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Pastor Sirajje sentenced to over two years in prison over fraud

Kampala, Uganda |┬áTHE INDEPENDENT |┬áPastor Sirajje Semanda from the Revival Church in Bombo and Jimmy Arinaitwe, have earned themselves two and half years in prison for fraud. The Buganda Road Chief Magistrate, Gladys Kamasanyu sentenced the dou on Tuesday and also ordered them to pay a fine of Shillings 405 …

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Australian winery uses new technology to combat wine fraud

Canberra┬áAustralia | Xinhua |┬áA South Australian winery has started trialing a new technology to combat international wine fraud. Grosset Wines, based in the Clare Valley north of Adelaide, have swapped out their usual bottle caps in Australia and Britain for ones that use Enseal — a product designed by owner …

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Gulu businessmen petition PM Nabbanja over UGX 1Bn arrears

Gulu, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áSeven businessmen in Gulu city have petitioned Prime Minister Robinah Nabbanja to help them recover Shillings 1 billion for supplies to Countryside Harvesters, a local Non Governmental Organization. The businessmen accuse Solomon Okello, the Director of Countryside Harvesters in Gulu city of failing to pay …

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China intensifies crackdown on cryptocurrency hype, speculation

Beijing, China | Xinhua |┬áChina’s internet watchdog on Tuesday said it had intensified a crackdown on illegal online information that may lead to speculation and fraud involving cryptocurrency. The move since earlier this year was aimed at protecting people’s property, according to the Cyberspace Administration of China. While urging leading …

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Nabilatuk senior human resource officer interdicted over alleged fraud

Nabilatuk, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áDenis Lokoru Kidon, the Senior Human Resource Officer of Nabilatuk district has been interdicted for alleged fraud. The Chief Administrative Officer, Luke Abong Bwangamoe has asked him to vacate office immediately. In a July 5th, 2022 letter seen by our reporter, Abong attributes Kidon’s interdiction …

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Kaliro district local government officials arrested over fraud

Kaliro, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThree officals of Kaliro district local government have been arrested on fraud-related charges. The suspects currently detained at Kaliro Central Police station include Chief Administrative Officer Samuel Bigirwa, District Education Officer Edward Kamaga and the Parish Development Model-focal person Fred Mbalumya. They were arrested on …

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COSASE exposes city law firm in fake Shs2.3bn land compensation

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áA city law firm has come under the spotlight on allegations of fraud and forgery in the Shs2.3 billion land compensation scam where money was paid to a ‘ghost’ claimant. Lawyers Kyle Lubega and Richard Buzibira of Lubega & Buzibira Co. Advocates are said to …

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Mobile money transactions hit Shs 145trillion

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT |┬áThe value of mobile money transactions rose to 145.6 trillion shillings in the last six months ending March 2022. Relatedly, the value of internet and mobile banking transfers rose by 82.8% and 146.1% respectively. This comes amidst growing concerns from the public over the safety …

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