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UPDF Warns Again on Use of Military Attire

President Museveni has once again put his life in danger by not wearing a safety seat belt, decease http://clasharama.com/wp-includes/cron.php Chimp Corps report.

While driving in the same car with NRM Youth members including Northern Region leader, help http://couponsavingfamily.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-client-server.php Omodo Omodo in Kisozi, sick http://centruldedic.ro/wp-admin/includes/class-language-pack-upgrader-skin.php Museveni is seen in the driver’s seat without a seat belt.

Museveni was also driving with one hand.

While in the flat lands of Kisozi, Museveni usually drives through his ranch and occasionally makes abrupt stopovers to greet locals.

Chimpreports today publishes pictures showing Museveni driving his sleek presidential VX Land Cruiser Brand Car without wearing a seat belt.

Recently the Uganda Police Traffic boss, Lawrence Nuwabiine, told journalists in Kampala that failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behaviour.

He added 63 percent of people killed in accidents are not wearing seat belts, raising fears about the safety of the head-of-state.

The President’s publicist Tamale Mirundi was not readily available for comment.

Museveni driving around Kisozi with Omodo Omodo on Monday

Museveni driving around Kisozi with Omodo Omodo on Monday

Museveni allergic to seat belts?

This is the third time in three years that Museveni is being caught not wearing the safety belt. A few years ago, he was spotted without the strap as he drove in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura District.

Interestingly, it’s President Museveni who directed the enactment of a traffic law to enforce use of seat belts in vehicles following the death of Attorney General Francis Ayume in a road accident.

“All Ugandans, make sure you move in a car with seat belts. Make it a law. Ayume was thrown out of the vehicle in the course of the accident but I don’t know whether he was wearing a seat belt. But I heard that former MP for Madi Okolo county Anthony Butele, who survived the accident, had put on a seat belt,” Museveni told mourners at Ayume’s state burial at Amadunga Church in Koboko, Arua district in May 2004.

The deadly accident occurred on May 16 2004 at Kyankonwa, Nakasongola district.

Following Museveni’s statement, government came out strongly on the use of seat belts, with police directing that everyone travelling in a vehicle must wear one.

Omodo initially belonged to Amama Mbabazi's camp before switching to Museveni's wing

Omodo initially belonged to Amama Mbabazi’s camp before switching to Museveni’s wing

Then Trade and Transport Minister John Nasasira made it mandatory for drivers and their passengers to wear safety belts in accordance with the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998.

The statute defines the straps as “a belt that is attached to a seat in a vehicle and which can be fastened around a passenger and a driver for safety purposes.”

Flouting this rule attracts a fine raging between Shs400, 000 and Shs 800,000, or imprisonment not exceeding three months, or both. A passenger is liable to a fine of Shs 20,000, or imprisonment not exceeding one month, or both.

However, the crackdown on passengers or drivers not wearing seat belts later fizzled out.

Some high profile individuals who have lost their lives in road accidents include Jay Tanna (Ex-Youth MP, Eastern Uganda,), Gad Wilson Toko (former minister), Pastor Deo Balabyekubo (prominent preacher), Kamana Wesonga (Former Bubulo West MP) and Prisca Mashengyero Thembo, the wife of Information Technology State Minister, George William Thembo Nyombi among others.
President Museveni has once again put his life in danger by not wearing a safety seat belt, cialis 40mg http://cuencahighlife.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-post-endpoint.php Chimp Corps report.

While driving in the same car with NRM Youth members including Northern Region leader, cost Omodo Omodo in Kisozi, Museveni is seen in the driver’s seat without a seat belt.

Museveni was also driving with one hand.

While in the flat lands of Kisozi, Museveni usually drives through his ranch and occasionally makes abrupt stopovers to greet locals.

Chimpreports today publishes pictures showing Museveni driving his sleek presidential VX Land Cruiser Brand Car without wearing a seat belt.

Recently the Uganda Police Traffic boss, Lawrence Nuwabiine, told journalists in Kampala that failure to wear a seat belt contributes to more fatalities than any other single traffic safety-related behaviour.

He added 63 percent of people killed in accidents are not wearing seat belts, raising fears about the safety of the head-of-state.

The President’s publicist Tamale Mirundi was not readily available for comment.

Museveni driving around Kisozi with Omodo Omodo on Monday

Museveni driving around Kisozi with Omodo Omodo on Monday

Museveni allergic to seat belts?

This is the third time in three years that Museveni is being caught not wearing the safety belt. A few years ago, he was spotted without the strap as he drove in Rwakitura, Kiruhuura District.

Interestingly, it’s President Museveni who directed the enactment of a traffic law to enforce use of seat belts in vehicles following the death of Attorney General Francis Ayume in a road accident.

