Majority inmates in prison because of sexual and gender violence -Byamukama

By Robert Segawa

The president of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) Mr Nathan Byamukama has said 60 percent of the number of inmates in Prisons around the country are detained on  charges of sexual and gender based violence.

Mr Byamukama said the increasing number of inmates on gender based related cases stems from low conviction by the Judiciary in Uganda. He adds that because of the poor laws in place you find lack of evidence in such cases leads to case backlogs in the courts of law making victims and witnesses loosing interest in the cases leading to prisoners in sexual and gender based cases spending more time in the prisons awaiting hearing.

Byamukama made the remarks during a one day training regional training facility on prevention and suppression of sexual and gender based violence in the great lakes region held in Munyonyo.

Cancer institute warns public against extortionists

By Moses Kidandi

The Uganda cancer institute has warned the public against extortionists .The institute says treatment of Ugandans comprising of  radiotherapy, surgery and palliative care at the cancer institute are free of charge.

This follows a recent report from a whistle blower that exposed doctors who were extorting money from patients.

Christine Namulindwa the spokesperson of the cancer institute is how ever urging the general public  to seek & utilize the free services at no cost.

Besigye speaks to journalist about current state of affairs

Former president of the Forum for Democratic Change party Dr.Kizza Besigye has said, their team led by Lord mayor Erias Lukwago will go to Gulu to join the rest to seek justice for detained members of parliament. ” We have seen photos of Hon.Zaake and we haven’t seen the rest but we ask that these members be taken to competent health facilities  either in the country or out of the country where they can attain better medical attention.” said Dr Besigye.

Besigye further explains that having these members tried in court martial which is subordinate to president Museveni is unrealistic.

He mentioned that the main inciter of violence is the ruling National resistance  movement junta and shouldn’t not transfer their responsibility to others.

Besigye also said that every thing happening shows the powerlessness of parliament which is supposed to  overlook all the other bodies in Government.

Bryan White summoned over Mercedes Benz debt

By Sania Babirye
City socialite Brian Kirumira commonly known as  Bryn White has been summoned by the commercial court  to defend himself on alleged failure to clear a 500million Uganda shillings  debt on his Mercedes Benz cross country car  Registration number UBA   063J.
This is after a one  Alex  Binyenda dragged Bryn white to court in July this year accusing him of failing to pay all the 900million shillings for the Benz he had sold to him on the 15th of May  this same year.
Binyende claims that out of the 260,000 US dollars, Bryn White only paid 100,000 US dollars equivalent to only 300 million Uganda shillings living a balance of 160,000 US dollars.
 Binyende further claims that his efforts to have Bryn White clear the remaining  500million shillings for the car in his possession have proved futile forcing him to seek legal redress.
  He is now seeking court to order Bryn White  to clear the balance at a 25% interest claiming that  Bryn White  has deprived him  of his right to use his money since May.
Commercial court  Deputy  registrar Festo Nsenga has now ordered Bryn white to appear in court within 10 days to defend himself.
The Mercedes Benz was also impounded by police after the security operatives raided Bryn white’s home accusing him of acquiring the Benz through fraudulent means.

Opposition politicians held in connection with death on Bobi Wine’s driver

Opposition politicians who were arrested on Monday night  in Arua Municipality are being held in connection to the shooting of Member of Parliament Robert Kyagulanyi’s driver  Yasin Kawuma.

The politicians some of whom police claim were found armed with pistols at the time of arrest include;  Gerald Karuhanga, MP Jinja East Paul Mwiru, MP Mityana Municipality Francis Zaake, former MP Micheal Mabike and candidate Kasiano Wadri.

Police spokesperson Emilian Kayima while briefing the media at police headquarters said investigations will tell who exactly fired the bullet that killed Kawuma  between us and the people arrested since some of them were found with fire arms.

Kawuma was shot dead while sitting in Kyagulanyi’s car around hotel Pacific.

Arua gets new District Police commander ahead of by election

By Robert Segawa

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has this evening transferred the District Police Commander (DPC) Arua over Monday’s attack on the Presidential motorcade.

