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Kampala minister Betty Kamya “CCTV project will not affect KCCA budget”

By Damali Mukhaye. The minister for Kampala Betty Kamya has assured officials at Kampala Capital City Authority that the issue of CCTV camera installation in Kampala and across the country will not affect their budget. Her assurance comes after city lord mayor Erias Lukwago wrote to the minister asking how KCCA was  going to install cameras in the city with their budget slashed from Shs 656 bn to Shs314 bn. In a 3rd April letter to Lukwago, Kamya assures the authority that its budget will not be affected. She explains that the plans to execute the presidnetial directive are in high gear between the president’s office, police and KCCA and the money will either be got from budget re-allocations, loan or supplementary budget. President Yoweri Museveni recently …

Prince Kijanangoma proposes dialogue with the King of Tooro

As a way of bringing peace and harmony in Tooro kingdom, Prince David Kijanangoma and his supporters have proposed a dialogue with His Highness the King of Tooro Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV. According to the January 29 letter seen by Daily Monitor to the president, Kijanangoma and his supporters have requested President Yoweri Museveni to support their dialogue with King Oyo. Since March 2015, prince Kijanangoma and his supporters have been threatening to over throw King Oyo accusing him of being incompetent and disrespecting the Batooro. In the same letter, they proposed among others things  that government should not release or give back Tooro Kingdom assets that are now in their hands claiming that giving back such valuable …

Locals told to stop inviting politicians to funerals

By James Owich The Retired Anglican Bishop of Northern Uganda, Right Rev. Nelson Onono Onweng, has faulted locals who invite politicians to funerals, arguing that many politicians have become chief mourners something which is not in keeping with culture. “Of recent, it has become very common to hear death announcements over the local FM radio stations in Gulu town were MPs, LCV Chairpersons, LCIIIs and councilors are invited to attend the burial of someone in their area,” The Bishop says such invitation should be restricted only to close relatives but not politicians who instead make political speeches. He noted that even if a political leader is not related to the dead person, they are forcefully invited to attend the burial. According …

Minister Kibanzanga in fight with IGG over destroyed fishing nets

A row has erupted between the State Minister for Agriculture, Christopher Kibanzanga and the Inspectorate General of Government over the fishing nets that the former destroyed last July. Kibanzanga, who has been at the forefront of fighting illegal fishing nets is said to have directed a team of officials from the directorate of fisheries resources to burn one ton of undersized fishing nets that belonged to Uganda Fishnet Manufacturers Ltd. The alleged illegal fishing nets were being used on one of the landing sites on Lake Victoria in Entebbe. However, the Uganda Fishnet Manufacturers Ltd, owners of the destroyed fishing nets, petitioned the IGG, seeking an inquiry into the Minister’s conduct. In a letter dated March 6th 2017, the IGG …

Amnesty International call for the immediate release of Nyanzi

Amnesty International has called for the immediate release of regime critic Dr.Stella Nyanzi who was arrested for criticizing the President and the First Lady on Facebook. The Makerere University Research fellow was charged yesterday remanded to Luzira Prison on charges of Cyber Harassment under the Computer Misuse Act of 2011 and Offensive Communication. The feminist academic who was arrested on 7 April pleaded not and was remanded until 25 April. However, Amnesty International is calling for her immediate and unconditional release. In a press statement, the rights body’s Regional Director for East Africa, Muthoni Wanyeki, argues that Nyanzi’s prosecution violates Uganda’s obligations regarding the right to freedom of expression under the country’s Constitution, as well as regional and international human …