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Olara Otunnu released

UPC President Dr Olara Otunnu has been released on court bond, along side several opposition figures. Otunnu and 19 others were charged with inciting violence and disobeying lawful orders by the police. The 19 include, Busiro East MP elect Ibrahim Semuju Nganda, Nandala Mafaabi the chairperson of Parliament’s Public Accounts Committee. Their lawyers included Peter Walubiri, Erias Lukwago and Abdul Katuntu. They all appeared before Nakawa chief Charles Sserubuga. The suspects are expected back to court on 12th May. Otunnu and his co-accused were arrested as they walked along Jinja Road, in the on going Walk to Work Campaign, against the increased cost of living.

Interpol to investigate Iraq workers’abuse

Government has sought the services of the International Police to investigate claims of abuse of women working in Iraq. Reports of the abuse came to light last week after one of the international media highlighted accounts of how Ugandan women who were allegedly sent to the country by Uganda Veterans Development were being mistreated in their respective workstations. The State Minister in charge of Labor, Emmanuel Otaala reveals to KFM that government is concerned about the claims and is investigating the matter to ensure the safety of its citizens in foreign land. Otaala says this is not the first time that the allegations have cropped up and the ministry will take action against the company if it is proved that …

Interpol to investigate Iraq workers’abuse

Government has sought the services of the International Police to investigate claims of abuse of women working in Iraq. Reports of the abuse came to light last week after one of the international media highlighted accounts of how Ugandan women who were allegedly sent to the country by Uganda Veterans Development were being mistreated in their respective workstations. The State Minister in charge of Labor, Emmanuel Otaala reveals to KFM that government is concerned about the claims and is investigating the matter to ensure the safety of its citizens in foreign land. Otaala says this is not the first time that the allegations have cropped up and the ministry will take action against the company if it is proved that …

Cabinet to discuss new ministries today

Cabinet meets today to discuss, among other things, the creation of six new portfolios slated for President Museveni’s next team in May. This follows the appointment by president Museveni of the Presidency Minister Dr Beatrice Wabudeya, to the position of Minister for the Capital City in accordance with the Kampala City Act 2010. Also appointed is Jennifer Musisi who becomes the Executive Director for Kampala City. Six other new positions will be included in President Museveni’s next Cabinet as he attempts to consolidate key areas of interest. They will include a ministry in charge of Kampala Affairs, a ministry in charge of Teso Affairs, a ministry in charge of Bunyoro Affairs, a ministry for Petroleum and Gas, a Tourism Ministry …

IGG extends wealth declaration deadline

The Inspector General of Government has extended the deadline for civil servants to declare their wealth. The deadline for the declaration as per the Leadership Code fell today, 31th March 2011. The IGG Rapheal Bakku has now extended the deadline to 30th April 2011. Bakku has told KFM that the law allows his office the discretion to extend the deadline to give chance to those who have not complied with the directive . Baku says several civil servants have turned for the exercise today and those still expected include, the president Vice President, 20 members of parliament, political party leaders, and heads of tertiary institutions. He adds that unlike the earlier exercises, the inspectorate has received overwhelming response from the …