Janzi Band to perform at Max Lounge

Janzi Band and new posh hangout in town Max Lounge have reached an agreement to work together. Info reaching our desk confirms to us that Janzi Band will be performing at Max Lounge every Tuesday evening.

The band will kick off their night on 31st October 2017. Max Lounge is the latest posh bar to enter into the competitive entertainment and bar business in Kampala and surrounding areas and is located along Kyaliwajjala–Kira Road next to Total Petrol station. Go catch live music every Tuesday!! No cover charges.

Max Lounge

Don Bahat is high spirits ahead of Money and Power party

Rich Niggaz boss Don Bahat Lubega has said he is in high spirits ahead of his Money and Power party at Guvnor on 28th December 2017.

The loaded fella has promised an open bar and rainfall patterns of money all night long during the party.

“Your life is the message to the world. Make sure it’s inspiring “sometimes it’s the princess who kills the dragon and saves the prince “open bar and rainfall patterns of money!!!! moto to keep legacy. 28th December Club Guvnor,” Don said. The party will also feature M Julio. Entrance fee is 50k.

‘Suudi I am coming for you’ – Don Zella

Socialite Don Zella has described promoter Suudi Lukwago aka Suudiman as a ‘fool’ and again warned that she is coming for him cum December this year.

Don Zella

Don Zella was responding to Suudi’s claims that he didn’t con her.

Posting on her wall, the socialite has vowed the jail the fading promoter who she accuses of conning her of $30,000 that was meant to buy Busy Signal beach show.

Suudi Lukwago

“Look at this fool i didn’t know that when people get deported, they ran mad but this time you will rot in jail. You can run but you can’t hide. December isn’t far am coming for you, you will vomit my money,” Don Zella posted.

Meanwhile Don Zella is set to host her charity show dubbed Gal Power Party on 21st December at Club Play. The party will feature top celebrities and singers. Entrance fee is 30k per head.

NWSC to connect new Masaka Referral Hospital

National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) continues to promote hygiene and sanitation across the country.

Latest info reaching our desk has it the water body is set to connect the new Masaka Referral Hospital on the national grid. The management of NWSC has confirmed to us that plans are underway to connect the hospital.

“Promoting Sanitation and health, Plans are underway to connect the new Masaka referral hospital onto the NWSC Sewer network,” NWSC.

Airtel Uganda hands over UGX 100,000,000 for the 2017 Airtel-FUFA Awards

Airtel’s Kisakye calls upon Ugandans to vote as many times as possible for their favorite players in the 4 awards that are SMS based

The Federation of Uganda Football Associations, this morning, officially launched the 2017 Airtel-FUFA Awards scheduled for 1st December 2017 at Speke Resort hotel, Munyonyo in Kampala.

Launched in 2014, the Airtel-FUFA awards are held every year with a goal of honoring and recognizing the excellence of Ugandan footballers throughout the year regardless of their team or club performance. The awards also aim to encourage players to remain disciplined and focused throughout the year.

This year, the awards will see Geoffrey Sserunkuuma, Muzamil Mutyaba and Tadeo Lwanga battle for the honor of being awarded Airtel – FUFA male footballer of the year while Hasifah Nasuuna, Vannesa Kalungi and Fazila Ikwaput are the nominees for the Airtel – FUFA female footballer of the year.

Speaking on behalf of the FUFA President Eng. Moses Magogo, Mr. Rogers Byamukama thanked all the sponsors for their contributions that have been instrumental in planning these awards; specifically, Airtel Uganda for standing with FUFA and believing in Ugandan football. “Our objective is to bring these outstanding players to the front, recognize them and award them for their efforts as well as the entertainment throughout the year. This year we will have 11 awards given out,” Byamukama commented.

Speaking on behalf of main sponsor Airtel Uganda, Mrs. Remmie Kisakye Kakuru, the Head – Brand and Communication, commended the awards organizing committee for the consistency in holding the awards as well as the media for the job well done in the past and encouraged them to keep it up.  She appealed to the public to vote as many times as possible in the 4 award categories that are SMS based as winners will be chosen according to the votes they received. “On behalf of Airtel Uganda, I would like to pledge our commitment to continue supporting football in Uganda at all levels,” she concluded, thereafter handing over a cheque of UGX 100,000,000 to the organizing committee.

The 4 sms based awards include the ; Airtel-FUFA Male player of the year, Airtel-FUFA Female player of the year, Fans’ Favorite Ugandan player of the year, Fans favorite player in Other Leagues- outside Uganda. To vote, type FUFA (space) Code of the player and send to 8888.

