One killed and another injured during a robbery in Nsangi

By Robert Segawa

Thugs raided Green harrow hard ware in Kitemu Nsangi municipality Wakiso district killed one local guard and removed one eye of second one before they took off with unspecified amount of cash.
The deceased has been identified as Phillip Olyekuri 28 year residents of Kitemu .

Police also identified the one lost his eye as Robert Masende as and him to rushed to hospital.

According to Ali Kakooza officer in charge Nsangi police station the thugs stormed the hardware during last night’s heavy downpour and beat up the guard’s injured one left other dead and after took off with cash.

Police visited the scene and the body has been rushed to Mulago hospital for postmortem.

People with disabilities say inclusion is still work in progress

By Deo Wasswa

The National Union of Persons with Disability in Uganda is concerned that government ministry, agencies and departments are still slow in implementing inclusive planning and financing especially with persons with disabilities.

According  to the recent report by equal opportunities commission, many of the government agencies and departments didn’t adhere to the proposal of inclusive planning and implementation of their programs hence leaving many behind.

Addressing the media at Hotel Africana in Kampala,  the executive director NUDIPU Ngirabakunzi Edwin explains that this must change for the better of this nation.

African nations urged to embrace unity

By Deo Wasswa

Samia Yaba Nkuruma, the daughter of Ghana’s First president Dr. Nkwame Nkuluma says the only solution that can see Africa thrive economically is by having a political unity among African governments.

According to her, since African countries obtained their respective independence,   all African countries have not moved anywhere towards achieving political unit.

She was speaking during a high level dialogue among African leaders and stakeholders at Sheraton hotel Kampala organised under the theme ‘’ Positioning Africa for The 21st century.
At the same event, the deputy speaker Jacob Oulanyah noted that if Africa is to register democracy and development we need to reorganize and revise our strategies away from the colonial targets.
Oulanya explains that Africa is challenged by the colonial legacy that he claims has tied it for many years and that it is high time to think as independent Africa but not subjects of the colonial masters.

Youth encouraged to adopt good work ethics

By Moses Kidandi
Youth across the country have been urged to adopt good morals and work Ethics as a tool to getting better results at work.
Japanese Ambassador to Uganda H.E. Kazuaki Kameda made the remarks while speaking at July activities to raise awareness on work cultures and ethics at work places across the country.
Its the second time Uganda is observing work culture and Ethics day which has started in Kampala and spreading across the country.
Norah Njuba Bwaya the chairperson of the Institute of work culture and Ethics says the campaign on work Ethics is aimed at having good morals and  working relations at work for effective delivery of goods and services.

Police deploys ahead of Buganda Kingdom coronation celebrations

By Robert Segawa

Police has  been deployed heavily ahead of the 25th Buganda Kingdom Jubilee celebrations at Lubiri palace in Mengo.

The deployed officers most of whom are under the Kampala Metropolitan police  include Traffic officers, operations, Field Force unit , canine, Counter terrorism and crime intelligence personnel.

In the deployment meeting which was held last week by the commanders of the various units in Kampala Metropolitan police and the security team from Buganda Kingdom all officers have already been briefed.

Some of the officers especially crime Intelligence and Counter terrorism personnel have already taken position at and around the Lubiri Palace.

According to the Kampala Metropolitan Police Commander Moses Kafeero, the celebrants who will be in thousands ought to be security alert and to inform the police in case of any suspicions.

Justice Elizabeth Musoke delivers her independent judgment

By Sania Babirye

Justice Elizabeth Musoke is the second justice to deliver her independent judgement in the ongoing consolidated presidential age limit constitutional petition ruling taking place at Mbale high court.

Like justice Barishaki Cheborion, Justice Musoke that it was unconstitutional for the MPs to extend their term in office from five to  seven years and that of the local government councils.
Justice Musoke has explained that the move defeats the will of the people to elect their own leaders.

Justice Musoke has also concurred with fellow justice Barishaki that the speaker acted within her mandate to expel the the 25 MPs since they were acting in unacceptable manner.

However Justice Musoke says the armed forces at the invitation of the sergeant of arms was reasonable while evicting the expelled MPs and that the military presence did not cause any panic.
She supports speaker’s decision to expel the 25 Mps and the use of reasonable force by armed forces to evict the said Mps who had engaged them selves in an exceptionally unusual behavior. She adds that the presence of Militarily did not cause any panic to the house since business in the house  went back tò normal when the bill was being passed.
She also says that there was no financial implication on the consolidated fund since its budget was neutral .

