While appearing before Parliamentâ€™s Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs to defend the Defence Ministryâ€™s policy statement, the Chief of Defence Forces General Katumba Wamala revealed that the most glaring cause of army desertions is the income some of the army officers receive in foreign services citing African Union Mission to Somalia (AMISOM ).
The MTN CEO Manzen Mroue says that higher taxes will mean less business for the telecoms as their clients will be forced to look for alternative communication options like Skype, WhatApp instead of the traditional phonecall.
The Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act 2013 became operation on July 26, a month after the president signed it on June 27, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD). The assent ended months of waiting since parliament passed the bill in February.
Government has ruled out any possibility of establishing an Internally Displaced Peopleâ€™s â€“IDP camp for the more than 2,000 people displaced by the landslides in Bududa district. Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, says government is not able to maintain these people in the camp.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Church of Uganda has attacked gay clergy-men saying they do not belong to the Anglican faith. Speaking at a press conference at his residence on Namirembe Hill on Tuesday, Archbishop Ntagali said having gay bishops is an â€˜unbiblical decisionâ€™ and a â€˜spiritual cancerâ€™ in the Anglican faith.
Rose Nalubega, the head of the Sexual and Gender Based Violence Department at the CID Department says that after sodomizing the minor, the suspect warned him against revealing what had happened threatening to end his life.
Muhindo Nzangi, the MP for Lubero area in North Kivu Province, appeared on Monday before the Congolese Supreme Court of Justice, where he was charged with insulting President Kabila. It is alleged that while appearing on Radio Kivu in Goma city on Sunday, Nzangi made utterances which were prejudicial to the internal and external security of the state.
An acute shortage of medical doctors in Mayuge has forced the district service commission to outsource for applicants. The district council executive resolved to provide accommodation, transport and salary top up of shillings 100,000 to every doctor as an incentive to maintain them.
Efforts by Ntoroko leaders to address the problem of teacher absenteeism in the district are beginning to pay off. Last year, Ntoroko was ranked first with the highest rates of teacher absenteeism in the Rwenzori region, which was responsible for the poor performance in schools in the district.