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POLICE IN NIGHT OPERATION AGAINST PROSTITUTES

IGANGA - Police in Iganga has arrested 20 suspected commercial sex workers. In a security operation to arrest idlers and drunkards, another 8 drunkards and mentally sick persons were rounded up on Wednesday.

The operation was conducted in Iganga Town, and the suburbs to clean up the town and make it and ensure security in the festive season. Some of the sex workers were pulled out of houses, with about 6 in a single housing unit.

Others were arrested smoking marijuana and drinking alcohol, with many dressed in skimpy pieces of clothes. The operation follows increased number of crime, in Iganga town and the suburbs like robbery, prostitution, rape and defilement.

A similar operation was conducted last month and 20 people were arrested including girls between 15-18 years old. Some sex workers were seen ranting against the Police officers blaming them for using their service, and arresting them after. Pop-sex workers

The East Busoga Police spokesman James Mubi said the operation is meant to clean up the town of criminals especially during the festive season. Byte-PRO Mubi James

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UN CHIEF IN KAMPALA FOR REFUGEES SUMMIT

BY UTN REPORTER

Kampala - United Nations High Commission for Refugees has confirmed that UN chief Antonio Guterres will be in Kampala to attend a major UN summit on refugees.

FARMING: GOVERNMENT TO FUND DROUGHT-RESISTANT CROPS.

Government plans to increase investments in food and livestock production, as a gloomy weather prediction for areas around the Lake Victoria Basin and other parts of the country threatens production of cash crops. According sources, money planned to boost cash crops like tea, and coffee will instead be diverted to enhance other crops’ performance in a bid to offset deficits arising from adverse climate conditions.

MAO ON POLICE BRUTALITY

Gulu – Democratic Party President Norbert Mao and a host of other opposition politicians in Gulu have argued Ugandans to remain strong and resist intimidation from the military and the Police as the country braces itself for the much anticipated Presidential and Parliamentary Elections the week.

Mao led the chorus after gathering a cross section of

JANET MUSEVENI CALLS FOR VOTER VIGILANCE

Kampala - The first lady Janet Kataha Museveni has appealed to voters to be more vigilant on rigging in Thursday’s Presidential and Parliamentary polls. Mrs Museveni says the voters should also remain at the poll centres and guard their votes until after counting. The electoral commission could have spent time discouraging the

UGANDAN LEGISLATOR AND 22 ARMY OFFICERS CHARGED IN ARMY COURT ON TREASON

Ugandan opposition legislator who ousted Attorney General from parliament has been charged with treason at the General Court Martial (GCM) amidst protest from Lawyers.

The opposition legislator has been charged together with 22 soldiers

PWD's DEMAND FOR FAIR JOB COMPETITION

Kampala - The association of the disabled persons in Uganda have cried out to the employers and the Government institute fair employment competition at work places for the disabled to prove their worth.

FIL’S TUMISIIME ENDORSES MUSEVENI

Wakiso. The Opposition Forum for Integrity in Leadership President, Emmanuel Tumusiime endorsed NRM Presidential flag bearer Yoweri Museveni for the Country’s presidency for the next five years.

Tumusiime crossed to the ruling National Resistance Movement during

UPC CALLS FOR MORE INVESTMENT IN EDUCATION

By Flavia Namulindwa, Winnie Nabuuma The Uganda People’s Congress has argued Government to increase investment in the education sector, to enable schools in the rural setting to match the performance of urban schools.

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