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Works ministry requests more funding

The ministry works and transport says the proposed 1.3 trillion shillings planned allocation for the next financial year is too little compared to the sector demands. According to 2012/2013 pre-budget proposals, government has allocated 1.3 trillion shillings up from Shs. 1.2 Trillion last year. The works and transport minister Eng Abraham Byandala says the ministry …

Museveni warns on coups

President Museveni has warned African Commanders of Land Forces against resorting to coups to change leadership. Speaking during the Africa Land Forces Summit for army commanders at Speke Resort Munyonyo, President Museveni said that commanders are not supposed to take part any political fights. Referring to Mali and Uganda in 1979, President Museveni noted that …

Last of riot suspects released

The High Court has released the last of the suspects arrested over the 2009 riots, over the failure by the prosecution to prove its case against them. The 11 had been charged with terrorism, having been accused of setting Natete police station ablaze. Justice Ralph Ochan singled 3reasons for dismissal of the charges, including the …

Kadaga warns on youth funds

The Speaker of Parliament Rebbecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the conditions set for youths to access the funds offered by government. Government allocated 25 billion shillings to the youths this year, with the money channeled through different banks for creation of employment opportunities. Speaking during a National Consultative Meeting on the Youth Venture Capital …

Police names breast grabbing officer

The police boss Lt. Gen. Kale Kaihura has apologized over the controversial arrest of the FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe and said the implicated officer will face the Police court for trial. The police have today formally released the identity of the implicated officer as Woman Constable Irene Alinda. Kaihura says Alinda will be tried before court …