Lokodo to summon Muzaata over Kenzo

  By Arthur Arnold Wadero The Minister for Ethics and Integrity, Fr Simon Lokodo has said his ministry will summon Sheikh Nuhu Muzaata over the remarks he made about local musician Mr Edrisa Musuuza, best known as Eddy Kenzo. The Minister says Sheikh Muzaata should have been parental and responsible with his words rather than lashing out at “his son”. Fr. Lokodo has also condemned the Sheikh’s attack on Kenzo saying it is not befitting of him as a religious leader. Our efforts to reach Sheikh Muzaata for a comment were futile as our repeated calls went unanswered. While at the introduction ceremony of Ms Rema Namakula alias, Rema, Sheikh Muzaata without mentioning names, is alleged to have referred to …

ICT minister proposes free internet for universities

  By Juliet Nalwooga The minister for Information Communication and Technology Frank Tumwebaze has proposed the provision of free internet and Wifi for education institutions and government agencies. He made the remarks while launching the 5th edition of a two-day national conference on communications at Makerere University under the theme, “Harnessing Opportunities in Emerging Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) Technologies” Tumwebaze says enhancing connectivity is now an important tool for effective learning and development. He says he is yet to meet with the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC) officials over the same. Meanwhile the Acting Manager, Communication and International Relations at the university, Dr. Muhammad Kiggundu Musoke welcomed the proposal saying having free internet in all corners of the campus is long …

Five arrested for hiding children from Measles-rubella immunisation.

Child being immunised

By Damali Mukhaye. At least five people in Kamuli district have been arrested by police for allegedly hiding their children from the ongoing national wide measles -rubella immunisation campaign. The District Health Officer, Moses Lyagona says they visited one school in Bugulumbya village with an enrollment of 100 pupils, but there was no one. He says they then resorted to a door-to-door method but to their dismay, some parents had hidden their children under the bed. He says other children have been sent away from their homes until the exercise is done as he explains.

Enanga defends family land before Bamugemereire

By Ruth Anderah. The police spokesperson Fred Enanga has denied using police resources to evict people from their family land located in Oreta village, Amui parish – Akokoro sub-county in Apac district. He was this morning appearing before the commission of inquiry into land matters to defend himself on allegations that he and his father George Echonga grabbed clan land situated in Apac district. 46 year old Enanga says he was born on the disputed land in 1973 and that the land belonged to his grandfather Enos Okabo. Enanga asked the commission chaired by Justice Catherine Bamugemereire to investigate the issue deeply and visit the disputed land to establish the facts on the ground. Earlier last week Enanga’s grandfather Naphtali …

5 arrested for “sabotaging” measles immunisation

  By Benjamin Jumbe & Damali Mukhaye At least five people in Kamuli District have been arrested by police for allegedly hiding their children from the ongoing nation wide measles-rubella immunisation campaign. The District Health Officer, Moses Lyagoba says they visited one school in Bugulumbya village with an enrollment of over 100 pupils but were shocked to find there was no one. He says they then resorted to a door-to-door method but to their dismay, some parents had hidden their children under the bed. Lyagoba says other children had reportedly been sent away from their homes until the exercise is done. Meanwhile, the Uganda Paediatric Association has joined the ministry of health to re-assure the public about the safety of …