This years games, hosted by the Uganda peoples Defence Forces, will be held at Land Forces Headquarters Bombo, Kigo Range Shooting Ground and Namboole Stadium. More than 800 participants have been confirmed from the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces UPDF, Uganda Police, Uganda Prisons and Uganda wildlife Authority.
The leadership of the Uganda Prisons Service is in talks with the Judiciary to allow them present high profile suspects before court with their handcuffs on to prevent them from escaping. Dr Johnson Byabashaija, the Commissioner General of Prisons, says they cannot afford to continue losing high-profile suspects.
Four inmates lost their lives in the accident that occurred along Kaberamaido-Soroti road on Wednesday morning when a tipper lorry registration number UAD 017L lost control, hit a pavement and overturned at Lwala village, Kaberamaido Sub County. 39 others sustained serious injuries.
Polly Kateeba, Tooro minister for lands, says since the restoration of kingdoms in 1993, the kingdom has only received 17 land titles equivalent to 13 square miles of land. Kateeba says government is still holding 120 land titles equivalent to over 120 square miles. Keteeba says the land government is holding is equivalent to 95 percent of Tooros titled land.
Uganda Radio Network has learnt that two weeks ago over 100 prisoners were moved from Luzira Maximum Prison in Kampala to prison facilities in Eastern Uganda to decongest the countrys main prison. However, Uganda Prisons spokesperson, Frank Baine says the exercise affects all prison facilities across the country. The number of prisoners has increased from 40,500 in 2014 to over 55,000 today.
Prisons in the Ankole sub region are struggling to transport inmates to court appearances and other activities such as health centres for treatment. The region has only two lorries serving prison facilities scattered across 10 districts.
Dr Byabashaija said prisons service needs 70 billion shillings to increase production. Last year, the prisons service harvested 2,400 bales of cotton, 790 metric tonnes of seed and also received furniture orders worth 375 million shillings from State House, Uganda Peoples Defence Forces, Parliament, Ministry of Finance, Mulago Hospital and Ministry of East African Affairs.
Luzira Upper prison lacks enough sauce pans to prepare meals for inmates, legislators sitting on the Public Accounts Committee PAC have learnt. Gerald Karuhanga, the vice chairperson of Parliaments Public Accounts Committee wanted to know why inmates are served posho at midday and then beans at 2pm. This is when Robert Munanura, the commissioner in charge of custodial services, told MPs that they have few sauce pans.
Medical forms seen by URN indicate that the prisoner known as Byamugisha Ronald, from Mubende district was taken to Jinja hospital by Kirinya prison warders for treatment after suffering from pelvic ulcers and malaria.
William Awany, the Officer in Charge Moroto Prisons, says Lomeri thumped Lodoi several times in the chest leading to his death. He says Lomeri will be charged with murder once investigations are complete.
Alfred Okullu, the Assistant Commissioner, Uganda Prisons Services in charge of professional standards in the inspectorate division says empowering inmates to create jobs will eliminate the repeated cycle of crimes in the country.
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.