Three army deserters attached to the Second Division have been arrested in the ongoing joint security operations in Mbarara district. At least 34 other suspected hard core criminals were arrested and are currently detained at Mbarara Central Police Station waiting to be taken to court.
Matia Kasaijja, the state Minister for Finance and Planning, says they must sort out the question of whether the list is genuine or ghost employees and the ball now lies in the Ministry of Public Service court. However, the money is available and the treasury is ready to pay.
Parliament has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to inquire on the status of the operations of private health providers. The resolution follows the death of a parliament worker who had gone to give birth at International Hospital Kampala.
The United Nations Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) has vowed to protect the North Kivu Provincial capital of Goma from the advancing M23 rebels. In a statement released on Thursday morning, the Missionâ€™s spokesperson Colonel Abdoul Nâ€™diaye says Monusco would do all it can to avoid a repeat of what took place eight months ago. In November 2012, the rebels captured Goma despite the presence of thousands of UN troops and the Congolese Government forces.
Eight opposition leaders including former FDC leader Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, have this morning denied their participation in the past violent protests and unrest in the country. The eight politicians appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe, who later released them on a non cash bail of one million shillings.
Sources in Kigali indicate that Bishop Jean Marie Runiga has denounced rebellion and formally applied for asylum in Rwanda.formal request to the Rwandan Government denouncing rebellion and asked for asylum.
The renovation of Bacwezi cultural sites in Kibaale district is set to start after government kicked off the massive sensitisation of the locals. The nearly forgotten sites, â€œMunsa za Katebohaâ€ and the Semwemwa caves, are located some 3 kilometers north of Kakumiro trading centre off Mubende-Kibaale road. The trenches were used by the legendary great King Kateboha who is believed to have reigned in the 14th century AD during the Bacwezi Dynasty in the then Great Bunyoro Kitara Empire.