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Thursday, November 30 2006
President tells NRM Caucus he beat Scheme to overthrow his government
In a rare disclosure of high level intrigue ,President Yoweri Museveni has said he survived a coup against his leadership after the 1996 elections.Museveni told the NRM Caucus that the coup was a well organized plot by some leaders in the NRM who wanted to capture party leadership from him.
Pop Star Jose Chameleon is furious following revelations that his girlfriend Daniella has been meeting Tycoon Mike Ezra.Chameleon learnt of this a month ago but he had never got proof so when he landed at Entebbe Airport from London he was welcomed with headlines of his girlfriend meeting the tycoon.This is what Chameleon had to say "I warn him to get off my babe if he wants peace''
Wednesday, November 29 2006
As Museveni faces fierce attacks in NRM Caucus
Former health minister Jim Muhwezi has also petitioned, seeking a judicial review of the Global Fund Probe report submitted to the President by Justice James Ogoola, detailing how he (Muhwezi) and a host of other people mismanaged the Global Fund.
What is Ezra doing with Chameleon's wife Daniela? That is the question people were asking themselves at Grand Imperial Hotel last Wednesday evening when tycoon Mike Ezra was seen having a cup of tea with Daniela Atim, the fiancée of singer Jose Chameleon at the hotel.
The singer flew to US last week and one of the reasons is to cut off his beard.Apparently he wants to have an Image change and that should be done strictly from USA.On coming back after a two weeks Holiday he will not be the same after choping off his trademark beard plus a change in his dreadlocks.All this is for preparation for the year 2007 which he intends to start in style.
Monday, November 27 2006
Exams Leakage Scandal Deepens
The Uganda National Examinations Board (UNEB) Security committee has decided not to repeat O-Level and PLE Exams which leaked massively.Instead it will undermark schools suspected to have benefited from the leakages.It has also been agreed to cancel the results of all students suspected to have copied this years papers.
It was reported in one of the dailies that after hearing that his ex fiancee was to get married to the boxer,Amon told a friend that Kassim Ouma is not the best to marry his ex fiancee.The Boxer has nit taken the statement lightly and has responded with a barrage of stinging attacks in what might be a curtain raiser to a big press war between Amon and Ouma.Meanwhile the Boxer has made arrangements for Juliana Kanyomozi to fly to USA so that she sits by the ringside during his fight in Las Vegas.
Saturday, November 25 2006
Ministers say Ex-Health Minister is very innocent
In the last issue of the Tanzania published leisure & entertainment Magazine"Bang Magazine",former big brother housemate Abby reveals how she has since cut off ties with her ex lover Gaetano Kagwa and how she doesn't want to hear about him anymore
Friday, November 24 2006
Minister Got 5 Acres,sold them at 400M
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The scandal surrounding the indiscriminate and fraudulent sale of over 300 acres of Butabika Hospital land has taken a new twist.The Red Pepper has reliably learned that officials of the lands Ministry dished land to Tea Girls ,Drivers and Office Cleaners in the latest land Bonanza to surface in the country.At the same time we have established that four eminent Ugandan Public Officers rejected the offer of plots arguing that the sale did not follow the established procedure.Those who rejected the offer of plots were:The Minister of Finance,Dr,Ezra Suruma,Mr Muwanga,Auditor General,Mr.Singh Deputy Auditor General and Mr.Gastus Bwoki,Accountant General.
We don't know whether he was thrilled or bored but President Museveni watched the Amin Movie,"The Last King of Scotland" while in the United Kingdom recently.Reports reaching Hysteria reveal that Museveni watched excerpts from the movie acted by the British Actor,Forest Whittaker during a dinner hosted for him by Lord Craig of Radley at the Royal Air force Club in London...
Thursday, November 23 2006
Global Fund Bosses in Town,Issue last warning
The Global Fund has sent a high powered delegation to Uganda to tell the government in no uncertain terms that they must arrest and charge all those implicated in the Justice Ogoola report or forget about the money.The team was in the country on Friday and met Ministers,and the Prime Minister Apollo Nsibambi.It reportedly gave one condition that former health Ministers Jim Muhwezi,Mike Mukula,Dr.Kamugisha and all persons implicated by Justice James Ogoola must be arrested and Charged..More in the Red Pepper
The list of artistes who will perform for the Queen during Next year's common wealth heads of government meeting (CHOGM) is out.Our always reliable snoops have landed on the tentative list of artistes who have been chosen by the Mayor of Kampala Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Ssebagala,who is in charge of entertainment during CHOGM,to sing Uganda National Anthem and perform for the Queen.They are Ndere Troupe,Semads Band of the huge bellied Kawoya,Annette Nanduja and Angella Katatumba plus Iryn Namubiru.Katatumba and Namubiru will be in charge of singing the Uganda National Anthem during the event,while the rest do traditional dances.But snoops say there are two more slots still up for grabs ,which the Mayor is yet to allocate.
