Maria Kamara Mabinti, the ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa says they have noted concerns that some organizations are now registering the war victims in the case locations to benefit from the reparation program.
As the two-hour video played, some lawyers from both the Defense and the State were seen leaving the bar and stepping outside the court to control their emotions after seeing scenes that included roasting of human body parts and bodies of babies apparently cut out of pregnant mothers
Sidronius Okasai Opolot, the Minister of State for Energy told URN in an interview that his Ministry is currently in talks with the Ministry of Trade Industry and Cooperatives to initiate a total ban on the buying and selling of metal scrap as one of the ways of ending the rampant vandalism of electricity infrastructure by the suspected scrap dealers.
The grounds raised to challenge the Trial judgment include the Chamber’s conducting proceedings based on a Confirmation of Charges Decision which was legally defensive, violation of Ongwen’s right to notice by expanding the material, temporal and geographic scope of the charges beyond the parameters of the charged crimes and relying on evidence of acts not charged, thus "causing prejudice and making the trial unfair".
Martin Okwir, the ICC Outreach Coordinator told URN in an interview that the chambers invited experts, victim’s organizations and Civil Society Organization among others with deeper knowledge on the victims’ situations to write and request the court to permit them to offer advice and opinions on how best the reparations should be conducted.
Maria Kamara Mabinty, the International Criminal Court –ICC Outreach Coordinator for East Africa told URN in an interview that the extension of the deadline for the appeal comes following the request made by Ongwen’s defense team being led by Krispus Ayena Odongo late last month.
Dr. Thomas Malinga, the Oyam District Health Officer, said being the only referral hospital in the district, the installation of the CT scan will boost service delivery as well as improve their performance as a district.
Dan Kidega, the Chairman Board Atiak Sugar Plantation told URN on Thursday that the recruitment targets 1,000 causal workers across all the districts in Northern Uganda and that the exercise shall be conducted within five days starting on December 31st in a bid to save the remaining plantation.
According to Umeme LTD and Uganda Electricity Distribution Company LTD, Achwa II hydroelectric station in Pader district will create a second power supply source that will put an end to persistent load shedding.