Ugandaâ€™s Parliament has been poor in its oversight role, transparency and integrity by the Second Edition of African Parliamentary Index (API) report despite registering a slight improvement in the overall score with 82.9 percent from the 80.4 percent in the API First Edition.
Uganda police and Tanzanian authorities have dispatched a team to Kagera to search for two Rwandan immigrants who reportedly drowned in River Kagera. More than 3,500 Rwandans who have lived in Biharamuro, Ngara, Karagwe and Mureba districts in Tanzania since the 1960s have so far been expelled from Tanzania. Most of them have gone to Rwanda, while some have crossed the border to Uganda.
President Museveni, in this financial year, allocated 5 billion shillings to teachers inform of SACCO money to help them carry out personal development. Stephen Legesi, the National Treasurer UNATU, told the Education committee that currently the Union is carrying out consultations with Bushenyi Teachers SACCO and that of Masaka.
The operation to stop fishermen using illegal gear has led to the arrest of four men from Malembo and Kalokoso landing sites in Bukakata Sub County, Masaka. The operation was led by the Fish Law Enforcement officers with the help of police.
Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, the Minister of state for Health in charge General Duties, today stated that after tests done by the Uganda Virus Research Institute in Entebbe, the samples obtained from one person have tested positive for the Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. The outbreak was first reported on Thursday afternoon with Agago district officials claiming that there was an outbreak of ebola in the district.
Residents of Kalisizo, Rakai district, are coming to terms with the shocking rape and killing of a 4 year old girl in broad daylight. The girl had been sent by her father to buy him airtime from a nearby shop.
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has called off the Interim National Executive Committee (NEC) meeting that was supposed to sit on Friday to address the current crisis in the party. The meeting was to hold final deliberations and vote on whether new Presidential elections are to be held next year after the November 2012 polls that brought Major General Mugisha Muntu into office were contested by some party members.
The lives of at least 21 premature babies are at risk at Masaka Hospital due to power outages which have left the newly opened unit in a blackout. Early this week, Umeme disconnected power supply at Masaka Hospital to carry out maintenance work on the hospital special line which has been providing uninterrupted power.
The first batch of Congolese refugees has arrived in Kyangwali Settlement Camp in Hoima district days after government announced the relocation of 20,000 refugees from Bubukwanga Transit Centre in Bundibugyo district.