DPC Abbas Ssenyonjo has been transferred to Masaka District with Immediate effect in a message signed by the Director Human Resource Administration Moses Balimwoyo .

Ssenyonjo has been replaced by the DPC Masaka Henry Kintu .

The following officers have been transferred with immediate effect, Ssenyonjo who was in charge of the security of Arua Municipality during Monday’s final campaign but is alleged to have failed to control the crowds hence leading to an attack and obstruction of the Presidential Motorcade as security forces including police and the Special Force Command (SFC) tried to disperse the crowds wearing colors believed to be of supporters of independent candidate Kasiano Wadri.

During the scuffle, four people are said to have been shot with  one dying on the spot. Yasin Kawuma a driver to Member of parliament Robert Kyagulanyi alias Bobi wine was shot dead while seated in Bobi Wine’s vehicle around hotel Pacific in Arua Town.

Police warns politicians against disrupting Arua elections

By Robert Segawa

Police has promised to deal with politicians who have been ferried to disrupt Arua by elections .

The deputy police spokesperson Patrick Onyango says that the police has got information that supporters and other politicians have been ferried to Arua municipality with intention of intimidating and disrupting voting which will be held on Wednesday to fill the vacant position of the area MP.

He says that police and sister agencies  have been well equipped and  and deployed in hot spots  to secure the by election. He assures members of public and other area’s will be secured effectively.

Museveni urges Ugandans to utilize their human resources while they live

By Gloria Nakiyimba
President Museveni, has  challenged Ugandans to be very conscious of their health issues to live longer so that they exploit fully their talents, knowledge and other human resources before passing on.
The president made the remarks today during a funeral service of Yona Namawa Waphakhabulo  who succumbed to a bacterial infection that attacked his heart before spreading to his lungs.
A funeral service was held on Friday at All Saint’s Cathedral Nakasero in Kampala and it was led by Rev. Canon  Godfrey Byarugaba.
“I always have problems at funeral functions like this one. People repeatedly say God called the person that has died. I am not happy about it. Has God run short of company,”  the president said.
Mr. Namawa  passed on at Platinum Medical Centre in Kampala last Monday aged 46 years old.
He was son to former Parliamentary Speaker, late James Francis Wambogo Wapakhabulo and Ambassador Angelina Wapakhabulo.

KCCA bans fuel tank trucks in the city center during day

By Robert Segawa

The Kampala Capital City Authority wants fuel tanks to stop accessing the central business area of Kampala during working hours. The executive director KCCA Jenifer Musisi says the fuel tank can cause serious risks of fire outbreak that could lead to loss of life and property.

Musisi says the risk is based on too much congestion in the central business during the day. She further says fuel tank should only access the city at night when business in city is slow to avoid such risks.

African Cities: Kampala to invest in Cable Car transportation.

Kampala Capital City authority is looking for 200 million US Dollars to embark on the project to introduce cable cars in a bid to decongest the city of traffic.

“We conducted a feasibility study for cable cars in Kampala and we discovered that it is viable and so we are looking for money to run a pilot project. We are actually very composed and we think it is something that can happen in Kampala”  KCCA spokes person Peter Kauju told Capital reporter.

 

