Parliament has tasked Judiciary accounting Officer Dorcas Okalany to parade vehicles so as to prove that the log books she has are authentic. Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chaired by Serere Woman MP Alice Alaso made the ruling today after it emerged that over 20 Judiciary vehicles were not traceable although the secretariat had their logbooks.
A new report released by Human Rights Focus, a Gulu based rights organization has pinned some Acholi chiefs for extortion. The report details findings of a two months long survey conducted in July and August in the districts of Lamwo and Kitgum to investigate challenges exacerbating land wrangles in post conflict northern Uganda.
There is a new shed of doubt that the United Nations will compensate the Uganda People's Defence Forces (UPDF) for the three helicopters that went down in Kenyan airspace in 2012. The UN wants UPDF to show proof that the MI-24 helicopters had entered the Amisom mission area in Somalia at the time they crashed.
Persons who refuse to take part in the registration, persons who give false information and persons who forge identifications will be liable for a fine not exceeding Ugx 960,000 or imprisoned for up to three years upon conviction, the bill suggests.
Most convicted criminals for wildlife offenses are fined as little as Ugx 50,000 or few months imprisonment which may not be deterrent enough to stop the diehard poachers and their collaborators considering the profits they make from poaching. Figures indicate that one hippo carcass earns them up to Ugx 5 million.
Two children have been killed by a wall as their family relocates after eviction by Nakasongola army barracks at Kasenyi village in Lwapanga Sub County on Wednesday evening. The dead has been identified as Winnie Muduwa (7) and Nicholas Gift (1.5) years.