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Debate on Marriage & Divorce Bill deferred

The marriage and divorce bill has been deferred for three months. The speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga deferred the debate to allow MPs time to carry out further consultations. This is after the author of the bill Justice and Constitutional Affairs Minister Maj Gen. Kahinda Otafire said that MPs needed more time to explain the contents and implication of the legislation to the population. Otafire said that when he went for consultations he discovered that some people were totally ignorant about the bill while others had been misinformed. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has granted the request and agreed that even some MPs needed more sensitization on bill. The Marriage and Divorce Bill 2009 seeks to regulate issues of …

Another police post evicted over rent

Police officers are stranded after their work station was closed over rent. A land lord in Sembabule district has evicted a police post over accumulated rental arrears. Kyaabi police post at Kyabi village, Lugusuulu Sub County in Ssembabule District has been evicted from the building that housed it over failure to clear rental arrears amounting to Shs.12.5 million. In 2008, the Uganda Police Force signed an agreement with Veronica Olikiriza and Yasin Ssekalaala the owners of the building to accommodate Kyaabi Police Post in their 14 roomed building at the cost of 2.5 million shillings per year. Ssekalaala says the amount accumulated over a period of 4 years. He adds that despite constant notices sent since September last year they …

Invisible Children calls for resumption of CAR operations

The suspension of UPDF operations in the Central African Republic continues to draw mixed reactions from different individuals and organisations. The latest is from the Invisible Children – a non-government organization that seeks to put an end to the practices of the LRA. It warns that the suspension of UPDF operations in the CAR could hamper regional efforts against the Lord’s Resistance Army. Patrick Mundunga the regional technical advisor says the 3 year operations in CAR have reduced civilian killings by 90%. He is urging the Uganda government, African Union and United States to uphold their commitments to ending the LRA conflict. The UPDF and American Special Forces early this week suspended operations against the LRA rebels in the Central …

NRM Disciplinary Committee awaits CEC decision

The NRM disciplinary committee has finalized its work on the case of rebel MPs. According to the committee Chairperson Alhaji Moses Kigongo, they have come up with a decision but cannot give out details before presenting their findings to the party chairperson, President Yoweri Museveni. Kigongo says it is the president who will then call the central executive committee to discuss the findings. The committee sat for several hours at the Serena Hotel this morning waiting for the MPs to appear and clear their names in vain. The MPs including Wilfred Niwagaba, Barnabas Tinkasimire, Theodore Sekikubo and Muhammed Nsereko again snubbed the party’s disciplinary committee summons to appear on allegations of betraying the party. The MPs are accused of going …

DP’s Nabukenya arrested

Luweero Woman MP Brenda Nabukenya

The New Uganda Young Democrats president elect and Luweero district woman MP Brenda Nabukenya is arrested. She was picked up from Johnston Street in Kampala together with the suspended DP deputy spokesman, Paul Kakande. They were holding a press conference to release a list of new leaders in elections conducted at Ssebo Green Gardens last night. This has been confirmed Samuel Muyizi one of the leaders who is also in a building surrounded by police at London chambers Meanwhile the police spokesman Kampala metropolitan area, Ibin Ssenkumbi says that the arrested are being interrogated before charges can be preferred against them.