NSSF Deputy MD Geraldine Ssali’s tenure ends amidst controversy

The current National Social Security Fund (NSSF) act which allows the Minister for Finance to appoint the Fund’s board could be the cause of potential clashes among employees. This is according to an analyst who asked to remain anonymous while commenting on the recent firing of the NSSF Deputy Managing Director Geraldine Ssali Busuulwa by the Fund’s board. The analyst believes there are legal gaps that could have led to Ssali’s insubordination thinking she was not accountable to the Managing Director (MD) Richard Byarugaba.

Geraldine Ssali

“The law needs to be revised to allow the board to appoint both the MD and the Deputy Managing Director (DMD) and thus keep them in check. You cannot effectively supervise someone you did not hire or cannot fire. There is an urgent need to address the administrative gap because both MD and DMD are appointed by the Finance Minister. For this reason, the DMD finds it convenient to disrespect the board and the MD. This needs to be addressed,” said the analyst.

NSSF Uganda MD Richard Byarugaba

Early this month, the NSSF board voted to not renew Ssali’s contract which expires on 29th October 2017.

Her performance had been deemed “unsatisfactory” over the three years she had been with the Fund.

In 2016, Ssali was suspended by the NSSF board on grounds of indiscipline. She sued NSSF, the board chairman Kaberenge and Byarugaba and the courts cancelled her suspension and reinstated her in office pending investigations into her alleged insubordination. However, two days after the court order, the security guards at Workers House, blocked her from entering her office forcing her to go to court and sue the Byarugaba and Kaberenge over contempt of a court.

NSSF board members

She later held a meeting with Finance Minister Kasaijja and some members of the board and it was resolved that she be reinstated but on condition that she withdraws all the cases against NSSF in the High Court.

Kasaijja is yet to approve the board’s recommendation to not renew her contract since he has the last word.

Don Zella undresses Suudi Lukwago, calls on government to arrest him

Socialite Don Zella Nalongo has undressed Promoter Suudi Lukwago aka Suudiman as a superstar conman. Posting on her wall social media pages yesterday, Don Zella said Suudi conned her of $30,000 promising to sell her a music show for an international artist. The socialite said she entered into an agreement with Suudi to sell her Busy Signal Beach show in 2015 which he agreed and the cracked a deal.

Don Zella said Suudi conned her of $30,000

Zella paid the promoter $30,000 for the show but she was paying air because she later learnt that Suddi wasn’t the one bringing Busy Signal but it was too late for her.  Don Zella said with the help of Police, Suudi was arrested of which he spent a week at CPS before he was produced to court. The two decided to settle the matter out of court and in the process, Suudi have Zella two cheques but they later bounced. She tried to look for him again but all in vain, he changed his phone numbers and up to now, she is looking for him.

Accused: Suudi Lukwagoella

She has called on the government to punish Suudi using its arm of the law. She has vowed to pursue Suudi unit he pays back her money and the damages.

“Thanks everyone who has come out and told me more information about this guy Suudi honestly government should take matters in their hands and serve justice to this man,” Don Zella posted.

Don Zella has promised to teach Suudi a lesson

Check Don Zella’s video unleashing dirty tricks Suudi Lukwago used on her  https://www.facebook.com/bigeye.sheilapatience/videos/1953143521608605/

“His name is Suudi Lukwago a conman in 2015 I got a   call and he called himself a promoter may be he got my number from his friends who referred him to me that am promoter too who can be interested in big gigs he conned me of 30,000 dollars promising to get for me Busy Signal to perform @ the beach concert. But after investigation, I realised he was just a middle man and had no right to the artist the artist who was booked by BK afro beat and promoter Balaam to make story short I jumped in at serene arrested this fool he spent a week at CPS we were sent to court where he was ordered to pay, he pleaded to pay me by cheques we settled matters outside court, he gave me 2 cheques from bank of Africa which bounced.

We tried to look for him in vein until today he changed his phone numbers and everything anybody with information about this thief please put it here to put this man where he belongs he was deported from USA for fraud where he was living all his life .

Suudi am coming for you I have all the evidence and the witnesses including Gareth Onyango , cox eddy kenzo manager , arafat number emu cox Kibedi Cox Balaam Barugahara  Busy signal’ s manager statement from tuff music that they never got any money from you and marketing team Pepsi oja kutya don’t think am in America I won’t return home justice will be served continue running but u can’t hide u can only speak because am out of the country am gona come to the same tv with all the evidence I have checks u provided in your name and all the agreements and pictures handing you money oja kugwamu obubi u steal from me and start ur childish talks tell the world why u were deported u fool if I was omufere lwaki basibamu  gwe sinze. 21st December gal power @ club play,” Don Zella posted.

