Tumuramye, who contested as an independent candidate lost the race with 7,500 votes, while Musasizi, a candidate for the ruling National Resistance Movement-NRM party polled 7,790 votes. Joseph Asiimwe of the Forum for Democratic-FDC party secured only 12 votes.
State Minister for Higher Education John Chrysostom Muyingo told the Committee today that the money in question was capitation that remained unutilized by schools across the country during the COVID-19 lockdown. It will now be used as additional funding on top of an earlier grant from the World Bank to support learning during the lockdown.
According to Owebeyi, although the candidates’ photos and party symbols that appeared on ballot papers were genuine, the names were not those of the candidates. He adds that the ballots displayed the names of Arthur Kazoora Atuzarirwe as the NRM flag bearer, Didas Byaruhanga Kagyinda as FDC flag bearer, Victor Atwiine and Donzio Kahonda Mugabe as independent candidates.
Adverts by traditional healers, many of whom refer to themselves as doctors are pinned on electric poles, and billboard stands and buildings across the city, listing the number of ailments they are able to “treat” using their herbs. In some cases, the healers hire people to distribute leaflets containing a list of diseases they can treat.
Justice Owiny-Dollo argued that if Mabirizi had sought to discover his moral competence, he would have found out that he previously took instructions from a wide range of clients whom he didn’t bond with while exercising his profession as a lawyer.
According to the health ministry, on average vaccines worth Ugx 6.5 billion are wasted annually during routine immunization. However, with a shortage of funds and supply of COVID-19 vaccines, health workers are being advised to open vaccine vials once a minimum of 10 people have registered for vaccination
Kumi County MP, Charles Ilukor quizzed Tusubira on whether the authority was aware of all the money lenders operating in the country. He observed that many lenders are operating illegally and fleecing desperate Ugandans.
Willy Choowoo, a member of the pressure group, said they made a walk of about 5 miles in only one village (Bul Ayita) and discovered that all kinds of trees on between 10-20 acres of land were cut down for charcoal burning within a space of six months.
Sam Serunjogi the Director of Serunjogi Investments Limited in Wobulenzi town council says most works at the zonal offices have been taken over by security guards who don’t allow the people to seek answers from land registrars or surveyors concerning their complaints.
Led by Joseph Kasirye, the National Unity Platform registrar for Masaka City, the activists who include members of two other opposition parties; the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC and Democratic Party-DP, argue that the current electoral laws are still weak to stop vote-rigging.
Among the drugs and medical supplies that have reportedly gone missing include from the store are 100 HIV test Kits. Ten tins of Amoxyl capsule, three tins of Flagyl, and 81 boxes of facemasks. Others are 41 Malaria RTD kits, 32 boxes of Artemeter 20mg and Lumetuntrin 120mg.
Kibira said they also found that 56 per cent of women between 18 and 24 years of age countrywide had had sex before they were 18 years old and only 19 per cent had used a certain method of family planning. But 23 per cent of these got unwanted pregnancies and gave birth.
According to the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa, although all MPs in the party are free to express their interest and contest for the Speakership race, the contestants will be vetted and approved by the party’s Central Executive Committee-CEC.
Hajji Tahl Vicent Kitezaala, the Vice President of Uganda Secondary Schools Sports Association, says that the government needs to generate a policy to protect the minors in case of exceptional circumstances so that they also, get a chance.
Michael Aguta, the LCII Chairperson of Ajono parish in Vurra Sub County, says that they find a lot of challenges accessing police services. He adds that the police response to crime in the area is lukewarm.
Although the regions had enjoyed peace for more than ten years, following the successful disarmament of communities, it has experienced a fresh wave of cattle rustling, mainly within Karamoja and parts of Northern Uganda.