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Debate on Public Order Management Bill in high gear

The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has suspended all committee sittings this morning. The move is meant to allow MPs time to handle the Public Order Management Bill. A plenary session is under way to debate the controversial bill. One of the affected committees is that on Presidential Affairs which had been scheduled to interface …

Architects unite to check collapse of buildings

In a bid to avoid further accidents from collapsed building structures, the association of Ugandan Architects is pressing for uniform fees which all professional will charge their clients. This follows the recent incident on plot 2 Nakivubo Mews where the Nice Times building collapsed injuring several people. In July 2012 a building under construction along Lugogo …

Don’t smoke while breastfeeding;doctors warn

Mental health experts warn that breast feeding mothers who smoke are at risk of developing severe health complications that may lead to death. They say such mothers also expose the breastfeeding babies to different complications and they are more likely to die before their first birthday. A senior consultant psychiatrist at Butabika Hospital Dr. Julius …

Museveni warns against war from election losses

President Yoweri Museveni

The practice of resorting to war to refute electoral results hinders the possibility of improving the election systems in Africa. This is according to President Yoweri Musevei who says it also wastes the limited resources on suppressing such wars. The President was today chairing the Special Summit of the Great Lakes Region Heads of State …

Police registers general decline in crime

Police Chief Gen.-Kale-Kaihura

The Annual crimes report released by police indicates a reduction in number of death cases related to domestic violence. According to the report the number of investigated cases reduced from 181 in 2011 to 154 in 2012. However the Inspector General of Police Kale Kayihura notes that the number of unreported cases continue to be …