“These electoral regulations are trying to dictate what should appear in the students constitution. And if you look at the entire regulations booklet, there are a number of provisions that are out rightly against the freedom of expression,” Mark Owiny, a 4th year Law student said
According to Dr Tusasirwe, the courts were initially not designed as rights enforcement mechanisms but as instruments of law and order and regulation of transactions such as business, land and marriage among others. He argues that in their current state, courts look at enforcement of rights as a secondary role.
Mabirizi filed a case in May this year, challenging the amendment of the constitution to lift the cap on the presidential age. He said that the process for the amendment was characterized by violence and deployment of military police in and outside Parliament, among other unconstitutional misdeeds.
Karadi, the chairperson of a nine-member committee which was on Tuesday instructed by the Jinja town clerk, Ambrose Ochieng to be a caretaker of the association ahead of next month’s elections, was blocked by vendors who argued that elections of the market leadership should not be influenced by security officials and municipal authorities.
Justice Mwanguhya however, declined to pronounce himself on the allegations that MPs were bribed to support the bill, saying it is the role of the Auditor General to do so. Each MP received Shillings 29M as facilitation to consult voters on the bill
Rusoke Nyakato, the former Kabarole District FDC chairperson, told URN that they are going to do everything possible to ensure that the main objectives of The New Formation are known by everyone in the region.
Justice James Ogoola, the co-chair of the Elders Forum, said majority of Ugandans appreciate the need for national dialogue and have identified areas of national consensus on economic reforms, harnessing the diversity in the country and core shared national values among others.
Namulindwa says government lost the battle against wetland degradation, saying what remains is to help the encroachers to utilize them sustainably without causing more harm. She also asks government to plan for the rising population, which is piling pressure on the available land for cultivation.
Through his lawyer, Evans Ochieng, Awadh objected to the deportation orders, saying he is Ugandan. He argued that he is a biological son to the late Omar Awadh, an Arab of Kenyan origin and Fatuma Said Abdallah, a munyankore by tribe and Ugandan by nationality.