Police has this afternoon engaged and dispersed Makerere University students who had started blocking roads along Bombo Road Kubiri protesting the detention of their colleagues who were arrested in a riot on Thursday. A total of 56 students who were detained at various police stations in Kampala have finally been released on bond. The students face charges of inciting violence after they were arrested during the anti-age limit removal demo in Makerere.
The students, through their umbrella body Uganda National Students Association UNSA made the call at a press conference held at Nkumba University in Katabi Town Council. The area is the scene of more than a dozen killings of mainly young women, the last two bodies having been found three days ago.
The group led by Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa downplayed reports that the opposition scored highly by blocking a session in which a controversial bill for the amendment of Article 102 b of the constitution would have been tabled.
Stakeholders in the tourism, hospitality and hotel industry have asked training institutions to impart more skills and expose students to the industry. Hoteliers and tour company operators believe that there is a big mismatch between what students are taught in tourism - hospitality industry and what is exactly needed by the employers.
Dr Frank Sebbowa, a former Chief Executive Officer, in an interview expressed doubt on Ugandas ability to meet the National Development Plan aspirations. He noted the fact that power generation in the country is likely to double from the current 825 MW to 1757 by 2020.
The five legislators are among members of the ruling party currently opposed to a proposal to amend article 102 b of the constitution which caps the presidential age at 75. They state that the fear to talk about succession within the NRM party is likely to create a disaster for Uganda.
Odwar was arrested on Thursday evening on the directive of Lira Resident District Commissioner-RDC Robert Abak. He is accused of disobeying official instructions, lack of standard conduct and integrity and absenteeism.
In the district LCV race, George William Wopuwa, the former Chief Administrative Officer of Busia emerged winner with 26,403 votes against his main challenger Jackson Wakweika an independent candidate who had 14,861 votes. Fred Wekesa Wangila, the Forum for Democratic Change - FDC candidate had 1,906 votes.
The new agreement is now expected to accelerate treatment roll out as part of global efforts to reach all 36.7 million people living with HIV with high-quality antiretroviral therapy. UNAIDS estimates that in 2016, just over half 19.5 million of all people living with HIV had access to the lifesaving medicines.
In Bunyangabu, Peace Mutuuzo, the State Minister for Gender and Culture was declared Woman MP after polling 24,820 votes. Mutuuzo defeated the Forum for Democratic Change party candidate Dorothy Nyakaisiki who polled 5,536 votes and Lydia Kiiza, an independent candidate with 1,892 votes.