Charles Odonga the headteacher of St. Joseph’s college Ombaci says they will not increase school fees this academic year but instead re-adjust their priorities and deal with the most important things at the moment. Ondonga says they are aware parents have been affected by COVID-19 so it will not be wise to increase fees.
At first 65-year-olds and above were receiving the funds monthly but effective July 1 last year, it was raised to 80 years to enable the programme roll out to the rest of the districts in Uganda. Exempted from the age raise was Karamoja region because of the Affirmative Action.
Grace Nachap, one of the residents says security personnel forced her into the coldness together with her child. "It was around 4 am when I was trying to open my door to come and help myself; I saw soldiers and police deployed around every house. I was ordered to get back inside my houses I got confused because I didn't know what was happening," she said.
Speaking to URN on Thursday, Adyama said they have started identifying three boys and girls for each village to provide police information on the banned practice. “These youth will help us to know the corridors where these surgeons hide and circumcise women and young girls because they are also natives of this region,” he said.
During their routine operations, the officials arrest vendors and hawkers selling merchandise on the streets of Kampala. They also confiscate vendors' and hawkers' merchandise and inturn solicit for bribes before they can return the items to the owners.
In an exclusive interview, the father of three told Uganda Radio Network-URN that they were tortured while being forced to confess for participating in the November 18-19, 2020 riots triggered by the arrest of the National Unit Platform President, Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu during his presidential campaign trail.