Several businesses remained closed in the Central Business District as President Museveni prepared to take oath at the Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds. Entrance into town through Wandegeya was limited for motor vehicles only, while Bodaboda cyclists could only access the city centre through Lumumba avenue.
This comes after URA revalued the car at USD 166,700 ( 601 million Shillings) and revised the tax payable on it to more than 300 million. The Toyota Land Cruiser was imported into the country in November last year from Kenya and cleared in January, according to URA.
“The people of Uganda value their relationship with the global community and appreciate the concern shown by the United States on the deteriorating situation regarding human rights and civil liberties. It is our hope that other nations of the world will follow suit and support our quest for freedom and democracy,” reads the statement in part.
The Committee Vice-Chairperson, Agnes Taaka Wejuli told the delegation that they had received several complaints against the army including excessive use of force, disruption of rallies, arbitrary arrests and detention in military facilities.
Byabakama told the Human Rights Commitee of Parliament that although the election was a success on their part, the entire process was conducted amidst limitations, which could not allow them to reach Ugandans across the country. During the time, which was planned for voter education, gatherings were limited to only 70 people and later adjusted to accommodate 200 people.
His comments come a day after Kyagulanyi called for peaceful demonstrations to oppose the results released by the Electoral Commission, Declaring Yoweri Museveni, a candidate of the National Resistance Movement, as the winner of the January 14, presidential election. Kyagulanyi also announced that he had won the election with 54.19 per cent of the total votes cast.
Kyagulanyi claims that the Declaration of Results forms that the party collected, when tallied, clearly indicate that he won the 14th January election with 54.19%. The Electoral Commission announced National Resistance Movement -NRM’s President Museveni winner of the 2021 election with 58.64%. But according to NUP’S audits, Museveni scored only 34.83%.
Museveni says the arrested people shall be freed unconditionally and helped to settle. For those before different courts of law, he promised to liaise with the Directorate of Public Prosecution-DPP to review each case and recommend a "soft"
According to Namatovu, because of her hearing impairment, her deceased son was a vital part of her life matrix since he served as her interpreter. Representing people with disabilities at Kawempe Division Council, she has already tested the perils of her son’s demise. “Now, the people I represent quarrel because they call and no one picks, they say I am not working,” she said.
Six councillors want the speakership job while five are eyeing the position of deputy speaker. The two positions were introduced in the KCCA Amendment Act 2020. The speaker presides over all council all meetings.
Emmanuel Dombo who was responding to Robert Kyagulanyi's decision to withdraw his Supreme Court petition says all that matters to the NRM is the Electoral Commission’s declaration. He says the party is not concerned about securing legitimacy in the court.
The UHRC condemned the actions of the officers who were seen beating up journalists and other people when NUP leader Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu went to deliver his petition to the UN agency, over alleged violations of human rights. The commission expresses exceptional concern over the recent media reports showing a blatant violation of the rights of journalists and other people by some errant security officers", says a statement.
Now, in her response, Sewankambo says that the National Security Council-NSC directed UCC to suspend internet, bulk messaging and mobile money services temporarily.
She says that on 13th January 2021, Gen. Elly Tumwine, the Minister of Security wrote a letter to UCC regarding the council's decision.
At the beginning of this month, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, the former National Unity Platform presidential candidate filed a petition in the Supreme Court challenging the election of President Museveni. The petition is being heard by nine Justices.