The Committee was tasked by the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to take stock of violations that marred the electoral process. It is expected to report back within a month. As part of the investigation, the committee is planning to interact with Presidential candidates, securities agencies, among the police and the army, as well as victims of the said violations.
Rakai District Probation and Welfare Officer Joseph Ssendagi says that many of the acts like child labour, excessive physical punishment, and defilement, among others, were mainly perpetrated by family members such as parents and relatives and members of the community. He further attributes the abuses to parental negligence
“He sold part of his land to cater for his medical bills after spending over a month struggling with severe malaria, but unfortunately, when Osombe, his neigbhour learnt about it chose to go after the money by taking the old man's life.” -LC chairperson.
The 48 hours’ ultimatum given by Maj Gen Paul Lokech, who is the deputy Inspector General of Police comes in the wake of ongoing public outcry about operatives driving 'Drone' vehicles abducting people from various parts of the country.
Ugandans went to polls on 14th January to elect their next president and on 16th January, the Electoral Commission- EC Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama declared incumbent Yoweri Museveni the winner of the election with 5,851,037 votes representing 58.64 percent against Kyagulanyi’s 3,475,298 votes representing 34.85 percent.
The prosecution alleges that the accused persons and others still at large on January 3rd 2021 were found at Makerere Kavule, Kigundu Zone , Kawempe Division in illegal possession of four rounds of ammunition of an AK 47 gun and the said ammunition was a monopoly of the defense forces.
Kyagulanyi accuses the Attorney General of having refused to amend the relevant laws which would ensure a free and fair elections as directed by the Supreme Court in their orders arising from the previous presidential election petitions.
Johnson Omona, a porter at Kaket Health Center II in Lapono Sub-county died on Sunday afternoon while being referred to Dr Ambrosoli Memorial Hospital Kalongo in Kalongo Town Council.
He reportedly consumed the potent liquid on Saturday with Louis Odonga 53, a watchman at the same health facility.
Sylvia Namubiru the Chief Executive Officer of LASPNET says although there are laws in place protecting human rights, their implementation has been constrained by the impunity of security agencies and Political Interference. For instance, the right to life was violated by security personnel who killed majority of the 54 people who died during the November protests and no officer has been brought to book.
Alfred Akubo, the Kitgum District Drug Inspector disclosed this during a stakeholder’s engagement convened by the National Drug Authority (NDA) to sensitize the public, drug shop owners and pharmacists on compliance and standards.
Everest Kayondo, the Chairman of Kampala City Traders Association (KACITA) says that the current set up within the central business district does not allow a smooth flow of business, and asked the city authorities to “drop the politics, and restore sanity in the city.
Salima Namusobya, the Executive Director Initiative for Social and Economic Rights, says the prolonged closure of schools without an open and transparent plan shared by the government leaves the population in a dilemma about the future of the learners. She adds that as the government tries to find a working solution, it should not leave other stakeholders uninformed, saying that the outcomes might be hard to mitigate.
Pastoralist Peter Lokubal says their animals that had got used to taking enough water and enjoying good pasture will again become emaciated should the current drought persist and the dam completely dries up.
Uganda's coffee exports for the calendar year January 2020 to December 2020 totaled to 5,492,525 bags worth US515.94 million approximately (Shs1.902Trn) compared to 4,519,563 bags worth US$436.54 million equivalent to (Shs1.610Trn) the previous year.
Janet Akonyo 48, one of the survivors of the attack told Uganda Radio Network that she has been closely following the trial and she is happy to know a verdict will be made on Thursday after a long wait. Akonyo says she lost a seven-year-old son and her grandfather during the evening raid orchestrated by the LRA.
These are very vital in tackling emerging and re-emerging diseases, yet very costly to train, according to Dr Ario Alex Riolexus, the Director of Uganda National Institute of Public Health. He told URN in an interview that the unit cost of training one professional is USD 100,000.