Assistant Superintendent of Police Moses Oola, the district Police Commander of Kitgum intervened ordering his personnel to forcefully break the padlock and allow the buses proceed. The move did not go down well with members of the Kitgum Taxi Operators and Drivers Association KITODA and officials from the Central Division who attempted to lynch the DPC for siding with the bus owners.
Giving the example of Kenya, Dr. Modesta, said while semi-arid northern region was badly hit, the central, western, rift valley and southeastern regions were not. She said with good infrastructure linking the south with the north the food shortages in the northern region would have been managed.
A 500,000-dollar fund for projects protecting Africas Great Lakes, including Ugandas lakes Victoria, Albert and Edward, has today been launched in Entebbe. The Great Lakes Region holds nearly one-third of the worlds fresh surface water, supports livelihoods for 50 million people and is rich in freshwater and terrestrial biodiversity. Crucial as the Great Lakes Region is, it is facing high population growth rates, extreme poverty and rapid unplanned development, all with adverse environmental impacts.
Robert Nsabiyumva, a welder along Chuho road in Kisoro Municipality, says the persistent power outages are crippling his business. According to Nsabiyunva, he is unable to beat deadlines because of the power outages, which affects his earnings.
Buganda Land Board BLB is running the Land Title in your Hands, a campaign aimed at granting mainly 49-year leases for tenants on Buganda Kingdom land. The campaign targets those occupying the land without official documentation. The Central government seems to be uncomfortable with the new arrangement which some have said may fuel mass land evictions on land owned by the Kabaka of Buganda or the kingdom.
According to Oitengei, the teachers applied for transfers after unidentified parent stormed the school and assaulted a primary two teacher identified as Simon Peter Opolot. He however, didnt disclose what prompted the parent to attack the teachers.
Dr. William Tayeebwa, the head of Journalism and Communication department at Makerere University, pointed out a case in November 2016 where Ugandan journalist Joy Doreen Biira was arrested and charged with abetting terrorism for doing her basic journalism work in Kasese district. Biira who works for Kenya Television Network, was reporting on the November 26th and 27th army raid on the palace of Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere in which more than 100 people are believed to have died.
Faith Amanya, the head teacher of Rwebisengo Primary School says that the school which is supposed to have 800 pupils currently has an enrollment of 450, almost half of its projected capacity. Amanya however faults parents who fail to provide scholastic materials and opt to keep their children at home.
Relatives said that the attackers who were driving a white car, first demanded for money but shot him in the head and chest after he failed to submit to their demands. The thugs also made away with his three phones, a DVD player and an unspecified amount of money.
In his petition, Nandiinda argues that there is no justification for the Shillings 44 million.He claims that the contractors quoted Shillings 150,000 for ceramic titles yet they cost Shillings 150,000.
According to Police sources, preliminary investigations show that Pemba has been getting money from illegal activities like drug trafficking and disguise it as earning from Promoting Boxing and other sports.
Christine Ajilong, the Chairperson of persons living with HIV in Kaabong, says more than half of the 210 people living with HIV in the district have refused to take drugs citing hunger. She notes that the families of persons living with HIV are in dire need of food.