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FDC DEMAND EXPLANATION FROM GOVT ON SCARCITY OF SEPTRINE IN THE COUNTRY

By Bagiira Namazzi Elizabeth and Male Jemimah

The Forum for Democratic Change, FDC has demanded for an explanation from government for continued lack of Septrine drugs in the government’s medical stores which FDC describes as a violation of public trust.

FDC party president Patrick Amuriat Oboyi while addressing the press at FDC Headquarters in Najjanankumbi said the cost exerted on the available septrine has affected low income earners in the country since they cannot afford the drugs

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According to FDC, Government promised to provide Septrine to Ugandans as enshrined in the World Health Organisations, WHO protocols.

FDC instists that government should task the minister of health to come out and explain why it is spending billions of money on foreign trips instead of people`s health.

Septrin tabs is often taken by People with HIV to complement ARvs which in turn makes the virus dormant.

About security in the country, the FDC Party President put the emphasis on the weird proposal of government to provide security to MPs and advised government to instead provide security to Ugandans not only MPs.

Abou the controversial new taxes, FDC says it’s a double tax since data is charged adding that UCC should have asked the telecommunication companies to increase on data charges instead of imposing social media tax (OTT).

About Mobile Money 1%, Amuriat says its double taxation since one is charged on transactions made.

Reporting complemented by Nakyeyune Shadia and Nakyeyune Shakira

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COURT DISMISS CHARGES AGAINST BESIGYE AND LUKWAGO FOR WANT OF PROSECUTION

Makindye chief magistrates court has also dismissed a case of disobedience of lawful orders against former FDC presidential candidate Dr. Kiiza Besigye for want of prosecution.

This now puts to rest the charges against the Second runner up in the

MUSEVENI LAUNCHES TILES INDUSTRY IN NAKASEKE

By Mukisa Geoffrey

President Museveni has commissioned a ceramics tiles industry in Kapeeka, with a production capacity of 40,000 square meters per day.

DGF AND UMWA LAUNCH MEDIA GENDER EQUALITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

BY NANTEZA RITAH

The Uganda media women’s association {UMWA} has launched a media for gender equality and social justice that focuses at promoting

MASIRO LAND IS NOT INDIVIDUAL PROPERTY- MAYIGA

Mengo:Buganda’s premier Charles Peter Mayiga has sounded a strong warning to all those individuals intending to develop the Masiro land to desist from the move.

The vibrant Katikiro says unless an individual has consulted with

SEX FOR MARKS AT MUK

Kampala - Matters relating to sexual harassment continue to be a debate amongst the intellectuals as many wonders how a Lecturer negates his role and instead become nonsense by harassing students for sex. Parents, dons and activities seemed mesmerized on hearing testimonies how female students are often sexually harassed in disguise of marks.

MAKERERE DONS CALL OFF STRIKE

The Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) has finally succumbed to pressure and called off the sit down strike that has lasted for over a month. This decision was reached at during a heated meeting that sat on Tuesday in the senate conference hall.

COURT ALLOW TDA’S MBABAZI TO MAKE AMENDMENTS IN ELECTION PETITION

Kololo:The Supreme Court in Kololo have ordered that former TDA Presidential Candidate John Patrick Amamam Mbabazi files an amendment in his election petition to challenge the re-election of Yoweri Museveni Kaguta as president of Uganda for more 5 yrs.

This after Mbabazi through his lawyer Muhammad Mbabazi successfully

EU DISPATCHES OBSERVERS TO VILLAGES

Kampala - The European Elections Observer Mission to Uganda has dispatched off Observer teams to different parts of the Country in preparations for the February 18th General election.

The teams dispatched this Morning from the Sheraton Hotels in Kampala comprised of a total of

SHS.7BN MISSING IN MINISTRY OF HEALTH

Kampala - The over 7 billion shillings that had been allocated for the procurement of new beds in hospitals have gone missing following a donation of over 7000 beds by the government of the People Republic of China to Uganda government.The Health Committee of Parliament is questioning whether the director of planning at the ministry of health has set priorities of the ministry before any