Crime & Investigation

NRM Poor Youth Leaders Arrested

Kazibwe (R) with Mbabazi at the latter's home in Kololo on Thursday moments before the arrests (Photo: Kenneth Kazibwe)

There was no single victory recorded in the Elgon group as the he FUFA Big league second round resumed on Thursday with 10 games. Kabale’s Creamland FC registered a moral boasting draw against Kampala side Proline in Kigezi.

Cliff Lukanga header in the 64th minute against Mujib Kasule’s Proline nearly made the difference in the rather hotly contested encounter but was just inches off the target.

Creamland pressed relentlessly in the second half and the home side came close with headers twice that forced the Proline goalie into excellent saves.

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“We played a very good Kabale side so we’re happy to get that draw. We had to show sacrifice and solidarity, this site ” said Mujib Kasule in the aftermath of the game.

Creamland   who last weekend was knocked out of the Uganda Cup by UPL Lweza after a hard battle remain at the bottom of the Elgon log with 8 points from 12 games played while Proline also stay static on 16 in 7th.

Slyvester Bwambale denied Kirinya/ Jinja S.S a home victory with an 88th minute equalizer to cancel James Otim’s opener.

At Masaka Recreational Stadium, cheapest the home side, Masaka Local Council played to a non scoring draw with Kireka United while at Kabale Municipal Stadium, Creamland and Proline Soccer Academy played to a barren draw.

Elsewhere, Joseph Kasenkende’s goal gave The Saints F.C a hard fought away 1-0 victory over Kumi United at the Boma grounds in the FUFA North East region district of Kumi.

Joseph Mutimba’s first half goal for Baza Holdings at their new home in Kawanda edged Water F.C 1-0 in one of the surprising results on the day.

In Lira district, Sporting United overcame Paidha Black Angels 1-0 courtesy of Godfrey Mugisha’s well taken goal on 27 minutes.

Ndejje University suffered an away loss at the hands of Jinja Municipal Stadium at Kakindu stadium thanks to Ntege Anywar’s strike.

There were victories for CRO away to Soroti Garage (0-2) and Wandegeya shocked Maroons 1-0 at Kiteezi play grounds.

Opening Day Results

Elgon Group:

Creamland F.C 0-0 Proline Soccer Academy

Kirinya/Jinja S.S 1-1 Kasese New Villa

Masaka L.C 0-0 Kireka United F.C

Busia United – VCC (Postponed)

Rwenzori Group:

Kumi United 0-1 The Saints F.C 

Baza Holdings 1-0 Water F.C 

Sporting United 1-0 Paidha Black Angels 

Jinja Municipal Council 1-0 Ndejje University 

Soroti Garage 0-2 Child’s Restoration Organization (CRO)

Wandegeya F.C 1-0 Maroons F.C

Next Fixtures: Saturday, 21st February 2015

Artland Katale Vs Synergy – Taibah High School, Entebbe Road

Hope Doves Vs Namasagali – Namboole

Busia United Vs Kasese New Villa – Busia Play Grounds
Detectives on Thursday night took into custody two NRM Poor Youth members on charges of embezzlement, more about Chimp Corps report.

Saddam Ismail and Kazibwe Bashir are currently detained at Kisugu Police station, price Kampala.

Kazibwe was among some of the NRM Poor Youth Group leaders who had earlier met former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi at his residence in Kololo on Thursday morning.

It is alleged the duo received Shs9m from Youth Livelihood Programme meant for a youth group in Makindye, healing Kampala only to misappropriate it.

Gender Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana said he was not aware about the youth’s arrest but cautioned that, “whoever attempts to steal or steal this money will go to jail.”

Bigirimana further stated he had demanded accountability from all Chief Administrative Officers for funds received under the Youth Livelihood Programme.

Government recently introduced the Youth Livelihood Project to offer soft loans to the youth to start commercial ventures.

Observers said then the project was timely considering that the youth, majority of who are unemployed, constitute 21.3 percent of the total population of Uganda, translating into 6.5 million people.

Funded directly from consolidated Fund from the treasury, YLP is being implemented over a period of five years (2013-2015) in all 112 districts of Uganda.

Officials said the principal target beneficiaries of the programmed are the unemployed youth aged between 18 to 30 years which includes dropouts from school and training institutions, youth living in slums, city streets.

Others proposed beneficiaries include high risk and impoverished communities, youth without opportunity to attend formal education, single parent youth, youth with disability and youth who have completed secondary school or tertiary institutions.


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