In separate petitions that were later consolidated by the court, two petitioners, Patricia Magara and Alex Nathan Sserwanga challenged the victory of Hassan Kirumira of the National Unity Platform-NUP, citing election irregularities. They asked the court to cancel the election and order fresh ones. Kirumira won the race with 21,197 votes ahead of Magara who had 8,132 votes.
Karamoja is one of the areas in Uganda with the largest mineral potential. The region has high deposits of limestone, gypsum, iron ore, wolfram, nickel, gold, copper, cobalt, lithium, gemstones, tin, marble and other rare earth elements.
Commissioner of Police-CP Fred Enanga who is the force spokesperson said the six officers extorted money amounting to 200,000 shillings from a Danish national identified as Michael Barger who went and lodged a complaint at the offices of PSU in Bukoto-Kampala over the weekend prompting their arrest.
Ossiya attempted to unseat Koluo through the just-concluded parliamentary election. However, he lost the race with 8,013 votes against 9,179 votes by the victor and challenged the outcome on grounds that the election was not conducted in accordance with the principles and provisions of the electoral laws and allegedly affected the results in a substantial manner.
This came after Semugoma's lawyers led by Paul Kenneth Kakande and Lydia Nakyejwe told court that they wrote to the Electoral Commission to give them certified copies of the voters’ register and voter verification slips as well as Declaration Forms of Summit View Polling Stations which the Commission promised to avail by end of business today.
Uganda Cranes defensive midfielder Khalid Aucho had a busy time blocking attacks ignited by Mali’s Adama Traore in the opening half, although the two sides started off with no big threats at either opponent’s goal.
The victim identified only as Yona is a casual labourer working for China State Construction Engineering Corporation Ltd, the Chinese firm undertaking the construction of Kitgum Central Market. He was rushed for emergency medical treatment in critical condition.
UPDF Deputy Spokesperson Ronald Kakurungu said that they have been shortlisting candidates who met the requirements and names of successful people have already been pinned at district noticeboards. But, he adds, that they still had hundreds of extra applications at the Districts and Divisions, by the end of the period of receiving applications.
Speaking to URN after court, Kagolo said he was not given a right to fair hearing at first by the Electoral Commission which heard his rival’s complaint and then organized a new election when he was not aware.
In his ruling today afternoon, his worship Alule who has been physically in court accepted the two sureties standing for each suspect, and found them substantial to stand sureties for the accused since the state attorney had no objection to the bail application, and sureties’ details submitted by the defense lawyer.
The government has so far injected 101 billion shillings and owns 40 per cent of the shares in Horyal Investment Company Holdings Limited, the entity behind the Sugar factory, while the other shareholders; businesswoman Amina Hirse Moghe and his son Mohamoud Abdi Mohammed own 60 per cent of the shares.
In the latest development on Monday, South Sudan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation wrote to the embassies of Uganda and of South Sudan pledging their commitment to providing security along the Juba-Nimule Road.
Kitgum District Education Officer Fred Owot told Uganda Radio Network in an interview on Monday that they target to vaccinate 5,000 staff from all learning institutions in the district. He says about 3,000 of those targeted are teaching staff while 2,000 are support staff from Nursery, primary, secondary and tertiary institutions within the Municipality and sub-counties.
Former FDC president Dr Kizza Besigye described Lwanga is a very courageous man of God. “A great moral voice and leader goes to be with the Lord. Metropolitan Lwanga has had the courage, confidence and moral activism consistent with a Man of God.