In his ruling the judge argued that, since there is a substantive election petition filed by Lugudde challenging the outcome of the bye election he would be pre-empting the findings to be made in that particular election petition.
Andrew Francis Obirai, the suspected Soroti acid attacker has been sent back on remand after failing to secure bail at Soroti Magistrates Court. Obirai, 36, is suspected to have poured acid on and disfigured his estranged girlfriend Dorothy Atim who is an employee of Vision Group.
Recently, a group legislators led by Abdi Kisosi Chemaswet, the Kween county Member of Parliament embarked on the collection of signatures to censure the minister following the controversy surrounding the impeachment of Erias Lukwago, the Lord Mayor Kampala Capital City Authority.
Legislators on the Committee on Human Rights have demanded the resignation of the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura for heading a force that continues to use violence against civilians. While appearing before the committee on Tuesday, the legislators tasked General Kayihura to explain the brutality witnessed in Kampala following the impeachment of Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago over a week ago.
David Lukwata, Manager of Kibinge Coffee Cooperative Society, an umbrella association of Coffee farmers in Bukomansimbi district says the drought not only reduced yields, but equally affected the quality of processed cherries.
The cancellation of the visit is confirmed by Isagaara Ronald Araali, the Mugema of Bunyoro Kingdom, who was the chief organiser of the historical visit and the in-charge of Burial and cultural sites in Bunyoro. Omukama Iguru was due to visit the area tomorrow, Wednesday.
The Human Rights Network for Journalistsâ€”HRNJ has appealed to government to stop harassing journalists. This appeal comes on the heels of several cases of arrests, intimidation and relocations of journalists who have been commenting about the ongoing standoff at Kampala Capital City Authority--KCCA.
State Minister for Investment Gabriel Ajedra has defended the Public Private Partnership- PPP Bill currently before parliament. PPPs are long-term contractual arrangements between the public and private sector in which the private sector is responsible for the implementation of the significant aspects of the infrastructure.
The market commissioned by Vice President Edward Sekandi cost 11.4 billion shillings. It is one of the seven markets countrywide that are being rebuilt under the Markets and Agricultural Trade Improvement Programme (MATIP-1) â€“ a multi-million dollar project supported by the Government and the African Development Bank.
According to the contract, the VHTs were meant to receive 10,000 shillings for the two days in addition to meals and transport allowances. However, the VHTs claims that they didnâ€™t receive their money.
The Bank of Uganda has reduced the benchmark lending rate for December 2013 to 11.5 percent. In the last monetary policy statement for 2013, Dr Louis Kasekende, the Deputy Governor Bank of Uganda described the move as an â€œaccommodative monetary policy stance.â€
The high costs of operating an account and the proximity of the bank are the other reasons fronted for not owning a bank account, Dr Sarah Ssewanyana the Executive Director of EPRC says. She however notes that reduced access to formal banking was not entirely surprising.
Annah Kobusingye, the Kabale district female Councillor for PWDS says despite the efforts put in place to promote the rights of PWDs, segregation against them has increased with some parents locking up their disabled children at home, denying them an opportunity to go to school while others kill them.