Speaking at the opening of a weeklong induction of new state attorneys at Hotel Brovad in Masaka City on Monday, Odumbi expressed concern that some prosecutors are falling short of expectations of their duties due to peculiar conducts that manifest in their methods of work.
Fourth Infantry Division commander Brig. Michael Kabango told Uganda Radio Network on Monday that some security personnel are encouraging the influx of locals inside the gazeted Zoka Central Forest Reserve and East Madi Wildlife Reserve.
Eria Musonge, a clan leader from Kigulu chiefdom says that, the practice of forcing teenage girls who have given birth, to marry their partners, even when there are underage is contributing to the increase in early marriages.
They observed that climate change is directly contributing to humanitarian emergencies spared by heatwaves, wildfires, floods, tropical storms and hurricanes. Those and similar climate shocks are only increasing in scale, frequency and intensity.
The study by the non-government organization that seeks to promote culture and cultural heritage in the country reveals that constrained access has significantly impacted the cultural identity and expression of indigenous communities. For instance, some Batwa individuals hesitate to openly identify themselves within other communities due to the discrimination they encounter.
The minister presented a dummy cheque of 607,604,210 million shillings for the National Special Disability Grants. These funds will be distributed to 129 groups, each consisting of 5 to 10 persons with disabilities in 13 districts from Ankole, Kigezi, Rwenzori, and Bunyoro regions in Western Uganda.
According to security reports, three of the deceased persons hail from the Central part of Uganda while three others are local farmers of Madi origin. Their identities weren’t readily available by press time.
The Member of Parliament for Butambala Muwanga Kivumbi says the challenges of holding the police accountable should be looked at in a broader spectrum of the political sphere in Uganda. He says even when the laws are amended to lay ground for the Independence of the Police, the regime can abuse the law to serve their interests.
Kabahenda noted that while there are several programs such as Emyooga and the Parish Development model, none specifically caters to teenage mothers. She said that the programs focus on youth, neglecting the unique challenges faced by teenage mothers.
Beaker Mwanja, the Senior Probation Officer of Mbale city, addressed the media during a press conference held Thursday at the Mbale city hall, shedding light on the escalating issue of gender-based violence.
Gilbert Lenga, the LC I chairperson of the neighboring Pavur Village in Yada Parish, issued a heartfelt plea for support to aid the affected victims. Police and the UPDF have maintained a presence in the area to avoid further clashes.
Dorothy Esther Kiyai, the acting programs manager, says a law is needed to guide on who a human rights defender is as well as define the roles and responsibilities of all key stakeholders including individuals, civil society organisations, and the state involved in the human rights defense.
Addressing the high rates of teenage pregnancies, Minister Mateke emphasized the need to strengthen parenting, noting that neglecting parental duties for financial gains compromises children's safety and protection.
On October 19th, 2023, Mathias Mpuuga, the Leader of the Opposition in Parliament led a group of legislators to walk out of plenary demanding a detailed government report on repeated gross human rights abuses meted against supporters and leaders of the National Unity Platform– NUP party.
Prosecution told court that the suspects and others still at large on November 23 2023 entered upon the cattle farm in possession of Rutomol Enoc with intent to intimidate, insult or annoy the farm owner.
Elizabeth Kemigisha, Manager of Advocacy and Policy at The Uganda Association of Women Lawyers-FIDA, speaking at a press conference, emphasized that the struggle is predominantly led by NGOs, which, due to financial constraints, face sustainability challenges.
Over the years, seven villages surrounding the Barlonyo massacre site, an area which experienced the wrath of LRA insurgencies have been struggling to access safe and clean water from a single borehole shared by the locals and their animals and learners from three learning institutions.