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People Power meeting in Kyankwanzi blocked by police

By Ivan Ssenabulya Police in Kyankwanzi district has fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse a meeting that had been organised of supporters of the People Power pressure group at Ntwentwe. The meeting had been organized to launch the movement’s district youth coordinators, tasked to mobilize members participate in the national voters’ register update. Police stormed the venue, arresting some of the organizers for allegedly holding an illegal meeting that was not cleared the Inspector General of Police Police remains heavily deployed in the Ntwentwe and other parts of Kyankwanzi district.

People’s government drags EC to court

By Moses Ndhaye The leaders of the People’s Government – a political pressure group-have dragged the Electoral Commission to court over limiting days of voter registration. Former Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) presidential candidate also leader of the outfit Dr.Kiiza Besigye says the suit also seeks to have the commission chairperson Justice Simon Byabakama step down because he has never resigned from his job as a Judge. They also contend that the Secretary to the electoral commission Sam Rwakojo is supposed to serve a five-year term but has so far served longer than the period stipulated by the law. Addressing a news conference earlier today, Dr. Besigye also said its illegal for the electoral commission to give only 21 days …

Museveni advises Africa on poverty reduction

By Benjamin Jumbe President Yoweri Museveni has challenged African countries to take advantage of commercial agriculture, industries, services and Information Communication Technology if poverty is to be eradicated. He gave the advice while launching the 2019 Forum on Africa-China Cooperation (FOCAC) Conference with a highlight on ways of eradicating poverty not only in Uganda but in the whole of Africa. The president said for Uganda and Africa to get out of poverty, each household must engage in production of goods and services to be able to earn some income. The UN Under-Secretary General Ms. Bience Gawanas who is also a Special Adviser on Africa to the UN Secretary General, pledged UN’s continued support to efforts to fight poverty In response …

EC awaits formal communication on new constituencies

By Prossykisakye The Electoral Commission says it has not received any formal communication from parliament about the newly created constituencies. On Thursday, the minister for Local Government Tom Butime presented to parliament more than 20 new constituencies for approval. Justice Simon Byabakama the commission’s chairman says government’s creation of more constituencies has financial implications i terms of election management that need to be considered while making such decisions.

Court clears NSSF, Nzeyi over Temangalo land, Indian family to pay costs

BY Ephraim Kasozi The National Social Security Fund and businessman Amos Nzeyi have been cleared of any wrong doing in the acquisition and ownership of a 366 acre piece of land at Temangalo in Wakiso District. The Land Division of the High Court has dismissed with costs a 2016 case in which Temangalo Tea Estate, a company owned by an Asian family led by Muhammad Hassan Ali Moosa was seeking to repossess the land. Justice John Eudes Keitirima has ruled that the case was stifled after a fixed length of time irrespective of the merits of the particulars of the case. Section 5 of the Limitation Act provides that no action shall be brought by any person to recover any …