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Day: November 30, 2023

Speaker Among put in a tight spot.

Speaker Among put in a tight spot.

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For nearly two months, opposition members of parliament have skipped plenary sittings, protesting what they describe as widespread human rights violations in the country. Mathias Mpuuga, MP for Nyendo-Mukungwe in Masaka City and the leader of the opposition (LoP), has articulated six critical issues that require the government’s satisfactory response before they consider returning to the House. These issues include the unresolved disappearance of 18 supporters of the National Unity Platform (NUP) political party, missing for over two years. The opposition is also demanding an end to the alleged targeting and victimization of Muslims, the detention of political dissenters without trial, and the reported human rights violations against fishing communities. Additionally, they are calling for ...
Engineer and 2 others found dead in a septic tank.

Engineer and 2 others found dead in a septic tank.

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Residents of Komamboga Central Zone in Kawempe,Division, a Kampala city suburb are in shock after a yet to be explained death of three people in a new septic tank. The dead include the site engineer. According to eyewitnesses, the trio seem to have died in the process of fixing the pipes of a new septic tank at a construction site. The eyewitnesses say they suspected they suffocated at the bottom of the sepectic tank at around 11:00 am. Noah Mukasa Sserumaga, the Komamboga central chairperson, said he was told that one builder descended into the septic tank to lay pipes, but did not return. His colleague therfore also descend into the septic tank to find out, but did not return. The situation of the duo prompted the site engineer to also descend into the septic tank but did not return. S...
Failure to report missing persons constraining investigations.

Failure to report missing persons constraining investigations.

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The Minister of State for Internal Affairs, Gen. David Muhoozi, has told Parliament that most of the alleged missing persons have never been reported to the police. He was presenting a statement on the alleged enforced disappearance of persons during the plenary sitting on Wednesday, 29 November 2023. Muhoozi was responding to a statement by the Leader of the Opposition (LOP), Mathias Mpuuga, on the shrinking civic space and enforced disappearances. The minister, who presented the statement signed by his senior minister, Maj. Gen. (Rtd) Kahinda Otafiire, said that it is the law and official practice, that for one to be declared a missing person, a missing person’s report must be filed. “This can only be done with the police, which was not done, and which is still being resisted by the peop...
Government bans carrying of dead bodies ambulances.

Government bans carrying of dead bodies ambulances.

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The Ministry of Health has banned transportation of dead bodies in public ambulances saying that these are meant for rescuing patients who need life support. Dr Diana Atwine, the Ministry’s Permanent Secretary says the government has put in place special ambulances that are equipped with expensive life-saving equipment that should not be misused. “I have had people come to my office asking for ambulances to take dead bodies. I want to categorically say that our ambulances are not for transporting dead bodies. Private service people [funeral services] can handle that,” said Dr. Atwine. She revealed this during the handover of 116 type B ambulances to various constituencies across the country at the ministry headquarters in Kampala. The ambulances were purchased by the government with suppor...
Phaneroo primed for record attendance of its night of prayer.

Phaneroo primed for record attendance of its night of prayer.

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Kampala, Uganda - 29 th November 2023. Phaneroo Ministries International (Phaneroo) has stepped up preparations for its annual Night of Prayer event. This year, the event will be held at the KCCA grounds in Lugogo, Kampala starting from 6pm on the 31 st of December 2023 and closing in the wee hours of 1st January 2024. Phaneroo organizes the Night of Prayer to celebrate the wonderful blessings God has accomplished during the year and to thank Him for the great things already lined up for the next year. Typically, this is a night of worship and prayer as the ministry and its congregants’ usher in the new year in the presence of God. The event is free for people from all walks of life, gender, profession, and affiliations. According to the organizers of Night of Prayer, attendees should expect...