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Besigye and the opposition warned against planned walk to work campaign

By Damali Mukhaye Police has warned former FDC presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye and a group of other opposition politicians against the planned walk to work campaign. The commander Kampala metropolitan police Frank Mwesigwa has said that they have learnt that Besigye and other opposition leaders plan to walk to work today from their respective homes to show their displeasure with plans by ruling party MPs to amend the constitution and remove the age limit for the presidency. Mwesigwa says they will deploy at all strategic places to ensure that no one leads a procession today. On Saturday, Besigye asked Ugandans to leave their cars at home once every week to show solidarity with the rest of the citizens who …

Monitor Publications Limited partners to improve refugee pupils in Moyo district

By BY SCOVIN ICETA: The Monitor Publications Limited has partnered with Windle Trust Uganda to improve education of the South Sudan refugee pupils in Moyo district. While launching the Excel in PLE at Belameling Vocational Training Institute located in Palorinya Refugee settlement in Moyo district on Monday, Joshua Businge, the Newspaper in Education (NiE) Project Supervisor said it is specially targeting P.7 candidates. Businge says the Excel in PLE is meant to have teachers interact with the learners using an opportunities of questions and answers. The South Sudan refugee pupils have been faced with the challenge of shortage of learning materials. Yassin Ayume, the Education project officer Windle Trust says the pullout comes with the entire Newspaper every Wednesday which …

Free Yellow fever Vaccination resumes today

By Damali Mukhaye. A free yellow fever vaccination exercise organized by the National Medical Stores and the Ministry of Health resumes today at Kololo airstrip. The campaign which started last week on Tuesday was earlier meant to last three days, but due to over whelming numbers of Ugandans who turned up for the exercise, the ministry decided to extend it to Friday. Speaking to KFM earlier, the NMS General Manager Moses Kamabare noted that they vaccinated more than 60,000 Ugandans during the first exercise. He explains that it is government policy that only people with national identification cards are allowed to access such free services. According to the Ministry of Health and Civil Aviation Authority, all passengers traveling in and …

President embarks on land bill radio shows

By Samuel Ssebuliba President Yoweri Museveni today takes his land sensitization campaign to the people of Tororo on the proposed constitution amendments. This is after he launched the second leg of his radio campaign to solicit support for amendment of the article 26 of the constitution that seeks to allow government to acquire private land for development projects without prior compensation. According to the Senior Presidential Press Secretary Don Wanyama, the president’s eastern region campaign that started yesterday will run until October 7th. The country wide radio campaign aimed at popularizing the now controversial land bill was launched by the president last month.

FDC demand Katumba Wamala apologizes for hitting MP Zaake

By Damali Mukhaye: The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has asked the State Minister for Works, Gen. Katumba Wamala to apologize for allegedly assaulting a legislator during the fracas that ensued in parliament last week. Video footage shows Gen.Wamala throwing punches at Francis Zaake, the Member of Parliament for Mityana, who was flexing with plain clothed security operatives in the chamber. Zaake has since been admitted at Rubaga Hospital where is receiving treatment for injuries he sustained. Addressing journalists at the FDC headquarters, the party’s deputy spokesperson Paul Mwiru says Gen Wamala should apologize for inflicting such serious injuries to the legislator. Meanwhile, Gen Wamala has denied raining punches on Zaake. Related Stories…………   Gen Katumba Wamala visits MP Zaake …