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Roads Around Parliament to be Closed ahead of #AgeLimit debate round 2

The police are to remain deployed at parliament today to maintain law and order ahead of the much anticipated debate on lifting of the age limit. Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Frank Mwesigwa says they have information that opposition politicians have mobilized people to stage anti-age limit protests and it is their duty to ensure security for Ugandans. Mesigwa said that some roads around Parliament will be closed today, urging members of the general public to use alternative routes as shall be guided by traffic police. Among the roads to be closed is Kimanthi Avenue, Parliamentary Avenue, Dewinton and Nile Avenue. However, it is not yet clear if the age limit debate will be included on today’s Order Paper.

Government removes all daily parking fees

By Damali Mukhaye: The government has removed all the daily parking fees and privatization of revenue collection to private entities and persons. Addressing journalists at media center, the minister of Kampala Betty Kamya says that Parking fees that have been charged daily on vehicles have been removed and only authorized people are the ones given the task to collect other taxes per month. She also notes that all informal daily fees on taxes and busses have been removed citing that unfair taxes charged on drivers always bring chaos among drivers and government has taken the issue to cabinet. She adds that taxes and other fees on vehicles will not be paid in cash from, today asserting that they will be …

MPs threaten to boycott parliament today

By Samuel Ssebuliba Pro age limit campaign legislators have threatened to shun parliament if police arrests one of its members Today. This comes after the police said it plans to arrest the members who failed to appear before its Criminal Investigations Department to clarify on the alleged cases of offensive communication. Speaking to media today, one of the lawyers representing the four MPs who is also the legislator for Busiro East Medard Lubega Ssegona said an attack on one member will mean an attack on all and thus no business should proceed. Meanwhile Makindye West MP Allan Ssewanyana and Mohammad Nsereko have vowed not to reappear before the CID because they have urgent business at parliament now. Meanwhile Theodore Ssekikubo, …

Nsereko not scared after skipping police bond

By Benjamin Jumbe: Kampala Central Mp Mohammed Nsereko says police are free to do what they want with him. This comes after police CID spokesperson Vincent Ssekate told journalists that the legislator together with Makindye East Mp Allan Ssewanyana was being hunted for jumping police bond. Ssekate also said the police were also looking for the two other legislators Theodore Ssekikubo and Bernabas Tinkasimire who have failed to honor the police summons in relation to their statements on the age limit. Ssekikubo appeared at CIID headquarters today. However speaking to Kfm, Nsereko said he is not scared and so police can look for them and do what they want.

Lukwago files a petition with UHRC over his brutal arrest.

By Ssebuliba Samuel: The Kampala lord mayor Erias Lukwago has filed a complaint at Uganda human rights commission over brutality during his arrest by police last week. Last week police allegedly brutally arrested Lukwago as he was addressing journalist at the gate of his home in Wakaliga. According to Lukwago these squeezed his private parts, dehumanized him, yet he is a respectable leader Kampala. Now Lukwago is demanding a compensation of 700 million from government.