Alleged narco-trafficking lands woman on remand

first_imgA woman who reportedly had ganja in her possession at the Bartica Police Station was on Tuesday remanded to prison when she appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The charge against Elcy Indra Vigilance of Lot 67 C Wismar Housing Scheme, Linden stated that on September 29, 2018 at Bartica Police Station she had in her possession 489.9 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking. The 25-year-old woman denied the charge when it was read to her.The prosecution’s case was that on September 29, 2018 about 16:40h two Policemen noticed the woman acting in a suspicious manner at the Bartica Ferry Stelling. The Constables approached her and invited her to the Police station, which is a short distance away to conduct a search of her belongings.During the search, a yellow plastic bag wrapped in clear scotch tape which contained leaves and seeds were unearthed. As such, he was arrested and charged.In court on Tuesday, the Police Prosecutor objected to bail citing the seriousness and prevalence of the offence. Chief Magistrate McLennan upheld the prosecution’s submission and remanded Vigilance to prison. The case will continue on October 17, 2018 at the Bartica Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

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4 local applications may be up for funding by Uganda Government

first_imgDavid from world bank gives award to the kuangalia team Advertisement The hack4ag Uganda hackthon was concluded last week in Jinj which saw three groups being awarded for coming up with the best applications. Kuangalia, an app that helps farmers verify seeds quality emerged winners. According to a senior economist at the World Bank, they were the clear cut winners, their solution was simple, solved a big problem for the farmers and they had developed a complete solution. The Farmer’s Amazon were the second runner’s up with their API that would enable different applications from different developers run on USSD.Both Kuangalia and Farmer’s Amazon have been approached by officials from NITA-U, according to Fred Byamugisha the manager applications solutions, an aggregator like farmer’s Amazon would gladly be welcome by government.Also sources from the world bank indicate that the hackthon will not be the end, some sources say that already four applications of the six will be adopted and funded under the the Ministry of Agriculture with funding from the World Bank. According to Maureen Agene, one of the organizers from world bank, hackers just have to continue developing their solutions so that when they are contacted, they have advanced solutions. Another source also assured the hackers that if all goes well, the funds will be available in less than four months pending approval from the Ugandan government. Hackers also might have an opportunity to go to South Korea next year and interact with Korean developers.last_img read more

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