Although Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for the Presidency says all political parties and former presidential aspirants were sent invitations, the Presidents of Uganda Peoples congress UPC, Democratic Party DP and Justice Forum JEEMA have said that their parties were not invited for the event.
Police deployed around Christ the King Church after news spread that the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC party leaders led by Dr. Kizza Besigye had planned to attend the lunch time prayer at the church ahead of his swearing in as the peoples president on Thursday.
Charles Bakahumura, the Chief of Military Intelligence at the Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence-CMI presented the duo to journalists at a press briefing at the government owned media center this afternoon. The two former soldiers fled the country in early 2000 citing threats to their lives.
The plea came as security forces confined key political figures in their various homes across Kampala and Wakiso districts ahead of the May 12 swearing in ceremony of the president-elect Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
Paul Wataka, the Luweero District Police Commander, says police has in the halls of residence and main campus buildings to ensure students vacate the premises in peace. He says they will maintain presence in the university to prevent any fresh chaos.
The inspectorate established that Richard Makhabuli and James Wandwasi Shibanga, both Parish Chiefs of Mukoto Sub-county in Manafwa District caused financial loss of 9,662,898 Shillings which they had drawn for the purchase of iron sheets, maize seeds, and fertilizers under the NAADs program for the financial year 2009/10.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson has confirmed the arrest of Sejusa. According to Onyango, they picked up Sejusa for trying to visit Lukwago in breach of an order banning any activities under the defiance campaign.
ate Ainembabazi, a farmer in Bubaare Sub County, says that the Victoria Irish potato variety should have been preserved well and made accessible to farmers since it is high yielding. She wants researchers to educate them on how best it can be reintroduced in their gardens.
With a budget of 12. 5 billion Shillings, the district is allocating 3.3 billion Shillings to the health sector, followed by the education sector with 3.2 billion Shillings and administration budgeted at 7 billion Shillings.
Benjamin Kenya, the Chairperson Fish Mongers Association of Uganda, says fish dealers from Uganda face harassment and intimidation from fish dealers in Kenya who do not want them to sell their products there.
Patrick Onyango, the Kampala Metropolitan spokesperson, says Besigye has been whisked off to Nagalama Police Station in Mukono district. He declined to comment on how Besigye had beaten the heavy police deployment right from his home and Gayaza road to get to the city center.
. Dr. Fredrick Kakembo, the Deputy Vice Chancellor Ndejje University declined to comment when approached by URN on the matter, saying they are not interested in media coverage. However, the student guild David Drici Taban, says there was no need for continuing students to strike since the increment will affect students in the new intake.
Richard Apio, the Administrator Kabale Regional Referral Hospital, says the interns agreed to call off the strike after they were allowed to borrow interest free loans not exceeding Shillings 500,000 from the staff SACCO as they wait for the payment of the their allowances.
Quirino Olum, the Orom sub county LC III chairperson, says the three were part of a gang of six men armed with two AK47 rifles, wooden toy guns and spears. According to Olum, the armed thugs engaged ASTU personnel in a gunfire exchange upon realising that they were trapped in an ambush.