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Bagyeda Faces 20 Years In Prison Over Money Laundering

Former Bank of Uganda director in charge of commercial banks supervision Justine Bagyenda faces 20 years in prison if it is proven that the billions she has amassed and hidden in different banks was laundered, Budadri West Member of Parliament Nathan Nandala Mafabi told journalists this week.

“The law we passed, states that whoever participates in money laundering has to be imprisoned for 20 years. That is why Bagyenda should have been in Luzira by now, and the law stipulates that the money she stole should be returned,” Mafabi told journalists.

Last month, leaked bank statements indicated that Bagyenda has Shs20 billions transacted and stashed in DTB bank, Centenary Bank and Barclays Bank. It is however not been revealed how the former supervisor got the huge sums. She has not come out to explain the matter.

“We are going to carryout investigations and we are going to deal with those banks because they have been doing illegal things with Bagyenda. Actually those banks should be closed because they have been involved in money laundering,” he said.

Barclays Bank and DTB came out to apologize to Bagyenda saying that the banking details were illegally leaked by their employees and promised to take punitive measures to the employees who Mafabi described as whistles and called for their protection.

“The whistle blower act states that a whistle blower is entitled to all the security of the state and of the organisation where he is employed. If they have been sacked, we are going to ask Bank of Uganda to employ them,” the opposition MP said.

Adding: “We are going to ensure the police protects them and President Museveni should also come out to protect them, unless he loves thieves like Bagyenda,”

Bagyenda was recently dropped by Bank of Uganda governor Emmanuel Tumusiime Mutebile is faulted for failing to supervise the banking sector leading to money commercial bank closing shop. She was at the apex of Crane Bank falling with speculators saying she witch hunted the private bank.

Kabira Country Club To Recognize Women

This year’s women’s day, 8th March, 2018, will be a big day for Kabira Country Club and its female customers. Vismay Maniyar, the general manager of Kabira Country Club believes women should reward their bodies with royalty.

The luxurious hotel is giving women a special treat, as a way of celebrating the Family Makers, Nation Builders, Front Wheelers and Agents of Progress with a full day Spa Gift Package.

“Women’s Day should be a spa treat to all ladies out there, reward your body with the royalty it deserves with our special treat,” the general manager noted.

“Kabira Country Club celebrates you with the perfect day treat to commemorate the International Women's Day. Get a rejuvenating Massage, Salsa Fusion Class, Access to Sauna + Stem Bath and a Goodie Bag at only Shs95, 000.”

Kabira Country Club located in Bukoto is within close proximity of the Central Business District, with convenient access to all parts of the city and essential social amenities, like shopping centers, prime residential and international diplomatic neighborhoods, international schools and the golf course in the heart of the city.

Victoria University Chancellor Launches Autobiography

Dr. Martin Aliker, the reigning chancellor of Victoria University Kampala last week launched his autobiography with a hope that the book would inspire young people and upcoming entrepreneurs to strive for the best and lead honest lives.

The book launched at Serena Hotel in Kampala, Uganda’s capital, is titled "The Bell is Ringing,". It recounts his early life growing up in Acholi, northern Uganda, at Kings College Buddo, Makerere University and Birmingham University in the United Kingdom.

Dr. Aliker, now 90 years old, also tells his story as a young dentist and his life as a businessman. In the book, he describes the challenges and successes that he has walked through to date.

Much of this life was spent at Uganda Breweries Limited (UBL), a company on whose board he served for 43 years (1962-2005), with several years as the board chairman and a shareholder.

During the process of putting the book together, Dr Aliker’s family hired two different writing experts from the United Kingdom. The first person was the late David Gibbs, who succumbed to cancer in early 2016.

Then the family hired Mr Hugh MaCmillan from the African Studies Centre, Oxford University, who finalized the arrangement of the work and also supervised the printing of the book.

“This is Martin’s story. All I did was to help him tell his story better. I just helped him to put his own words, language and experience together to look good and attractive to the reader,” Mr MaCmillan said.

As chancellor of Victoria University, Dr. Aliker has steered to young privately owned learning institution to greater strength. He has been a source of inspiration together with the University’s proprietor Dr. Sudhir Ruparelia.

Dr. Aliker was born in Gulu on October 21, 1928. He is married to Camille Aliker with whom they have children.

Kampala Parents Celebrates PLE Success In Style

It was party time at Kampala Parents School on Friday when the primary school held a farewell party for its 2017 class seven which remarkably performed well in last year’s primary leaver’s exams.

Kampala Parents’ School was the second best school in Kampala with a 100 percent pass rate. No pupil, of the over 200 pupils who sat for PLE at the school, failed. They all got the required marks to join secondary school education.

And as a thank you, the school organized and invited pupils and their parents to a farewell party. The party which started at 3pm was climaxed by cake cutting shortly after dinner had been served. Pupils and parents were treated to a variety of drinks.

We captured some moments through our lens.

Former pupils of Kampala Parents School arriving for the farewell party
One of the students is served dinner at the farewell party
Pupils receiving gifts from school administrators for performing well in PLE of 2017
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