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MINISTER CRITIQUE FATHERS FOR NEGATING RESPONSIBILITIES

BY NYAKATO DOREEN, NAMAKULA VICTO, KYOMUKAMA LYDIA, ASOMO DOREEN, KASOLE IBRAHIM.

As Ugandans prepare for the national father’s day celebration, the minister for ethics and integrity Fr.simon lokodo has critiqued fathers for negating their responsibilities which has contributed to single parenthood in most families.

Minister Lukodo while addressing Journalists at the National media Centre in Kampala, said most single parent families are struggling to walks of life simply because fathers have failed to undertake their responsive roles.

Lukodo cites some children who often fail to get basic needs just because the father opted to desert that family which he says this year’s father’s day cerebrations should act as a checklist to fathers to desist single parenthood.

Minister Lukodo attributes the increasing crimes in Uganda such as rape to absence of fathers in homes adding that most often the mothers leave their children at home in attempt to search for food making these girls vulnerable to rape.

Statistics indicate that 25 percent of the police files have defilement cases which is as a result of the vulnerability of girls as mothers often leave them at homes.

This year’s cerebrations will be held at Kololo air strip on 23rd June with a match walk where Security Minister General Elly Tumwine will be the chief walker.

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COURT SUMMON GENERAL KATUMBA OVER SEJUSA

High Court has issued summons against the Chief of Defence Forces-General Katumba Wamala to answer queries on why the UPDF has refused to retire General David Sejusa Tinyefuza despite the fact that the Army withdrew guns, uniform and aren’t paying him salary.

Justice Margaret Oguli Oumo of the Civil Division ordered the Attorney

KCCA REGISTERS STREET VENDORS

Kampala Capital city authority has started registering all street vendors operating on streets of Kampala. The exercise is intended to relocate them into a formal business section with a legal existence. The exercise comes at the back drop of a crisis meeting that was held a fortnight ago between the vendors’ leadership, KACITA, and the Police to harmonize a position of the street Vendors.

NRM KCCA STRATEGIZE TO TAKE OVER KAMPALA

Kampala: Kampala Capital City Authority is in bed with the ruling NRM party strategizing how to defeat the Opposition in Kampala.

This comes just a day after President Museveni attributed his poor performance in Kampala

SGT KIFULUGUNYU SUCCUMBS TO HEART FAILURE

Kampala - The Army is mourning WOI (Rtd) Stanley Sempagalaknown as “Sgt Kifulugunyu”.

Museveni Covered More By Media - Report

Kampala - A report by the African Center for Media Excellence has indicated that the Media in Uganda is covering Incumbent Yoweri Museveni more than any other of the eight contenders in the Presidential race. The report also indicates that there is a sustained dominance of three candidates; NRM’s Yoweri Museveni, Col Dr. Kiiza Besigye of the Forum for Democratic Change

SOUTH AFRICAN DPP URGES GOVERNMENTS TO PROVIDE SECURITY TO PROSECUTORS

The South African National Director of Public Prosecutions advocates Shaun Abrahams calls on African Government to provide top security to prosecutors given the nature of crime that happens of late. Mr Shaun was speaking at the first maiden memorial lecture for the late Joan Kagezi, who was slain by unknown assailants a year ago. Shaun was the main speaker at the lecture

MUK,NCHE DEFEND HAJJ MBABAALI’S CREDENTIALS

Officials from the National Council for higher education and Makerere University have defended NRM’s haj Muhammad Muyanja Mbabaali’s academic documents in the Masaka grade one magistrate’s court. The duo has today told court that basing on the procedure followed by an applicant for the mature age entry at Makerere University Kampala, Haj Mbabaali duly acquired the said academic

ECWERU WARNS FARMERS AGAINST SELLING FOOD

State Minister for Disaster Preparedness Musa Ecweru has warned farmers in Mbale to hoard their food harvest in preparation for a hard striking hunger situation in the Elgon region. Ecweru was today Thursday meeting stakeholders in the Disaster department in Elgon Region in one of the Government efforts to sensitize the people about disaster management and control.

460 OFFICERS RETIRED FROM ACTIVE SERVICE

By UTN Reporter

The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces UPDF has retired 460 officers from active service.

This retirement comes in a space