Connect with us

News

Old Passports to Phase Out Soon – Ministry of Internal Affairs

Published

on


The Ministry of Internal Affairs spokesperson Jacob Siminyu has issued a notice that whoever wishes to renew their old passports should quickly apply for the East African Community ones as the former are phasing out soon.

“We have received a lot of inquiries on the deadline of using old passports which still stands at January 31, 2021. So if you have an old passport and you plan to travel next year, you can apply online so that you can get it soon enough,” he said.

While addressing the media at the Media Center on Wednesday, Siminyu said, “There are people who have asked if there will be an extension on the deadline, if there is a required regional agreement then Uganda will not be an exemption.”

He advised those who applied for passports before the lockdown to re-apply and get new appointments.

“We have a number of people who applied for passports and their appointments were not fulfilled due to COVID-19. We are now open to about 30% instead of 100%, so apply and schedule an appointment,” Siminyu said.

He, however, noted that those who need the passports urgently should apply for express to avoid the long process.

“If you know that you are going to apply for a service and you are in a hurry, please apply for express. When you apply for express, you are not required to make an appointment,” he added.

Siminyu noted that some people applied before the online application system but haven’t been served yet. He assured them that Uganda Revenue Authority will refund their expenses.

“URA promised us and has been refunding money for applicants. Please make another payment using the new system, write to URA, ask for a refund, and attach the old and new receipt plus the passport,” he noted.

Siminyu added that anyone approaching the Ministry must be ready to follow the standard operating procedures.

“We had an incident where one of the leaders refused to wash his hands insisting that he has his own sanitizer in his car. I would like to urge all the people coming to Internal affairs to follow the SOPs, those who don’t want please don’t approach us,” he warned.

 



Source – chimpreports.com

News

Muntu Blocked in Kamwenge

Published

on

Alliance for National Transformation presidential candidate Gen. Mugisha Muntu has been blocked from campaigning in Kamwenge according to a statement he released earlier today.Below is the full statement:

STATEMENT
Today in Kamwenge, as we have done since the start of the campaign season, we headed out to speak with the people. We had earlier in the week agreed on the venue with security agencies. No one had anticipated that it would rain as much as it did, making it impossible for us or the people to access.

After identifying an alternative place only 100m away from the original venue, negotiating with the owner and communicating the same to the public, we headed to the second venue only to be stopped by police.

Our policy has always been to do all we can to be reasonable, even in the face of unreasonable action on the part of the state. We engaged the police leadership in a civilized, respectable manner well knowing that they intended to not only frustrate us, but cause us to act in ways that would give them an excuse to cause chaos. This was on top of their intimidating the radio we had booked and duly paid to appear on.

While we are confident that we are on the right side of both the law and reason, we have chosen not to endanger the lives of our supporters or the general public by escalating the situation. We will do everything humanly possible to avoid a single life being lost or blood being shed on account of our campaign.

And yet this truth remains: the regime’s days are numbered.

ChangeYouCanTrust

CountryBeforeSelf

Continue Reading

News

Is Johnson Byabashaija courting Enid Kukunda for protection?

Published

on

The very amiable Commissioner General of Prisons Canon Johnson Byabashaija was recently sighted with President Y K Tibuhaburwa Museveni’s second wife Enid Kukunda as the two had a very secretive meeting in one of the city hangouts.

According to our informers, the two seem to be in a deep conversation that they wouldn’t allow a housefly pass around. However, sources further reveal that Byabashaija could have courted the second lady for protection given that he has amassed a lot of wealth and could be a subject of investigations.

Our sources reveal that Byabashaija who carries himself as Mr.I know it all hasn’t met Madam Enid alone but a host of others with connections to the centre of power in the country.

We will bring you more detail

Continue Reading

News

Bobi Wine released on Bail

Published

on

Presidential candidate and kyadondo East legislator Hon. Robert Kyagulanyi Sentamu has been realeased on bail by the Iganga magistrates court where he appeared to defend himself against accusations of flouting COVID-19 campaign SOPs. A defiant Kyagulanyi took the opportunity to blast the incumbent Yoweri Museveni, whom he accuses of using state power to quell dissident.

This follows a tense week that has seen thousands injured and several dead following Hon. Kyagulanyi’s arrest earlier this week. Demonstrations and riots erupted in many parts of the country and heavy police and army deployment was seen all over the country.

Continue Reading

Trending