Sejusa Challenges Court Martial Trial in High Court

The Ambassador of Ireland to Uganda, cialis 40mg 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 conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline of the army, more about 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.



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