Addressing the nation on the Covid-19 status in the country on Friday, the Minister of Health, Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says that there's no need to pay for burial teams. She says the bereaved families should not spend money on teams if they do not have it.
Yusuf Nyanzi and Hussein Sserubula were arrested and arraigned before the Chief Magistrate of Nakawa Court Douglas Singiza and charged with murder and attempted murder. They were later remanded to Kitalya prison.
Kabaziguruka who in 2016 challenged the constitutionality of the General Court Martial however said he was disappointed that the court ruled that the Court Martial although has no jurisdiction over civilians it nevertheless is a legal entity that can try people albeit those subject to military rule.
Deputy Inspector General of Police, Maj Gen Paul Lokech, who is the overall supervisor of the investigating team, said Mustafa Kawawa Ramadan alias Amin was killed while attempting to flee from security personnel that were retrieving killer guns from the home of one Juma Seiko in Kanyogoga village, Bukasa parish, in Makindye division.
Jameson Karemani the Public Relations Officer of Judiciary says that the delay is due to the ongoing COVID 19 lockdown. He however noted that immediately after the lockdown is relaxed, the Judiciary will deploy a judge and start operations as other requirements are put in place.
Prof. Pontiano Kaleebu, the Executive Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute (UVRI) told URN that they are still engaging in very early clinical trials in the laboratory and it’s too early to predict what will come out of the studies.
Dr Innocent Nkonwa, the Luwero District Health Officer says that to fight absenteeism, each staff at the Health Centers and at Luwero Hospital will be required to check in on arrival and also check out after work. He adds that the timer will delete the names of those who check-in and leave work without checking out and be counted as absent on that day.
Kikuube Resident District Commissioner-RDC Amlan Tumusiime told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Friday that the presidential directive that only 20 people should attend burials is being abused due to the availability of food and drinks that attract people.
The vendors, especially women, argue that the markets they are operating from are unhealthy, insecure and have poor structures, which could make them vulnerable to contracting diseases and falling prey to criminals.
Rev. Julius Tumwesige, the Archdeacon of Bumadu says the Christians are key sources of Church income and the closure of church premises complicates fundraising initiatives yet they need up to 100 million Shillings to purchase the Bishop’s car, complete the beautification of Bumadu Church and have a startup fund to run the Diocese.