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Heavy police deployment as Kabaka visits Kayunga

The Kabaka of Buganda today starts his three-day visit to Bugerere County in Kayunga district. The Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II’s visit is aimed at stirring reconciliation of the different tribes in the county. The Kingdom’s information minister Denis Walusimbi says the Kabaka will perform different activities including immunizing children, tree planting, commissioning of schools and churches among others. He has called for peace among all the Kabaka’s subjects who intend to travel going to Bugerere.  Meawhile the police are deployed heavily in and around Bugerere as the Kabaka starts his visit of the county in Kayunga district. The head of police operations Grace Turyagumanawe says there is adequate deployment of officers both in uniform and plain clothes. He says …

UPDF deployment in S. Sudan inevitable, Museveni

The UPDF deployment in South Sudan was inevitable,  according to President Yoweri Museveni. He says the UPDF involvement in the South Sudan conflict was necessary to safeguard Uganda’s economic interest. Several questions have been raised especially on the objective of UPDF deployment in South Sudan. While officiating at the liberation day celebration in Mayuge district yesterday, the president said South Sudan has is one of the biggest destinations for Uganda’s  export, so instability there was likely to disrupt Uganda’s steady growth. He explained that the contaversial deployment was the only remedy to the serious economic hitch Uganda was likely to suffer. These remarks comes amid reports that the UPDF troops are not only on a mission to evacuate Ugandan citizens but that …

South Sudan can still join EAC

  South Sudan is still eligible and cannot wait to join the East African Community. The country is said to have fulfilled the requirements and only await a decision to be announced during the April 2014 Extra-ordinary Summit of Heads of State. The Speaker of the South Sudan parliament Manaseh Magok says the recent clashes cannot stop it from joining the community. Article 3 of EAC Treaty pegs approval of membership on applicant’s adherence to “universally acceptable principles of good governance, democracy, rule of law, respect for human rights and social justice among others. Various stakeholders have expressed fear and skepticism towards south Sudan joining the community. But  

Six perish in two seperate accidents

Five  children have perished a fatal accident that occurred last evening in Kayunga. According to the area police spokesperson Lameck Kigozi, the accident occurred along Kayunga -Bbale road at around midnight. Kigozi says that preliminary investigation indicate that the truck driver lost control and rammed into a group of children that was trekking to the venue of the Kabaka’s visit. He adds that investigations continue to establish the real cause of the accident as the hunt for the truck driver also continues. In a seperate development, one person has ben killed in hit and run accident in Masaka district. The accident occured last night at Bukunda Trading center along the Masaka-Kyotera highway when a speeding vehicle knocked dead a man who was crossing the …

M7 promises zero tolerance to indiscipline in armed forces

The NRM will not tolerate misbehavior within the armed forces. President Yoweri Museveni has asked civilians to always report all soldiers and police personnel who misbehave. While speaking at the ongoing celebrations to mark 28 years of the NRM regime in Mayuge district, the president said that the current UPDF constitutes of disciplined people, so all ill-mannered officers must be fought. He has also asked the people in the eastern region to the embrace computerized population registration intended to among other things reduce criminal acts. He explained that that this will help address vote rigging come 2016. Meanwhile, over 111 people have been awarded medals for their contribution to the liberation of this country. Some of those who have received medals …