Elders in Acholi chiefdom are afraid repatriating the ashes to Acholiland might provoke bad omen in the land including unprecedented massive crop failures, lightning strikes, hailstorms or outbreak of strange diseases capable of wiping out a massive number of people.
The School Deputy Head teacher, Grace Alimocan, says they were forced to send the pupils home after majority of them fell sick of malaria. She says the pupils were treated at Paibona Health Center II in the newly created Paibona Sub County, some 40 Kilometers north of Gulu Town.
The Investigating Officer, Charles Ezama says the file was called by the DPP following complaints by the suspects challenging the continued confiscation of their properties including cars. The suspects accuse police of withholding their property wrongfully.
Uganda police Force has a total of 30 ambulances procured between 2011 and 2016 by the Directorate of Medical Services to help in transporting accident victims, sick and injured police officers as well as sick suspects in police custody.
Government introduced a UGX 200 daily tax on social media users and a one percent tax on mobile money transactions. Bahati says the global social networking sites are minting a lot of revenue through advertising from Uganda that government is targeting for taxing.
The London Court order that Tullow, also operates in in Uganda as Tullow Uganda Operations Pty to pay Seadrill Ghana Operations Ltd. a contractual termination fee and other standby fees of estimated at 254 million in total.
Felix Owilo the Senior Marketing Manager at Smile Telecom, noted that they opted to pay taxes on behalf of its customers because the new social media tax requires that telecom companies either absorb the costs or extend the burden to the client.
A group of activists composed of musicians, members of Parliament, drama actors, media, businessmen and women and university leaders have come together to ask government to revoke the unfair taxes. They have issued an ultimatum for Friday, July 6, to the government to rescind its decision or launch campaigns to boycott telecom services.