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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 …

AU slashes Pan African Parliament budget

  By Ritah Kemigisa The African Union (AU) has slashed the Pan African Parliament (PAP) budget for the 2020 financial year by US$4 million (about shillings 14.8 billion). Only US$16.4M has been approved out of the US$20.7 M PAP had requested and passed during its May 2019 plenary sitting in South Africa. The cuts will affect staff costs, missions, communications, procurement, stationery, bank charges, capital expenditure and the programme budget. Uganda’s James Kakooza has asked the Pan African Parliament to improve on its financial and management practice as seen from various reports on the institution. The programme budget covers parliamentary sessions, statutory and non-statutory meetings, conference for Speakers and climate change among others.

UPDF starts registration of veterans, crime preventers

  By Yahudu Kitunzi The Uganda People’s Defense Force (UPDF) has launched a country wide registration and documentation of retired soldiers and crime preventers in bid to form a reserve force. The UPDF’s Commander of the Reserve Force, Lt Gen Charles Otema Awany, says the exercise, which kicks off from the eastern and Karamoja regions is a presidential directive. Lt Gen Otema was speaking at the launch of documentary exercises of UPDF veterans, auxiliary forces, Amuka, Arrow boys, former crime preventers in the Eastern region at Wash and Wills hotel in Mbale town. He says that after the registration process, they will embark on teaching them about crime detection and reporting to the concerned security agencies in their respective areas. …

Uganda MP appointed to IPU

By Ben Jumbe Rukungiri Municipality Member of Parliament Ronald Mugume has been  appointed on the inter-parliamentary union (IPU) committee of Democracy and Human rights. Addressing delegates at the ongoing 141st Inter-parliamentary Assembly in Belgrade Serbia, Mugume said that  there is need for cooperation between the government, opposition and civil society in the respective countries if the countries are to move forward in fulfilling citizens agendas. Mugume called on legislators to find a long lasting solution to corruption which is rampant in many countries. Mugume told legislators that there is need to have funding in place to support activities of the youth, women, elderly and people with disabilities.