Open Mic back at Rock Bar

All roads lead to Rock Bar at Speke Hotel as Open Mic is back at the venue with Herbert Ssensamba, we can confirm. Herbert Ssensamba is back in an exclusive performance and will kick off this evening from 7:30pm. It is going to be a great evening as you kick off the weekend.

“Open Mic is back this Friday, 20th October 2017, with the one and only Herbert Ssensamba. Turn up with your crew for a great start to your weekend. You are all welcome for a great evening. We have lots of drinks, food, snacks, free Wi-Fi and great customer care. Remember, entrance is free. See you there”

BOU’s Justine Bagyenda set to be investigated by IGG

Bank Of Uganda (BOU) Executive Director in charge of supervision, Justine Bagyenda, is set to be investigated by the Inspector General of Government (IGG), it has been revealed.

Sources say that the Inspector General of Government (IGG) is in final preparations to investigate the Bank of Uganda Executive Director in charge of supervision on the allegations that she evaded paying income tax for ten years on revenues earned from her Naguru Apartments.

To Face IGG Investigations: Justine Bagyenda

The ‘filthy’ rich Bagyenda is said to have rented her apartments to the top officials of the defunct Crane Bank, earning millions of shillings without paying income tax as required by law.

The investigations set to commence soon were confirmed by Munira Ali, the IGG Spokesperson.

Munira said the first meeting was held between the IGG and the petitioner, Dick Kimeze, to basically understand the ground and the issues raised by the petitioner before investigations into Bagyenda’s alleged tax evasion can begin. She said the second meeting is scheduled before investigations can begin.

Earlier this month, it was reported that Mr Kimeze reported Ms Bagyenda to IGG for non-payment of taxes.

Ms Bagyenda had of recent come under attack from some members of the public on the manner she attained wealth. She is said to be one of the richest ladies in the country with property in leafy suburbs of Kampala and surrounding areas.

Mid this year Ms. Bagyenda came under criticism for allegedly failing to enforce her mandate, something her critics said had led to the closure of a couple of commercial banks including the Crane Bank, that is now under receivership.

Also, at about the same time reports indicated that the Inspectorate of Government (IGG) was set to begin investigations into allegations that Ms. Bagyenda made incorrect declarations contrary to the Leadership Code, 2002.

According to sources speaking on condition of anonymity, officials from the IGG’s office were set to meet with city lawyer Dennis Nyombi, to ascertain whether Ms. Bagyenda made false declarations about her assets including land and houses.

Among the property she allegedly falsely-declared are houses in the leafy suburbs of Ntinda, Naguru, Bugolobi and Kulambiro.

“When I wrote the letter I got confirmation from the IGG and I was to get an appointment with the official handling the matter but later on the person went abroad and we have now scheduled between 10th  and 20th  to meet,” lawyer Nyombi, who is representing ‘whistleblower’ Dick Kimeze, said.

In his allegations, Mr. Kimeze also avers that the properties owned by Ms. Bagyenda are way above what she has earned during her employment over the years.

The IGG spokesperson Ali Munira confirmed their office had received the petition against Ms Bagyenda.

“Some lawyer wrote requesting for a meeting to discuss the wealth of the lady (Bagyenda); the meeting has not taken place,” Ms. Munira said on phone then.

Ms. Bagyenda has not commented on the matter.

Photos: Sheraton Kampala Hotel @50 Dinner

Sheraton Kampala Hotel last week celebrated 50 years of priceless memories and vowed to create more.

The hotel has amazing views and serene spots you can choose for relaxing evenings and fun weekends, delicious food and unforgettable dining experiences that keep you coming back and the staff at the hotel is always ready and happy to serve the customers…lovely it is!!!

Sheraton Hotel, Kampala marked 50 years of existence last week.

“I congratulate its management and staff upon this feat. I also congratulate the other proprietors of other hotels like Serena, Protea, Africana and others who continue growing the hospitality industry.

The Sheraton Hotel has a monthly revenue of $1.25 million. If these seven acres on which the hotel sits were a potato garden, I do not know how much it would reap. At independence, we had small hotels that wouldn’t meet international standards.

In 1987, however, as Uganda prepared to host the PTA Conference, the NRM government refurbished Apollo (Sheraton) and Nile (Serena) hotels which had deteriorated.

I am glad that more Ugandans are moving into manufacturing and services sectors, expanding from agriculture. This will grow our economy. Again, congratulations to Sheraton Hotel,” Chief Guest President Yoweri Museveni said.

“Thank you for honoring us with your presence”, Sheraton management said.

Here are some of the moments from the event Sheraton at 50 that took place at the hotel.