The Lead researcher Associate Professor Ronald Kakungulu says that when they asked respondents what they thought about the direction Uganda was taking in respect for human rights and the rule of law, a whopping 73.9 percent said the country was heading in the wrong direction while only 10.9 percent believed Uganda was heading in the right direction.
In an interview with URN on Thursday, Dr. Joseph Matovu, an HIV researcher based at the Makerere University School of Public Health said 16% of the girls that were out of school revealed to have started intercourse by age 15 compared to only 8% of those in school.
"The DPP is an independent office unlike the military which is subject to direction, so Interference with that office through military prosecution destroys the root of our constitutional democracy and offends the right to a fair hearing which doesn't begin with court but the decision making process on whether and how to prosecute," said Alaka.
Ssekikubo says that Government cannot sit and debate among themselves, saying the opposition exists as by the laws that govern Parliament and multiparty democracy. He says Parliament should not go on like everything is normal and debate with a one sided house.
“We have just learnt of the unfortunate news of the passing on of Hajji Twaha Kakaire, the 24th FUFA President. We grieve in honour of his football works. FUFA will accord him a respectful send-off that will suit him in respect of his contribution to the game,” Hussein told URN.
“I want to call upon people to take the message of President in his recent speech seriously. The issue of human rights should be respected and also calling upon the soldiers and security personnel to respect human beings,” he said.
Members of parliament on the forum of children’s affairs have urged the government to declare public holidays to scale up vaccination of teachers and students in order to achieve the vaccination target required to reopen schools.
The equipment which consists of laptops, data storage sticks, projectors and smart boards was given to 10 institutions. These include; Ntinda Vocational Institute, Nakawa Vocational Institute, Rucid Organic College, Lwetanga Farm Institute, Sesse Farm Institute, Busitema Univerity and Kaberamaido Technical Institute. Other institutions include: National Instructors College Abilonino, Bobbi Polytechnic and Bukalasa Agriculture College.
In his communication to the House on Wednesday, Oulanyah said that he had held a meeting with the Government Chief Whip, the Minister of Security, the Minister of State for Internal Affairs and the Leader of the Opposition over the matter and that they came to some agreement of how they will handle the situation he described as difficult.
During the heated debate, Mpuuga led his members out of Parliament in protest and the team has for the second day boycotted Sittings of Parliament until the two MPs are released.
The Chairperson for UHRC job fell vacant after the death of the former Chairperson Med Kagwa in November 2019 and since then, the Commission that is supposed to have seven commissioners has not been fully constituted.
“Police detectives at Katwe Police station who visited the scene said the liquid splashed on him burning him and the clothes he was dressed in. But the victim ran out to Makindye medical center close to the scene before he was rushed to Nsambya hospital,” he said.
Muzeyi Faizo, Head of Media and Communications at UPC, reasons that most of higher learning institutions’ students are privately sponsored, they utilize morning hours to work, that is why there is need to revisit the curfew hours to enable them look for resources to finance their education, balance work and studies as well as decongesting classes.
NSSF Managing Director Richard Byarugaba says while the public debate is mainly on the mid-term access clauses, the Fund has a number of interests in the proposed law, which, he says will enhance its performance, and give new and better products to savers.
They have now joined the team which is currently in a residential training camp at the FUFA Technical Centre in Njeru preparing for the second leg of the tie that is scheduled to take place on October 8, 2021, at St. Mary’s Stadium, Kitende.
Some food is also lost on farms and in supply chains, indicating that overall a third of food is never eaten, with households discarding 11 per cent of food at the consumption stage of the supply chain, while food services and retail outlets waste five and two per cent, respectively.
President Museveni has in the past criticized provision of bail to suspected capital offenders and on Monday, he clashed with the Chief Justice Alphonse Owiny Dollo on the issue of granting bail to persons accused of capital offences pending determination of their cases.
Twaib Wamala, the Executive Director of Uganda Harm Reduction Network (UHRN), an entity that links clients in need of the rehabilitation drug to the Butabika based Medically Assisted Therapy (MAT) clinic, says that many clients share Nalwoga’s story as they experienced interruptions and missed treatment during the lockdown.
The Speaker of Parliament is of the view that the law has served the elite at the expense of the uneducated rural populace. But the right to access to Information activists say parliament has not played its oversight function to ensure that the law is implemented as envisaged in 2005 when it was enacted.
Attorney General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka said that it was an error on the part of the government not to inform the Office of the Speaker but everything is being done to make sure that the legislators are treated within the law.