The officials led by the Prime Minister, Bernard Tungwako, were in Kamwenge to receive the land titles of properties that were taken away by the Obote government in 1966 when cultural institutions were abolished. The properties include 325 acres of land and the Nyacwamba Palace that are currently being occupied by the Uganda Prisons, eight acres of land at Galinaya in Kamwenge town council, 60 acres of land in Kamwenge town council, 25 acres in Kahunge town council and 194 acres at Kabuga parish in Kamwenge town council.
According to Baine, some of the prison warders share buildings such as the canteen, gym and conference rooms that were not designed for accommodation. He says the staff shares the rooms with members of their families using papyrus reeds and card boxes.
Speaking at the opening of the court session on Monday evening at Bushenyi High Court, Justice Duncan Gaswaga urged Police and Prison authorities against torturing suspects in an effort to compel them to confess to crime.
The equipment worth 7.5 Billion Shillings includes 20 tractors, 20 ox ploughs, 1 bull dozer, and 5 boom sprayers, among others. Government is optimistic that the availability of such equipment will encourage large-scale production, improve efficiency and the quality of produce in the prison farms.
Nangoshya had initially saluted and displayed utmost respect when the National Anthem was playing, but immediately lowered his arm when the Buganda Kingdom Anthem played, an act which irked Nadduli, Councillors and the residents
Three Uganda Prison farms have been badly scotched by the sun fueling fears how the department will sustain its three meals a day feeding program for the 32,000 inmates currently locked in the 222 prisons facilities.
Former inmates are calling on prisons authorities to check the powers of prefects commonly known as â€œKatikiroâ€. The prefects, who are also inmates serving long sentences, are given powers to enforce law and discipline on behalf of prison officials. They are given special preference such as sleeping on a mattress and under mosquito nets and eating proper meals.