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 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.
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.
Speaking at the event, Hamis Tenywa from the Uganda National Association of the Blind-UNAB highlighted the challenges faced by visually impaired people when opening bank accounts or making cash withdrawals, often requiring assistance from others.
Richard Kaijuka, the chairman Uganda Chamber of Mines and Petroleum says most investments take long enough to outlive the situation that the country is going through and that these will ebb by the time the investments mature. He expects that long term current and prospective investors will not be swayed by the statements.
October 12th is marked as the International Ombudsman Day with the aim of educating the public about the role of ombuds. This year, the days has been marked under the theme “Raising citizen’s awareness of the Ombuds role for improved service delivery.
Dr. Sylvie Namwase, a lecturer at Makerere University Law School, presented the findings of the study titled "Militarisation and Military Capture of the Uganda Police Force: Implications for Human Rights and Rule of Law." The study emphasizes how the military's influence on the police has resulted in arbitrary arrests and illegal detentions.
The Commission received a list of 30 persons from the NUP Secretariat and commenced investigations. Some of the person on list were reportedly taken away by the infamous drones. However, Commission chairperson Mariam Wangadya has said that during investigations, 18 of the 30 listed missing persons could not be traced.
It follows a ban on Facebook imposed by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni in January 2021, after the social media giant deleted accounts operated by government officials on grounds of seeking to manipulate public debate prior to general polls.
Charity Kyomujjuziri from the Africa Freedom of Information Centre while addressing the press at Uganda Media Center underscored the need for government to translate key national documents and make them available to all citizens.
All countries, apart from the US and Papua New Guinea have laws that make it for mandatory for employers to offer minimum paid parental leave, while Uganda and most African countries only limit it to maternity and paternity leave of between 8 and 17 weeks.
Priscilla Dembetembe, the Program Directo of REBUiLD says that Urban refugees still face a number of challenges such as the lengthy bureaucratic process of obtaining a work permit, denial of employment by potential employers on grounds of being refugees, language barrier, and attitude by the host communities and the refugees towards each other.
Donald Rukare, the Chief of the Party of the USAID Rights and Justice Activity Project in Uganda said that CSOs should operate within the law. He however said that there are several provisions of the law that they disagree with for the unfair limitations they impose on CSOs.
"My tour started just prior to the presidential elections, when 54 people were killed by security forces. To this day, there has been no accountability for their deaths," writes the U.S Ambassador to Uganda, Natalie E. Brown.
One of the developers of the database, Gabriel Khaukha from Datatrack Solutions Consult, says that the database can be used to report cases of Human trafficking, follow up on cases and keep a history of victims and perpetrators.
The mobile lab which is to be stationed at the Central Health Laboratories in Butabika National Referral Hospital in Kampala will be used to collect specimens from suspected patients across the country and within cross-border areas in case of disease outbreaks for transportation and testing.