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FDC suspend nationwide campaigns

By Damali Mukhaye. The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has suspended its nationwide tours over alleged police brutality. The FDC had last weekend resumed its nationwide campaigns in West Nile region, however, all their meetings were blocked by police. The party also earlier boycotted the Inter-party Organisation for Dialogue summit citing police brutality meted against its members. Now the party president Patrick Amuriat tells KFM that they cannot continue with their meetings under such circumstances. He says they are yet to meet to forge away forward.

Kadaga asks media to promote Uganda’s Image

By Ritah Kemigisa. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has asked the media to promote the country’s image in the run up to the 64th Common wealth Parliamentary Conference to be hosted by Uganda in September this year. She told journalists this morning that this is a great opportunity for Uganda to showcase her heritage and beauty at the conference that is being hosted for the second time since independence. Over 1000 guests are expected from the 54 commonwealth member countries to benchmark for democratic legislative processes. Kadaga says the focus of the conference will be on issues relating to separation of power which many commonwealth countries are still grappling with. Also to be discussed is Climate change, innovations, youth unemployment …

Kadaga not happy with Bugoma forest judgement

By Ivan Ssenabulya. The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga has faulted the judiciary over their judgment on Bugoma forest which made government lose he bid to save the forest. The High Court rejected the application to halt the destruction of 22 square kilometers of Bugoma Forest in Hoima District, ruling that the land belongs to Hoima Sugar Limited and Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom. The land is being cleared to pave way for sugarcane growing. On Friday, Masindi High Court Judge Wilson Masalu Musene dismissed an application in which the National Forestry Authority (NFA) had sought a temporary order halting the move. Kadaga says courts should be concerned about the issues of protecting the environment.

Catholic Church in fresh demands for Namugongo celebration pledges

BY TOBBIAS JOLLY OWINY Over a month after Martyrs’ Day celebrations, the Catholic Church is asking its faithful and well-wishers to fulfill pledges they made for preparation of the annual event. The Uganda Martyrs’ Day celebration is held annually on 3rd June every year and this year was animated by Gulu Archdiocese. Gulu Archdiocese’ central organizing committee for the celebrations had Shs900m budget but was forced to secure other services on credit and omit several others after it only realized Shs640m in cash. Now Archbishop John Baptist Odama urged believers to honor their pledges amounting to 30m shillings to enable the diocese clear the huge debts.    

Maj Gen Lokech appointed UPDF Air chief of staff

   By Ritah Kemigisa President Yoweri Museveni has appointed Maj Gen Paul Lokech as the new UPDF Air Force Chief of Staff. According to the major transfers announced last evening, Lokech who has been the commandant of Uganda Rapid Deployment Capability Centre (URDCC) in Jinja will replace Maj. Gen James Birungi. Birungi was appointed as the Special Forces commander two weeks ago. Meanwhile Brig. Winston Byaruhanga has been appointed as the new commandant for the Junior Staff College in Jinja while Brig Bob Ojik has been appointed as the deputy boss of the senior staff and command college, Kimaka. Maj Gen Lokech once served as the Commander of the Uganda contingent to Somalia and also served as part of Uganda’s …