Kyagulanyi who drove for over 30km from Mubende town on a bad road to Kasambya where he addressed his supporters for only five minutes said that it is President Yoweri Museveni who chased them out of the gold mines now allegedly occupied by his brother Godfrey Ainebyona commonly known as Sodo.
Grace Musoke, the Oyam District Police Commander says police has already given a go ahead to the deceased’s family to go ahead with the burial arrangement. Musoke asked the public to seek for counselling when stressed up to avoid premature deaths.
According to Job Kiija, a representative of Innovations for Democratic Engagement and Action- IDEA, the increased threats directed towards citizens and civic leaders significantly dent Uganda’s Human Rights Record.
The Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police, Luke Owesigire, says the attackers were armed with machetes, hoes, stones and sticks. They reportedly injured three people including Nuru Naluyima, Sandra Naiga and Ronald Masanso.
Speaking to URN on Wednesday, the FUBA President Naser Sserunjoji confirmed that the team finally started preparations on December 21st, 2020. “We started our preparations yesterday on 21st. We practised today. We shall practice tomorrow and break for Christmas then return on 4th Jan,” Sserunjoji told URN. Arnold Katabi, the FUBA head of communication and marketing, said he is hopeful that the postponement will not affect the team.
With just three weeks left for Ugandans to go to the polls, the Catholic Bishop of Kasana-Luwero Paul Ssemogerere, says that it will be unjust if eligible voters are not allowed to exercise their constitutional right under universal suffrage, because they don’t possess National IDs.
Dr. Misaki Wayengera, a virologist and member of the National COVID-19 Taskforce that was earlier in charge of classifying and sequencing which strains are circulating in the country, says they don’t know Uganda's status regarding the new strain since the country stopped conducting surveillance of the virus.
Nantongo, an advocate of the high court, was nominated on Wednesday by Koreb Nahamya, the Kyotera District Electoral Commission Registrar on the Democratic Party ticket at the district headquarters in Kasaali town council.
Justine Kasule Lumumba, the NRM Secretary-General noted that they couldn’t conduct fresh primaries because of the limited time and the fact that the Electoral Commission has already set dates for nominations.
David Kabanda, a social Rights Lawyer who was among the team that was consulted by local NGO UGANET to conduct the study says the majority of the respondents referred to the new drug as ‘ ‘dolotiya’ to mean dolutegravir but when they were asked why they were shifted, 99% said they don’t know why they had to change their regimens. When they asked health workers, 82% of them didn’t know that patients needed to know other than just receiving the medicine.
But Jessy Mutagubya and Ephraim Kasozi with other opposition activists in Masaka town have told URN that they are not moved by the removal of the posters, saying they will replace them after President Museveni’s departure from the area.
The Bishops, who likened the current situation to the Birth of Christ which came in a politically charged season as Emperor Ceaser had ordered for a population census throughout the Roman Empire, acknowledged the fact that political campaigns and elections generate emotions. They, however, argued that this shouldn’t make anybody lose sight of the dignity of human life and the need to respect one another.
Julius Hakiza, the Albertine Region police spokesperson, says marine police has joined local fishermen to search for the bodies of the missing businessmen. He says the retrieved bodies are still lying at Songalendu landing site as police make arrangements to transport them to Buliisa Hospital mortuary for postmortem.
According to the CAF-AFCON organizing committee guideline, a match can only be played if a team has at least 11 players including (GOAL KEEPER) + 4 substitutes. However, on a contradictory, Uganda’s representatives travelled without a single goal keeper after their first team stopper and other keepers testing positive for COVID-19.
“All Ugandans must know that regardless of who you are crime and Covid-19 affects us all. We, therefore, need to be mindful of Covid-19 by celebrating in very safe and socially distanced ways to help protect our families, friends and all those who are dear to us. We also need to remain vigilant about criminals, who always take advantage of such festivals to victimize members of the public through acts of thefts, robbery, housebreaking, fraud, cybercrime,” Ochola’s message says in part.
According to Karim, they resorted to using social media platforms like Facebook and WhatsApp and media houses that would offer them airtime to reach out to voters freely. Karim says they don’t want to be part of the team that will spread COVID-19 to the masses.