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Betpawa Customer Wins UGX46.5m

Betpawa Customer Wins UGX46.5m

The life of Destrerio Ocakolong, a resident of Hoima district will never be the same again after winning a whooping 46.507.185/= from Betpawa.

This memorable incident in Ocakolong’s life happened shortly after placing a multibet of 14matches for only 1000/=.

The originally from Teso region, said that he picked 14 matches and knew he would win. Having played with Betpawa before, Ocakolong decided to try out the BetPawa win bonus, where any selections above 5 would give him a bonus. With 14 selections, he stood a chance to get a 50% win bonus!

“At first when I logged into my BetPawa.ug I checked the odds of the day and they looked enticing. I selected 14 matches and was awarded a 50% win bonus. I was certain I would win,” Ocakolong said.

Once the match ended, Ocakolong logged into his account to confirm his win. “At first when I logged into my account and saw the abnormal numbers on my account I never believed,” the lucky punter said, adding, “However, before I could even do anything I immediately got a call from one of the managers congratulating me upon winning! I was given an option of withdrawing via mobile money. I was really ecstatic and just wanted to see the cash. I therefore made my way to the BetPawa office to receive my cash.”

An ecstatic Ocakolong further urged bettors to pick BetPawa for its good odds and bonuses.

Talking to Red Pepper, the marketing and media manager, Livingstone Mugambe said that, “BetPawa Uganda has been rewarding winners with up to 100% bonus over the years, and you can bet with the lowest stake of 1/=. You too could be a winner. Try your luck with 1000 ugx free bet on www.betpawa.ug/freebet.”

He added that BetPawa is licensed by the Lotteries board of Uganda and that as required for the protection of Lotteries Board revenues and client funds, the company holds a 500million-shilling security bond.

“BetPawa’s goal is to become the best and largest online sports betting business in Uganda. Clients depositing or withdrawing funds are able to conduct mobile money transactions with BetPawa via Airtel or MTN or banking services. Bets can be placed using any internet-connected device,” Mugambe noted.

Mugambe said that to start, one needs to first open up an account with Betpawa. “Open your web browser and type in: betpawa.ug. When the BetPawa page appears, click on ‘Join Now’. Enter your number and chosen password of six or more characters then select ‘submit’ to get a PIN via sms and enter the PIN and your account will be activated,” Mugambe said, adding that with this account, one can place bets, check on bets and account statements, request withdrawals and make deposits.

0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 12:55 PM

Equity Bank Buys 86% Of DR Congo Bank

Equity Bank Group, Kenya’s largest Bank by market value has revealed in its latest Annual Report that it has acquired an additional 7 per cent in Pro Credit Bank Limited at a cost of Sh 2.2 Billion (US$ 21 Million).

The transaction now takes Equity’s shareholding in the Congo Business entity to 86 per cent, having acquired a controlling 79 per cent stake back in 2015.

“On 30 September, 2016, additional capital of 782,046 new shares with a par value US$ 10 was issued by Pro Credit Bank Limited to EGHL for a cash consideration of US$ 21 Million (KShs. 2.202 Billion). The current shareholding is now 86% while the non-controlling interests are at 13% as at the end of year 2016.” Noted Equity Bank in the annual report.

The Bank said the acquisition is in line with its 3.0 Growth Strategy focusing on deepening banking services and enhance financial inclusion in Africa. The goodwill arising from acquisition consists largely of the synergies and economies of scale expected from combining the operations of Equity group Holdings Limited and Pro Credit Bank Limited.

Equity Bank also added that an additional capital of 10,000,000 new shares with a par value of US$ 3 was issued and paid by EGHL in Equity Bank South Sudan Limited for a consideration of US$ 31,060,233.

Equity Group Holdings Limited currently has eleven wholly owned subsidiary companies as of December, 2016 and one partially owned at 86% (Dr Congo). All the subsidiaries except Equity Bank Uganda Limited, Equity Bank (Rwanda) Limited, Equity Bank Tanzania Limited, Equity Bank Southern Sudan Limited and Pro Credit Bank are incorporated in Kenya.


0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 12:52 PM

No Divorce Shall Happen– Chameleone

No Divorce Shall Happen– Chameleone

No Divorce Shall Happen– Chameleone

By Serestino Tusingwire

Celebrated singer Joseph Mayanja aka Jose Chameleone has played down rumours going viral on social media that he is more likely to be left a lone wolf after his wife Daniella Atim deciding to formally leave him.

On Wednesday, the local Newspaper, Bukedde reported that the mother of four, Daniela has filed for divorce at the family division court in Nakawa. Yes it is true as court documents read.

It should be noted that Chameleone hasn’t been in good terms with her wife Daniella for quite some time which forced her to quit their marital home for weeks before she came back.

However, in a video Chameleone released on his facebook page, he puts it clear that he is not ready at any point to let go of his darling wife Daniella.

Chameleone admits that there have been misunderstandings between him and his wife, but says that is normal to every family and doesn’t mean divorcing.

