OO said following the confrontations between the media and the security agencies in the previous two years especially the election year, there was need to start a discussion on how to mend the relationship adding that government regrets the incidents where journalists have been brutalized which is why they have started reaching out to the media to rebuild the relationship with the media and media personalities.
All the invited security heads who include among others the Resident District Commissioner, the Regional and District Police Commanders did not attend the celebrations and none of them sent a representative.
“Let me remind you of this, it is not a human right to be a doctor, a lawyer or a journalist but it is a human right to be to be informed, so our profession is very special and it is part and parcel of human rights,” -Rev. Fr. Didas Kasapuli.
The professor who also teaches media law was today delivering a key note address titled; Freedom of Expression and the Emerging Militarism”. This was at an event organized by the Uganda Editors’ Guild in commemoration of the World Press Freedom Day at Kampala Serena Hotel.
“As the EU, we are particularly concerned about situations implicating security personnel. Unfortunately it appears that many violations by security forces rarely progress to prosecution even when reported, this can create a climate of impunity”
Aidan Eyakuze, the Executive Director Twaweza East Africa tasked media institutions to continue working towards building public trust by avoiding partisanship. He said that trust remains a big challenge affecting the media and it has implications on the economic viability of the industry
Wangadya says that of the 25,000 leaders that were expected to declare their wealth, only 20,778 (83.11 per cent) were able to do so. The most compliant institutions in the 2021 declaration include the Presidency, the Vice Presidency, the Amnesty Commission, the National Citizenship and Immigration Control Board, The National Children Authority, the Deposit Protection Fund of Uganda, the Inspectorate of Government, the Leadership Code Tribunal and New Vision.
According to the statement released by the CSOs that included SEATINI Uganda, Oxfam, Federation for Small and Medium Enterprises and Uganda Small Scale Industry Association, the stimulus package has not yet reached many of the intended beneficiaries though it is now 13 months since the government issued the packages.
Gordians Ahaisibwe, the headteacher Emma High School, says the school lost three teachers but was not ready to recruit more staff due to the financial constraints. He explains that given the staggered manner in which they are operating, the school decided to let the available teachers handle as they wait for the entire school to reopen then think of bridging the gap.
Robert Bob Okello, the CEO Maarifasasa Ltd, an education technology company that skills and creates employment linkages for young people, says that 74% of CEOs are concerned about the availability of skills to grow their business.
The draw frustrated the tax collectors who had hopes of topping the league. Vipers SC remain on the top of the table with 43 points followed by URA still with the same pints but with a margin of goal difference.
Although the Ministry sought 22 billion Shillings for the national broadcaster-UBC, and three billion Shillings for the national guidance directorate, the two items have been listed as un-funded priorities for the financial year 2021-2022.
UPDF Spokesperson Flavia Byekwaso described the initiative as the beginning of a new era. She said more and more activities will be held in, which the two sides will be discussing issues that divide them.
In the letters, four-morning show presenters were issued with warnings over what the warriors described as continuous discussions on the security situation in Karamoja. Those warned include Timothy Eodu, Catherine Alany of Akica FM and Fiona Nambuya and Innocent Kodet of Ateker FM.
In his letter sent to the FUFA President, Moses Hassim Magogo on April 12th that Uganda Radio Network (URN) has seen, the South African based goalkeeper made it clear he stops playing for the national team starting today.
A video of Raymond Soulfa alias Peng Peng, a Ugandan blogger based in Sweden titled “Bano Baswaaza! Ekyama Ekiviriddeko Okufa Kwa Cyprian Lwanga, Amaziga Geyongedde” posted on Log on TV, a YouTube channel of Thursday had garnered the highest number of views: 17,463.