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DP DISAGRES WITH PRESIDENT MUSEVENI ON MURDER

BY Steven Owere and Mamdan Matte

The Democratic party, DP has disagreed with President Museveni’s stamen in which he attributed the Murder of Arua legistrator Col Ibrahim Abiriga to political assignation by the oppositions.

DP president Norbert Mao revealed this during the Party’s weekly press Conference at city house in Kampala.

According to Norbert moa , the UPDF gave military training to some Ugandans who were put on pay roll ,assigned with guns and eventually dismissed of which Mao believes could be the cause of insecurity in the country.

Mao also claims that the existing disagreements between the government and Ugandans who want to show their hunger out could be behind the ongoing murders in the country.

Mao called upon the government to reconcile with the hungry Ugandans and solve their grievances instead of dealing with the oil refineries and dams which to him are not crucial.

About DP’s reunion, the chairperson coordinating committee, Samuel Lubega Mukaaku revealed the party’s road map for the campaign high lighting districts that have been chosen. These include Greater mukono, Gulu and Masaka.

DP’s National youth secretary, Ritah Nanyanzi lamented on the INCREASING CASES OF child labour as Uganda JOINS the rest of the world celebrate the International day against child labour.

Nanyanzi cites children under the age of 14years who prefer working to going to school.

Report complemented by Inke Brian and Uniah Nambasa.

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COURT QUASHES BAN ON VENDING UNPACKED MILK

Kampala - The High Court in Kampala has quashed with costs the government ban on vending unlabelled or unpacked milk in the city and the 21 Municipalities across the country. While quashing the ban that was issued by State Minister for Agriculture, Bright Rwamirama, Justice Yasin Nyanzi held that the minister’s ban was irrational as he didn’t consult the milk vendors

NEMA DELAYED ON CLOSING KAVERA FACTORIES

Court: Kampala High Court has extended the order stopping the National Environmental Management Authority (NEMA) from closing down factories that manufacture and recycle plastic products.

The injunction which has been issued by the Deputy Registrar Alex

FDC APPLAUDS KADAGA ON KAVUMA ‘STUPID’ ORDER

By Ritah Kwagala

The opposition Forum for Democratic Change has applauded Parliament for its strong stance against the controversial interim order by Justice Steven Kavuma banning the house from discussing the Golden Presidential handshake.

The FDC Party Chairman Amb Wasswa Birigwa says Parliament has taken the right

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

DPP DROPS CHARGES AGAINST RED PEPPER

BY UTN REPORTER

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Mike Chibita has withdrawn charges against the Red Pepper publication staff.

This brings to an end the criminal prosecution of the publication’s proprietors

TANZANIA CLOSE MUTUKULA –UGANDA BOARDERS AHEAD OF POLLS

There is tension at the Uganda Tanzania Boarders after the Tanzanian authorities sealing off the boarder.

Security has been tightened at the Uganda-Tanzania Boarder- Mutukula

Ballot Papers Arrive From South Africa

Entebbe – The first Consignment of Ballot Papers for the Feb 18th Presidential and Parliamentary elections arrived this morning at Entebbe International Airport from South Africa. The Consignment that arrived aboard South African Airlines contained over 100 boxes, well packed in opaque materials, with a VIP reception. This just works to confirm the Preparations Feb 18th

CULTURAL LEADERS ASK MUSEVENI TO RETURN MUMBERE’S GUARDS

Traditional cultural leaders in the country have asked government to redeploy the UPDF guards they withdrew early this week from Rwenzururu King Charles Mumbere, arguing that it is his constitutional right to be guarded by government. Uganda Kings and Cultural Leaders Forum (UKCLF), an association of all traditional leaders in the country, met at Rwenzururu Kingdom palace in Kasese Town

MOSQUITO NETS NOT EFFECTIVE IN MALARIA FIGHT- HEALTH EXPERTS

Kampala - Health expert in Malaria control have pointed out that Mosquito net usage have not proved effective in malaria control for years now. The Public Health scientists attribute this to improper net usage by the people especially in the rural areas. The Malaria resurgence was a result of government’s decision to suspend Indoor residual spraying that had helped in reducing malaria rates.