Three independent United Nations experts today called on the Uganda Government to repeal the newly passed Public Order Management Bill saying it places restrictions on the freedom of peaceful assembly and of association. The experts want the government to prepare a new law that complies with the country\'s international human rights obligations.
Formerly interdicted Physical Planning Director George Agaba is back in office at Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). Agaba was accused along with his bodyguard Santos Komakech Makmot of shooting and killing one person and injuring five others during a KCCA eviction exercise in Luzira in January 2012. KCCA PRO Robert Kalumba says he has been in office for over three months.
At least 12 government aided primary schools in Lyantonde district are operating without toilet facilities, classrooms and teachers staff quarters after government failed to release money to have them constructed.
At least 300 squatters have been ordered to vacate land and structures belonging to Buganda in Masaka, days after Government signed a Memorandum of Understanding on the return of the kingdom assets. On Friday last week, President Yoweri Museveni handed over to the Buganda Kingdom officials a MOU that he and Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi signed on the return of the kingdom properties.
Mainza Wotaluka, the General Secretary UNAFED, accuses the government of steadily liquidating the cooperative movement in Uganda. He argues that the aim is to grant financial muscle to what he terms an economic syndicate that seeks virtual monopoly and control of resources of the country.
Muslims at Masindi town mosque on Thursday used Eid-El-Fitr prayers to express disappointment over unfulfilled promises by President Yoweri Museveni. During the 2011 election campaigns, President Museveni pledged 130 million shillings towards the construction of Masindi town mosque.
Students of St. Kizito SSS - Lorengedwat in Nakapiripirit district are on strike protesting poor administration, feeding and ailing health care system in the school. The students even managed to repel an attempt by police to take over the school and calm the situation down.
Flood victims in Amuru district are yet to get relief aid, three days after being displaced. River Unyama burst its banks on Tuesday night and displaced more than 6,000 people at Ilegu town at the Uganda-South Sudan border.