Three Members of Parliament say at least 40 Ugandan women are languishing in jail in Malaysia where they were practicing prostitution. The MPs, who were recently assigned to travel to Malaysia and find out the fate of an alleged group of Ugandan women vending sex in that Asian country, confirm that there are Ugandans involved in the trade though they could only see a smaller group.
Internal Affair state minister James Baba says journalism standards in this country need to be improved. Baba says the government canâ€™t continue to allow the countryâ€™s international reputation to be tarnished by false reports which are published as facts. The ministerâ€™s comments come on the heels of a report released by government regarding the alleged shooting of the Daily Monitor photojournalist, Isaac Kasamani.
Conservative Party president John Ken Lukyamuzi has sued his party rivals led by former secretary general Dan Walyemera. The Lubaga South MP, wants the High Court stop the group from conducting any business on behalf of the Conservative Partyâ€”CP.
RDC Okoth Nyalulu says the campaign codenamed â€œKeep Kaabong Gun-free,â€ involves competition between the sub counties in the district. At the end of the year, the winning sub county will be rewarded with a tractor to open up farm land for all the residents for free.
The flagging off of buses operated by Pioneer Easy Bus Company to ply various city routes has generated excitement amongst city dwellers. This morning, Pioneer Easy Bus Company flagged off 100 buses at Namboole stadium to ply eight major routes in the city.
Barely three days after winning the Makerere Guild Presidential elections, Ivan Kata is already digging into the problems of the institution with the hope of offering solutions. On Monday, Kata led a group of students to petition Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga over the welfare of students at Ugandaâ€™s oldest university.
Charles Okwera, the Amuru deputy District Health Officer has confirmed to Uganda Radio Network that the deaths occurred last week in areas of Pabbo Sub County. He says twelve other people have also been diagnosed with signs similar to symptoms of meningitis.
Gun fire rocked Bukenya Foundation Hall in Luwero Town council last evening following a violent riot by revelers over the failure by Jose Chameleon to perform. Trouble started after Jose Chameleon, who scheduled to perform declined to take to the stage citing the poor sound system.