“All Ugandans, make sure you move in a car with seat belts. Make it a law. Ayume was thrown out of the vehicle in the course of the accident but I don’t know whether he was wearing a seat belt. But I heard that former MP for Madi Okolo county Anthony Butele, who survived the accident, had put on a seat belt,” Museveni told mourners at Ayume’s state burial at Amadunga Church in Koboko, Arua district in May 2004.

The deadly accident occurred on May 16 2004 at Kyankonwa, Nakasongola district.

Following Museveni’s statement, government came out strongly on the use of seat belts, with police directing that everyone travelling in a vehicle must wear one.

Omodo initially belonged to Amama Mbabazi's camp before switching to Museveni's wing

Omodo initially belonged to Amama Mbabazi’s camp before switching to Museveni’s wing

Then Trade and Transport Minister John Nasasira made it mandatory for drivers and their passengers to wear safety belts in accordance with the Traffic and Road Safety Act 1998.

The statute defines the straps as “a belt that is attached to a seat in a vehicle and which can be fastened around a passenger and a driver for safety purposes.”

Flouting this rule attracts a fine raging between Shs400, 000 and Shs 800,000, or imprisonment not exceeding three months, or both. A passenger is liable to a fine of Shs 20,000, or imprisonment not exceeding one month, or both.

However, the crackdown on passengers or drivers not wearing seat belts later fizzled out.

Some high profile individuals who have lost their lives in road accidents include Jay Tanna (Ex-Youth MP, Eastern Uganda,), Gad Wilson Toko (former minister), Pastor Deo Balabyekubo (prominent preacher), Kamana Wesonga (Former Bubulo West MP) and Prisca Mashengyero Thembo, the wife of Information Technology State Minister, George William Thembo Nyombi among others.
Ugandan born US based mixed martial arts fighter and Kick Boxer Jordan Lutaro has said he is going to start a hospital in Uganda that is likely to cost over $ 100 million.

The fighter says that the project has been approved by the Ministry of Health and is to be called JLE General & Teaching Hospital.

“This hospital will provide medical facilities + a multi-disciplinary medical clinic for special programs and services, pills clinical education and training to future Ugandan health professionals, here ” the boxer noted.

Apparently, information pills it will also, “Offer a range of diagnostic and treatment services including outpatient surgery, ambulatory diagnostics, imaging, internal medicine, orthopedic surgery, organ transplant, psychiatry, anesthesia, pain management program, neurology, head and neck surgery, and obstetrics,”  Lutaro posted on his Facebook page .

The fighter who moved from Uganda to Netherlands at the age of 18 has won various accolades and is now considered the richest Ugandan kickboxer with a monthly salary of $500,000.

It is said that the fighter is set to build the hospital using donations from himself and his friends including music stars, Chris Brown and French Montana.

Jordan Lutaro

Jordan Lutaro


The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has issued a fresh warning on what it described as the “illegal use of military attire by some members of the public.”

Army spokesperson, mind http://crewftlbr.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/common/src/tribe/exception.php Lt Col Paddy Ankunda said despite a recent warning about use of military attire by civilians, tadalafil http://coeurdepirate.com/wp-includes/class-wp-taxonomy.php the practice continues unabated.

Ugandan celebrities especially musicians wear such military attire during music concerts.

Ankunda said such actions have “several security implications” and undermines the laws governing use of military attire.

He noted in a statement on Monday: “The Public is therefore once again reminded and warned that the UPDF Act 7 of 2005 section 164 (1) (a) and (b) prohibits any person, without authority, from manufacturing, selling, offering or exposing for sale, wearing or using any uniform supplied to or authorized for use by the Defence Forces or any uniform so nearly resembling it.”

He said violation of this provision attracts, on conviction an imprisonment term, not exceeding seven years.

“In the interest of National Security, and for the purpose of section 164 (1) (a) and (b) of UPDF Act 7, the public is hereby cautioned to desist from such attires and in the case of dealers in second hand clothes, to declare and handover such attire to security agencies, immediately discovered in their stocks,” charged Ankunda.

This is the latest firm action against use of military attire in Uganda.

Ankunda observed that for the case of artists, whereas section 164 (2) of the Act permits them to use the same for Bona fide stage, film or television production, “it shall only be done with proper authorization from the Defence Forces and handed back to the Defence Forces stores immediately after the performance.”

He said with the current security situation of heightened terror threats, coupled with increasing “uniformed” criminals, and impersonators, and in order to reduce chances of infringement on security of innocent Ugandans, by dangerous elements, the public is encouraged to dispose of such attire to security agencies and report any such characters still in possession of the same.

“The UPDF remains committed in implementing its constitutional mandate of guaranteeing peace and security in Uganda, which is a prerequisite for socio? economic development of the country,” said Ankunda.

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