“We might be having family issues but we solve them in the house rather than taking it to the public because family business is not public business.”

He adds that he is born a catholic and once Catholics are holy married, no divorce can be allowed.

“I am a Catholic and I don’t believe in divorce, those who wrote about my wife Daniella filing for divorce are those that don’t want to see me triumph in life,” Chameleon said.

In a video that he captured at his home in Seguku, Chameleone shows his wife happily seated at home watching TV and two later drive in their BMW X5 to pick their kids who study from Galaxy International school in Lubowa.

Daniella who was driving the car remained silent because she is known for not speaking or even appearing publicly. She kept on smiling at the phone camera whenever it was flashed at her.

The Sweet banana hit maker says if Daniela has gone to court, court is there to offer a service which people need.

The video which the singer posted was accompanied by the words below:

What God put together, No man shall put apart!!
We are not Angels so no one is perfect.
It’s not the times a man falls that matter,
It’s his strength to stand again.

Love you so much Daniella,
Regardless of what is spreading around we stuck together so they should know.

There shall be NO DIVORCE as reported.

0 Comments / 0 View / April 20, 2017 9:44 AM

Juliana Kanyomozi and Iryn Namubiru plan collabo?

Juliana Kanyomozi and Iryn Namubiru plan collabo?

Our Reporter

Ever since musician Juliana Kanyomozi released her ‘I am Still here” song and video, the singer has had a busy social and business life.

From one interview to another, one social event to another to even attending the Kabaka’s birthday dinner recently, the singer has maximized her return.

Last night was no different as the songstress dinned with her long time friend and former groupie from the iJay group, Iryn Namubiru.

According to Juliana, the two caught up and laughted all evening as they enjoyed a sumptuous meal. Juliana even said that she couldn’t hold the laughter even after dinner.

Word has it that the two divas could be planning a collabo to reignite support from fans who enjoyed their works back in the day.

Although no details are available at the moment, a collabo between the two could easily rise through the chats as both divas are talented and much loved.

We will keep you posted.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 11:20 PM

King Saha inspires fellow artistes after building mansion 

Our Reporter

Musicians are always competing, if not about releasing that big hit, it is about driving the best car in town. However, musician King Saha has taken the game a notch higher by building a mansion not to compete if you can believe him, but to inspire fellow artistes.

The singer’s mansion located in Kasenge has dominated conversations among the singer’s peers as most became inspired by him.

Saha who follows in the footsteps of fellow singers like Bobi Wine, Bebe Cool and Coco Finger will soon be in his own house and quit renting.

Word has it that instead of being inspired by him, some of his peers have neen bad mouthing the Sembera singer. A known nemesis of the singer was recently heard telling peers in Makindye that Saha made the wrong decision to build very far from the city. On hearing about this, Saha said that it is better to stay in the ‘village’ in your own house than to stay in a rented pad.

We hope many other young artistes are inspired to build and become like Saha.

We will keep you posted.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 10:52 PM

Pastor Kayanja invests heavily in local musicians

Our Reporter

Pastor Robert Kayanja’s 77 days of Glory now in Phase three has been the most talked about TV program for some time now. The Rubaga Miracle Centre Cathedral Pastor captured millions when he welcomed secular singers into his church before transforming them into singers of gospel music.

Many of the singers who crossed over are now living better lives as they plan on releasing new gospel songs thanks to the Pastors huge investment in them. Word reaching us is that the 50-year-old pastor has now upped his investment in singers Qute Kaye, Papa Ciddy and Eddie Kigere among others.

We have been told that Kayanja has added several millions into their music careers on top of what he had already given them to help them release more gospel songs. According to our source at the cathedral, Kayanja gave these singers a lot of money that some of them confessed that they had never made such amounts in their entire careers as secular singers. Papa Ciddy and Qute plan on releasing new gospel music soon using this money. Our source says that they are very excited and ready to lure their fans into serious Christianity.

We will keep you posted.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 10:34 PM

More mass graves Discovered in DR Congo

More mass graves Discovered in DR Congo

More mass graves Discovered in DR Congo

Seventeen more mass graves have been found in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s central Kasai region bringing the total found since last August up to 40, the UN says.

The region has been the “scene of clashes between soldiers and members of a local militia knosn as Kamuina Nsapu”, the statement adds.

The government is fighting to put down a rebellion that began after a regional chief was killed.

Both sides have been accused of committing human rights violations.

UN investigators heard that at least 74 people, including 30 children, were killed in fighting at the end of last month.

UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said the DR Congo government should take “meaningful steps, which to date have been lacking, to ensure that there is a prompt, transparent, and independent investigation to establish the facts and circumstances of alleged human rights violations and abuses perpetrated by all parties, and other abuses of justice”.

0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 5:51 PM

Buhari suspends Nigeria’s spy chief over $43m cash find

Buhari suspends Nigeria’s spy chief over $43m cash find

Buhari suspends Nigeria’s spy chief over $43m cash find

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has suspended the boss of the intelligence agency, Ayo Oke, and ordered an investigation following last week’s discovery of $43m (£33m) in cash in a flat in an upscale estate in Lagos, a statement from his office says.

