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UMEME Halts Free Electricity Connections for Lack of Funds

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UMEME-the Electricity Regulatory Authority has halted with immediate effect of free electricity connections to rural households in Uganda because of financial constraints.

The program implemented by the government through the Rural Electrification Agency-REA in 2018 with the aim of supplying electricity at subsidized rates under the free Electricity Connections Policy (ECP).

Under the ECP,300,000 customers are to benefit annually by paying only shs20,000 for inspection while the government pays connection fees.

However, in a statement released on Wednesday morning, Peter Kaujju, the communications head at Umeme says that they were compelled to suspend the program due to financial constraints resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Due to a realignment of priorities and financial resources by the government in part brought by the unexpected Covid-19 pandemic, the ECP program has been put on hold until further notice,” Kaujju said.

He went on to explain that the Ministry of Energy, UMEME, and REA all acknowledge the weak financial standing constraints and working hard to sustain the program.



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MC Kats, Caroline Celebrate Love As Couple Listen To A Pass’ ‘Nkwagala’ Ballad

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MC Kats and Caroline Marcah have been somehow silent and off the scene but they are back with a bang.

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After MC Kats publicly declared that he can only be happy when his special woman Caroline Marcah is happy, he sent Netizens all over the country and beyond in frenzy.

Most of the Netizens were happy for MC Kats for finding new happiness and others of course castigated him. Like a pure dance-hole king, he organised a special birthday party for her at Mackinon Suits in Nakasero to cement his place in her heart.

MC Kats, Caroline  Marcah back with a bang
MC Kats, Marcah back with a bang

It was all about merrymaking that day! Much as she denied swallowing MC Kats’ cassava, it was hard to explain.

Since that day, the pair has been mute not until recently when they stepped out! Apparently the NBS After 5 presenter and Marcah chose to celebrate love and of course everything went on as planned.

In the video we have landed on, Kats and Marcah are seen seated next to each other in lovey-dovey mood as they listen to A Pass’ Nkwagala love ballad.

Check it out;

Do you think Marcah will bless Kats with more bundle of joys or it will end in tears?





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Sheilah declares; “My soulmate is money” after Gods Plan’s hit and run

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Sheilah Gashumba is one of the people who believed in love after pouring her heart out to boyfriend Marcus Ali Lwanga aka God’s Plan expecting a wedding with him however all her anticipations turned into daily nightmares.

Sheila Gashumba
Sheila Gashumba

God’s Plan is a man who had left his wife and children to be with beautiful Sheila. She loved him so much, traveled different places together, and always showed the world that they were meant to be. This seemed enough for her to trust Marcus and offer him her whole heart as well as believing that they were meant to be together forever.

She made a number of social media posts praising him and his riches. It was evident that she was drowning in his love. In fact, when their relationship was at its peak, she hinted about a wedding. However, Marcus couldn’t honor her wishes as he jumped out of the relationship before she started demanding to tie the knot hence leaving her heartbroken.

God's Plan broke up with Sheilah Gashumba
God’s Plan broke up with Sheilah Gashumba

Sheilah couldn’t let him go when she still wanted him. She, therefore, invited him to join her in Zanzibar so they can discuss getting back together. Unfortunately, Marcus was committed to ending the relationship.

While Marcus found it easy to move on, Sheilah still had things that reminded her of him for instance a tattoo of his name on her back which she would later get rid of.

Days after the breakup, she decided to replace the tattoo with another tattoo made in a shape of Angel wings. 

While she showed off a new man on her socials where she was kissing him, she still claims that she is single. 

For example, just one day after showing him off, she posted on her Twitter remarking that she never told anyone that she was dating adding that she is single.

Just recently she also made another tweet showing how she has given up on love and decided to concentrate on money.

She stated that she will never have a wedding.

“My soulmate is money unfortunately I will never get a wedding” she tweeted.





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Express Fc To Resurrect Their Form As They Travel To Mwererwe –

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Express Fc To Resurrect

Express fc will be aiming to return to winning ways after being held by SC Villa and most recently Mbarara City in their last two league games in Bombo and Wankulukuku respectively.

The Red Eagles are third on 37 points, five behind Venoms and Tax Collectors whereas Soltilo Bright Stars are 8th with 26 points accumulated from 18 games played so far.

Wasswa Bbosa welcomes back Cranes senior defender Murushid Jjuuko who has been serving a two match suspension following his red card in the 3-1 win over URA.

In Jjuuko’s absence, Enock Walusimbi has been pairing Isa Lumu in the center back. Walusimbi, who will also be facing his former side, is expected to shift back to the right back position.

Soltilo Bright Stars have won all their most recent three league games and have managed to score three goals in each of their last four games across all competitions. They beat Kitara 3-1, Wakiso Giants 3-1, Paidha Black Angels (Uganda Cup) 3-1, and MYDA 3-0.

Sam Ssekamatte Kayongo has so far managed to score eight goals for the Baker Mbowa’s coached team and will be expected to lead the attack against the meanest defense in the league.

Kayongo together with his offensive partners Joseph Janjali and Joseph Akandwanaho scored the three goals for Bright Stars in their recent victory against MYDA in Tororo.

Bright Stars will be without their first two goalkeepers Edwin Buule Kiwanuka and Benson Wegima. Kiwanuka got an accident while Wegima got injured during the win against Wakiso Giants last week.

Simon Tamale is expected to maintain his place in goal while Shamulan Kamya, a keeper from the U-17 team will be his deputy.

Right back Andrew Kaggwa is suspended after accumulating yellow cards while Amis Gabite, Jamir Nvule Kisitu, Ronald Ssempala and Samuel Ssekitto are all injured.

Jonathan Odong, a senior six student at Buddo SS is engaged in UACE exams.

Express will be without winger Godfrey Lwesibawa who is suspended due to accumulated bookings.

Long term absentees Abel Eturude, Arthur Kiggundu and striker George Ssenkaaba remain out of action.

Martin Kizza is expected to start despite limping off during their one all draw with Mbarara City on Saturday.

Express Fc To Resurrect

Both teams have met on 16 occasions across all competitions. Express have won five times, Bright Stars have managed three wins while the other eight games have ended in draws.

The first leg at Wankulukuku ended 2-1 in favour of Express with Frank Kalanda and Eric Kambale scoring inside the first 10 minutes of the game. Augustine Kacancu pulled one back for Bright Stars.





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