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M7 Commissions Uganda Police force CCTV cameras project

By Benjamin Jumbe. President Yoweri Museveni has once again given assurance to the public that government has capacity to deal with urban crime. Commissioning the Uganda Police force CCTV cameras project at Nateete, the president said the NRM government has solved so many problems in past and so the recent spate of murders perpetuated by boda riders will be a walk over. He said with installation of these cameras, security agencies will now better empowered to detect and prevent crime and also follow up any criminals. The police has of recent intensified installation of closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras in major urban centers, key road junctions and highways of Kampala as directed by president Museveni as part of efforts to …

Dp asks M7 to reveal his exit plan this independence

By Ritah Kemigisa. The opposition Democratic Party has challenged President Yoweri Museveni to use the independence celebrations to tell Ugandans his exit plans. According to the secretary general of the party Gerald Siranda, there is nothing to celebrate about Uganda and the independence it attained 56 years ago. Siranda says that Museveni and a few people around him have something to celebrate but for the rest of Ugandans all is not well. He argues that Ugandans have nothing to celebrate about independence since most of them are living in abject poverty and mothers and children are dying at birth while cases of torture are high.

Ugandans to pay more for power as more dams come on board

By Sam Ssebuliba. Ugandans are likely to pay more for power in Uganda as more dams come on board. This comes at a time when government is planning to commission more two power dams that is Karuma and Isimba despite the available power surplus. While releasing the reality check report dubbed powering Uganda’s transformation, the executive director center for development alternative Max Walter said that the current power consumption cannot cover the production cost and that explains increasing power tariffs. He said that it would be prudent for government to start by building the power demand and increase power generation accordingly. Currently Uganda power installed capacity stands at 822 megawatts, and it’s likely to rise to 3500 megawatts by end of this years.

Opposition agree on common position for dialogue

By Ritah Kemigisa. Members of the opposition have today come up with a common position on national dialogue which they say needs to be held urgently because the situation in Uganda is becoming toxic. Addressing journalists on their behalf the former UPC president Olara Otunnu says they have agreed that the dialogue should be serious, genuine, well prepared and fruitful. It from this that they have adopted seven elements which they say will guide the process of a successful dialogue. Olara says some of these elements include; an agenda, composition of the participants and modalities for convening the dialogue. He adds that government has to demonstrate its willingness to have this dialogue by among other things guaranteeing Ugandans with their …

Former Attorney General Peter Nyombi to be buried on Wednesday

By Benjamin Jumbe. Former Attorney General Peter Nyombi is set to be buried on Wednesday at Nakasongola. Nyombi died Yesterday at SAS clinic on bombo road where he was taken after developing breathing complications. According to a tentative program released by late’s brother Henry Mayega burial on Wednesday will be preceded by a funeral service at noon. The tentative program shows that there will be a vigil tonight at 5pm at his resident in Buziga before a funeral service tomorrow at Namirembe Cathedral at 10 am. Nyombi, 64, replaced Prof. Kiddu Makubuya. He served from May 2011 until March 2015. Related Stories…….. Former Attorney General Peter Nyombi passes on