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Bus operators fails to resolve land dispute amicably

By Ruth Anderah The Uganda Bus Operators Association Investment Ltd, KCCA, city businessmen Drake Lubega and Mansur Yanga have failed to resolve their long standing conflicts out of court. All the parties have appeared before mediator Christopher Rukyalekera where Drake, Yanga and KCCA informed him that they are no longer interested in mediation. The mediator has decided to forward the case file to the High Court Land Division for trial. The bus operators led by their chairman Hajji Hamid Ssentongo are accusing Drake and Yanga for trespassing onto their land and constructing a building there. The land in dispute is located on plot 48-52 Nakivubo Road which measures approximately 0.550 hectares valued at 9 billion shillings. According to the document before …

Police committed to observe Human Rights

  By Prossy Kisakye   The Uganda Police Force has expressed commitment to work with Human Rights Defenders to observe human rights for all citizens. This was disclosed by the commissioner of police, John Kamya, Bwebajja police commandant at a national event to commemorate the International Human Rights Defenders Day in Kampala under the theme;“situating synergies towards protection of human rights defenders”. Kamya says the force has now set up a human rights committee that will handle concerns raised by human rights activists.    

Paraa ferry resumes operations

By Francis Mugerwa Paraa ferry in Murchison Falls National Park has resumed operations after water levels in River Nile receded. “The is to inform all that the Ferry at Paraa is now operational. We regret the inconveniences caused by the floods that had swept it to the ground” said Bashir Hangi, the Uganda wild life authority spokesperson. On Tuesday, water levels on River Nile raised and submerged the ferry docking point at Paraa Murchison Falls National Park. According to a witness, the flooding made it difficult for vehicles to enter the ferry. The ferry is mainly used by tourists crossing river Nile to view various tourist attractions River Nile burst its banks, cutting off Pakwach Bridge, the main gateway to …

Kampala minister ask city dwellers to change their voting locations

By Damali Mukhaye The minister of Kampala, Betty Kamya has asked all the traders residing and working in Kampala city to use the remaining five days for national voter register update to change their voting locations. Addressing journalists at media center, Kamya says that many people in Kampala working in the informal sector like street vendors, market vendors and bodaboda among others did not vote because their national IDs were showing their districts of origin hence they could not be allowed from Kampala. She says that out of the 1.3 million registered voters in Kampala in 2016 elections, only 580,000 Ugandans turned up to vote hence over 800,000 did not turn up. The Voter register update by the electoral commission …

Nambooze faults Ugandans for failure to fight for their country

By Ivan Ssenabulya Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament Betty Nambooze has blamed Ugandans for not fighting for their country and promoting peace and stability. The legislator says Ugandans have failed to stand up against all forms of injustice that is being reported in different parts of the country. She has also blamed the current political chaos and uncertainty on the lack of patriotic leaders. This is after former FDC’s presidential candidate Dr. KiizaBesigye complained about Ugandans who do not stand up to challenge the alleged evils of the NRM regime.