UPC becomes the first Opposition Political Party to support the proposed virtual campaign amidst calls for postponement from other opposition groups, who have expressed reservations over the election roadmap through which the Electoral Commission banned open-air campaigns and advised candidates to use virtual platforms to reach their electorate.
Their troubles with the party are traced to the party elections held in 2017 where the trio supported Maj Gen. Gregory Mugisha Muntu, against Patrick Oboi Amuriat. Muntu later broke away from FDC to form the Alliance for National Transformation- ANT.
In a letter dated July 8, 2020, Bwowe informed Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng that they will have no contractual obligation with the Quarantine Centre’s at the end of the 14th day, yet many of them only budgeted for the days that they were told before boarding planes to Uganda.
The officials who include the Permanent Secretary Christine Guwatudde Kintu, Accountant Joel Wanjala, Assistant Commissioner for Procurement Fred Lutimba and Commissioner for Disaster Management Martin Owor will now face 12 counts related to abuse of office and 12 others on false accounting.
The research entitled “COVID-19-related Trafficking of Medical Products as a Threat to Public Health; reveals that criminal gangs are exploiting, the uncertainties surrounding coronavirus disease, public anxiety increased demand for PPE and medications, along with inconsistencies in national regulation regimens, to put millions of lives at risk.
When he confronted them, they instead turned on him and his effort to identify himself as the chairman of the district fell on deaf ears. The officers who held sticks in one hand and guns in another kept on shoving a seemingly hapless Luzige. A video of the incident recorded by bystanders, yesterday made rounds on social media prompting the UPDF to come out and condemn the incident.
The priest on Tuesday informed journalists that the CCTV clips were to be officially released to police and journalist on Wednesday at 11 am. However, upon accessing St Augustine Chapel CCTV control-room, the police detectives and police ICT team blocked access for journalists and Makerere Guild members access.
The biggest hindrance at the moment, Mugume said, is the fear that people have over platforms like mobile money and internet transactions. He said that even when people receive money on their phones, they rush to withdraw it thinking it is not safe on the phone.
BOU says earnings from cross border trade dropped from USD 52 million (193.5 billion Shillings) in March 2020 to just USD 59,000 (219 million Shillings) at the end of May 2020. The main reason for the fall is that while those in formal-trade are being tested for Coronavirus Disease and cleared to keep taking out or bringing in goods, the informal traders don’t have this luxury and are stranded at home
Speaking to the media at the Uganda Media Centre in Kampala today, Frederick Gume Ngobi, the State Minister for Cooperatives said they have allowed the leaders of cooperatives whose terms have expired to continue serving until such a time when a ban on public meetings is lifted.
Kampala and Metropolitan Affairs Minister Betty Amongi, says that the suspension takes effect on Thursday. She explains that they have received complaints from several taxi operators about the exorbitant charges.
Gilbert Kadilo, the NIRA Spokesperson, says the thugs broke into the offices in Kasoma zone in Luweero town on Tuesday night. He says the Authority has reported the matter to Luweero Central Police Station for investigations.
Kadaga’s summon to the State Minister to present a report on Thursday follows an earlier directive by the House for the Ministry to order the removal of private and government tractors from Forest Reserve.
“We want to caution the boda boda riders to adhere to curfew guidelines that were issued by the President. If they fail, we shall use the law and have them arrested and taken to court. The issue to allow them or not allow them is the issue of science not who demonstrates,” Onyango said.
The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga said that churches could operate with SOPs and that her office continues to receive petitions from religious leaders on the matter and that it was time for the government to open up churches and other places of worship.