Category «National News»

Albinos cry out for protection

By Ritah kemigisa. People living with albinism in the country have cried for safety calling upon government to put in place policies that will guarantee their safety. According to the Olive Nantambi, the executive director Albinism Umbrella persons with albinism in the country are continuously living in fear of being attacked, abducted and sacrificed due to the cultural myths that surrounds their skin pigment. Namutebi says all they want is a clear policy that can protect them since the current laws are unclear and have since to make them feel protected. She is also calling upon the police force to be more vigilant and not to discriminate against with albinism. According to statistics from the United Nations an estimated over …

Museveni calls for a joint effort to solve the the current insecurity problem

By Ssebuliba Samuel. President Yoweri Museveni has asked Ugandans to stop addressing the current insecurity as a military problem, calling for a joint effort to solve the problem. Addressing mourners at the final sendoff of former Arua Municipality Member of Parliament Ibrahim Abiriga yesterday, the president said assassins cannot be eliminated by deploying many security personnel, but by mass citizenry awareness working together to address the issue. He however added that to achieve this, some restraints will be exercised especially in terms of media control to limit propaganda.

MUBS strike to kick off today

By Damali Mukhaye. The strike by the academic staff at Makerere university business school kicks off today across all the campuses in the country. According to the chairperson of the MUBs academic staff Isaak Magoola, they have circulated the notices to all academic staff at Nakawa,Mbrara, Arua,Jinja and Mbale campuses to lay down all their tools until their grievances are handled. He says starting today, there will be no marking, inputting results, attending academic meetings, or research and internship supervision. The lecturers are demanding for salary enhancement for some lecturers, money for industrial action supervision and equality in salary payment.

Nadduli calls for crisis meeting to discuss the growing insecurity in the country

By Ritah Kemigisa. The minister without Portfolio Hajji Abdul Nadduli has revealed that a crisis meeting is to be held this week on Wednesday to find solutions to the growing insecurity in the country. Nadduli says the meeting comes in the wake of the untimely assassination of Arua Municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga on Friday together with his body guard. He says the meeting which will attract legislators and security operatives will at the end of the day come decide on which method can be used to curtail crime in the country. He has called upon all Ugandans to remain calm and patience as investigations continue to bring all the criminals behind the continuous murders and kidnaps to book.

Abiriga remains to be buried today

By Ritah Kemigisa. The slain Arua municipality MP Ibrahim Abiriga together with his body guard and driver Saidi Buga will be buried today at Rhino Camp in Arua district. The duo was assassinated on Friday 8th June at Kawanda, Wakiso district a few kilometers from his home. Many legislators and Ugandans have described Abiriga as a jovial, selfless, a true patriot and one who was loyal to his party. Yesterday his body was airlifted from Kampala to Arua after a special sitting was held in his honor at parliament and early morning prayers held for him at Old Gaddafi Mosque where the deputy mufti sheik Abdallah Ssemambo¬†called for the compensation of Abiriga‚Äôs family and other people who are killed in …