“Desist from things which are not correct, you can even fast by avoiding Social Media sites…. Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp, where you get all sorts of things,” Fr. Yobuta Told the Christians at Christ the King Church in Arua.
The call comes amid growing hostility and anxiety over allegations that Uganda is hosting insurgents opposed to President Paul Kagame's government. According to Rwanda Minister of Foreign Affairs Richard Sezibera, Uganda is supporting members of the Rwanda National Congress (RNC) and Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda (FDLR).
The URA officials include Hassan Miiro and Ferdinand Albaker Wamala plus a clerk in the Chief Magistrate’s Court in Nabweru Sarah Namakula. They are all accused of soliciting for bribes and abuse of office and conspiracy to defraud.
Engineer Moses Nyakaana says that the structures are illegal and obstructing the drivers which have led to accidents along the highway. He adds that the affected people have been ordered to vacate the road reserve before the planned mass eviction.
URN has come across email exchanges between the operators of Ssese humanitarian services, Glaser and the sponsors of the children under Glaser’s care indicating that some of the children had reported the matter to the sponsors.
Kirunda’s woes stem from his plan to renovate Kakindu Stadium by constructing modern toilets and a pavilion, which however was challenged by the pastor of Christ Commission Ministries Ibrahim Omaido whose church is near the stadium.
On Wednesday, the Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga appointed a committee that will establish how the 10 companies were selected, verify the actual beneficiaries, criteria of selection, status of verification of all claimants and among others. She gave the committee, headed by Ann Maria Nankabirwa, the Kyankwanzi Woman MP 25 days to report back to Parliament.
According to the statement issued by the assistant commissioner animal health Doctor Doris Kiconco, expert investigations have established that the district is now free from FMD. Dr Kiconco explains that analysed samples picked from the affected farms have all tested negative to FMD.
During Wednesday afternoon plenary session, Kadaga named Bukooli North MP, Gaster Mugoya Kyawa as the Chairperson of the Select Committee, Budaka Woman MP Pamela Kamugo Nasio, Makindye East MP Ibrahim Kasozi Biribawa, and Bududa Woman MP Justine Khainza as members. The other members are Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) representative Brig. Flavia Byekwaso, Oyam Woman MP Santa Alum and Busiki County MP Paul Akamba.
Mark Ssali, the Head of Communication at Uganda National Roads Authority, UNRA says they have secured contractor to work on the bridge. He notes that actual work will commence in September this year but the contractor is expected to improvise some access through the broken bridge.
Supply in the area is restored only at night while the taps remain dry during the day. Women and girls line up at the water points long after midnight to harvest water for use the next day. At Adyel Children’s play park, near the Division headquarters, the only available borehole is often crowded from as early as 5 a.m. until midnight when it's usually locked.
The call comes in the wake of sustained sand mining activities in Lutembe, Kawuku, Kigungu, Bendegere and Kitinda in Katabi town council as well as Mabamba in Kasanje Sub County. But none of the sand miners has the authorization to engage in sand mining,