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As it happened: Uganda Today - Monday January 21

By Joseph Kizza

Added 21st January 2019 08:00 AM

The murder trial of Mathew Kanyamunyu and two others fails to kick off on Monday at the High Court in Kampala.

As it happened: Uganda Today - Monday January 21

The murder trial of Mathew Kanyamunyu and two others fails to kick off on Monday at the High Court in Kampala.

ROLLING NEWS THROUGHOUT THE DAY

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1:00pm

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  Goodbye!


It's a half day here today.

Let's meet again tomorrow.

 

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12:45pm

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   Kanyamunyu trial fails to kick off



In court . . .

 

 

 

 

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12:30pm

Kanyamunyu trial fails to kick off

By Barbra Kabahumuza at the High Court:

The hearing of a murder case involving three people, including Quantum Express Logistics executive director Mathew Kanyamunyu, failed to kick off today at the High Court in Kampala.

Kanyamunyu, Joseph Kanyamunyu and Burundian Cynthia Munwangari, accused of killing activist Kenneth Akena, appeared in court Monday morning.

But their trial did not take off because the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) did not diclose his intended evidence to the suspects on time.

 

Justice Stephen Mubiru pushed the trial to the next convenient criminal session of the court, saying he cannot find another date to fix the case for hearing given the fact that he is left with Just a week wihin which to conclude the session.

The trio, currently out on bail, had recently appeared before judge Mubiru and denied the charges.

According to the prosecution team, the accused and others still at large on November 12, 2016, with malice aforethought, caused the death of Akena in Kampala.

Kanyamunyu allegedly shot Akena in the stomach for reportedly denting his car. Akena died the day after the alleged attack at Norvik Hospital.

It is alleged that prior to his death, Akena told medics at the health facility that the people who took him there were responsible for his shooting.

 

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11:30am

Learn mushroom growing at Harvest Money Expo

By Joshua Kato:

Mushroom growing is one of the lucrative farming enterprises that can be carried out on limited space. Consequently, for the first time the Harvest Money expo will provide opportunity to farmers to learn about mushroom farming.

An expert trainer, Abel Kiddu, owns Africa Mushroom Growers, Uganda and will be at the expo to offer training on mushroom growing. Kiddu was one of the best farmers for 2018. The Harvest Money expo will be held between February 15 and February 17 at Mandela National Stadium Namboole in Wakiso district. Kiddu learnt mushroom farming from his mother, Joyce Wasswa, at Luvuuma zone in Makindye, a Kampala suburb and now owns a multi-million shilling mushroom farm.

 

A graduate of electrical engineering from Makerere University, Kiddu says he quit a lucrataive job to concentrate on growing mushrooms. "After graduation, I got a job with CNOOC Uganda, but the salary was not meeting all my needs. I needed additional income," he says. Kiddu's mother had joined a women development club, where they had been taught about mushroom growing.

"My mother started growing mushrooms at home and would earn about sh20,000 a day. I saw this as an opportunity for me to also get a side income to boost my earnings," he says. At Namboole, he will train farmers in the A-Z of making mushroom gardens.

 

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11:05am

  YOUR SAY: Should we do away with A'level?


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  Your responses on our post on Facebook


Kusiima Lawrence: Babu Jawad A big number of students stop in S.6 owing to lack of money to fund their tuition at campus' and such students ain't having any skills as the existing education set up in Uganda is more of job seeking and theoretical, with this proposed set up students will be availed with some skills even if they don't join universities, on this I stand with you OPPOSITION MPS as everyday on matters that matter to people.

Andrew Busuulwa: The entire education system from primary, secondary to institutions of higher learning should be over hauled @ equip learners with skills that are applicable to the development needs of Uganda and enable them become competitive in the global job market as well.

Opoka Richard: This is the best there is. Kenya does not have A'level but they seem to be better learned than Ugandan. we should embrace that suggestion, vocational training is far better that A'level

 

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10:53am

  Have you given the #10YearChallenge a shot?



