Buganda Katikkiro praises late Abu Mayanja for contributions to kingdom

Buganda kingdom heaped praise on the former Attorney General Abu Mayanja for his contribution towards the kingdom.

The praises were given during the 5th Abu Mayanja Memorial Lecture at the Sheraton Hotel in Kampala on Tuesday evening.

Chief guest at the memorial lecture, the Prime Minister of Buganda,Charles Peter Mayiga said Mayanja who died in 2005, spoke out boldly in support of constitutionalism and Buganda at a time when his peers dared not to say anything.

Electoral Commission extends voter register verification exercise

The Electoral Commission has announced an extension to the deadline for the general update of the National voters’ register to 4th may 2015. It was originally meant to close on 30th April.

The Electoral commission chairperson, Badru Kigundu has appealed to all those who have not yet registered for inclusion in the new register to check the details of all their particulars and take advantage of the extension. 

Footballer Joseph Ochaya faces arrest for holding two passports

KCCAs Joseph Ochaya could face arrest after information emerged on Tuesday that he holds two different passports.
Frank Anyau, the U-23 assistant coach revealed that they decided to drop the player ahead of the 2015 All Africa Games qualifier against Mozambique after discovering that he holds two valid passports with different names.

“Ochaya is a good player, but we fear to use him against Mozambique on Saturday because he has two different passports and this could cause us problems,” stated Anyau.

Pamela Ankunda, the spokesperson for the Uganda Immigration Department said they will carry out investigations about the matter and reveal the findings at a later date. “We shall let you know after the investigations are complete,” said Ankunda.

Last week the same player received an International Transfer Certificate (ITC) after Fifa issued a statement instructing Ghana’s Asante Kotoko to release Ochaya. The player who absconded last year and returned to Uganda had complained that the club was not fulfilling some of it’s contractual obligations.

Ochaya has since joined his former Club KCCA FC and featured for them in the 1-0 win against Entebbe FC on Tuesday in a Uganda Premier League (UPL) tie.

Uganda Cranes Beaten Again by Togo

Uganda Cranes have this afternoon lost again to Togo in the African Cup of Nations qualifying match.

Following an even first half with brilliant chances for both sides, Serge Akakpo’s 72nd minute header was all Togo needed after facing a hard fought battle with Uganda Cranes.

Uganda named Isaac Isinde and Savio Kabugo at the heart of defence after Andrew Mwesigwa received a second yellow card in Kampala on Saturday.

The Uganda Cranes will host Ghana before travelling for the final match to determine who will head to Morocco for the Afcon 2015 finals.

Fire destroys school property worth millions

Property worth millions was destroyed after a fire gutted a 60 capacity girl’s dormitory at St. Jude Secondary school in Lwengo district.

The Regional Police Commander Maxwell Ogwal, attributed the cause of the fire to a short-circuit.

The fire broke out at 8:30 pm yesterday as students were in their in classrooms.
No students were injured in the fire however the School director Mary Kabanda and 10 other students have been admitted at Masaka Referral Hospital suffering from shock.

Odoki’s appointment illegal

The Constitutional court has ruled that the re-appointment of chief justice Benjamin Odoki was illegal.

Four Justices Solome Bbosa, Eldard Mwanguhya, Remmy Kasule agreed with Justice Lillian Tibatemwa that it was wrong for the President to reappoint Rtd Cheif Justice Odoki.

The four justices ruled that the advice of the Judicial Service Commission a prerequisite for the appointment of the Chief Justice. But Justice Rubby Opio Aweri dissented.