Speaking to reporters at the Electoral Commission offices at Jinja Road in Kampala, Kyagulanyi said he is tired of the police and the army interrupting his political campaigns and the Commission does nothing to show that they are in charge of the electoral process.
While there are persons who engage in poaching and wildlife trade as their main activity, though illegal, the lockdown is said to have forced many others to join the practice for survival as they no longer had access to their jobs.
On November 6th, the IRCU together with the Elders Forum Uganda, Inter-Party Organization for Dialogue (IPOD), the National Consultative Forum (NCF) and the Electoral Commission (EC) indicated that they would organize two presidential debates during the 2021 election cycle.
According to a statement issued by the IRCU, due to unforeseen constraints including limited resources and the Covid-19 pandemic, the presidential and constituency debates are indefinitely postponed.
According to information from Bweyogerere police station, the officers acted a tip-off from the local community that some people were defacing candidate’s campaign posters. A team of police officers that was dispatched found the suspects defacing the billboards of presidential candidate Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the Kira municipality mayoral candidate, Mamerito Mugerwa.
This campaign which is US – funded was first launched in 2015 in 10 high HIV burden countries in sub Saharan Africa including Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe whereby funds up to $385million was allocated to different partnerships and programmes that can help reduce infections among girls and young women. In Uganda, the campaign was planned to launch in phases.
The partnership aimed at reducing the spread of HIV/AIDs in Buggala Island. Margret Namanda, the KAFOPHAN Chairperson, says the partnership is timely because the HIV prevalence rate in Kalangala has increased during COVID-19 lockdown from 28% to 32%.
Isaac Okwir Odiya, the Gulu District Football Association Chairman says that the organizers of the tournament had already gone as far as registering the football clubs to participate in the tournament.
Iddi Magezi, the Bwikya Ward Councilor says some people approached Kwaligonza recently and connected power to her house, which they have been using to trap grasshoppers. He suspects that they could have connected the electricity wrongly.
Kadaga expressed dismay at the state of the community roads in areas where sugar millers operate noting that roads are nearly impassable and have been consistently damaged by trucks carrying cane and other cargo to and from the millers.
According to Maggwa, they had initially rejected the proposal by security to hold rallies at educational institution citing the safety of the learners but security rejected his plea. He says the directive by Police to Kyagulanyi to hold a rally at the school hasn’t gone down with the school administration.