A section of Members of Parliament have demanded for the immediate resignation of Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesa following allegations that he received a bribe of 1.8 billion Shillings while serving as President of the United Nations General Assembly.
NPAs Ronald Kaggwa, in a presentation on the concept, said Ugandas economic growth has come at a high cost to natural resources, citing the reducing forest cover, wetlands and fisheries as some examples.
The youth corners have been set up at Nyimbwa, Kalagala, Zirobwe Health Center IVs and Butuntumula Health Center III among other government units in the district. The friendly corners will provide youth-friendly services, counselling and guidance, testing for sexually transmitted infections, psychological support, condoms and health education at no cost.
Uganda was on the watch list with deficiencies in anti-money laundering and anti-terrorism financing under the Targeted Review Process of the Financial Action Task Force FATF and the International Co-operation Review Group ICRG since 2013 and until 2017.
Justice Ralph Ochan, the Chairperson Public Service Commission says that inadequate funding of the commission has caused failures in meeting the human resource gaps within the public service in line with the approved staff structures. He adds that the commission experienced a shortfall and has failed to pay gratuity to retired staff.
Katakwi District police Commander Peter Oduko says the student was mistaken for a suspected cattle rustler. Similarly, Captain Hebert Arinaitwe, the UPDF 3rd Division spokesperson says that the student defied a directive to identify himself and opted to run away from the soldiers who had mounted an operation in the area.
A student will be required to pay 6.7 million Shillings for the first semester as opposed to the old fees of 5.8 million Shillings. This is 945,000 Shillings more than they have been paying per semester. For the second semester, students will be required to pay six million up from 4.9 million, a difference of 1.1 million Shillings. Students have in addition been paying recess fees of 1.5 million. However, with the proposed fees; students will pay three million Shillings, an increment 1.4 million Shillings.
Rwanda National Police has denied claims of kidnapping a Ugandan businessman. Justus Tweyogyere alias Mwana Muto, a prominent money changer at Katuna border post in Kabale District was allegedly kidnapped by unidentified gunmen on Monday at around 2PM while at the Rwandan side of the border. Nelson Nshangabasheija, the Mayor for Katuna Town Council says that Tweyongyere arrived back on Tuesday morning unharmed.
Osman Kassim, the LC III Chairperson of Bombo Town Council says they are in a crisis citing challenges in Garbage Collection, payment of councillors allowances and other operational costs. Osman, however, says that they will continue to engage drivers on the need to effect the payments.
Detectives cordoned off The Red Pepper premises situated in Namanve, along Jinja road, a day after the newspaper published a story claiming that Uganda was planning to overthrow President Paul Kagame of Rwanda. The detained directors are Arinaitwe Rugyendo, Patrick Mugumya, Johnson Musinguzi, Richard Tusiime and James Mujuni. The editors include chief editor Ben Byarabaha, and senior editors Richard Kintu and Francis Tumusiime.
Two senior police officers who were side-stepped in the recent appointment of police spokesperson Emilian Kayima have finally handed over their offices as they await new deployment. The two officers include Commissioner of Police CP Fred Enanga who has been working as part of the administration team Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Polly Namaye.
In November, armed youth groups of Esyomango syObusinga, a youth group associated with Rwenzururu Kingdom terrorised residents in Karangura sub county. They carried out illegal night foot patrols, collected taxes in form of chicken, goats, and money and food items from the residents. The attacks in Kabarole culminated in the raid on the palace of the Rwenzururu King in Kasese district on November 26 and 27 in which more than 100 people died and Mumbere and hundreds of his royal guards arrested.
The delegation hosted jointly by Stanbic Bank, the Energy Industries Council EIC and the British High Commission is led by Lord Dolar Popat, the UK Prime Ministers Trade Envoy to Uganda and Rwanda. It is the first of its kind from the UK in the energy sector.