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Conjoined twins now have pneumonia

The conjoined twins at Mulago hospital have pneumonia. The Hospital Spokesperson Enoch Kusaasira says doctors have established that the babies are suffering from pneumonia and have challenges breathing. The babies are however receiving treatment at the intensive care unit. The twins were born in Ngora district and transferred to Mulago hospital for treatment. They first contracted flu and cough, before the condition worsened. Tests conducted earlier by the doctors indicated that each of the babies has their own heart, although they are in the same sack. They also have separate spines. Tests on them have however been halted to allow them recover. Their mother Faith Okiri died during delivery earlier this month.    

Fund local gov’ts; Kagame

Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwandan president Paul Kagame is urging governments in the Common Wealth countries to increase funding to local governments for improved service delivery. Referring to Rwanda as a case study, Kagame said local governments are the engines of effective service delivery to the people hence the need for more funding. The president made the call while addressing delegates attending the Commonwealth Local Government conference at the Speke Resort Munyonyo. The summit that ends tomorrow is running under the theme, “Developmental local government, putting local Government at the heart of Development”  

Rebel MPs fight on in Court

The four MPs recently expelled from the NRM Party have joined the Attorney General in challenging a petition filed by fellow MP Saleh Kamba. This is after the Attorney General agreed to their application seeking to join the petition as co-respondents. MP Kamba went to Court challenging the decision taken by Speaker Rebecca Kadaga, in which she declined to evict the MPs from Parliament following their expulsion from the party. The MPs in the application argued that they needed to be party to the case because the outcome of the petition could affect them directly. Three Court of Appeal judges led by  Justice Augustine Nshiimye, ruled in their favor since there was no objection to the application. The expelled MPs …

Monitor journalists; spend day 3 at the CID

Monitor journalists at CID

The story of the three journalists summoned to the CID is taking a new twist. The police have now secured a court order compelling the journalists to produce a copy of the letter published in the Daily monitor. The letter was written by the Coordinator of Intelligence Services Gen. David Sejusa calling for investigations into reports of planned assassination of army officers opposed to the “Muhoozi project”. The three journalists include the Acting Managing Editor Don Wanyama, and reporters Risdel Kasaasira and Richard Wanambwa. However according to Don Wanyama, this will be challenged in court. Wanyama says journalists have a right to protect the sources of their information. The journalists were today appearing at the CID for the third time.

Counseling for Kasese flood victims

More support is going to the Kasese floods victims. The Uganda Red Cross Society has now embarked on provision of psycho-social support to the traumatized families. A team of Red Cross psycho-social support experts are in Kasese to train 30 volunteers. The Society Spokesperson Catherine Ntabadde says the counseling and psycho-social support will be provided to displaced people in camps. Ntabadde says although the floods have been controlled, survivors are still facing a lot of challenges ranging from the shortage of safe water, medication, food and shelter among others. The displaced families were placed in three camps of Kasese Primary School, Nkaiga Primary School and Bugoye Primary School and all have a total of 4905 people.