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Mbabazi Aide, Capt. Emmy Katabazi, Charged at Military Court

Capt Emmy Katabazi has been charged at Makindye military Court Martial

President Museveni has said Uganda will soon revitalize Uganda airline to counter the rising air service fares, tadalafil http://crcpallc.com/templates/uneedo_j25/warp/systems/joomla/layouts/com_weblinks/category/default_items.php Chimp Corps report.

The president said this when he met the Ugandan delegation on the sidelines of the 11th Northern Corridor Infrastructure Projects Summit at Safari Park Hotel in Nairobi during the weekend.

While briefing the President, http://ca-uqam.info/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-list-shortcodes-endpoint.php the leader of the delegation Hon Sam Kutesa, http://demcsb.com/wp-includes/pomo/po.php Minister of Foreign Affairs said that despite prior arrangements under NCIP, the air service fare in the region have shot up again raising concern of the regional leaders.

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The President was also concerned about the access of Ugandan goods to the regional markets.

He said, “our goods must get access to the market,” adding, “this is not a favour or something to lobby for.”

He further said that Uganda has been supporting Kenyan economy unconditional close to 40 years now.

He wondered why Kenya or any other country in the region should block Ugandan goods access to the market.

The president wondered how one individual can delay the whole government project.

He was responding to the issue where the development of Mbarara – Mirama Hill power transmission line had stalled due to due to challenges of acquiring land for development of substations.

He advised Ugandans to do whatever within their means for the success of the NCIPs.

Museveni in August performed a ground breaking ceremony for the expansion projects of Entebbe International Airport.

The ceremony took place at the airport in Entebbe. The project budget is US$200m. The construction period is expected to be completed in 5 years time.

President Museveni thanked the Government of China for extending the soft loan to Uganda that is going to be utilized to improve Entebbe International Airport.

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It should be remembered that in September 2014, President Museveni held a meeting with the Chief Operating Officer of Universal Aerospace from South Africa, Mr Doug Berry, who called on him at State House, Entebbe.

Mr Berry told the President of the plans by the Universal Aerospace Company, to construct maintenance and repair of aircraft facilities in Uganda, re-launching of the Uganda Airlines, as well as the building of a new airport in Uganda’s oil fields in the Albertine area.

Insiders tell Chimpreports that at the peak of Uganda’s oil production, Uganda will need 40 domestic flights which could generate plenty of money for the airline.

It would also reduce the cost of flights in the region by competing with stronger national airlines especially in East Africa.

Uganda Airlines was the flag carrier of Uganda established in May 1976 before starting operations in 1977.

Attempts were made by the Government of Uganda to privatise the company, but all potential bidders pulled out, eventually leading to the liquidation of Uganda Airlines Corporation in May 2001.

As of 2014, there are plans from the government to revive the carrier, with the most optimistic expressing that this can be consummated by year end.

Museveni recently told a business summit in Kampala that the government-owned Ugandan Development Corporation (UDC) would soon take charge of key national investments especially where the private sector does not perform very well.

President Museveni assured Mr. Berry the Uganda Government’s support to the projects adding that the government will carry out all the necessary requirements to ensure that the projects are implemented.
Captain Emmy Katabazi, website like this http://coparmex.org.mx/wp-content/plugins/woocommerce/includes/class-wc-integrations.php the former aide of sacked Prime Minister and current Presidential aspirant, http://cycling.today/wp-admin/includes/class-walker-category-checklist.php Hon Amama Mbabazi, has Tuesday appeared before the Makindye General Court Martial.

The controversial spy, who has on several occasions eluded arrest on grounds of mobilising against President Museveni’s government, was charged with ‘absence without leave’ which prosecution said was contrary to Section 148 (1) (a) of the UPDF Act, 2005.

According to law cited by prosecution, a soldier who without authority leaves or absents himself from his unit or place where his duty requires him to be, or fails to return, is liable on conviction to four years prison.

The State today submitted that Katabazi (RA/184379), “a male adult Ugandan of sound mind aged 51, a militant of the regular Forces of Uganda People’s Defence attached to the Internal Security Organisation, a resident of Kansanga, a person subject to military law by virtue of Section 119 (1) a of the UPDF Act, 2005 is hereby charged with Absence without leave C/S 148 (1) (a) of the UPDF Act, 2005.”

Prosecution argued that Katabazi “between 21st and 27th of May 2015, when deployed at the ISO headquarters in Nakasero, without authority left the said place where his duties required him to be and went to diverse places in Jinja, Mbale, Soroti, Lira, Gulu, Arua and Yumbe districts.”

Military officials said this was “conduct prejudicial to the good order and disciple” of UPDF.

It was further alleged by prosecution that “while in the diverse places without proper authorisation from the UPDF appropriate authorities,” Katabazi “made public speeches thereby contravening rule 2 (1) of Code of Conduct for the Defence Forces, which conduct is prejudicial to good order and discipline of the Defence Forces.”

More details on what Katabazi said during his tour of Eastern and Northern Uganda remain unclear.

However, insiders say Katabazi was engaged in grassroots political mobilisation campaigns for Mbabazi ahead of the former premier’s nomination as a presidential candidate.

Serving soldiers are barred from participating in partisan politics.

Katabazi did not take plea after court martial boss; Maj Gen Karuhanga read the charges.

“I will take plea in presence of my lawyer who is not in court today,” said Katabazi.

Gen Karuhanga adjourned the case to November 3 before sending Katabazi on remand at Makindye Military Barracks.

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In September 2014, Katabazi who is at the rank of Principal Intelligence Officer, was put under investigation by intelligence over reports that he was participating in activities thought to have threatened state security.

Katabazi was summoned to the Military Police headquarters where he was grilled for several hours by military chiefs over his alleged involvement in activities said to be “very suspicious.”

He denied the charge, saying he was being framed by police boss Gen Kale Kayihura.

Katabazi was further suspected of conniving with former Bukanga MP Eng Nathan Byanyima to print pro-Mbabazi t-shirts and also dish out hundreds of tickets to soccer fanatics during the football match between Uganda and Guinea at Mandela National Stadium in 2014.

Sources revealed then that Katabazi was running special intelligence gathering operations for Mbabazi’s personal consumption.

“Katabazi was given a last warning. He should have been dismissed from the army long ago for several acts of indiscipline but Mbabazi kept protecting him,” said a source.

It’s said at one time in Northern Uganda where he was appointed RDC, Katabazi entered a Mosque with shoes and a gun, sparking fury from the Muslim community which reported the case to President Museveni.

Museveni ordered his transfer from the area.

It should also be remembered that security attempted to arrest Katabazi during a special police operation against Mbabazi’s supporters last year.

However, he managed to keep changing cars after sneaking out of his home in Kampala at night en route to western Uganda.

This compelled Mbabazi to telephone Museveni asking, “Why is security hunting down Katabazi?”

Museveni is said to have directed that Gen Kayihura holds talks with Mbabazi over the matter but this did not bear fruit.

Kayihura kept the evasive Katabazi on the radar until his arrest a couple of weeks ago and subsequent detention at a military facility in Kampala.

 

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