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By Vision Reporter

Added 12th April 2009 03:00 AM

Firm petitions MPs over land
- KAMPALA
A catering firm has petitioned Parliament over delayed compensation after Kampala City Council (KCC) allocated its land to the Golf Course Hotel. Eric Ndugwa, the Fairplay Catering Services managing director,

Firm petitions MPs over land
- KAMPALA
A catering firm has petitioned Parliament over delayed compensation after Kampala City Council (KCC) allocated its land to the Golf Course Hotel. Eric Ndugwa, the Fairplay Catering Services managing director, alleged they had paid sh86m for premium and ground rent for plots 69 to 88 on Yusuf Lule Road, which KCC had leased to them to construct a hotel in 1986. He added that KCC failed to complete the lease transfer of the 1.6 hectare land, saying the Government had halted any development on the land. “We also incurred a lot of expenses in feasibility studies,as well as payment to architects and quantity surveyors,” reads the petition. The committee chairperson, Abdu Katuntu, recently said they had written to KCC demanding an explanation over the matter.

Church raps gay groups
- Kampala
Religious leaders have condemned homosexual groups over increased sexual abuse. The leaders, under the Uganda Joint Christian Council (UJCC), also condemned increased cases of abortion, prostitution and human sacrifice. “Homosexuality is a destructive disease. We are not just bodies, but spiritual beings attacked by such evils in our society,” said Metropolitan Jonah Lwanga, the leader of the Orthodox Church and the UJCC chairperson. Lwanga compared homosexuality to the HIV/AIDS scourge that has no treatment, yet it steadily contributes to moral degeneration in society.
The religious leaders made the remarks at the commemoration of the Passover and death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

DP mobilisers defect to NRM
- WAKISO
Two officials of the Democratic Party (DP) have joined the National Resistance Movement (NRM). They are former Kakiri sub-county mobiliser Desderiyo Muweyu and former Kakiri town council speaker Johnson Gooloba.
The Vice-President, Prof. Gilbert Bukenya, welcomed them to the NRM and urged party members in the area to support them. Edward Ssinzibwa Mubiru, the area chairperson, witnessed the crossover. He said the former DP officials were encouraged to join the NRM because it had development projects.

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