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21:11
21:11

Victim Narrates Torture Ordeal in Safe Houses Human rights 7 1

Gabula narrated to the committee on how he was arrested in April by Internal Security Officers and taken to Okello House in Nakasero and asked to frame Former IGP Kale Kayihura and Agasirwe Nixon the former Commander of Special Operations Uganda Police for rampant murders in the country.
20:25
20:25

Gen. Tumwine Found Guilty of Assaulting MP Cecilia Ogwal Gen. Elly Tumwiine 4 1

The committee report observes that Tumwine's attack on Ogwal was a breach of privilege because as a Member of Parliament, Ogwal has a right to debate on any matter on the floor of Parliament without fear of retaliation. Obote told parliament that the attack potentially has the effect of intimidating members from freely expressing themselves in debates on certain subjects.
19:59
19:59

Proposed Property Rates to Cost KCCA UGX 30bn 1 3

Lukwago proposes a band system that creates three categories of property tax payers. According to his proposal, property owners with a taxable value below five million should be exempted from tax, those between five and 20 millions pay 3% while those above 20 millions are taxed at 5%.
19:56
19:56

Cross Border Activities to Resume as Uganda, Rwanda Sign Pact 1 Top story

The leaders resolved to respect and protect the rights and freedoms of the nationals of the other party residing or transiting in their national territories, in accordance with laws of their countries and desist from financing, training, and infiltration of destabilizing forces.
19:45
19:45

Kyankwanzi Pastoralists Petition Land Commission over Grazing Land 1 2

Wilberforce Wangkangala, the leader of the group says they are constantly facing eviction threats from Toscano Company Limited and two separate groups of individuals claiming ownership of their land.
19:42
19:42

Witnesses in Safe House Probe Threatened -Kadaga safe houses 1 1

Kadaga told parliament this afternoon that a number of people who are lined up to appear before the Human Rights Committee, which is investigating the operations of Safe Houses, are being frustrated. Many are reportedly being followed around by security operatives.
19:38
19:38

Gov’t Rejects Planned Power Dam in Murchison Falls 5 1

The Minister of State for Environment, Mary Kitutu in a statement to Parliament on Wednesday said that NEMA has not approved the application due to environmental and other socio-economic implications such as tourism.
19:23
19:23

Works Minister Unimpressed with Uganda’s Poor Logistics Competitiveness Ranking 3 1

This was a significant drop from the 56th position that the country ranked in 2016. In 2018, Rwanda was ranked at 57th while Kenya 68th in logistics competitiveness. This means that in facilitating cross border movement of goods, Uganda was doing poorly despite it aiming to be the region’s logistics hub.
19:15
19:15

Cassava Brown Streak Disease Destroys Gardens in Nwoya 2 1

Alfred Kilama, the Nwoya District Agriculture Officer confirmed the presence of the disease which he says started in 2017. He said the disease is not prevalent only in Nwoya but has been confirmed in neighbouring Amuru, Gulu and Omoro districts.
19:07
19:07

Detectives to Investigate Special Hire Driver’s Death in Car 1 1

Musisi who staged at Nakasero market was discovered dead in his car on Wednesday afternoon causing commotion in the area.
19:07
19:07

Pioneer Bus Shareholders Tasked to Explain Namboole Parking Takeover 1

Muganga, the Proprietor of Kenlloyd Logistics Uganda Limited is reported to have obtained the lease over the land in total contravention of statutory laws. Muganga is a son in law to Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa.
18:54
18:54

Wandegeya DPC Accused of Illegal Evictions of Mak Staff Makerere University 1 2

“It is reported that both yourself and the police within Makerere University is being used to engage in illegal activities by the university,” the IGP, whose letter was signed by the force’s director of human rights and legal services, AIGP Erasmus Twaruhukwa said.
18:41
18:41

Trade Ministry Needs UGX 5bn for Dubai Expo Dubai 2020 expo 1 4

In her statement to parliament on Wednesday, Kyambadde noted that the money was required in the current financial year 2019/2020 and the coming financial year 2020/2021 to enable adequate preparation for the event.
18:30
18:30

Chinese National Robbed UGX 36 Million Shillings in Namanve 1

Owoyesigyire said that the incident happened on the morning of Wednesday. Aged 32, Trung, who was driving a Toyota Surf registration number UAX 425Q seemed to have been trailed by the thugs for a distance before he was intercepted by the thugs who had a pistol and a hammer.
18:23
18:23

Kabale Tour Operator Granted Bail court 1

Julius Kyaka Borore, the Kabale Chief Magistrate released Tusasibwe on a non-cash bail worth 80 million shillings. Borore also ordered Tusasibwe to handover a passport and land title registered in his names to court.
18:05
18:05

Wanted ATM Fraudster Arrested in Kampala 1 1

Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, says that Julius Atukwase was arrested on Wednesday at Matugga town council, Wakiso District, as he attempted to defraud a woman at an ATM.
17:53
17:53

PAC Queries Existence of Two Directors in Privatization Unit privatisation unit 3 1

Mwase defended the two positions, saying the organization is comprised of two Directorates including the Privatization Unit responsible for Divestiture and the Parastatal Monitoring Unit (PMU), which is responsible for monitoring.
17:29
17:29

IGG Impounds Masindi Speaker's Vehicle 2

John Nyakahuma, the Masindi District Chief Administrative Officer-CAO confirmed that the vehicle was impounded following a report by concerned citizens that it was being misused.
17:15
17:15

Man Jailed 11-Years for Mob Justice masaka high court 1

Prosecution led by Amina Akasa told the High in Masaka that Kityo and two others, still at large, beat two people, identified as John Sibo and Peter Masimu to death during a mob attack. Kityo pleaded guilty to the offence, but prosecution sought a maximum sentence for the suspect as a deterrent measure against people involved in mob justice.
17:11
17:11

Gulu Regional Blood Bank Struggling to Raise Enough Blood blood transfusion 3 1 Top story

Dr. Sam Uringtho, the Director of Gulu Regional Blood Bank told URN in an interview that they are raising little blood because of the low turn up of blood donors. According to Uringtho, majority of their donors are secondary school students but because of high demand for blood, what they donate is not enough.
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