Though the Uganda Medical Association UMA has set 8.5 million Uganda shillings as salary that must be paid to intern doctors, Robert Lubega, the president of medical intern for 2017-2018 says they have lowered their salary demands to 2.5 million as non-negotiable. The intern doctors laid down tools together with licensed doctors on November 6 pushing for better pay.
Journalists and researchers in Uganda still struggle to access information from government officials, 12 years after the law on access to information was enacted. In 2005, Parliament passed the Access to Information Act, thereby operationalising, at least in principle, Article 41 of the Constitution which provides for the right of every citizen of access to information in the possession of the State or any other organ or agency of the State.
Several members of the committee have criticized the slow pace of the process. The committee expected to engage with at least 50 teams of witnesses between October 31 and November 20, according to its consultation roadmap.
Tashobyas arrest follows an incident in which his nemesis; the Nyamityobora ward Councillor Amos Katureebe was attacked with acid leaving him severely burnt. The incident took place in Kirembe village in Mbarara Municipality, on Wednesday night.