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Added 20th May 2007 03:00 AM

Muhangi case flops
MBARARA - The hearing of a case of manslaughter against rally ace Charles Muhangi flopped on Friday. State attorney Moses Onencan asked for an adjournemnt, saying he was new in the office.

Muhangi case flops
MBARARA - The hearing of a case of manslaughter against rally ace Charles Muhangi flopped on Friday. State attorney Moses Onencan asked for an adjournemnt, saying he was new in the office. Muhangi, his bodyguard David Ochaya and lawyer Geoffrey Nangumya are accused of killing Resty Mugabirwe and George Twakira last year.

Church assets to be sold
MITYANA - Unless All Saints Church in Busimbi parish clears a sh15m debt, its property will be sold. The money was obtained from the ecumenical church loan fund in 1995. Frenika General Agencies, court bailiffs from Kampala, this week advertised the church’s 1,000-seat hall for auctioning. But some church leaders claimed the money obtained by the then parish priest, the Rev. Keefa Ddibya, and treasurer Godfrey Kibirige was misappropriated.

CARE donates motorcycles
GULU - Seven community-based organisations the in north have received 10 motorcycles from CARE International, a charity. They are meant to help in provision of extension services in newly-created satellite camps. Care’s assistant country director, Shameem Siddiqi, who handed over the bikes on Thursday in Gulu.

Man accused of son’s murder
RUKUNGIRI - The Grade Two Magistrate’s court committed Herbert Kasibayo to the High Court for allegedly murdering his son two weeks ago. He had divorced the boy’s mother.

Peace summit opens today
KAMPALA - The International Institute for Peace through Tourism conference opens today at Kampala Serena Hotel. The meeting aims at expanding marketing opportunities in Asia, Europe, America and across the African continent, fostering tourism initiatives that contribute to reconciliation, peace and sustainable wealth creation in African regions that have experienced conflict. It seeks to broaden awareness of the social, cultural, environmental and economic benefits of tourism.

MP wants locals to get dam jobs
JINJA - The MP for Kagoma county, Frederick Mbagadhi, has suggested that the locals should get most of the jobs during the construction of Bujagali hydropower dam, to fight the massive unemployment. “My people are anxiously waiting for the project to take off but we request that they are given preferential treatment.” Mbagadhi was speaking at a two-day retreat for MPs on the national economy and natural resources committees at Nile Resort Hotel in Jinja on Saturday. Kevin Kariuki from Bujagali Energy Limited, said they were committed to employing the locals.

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