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Why ‘watchwoman’ Nabanja, women have eaten ‘fat frog’ in new cabinet

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Why ‘watchwoman’ Nabanja and other women have eaten ‘fat frog’ in new cabinet list…

Cabinet list finally emerged from President Yoweri Museveni’s briefcase!

After negotiating with NRM caucus for an additional minister of state slot, Museveni released the long awaited cabinet list.

The cabinet list unlike the previous ones has a long list of women, surprising of them all is the Prime Minister Robinah Nabanja.

Others on the cabinet list are; Jessica Alupo Vice President, Rebecca Kadaga 1stDeputy Prime Minister and Minister for East African Community Affairs, Lukia Nakadama 3rd Deputy Prime Minister and Minister without Port-folio, Janet Kataaha Minister of Education and Sports, Mariam Dhoka Minister, Office of the President (Presidency);


Dr. Musenero Monica Minister, Office of the President Serviced by the State House; Comptroller, in charge of Science, Technology and Innovation, Hajati Misi Kabanda Minister for Kampala Capital City and Metropolitan Affairs; Kasule Lumumba Minister, Office of the Prime Minister (General Duties);

Maria Goretti Kitutu Minister for Karamoja Affairs; Ruth Nankabirwa Minister of Energy and Minerals Development; Betty Amongi Minister of Gender, Labour And Social Development, Jane Aceng Minister of Health; Judith Nabakoba Minister of Lands, Housing and Urban Development.

Covid-19 girls

Robinah Nabanja and Ruth Aceng alongside Diana Atwine did an amazing job at the earliest stage of the Covid-19, helping the country maintain low cases. Their performance helped the appointing authority enjoy welcoming appearances on the national media. While many were on panic mode on whether or not they had a shot at the cabinet list, it was likely Nabanja and Aceng were obvious choices. It was a question where they were going to be deployed.

PM Nabanja

Robinah Nabanja is the least of names anybody would have guessed for the huge office of the Prime Minister compare with the previous names. Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda, Amama Mbabazi, Appolo Nsibambi, Cosmos Adyebo, Kintu Musoke, Dr. Samson Kisekka had clout around them. Nabanja is the first woman to assume this office since Uganda’s Independence in 1962. She comes from a humble background of serving as a teacher before assuming political office with little experience. She served as the State Minister of Health for General Duties, since 14 December 2019. She is serving her second term as the elected Member of Parliament for Kakumiro District Women Constituency in Parliament.

Hardworking and motherly Nabanja

The 51, year old teacher by profession is one of the women who orchestrated the successful fight against the deadly Covid-19 when it hit the country in 2020. Nabanja turned out a hard working and hands on minister in her major test. She appeared on TV combing every area suspected to have a Covid-19 case and ensuring the medical facilities in the area were up to the task. Nabanja traversed the entire country during the early stages of the pandemic. Be it Entebbe, Mutukula in the Tanzania border, Nimuli in the North, Kasese, Kyotera and Kitgum, she showed up.

Her appointment may come as a surprise package but she surely will come out a champion in her new role. No doubt opposition strongman Odongo Otto had warning for cabinet on her appointment.

Otto tweeted: “Make no mistake the choice of Hon. Nabbanja as Premier is no joke.Acting more often as a “semi literate village bele” Hon.Nabanja is a woman of action she will even remove food from a ministers mouth if one is eating during work hours. Finally the ministers have got a watchwoman!”

Speaker battle

The yellow girls brigade

At the peak of the events in Parliament which included the beating of opposition MPs, Kadaga-Jacob Olanyah squabbles and the closing days to elections, the political atmosphere in the house was heated. Parliament turned into a playground for politics. With Olanyah out of the picture, NRM and the President felt they were being outdone by the vocal opposition legislators. The clique of Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda, Joseph Ssewungu and Muhammad Nsereko among others pushed the Kadaga agenda against Olanyah and the President. NRM and the President needed their own to rise up against them. Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa and Margaret Muhanga rose up to the plate to fill the vacuum by organising their own group to fend off the negative politics. One of the agendas being that of Kadaga being hailed by a group of MPs for steering Parliament during Covid-19. Nankabirwa and her group countered by organising the following day the honouring of President Museveni for championing the fight against Covid-19. Attempts to have Kadaga merged with the President were repulsed by the Chief and her group. The return of the chief whip even after defeat and Muhanga’s appointment to cabinet, says it all.

Olanyah v Kadaga

NRM needed numbers against Kadaga. And they needed everyone from within and without the party to clinch it. Betty Amongi, Anitah Among, Muhanga and Nankabirwa were very vital in ensuring they mobilised members the entire night to cast their votes in favour of Olanyah. Muhanga confessed when she appeared on UBC TV they had sleepless night to make sure they called MPs that had showed clearly they were going to vote for Kadaga. Maurice Kibalye and Peter Mugeme had camped with opposition led by Asuman Basalirwa to bring as many legislators to their side. The open confessions by the likes of Nankabirwa, Muhanga, Among and Amongi clearly helped the NRM cause. It is no surprise the trio were rewarded with ministerial positions.

