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NTV Uganda MD Aggie Konde

The Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda, cialis 40mg http://creamiicandy.com/wp-includes/cache.php HE Donal Cronin has pledged continued support to Uganda’s investment and benchmarking Ireland’s success stories to enhance growth in the sector.

H.E. Cronin said this while officially closing a five-day training on strategic investment and export promotion which was undertaken by 16 staff from Uganda Investment Authority.

The training held at Royal Suites in Bugolobi was funded by the Government of Ireland in a bid to facilitate more domestic resources for development.

Participants were enlighten on how to develop bankable investment projects in the 4 priority sectors; Agro processing, here tourism, try ICT and minerals and energy.

The designed projects will then be pitched to target investors detailed with costing and potential market.

“Ireland’s growth and development has been driven by a focus on producing for export markets and attracting strategic foreign investment. I hope the skills gained by UIA staff will be used to attract more investment and create opportunities,” said the Ambassador.

He furthermore said that with collective effort, a lot more can be achieved in a short time and Uganda can tap into technology to industrialize.

There are at least 400 small and medium enterprises (SMEs) currently operating in Uganda and such partnerships are targeted towards attracting more big size investments.

The UIA Executive Director, Eng. Dr. Frank thanked the partners including International Development Ireland and Dero Capital Uganda for sharing their expertise with participants. He urged the equipped staff to put the skills to good use

Sebbowa Mr. Juma Kisaame, the UIA Board Chairman hailed Ireland for being a strong development partner with Uganda over the past years. He stressed that such skills trainings fit into the Authority’s new strategic plan that will see over 1 million jobs created for Ugandans by 2021.

“As UIA, we are confident that even with our ambitious strategic plan, the skills acquired by our staff through this training will enable them to measure in,” remarked Mr. Kisaame.

Ambassador Cronin at the same event handed over certificates of participation to the 16 members of staff from UIA.
Jailed former intelligence co-coordinator General David Tinyefuza has petitioned the High Court seeking to suspend the criminal proceedings against him at the General Court Martial at Makindye.

In his petition Sejusa seeks High Court’s intervention to order for his release from Luzira prison where he was remanded on Tuesday by Court Martial Chairman Levi Karuhanga.

In the army court he faces charges relating to absenting himself from duty without leave, rx http://demo.des.net.id/sejahteraabadi/wp-includes/ms-deprecated.php conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline of the army, more about http://chienyenthinh.com/modules/mod_finder/tmpl/default.php participating in political party activities and insubordination.

The General also argues that the criminal proceedings before the Court Martial must be stayed until the High Court pronounces its ruling on whether he still a serving military officer subjected to military law.

He further points out that it’s unfair to be charged before the army court yet his benefits like salary, cheap allowances including meals, accommodation and security were withdrawn by the UPDF on top of refusing to deploy him as an active soldier.

Sejusa through his lawyers of Mushabe Munungu and company advocates, states that unless the General Court Martial is temporarily restrained from prosecuting him, he will suffer a miscarriage of justice when his case before the High court that seeks to compel the UPDF promotion’s board to retire him is rendered useless.

This case where the Attorney General and the UPDF commission’s board are respondent is expected to be allocated to a judge any time from now.

Earlier this morning, President Yoweri Museveni spoke out on why his former confidant has not been released from the army, stating that he is still dangerous for society.

President Museveni told press in Rwakitura that releasing Sejua back into  the community when he has proved to be ill-mannered in the army would be pointless.

 
Jailed former intelligence co-coordinator General David Tinyefuza has petitioned the High Court seeking to suspend the criminal proceedings against him at the General Court Martial at Makindye.

In his petition Sejusa seeks High Court’s intervention to order for his release from Luzira prison where he was remanded on Tuesday by Court Martial Chairman Levi Karuhanga.

In the army court he faces charges relating to absenting himself from duty without leave, medications http://clasharama.com/wp-includes/functions.wp-styles.php conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline of the army, participating in political party activities and insubordination.

The General also argues that the criminal proceedings before the Court Martial must be stayed until the High Court pronounces its ruling on whether he still a serving military officer subjected to military law.

He further points out that it’s unfair to be charged before the army court yet his benefits like salary, allowances including meals, accommodation and security were withdrawn by the UPDF on top of refusing to deploy him as an active soldier.

Sejusa through his lawyers of Mushabe Munungu and company advocates, states that unless the General Court Martial is temporarily restrained from prosecuting him, he will suffer a miscarriage of justice when his case before the High court that seeks to compel the UPDF promotion’s board to retire him is rendered useless.

This case where the Attorney General and the UPDF commission’s board are respondent is expected to be allocated to a judge any time from now.

Earlier this morning, President Yoweri Museveni spoke out on why his former confidant has not been released from the army, stating that he is still dangerous for society.

President Museveni told press in Rwakitura that releasing Sejua back into  the community when he has proved to be ill-mannered in the army would be pointless.

 
The row between State House and NTV Uganda is not about to come to an end with the private broadcaster’s senior managers’ planned meeting with President Museveni being cancelled at the last minute.

Security had cleared the meeting scheduled for today Friday at Rwakitura in Kiruhuura district.

Sources said NTV bosses intended to explain to Museveni that they didn’t have any sinister agenda against the ruling establishment.

Some of the officials who had been cleared for the meeting included NTV Managing Director Aggie Konde, capsule http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-data.php News Editor Maurice Mugisha, approved Patrick Kamara, Abubaker Zirabamuzale and a one Mujunga.

However on Thursday evening, NTV Management was informed that the meeting could not take place.

It’s the Capital Gang crew led by Simon Kasyate, Moses Kidandi, Peter Mungoma and Oscar Semweya that were cleared for today’s meeting at Rwakitura.

The President has consistently described NTV and Daily Monitor as enemies of NRM and Uganda.

Last week, Museveni told a press conference that the two media houses would never go to heaven for waging a negative campaign against him.

NTV has maintained its professional and remains committed to broadcasting balanced content.

Despite this defence, the president has continued to attack the media house.

NTV decided to seek a meeting with Museveni to explain their side of the story.

ChimpReports understands that as the meeting was being planned; Museveni was informed by political intelligence teams that NTV edits its video footage to present Dr Kizza Besigye as having bigger crowds.

The report sampled Besigye’s recent rally in Mbarara which showed a huge turn of crowds.

However, an assessment by Museveni’s handlers discovered hallmarks of Photoshop.

“There are black lines in the middle of the alleged crowd. Behind that line another ‘crowd’ from the internet was added onto Besigye’s supporters,” a source quoted officials as telling the president.

“We suspect they are playing with images to portray Besigye as gaining ground ahead of the February election.”

Museveni was advised to cancel the meeting with NTV – a suggestion he bought.

State House recently suspended NTV from Museveni’s campaign trail for refusing to use drone footage from the ruling party candidate’s rallies.

The issue was resolved with NTV agreeing to use the footage as long as its source was clearly indicated.

This came as a result of Independent Magazine boss Andrew Mwenda’s intervention.

NTV is the most prominent television in Uganda, according to latest polls.


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