Category «National News»

Government to cancel teachers’ licences over violence

By Damali Mukhaye: The government says it will cancel licenses of teachers over child violence in schools. This is after the findings from national survey on violence against children pointed at teachers as the worst perpetuators of child violence in the country. Releasing the results this morning, the commissioner children and youth affairs at the …

High court orders gv’nment to produce Kaweesi re-arrested suspects

By Ruth Anderah: Kampala High court’s Civil Division Head, Justice Stephen Musota has ordered Government to produce four missing Kaweesi suspects who were recently arrested by security operatives, after being granted bail by Nakawa Magistrate court. This follows an application presented to court yesterday by their relatives through their lawyer Anthony Wameeli. They argued that …

Doctors to determine fate of ongoing strike this Saturday

By Shamim Nateebwa: Medical workers under their umbrella body Uganda Medical Association have revealed that it will decide on whether to suspend or continue with their ongoing strike this Saturday during their general assembly. Addressing journalists at Mulago guest house the association president Dr Ekwaro Obuku said the national executive committee of doctors will meet this …

37 taxi operators arrested in Kampala

By Joseph Kato: Over 30 taxi operators have been arrested in Kampala following the chaos that erupted at Old Taxi Park when Kampala Capital City Authority law enforcers launched a crackdown of those who have defaulted on payment of monthly dues. There were ugly scenes as taxi drivers resisted KCCA’s arrest and clamping of their …

MUK history don – Mugabe’s resignation shows new method of removing dictators

By Ritah Kemigisa: Zimbabwe’s president Robert Mugabe’s resignation continues to draw mixed reaction from various circles both locally and internally. In Uganda, Mwabustya Ndebesa a history don at Makerere University has described Mugabe’s resignation and the factors that forced him to do so as popular politics without bloodshed. According to Ndebesa what has transpired in …