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Muntu’s mew formation awaits approval from EC.

By Damali Mukhaye. The launch of the new formation of the former forum for democratic change president Mugish Muntu awaits clearance from the electoral commission. Announcing the new formation Gen Muntu told the country recently that it would be launched before 25th of December when he broke away for FDC to form his own. Speaking to KFM, the new formation mobiliser Alice Alaso says that they handed in the signatures from across the country to the electoral commission, awaiting clearance before launching it. She says that they are optimistic that the EC will approve it before 25th so that they can launch it as had planned.

Dr. Nyanzi further remanded to Luzira

By Ruth Anderah. A makerere University  Researcher Dr. Stellah Nyanzi accused of attacking the privacy of the President Museveni and his late mother Esteri Kokundeka has been further remanded to Luzira prison. The case which had come up for hearing today was adjourned by a grade one magistrate at Buganda road Robert Mukanza in behalf of his colleague Gladys Kamasanyu who was reportedly away on official duties. Now Dr.Nyanzi is to return back to court on December 19th 2018 for the hearing of the case to kick off before a trial magistrate. Nyanzi charged with  2 counts of cyber harassment and offensive communication. Prosecution states  that Nyanzi between the 16th and 17th September 2018 with an intention of disturbing the …

Matembe Human Rights will never be achieved if there is no separation of power

By Ritah Kemigisa. The Former Ethics and Integrity Minister Miria Matembe has expressed fear that Human Rights in Uganda will never be achieved if there is no separation of power. Matembe argues that unless the executive stops interfering with activities of other arms of government like the Judiciary and the Legislature, violations of human rights will continue and the perpetrators will go unpunished. She cites an example of the report carried out by the parliament’s Human Rights committee which was allegedly watered down by the executive and yet victims especially women are up today still leaving in pain and need financial help. Matembe now says it is the responsibility of Ugandans to fight for the themselves to have the right …

DP makes U turn, back in IPOD meeting

BY PAUL TAJUBA. ptajuba@ug.nationmedia.com The Democratic Party has confirmed it will attend the Inter- party Organisation for Dialogue (Ipod) summit set for this week. DP president Nobert Mao told the daily monitor last evening that “it was the party’s decision to engage” in the talks despite being skeptical about whether the resolution that will be agreed upon in the summit will be implemented. Last week, the party had joined their Opposition counterparts, Forum for Democratic Change party, to reject attending such a meeting where Museveni, the NRM chairman is expected to attend. Kenneth Kakande, the DP spokesperson, told journalists during a weekly press conference in Kampala last week that they cannot hold talks with NRM because they have lost the …

M7 to announce new anti-graft control measures

By Ritah Kemigisa. President Yoweri Museveni is today expected to announce new methods of fighting corruption as Uganda commemorates the international Anti-Corruption day. The day celebrated worldwide yesterday will be celebrated in Uganda today with main celebrations at the Kololo airstrip where the president is expected as chief guest. Speaking at the launch of the anti-corruption a week ago, the inspector General of government Irene Mulyagonja called for the expeditious establishment of the leadership code tribunal if they are to fully investigate and punish corrupt public officials. Museveni later blamed the weak laws for perpetrating corruption among public officials who go unpunished. The World Economic Forum estimates that the cost of corruption is at least 5% of global gross domestic …