Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura says that the facility will be constructed under an exchange programme where Uganda Police offered land to the Chinese firm for development of cyber city in exchange for the construction of the regional forensic unit.
The workshop meant for equipping prisoners with various skills at Kiburara Prison in Ibanda District is struggling to operate. The prisons workshop is responsible for making crafts, chairs, wooden trays, and metallic suit cases among others.
President Yoweri Museveni has applauded Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA and Urban division councillors who defied a council resolution to attend a one-week leadership training at National Leadership Institute NALI, Kyankwanzi.
A 25-year-old youth has lost several friends and followers on social networking site, Facebook, after he went public about his HIV status. On Thursday, The Daily Monitor published a story of Ismail Harerimana in which he narrated how he would escape from school to go back home to take his anti-retroviral drugs. Harerimana, a resident of Bukimbiri Sub County in Kisoro district, Western Uganda, says in the story that he acquired the virus at birth.
Residents of Mubende Municipality say they have lost confidence in the Police over what they call rampant corruption in the Force. Sarah Kajumba, a resident of Kasenyi Caltex Zone in Western Division in Mubende Municipality, told the officials that her goat was stolen but when she attempted to get a sniffer dog she was asked for a bribe of 20,000 shillings which she didnt have and the dog handlers refused to bring it.
Kitgum district is seeking to host an autonomous university for East Acholi districts. District leaders behind the latest move say it is the only viable solution to clouds of uncertainties hanging over the future of Gulu University Kitgum campus.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has demanded for the speedy restoration of lost forest cover in the country. Kadaga on Friday quizzed officials from National Forestry Authority NFA on steps being taken to stop the massive degradation of forests that has seen the nations forest cover drop to just 9.
A team of officials from anti-corruption agencies has carried out an on-spot check at Mpanga Market in Fort Portal as part of the activities lined up to mark the anti-corruption week. During the tour of the market on Friday, the officials were shocked to see that some stalls were empty and the lockups closed. According to records from the market, there are 50 stalls and 40 lockups that remain unoccupied.