Wednesday, November 22 2006
200 PRA Rebels got training In Namibia
Two ADF Rebels were on Saturday arrested at the Constitutional Square among the crowd that was gathering for a rally that FDC Leader Dr.Kizza Besigye wanted to stage.Security nabbed the men during the Chaos that ensued after the city Council authorities and the Police banned the rally for security reasons.Police told Besigye and other Party Leaders that they must not hold the rally there.But Besigye insisted on going to the square,prompting the Police to drive him away and scatter his supporters.Party Leaders present included Dr.Sulaiman Kiggundu,Party Chairman,and Maj.Gen Mugisha Muntu,the party Chief Mobiliser.
According to the people who were on the entourage of four time Grammy Awards nominee,Angelique Kidjo,who was in Uganda a few days ago,the singer did not eat any Ugandan food.Apparently the Goodwill Ambassador and Oxfam Campaigner,was not sure she would get any decent food in Uganda and so packed her own food.Snoops say the singer came with enough food to last for three days she was to spend in Uganda.The singer came to Uganda on Saturday night and traveled to the North on Sunday by Road.The Benin-born US singer was here to observe the humanitarian impact of conflict in war ravaged Northern Uganda.She left on Tuesday.
Tuesday, November 21 2006
By Johnson Natuhwera
After a heavy battle with the police and security agencies over the launch of party cards, Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) president Kizza Besigye flew to the United States of America on Sunday.
Monday, November 20 2006
CMI Army Generals Insist 'No More Besigye Rallies in City' Fearing FDC Boss wants to use crowds to raid State House
The Generals who call the shots in Kampala recently resolved that Col.Kizza Besigye should never be allowed to hold a rally in the city because he intends to use crowds to cause massive disruptions,storm State House and drive Museveni out of power.
Sunday, November 19 2006
The storm sorrounding Besigye's Bush war account is growing even bigger.Now Bush war colleagues have accused him of doctoring the records and editing out deliberately any mention of his wife Winnie Byanyima.
Saturday, November 18 2006
FDC Boss faces 10 charges of Sedition,Criminal defamation
The government is considering preferring a list of fresh charges against Dr. Kizza Besigye following the publication of his account of the Bush War, which is deemed distorted.
Friday, November 17 2006
Police is investigating a case where former Army Commander, Lt. Gen. Jeje Odongo, is said to have locked up three kikuubo businessmen in his toilet for a week after a business dispute.
The three men are one Kiwanuka, one Paul and Ben, all money dealers in kikuubo.
According to statements they have recorded at the police, Jeje Odongo ordered his aide, Sgt. Okia to arrest them after the general suspected they had fleeced him of $28,000.
Sgt Okia promptly arrested the three men last week and they were locked up in Jeje Odongo's toilet at his Bunga house in a private detention.
Jeje Odongo instructed Sgt Okia to recover the money from the men. If they did not pay up, they had to transfer ownership of their cars into Okia's names.
On Tuesday, two of the men transferred ownership of their cars into Okia's names and they were released. The third, who had not managed to raise the money, was retained in Jeje Odongo's toilet.
Okia started calling the wife of the remaining private detainee demanding the money. The woman had been frantically looking for her husband and she had contacted the police. Police trapped Okia, arrested him. He is now held at the Central Police Station in Kampala.
Police has also rescued the third detainee from Jeje Odong's toilet. The three men recorded statements with the police, which has also impounded the cars that had been transferred into Okia's names.
Jeje Odongo could not be reached for comment as he was reported out of the country.
Thursday, November 16 2006
Former Media Centre boss, Robert Kabushenga, has taken over his new office at The New Vision publishing corporation as acting Chief Executive Officer where he replaced William Pike who was forced out last month.
The bespectacled former company secretary of New Vision took over his new office on Monday morning and now spends most of his time visiting newspaper vendors and sellers to acquaint himself with the way the company is performing on the market.
While on such fact finding missions, Kabushenga moves in the company of Mulengi, the Advertising Manager of the company.
But what surprises snoops is that Kabushenga still drives the State House car, a VX land Cruiser with UC number plates, which he was given while still at the Media Centre
Thursday, November 16 2006
Some time back we told you that Fashion Guru's Sylvia Owori and Santa Anzo were not Seeing each other in the eye after a small misunderstanding.
