Parliament has today heard that close to three million Ugandans are infected with the deadly Hepatitis B virus that has so far killed seven people in the country. Northern Uganda is most hit by the virus, according to Christine Ondoa, the minister of health.
Hundreds of academics, politicians and well-wishers on Wednesday gathered at St Francis Chapel for a memorial service for former Makerere University don, Professor Margaret MacPherson, who spearheaded the development of literature, English, languages and performing arts at Ugandaâ€™s oldest university.
Edris Nsubuga, a self-confessed terrorist told court on Wednesday that he committed the heinous act out of fear and had been threatened by his Al-Shabaab bosses. Nsubuga, who was speaking fluent English, maintained that he had decided on his own to plead guilty in court on Tuesday and other times since his arrest in August last year.
A court in Luweero has convicted a man to six months in jail for masquerading as a lawyer. James Kanzira was arrested today while appearing in before Luweero Chief Magistrate Jesse Byaruhanga as an advocate from Kanzira James & company advocates.
The Director of Public Prosecution has dropped all charges of murder and attempted murder against Edris Nsubuga, one of the convicts of the July Kampala Twin bombings. On Tuesday, Nsubuga pleaded guilty to three counts of terrorism.
LC V councilors of Masaka district have petitioned the Inspector General of Government to investigate the illegal sell of Masaka Municipal Council chambers. They want Raphael Baku, the Inspector General of Government to recover the council building.
Over 600 Epilepsy patients in Luweero have petitioned Ministry of Health demanding for free treatment because of lack of drugs in the district. They claim the price of drugs is too high for many of them to afford.
Councilors of Mbale who are led by the mayor Mtwalib Zandia are on their way to Kampala to pitch camp at the gate of parliament to protest against illegal allocation of public land to private developers by the Uganda Land Commission-ULC.
There was drama in parliament on Tuesday when the Deputy Speaker, Jacob Oulanyah, openly frustrated and blocked attempts by the opposition to cut budgets of various ministries and have the money re-channeled to enhance the salaries of teachers and other government workers.