verdier revealed.

Jovago is active in over 40 countries with over 25,000 hotels listed on the continent far ahead of other players in the sector. It has a goal of getting all hotels on the African continent online, no matter how remote and aim at promoting new destinations for business or vacation, and increase the traffic of travelers within Africa.
Police in Kampala are searching for the relatives of an unidentified man who was found dead on the roadside in Kiwawu along Kampala Mityana Road on Sunday (July 12).

According to Police spokesperson, drugs Fred Enanga, the body was spotted by residents of Kiwawu before reporting to the law enforcement body.

“Our officers picked the body which was dressed in a brown Kanzu, and a blue short from the scene with no identification document,” said Enanga.

“So, the body has been transferred to Mulago city mortuary for a postmortem report,” he added.

“It was established that this man died after one of the forty one illegal drug pellets he had swallowed burst in his stomach.”

The 41 pellets weigh half a kilogram of cocaine valued at 60,000USD once they have been received at their final destination.

He revealed that the deceased was a renowned drug trafficker.

“When people saw that the victim was circumcised, they concluded that he was a Sheikh. But we are doing research on this matter.”

Forensic pathologist and Acting Director for Police health services, Dr. Moses Byaruhanga revealed that the man in his forties could have swallowed the pellets in preparation for the flight to an unknown destination.

Police spokesperson Fred Enanga and Dr.Moses Byaruhanga addressing the press at Mulago city mortuary
Police spokesperson Fred Enanga and Dr.Moses Byaruhanga addressing the press at Mulago city mortuary

“Most drug dealers worldwide always use this tactic of swallowing pellets containing harmful drugs. This process is usually done when someone is in an unconscious state,” he noted.

“These people always ensure that they don’t take anything throughout the flight in order to avoid visiting toilets which makes them look malnourished at their destination,” Byaruhanga revealed

The body of deceased is being kept at Mulago city mortuary.

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