Category «National News»

FDC  speak out on party change

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition forum for democratic change have explained why the party dropped some party officials most of whole where supporter of the former party president Gen Muntu. The party on Friday during their national conference replaced  various pro-muntu supporters including the vice president eastern region Alice Alaso,the deputy spokesperson Paul mwiru among others. Speaking to kfm, the party national chairman Mr Waswa Birigwa  says that those changes have nothing to do with Gen muntu. He she got a new friend  that most of the positions had run vacant even during the regime of Gen Muntu, while some officials had absconded from work so they had to be replaced. He however says that this does not mean that …

Criminal cases in Mukono reduces following heavy deployment.

By Damali Mukhaye. Leaders in Mukono district have reduced on crimes following massive deployment by both military and police in the area. Speaking to KFM, the resident district commissioners Fred Bamwine says that cases of panga welding men were very rampant early this year and people’s property was vandalized. He says that following deployment, this has reduced asserting that night and day patrols are to continue in the district to ensure that the area is peaceful throughout the Christmas season.

Intern doctors have suspended their strike

By Shamim Natebwa. Patients can finally breathe a sigh of relief as medical interns suspend their strike that kicked off on 28th of November totaling to twelve days. Doctors under their umbrella body federation of Uganda medical interns (FUMI), brought to a standstill work at several health facilities across the country claiming for delayed salary since October, poor working conditions, a steady supply of sundries and other medical supplies in hospital among others. The intern’s president Dr Joel Mirembe noted that the government has paid their arrears and promised to work on other demands ,however he has warned  government not to take the doctors’ demands for granted since they would ill not hesitate to resume the strike if by December …

Shock as Newly opened Mulago Specialized Women Hospital runs out of funds

By Moses Kyeyune. Members of parliament have expressed concern over fears that the recently commissioned women hospital in Mulago is operating amidst severe financial inadequacies. The Highly Specialised hospital was commissioned early this year with great hope that Ugandans especially women, will be saved from losing their lives to curable diseases. However, during the House sitting this afternoon, Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa has shocked members, that many doctors and other medical workers at the facility are scared by the working environment without basic tools. The Speaker, Rebecca Kadaga has asked the finance minister and that of health to explain the developments at the facility, next week.

Gen Wamala asked to explain road reserve expansion

By Moses Kyeyune. Parliament has asked the Minister of State for Works Gen Katumba Wamala to explain the reported increase of road reserve to 40 meters. This comes after a story carried by the Daily Monitor, quoting the minister that government will widen road reserves to 40 meters, from the current 15 metres. The matter has been raised by Nakaseke South MP Luttamaguzi Ssemakula who told parliament that the new changes might spark public unrest given to the shrinking space for land use. The Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, has asked the minister to report to parliament, explaining the new move.