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3 Arrested Over ‘Beneath the Lies’ Break-in

Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] has commencing today January 9, advice http://corepr.pl/wp-includes/category.php taken over the operations and management of all taxi parks in Kampala; effectively disbanding the various leadership groups that have been running the sector in the capital.

The City Authority will now manage all the gazetted parks and all taxi operations, http://colbleu.fr/wp-admin/includes/class-plugin-upgrader.php together with Uganda Police Force.

The announcement was made this morning by Junior Minister in charge of Presidency and KCCA Hon Muluri Mukasa, http://chuaxuattinhsom.info/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-setting.php who was flanked by the Authority Executive Director Mrs Jenifer Musisi at the media centre in Kampala.

The various taxi operating associations that have been manning the parks and stages around the city were directed to disengage immediately and allow KCCA and Police to conduct the affairs “without any form of provocation, intimidation or violence.”

The directive according to Minister Mukasa, is the culmination of continued indiscipline, infighting and corruption amongst the bodies, all of which threatened whittling away the substantial progress registered by KCCA in the transport sector over the past two years.

Currently, two warring bodies, Taxi Parks and Stages Committee [TAPSCOM] and Uganda Transport Development Agency [UTRADA] have been manning the operations, along with several other smaller bodies.

While TAPSCOM has been more cooperative to KCCA in the administration of stages and parks in the city, the minister noted that its leaders equally lacked internal discipline.

“My office has been recipient of many complaints of extortion by members in the taxi industry. KCCA has investigated these reports and those found culpable have been arrested and tried in courts and in the case of Law enforcement assistants, they have had their contracts terminated,” said the Minister.

The fighting between these operating bodies Mukasa said, had been exacerbated by the increasing number of taxis in the city [about 12000 have been registered so far] and that if such indiscipline was not contained, it would cause more mayhem in the transport sector.

In line with the directive, the Minister thus banned the taxi associations from managing taxi parks and or stages, including their exits and entries.

The bodies can no longer demand for any payment from taxi drivers or conductors or the public and must immediately vacate the offices belonging to KCCA.

 

KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi says sanity must be restored in Kampala city

KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi says sanity must be restored in Kampala city

This minister also cautioned them against inciting the taxi operators into any form of violence, intimidation and sabotage, adding that government would not hesitate to reprimand all those implicated.

The drivers and operators that are not willing to work under the new arrangements were asked to find somewhere else to take their taxis outside the capital.

The announcement comes as taxi operators waited for KCCA’s announcement of the next election of their leadership following a highly contested poll in Nakivubo last year.

Mrs Jennifer Musisi revealed at the press conference, that as a result of the acrimony that marred the previous poll, KCCA decided to cancel the election.

“We thought that for us to have a meaningful election, we need to first get these ramblings out of the way,” she said.

Sanitising Kampala

The direct government intervention comes against the backdrop of dismantling all housing structures in the volatile Kissekka market in what appears as part of a wider strategy to crackdown on criminality and also bring sanity to the city.

Kissekka market had turned into a hub of violent and unemployed youth who on several occasions engaged police and security forces in street battles.

The youth in downtown Kampala were also being used by a cross section of politicians to participate in assemblies which authorities described as “illegal gatherings” that destabilise the city and disrupt flow of traffic.

“The public is hereby assured that the Government shall protect their interests and regulate the public transport industry and ensure that better services are delivered,” said Mukasa.
Kampala Capital City Authority [KCCA] has commencing today January 9, illness http://cs4all.nyc/wp-admin/includes/admin-filters.php taken over the operations and management of all taxi parks in Kampala; effectively disbanding the various leadership groups that have been running the sector in the capital.

The City Authority will now manage all the gazetted parks and all taxi operations, page http://datedgear.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-shipping-rate.php together with Uganda Police Force.

The announcement was made this morning by Junior Minister in charge of Presidency and KCCA Hon Muluri Mukasa, who was flanked by the Authority Executive Director Mrs Jenifer Musisi at the media centre in Kampala.

The various taxi operating associations that have been manning the parks and stages around the city were directed to disengage immediately and allow KCCA and Police to conduct the affairs “without any form of provocation, intimidation or violence.”

The directive according to Minister Mukasa, is the culmination of continued indiscipline, infighting and corruption amongst the bodies, all of which threatened whittling away the substantial progress registered by KCCA in the transport sector over the past two years.

Currently, two warring bodies, Taxi Parks and Stages Committee [TAPSCOM] and Uganda Transport Development Agency [UTRADA] have been manning the operations, along with several other smaller bodies.

While TAPSCOM has been more cooperative to KCCA in the administration of stages and parks in the city, the minister noted that its leaders equally lacked internal discipline.

“My office has been recipient of many complaints of extortion by members in the taxi industry. KCCA has investigated these reports and those found culpable have been arrested and tried in courts and in the case of Law enforcement assistants, they have had their contracts terminated,” said the Minister.

The fighting between these operating bodies Mukasa said, had been exacerbated by the increasing number of taxis in the city [about 12000 have been registered so far] and that if such indiscipline was not contained, it would cause more mayhem in the transport sector.

In line with the directive, the Minister thus banned the taxi associations from managing taxi parks and or stages, including their exits and entries.

The bodies can no longer demand for any payment from taxi drivers or conductors or the public and must immediately vacate the offices belonging to KCCA.

