In a statement published on the NIMD website on Wednesday evening and confirmed by its Country Director Frank Rusa, the Institute noted that as a key partner of Ugandan political parties, it is ready to continue supporting the process toward a new Memorandum of Understanding for IPOD and would only consider continuing to host the secretariat if IPOD is fully inclusive.
Alex Waiswa Mufumbiro, the NUP Deputy Spokesperson, says that IPOD has been a hoax to Ugandans for its entire existence, starting out as a dialogue platform but turning into a platform of self-satisfaction.
The legislators were convinced by members of the Green Party, that the current route from Uganda to the Tanzanian coast “goes through 16 protected areas and 230 rivers which serve 44 million Ugandans.”
"We have started a joint operation involving the traffic police, Field Force Unit, and military police to crack down on those driving with impunity on roads, The operation will majorly focus on peak hours in the morning and evening. We want sanity to return to the roads," Nampiima said.
The Chairperson of the Trust Fund Board of Directors, Tavarez Mirabal Minou appealed to the Government of Uganda for collective efforts to restore hope, and transform the lives of the victims in order to achieve long-term reparative justice.
According to eyewitnesses, Baguma was returning to Kibuli from Kampala central business district when stormwater overpowered him and swept him down into the drainage channel near the Crime Intelligence Directorate- CID headquarters in Kibuli.
EALA is the Legislative Organ of East African Community established under article 9 of the Treaty for the Establishment of the East African Community, 1999. The Treaty provides that each member shall elect nine members (who are not members of their respective Parliaments) to represent them in EALA. In Uganda, six positions are ring fenced for the ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party, two for opposition Political Parties and one position for an independent candidate.
During a council sitting on Tuesday, the councilors resolved to conduct investigations into allegations of excessive use of force by law enforcement officers while dealing with street vendors, extortion, and confiscating and destroying vendors’ merchandise.
Rashid Kawawa, a rider, and leader from Nakawa Division says that he had already registered with the DRCC's office and hence sees no reason to register again. He says if KCCA wants to get their details, they should go to the DRCCs and the Ministry of Works and Transport, which coordinated the earlier exercise.
More than 24,000 Ugandans seek household jobs in the Middle East annually, driven out of the country by poverty, unemployment, domestic violence and family breakdown among others. However, hundreds of them who are unknowingly trafficked are reporting harsh and inhumane working conditions, which have put hundreds of lives on the line.
An average Kenya is expected to live for 61.4 years compared to 62.7 years for a Ugandan, while a Rwandan can expect to live for 66.1 years, just slightly less than a Tanzanian whose life expectancy is 66.2 years.
The women many of whom appeared before the court with their children were arrested last month from different parts of the city during an operation conducted by Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, the Uganda Police, and the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development.
Sub-Saharan Africa remains the region with the most children out of school, 98 million, and it is also the only region where this number is increasing. In Uganda, around 1 in 10 schoolchildren did not report back to school in January when schools were reopened after two years of lockdown.