By Deo Wasswa
The patron of stop counterfeit products –Africa, the anti counterfeit initiative, Capt Mike Mukula has urged business communities to help government agencies to stand solid against importation of counterfeit products.
According to Mukula, Uganda has become a dumping country for fake products which most of them are coming from India and China.
He was addressing media ahead of the National conference on Risk assessment and combating counterfeit products due to take place on 31st October in Kampala and will bring all government agencies and private sector to discuss real quick solution on ending fake products on the Uganda market.
However, speaking to Issa Sekito, the spokes person of Kampala City Traders association, it will be very difficult to fight against fake products when the government agencies and departments that are mandated to block these products from entering the country are not on the ground.
The recent report from Uganda national bureau of standards revealed that 54% of products on Ugandan market are fake.
By Edwin Muhumuza
NRM chairman Eastern Region Mike Mukula has told the parliamentary committee on rules and discipline that the scuffle between lands minister Persis Namuganza and Speaker Rebecca Kadaga should be left to the party.
The Former Soroti Municipality MP was appearing as witness in a scandal that has shocked the country and heightened ethnic tensions in Busoga region.He said the matter is now being solved by the party chairman Yoweri Museveni.
Deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah directed the committee chaired by Kalaki MP Clement Ongalo-Obote to investigate the two powerful women from Busoga sub-region after Ngora MP David Abala raised a procedural matter, that the conflict as captured in the media was irritating and required explanation.
Kadaga and Namuganza’s conflicts started early this month at function to launch boreholes in Bukono, where Namuganza reportedly told off Kadaga and Busoga king Gabula Nadiope to concentrate on ‘fighting jiggers in Kamuli’, which to her are a serious threat than ‘poking their noses’ into Namutumba affairs.
The Bukono County MP, shed tears last week while appearing before the Committee on Rules, Discipline and Privileges over her rivalry with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga,saying that her life is in danger, after the Speaker allegedly ‘declared war’ on her.
By Ewin Muhumuza
The NRM Eastern region National chairperson Capt. Mike Mukula has denied allegations that his wife caught him in their matrimonial bed with two girls from Makerere University in their home in Soroti district in 2014.
While appearing before Buganda Road court chief magistrate Jamson Kareemani Capt. Mukula said that the alleged girls are not his mistresses but his employee’s at his flying school called Uganda Aviation School.
Mukula further told court that he reached out to Tumusiime on various occasions to stop him from publishing malicious articles against him that were intended to sabotage his marriage and family but all this fell on deaf ears after he refused to pay the 20 million bribe that Tumusiime had allegedly asked him in return.
Mukula had appeared to defend himself in a defamatory and libel case he filed against a news editor of a local tabloid Francis Tumusiime.
Capt. Mukula claims that in July 2014, with an intent to defame him Tumusiime on two occasions unlawfully published articles alleging that his wife (Mukula’s) nabbed him with 2 girls in their marital bed in Soroti district which Mukula denies.
In February this year Mukula’s wife Gladys Mukula defended her husband over the allegations by telling court that Capt. Mukula was a faithful husband who respects the sanctity of their marriage.
She further told court that throughout their 34 years of marriage, she had never caught her husband with another woman nor found him in any compromising situation with a girl.
She asked court to find Tumusiime guilty of libel and she also brought one of the girls in court to prove that they were friends.
The case has been adjourned to the 5th of May 2017.
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