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Tracing her long journey from FDC into Museveni’s cabinet



Joyce Ssebugwawo is the new state minister for Information Communication Technology and National Guidance.

Joyce Ssebugwawo joins government from opposition Forum for Democratic Change FDC after losing the Lubaga mayoral seat.

She is one of several FDC party bigwigs that have accepted President Yoweri Museveni’s appointments in the recent years. Her appointment has called for a crisis meeting at the party headquarters at Najjanankumbi in Kampala.

However, FDC released a brief statement on social media paving way for her to join government.

The party tweeted: “On Owek. Ssebugwawo’s appt. to NRM regime’s cabinet. In FDC, every member has a right to exercise constitutional rights. Every member is free to leave the party as we hold no one hostage, however every political choice has consequences. We remain a forum for democratic change.”

Joyce Ssebugwawo appeared to have collapsed and opposition was not going to be the breeding ground for her to reawaken her journey. FDC lost ground in their strongest hold in the city and some urban settings.

National Unity Platform NUP was not going to offer her the platform to get herself off the ground. She is in her evening years and those around him like Dr. Kizza Besigye, Dr. Sulaiman Kiggundu, Kalega Njuba had retired or died.

The only option for her was to take the line those who had the same political inclination, chose. Betty Kamya, Beatrice Anwar and Anita Among left to join National Resistance Army NRM after their chapter with the FDC closed.

Kato Lubwama v Habib Buwembo

Joyce Ssebugwawo problems started at the campaign stage. She drag her feet into the dirty Lubaga South parliamentary elections. Kato Lubwama, the incumbent MP once again took on his rival Habib Buwembo.

Ssebugwawo chose her friend Kato Lubwama ahead of party candidate Buwembo. She went ahead to offer him a platform at the launch of her campaigns to speak to her supporters. Buwembo who battled Lubwama over his academic credentials, was turned down by her people.

This didn’t go down well with the supporters of Lubwama’s rival and FDC candidate for Rubaga South parliamentary seat. Her actions divided the FDC leadership in the division and headquarters beyond repair.

Defeat by NUP candidate

Ssebugwawo’s defeated in the recent Lubaga Division Mayoral elections put her on the wrong foot with elements in her party FDC.

Joyce Ssebugwawo lost to National Unity Platform candidate, Zacchy Mberaze who collected garnered 37,652 votes and got 25,718 with a difference of 11,934 votes.

Having locked horns with her party people, the defeat was too much for her to take in. Added to that, she had pleaded in vain with opposition NUP to keep their candidate away from the race.

It was inevitable she was waiting for the yellow bus to take charge of her political career.

NUP Wave

NUP’s emergence especially taking care of the FDC map in the central region, was a blow to her. This is an area FDC has had a playing field during Dr. Besigye’s reign.

The NUP wave did not only sweep her but also swept the entire FDC in the central region save for the likes of Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda and Erias Lukwago.

Dr. Besigye exit

Dr. Besigye’s move away from active politics left a huge vacuum at Najjanankumbi. His departure left a leadership gap at one of the biggest opposition parties in the country. His departure saw Mugisha Muntu and his group that had the likes of Winnie Kizza, Alice Alaso start their own path. It also saw the likes of Kasiano Wadri, Odonga Otto, Abdu Katuntu become passive members of the party.

Ssebugwawo was a close ally of Dr. Besigye. Despite hanging in their even after the party founder’s departure, she was simply making numbers. It was a question of time when she would bring down the curtain on political career in the opposition.

The decision to work with the President and later join NRM must have been the easiest for her when the they came calling.

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




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.

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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




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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