The money, which was uncovered by the anti-corruption agency following a tip-off has been claimed by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA), the statement says.

Mr Buhari has ordered investigators to find out how the NIA came in possession of the funds and to establish if they broke any law.

A statement from the presidency says a committee, headed by the vice president will conduct the investigation and submit a report to him within 14 days.

0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 5:44 PM

New African Woman Awards 2017 Winners Including Ugandan Announced

New African Woman Awards 2017 Winners Including Ugandan Announced

New African Woman Awards 2017 Winners Including Ugandan Announced

Gambia’s Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan, Minister of Women Affairs and Overseer – Vice President’s Office, is the New African Woman of Year

The fearless Gambian human rights activist won ‘New African Woman’ magazine’s Woman of the Year Award (http://NAW-Forum.com) at the their Award ceremony that took place in Dakar last week. Fatoumatta Jallow-Tambajan was instrumental in galvanizing the opposition that eventually beat long-term now exiled leader Yahya Jammeh.

Nigeria’s Amina J. Mohammed – the new United Nations Deputy Secretary took home the New African Woman in Politics and Public Office. Prior to her new post, she served as Minister of Environment. But she has played key roles in both the current Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), on how both agendas impact Africa –more so its women.

Winners were selected by a special panel of judges from 68 shortlisted candidates across 12 categories.

The Award for Women in Health, Science and Technology went to Namibia’s Dr Helena Ndume – a pioneering ophthalmologist and cataract surgeon, who has to date, performed over 35,000 sight-restoring surgeries on Namibians, completely free of charge.

Morocco saw serial entrepreneur Salwa Idrissi Akhannouch, take home the New African woman Award in Business.

Zimbabwean philathropists and educationist Tsitsi Masiyiwa, received the New African Woman Award in Education for her work with Higherlife Foundation – a not for profit organisation she runs and offers scholarships to orphaned and vulnerable children to give them a better chance in education. Over 250,000 children have benefited from the work of Higherlife Foundation.

The much-talked about New African Woman on the Rise (The Next Generation) – a category which received the most nominations – went to the Kenyan girls rights activist and UN Women youth advisor Vivian Onano.

The New African Woman in Civil Society was given to Chief Theresa Kachindamot, who annulled over 300 child marriages in her village in Malawi, a feat that played an important role in forcing the government to ban child marriages in the country all together.

Other winners were Nigeria’s Joan Okorodudu (New African Woman In The Arts & Culture) for her services to raising the profile of African models and fashion.

Mali’s Binta Touré Ndoye (New African Woman – in Finance); Amira Yahyaoui of Tunisia (New African Woman in Media) and the former African Union Commissioner Agriculture and Rural Development Tumusiime Rhoda Peace from Uganda, is the New African Woman in Agriculture for pushing the importance of food security and adding value chain to African goods while she was at the AU.

The New African Woman in Sport went to the Senegal’s Fatma Samoura – the world football body’s Secretary General – a position she was appointed to in 2016, becoming the first African woman to hold the post.

The New African Woman Awards is followed by a Forum on 13 April, under the theme Changing The Game.

0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 5:19 PM

Eddy Kenzo blasts UPRS over music money

Eddy Kenzo blasts UPRS over music money

Our Reporter
Big Talent music group boss, Eddy Kenzo, in unhappy with the way Uganda Performing Right Society (UPRS) has been handling music money matters for the past couple of years.

The singer blasted the association’s bosses for mismanaging music money and paying out very little to some articles for their works after swindling most of the proceeds.

While appearing on the NTV The Beat show, a vividly angry Kenzo said that the association has done more harm than good in the music industry by cheating artistes who invest alot of time in their work only to be paid peanuts. He also added that some of the music is used without proper consent from the artistes concerned.

“I go to studio, make my music and then they sale it without my consent collect money from DJ’s, music library owners and even from Radio and TV stations, then they call me after a year and give me one million shillings with out any explanation, what happened to transparency?” Kenzo quizzed.

He also commented about the issue of callertunez and how Telcoms cheat musicians leaving them broke as they become richer yet they create the content. “Imagine musicians and their content providers and the government only share 10% of the revenues collected from their songs used for caller tunes and 90% goes to telecoms,” Kenzo said.

“A culture of onesness, selfishness unhealthy competition among the musicians looking up to themselves but not up to the industry’s best is also the problem here. I therefore call upon all musicians to team up as one and unify the industry for the better of today and tomorrow generations,” Kenzo added.

The singer then went on his Facebook page to expound on some of the issues that he didnt get a chance to talk about on air attracting numerous comments from fans and sympathizers.

We hope that one day, the issue of copyright is worked on in Uganda so that artistes can benefit from their works.

We will keep you posted.

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0 Comments / 0 View / April 19, 2017 5:18 PM