Meanwhile, the World Health Organisation (WHO) executive board is set to meet in the Swiss city Geneva from January 24 to February1.

When they meet, members will discuss WHO's plans for 2019−2023 13th General Programme of Work, proposed programme budget 2020-21 and the ongoing transformation process. 

 

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10:43am

Have you given the #10YearChallenge a shot?

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), not ready to be hit by the #FOMO bug, jumped onto the bandwagon.

Not a shabby attempt, if you asked me.

 

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10:25am

  Across the border - in DR Congo


African nations have begun recognising Felix Tshisekedi as DR Congo's incoming president after the Constitutional Court upheld the vote results, rejecting claims by his main rival of an election stitch-up.

The 16-nation Southern African Development Community (SADC) along with Kenya have congratulated Tshisekedi and called for a peaceful handover of power.

After the court dismissed runner-up Martin Fayulu's call for a recount as "absurd", Tshisekedi was declared the winner with 38.5 percent of the vote, paving the way for him to take over from the country's longtime leader Joseph Kabila.

The 55-year-old should be sworn into office on Tuesday, according to his entourage.

 

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10:19am

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  WATCH: Around Uganda


Karamoja in the news.

 

 

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10:08am

  YOUR SAY: Should we do away with A'level?


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Kusiima Lawrence:
Those in support of this are failures. They want shortcuts. Its simple if you want A-level you can join and if you want vocation, you can also join Temutukiya. Some people have not joined A level and are in their dream careers while others have joined also they are also in their dream careers. A level is not for academic dwarfs.

Warom Denis: So many people have totally misunderstood this thing, the idea is that A level be scrapped off so that after your S4 one go join a career vocational course that start shaping you right before joining the University for more specialise trainings and education in that it would eradicate this saga of spending five years after compas looking for work experience which employers demand. To me it's totally cool coz not everyone can afford a university education so even if u stop a college level u can still have the skills and know how unlike an A level drop out.

Ongu Isaac: Those who want to earn from their hands are free to branch off and leave others who desire to apply their brains more to continue. Vocational trainings are science based trainings that feed on academic research from Universities.HSC prepares students for both universities and vocational institutes. These Politicians are lazy, they started by giving out "capital" to youth, now they believe everyone should be a carpenter or builder, who will sit on those chairs?

 

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9:53am

  OUR POLL TODAY: Should we do away with A'level?


Opposition MPs have called for the abolition of the advanced level (A'level) of education, saying it is unnecessary. The legislators want A'level to be replaced by vocational and tertiary education.

So we are asking what think about this idea.

Send your email to digital@newvision.co.ug OR use our social media pages The New Vision on Facebook and @newvisionwire on Twitter.

If you wish, you can also get in touch with me directly πŸ‘‰ HERE

 

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9:45am

Your health matters

It is the beginning of a new week, and it is the perfect time to ensure that you go through it to the very end in good health.

And with that, allow me to share this message from the health ministry with you:

 

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9:25am

The sh139b 22-storey URA Tower

Rising above the rest and penetrating Kampala's skyline.

 

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9:18am

Revenue has 'tremendously improved'

At the opening, President Museveni said that back in the day, when he was still a guerilla leader, "I benefited from the inefficiencies of the East African customs systems then, which enabled me smuggle guns across borders".

"It was integrity and patriotism that we considered as we staffed and set the foundation of URA and because of this, our country's revenue collection has tremendously improved," he said.

 

"But the struggle to improve still stands. As a nation, there are no qualms on the growth and improvement of the human resource, but we insist on integrity and patritotism as well. Anybody that falls short on those standards is dispensable.

"In terms of technological advancement, I am pleased to see the growth in the institution's [URA's] operations. The war that this institution is engaged in is one of our survival, and growing our capacity to actualize self-sustenance.

"The job of URA is to facilitate the growth of our economy, not to stall it with beauracracies and corruption. As such, business people, investors, and all other taxpayers must receive premium service at this one-stop centre," said the President.

