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Minister Kuteesa speaks out on relations with Rwanda

By Benjamin Jumbe. Government has reiterated its commitment to peaceful and friendly relations with Rwanda on the basis of respect for each other and mutual benefit. The statement has been made by the Minister of foreign affairs Sam Kuteesa while briefing the diplomatic corps on the status of the Uganda Rwanda relations. Kuteesa says Rwanda is a neighboring country with which Uganda shares historical, cultural, economic and social ties adding that government is convinced that the current hitches in the state of bilateral relations will be resolved He said Uganda has and will continue addressing any issues raised by Rwanda through the diplomatic channels and not the press with government’s channels of communication open.

Rugunda pledges government commitment to solve Apaa Land conflict

By Benjamin Jumbe. The prime minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has expressed government commitment to solve the Land conflict in Apaa The conflict has left a number killed, several injured and hundreds displaced Now addressing the nation on efforts to address the problem, DrRugunda said cabinet recently came up with a resolution to resettle all the people in the contentious piece of land offering them resettlement packages He says all what government wants is having a lasting solution to the problem. Meanwhile, Minister for Disaster preparedness and refugees Eng Hillary Onek called on politicians in the area to stop politicizing the matter for their selfish political interests

Man jailed 27years for defiling a biological daughter

By Ruth Anderah. A father has been convicted and sentenced to 20 years imprisonment at Luzira prison for defiling his biological daughter, impregnating her and later having the pregnancy aborted. He has been sentenced by High Court Judge Tonny Vincent Okwanga who ruled that the sentence is to teach him a lesson that fathers are supposed to protect thrir children not defiling them. Godfrey  Ssekikubo a boaboda rider and a resident of Kirombe Zone in Nsambya Makindye division in Kampala district. However, while beginning  his defence today, sekikubo told court that he has never had sex with the then  16 year   daughter or impregnated her or later caused her abortion as alleged by state. Sekikubo sexually assaulted his daughter …

LDU’s warned on harassing Ugandans

Prossy kisakye Police has warned the bad elements within the local defence unit (LDU) to check on their behaviors or else once caught they will be accountable. This follows severe complaints from the general public about the behaviors of LDU’s who work with police in night shifts to ensure security of Ugandans. It’s alleged that LDU’s oppress people at night by beating, arresting and deriving money from the public. Speaking to kfm the police spokesperson Fred enanga said that they were recruited to protect citizens with their property but if they do otherwise that means they will have to arrest them. Related Stories………. LDU’s urged to be gentle when making arrests

Nambole stadium encroachers were compensated

By Ruth Anderah. The Former principal government valuer Charles Okolongo has confirmed to the commission of inquiry into land matters that all encroachers on Nambole Stadium land were compensated in 1999. 69 year Okolongo who also worked as the acting Chief government valuer revealed this while testifying before Land probe commission chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemeire that The managing director Mandela National Stadium Limited, Jamil Ssewanyana yesterday petitioned the commission to help them evict individuals and companies that have grabbed half of 120 acres belonging to one of the revered sports facilities in the country. He said that some encroachers had secured special titles on stadium land which is threatening the future of sports development in the country.