According to Meri, there is a new element of commercialization of rustling, where wrongdoers connive to steal cows. He noted in the past, Karamojong used to raid for prestige, but it is currently driven by the desire for money.
The accusation comes at the time joint security forces, with mostly the UPDF being in the lead, are being blamed for aiding the cattle raids and doing little to counter the escalating insecurity in the region.
Government is discussing a proposal to restructure the Amnesty Commission to oversee the implementation of the National Transitional Justice Policy for addressing the justice, accountability and reconciliation needs of conflict affected communities.
Dr. Robina Kaitiritimba, the Executive Director Uganda National Health Consumers’ Organisation says, for instance, there was no need of setting up an independent entity to register births and deaths because it can be done by local councils.
Committee Chairperson Hajat Bbumba adds that the Committee is concerned with the high debt accumulation rate in the short and medium-term and recommended that debt contracting by the government should be scaled down to only projects that have a high economic and financial return in the medium term and target cheaper loans to finance the investment pla
The Kabaka recalled that the inception of cooperatives in Singo and Masaka (Buddu County) in 1913, propelled coffee and cotton farmers into prosperity when they started keeping their earnings in form of Savings in the different cooperative societies.
Speaking to several women rights defenders at Imperial Botanical beach in Entebbe on Thursday, Margaret Kulaba, the chairperson of the Human rights defenders network says the practice has for long been a threat to the future of the girl child.
Officials from ISO were on Wednesday appearing before the committee to answer to questions regarding the payment of 41 billion shillings to 10 companies that supplied goods to South Sudan prior to the 2013 conflict but were never paid.
The Norwegian Refugee Council is now calling on donor countries to take more responsibility for the 1.2 million refugees living in Uganda, a poverty-stricken nation, shouldering a responsibility on persons escaping violence and bloodshed in countries across the region. Uganda is hosting refugees from South Sudan, DR Congo, Burundi, Somalia, Rwanda, Eritrea, Sudan and Ethiopia.
On Wednesday, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga appointed a committee that will establish how the 10 companies were selected, verify the actual beneficiaries, criteria of selection, status of verification of all claimants and among others. She gave the committee, headed by Ann Maria Nankabirwa, the Kyankwanzi Woman MP 25 days to report back to Parliament.