The misunderstanding came up during the Presidential Performers Awards, which took place at Munyonyo in July when Owori openly campaigned for Sarah Kizito to win the Fashion award which she was vying for with Santa.
To Owori's disappointment, Santa won the award, setting off a bitter row between the two. And as if to add salt to injury, Santa Anzo recently lured former Zipa Models babe, Barbara Asea from Owori's camp to her agency Arapapa Models.
She has even been selected by Santa to be the face of the Uganda Fashion Week that starts on 23rd November. And now word reaching us is that Owori is not happy with whatever Santa is doing and is set to organise a fashion show to rival her Fashion week.
Snoops say Owori's fashion show will take place around the same time as the Fashion week but will be at Garden City. Meanwhile, Sylvia Owori has sponsored the premier of the movie "The Devil Wears Prada" which premiers at Cineplex this Friday.
This includes paying for all the 200 tickets which Cineplex is set to give out free of charge to a select 200 people to watch the first screening of the movie.
Thereafter Owori will treat all the 200 guests to a mouth watering cocktail at the Roof Top Garden City.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
The Aya brothers husks-for-grain scandal has deepened with the Chieftaincy of Military (CMI) launching a massive probe into the activities of the Sudanese brothers and their businesses.
The Red Pepper reported on Friday the super scandal where the Kawempe based PanAfric Commodities owned by the Aya brothers, was in big trouble.
The company scooped credit close to $20m from banks and stocked silos full of husks instead of grain to dupe inspectors. PanAfric Commodities presented as collateral their grain stocks in Kampala, Johannesburg and a European capital.
The firm got financing after Cotechna Inspection contracted by banks to supervise the collateral gave it a clean bill of health.
Following several complaints from creditors, banks, suppliers and farmers over non-payment of bills by PanAfric Commodities, Cotechna made a surprise raid of the factory and silos simultaneously in Uganda and South Africa.
The Inspectors got mother of all shocks when they found the silos which they had all along believed to contain hundreds of tons of grain to contain husks.
CMI has joined the investigations and has taken over protection of the present and more Cotechna fraud experts who have been flown into the country to beef up the investigations. Security operatives are also keeping a close eye on the Aya brothers for fear that they might flee.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
After having his passport back, singer Jose Chameleon is set to embark on a two week-long trip to Europe to raise some quick cash by holding various shows in different countries after missing out on many deals when his passport was confiscated by the American Embassy.
He sets off this Friday, to perform at the Mayor's conference in London on 19th November, where he has been invited to perform alongside other top artistes from across the globe.
Snoops say the singer will fly on the same plane with the Mayor of Kampala, Al Hajji Nasser Ntege Sebagala, who is going to attend the conference. While in London, Chameleon will also take part in the "Drum Up Events" festival, which takes place later this month in London.
It's organised by the Africa Youth League, a non governmental organization based in London that sensitises African youths against AIDS and takes two weeks. Other artistes from the East African region to perform at the festival are Red San from Kenya and Mr. Nice from Tanzania.
We are told the youth festival is the reason Chameleon's brother Humphrey Mayanja, who also doubles as his manager, is in London to prepare for the singer's arrival and stay.
Wednesday, November 15 2006
Intelligence bust new plot to oust Gov't
Opposition FDC leader Dr Kizza Besigye is planning a series of strikes in the city including mobilising traders onto the streets, especially in December.
Intelligence sources said the week-long strikes at Makerere and Kyambogo universities were part of the general plot to bring the city to a standstill.
Makerere University was closed this week and all students sent away when they rioted in support of their striking teachers. The teachers were demanding the pay-rise promised by the President in 2004.
Sources said Besigye wanted the strikes to intensify in December to hit the Uganda Revenue Authority peak season. The series of strikes would also threaten and disorganise plans for next year's Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
The traders would be also protesting the proposed tax regime that covers the Property Tax due to come into force next year.
One of Besigye's prominent lawyers attended most of the meetings by the striking staff. Besigye last week hosted the Makerere guild president Gerald Karuhanga at his Mbuya home. He thanked, with sarcasm, the students for completing the year peacefully while their teachers were starving. Karuhanga reportedly relayed this comment to many students via sms.
The students reportedly interpreted this as a challenge and they joined in the strike the following morning.
Soon after he lost the February 23 presidential election, Besigye said he would move countrywide and mobilise people into popular civil disobedience to make President Museveni's third term a nightmare. Besigye has also repeatedly said Museveni will not rule up to 2011.
