Police in Uganda has blocked a public debate that had been organised to discuss the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) project.
The debate which was organised by the African Initiative on Food security and Environment (AIFE-Uganda) was scheduled for Tuesday 24, at Emerald Hotel in Wandegeya in Kampala city is.
AIFE-Uganda is a not-for-profit organization whose role is to organize communities to be proactive against climate change.
Opposition leaders Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu also known as Bobi Wine of the National Unity Platform (NUP) and Dr Kizza Besigye were invited to the public debate as main speakers.
Earlier the organisers had accused police of intimidating their members, insisting that the meeting was organised lawfully.
“We condemn the police for intimidating our organizers. ...
Civil Society Organisations (CSO) have expressed concern over the country’s ever increasing public debt which has currently reached Shs. 80 trillion.
While speaking to journalists, the CSOs including Center for Constitutional Governance, Human Rights Center Uganda, Alliance for Finance Monitoring and the Uganda National NGO Forum said it is high time government put in place measures to curb the spiraling of the debt or else the country is destined for the worst.
“We are concerned about the growing public debt which is currently standing at 50.3 % of GDP. Unfortunately, most of the borrowed funds are lost through multiple public sector leakages,” Margret Sekaggya, the chairperson of the Uganda National NGO Forum said.
At 50.3%, Uganda’s public debt to GDP ratio has already breached the inte...
The Ministry of Internal Affairs’ Directorate of Citizenship and Immigration has tightened its measures to its staff aimed at curbing the growing vice of extortion of money from travelers as reported by members of the public at Entebbe Airport last week.
According to Maj. Gen. Apollo Kasiita Gowa, the Director Citizenship and Immigration Control, they acknowledge complaints and allegations from members of the public about extortion at the airport by staff.
“We have taken keen interest in the accusations particularly immigration staff and we are already taking measures to have them addressed justly and swiftly,” Gen. Gowa
There was a fury from members of the public who used mostly social media to express their anger towards staff at Entebbe Airport whom they accused of extorting money from ...
Kenya’s opposition leader, Mr. Raila Odinga, has said his political coalition does not recognise William Ruto as the President of Kenya and declared the new Kenyan government as “illegitimate”.
Mr. Ruto beat him in last August’s poll, but Mr. Odinga – who appeared at Nairobi’s Kamukunji Stadium along with his running mate Martha Karua, and other allies – repeated claims that the results were manipulated. Claims that had already been rejected in court.
He declared that he and his movement “reject the 2022 election result totally”, which was received with great cheers and applause from an adoring crowd.
“We cannot and we don’t recognise the Kenya Kwanza regime,” he continued.
The 2022 election was Mr. Odinga’s fifth attempt at the presidency, but he was beaten by Mr Ruto who was declared win...
Two brothers have been shot dead in Moroto town last night.
The incident took place at Kakoliye Close 4 at around 10pm in Moroto district.
Julius Watikha and his brother Boniface Wanyama were out trying to fetch water when the gunmen opened fire on them.
According to Barbara Nandudu, Watikha’s wife, she arrived at the scene shortly after and described what she witnessed.
She said, “After the gunshots, the killers ran away. I came out and held my husband begging him to wake up. He never responded.”
The vendors’ chairperson Salim Wambede described the incident as frightening for all who work in Moroto Central Market. He called for increased police patrols as ambushes around the town are on the raise.
Joseph Achora, a resident said, “We thought disarmament removed the guns from the region and...