This year’s celebrations held under the theme; Celebrating NRM/A’s Patriotic Struggle That Ushered in National Unity and Socioeconomic Transformation is the first national event to be held in Ibanda municipality, since its inception.
Residents say that Acan abandoned her marital home in Alerek after stealing the baby and moved to her aunt’s home in Angwe when people became suspicious because she has not been pregnant nor has she given birth to a baby in her seven-year marriage.
It has attracted thousands of NRM supporters from all walks of life. Students, farmers, politicians, and members of the business community started converging at the venue as early as 7 a.m. As celebrations went on inside the ground, hundreds remained stuck in slow-moving lines, to go through the mandatory security checks.
Under the law, drivers are required to look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross. However, the highway code legally bounds drivers to stop only if a pedestrian has stepped onto the crossing. The code also bars drivers from overtaking on or near a zebra crossing as well as parking vehicles within five meters of the crossing.
According to Dr Tusasirwe, the courts were initially not designed as rights enforcement mechanisms but as instruments of law and order and regulation of transactions such as business, land and marriage among others. He argues that in their current state, courts look at enforcement of rights as a secondary role.