uganda Crazy Medias All Crazy Uganda Media Stuff Mon, 21 May 2018 04:32:19 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 90700162 Gifted mother manufacturing counterfeit money nabbed Mon, 21 May 2018 04:32:19 +0000

Suspected key masterminds of counterfeiting in Kampala have today been arrested by the central police

Joseph Mugerwa who was arrested on 17th May was in possession of a million counterfeit notes.

He revealed to police that the source of the activity was a one Namyenya Hajji Tumwesigye.

With this tip, police raided Hajji Abdhulla’s home at Kagujje in Katwe and also found a bag full of counterfeit notes of different denominations.

The lady, 38 year old Sauda Namyenya was found at the home, minting the notes. She is currently in custody.

Both Mugerwa and Namyenya will be with possession of counterfeits vide SD 23/17/05/2018.

Counterfeit money is being circulated everywhere in the world these days.

While its circulation makes more money available to the people, it has some adverse effects on the economy.

Counterfeiting leads to a reduction in the value of genuine legal tender and leads to an increase in prices (inflation) due to more money being circulated.


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Kadaga wants health services recentralised Mon, 21 May 2018 04:32:18 +0000

Kadaga in a meeting with a group of health advocates

The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga has called for the review of administrative functions devolved to local governments in light of what she said were failures in health services delivery.

In a meeting with a group of health advocates to discuss health workers’ absenteeism at local health facilities, Kadaga said it is time sensitive services like health be vested entirely under authority of the central government.

“We have to review decentralization because it seems many of the functions left to local governments are not yielding the desired results,” said Kadaga.

Describing the health sector as one of the “sick sectors in our country,” the Speaker lauded the volunteers for “knowing your civic rights and beginning a revolution in the health sector”.

Ms Christine Nanziri, an advocacy volunteer who presented a report to the Speaker on health workers absenteeism called for Parliament’s intervention.

In a presentation laced with anecdotal reference to harrowing tales of neglected health centers in which patients suffer, Nanziri said Parliament should enforce supervision to ensure attendance and delivery of health services to patients.

“On average, our health workers report at 10.00am and leave at 2.00pm. Even then, they have a tendency to register, then abscond without offering any services to patients,” said Nanziri.

Kadaga offered to connect the group to a Kenyan lady who she said started a similar initiative, and recently addressed a United Nations Summit on women issues held in New York about her successes.

Upon the advent of the 1995 Constitution, several layers of local administration were created, with services such as health and education becoming devolved functions.

Nanziri said most health workers front lack of equipment and poor remuneration as one of the core reasons for their absenteeism.

In the recent past, heath workers’ pay has attracted a controversial debate with President Yoweri Museveni insisting government will import Cuban doctors to take charge of major health facilities.

This, said President Museveni, is because of the “indiscipline” by perennially striking medical doctors who have persistently complained about poor pay.

The health system hierarchy, meanwhile, was designed to have health centre II, III and IV deal with medical conditions with referrals in case of complications in that order.

Due to second rate services at the lower levels, however, patients flood Mulago National Referral Hospital, which is under pressure to expand.

The lobbyists asked Parliament to increase funding for health inspection to enforce attendance to duty by health workers.

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Former Flying squad officer arrested over Kidnap Mon, 21 May 2018 04:32:16 +0000

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A policeman formerly attached the Flying Squad Unit has been arrested for kidnap.

John Kalume together with his friend whom he identified as Moses Mukiibi are said to have kidnapped Micheal Kisinga alias Skater on Friday evening from Bwaise Growers .

The duo, it is alleged abducted Skater and started demanding two million Uganda shillings for a ransom from his wife.

Kisinga’s wife reported to Kawempe Police Station, and the suspects were arrested from around Bwaise in a tinted van.

Skater was rescued with no ransom paid but also arrested for previous crimes he committed.

Kawempe police has had him on their watchlist for persons wanted in regards to previous crimes of aggregated robbery.

He told police that the duo kidnapped him due to a previous deal gone bad, hence their 2m demand

Police has therefore taken him in detention together with his captors, and they await arraignment before courts next week.

Kampala Metropolitan Police Spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire said that police has fully brought on board all teams on the grassroots and other security stakeholders in regards to kidnap occurrences.

“We hope these arrests serve as a reminder that such criminality will not be tolerated in Kampala Metropolitan Area. This investigation demonstrates the metropolitan police’s commitment to tackling these crimes,” he said.

The three suspects are currently detained at Kawempe Police Station pending to be arraigned before courts of law next week.

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Nigeria:Cyber Crime – Two Nigerians Jailed in UK for Stealing £1 Million Mon, 21 May 2018 02:32:38 +0000 [This Day] Two Nigerians, Emmanuel Mmaduike and Olawale Kashimawo, both 31, who operated a London-based cyber crime group have been jailed after stealing more than £1m.

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Africa:Chimpanzees Eat Plants That Point to New Ways of Treating Diseases Mon, 21 May 2018 02:32:37 +0000 [The Conversation Africa] As cancer and other non-infectious diseases continue to rise all over the world it’s become harder for scientists to find safe, effective treatments. In addition, bacteria are becoming more and more resistant to drugs and synthetic medicines have become harsher.

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Kenya:Why Kenya's Proposal to Execute Convicted Poachers Is a Bad Idea Mon, 21 May 2018 02:32:36 +0000 [The Conversation Africa] Wildlife poaching in Kenya may soon be a capital offence, punishable by death. The proposal has surfaced because people believe existing penalties aren’t stringent enough, and because of the huge burden that poaching places on the country.

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Namibia:Swapo Party Youth League to Expel Members Who Insult Leaders On Social Media Mon, 21 May 2018 02:32:35 +0000 [Namibian] THE secretary of the Swapo Party Youth League (SPYL), Ephraim Nekongo says the league will expel members who are found insulting party leaders on social media platforms.

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Nigeria:How Courageous Civilians Foil Suicide Attack in Yobe Mosque – Army Mon, 21 May 2018 02:32:34 +0000 [Vanguard] The Nigerian Army says some courageous civilians on Sunday foiled a suicide bomb attack by a suspected female Boko Haram member on a mosque in Gashua, Gujba Local Government Area of Yobe.

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Royal wedding guests moved to tears by Prince Charles speech about his 'darling old Harry' Mon, 21 May 2018 01:30:57 +0000 0 114663 Who is Michael Curry, the royal wedding preacher who stole the show at the ceremony? Mon, 21 May 2018 01:30:56 +0000 0 114662