10 Kilembe Tibet Hima Employees Fired

Tibet Hima Mining Company workers trying to put back the drilling machine which missed the road and hit one of the workers recently as it entered underground.

KCCA FC assistant manager Sam Simbwa has quashed reports that the city lords have  signed Express fc and current league top scorer Ceasar Okhuti.

“We haven’t signed Okhuti yet. Every title seeking side must crave for a striker of his caliber, medicine alertness and experience but we wait on management, ” Ssimbwa said.

The log leaders go into the Christmas period with 28 points, three ahead of second and third placed Vipers SC and Police who are separated by goals tally.

KCCA FC attack line has managed to score only three goals in the last five games a worrying situation for a title contender laden with injuries a situation Ssimbwa is seeking to arrest.

“We have spotted some crucial players out there in the market, particularly strikers that can add bite and vigor in our final title quest. All speculations out there are mere gossip,” he summed up.

KCCA have a tough fixture away to URA FC on Boxing day in one of the four fixtures rescheduled.
The African Union has Friday reiterated its call on the Burundian Government to “urgently consent to the deployment of the planned African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi” amid once worsening political and security turmoil in the country.
The continental body which maintains it will not allow a “genocide” in Burundi, find issued a statement today, saying, the Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, “continues to closely follow the situation in Burundi and efforts aimed at finding an early and peaceful solution to the current crisis.”
As a follow-up to the communiqué adopted by the AU Peace and Security Council (PSC), at its 565th meeting held on 17 December 2015, regarding notably the deployment of an African Prevention and Protection Mission in Burundi (MAPROBU), the Chairperson of the Commission has written to President Pierre Nkurunziza of Burundi, to “seek the consent of the Burundian Government for the early deployment of MAPROBU and the effective implementation of its mandate.”
In that letter, Dr. Dlamini Zuma stressed that the AU “has no other agenda than to assist the Government and people of Burundi at their hour of need, consistent with its commitment to promote African solutions to African problems.”
Burundi has since refused to accept the AU intervention force, saying the country’s armed forces are able to restore peace and stability.
However, former Burundian army officers have since declared war on Nkurunziza, saying they will fight until he is defeated.
Hundreds have been killed since the conflict began early this year.
Everyday, dead bodies of perceived opposition supporters appear on Bujumbura streets – a situation the AU says is unacceptable.
Dr Zuma expressed the AU’s readiness to “rapidly initiate discussions with the Government of Burundi to devise the best ways and means of facilitating the deployment of the Mission, in a spirit of mutual understanding and cooperation.”
The Chairperson of the Commission has also written to the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), Ban Ki-moon, to convey the PSC call for full UN support, including the authorization of a support package funded by assessed contributions, to enable the rapid and effective deployment of the envisaged Mission, on the basis of the expressed consent of the Government of Burundi.
The Chairperson of the Commission underlined that the deployment of MAPROBU and the effective implementation of its mandate will “greatly help in defusing the current tension and reducing the level of violence.”
She sais this, in turn, will facilitate the ongoing efforts to promote dialogue spearheaded by President Yoweri Museveni, on behalf of the Region.
As directed by the PSC, the Commission said it was taking steps to finalize the Concept of Operation and other planning documents for MAPROBU, to facilitate the early deployment of the Mission, on the basis of the expressed consent of the Government of Burundi.
In this context, Dr Zuma welcomed the resumption of the inter-Burundian dialogue in Entebbe, Uganda, on 28 December 2015, under the auspices of President Yoweri Museveni.
She called on all the Burundian stakeholders to extend full cooperation to the Mediation and to place the interest of their country and its people above any other consideration.
Dr Zuma further reiterated that only a genuine and truly inclusive dialogue will enable the Burundian stakeholders to overcome the current challenges.
President Museveni has assured the people of Uganda that the country is peaceful and there will be no problem as Ugandans move towards the 2016 general elections.

He, approved therefore, advised them to calm down and continue with their usual chores.

Mr. Museveni, however, said that those who threaten to cause violence will be restrained.

The President was reacting to comments by Ms. Esther Magagga, a lay Christian leader, who said that in the current political environment, some Ugandans seemed to be at odds with one another over subscribing to different Political Parties.

The President, who was accompanied by his wife Mrs. Janet Museveni, today joined other Christians for this year’s Christmas Service that took place at St. Luke Church of Uganda, Nshwere in Kiruhuura district. Rev. Emmanuel Kwesiga led the service.

The President’s remarks come against the backdrop of threats of a possible insurrection by opposition leaders in the aftermath of the 2016 general elections.

Turning to the local community, President Museveni strongly warned them against overstocking their farms saying that apart from starving their cattle, it also leaves land bare.

He encouraged them to embrace paddocking system and plant quality pasture to enable their cattle produce more milk.

Museveni addressing the congregation

Museveni addressing the congregation

Mr. Museveni stressed the importance of household income to ensure quality livelihood in homesteads.

He also revealed that the Nshwere road will be worked on in accordance with the Government plan of ensuring good roads throughout the country.

He congratulated Christians of the area upon reaching 50 years since St. Luke Church was established.

Museveni and Janet pose for pictures with church leaders in the area

Museveni and Janet pose for pictures with church leaders in the area

The First Lady and Minister for Karamoja Affairs, Hon. Janet Museveni, thanked the people for turning up in large numbers to appreciate God’s blessings in the long journey that they have covered ever since the establishment of their church, what they are today and where God is taking them.

She urged Ugandans to love one another. She asked them to support NRM because the Movement promoted unity among the people of Uganda.

Janet She also called for reconciliation between people of different political persuasions who may have developed issues between themselves.
A total of 10 employees of Tibet Hima, drug a Chinese company that took over Kilembe Mines Company in Kasese district have been sacked on Christmas Eve.

These were fired on allegations that they spoke to the media over the safety of their lives following the death of two colleagues in the past two weeks.

Amongst the fired is one Matte Kule, order who fell from a building while he painted it. He sustained injuries in the chest and arms and was admitted at Kilembe mines hospital for a month.

Kule revealed that he was surprised on Thursday morning at the plant when the supervisor informed him that he has been let go, on the instructions the manager Alex Kwatampora.

He added that when he tried to consult why he has been fired without being noticed, he was told that he spoke to journalists who were investigating the death of two of their colleagues.

But the Manager Kwatampora dismissed the allegations of firing them for revealing the company information. He explains that Kule and his colleagues did not pass a two – week safety training and screening exercise.

He says that the training was aimed at selecting capable employees with necessary qualifications to work in the mining company as a way to combat such unfortunate incidents.


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