Hardworking & Corruption free

Women have convinced President Museveni in his appointments (cabinet list). Allen Kagina, Jennifer Musisi, Evelyn Anite, Judith Nabakoba, Nabanja and Ruth Aceng have all come out outstanding in their dockets. During his inauguration, the President stood his ground to get to the bottom of corruption in this term. He has talked highly about women and how they can ably tackle the vice of corruption. And among his strategies is to appoint more women to (cabinet list) to do the job. Indeed he has appointed 14 women to senior cabinet positions.

Anite and Nabakoba have been vocal in their dockets. Not just going about their work but also speaking on behalf of the party they serve where necessary. Anite has been outstanding in her investment docket and her relationship with investors has seen her returned to cabinet.

Nabakoka was pivotal during the fight against Covid-19. Her ministry worked well with the Health ministry to ensure public alerts went out.

NRM contingent

Kasule Lumumba, Anitah Among, Nankabirwa and Muhanga have been hailed for a massive job done at the party level. Other than Buganda region, the election results showed NRM enjoyed victories in most parts of the country at the local council, Parliament and Presidential level. President M7 has now gone ahead to bring some of the leaders closer to him and kept some. Lumumba and Muhanga are the two that M7 has now called to join cabinet.



Source – www.galaxyfm.co.ug

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Lugaflow rapper Gravity demands for Covid-19 relief money for families

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Lugaflow rapper Gravity wants every family to receive atleast UGX 800,000 as Covid-19 relief money.

Gereson Wabuyu commonly known as Gravity Omutujju has demanded the newly appointed Prime Minister Hon Robinah Nabbanja to give every household atleast make sure that every family gets UGX 800,000 as Covid-19 relief money to help them go through the lockdown that was imposed by President Museveni a week ago.

The multi Zzina Award winner made the demands while speaking in an interview on Spark TV’LiveWire show. “Shs50.000 that was proposed to be sent to each family should be increased with UGX 750,000 because UGX 50k is too little to feed a family for 42 days. If UGX 800k is sent to families, it can enable them to take good care of themselves during the 40 days of lockdown and will also help them to stay at home.” Said the Lugaflow rapper Gravity Omutujju.

Gravity also. gave the Premier free advice of giving the money to a particular head of the family if they want to avoid funding some families twice.

The rapper also requested all city landlords to pardon their tenants during this tough period where many are not earning money to feed themselves and their families.


He however said the tenants can pay later when the situation stabilises.



Source – www.galaxyfm.co.ug

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Can You Trust Ugandan Casino Operators

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Uganda is one of the smaller African countries. Located in East-Central Africa, Uganda is home to over 47 million people, as estimated in 2008. Back in 2014, Uganda had a population of over 34 million. The country has several urban cities, including the capital city of Kampala, but its natural wonders are the major attractions. Tourists come to Uganda to witness the Seven Wonders, including the Rwenzori Mountains, Kibale forest, Kazinga Channels, and Mount Elgon Caldera.

When it comes to the country’s economic status, Uganda is one of the COMESA and EAC members. Thanks to numerous natural resources, fertile lands, mineral deposits, and regular rainfall, Uganda’s GDP is led by agriculture that accounts for over 70% of its GDP.

Speaking of GDP, Uganda is on the ninetieth spot with a GDP per capita of USD 916 as estimated in 2020. Besides agriculture, the Ugandan industrial sector led by manufacturing, mining, and construction is quite developed.

Gambling Laws in Uganda

Constant political instabilities have caused this African country to become one of the least developed and poorest in the world. When it comes to the country’s casino gaming industry, it is not as developed as casino industries in several other African countries, including Kenya, Nigeria, and South Africa. In Uganda, both online and land-based casinos can operate legally provided that they have obtained the required licenses.

The main piece of legislation concerning the casino gambling industry in Uganda is the Lotteries and Gaming Bill. Before the Lotteries and Gaming Bill, two other legislations monitored and governed the industry in the country, including the Gaming and Pool Betting Act from 1968 and the National Lotteries Act from 1967. These two were merged and the Lotteries and Gaming Bill become the main piece of legislation.

Today, numerous online casinos operate in Uganda and serve Ugandan players. Many of these are reputable sites with high-quality services and products and are also renowned, international brands that operate in many different jurisdictions, including Uganda. Back to the main piece of legislation, following the introduction of the Lotteries and Gaming Bill, a new regulatory body was also formed, the National Lotteries and Gaming Board.

