UTN News

UGANDA ASK RWANDAN, BURUNDIAN AND SOUTH SUDAN REFUGEES TO RETURN HOME, ENGAGE IN AGRIC.

By UTN Reporter

The Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugees, Eng. Hilary Onek has asked refugees from Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to return home following stable progress in the three countries.

Minister Hilary Onek was addressing delegates at the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) at Speke Resort Munyonyo in Kampala where our Reporter Mukisa Geoffrey was also in attendance.

The high-level experts and ministerial meeting whose focus was on jobs, livelihoods and self-reliance for refugees, returnees and host communities saw delegate’s from countries with insecurity risks.

According to minister, these countries have become politically stable adding that refugees from these countries should go back and settle and engage in economic transformation of their respective countries.

Onek adds that it’s high time these refugees return home and implement the agricultural knowledge they have achieved to their countries for economic development.

Records indicate that about 130,000 Rwandans and 14,000 Burundians are living in Uganda as refugees while South Sudanese refugees are about one million.

Onek wonders that some of the refugees, instead of reciprocating the hospitality afforded by the government and Ugandan hosts, they have instead turned into enemies.

Onek’s plea comes at a time when Uganda and Rwanda are trying to resolve the alleged disputes that of late saw cross boarders closed.

Rwanda accused Uganda of hosting rebels opposed to its government and illegal arrests and torture of Rwandan nationals.

The UN refugee agency in Uganda spokesperson Duniya Khan said repatriation of refugees should comply with existing, binding international refugee policy.

Uganda’s policy on refugees has been applauded globally as liberal because it gives refugees rights to acquire and own land, do business, study or get jobs.

IGAD executive secretary Mahboub Maalim, said the three-day meeting had made declarations to amend national policies and regulations on free movement of people and trade among member countries.

End

News

KOREA SETS UP FIRST ICT CENTRE IN WAKISO

The Korean Government in partnership with the SAMSUNG Uganda and the Ministry of Education, Science, Technology and Sports have launched a multi-million project dubbed, Solar School Project, that has come with provision of Solar energy in two secondary schools in Wakiso District.

The project is covering six countries including Uganda

DPP FINALLY TAKES OVER KAYIHURA TORTURE CASE

Kampala-The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has finally taken over the prosecution of the Inspector General of Police and seven of his seven senior officers in connection with the beating of supporters of Dr Kizza Besigye’s supporters last month.

The takeover by the chief government prosecutor as mandated by article

BUY UGANDA, BUILD UGANDA SME’s TARGET EXPORTS

Efforts to capacitate small and medium enterprises to effectively participate in the export market are being given utter focus. Export oriented bodies envisage market entry and extensive branding of Ugandan products as a key strategy. Exports in Uganda decreased to 234USD Million in May from 240USD Million in April of 2016.

AMISON MOURNS MAJ GEN KARUHANGA

The African Union Mission in Somalia has mourned the passing on of Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga, the first Commandant of the Mission in 2007. Maj Gen Karuhanga established the working formulae in Somalia for the Peace Mission, which all his successors have held. The Special Representative of the Chairperson of African Union Commission (SRCC) for Somalia Ambassador Francisco Madeira says

CHRIS MUBIRU SET FREE OF SODOMY 10 YR JAIL

Kampala High Court has over turned a decision by the magistrate’s court in which former Sports Club Villa manager Christopher Mubiru was convicted of sodomy and sentenced to 10 year jail sentence.

However, High Court judge Wilson Musene Masalu set Mubiru free after faulting the

Government Increasing Internet Services

Masaka- Government has stepped up efforts to spreading the national e-government infrastructure throughout the country to connect its offices to a much cheaper internet service. Under the project whose phase three is now commencing in the Southern and Central part of Uganda, Districts, Sub Counties and Municipal Council offices will be connected to the fiber cable network.

ACCOUNTABILITY FOR UBC LAND PROPERTY

Kampala - The Chief Executive Officer of Vision Group, Robert Kabushenga has been named in the fraudulent UBC land bonanza property grab in Ntinda.

Kabushenga’s name featured in the Auditor General’s report 2013/14 among the beneficiaries of UBC’s

GEN SEJUSA MISSES POLLS

BY Hajji Ntale Younus

Kampala - The former Director of Military Intelligence Gen David Sejusa Tinyefunza has been denied bail and remanded to Luzira Prison after the Chairman General ruled that he ought to have got Generals in the Army to stand surety for him. The General Court Martial also declined to stand down and halt trial as he had earlier asked

SSEBUTINDE WARNS GOVT AGAINST BESIGYE CONTINUED ARREST

Kampala - Lady Justice Julie Ssebutinde of the International Criminal Court has warned Government against arresting and dehumanising FDC Presidential flag bearer Dr Kiiza Besigye, an act she termed as barbaric and illegal.

Ssebutinde says the clamp down on Retired Col Kizza Besigye closes