Last of riot suspects released

The High Court has released the last of the suspects arrested over the 2009 riots, over the failure by the prosecution to prove its case against them. The 11 had been charged with terrorism, having been accused of setting Natete police station ablaze. Justice Ralph Ochan singled 3reasons for dismissal of the charges, including the …

Kadaga warns on youth funds

The Speaker of Parliament Rebbecca Kadaga has expressed concern over the conditions set for youths to access the funds offered by government. Government allocated 25 billion shillings to the youths this year, with the money channeled through different banks for creation of employment opportunities. Speaking during a National Consultative Meeting on the Youth Venture Capital …

Nurses appeal on equipment

As Uganda waits to join the rest of the world in marking the International Nurses and Midwifery Day, government is urged to offer more materials for use in the hospital labor wards. The President of the Nurses and Midwifery Association, Lt. Birabwa Kiwanuka says basic materials like gloves are missing in many hospitals exposing midwives …

Police names breast grabbing officer

The police boss Lt. Gen. Kale Kaihura has apologized over the controversial arrest of the FDC’s Ingrid Turinawe and said the implicated officer will face the Police court for trial. The police have today formally released the identity of the implicated officer as Woman Constable Irene Alinda. Kaihura says Alinda will be tried before court …

Outcry over roads in Karamoja

A group of NRM MPs from Karamoja region have threatened to quit the party over the poor state of roads in their constituencies. This comes as parliament continues to review the budget frame work paper whose recommendations will be sent the president for approval before the reading of the national budget next month. Addressing the …