The statement was issued two days after police blocked a planned concert at One Love Beach Busabala, on grounds that Bobi Wine had not obtained security clearance for the concert. Police set up three road blocks and stopped all vehicles that were heading to One Love Beach for the concert on Boxing Day.
Police divers told URN on Wednesday afternoon, on condition of anonymity since they are not authorised to speak to the media, that they had seen several bodies trapped under the wreckage and notified their commanders.
The Uganda Law society, a team of Six legislators and lawyer Male Mabiriizi challenged the petition on a ground that maintaining the constitutional amendment as passed by Parliament was an ambush of justice.
The petitioner includes the Uganda Law Society ULS, six opposition Members of Parliament, lawyer Male Mabiriizi, former presidential candidate Abed Bwanika and Prosper Busingye, a concerned citizen, with the Attorney General as the respondent.
She also rejected the clause to reinstate the presidential term limit and its entrenchment which was introduced by Budadiri West MP Nathan Nandala Mafabi during the debate of the amendment. First, she argued that the amendment contravened article 1, of the constitution that vests power in Ugandans to decide how they should be ruled.
Professor Frederick Sempebwa, the Chairperson of the Advisory Panel of ULS, says despite the fact that they applaud the Commission for organizing the elections after more than 15 years, they condemn the preferred method of voting, saying it is unlawful.
ULS President Francis Gimara says that the move being championed by Igara West MP Raphael Magyezi runs counter to all principles of democratic constitutionalism adding that the age limit debate needs to be married to the Presidential term limits which were removed from the 1995 constitution in 2005.
Robert Sempewo, the chairman of the affected miners says over 6,000 them have been rendered jobless. Uganda and Tanzania are currently in the process of reforming their mining laws to put in place stringent regulatory frameworks partly aimed at curbing artisan mining.
According to the Advocates Coalition for Development and Environment ACODE, people are increasingly losing trust in courts in regard to land matters. They say the courts are not only slow but also highly compromised by bribery and other forms of influence.
Attorney General William Byaruhanga observed that the legal profession is noble and advocates are expected to exhibit the highest standard of professional conduct. He added that such conduct calls for the highest level of diligence, practice, and moral aptitude.
Lawyers who were on Wednesday afternoon held hostage at Makindye Magistrates Court by supporters of the Inspector General of Police have petitioned Chief Justice Bart Katureebe to intervene in the matter.
This years World Press Freedom Day addresses three key themes namely freedom of information as a fundamental freedom and human right, protecting press freedom from censorship and surveillance overreach and ensuring safety for journalists online and offline.
The question on whether judges can rule against President Museveni in the event that the Electoral Commission declared another candidate winner of the 2016 presidential elections being discussed among lawyers.
The lawyersâ€™ body in its statement issued out Tuesday warn that the ECâ€™s acts of going ahead to organize by-elections and yet there is a court order stopping the removal of Mr Erias Lukwago from office until his application is determined, amounts to contempt of court.
The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has unanimously agreed to challenge the reappointment of retired Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki in court if Parliament vets him. A member of ULS Bruce Kyerere filed a petition that was discussed at the societyâ€™s extraordinary general meeting.