 

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9:12am

URA free from 'rent slavery'

On Saturday, President Yoweri Museveni presided over the official opening of the new the Uganda Revenue Authority Towers in Nakawa, Kampala, during which he congratulated the tax body for "getting out of rent slavery". 

 

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8:57am

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  CAF Confederation Cup: Game over for KCCA FC and Vipers SC


The road came to an abrupt end for KCCA FC and Vipers SC in this season's continental football as Uganda's only representatives in the 2018-19 CAF Confederation Cup got knocked out Sunday.

Both sides had their work cut out in the lead up to their respective fixtures.

 


KCCA, trailing 3-0 from the first leg, had to produce a magical turnaround at home against AS Otoho of Congo Brazzaville while Vipers travelled to Tunisia on a quest to upset CS Sfaxien after their first leg encounter in Kitende ended goalless.

To advance, the Kasasiro Boys required to find the back of the net at least four times without reply in what was poised to be a tricky assignment. The Venoms, on the other hand, needed at least a draw - but not a 0-0 result - to progress via the away-goals rule.

But by the end of the day, both sides were out.

Read full article here πŸ‘‰ HERE

 

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8:45am

Mathew Kanyamunyu: Trial begins today

The trial of three people, including Quantum Express Logistics executive director Mathew Kanyamunyu, is expected to kick off today at High Court in Kampala.

Kanyamunyu, Joseph Kanyamunyu and Burundian Cynthia Munwangari are accused of killing activist Kenneth Akena.

The trio, currently out on bail, recently appeared before High Court judge Stephen Mubiru and denied the charges.

 

According to the prosecution team, the accused and others still at large on November 12, 2016, with malice aforethought, caused the death of Akena in Kampala.

Kanyamunyu allegedly shot Akena in the stomach for reportedly denting his car. Akena died the day after the alleged attack at Norvik Hospital.

It is alleged that prior to his death, Akena told medics at the health facility that the people who took him there were responsible for his shooting.

 

 

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8:33am

What the papers are saying

Today's pullouts in the New Vision.

We are discussing Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders (PIDs) in HEALTH & Beauty.

And in INFRASTRUCTURE, we look at revenue collection, how new dams will affect tarrifs and how solar power is likely to light future homes.

(Get Monday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

 

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8:30am

What the papers are saying

Veteran journalist Andrew Mwenda talks the economy in this indepth article.

"I agree that from 2012 to 2018, Uganda's rate of GDP growth has decelerated to 4.1%. I have attached here a table of the GDP growth rates of 12 of Uganda's closest neighbours over this period, which shows we were number eight. So we can agree with Muhumuza that over the last seven years Uganda has performed below her potential."

(Get Monday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

 

 

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8:25am

What the papers are saying

The New Vision's front and back pages for today.

(Get Monday's #EPAPER here πŸ‘‰http://bit.ly/vgepaper)

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8:20am

  Get involved here


Have something to share with us today? It could be an idea, a critical comment or observation on just about anything.

A new school term officially begins in the first week of February. Has your child submitted to you their long beginning of term requirements list? Or are you thinking about changing schools for your child?

Outside of the education sphere, so many things are happening around - business, sports, politics, et al.

Would love to hear from you.

Send your email to digital@newvision.co.ug OR use our social media pages The New Vision on Facebook and @newvisionwire on Twitter.

If you wish, you can also get in touch with me directly πŸ‘‰ HERE

 

 

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8:07am

  Good [wet] morning



Hello and good morning to you all. 10 days left to say goodbye to the first month of the year.

 


Wait, did I hear someone claim that January has 50 days? Cummon now!

Anyways, hoping you are fine - and for all those going through the lows, praying that all gets well soonest.

A warm welcome to this live page. I will try to keep you up to date with what's going on in the country. Glad to have your company.

 

#UgandaToday

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8:00am

  It's time. Let us begin


"Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin." ― Mother Theresa

 

 

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