Museveni Tips Busia Residents on Responsible Fishing

High court in Kabale has fixed Tuesday 10th November 2015 when it is to begin the hearing of the case in which two NRM members in Kanungu district sued for being disqualified from competing for party positions on allegations that they were Hon Amama Mbabazi supporters.

Allen Atuhaire and Kenneth Tumuhamye were nominated as candidates to contest for NRM party flag bearer for Kanyantorogo Sub-county LC3 chairperson and district woman councilor for Kihihi Town Council positions respectively, cost but were disqualified over alleged ties with former NRM Secretary General Amama Mbabazi.

The duo after their disqualification from the elections on 5th October 2015 petitioned the Kabale  High Court through their lawyers of Bwagi and Company Advocates, this site  seeking to have the primary elections nullified.

The complainants want court to declare that cancelling their nomination and the interference by the Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Harriet Nakamya in the NRM party primary elections was unlawful. They are demanding fresh elections for the respective positions, about it and are asking for general and exemplary damages against the RDC.

Lawyers from Kiwanuka and Karugire Company Advocates on 19th October 2015 filed a defense on behalf of Harriet Nakamya the Kanungu RDC, saying she is not at fault.

The hearing notice signed by   Martins Kirya for the High Court registrar addressed to the Kanungu RDC, Harriet Nakamya, and NRM party registrar for Kanungu District, John Byaruhanga, dated 20th October 2015 says that hearing of the case shall go on even if the accused persons fail to turn up in court.

“Take notice that hearing of this case is on November 10 at 9’Oclock in the fore afternoon or soon thereafter… If no appearance is made on your behalf by yourself or your pleader or someone authorized by law, hearing may be done in your absence,” the notice read in part.
A search is on for the person who on Wednesday raided the residence of a one Mohammed Lukwago Musoke and killed him in cold blood.

Lukwago who hails from Kunwa village in Mityana district was attacked at around 2:00am that fateful night by an unknown people who tied him up and beheaded him.


Police under the command of Allan Tusiime, price OC CIID Mityana police, stomach was notified by a witness who says he saw a man at that time leaving the house of the deceased just after the murder.

In company of area residents and the police dog, they were led to a stream where the suspect undressed and washed his body.

The Equator Region police spokesperson Phillip Mukasa says they are still following leads and hope to get the murderer.

Exhibits which include a blood stained knife, a red shirt and a rope were recovered at the scene of crime
The support staff at the High Court in Kampala led by drivers have threatened to start a sit down strike over what they termed as poor pay by the judiciary, erectile ChimpReports can authoritatively report.

This website has learnt that on Friday morning, prescription an unknown person sent a message to the Secretary of Judiciary Dorcus Okalany copied to the Chief Justice Bart Katureebe, his deputy, Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine, plus all judges, registrars and administrators threatening to come up with what was termed as ‘plan B’ if their issues were not solved.

“….we have written to you three times requesting you to consider an increment with no success even when the financial situation in the country has tripled (sic)…” reads part of the message seen by this website.

The staff warned that failure to address their issues, the support staff would lay down their tools in the next 14 days.

In interview with this website, one of the drivers who preferred anonymity due to security reasons said their concerns are being ignored by relevant authorities.

“We suffer a lot as we wake up very early in the morning go pick our bosses, stay at work for the rest of the day and go home late after dropping them to their respective residences. This is the practice throughout the year including weekends and public holidays but the salary and allowances are not worth that heavy load,” the driver told this website.

ChimpReports has since learnt that the drivers get a monthly salary of Shs 230,000 plus an allowance of Shs 266,500 which according to them is too little.

“The salary (Shs 230, 000) is the same for someone who has worked for the last 25 years as is for one who has just been recruited,” said another driver.

Meanwhile, we have since learnt that the drivers and other support staff were able to have a meeting with the Human Resource personnel and the Under Secretary for the Judiciary at High Court on Friday.

According to a source, the concerned authorities resolved to look into the matter and see how best to handle to handle the matter.

Judiciary Rubbishes Report

However in an interview with Chimpreports, the Deputy spokesperson for the judiciary Solomon Muyita acknowledged the message that was circulated but rubbished the strike claims and noted that these could not be verified.

“It’s true there was an anonymous message sent as some of the drivers were being asked to lay down tools due to salary increment. We are however trying to verify the sender of the message before any step is taken,” Muyita told this website.

“The drivers have returned to their duties and work is moving on smoothly.”

Tasked to shed light on what transpired in a meeting between judiciary management and drivers, Muyita responded: “It was a meeting for drivers to clarify on who could have sent the anonymous message.”
President Yoweri Museveni has urged elders in the fishing communities of Uganda to take a leading role in protecting the lakes from over fishing and the catching of immature fish because it has led to the depletion of stock.

This he said on Sunday, case during a public rally address at Masafu Sub-County grounds, ampoule Buwanda Village in Busia district.

“Lake Victoria is here but it’s a dead lake because it has no fish. You need to help us to protect these lakes and we revamp them for the future of the country’s fishing industry, ” the president told the residents.

“Borrow lessons from the cattle keepers who never eat female calves because they are the future of their herds as they are the ones that will produce and multiply the cattle stock,” he added.

The President said that because the indigenous fishing communities had failed to protect the lakes, the Fisheries Ministry resorted to deploying of fisheries protection officers who have worsened the situation by engaging in mass corruption and extortion of fishermen and traders.

He appealed to communities that live near the lakes and the water bodies in the country to do away with the negative vices of over fishing and fishing of premature fish which he said pose a great danger to the fishing industry in the country.

The President also announced that government has plans to gazette Busia as an export promotion zone.

He said that many industries will be put up in the border district to promote industrial trade.

Museveni said that government will continue to work on service delivery but urged the population to engage in modern agro production to fight poverty.

“Recent research has shown that 83% of families in Busia district are engaged in subsistence agriculture while only 17% are in commercial agriculture. How do you expect to get rid of poverty in the district,” he said.

He cautioned the people against land fragmentation which he said was dangerous for the future of the agricultural sector.

Museveni further warned that continued fragmentation of land will result into irreversible poverty in Uganda which is largely an agricultural economy.

“We are now working on several roads with our locally generated revenue and we shall do more but we have to prioritize because if we tackle many programs at the same time, we will make no impact and deliver nothing,” he said.

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