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POLICE THREATENS TO ARREST LC1 VIOLATORS

By Nakyeyune Shadia, Namyalo Shirat and Friday Moses

The Uganda police have threatened to arrest individuals who might interrupt the Local council 1 and Parish elections due to take place tomorrow Tuesday 10th July 2018.

The police spokesperson Emirian Kayima while addressing journalists at Central Police Station, Kampala said preparations for the LC1 and Parish elections are done and the police have been briefed on how to handle these elections without any distraction from the people.

According to Kayima any person who will be found violating the electoral laws and are gelation will risk being apprehended.

The police also issued guidelines that the candidates will have to follow in this elections.

It’s close to 17 years ever since Ugandans last participated in LC1 and Parish elections.

The police has also issued guidelines to be followed a head of the finals of the FIFA World cup due on world cup which will take place on 15th July 2018.

Kayima advised owners of bars and beaches to ensure security to prevent what happened in July 2011 at lugogo.

Over 70 lost their lives following a bomb blast in Lugogo cricket oval and Ethiopian village in Kasanga.

Kayima advised the owners of these places should ensure that they have minimum standards of security ranging from CCTV cameras, security personnel, fire units, assembling points and emergency doors for emergency exits.

He also advised public to undertake personal safety especially at night adding that the Police patrols might not be in every place.

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TRAVEL AGENTS CONDEMNS GOVERNMENTS’ DEFAULT

BY INKE BRIAN and TIBAINGANA FRED

The Uganda Travel Agents Association (TUGATA) and Uganda Tourism Association (UTA) have condemned Government’s decision to abolish travel agents to engage in travel transactions.

Addressing the media at

WHAT GEN MUNTU’S TEARS MEAN?

Kampala - It was all tears on Tuesday as the Forum for Democratic Change party launched national prayers which the party says was part of the efforts to liberate the country. The Party President, Maj Gen Mugisha Muntu, wept at what he called the injustice being meted by the ruling National Resistance Movement following the disputed February 18, election.

OIL DISTRICTS FORM COALITION

District leaders in the AlbertineGraben Oil and Gas Districts Association – AGODA have been urged to engage communities living in the Oil exploration region in Agricultural activities that will draw income from Oil & Gas Companies in the area through provision of food crops and other related items.

2010 BOMB TRIAL CONCLUDED

Kampala High Court: The trial of 13men accused of being behind the 2010 Kampala twin bombings has been concluded, since March last year when it started before the High court in Kampala.

Now what is left is for the presiding Judge Alfonse Owiny Dollo to

Interahamwe Rebels Feared In Kanungu

Kampala - Police has issued an alert across Kigezi Region following reports of presence of presence of rebel elements. The suspected fighters of the DR Congo based Democratic Liberation Forces of Rwanda [FDLR] have reportedly infiltrated areas of Kanungu, kidnapping people and killing.The FDLR is made up of former Hutu extremists who fled Rwanda after the 1994 genocide

LOCAL COUNCIL AND MUNICIPALITY VOTING UNDER WAY

Kampala - Voting is under way country wide for local council iii’s, Division and Municipality mayors.

In Kampala, voting started considerably on time with

MUMBERE REMANDED TO LUZIRA IN BAD HEALTH

Omusinga wa Rwenzururu Charles Wesley Mumbere, has complained of his deteriorating health situation after being denied access to medical treatment. Through his lawyers Caleb Alaka, Sam Muyizi, and Evans Ochieng, Mumbere told the Jinja Chief Magistrate Francis Kaggwa that he has been denied access to his personal medical doctor at Nalufenya, where he had been detained

ATTORNEY GENERAL WRONGLY JOINED TO MBABAZI PETITION-RUKUTANA

Supreme Court: Deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana has asked the Supreme Court currently inquiring into the alleged irregularities in the 2016 presidential election, to strike out with costs the Attorney General from Amama Mbabazi petition for wrongly being sued.

The attorney general who is the chief government legal adviser,

THOUSANDS DESERT KAMPALA AHEAD OF POLLS

Kampala - Transport fares from Kampala to up country destinations have been hiked as thousands of passengers flock to the villages barely a day to the 18th Polls.

With only few hours for Ugandans to elect their preferred