Sources said he had also wanted the two million displaced people in northern Uganda to remain in the camps and not to return home.
Intelligence sources said Besigye had planned to incite the war-weary people in camps to storm out and march towards Kampala in protest against the government. (See related story in Intelligence Briefing)
"A sea of people would be a big problem. How do you handle even one million people descending on the city?" said an intelligence source.
The plans for strikes were hatched after Besigye and the FDC dropped ideas for an armed struggle. FDC held several retreats, mainly at the Ranch-on-the-Lake Resort with the main agenda of how to fail Museveni.
The key leaders in this scheme include Dr Muniini Mulera, based in Toronto, Canada, Sam Akaki based in the UK and Anne Mugisha Bwomezi. The local leaders are Bdadiri MP Nandala Mafabi, Reagan Okumu and Augstine Ruzindana.
Sources said the FDC has advised the students to take a sabbatical leave or a dead year or place themselves into outside universities.
The sources also said the FDC had poured money into the leadership of MUASA (Makerere University Academic Staff Association) to encourage them continue with the strike. The FDC has also penetrated the medical workers who are now in the final stages of staging a strike.
Intelligence sources further said the FDC has encouraged the medics to make unrealistic demands. Doctors reportedly want a take-home pay of Shs2m and nurses are preparing to demand a Shs0.5m salary. Workers MP Martin Wandera, who is also a senior figure in the FDC, is reported to be coordinating the medical workers.
According to our source, the FDC has also penetrated the civil society organizations to come under one umbrella and raise their voice. These NGOs will portray Uganda as becoming more corrupt. They will also call on the international donors to reconsider the funding to Uganda. The coordinator for this sinister plot is Wafula Oguttu.
Oguttu was until recently board chairman for the Anti-Corruption Coalition.
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Saturday, November 11 2006
From the USA is the news that flamboyant preacher, prophetess Imelda Namutebi, three weeks ago bought a huge mansion worth thousands of dollars to stay in, when on holiday in the states.
The pad is on Washington Lane Plot T 183, Minnesota. Meanwhile, the clock is ticking for Namutebi to drop her second of Kula's kids.
The very heavy prophetess was on Tuesday afternoon seen buying baby stuff at Uchumi for her imminent delivery.
Saturday, November 11 2006
Security Chiefs recommend that Jim must pay for Global Fund Scam
President Yoweri Museveni has reportedly agreed on a plan to prosecute embattled former health minister Jim Muhwezi.Major General Jim Muhwezi,widely blamed over the Global Fund Scandal,will not be subjected to a humiliating prosecution.He will not be arrested by the roadside like Dr.Kizza Besigye..More in the Red Pepper of today
Friday, November 10 2006
The High court yesterday allowed Forum for Democratic Change president Col.Kizza Besigye to recover his passport to travel abroad next week as he had earlier asked.Besigye had earlier this week asked for the Passport number BD0458900 saying he wanted to accompany his wife Winnie Byanyima to New York,USA, where she has relocated to work at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) at its headquarters.Mrs Besigye had been working at the African Union Headquarters-Gender Desk in Addis Ababa,Ethiopia.He argued he wanted to help her in logistical matters of relocation like getting a new home,school for their Child Anselm and other matters.He was also to present a paper on ''Uganda's Political Evolution with particular reference to Multi-Party Electoral Democracy'' at a public forum at the Woodrew Wilson International Centre of Scholars in USA on November 21.When the application came up for hearing ,state hired private prosecutor Oscar Kambona did not object and court allowed Besigye to get the passport.His Lawyer David Mpanga picked it for him.Court ordered him to return the passport within five days after his return on Nov.30.
Friday, November 10 2006
AYA BROTHERS CON BANKS OF SHS 37 BILLION
Now this is a Mega Scandal ! A cereals company owned by the AYA Brothers is on big trouble after it scooped credit close to $20m and allegedly stocked grain in a suspicious attempt to dupe bank inspectors.The Kawempe based Pan Afric Commodities was on Friday raided by Bank agents and security personnel and it risks getting its assets seized.Pan Afric Commodities,a one time major dealer and exporter of grain,acquired loans from various financial institutions to what our sources said it was close to $20m.Pan Afric Commodities presented as collateral their grain stocks in Kampala,Johannesburg and a European Capital.The firm got financing after Cotechna Inspection,contracted by banks to supervise collateral,gave it a clean bill of health.But Cotechna kept supervising the management of the collateral in order to advise banks accordingly.Pan Afric Commodities kept a regular fleet of trailer trucks ,loaded with produce at the Kawempe silo site.The silos too were full.This gave the impression that the silos were full of grain and more on the trucks indicating booming business.Whenever the inspection team arrived this is what they found.But Cotechna became suspicious when,for some reason Pan Afric Commodities stopped buying produce.It was no longer servicing loans.Worse still it had not paid suppliers for along time.After complaints from various quarters ,Cotechna on Wednesday made a simultaneous raid at all Pan Afric silo sites in Uganda,and South Africa,this time inspecting each and every silo.And then the shock!The Inspectors were astounded to find that the silos were full of what looked like husks not grain.All along the Cotechna inspectors thought the silos were full of grain .The presence of the trucks loaded every day gave the impression of booming business.How wrong they were!
