Uganda Queen Bangi Thumped by Iranian

Shamim Bangi

Bishop Joshua Lwere, adiposity the Overseer of the Born Again Pentecostal Churches in Uganda, ambulance has asked the national armed forces UPDF to expand its foreign expeditions, look describing this as a God-given assignment to the army.

Bishop Lwere was speaking at a Thanksgiving ceremony held by the UPDF at army headquarters in Mbuya on Saturday.

The controversial cleric described the current UPDF as a much more transformed, disciplined and very dissimilar from the country’s post-independence forces.

Commenting on the army’s foreign missions Lwere stated, “Fight on, do not listen to distracters, those who say that you should not go to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves, this is an honor from God, we must be our neighbors keepers,” said bishop Lwere.

The UPDF is currently maintaining peacekeeping forces in neighboring South Sudan, Somalia, and the Central Africa Republic.

There’s also tales that an elite unit of the UPDF has been prepared for an expedition in West African Nigeria to counter the Islamist Boko Haram militants.

The various missions have often been criticized by observers as overstraining the national army.

Lwere added that nations that have been ravaged by war should be assisted and so the UPDF has a mandate to fight and help to keep peace both in Uganda and its neighbors.

“You have a mandate to fight those who attack those under attack, and we must be proud of our forces; even when we were in crisis, the UPDF protected us. Uganda has never called in any foreign force to assist them in any conflict,” said Lwere.

He added that those who try to stop what God has sanctioned are wrong, because this is a righteous war and that all those who propagate evil ought to be stopped.

In April last year, the bishop caused a stir when told the UPDF soldiers that God would punish them if they didn’t kill “perpetuators of evil”.

He said, “When you fight righteous war, God is with you. If you don’t kill those who perpetuate evil, God will kill you,” he said.

The message was described by fellow pastors as a “total rebellion against the teachings of Jesus Christ”

News is emerging that President Yoweri Museveni has announced yet another cabinet reshuffle and among the new faces is former Health Minister Jim Muhwezi.

Muhwezi lost his post in the cabinet after he was implicated in swindling of billons of shillings from Global Fund, sickness meant for malaria and HIV treatment.

The Bujumbura MP has now bounced back as the new Minister for Information and National guidance, pill replacing Hon Rose Namayanja.

Namayanja, was recently appointed on the ruling NRM Secretariat, where she is expected to serve full time.

Mary Karoro who had just been appointed to head the Gender Ministry, is now the new Security Minister.

Matia Kasaija is also taking over his former boss Maria Kiwanuka as the new Finance Minister. Kawanuka was appointed Presidential Adviser for Financie.

Abraham Byandala, who was recently engulfed in serious infrastructure money scandals, has also been replaced by his junior Hon John Byabagambi. Byandala is now the new Minister without Portfolio.

The controversial Attorney General Peter Nyombi was also thrown out and replaced with Fred Ruhindi.

Meanwhile Makerere University Technology Professor Tickodri Togboa, the brain behind the Kiira EV Car, was appointed State Minster for Higher Education, replacing Hon Hon John Muyingo.

The rest of the Cabinet Ministers were retained, including Foreign Affairs Minister Hon Sam Kuteesa, who was recently appointed President of the UN General Assembly.


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Minister of State for Economics and Monitoring – Henry Banyenzaki

Minister of State for Ethics and Integrity Simon Lokodo

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Minister of State for Relief Disaster Preparedness – Musa Echweru

Minister of State for Karamoja – Oundo Nekesa

Minister of State for Teso Affairs – Amongin Christine

Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs – Kiiza Ernest

Minister of State for Regional Affairs – Mateke Philemon

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Minister of State for – Agriculture VINCENT SEMPIJJA

Minister of State for Fisheries  – NYIIRA ZERUBABEL MIJUMBI

Minister of State for Animal Industry – RWAMIRAMA K. BRIGHT

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Minister of State for Sports – BAKABULINDI CHARLES

Minister of State for Primary Education – JOHN CHRYSOSTOM MUYINGO

Minister of State for Higher Education, Science and Technology – TOKODRI TAGBOA

Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development

Minister of State for Energy – D’UJANGA SIMON

Minister of State for Minerals – PETER LOKERIS AIMAT

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Minister of State for Finance (General) – JACAN (JALONYO) OMACH FRED MANDIR

Minister of State for Planning – BAHATI DAVID

Minister of State for investment – AJEDRA GABRIEL

Minister of State for Privatization – KAJARA ASTON

Minister of State for Micro-Finance –  CAROLINE AMALI OKAO

Minister of State for Gender and Culture – ISANGA LUKIA NAKADAMA

Minister of State for Youth and Children Affairs Children Affairs – ANITE EVELYN

Minister of State for Labour, employment and industrial relations – KAMANDA BATARINGAYA

Minister of State for the Elderly and Disability – MADADA SULAIMAN

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Minister of State for Health [General]  – BARYOMUNSI CHRIS

Minister of State for Primary Health Care – SARAH OPENDI OCHIENG

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Minister of State for Transport – CHEBROT STEPHEN CHEMOIKO

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Deputy Attorney General – MWESIGWA RUKUTANA

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Minister of State for Internal Affairs – BABA JAMES

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Minister of State for Local Government – AADROA ALEX ONZIMA

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Minister of State for East African Affairs – SHEM BAGAINE

(Bretton Woods Institutions) – KIWANUKA MARIA



Maybe Uganda’s top female player, shop Bridget Shamim Bangi is yet to cement her status as a lethal singles badminton player. She was Saturday dumped out of the on-going Uganda International Badminton Championship by Iran’s Aghaei Hajiagha Soraya in a complete whitewash.

Soraya stopped Bangi 11-10, malady 11-6, 11-7 as the Ugandan player failed to adapt to the game. Another Ugandan favourite Gloria Najjuka was also beaten 11-4, 11-6, 11-3 by Africa’s best ranked player Grace Gabriel from Nigeria.

Bangi recently won gold at the women doubles of the Nigerian International where she paired with Egyptian Hosny Hadia but looked off colour in Lugogo today.

By press time, the quarterfinals were ongoing with Iran’s Soraya leading Egypt’s top player Hadia Hosny with the finals set for Sunday.

Full name: Shamin Bangi
Date of birth: July 6, 1993
Achievement: 2013 Uspa Female Badminton player of the year
Club: Ndejje
Role Model: Saina Nehwal (India)
Old World Ranking: 230
New World Ranking: 161
Old Africa Ranking: 7
New Africa Ranking: 4


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