By Staff Writer
Talking about the New Year 2020 and the latest kids on the block taking over Uganda’s music industry at fast speed, it will be an offence not to talk about the new female urban contemporary music super star- Zuena Kress.
She recently dropped her new music video titled ‘’I Knew’’, in which she portrays in-depth love affection for her boy lover after years of fantasying upon him as she quotes in some of the lyrics in the song. She further in the song adds that it was a must for the two love birds to be together in native Luganda translated as ‘’Kitekwa Butekwa’’, where she continues revealing to her lover of how she knew he would fall for her even after meeting a million other beautiful girls insisting that they were meant for each other as God the creator opted them to be together from time in memorial.
The long waited music video shot in a supreme eco-environment by Film and Video producer Zyga of Zyga Phix production house, one of the most celebrated video producers of the decade will be taking over television airwaves in Uganda by storm.
Watch the video here.
I want to dethrone Spice Diana – Burundi’s miss planet Iry Tina vows
The Uganda music scene continues to grew and remain attractive all over the Continent. Burundian singer and miss planet has ventured into the Uganda music business and has come with goals to achieve. Iry Tina is a budding songstress that believes she has what it takes to take over the Ugandan music industry this year. Tina intends to step up the ladders to the finest female artiste in the country, a place so dear to our own Spice Diana. Spice has two years in a row remained top female star according to awarding bodies ij the country and Iry Tina looks forward to taking that spot.
Born and raised in Burundi, Irene Laura Uwimana alias Iry Tina is a talented female Singer, Super Model, Actress, and Businesswoman. The Burundian beauty queen won the Miss Planet Burundi crown in 2019 and participated in the Miss Friendship International World Final pageant the same year.
Tina believes if you shine in Uganda, you have shone in East Africa hence her move to base in Uganda. She previously has done songs like Mida Ya Love, Always On My Mind, Emergency (feat. Barbi Jay), Switch (feat. Nutty Neithan), Femme Africaine, Uko Wangu, Nsisitira, among others and still looks forward to growing her collection.
Gen. Muzeyi Sabiiti vows to fight Multiple Corruption Cases at INTERPOL
The Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) has stepped up investigations into various officer misconduct cases at INTERPOL head offices in Kololo which have left the image of the establishment dented.
For a longtime, Uganda Police had been grappling with furnishing its internal imagine as several of its officers previously participated in criminality until the entire administration was overhauled, some rogue cops detained while others since ran into self exile.
The appointment of Maj. General Sabiiti and Martin Okoth Ochola as IGP was welcomed by the public as a new measure of combating misconduct that ruined the force.
Whereas some of the directorates which were questioned have since improved, INTERPOL has however, taken a nosedive with corruption taking toll, systems breaking down, incompetence, favoritism, among others.
It should be noted that this is very sensitive directorate that deals with many foreigners but the unscrupulous officers of INTERPOL mind less on tarnishing their imagine.
This website, a fortnight conducted an investigation which revealed very illicit undertakings that occur at INTERPOL.
For example, the law stipulates that the directorate must award certificate of good in not less than 2 weeks, but shockingly some individuals in town have been able to get these documents in one day while others are delayed up to six months.
“It depends on how you approach these officers. If you give a good bribe they will do what you want. If you don’t they will frustrate you,” said a source.
INTERPOL director AIGP Moses Balimwoyo had earlier acknowledged cases of corruption in his department earlier.
In an extensive interview with this website at his office Balimwoya said he “had taken action against those dirty officers.”
“I suspended them. I don’t joke.”But Balimwoyo’s actions haven’t saved the situation.
We have established afresh that every table you go to, you either leave “kintu kidigo” (bribe) or step aside and they work on those who have
The department is in total breakdown. For example, no clearance has been made for the whole of last week.
The delays, unfortunately affect labour companies which register mass individuals who are seeking employment abroad.
Some labour companies which asked not to be named are stuck with 600 to 1000 workers who have not obtained clearance after applying for close to three months.
“INTERPOL says each individual must pay shs 79000 at the head offices. But some labour recruitment companies suggested that they could pay to the bank and present receipts as evidence to able to expedite the process which authorities denied,” said a source.
“Because they know they will be losing a chance to solicit money from us,” a source added.
The delay further is in registration on the terminal machines. The systems’ network is always down.
“Generally the situation is deplorable,” added a source.
These concerns have been raised in a meeting convened by line Minister Frank Tumwebaze, attended State House anti-corruption unit head Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema, owners of Labour Recruitment companies and INTERPOL director.
Maj. Gen. Muzeyi Sabiiti who learnt of these dirty dealings that leave police in disrepute has promised to take a stern action against INTERPOL officers.
“We shall investigate fully and take full action,” Sabiiti who looked unaware told this website.
Mr. Sabiiti wondered whether AIGP Balimwoyo is aware of these dirty dealings happening in his office.
Asked how long he will take to streamline the department, Sabiiti said it will be soon.
Irish in Uganda celebrate St Patrick’s Day
By Our Reporter
Friday evening was a nostalgic one for Irish clansmen in Uganda as they celebrated their traditional Irish holiday; Saint Patrick’s Day at Kololo based Irish pub, Otters Bar.
Guests who attended the green-themed event were treated to a night fueled with lots of fun and exciting activities such as Irish music by Bachram, an Irish band, Irish foods, Irish dancing and the beer that was home away from home, The Guinness Draught, fittingly served to cheery and delighted guests.
Amid the fears and anxieties of the spread of the Corona Virus pandemic, celebrations of the Irish holiday went on here in Uganda despite the cancellation in Ireland.
Speaking to journalists, the Irish Ambassador, William Carlos shared his excitement upon being able to celebrate St Patrick’s Day here in Uganda.
“Uganda is probably among the very few countries around the world that are celebrating St. Patrick’s Day. It is special to us and we are grateful to have been able to celebrate it with friends and family,” said Carlos.
The highlight of the night was when Irish Dancers Ronan Kelly, a five time Irish Dancing World Champion and Gemma Holmes took over the stage to show off their famous Irish moves that attracted thunderous cheers and applause from the already merry crowd.
Traditionally celebrated on March 17th , Saint Patrick’s Day is a celebration that runs for over five days every year. In Uganda, famous landmarks like the iconic Jinja Bridge have been previously lit up in green fluorescent lights as part of the celebrations for the festive holiday.
According to the Former President of the Irish Society in Uganda, Adam Sweetman, this year’s proceeds collected from the engaging festivities will go to chosen charities for this year are Hoima Justice and Peace Commission; African Soup and Hospice Africa Uganda.
Uganda Police endoserses Ykee Benda to pen down song against gender based violence
The Uganda police recently tasked singer Ykee Benda to produce a song to fight gender based violence and the singer in a fortnight has had results. Ykee Benda today presented his project and has been well received.
We are not sure how much he has bagged from this deal but we can confirm he will be the voice of the Uganda police regarding the subject.
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