Sources said this put the planned Hilton Hotel at great risk ,since there 14 acres of prime land at Nakasero allocated to the AYA Brothers for the Hotel might also be seized by Banks.President Museveni used his prerogative to allocate the land to the Aya brothers on a 99-year lease.He later ordered for the lease to be slashed to 49 years after the Aya brothers failed to start construction on time.The Proposed Hotel led to the rapid demolition of the Uganda Television studios and office at Nakasero.The much-hyped hotel estimated to cost $90m was meant to grace the Kampalaskyline by next July ahead of the Commonwealth conference slated for November next year.
Thursday, November 09 2006
President now rents a small house in Buziga
President Yoweri Museveni has shifted residence from State House to a private house in Buziga.He is now renting a small house from a private citizen.State House is the official residence of the President.Apart from being a palatial and Majestic home,State House also contains many other facilities for office and meeting purposes.When the President and his wife returned from China on Monday,their convoy drove straight to this modest middle-class house in Buziga,which had already been secured by the Presidential Guard Brigade.He has since stayed there..For more on the story get the Red Pepper of today.
Wednesday, November 08 2006
After taking the artiste of the year accolade at the recently concluded Pam Awards ,singer Bobi Wine is living on cloud nine.He has promised to hold a series of bashes throughout the country to thank his fans for voting ''wisely''.On Monday Bobi Wine bought 10 cows each valued at shs 200,000/- for the ''Tujjakessa'' Show for Musicians that will be held at Nakivubo on November 12, 2006.Its not clear whether Bobi Wine will perform since he has in the past said he cannot sing on the stage that has been graced by his nemesis Jose Chameleon
Wednesday, November 08 2006
Security Chiefs on Monday deployed 2000 undercover operatives to Makerere University following intelligence reports that the opposition FDC elements were instigating students into an Orange revolition,by striking and staging a demo to State house.The intelligence reports indicated that Makerere Guild President Gerald Karuhanga had been holding night meetings with FDC President Dr.Kizza Besigye at the FDC leaders home in Mbuya.The night meetings were to plan for a student strike in support of the striking teaching staff.More in the Red Pepper of today..
Monday, November 06 2006
With 9 Days left before Global fund cuts 300Bn Aid
Maj.Gen.Jim Muhwezi the former Minister of health and former ISO Boss has been placed under 24hr surveillance."Where he goes and whatever he does our people are following and watching him''.The monitoring according to our sources ,is part of the measures placed on the on the Minister as cabinet prepares to decide whether to arrest him and take him to court as recommended by Ogoola for his role in the mismanagement of the Global fund.More in the red pepper of 6 Nov 2006.
Saturday, November 04 2006
Ex Health Ministers transfer property titles as Global fund tries to recover lost money
Former Ministers Mike Mukula and Jim Muhwezi are in panic over the looming seizure of their property to recover the Global fund Money lost when they presided over the Health Ministry.Their Property which is estimated in billions is likely to be seized in less than two weeks,ahead of the November 15 deadline that the Global fund issued to Uganda.On that date the Global Fund will close the taps and Uganda will lose about$ 175m meant for AIDS,Malaria and Tuberculosis.
Friday, November 03 2006
Heart Surgeon Dr.Aggrey Kiyingi is to be re-arrested to face two new murder charges.The plot is said to be orchestrated by friends and relatives of the late Robinah Kiyingi and elements within the police.
Authorized Nokia distributor ,Midcom ,is set to hold a beauty contest in search of a miss Nokia Midcom Queen for Uganda.The beauty contest to be held in conjuction with Hotel International Muyenga,takes place on 11th November at Hotel International.Entrace fee is 7000,general and Shs 15,000/- for VIP seats.The winner will walk away with land title worth shs 10m from Akright Projects.The first runner up a brand new TV set and the second runner up will take home a brand new Nokia phone.
Thursday, November 02 2006
Wednesday, November 01 2006