Vincent Twesige, the Rwenzori West police spokesperson told journalists at a media briefing on Monday that seven suspects, including a police officer, are currently in custody at Fort Portal Central Police Station on charges related to the illegal possession of government supplies, operating pharmacies without licenses, abuse of office and negligence on duty among others.
Byarugaba contends that Ayota was appointed while holding the substantive statutory position of Deputy MD on a fixed five-year term, making him ineligible for the MD appointment. Additionally, Byarugaba is seeking a permanent injunction to prevent Ayota from acting as the MD of the fund.
Dr. Mary Gorreti Nakabugo, an education expert at Uwezo Uganda, also emphasizes the critical importance of early lower primary education in shaping learners’ futures, yet it has been neglected for too long. She underscores that enhancing literacy and numeracy outcomes in the early stages of learning can truly revolutionize the entire education system.
Sam Kigula, the Nakasongola district LC V chairperson, explains that the delay in fund utilization stems from confusion regarding whether to use the money for rehabilitation, as suggested by the Ministry of Works, or for routine maintenance, as directed by Parliament.
Nakitto, a resident of Kinoni town council in Lwengo district, told the court that her son, then a senior two student at Lubiri High School, was shot by soldiers in Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) uniforms. She explained that they targeted him at Cornerstone Plaza in Kampala as he tried to escape the chaos in the city.
"The right to a hearing may be excluded if prompt action is required by the administration in the interest of public safety, public health, or public morality, or more broadly in the public interest. The hearing may delay administrative action, defeating the very purpose of taking action in specific situations. The applicant was justifiably suspended indefinitely without a hearing due to the nature of the alleged offense of breaching school rules and regulations,” ruled Justice Ssekaana.
The homecoming organizing committee, along with the three pillars of the Kingdom, which include the Royal Family, Kingdom Veterans, and Chieftains, had initially set a budget of Shillings 9 billion for this event.
Janet Museveni noted that government is yet to afford taking full responsibility for meeting the cost of students’ social welfare in addition to education it undertook under the universal education policy.
The State Minister for Foreign Affairs Henry Okello Oryem says the revelation has exposed the truth about LRA's alleged Western sponsors, even though when the government made it clear in the past, no one cared to listen.
Paul Mwanja, the Commissioner of Infrastructure and Social Services in the Ministry of Finance, says that whereas the mother districts require Shillings 1 billion for their relocation, the government is currently financially constrained to fund the exercise.
Joyce Apwoyorwoth, the Vegetable dealers’ chairperson says that the state of the market worsens during the rainy season since the market floods, yet they have no lockups and stalls to keep their commodities safely.
Mustafa Ongom, the Zombo district secretary of finance, planning and administration said they project to collect over 4.9 billion shillings from property rates to expand the local revenue base for the district.
Tom Butime, the Minister of Tourism, stated that the government is identifying 735 kilometers of tourism roads to be paved, including those leading to cultural heritage sites. This infrastructure development is intended to enhance accessibility to these attractions.