“COMESA has a statutory committee called the COMESA Consumer Protection Committee. Once that committee issues a statement, that statement binds all COMESA member-states,” says Wetasa, who is also the Chairperson, COMESA Consumer Protection Committee.
Mariam Wangadya, the UHRC Chairperson, says despite the constitutional provisions on access to information, a section of public officers is still withholding information hiding behind the Official Secrets Act and other provisions in related laws.
Miriam Musaali, the Legal and Compliance Manager at CMA says that this over-regulation does not only create confusion but is also a cost addition for the enterprises which also spend more time processing compliance requirements.
Charles Isabirye, the Chairperson of the National Council for older persons in Uganda said that older persons can access the grant in groups of 5 to 10 people and each group will be given five million shillings which they can channel into ventures like farming, Poultry and other ventures.
According to Herbert Luswata, the General Secretary of the Uganda Medical Association, three are medical workers, two are interns and one medical student. The samples of the health workers were sent to the Uganda Virus Research Institute which confirmed the Ebola virus.
Enerst Masereka, the town council speaker told URN that they have been forced to put up more stringent restrictions on animal rearing and movements within the town council to create order and also safeguard the town council from litigations in case of accidents caused by wandering animals.
Dr Justus Ampaire, an Obstetrician/Gynecologist based in Mbarara District says that protocols that are supposed to guide them in handling cases have never been reviewed and health workers, especially in upcountry districts, are still using equipment that has globally been phased out.
Lady Justice Alice Komuhangi Khauka on Wednesday dismissed the application on grounds that consolidation of criminal cases is alien and doesn't exist in the procedure of criminal matters and laws in Uganda, save for civil matters.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala metropolitan police spokesperson, has urged people to be extra careful with jobs, businesses and travel opportunities posted online. Onyango also said girls have been sexually assaulted by people they meet online.
The new publications are coming in just months after the WHO’s World Mental Health Report published in June showed that of one billion people living with a mental disorder in 2019, 15% of working-age adults experienced a mental disorder.
The Ministry of Health says all suspected Ebola cases are going to be subjected to special burial going forward. According to Emmanuel Ainebyoona, the Senior Public Relations Officer at the Ministry, they resolved to do this to minimize transmission risk in an event that samples eventually turn out positive.
According to Pius Wakabi, the Bughaya County MP the land grabbers especially those with connections with top government officials have started threatening lives of area leaders who are fighting for the rights of the local people.
Following the incident, the police launched a general enquiry which led to the arrest of Jinja Deputy Town Clerk Peter Mawerere, among other technocrats over fraud and failure to safeguard government equipment. Further investigations also led to the arrest of the city’s Senior Law Enforcement Officer Denis Bimbona.
The Elders' council resolved to pick fifty youth from each of the 14 clans in Kotido district, to constitute the special battalion whose mission is to go and capture the warriors hiding in the jungle, for handing over to the government for legal action.
In 2021 councilors of the then Fort Portal Municipality sued Fort Portal City and the Attorney General for non-payment of their sitting allowances citing breach of contract. In their petition, the councilors said they were elected in 2016 for a five-year term which was to expire in May 2021.