Category «National News»

1st 100 days report for FDC’s Amuriat

By Ivan Ssenabulya. Forum for Democratic Change Party president Patrick Amuriat Oboi has today released a report of his 100 days in Presidency. Among the achievements is, registering new members, including former Makerere Lecturer and activists Dr. Stellah Nyanzi, Former Rwampala MP Vincent Kyamadidi and Former Lugazi Mayor John Bosco Aseya amang others. Oboi has also revealed that 500,000 party cards have been sold to the different party branches. The function held at their Headquarters in Najjanankumbi this afternoon was attended by top party leaders, Joyce Nabbosa Ssebugwawo, Dan Malcom Matsiko former party presidential candidate, Ingrid Turinawe and Kyambogo University and Makerere guild Presidents elect German Amanya and Papa Were Salim respectively.

Nakapiripirit district bans sale of sachet waragi

By MUDANGHA KOLYANGHA. The Nakapiripirit District Council has approved a by-law banning the consumption, sale and importation of alcohol packaged in sachets. The resolution was passed during a council meeting chaired by the district speaker Richard Lochoto yesterdat. According local council five (LCV) chairperson, John Nanghilo, the ban will reduce on the rampant alcohol-related deaths and crimes committed in the district. Nanghilo said the continuous abuse of alcohol has greatly contributed to the low enrolment of pupils in primary schools and school drop outs. According to an alcoholism report carried out in Karamoja in 2017, at least 30 people die annually in this area due to alcohol consumption. The report further revealed that about 848 people were treated and rehabilitated …

Army court sets a date to start hearing Kitata Case

By Ruth Anderah  Makindye General Court Martial has set 23rd April 2018 to start hearing the unlawful possession of firearms case against Boda-Boda 2010 chairman Abdullah Kitata. Kitata and 12 other people are charged in the Army court with 6 counts including unlawful possession of firearms, live ammunition, Military head gears and uniforms. The setting of a trial date comes shortly after lead prosecutor Maj. Rapheal Mugisha informed the 7 member court chaired by Lt. Gen Andrew Gutti that investigations into the matter are complete and that it’s ready to present witnesses. Kitata faces 5 separate charges of being in unlawful possession of an SMG gun, 3 pistols and 50 rounds of live ammunitions which Prosecution says are only a …

News DIGP cautioned on militarizing police

By Sssebuliba Samuel.  The new deputy inspector general of police Brigadier Muzeeyi Sabiiti has been asked to resist the ideology of militarizing police as a means of attaining efficiency. While passing out newly trained officers at Kigo marine training school, on Friday Brigadier Sabiiti said that there was a thin line between police and military and as such they need to be ready to serve in all capacities whenever called upon. However speaking to KFM,  the executive director of foundation for human rights initiative Dr Livingston Ssewanyana said that this was wrong and is likely to increase human rights violations by police. He said that these sister agencies were designed to handle people differently and this should not be changed

Fagil Mande supports MUK decision to scrap evening lectures

By Benjamin Jumbe. Education expert  Fagil Mande has expressed support for Makerere University Council’s decision to scrap evening lectures This comes days after the vice chancellor of the University Prof Barnabas Nawangwe made the announcement about the development which has since drawn mixed reactions from various circles Now speaking to Kfm Fagil said the move taken was a step in the right direction arguing that the program cannot guarantee the quality of education with tired lecturers and tired students He also condemned the reaction by the former vice chancellor Prof Venancious Baryamureeba