Category «National News»

UNRA Dragged To Court For Failure To Pay Over Shs1bn

By Ruth Anderah Uganda National Roads Authority(UNRA) has been dragged to the High Court for failure to pay over Shs1bn for the construction of Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway. Patrick Lwanga Zizinga petitioned High Court seeking orders compelling UNRA to pay him Shs1.5billion shillings compensation for his kibanja measuring 2.5arcres, located in Makandwa village in Wakiso district, for the road extension during construction of Kampala-Entebbe Express Highway. The plaintiff states that in 2012 his pieces of land were identified by UNRA as some of those be affected by construction of the Kampala- Entebbe Express Highway and he was registered and verified for compensation through his wife as he had wrongfully been put on death row in Luzira prison at the time. However, for unknown reasons, his name was …

FDC refutes “set up” claims by Minister Kabafunzaki

By Damali Mukhaye The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has refuted claims by the state minister for labour Herbert Kabafunzaki that he was set up by FDC after he was caught allegedly taking a Sh 5m bribe from and investor in Kampala. While appearing before the Anti-Corruption Court yesterday, Kabafunzaki denied the allegations, blaming his on the FDC. However, the FDC spokesperson Ibrahim Ssemujju Nganda says Kabafunzaki was so naive that he fell in a trap set by the regime. He says the FDC is not in any way involved in this matter because it holds nothing against the minister. Kabafunzaki who was yesterday remanded to Luzira prison returned to the Anti Corruption Court this afternoon and was released on bail.

UJCC ask government to pay more attention to people’s concerns

By Benjamin Jumbe The Uganda joint Christian Council has called on the government to pay more attention to people’s concerns in various parts of the country. The council has cited cases of citizens struggling with food shortage in some parts of the country due to drought. Addressing a media conference at the council’s head offices in Kampala on Monday, the executive secretary Rev.Fr. Silvester Arinaitwe said addressing these challenges will be the only way the country will have lasting peace and full democratic governance. He said as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, leaders should get back to the basics of leadership and serve the population. UJCC on Friday is to host the way of the cross …

DP calls for the release of Nyanzi and all charges dropped

By Ritah Kemigisa The opposition Democratic Party has called for the unconditional release of the Makerere University Research Fellow Dr. Stella Nyanzi who was yesterday sent to Luzira prison. The feminist academic who was arrested on 7 April appeared before Buganda Road Magistrates Court where she pleaded not guilty and was remanded until 25 April for criticizing the President and the First Lady on Facebook for failure to deliver on promise of sanitary pads to school girls. Addressing journalists at the party headquarters, the Democratic Party President Norbert Mao says the charges leveled against Nyanzi especially the one on computer misuse has no place in the current information age. Mao has thus called for the repeal of the Computer Misuse …

Ugandans given 7 days to verify sim card registration using national IDs

By Damali Mukhaye Ugandans have been given seven days to verify their sim card registration details using national identity cards or else they will be deactivated. This has been agreed upon during a closed door meeting between the Police Chief Gen Kale Kayihura, the Uganda Communication Commission officials and service providers from different Telecom companies in Bugolobi. Speaking to journalists after the meeting, the UCC executive  director Godfrey Mutabazi says that although they had earlier directed telecom companies to deactivate unregistered sim cards, all Ugandans who registered their sim cards using documentation other than the national IDs should verify their sim cards now, while foreigners will be required to use their passports. Mutabazi adds that vendors selling unregistered sim cards on …