Established under the main piece of legislation, the Lotteries and Gaming Regulatory Body is supported by a collection of five different regulations. The main regulatory body regulates and licenses all gambling operators in the countries including the operations of sports betting houses, online casinos, and lotteries. The National Lotteries and Gaming Board is also responsible for licensing, supervising, and enforcement of all laws and regulations concerning the Ugandan gambling industry and lotteries such as the popular MTN Kaja Lottery.

Everything on paper looks great, but in reality, there are several contradicting aspects of casino gambling and sports betting. Considering quite low costs to enter this market, Uganda allows numerous casino gaming and sports betting operators to expand their operations here. Even though online casino gaming and sports betting activities in Uganda are regulated, there are still some unregulated sections.

This is also attractive for operators, so there is no wonder how the Uganda government collected massive taxes of over USD 3,1 million from the industry back in 2014.

In addition to the unregulated structure of certain industry aspects, Uganda also struggles with social issues mainly related to underage gambling. In order to gain more control over the Ugandan gambling industry, the National Lotteries Board doubled license fees to over USD 3,500.

The National Lotteries Board also prohibited gambling operators and companies from setting up gaming venues near government offices, markets, and churches. However, not much has changed since 2013, and the Uganda authorities are still looking for ways to strike a balance between the benefits of gambling or taxes and the potential social harms.

Online Casinos in Uganda

Despite these issues, renowned, international online casinos that operate in Uganda are one hundred percent reliable and trustworthy. Every iGaming operator that wants to operate in the country must obtain the required licenses. The Ugandan main regulatory body also performs various checks regarding security and privacy measures taken by these operators. As previously mentioned, numerous regulated, renowned, international iGaming operators serve Ugandan players, and these most certainly fall into
the category of safe and trustworthy online casinos.

Since the internet penetration rate in Uganda is quite low, the majority of sports bets are placed at retail sports betting sites. At the same time, online casinos are becoming more and more popular with major foreign online casino operators entering the Uganda iGaming market. So, what makes online casinos in Uganda trustworthy? They have certain things in common as following.

• They are licensed by the National Lotteries Board
• They offer RNG tested online casino games
• They employ SSL encryption data algorithms
• They offer reliable deposit and withdrawal options
• They provide safe online gaming sessions

Which Online Casinos in Uganda are Trustworthy?

Only Ugandan online casinos that are licensed and regulated by the National Lotteries Board are trustworthy, and fortunately, most online casinos operational here hold licenses issued by the main regulatory body. Trustworthy online casinos always employ the best SSL encryption technology in the form of AES 256-bit encryption. This is the most protective, military-grade technology which makes it impossible for anyone to get ahold of your personal information.

Online casinos in Uganda that deserve your attention always offer RNG tested and audited games. In other words, their gaming libraries feature one hundred percent fair games that deliver fair results at all times. Trustworthy online casinos also guarantee fair play to all registered players no matter which device they use, so mobile games, as well as those who use desktop devices and laptops, enjoy the same, high-quality treatment.

Reliable, secure, and trustworthy online casinos feature excellent banking systems with different deposit and withdrawal options. At these venues, all transactions comply with the strictest security protocols, so everyone’s funds are safe at all times. Secure withdrawals and deposits alongside reliable safety and privacy measures guarantee the most secure online gaming experiences. Trustworthy online casinos do not only employ the best security and safety measures but also offer high-quality customer care departments and generous bonuses.

Those looking for a reliable online casino operational in Uganda with generous bonuses can easily find such a facility, as shown here. Most international online casinos catering to Ugandan players offer welcome bonuses alongside free spins and ongoing promos with clear terms and conditions that everyone can understand. Lastly, trustworthy online casinos in Uganda boast impressive gaming libraries powered by eminent software providers. This means that Ugandan players have hundreds of games, including slots, table games, video poker games, and much more at their disposal.





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Kafumisi Weasel defends Rabadaba’s marriage from naysayers

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Kafumisi Weasel defends Rabadaba from naysayers

A week ago, Rabadaba was introduced to Nnalongo Maggie’s family in a move to legalise their bonking sessions that have been going on for over a year.

Soon after the Kwanjula, a number of people stormed social media like Full Figure, Mad Rat, and Chiko to attack Rabadaba for targetting Maggie’s money and in turn, he sent the fire back but also attacking and branding them ignorant and broke.

Fellow kafumisi Weasel has also come out to defend Rabadaba’s marriage with the late AK-47’s wife Nalongo Maggie Kiweesi.

The Gudlyfe singer advised haters to let Rabadaba enjoy his new marriage because a number of other people are surviving in toxic relationships.


Weasel Manizo also called for peace and brotherhood between Rabadaba and Madrat and Chiko after a verbal exchange that erupted when the comedian duo branded Rabadaba a weak man who gets married to women.

Weasel hailed Rabadaba for following his heart and making it official with the woman he loves, the woman of her life despite the fact that she is his later brother AK47’S widow.

It was at this juncture that Weasel requested whoever was throwing insults at one another to cease fire and spread love because they need each other.



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