Musisi, who is running on the National Unity Platform-NUP ticket seeks to unseat the incumbent LCV Chairperson Ignatius Koomu Kiwanuka. NRM has dominated the Nakaseke LCV chairperson’s seat since the district was operationalized in 2005.
On Sunday, September 27, unknown gunmen waylaid three Ugandan traders en-route to Gumbo Market and demanded a ransom of three million South Sudanese Pounds (8.5 million Shillings) for each of them. Those kidnapped included Mayende Kamaadi, Ahmed Ssebagala and Peter Tusiime.
The university has been the theatre of violence and the use of excessive force by law enforcement agencies, as students challenged a 15 per cent cumulative increment on tuition and functional fees. The increment, which started this academic year, will affect all first-year students, for the next five years.
The staff leaders said that both the students and staff of Makerere University deserve better treatment, fair hearing and constructive engagement. This is contained in a statement addressed to the chairperson of council Lorna Magara, from the three staff associations.
Self-sponsored students convened a crisis meeting at Mitchell Hall on Sunday where they unanimously rejected the proposed annual cumulative 15 percent tuition increase policy that was purportedly recommended by the Students guild.
Oulanyah, who delayed to appear at the swearing in venue, humorously told Wadri that he delayed because he was expecting a court injunction stopping his swearing in. He said Wadris swearing in gives some confidence to the institutions of the country.
The verification exercise, in parts of Kyebando, Kanyanya and Bwaise in Kawempe Division were taken over by agents of the various candidates, who plainly determined who should have access to the polling stations.
The EU called on the Ugandan authorities to guarantee the fundamental freedoms of expression and assembly enshrined in the Ugandan constitution, which in particular provides the right of all citizens to fully express their civil and political rights without fear of intimidation.
Nandala notes that the state house budget has quadrupled from 60 billion to 230 billion shillings and wonders, why teachers can not get a mere 20 percent pay rise. He also cites defense, which he says is allocated huge sums of money under classified expenditure despite the fact that the country is no longer at war.
She said some countries have gone ahead to pass legislation prohibiting young people below 18 or 21 years from participating in public assemblies, and restricting the use of the internet and other social media tools which are extensively used by journalists and the youth.