Kampala Capital City authority is looking for 200 million US Dollars to embark on the project to introduce cable cars in a bid to decongest the city of traffic. “We conducted a feasibility study for cable cars in Kampala and we discovered that it is viable and so we are looking for money to run a pilot project. We are actually very composed and we think it is something that can happen in Kampala”  KCCA spokes person Peter Kauju told Capital reporter. uju says under the pilot project, cable cars will run from Bwaise in Kawempe division to the new taxi park in the city center. It’s against this backdrop that Kampala Capital City Authority is organizing an investors’ roundtable conference for September to devise ways to fund the project. “We are making preparations for an investors’ conference to see how we can come up with the financing method or possibility for this project to happen” Kauju said. Kauju says they have contacted several companies that can provide the service of installing cable cars in the city. Cable cars are popular tourist means of transport in the French city of Grenoble. These round gondola lifts with clear glass sides gives one a bird’s eye view of the city. They could be new tourist attractions in Kampala as tourists would have a clear view of the city on the seven hills from the sky. French POMA company ; who are experts in ropeway transport are have been in talks with the authorities in Kampala over a possibility of introducing cable cars in the city as the best solution to transportation without creating congestion. Medhi Caillis the commercial officer for Africa zone says using high technology, 5000 people can be transported per hour using cable transport system that is very fast in terms of speed. Depending on the size of the cabin and speed, the car can take between6-12 people every 10-15 seconds. The system once put in place it would not have any conflict with other traffic users since it is installed in space. According to Caillis, cable system can be installed within 12-18 months making it cheaper. The company cable cars are responsible for transporting 6.5 million passengers per hour in different cities where the company enjoys a worldwide presence. With a worldwide presence in more than 80 countries in western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and NewZealand, POMA produces 50 lifts every year accounting for a total of 8000 lifts in five continents. Some of the advantages of using cable cars are that they give a high level of passenger safety, they do not emit fumes, use clean electricity contributing little to air pollution, operate in a quiet manner saving the public from noise pollution and can serve challenging terrain. They require less time and money to implement. To have cable cars running little land is required and there is no need to excavate the ground. However, much as cable cars provide high quality transport experience, they don’t serve many passengers as a bus or a taxi would or better yet a train. A cable car service could be disrupted due to bad weather especially extreme winds since they are pulled by cables that are elevated from one tower to another. Reporter: Gloria Nakiyimba

Kampala Capital City authority is looking for 200 million US Dollars to embark on the project to introduce cable cars in a bid to decongest the city of traffic.

“We conducted a feasibility study for cable cars in Kampala and we discovered that it is viable and so we are looking for money to run a pilot project.

We are actually very composed and we think it is something that can happen in Kampala”  KCCA spokes person Peter Kauju told Capital reporter. uju says under the pilot project, cable cars will run from Bwaise in Kawempe division to the new taxi park in the city center.

It’s against this backdrop that Kampala Capital City Authority is organizing an investors’ roundtable conference for September to devise ways to fund the project.

“We are making preparations for an investors’ conference to see how we can come up with the financing method or possibility for this project to happen” Kauju said.

Kauju says they have contacted several companies that can provide the service of installing cable cars in the city.

Cable cars are popular tourist means of transport in the French city of Grenoble. These round gondola lifts with clear glass sides gives one a bird’s eye view of the city. They could be new tourist attractions in Kampala as tourists would have a clear view of the city on the seven hills from the sky.

French POMA company ; who are experts in ropeway transport are have been in talks with the authorities in Kampala over a possibility of introducing cable cars in the city as the best solution to transportation without creating congestion.

Medhi Caillis the commercial officer for Africa zone says using high technology, 5000 people can be transported per hour using cable transport system that is very fast in terms of speed. Depending on the size of the cabin and speed, the car can take between6-12 people every 10-15 seconds. The system once put in place it would not have any conflict with other traffic users since it is installed in space.

According to Caillis, cable system can be installed within 12-18 months making it cheaper. The company cable cars are responsible for transporting 6.5 million passengers per hour in different cities where the company enjoys a worldwide presence.

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With a worldwide presence in more than 80 countries in western and Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa, South America, Australia and NewZealand, POMA produces 50 lifts every year accounting for a total of 8000 lifts in five continents.

Some of the advantages of using cable cars are that they give a high level of passenger safety, they do not emit fumes, use clean electricity contributing little to air pollution, operate in a quiet manner saving the public from noise pollution and can serve challenging terrain. They require less time and money to implement.

To have cable cars running little land is required and there is no need to excavate the ground. However, much as cable cars provide high quality transport experience, they don’t serve many passengers as a bus or a taxi would or better yet a train. A cable car service could be disrupted due to bad weather especially extreme winds since they are pulled by cables that are elevated from one tower to another.

Reporter: Gloria Nakiyimba