Justice Musoke however rules that the presence of the military police /UPDF was uncalled for and unjustified and that parliament security should have contained the violence by itself.

 On the issue of removal of the age limit, Justice Musoke says that parliament acted in its mandate since such provisions are entrenched.
Justice Musoke has explained that although the removal of the age limit might lead to the incumbent to over  stay  in power, the citizens have powers to either vote him back or throw him out.
She has also awarded costs to the petitooners because the petition partly succeeded,involved extensive research.
Justice Kenneth Kakuru is currently reading his individual judgement.
The petitioners nerd at least three justiced out of the five to have their petition successful.

USAID $32.8 M program to improve health facilities in Lango sub region

By Gloria Nakiyimba
The people of Lango sub region have a reason to smile following the launch of  a five year  $32.8 million program that will provided better health services in nine districts.
The USAID Regional Health Integration to Enhance Services in Northern Uganda program was launched on Thursday by the United States government and the Government of Uganda
USAID country Director, Joachim Parker says    the program will focus on maternal and neonatal child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, nutrition, water, sanitation, and hygiene.
“Whether it is controlling the spread of HIV, ensuring that new mothers and babies receive proper healthcare, or building stronger and more effective health systems, the United States invests in Uganda to see its people live up to their full potential”  said  Parker.
Under the program USAID will design and implement health system strengthening strategies to scale up high-impact, evidence-based interventions at the national, sub-regional, district, and community levels.
Districts to benefit from the program are   Alebtong, Amolatar, Apac, Lira, Oyam, Dokolo, Kole, Otuke, and Kwania.
This program will enhance health by increasing districts’ capacity to apply proven best practices and services the people in the districts.
According to a statement from the US Embassy in Kampala, the program  will also promote the adoption of healthy behaviors by raising awareness of the importance of reducing delays in seeking care and lower sociocultural barriers to service uptake.
By leveraging and linking resources, the program will improve commodity access, promote effective operation and maintenance of infrastructure and equipment, and improve management and governance of health services.

Jennifer Musisi cautions those vandalizing street lights

By Robert Segawa

Kampala Capital City Authority executive director Jennifer Musisi has asked residents in area’s where the authority constructing roads to report those destroying street lights as a contribution towards that development.

Speaking to the journalists during tours of road construction project in Nakawa division Musisi said construction of roads in all divisions of Kampala being completed with just few under construction due to compensation issues.

She warned those vandalizing street lights authority will be dealt with.

Nile breweries donates nutri kits to Mwana mugimu nutrition unit

By Daudi Zirimala

The Nile Breweries has donated Nutrition kits alongside solar panel unit worth 60 million shillings to Mwana Mugimu Nutrition Unit at Mulago Hospital to promote nutrition among women and Children.

While handing over these nutri kits and mosquitoes nets, the Nile breweries Legal and Corporate affairs Director Onapito Ekolomoit said that, the kits contain a rich variety of nutrients such as soya, silver fish, ground nuts to cater for children’s basic nutritional needs.

He says Nile breweries through its Nutri-Kit Project based on the reports in Mulago hospital that malnutrition is a major public concern yet proper nutrition is essential to ensure the growth, health and development of children to their full potential.

Childhood malnutrition is a direct cause of 35 t0 55 percent of all childhood deaths making it urgency to prevent and address the problem.

Employee of land probe sent to jail over corruption

By Sania Babirye
An employee with the commission of inquiry into land matters working as a Statistician   has been  charged of corruption  by the anti corruption court.
Wilfred Nsubuga has appeared before Grade One Magistrate Peter Fred Lachomin and pleaded not guilty to three counts of  Abuse of  Office, Corruption and unauthorized Disclosure of Information contrary to  the Computer Misuse Act.
According to prosecution,  between February and July this 2018 ,  Nsubuga while in performance of his duties at the Land Probe Commission where he is charged with developing and managing the complaints Data Base, in abuse of his authority disclosed confidential information on  two file numbers registered at the Commission,  with the aim of helping the complainants to have their files expeditiously resolved in their favour, by the Commission of Inquiry into Land Matters.
He has been remanded to luzira prison until the 26th of this week as investigations into the case continues according to a prosecutor from the IGGs office Thomas Okoth.