 

KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi says sanity must be restored in Kampala city

KCCA boss Jennifer Musisi says sanity must be restored in Kampala city

This minister also cautioned them against inciting the taxi operators into any form of violence, intimidation and sabotage, adding that government would not hesitate to reprimand all those implicated.

The drivers and operators that are not willing to work under the new arrangements were asked to find somewhere else to take their taxis outside the capital.

The announcement comes as taxi operators waited for KCCA’s announcement of the next election of their leadership following a highly contested poll in Nakivubo last year.

Mrs Jennifer Musisi revealed at the press conference, that as a result of the acrimony that marred the previous poll, KCCA decided to cancel the election.

“We thought that for us to have a meaningful election, we need to first get these ramblings out of the way,” she said.

Sanitising Kampala

The direct government intervention comes against the backdrop of dismantling all housing structures in the volatile Kissekka market in what appears as part of a wider strategy to crackdown on criminality and also bring sanity to the city.

Kissekka market had turned into a hub of violent and unemployed youth who on several occasions engaged police and security forces in street battles.

The youth in downtown Kampala were also being used by a cross section of politicians to participate in assemblies which authorities described as “illegal gatherings” that destabilise the city and disrupt flow of traffic.

“The public is hereby assured that the Government shall protect their interests and regulate the public transport industry and ensure that better services are delivered,” said Mukasa.
The Prime Minister, troche http://chancellorinsja.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-ms-sites-list-table.php Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has hailed the President of the United Nations General Assembly Hon. Sam Kutesa for championing efforts to address the effects of climate change, try raising the profile of women, boosting the role of regional organisations to deal with regional issues and promoting global mutual respect and understanding.

Dr Rugunda made the remarks on Wednesday during a dinner he hosted for Mr Kutesa at Serena Hotel in Kampala.

“We have been following with pride, the way you have been steering the UN General Assembly, and the issues you have been championing, and I would like to say that you have represented Uganda, Africa and humanity very well,” the Prime Minister said.

Mr Kutesa, who is also Uganda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs assumed the Presidency of the 69th Session of the United Nations General Assembly in June 2014.

Dr Rugunda said that the people, the Government and leadership of Uganda are proud of the work Mr Kutesa is leading and pledged continued support.

“You have championed regional and sub-regional organisations playing greater roles in international affairs and in the resolution of their regional problems and in having structured arrangements with the UN so that there is smoother collaboration. This is critical and is delivering good results,” Dr Rugunda said.

He said there had been situations in the past when regional issues were decided by the international community without proper involvement of the people, governments and leaderships of those regions.

“Fortunately in recent times, we have seen greater participation by regions and our Africa region is a good example that demonstrates that if you work with regional organisations, you get amazing results,” the Prime Minister said.

Citing the example of Somalia, Prime Minister Rugunda said that effective international cooperation with regional bodies such as IGAD—the Intergovernmental Authority on Development – has helped to build an “effective machinery to deal with, and reduce the danger of al- Shabaab and make the country increasingly more governable.”

“Somalia is a classic case of international collaboration. We can now talk, not only on the weakening, but about the defeat of al-Shabaab. Uganda and the region appreciate this kind of solidarity,” he said.

On climate change, Prime Minister Rugunda said: “We are very pleased with the way Ndugu Sam Kutesa has steered global discussions to address the effects of climate change so that we can stop the wanton destruction of what God the Almighty has given to humanity. We are very pleased with the reverberations from the United Nations Conference on climate change that took place in Lima, Peru late last year, and we congratulate you for that milestone.”

On his part, Mr Kutesa thanked Prime Minister Rugunda for hosting the dinner in his honour and for the support he is receiving from the Government of Uganda while doing his work at the UN in New York.

“As I have said before, I thank the Government of Uganda for nominating me, my continent Africa, for endorsing me, and the international community for electing me unanimously,” Mr Kutesa said.

He reiterated his commitment to steering the UN General Assembly to tackle climate change, empower women and production of a blueprint for the Post-2015 development agenda.

“The world faces existential challenges such as climate change, which if not tackled now, will lead to the destruction of the world for us and for the future generation,” Kutesa noted.
Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson, viagra approved http://chicagohouse.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/netflix-logo-150×150.php Patrick Onyango has revealed that Jinja Road Police Station is investigating circumstances under which the house in which film crews of Kinetic Management and Savanna Moon were residing was broken into and thugs made off with property worth millions of shillings.

In a statement released today, http://cloudninerealtime.com/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/walkers/class-product-cat-dropdown-walker.php Onyango said that the thieves broke into the house located in Lakeside Villas between 3:00 am to 4:30 am on 30/12/2014 and stole property valued at US$76, http://catsa.mx/components/com_k2/views/item/view.html.php 000.

“The properties stolen include; a camera math box, camera lens, camera body, desktop computers, laptops, DVD players and hard drives,” Onyango noted.

He further said Police were informed about the incident and detectives swiftly started investigations that led to the arrest of three suspects.

The Three are currently detained at Jinja Road Police Station to help with investigations.

“Our investigations show that the burglary was organized. At around 3:30am, thieves gained access into the house through the living room. They proceeded to a room where the gadgets were kept, packed everything and left the scene,” the statement showed.

It is believed that the thugs struck when the crew had just finished shooting the last episode of “Beneath the Lies” TV series.

“The thugs timed the crews when they had gone out to relax after a long day’s work. Our officers are still scrutinizing CCTV footage to find possible clues,” said Onyango.

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