"AFIEGO is not an NGO. It is a company. But AFIEGO staff do not constitute the non-profit company, a legal entity of its own that can sue and be sued. To be arrested for operating without a permit was therefore irregular," Bariyo says.
"So police is hiding these people from court because the charge against them cannot stand in court," he adds, "But if police thinks it has a good case, it should produce them in court and we defend them."
In 2014 and 2017, Gulu emerged the best performing district council, according to the Local Government Councils’ Scorecard Report. However, in September 2021, out of 153 local governments assessed by the Office of the Prime Minister - OPM, Gulu did not make it among top 10 districts.
Museveni launched the exercise on Friday evening, saying it will be conducted by the government.
He says the exercise will commence with immediate effect, saying the Entebbe international airport laboratories will used as government testing facilities for all incoming passengers through our airport.
In attempts to substantiate this claims of suffering from grave effects of torture allegedly occasioned to him by security operatives, Ssewanyana raised his hand and asked that he be allowed to show the judge his swollen genitals which he says were squeezed by military operatives that chaotically rearrested him at the gates of Kigo prison on September 23rd.
Meeting the clan heads on Wednesday in Lira City, Amongi confirmed Yosam Odur Ebii as the legitimate paramount Chief of Lango after being gazetted by the Government. She also says that Okune will be informed of the decisions of the meeting.
Upon the expiry of the MoU, the IPOD secretariat embarked on a process of drafting a new MoU seeking input from former members. At the same time, the secretariat invited two parties, the NUP and the People’s Progressive Party which won seats in parliament to join the organization.
Dr John Byabashaija, the Commissioner-General Uganda Prisons Services, says that the training is timely because it will prepare the personnel on how to handle violent extremist prisoners. The training is facilitated by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime-UNODC, with funding from the European Union, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the UN Office on Counter-Terrorism.
Yisito Muddu Kayinga from the Community Transformation Foundation Network (COTFONE), attributes the confusion surrounding the oil pipeline project
to poor information flow between the Total, New Plan field teams and
Lukwago said that the wrangles between associations of taxi operators, Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA’s failure to collect tax and the uncontrolled fares set by taxi operators all are due to the absence of a guiding law.
Dr. Yonas Tegegn Woldemariam, the WHO Representative in Uganda is convinced that Uganda will meet the target of ten million children within three days based on its past polio vaccination record.
Tegegn however hopes that the exercise will not disrupt or be disrupted by the ongoing Covid-19 mass vaccination campaign.
Fred Mayanja, one of the vendors who has been roasting chicken in the market since 2015, says that Kalema, who claims to own the space they operate from, keeps threatening to evict them for declining to pay monthly dues.
The Chinese ambassador to Uganda, Zhang Lizhong handed the second batch of the Chinese vaccines to the National Medical Stores-NMS in Entebbe municipality on Tuesday. He said the donation brings to 1million, the number of Sinovac vaccines donated to Uganda.
The Secretariat early this year advertised over 50 jobs attracting more than 15,000 applications. However there have been concerns especially from the Ugandan side over unequal distribution of the jobs among the six member states of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda and Burundi.
Babu Owino, whose real name is Paul Ongili was charged in a Kenyan court in January 2020, after he shot at a popular DJ Felix Odhiambo commonly known as DJ Evolve. The two had a brawl in a bar that resulted in Owino pulling out a pistol and fired at DJ Evolve. The case is yet to be disposed of as Kenya heads into the 2022 general election.
Ssentaayi, a member of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party, emerged as the winner of the January 14, parliamentary polls with 12,882 votes ahead of the independent candidate Olivia Mugabe who polled 6,115 votes. But Mugabe challenged the outcome of the polls on grounds of voter harassment, bribery, and intimidation of polling agents.