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UPC PONDERS HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATION IN THE FORTHCOMING LC1 ELECTIONS

BY NAMAKULA SYLVIA AND NANZIRI WINNIE.

The Uganda People’s Congress UPC has challenged the NRM government to squarely handle the increased culture of impunity by perpetrators of human rights violations since it is a big stakeholder in this forthcoming elections.

Speaking at a Press Conference at UPC headquarters Kampala, the UPC spokesperson Micheal Orach Osinde, said that it is the government`s obligation to respect, protect and fulfill human rights and remain principally accountable to the citizens even for unpunished abuses by individuals.

According to the principle of due diligence, Orach Osinde, said that the state should prevent, investigate and punish human rights abuses perpetuated before, during and after this prospective elections to ensure redress and justice for the likely victims given the current security environment.

About the initial nomination of the LC 1 elections, Orach Osinde, urged UPC members who were nominated for the first proposed elections, that the law does not require them to re-nominate since that nomination is valid.

UPC observed that the proposed additional 3 days may not be practical because of logistical implication therefore calls upon their members and Ugandans at large to participate in the verification exercise which is to end today if they are to fully participate in these elections.

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KIPLOTICH PULLS OUT OF LONDON RACE

By UTN Reporter

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KITATA APPLIES FOR BAIL IN GENERAL COURT MARTIAL.

BY NTALE YOUNUS

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Kitata through his lawyers led by Shaban Sanywa wants to be

BUDGET CUTS IRK KCCA COUNCILLORS

By Maria Eyoru

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In a heated meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala

FDC Introduces “Mamba” Truck

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KASINGYE REPLACES KAWEESI

By UTN Reporter

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Government Increasing Internet Services

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MAKERERE UNIVERSITY GOES TO GUILD POLL AGAIN

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KCCA TO LOSE 22B TO MARKET VENDORS

By Isaac Tenywa

Kampala Capital City Authority will lose about Shs. 22bn in compensation to road side vendors working along the Railway line in areas of Kibuye, Katwe, Ndeeba and Nalukolongo.

KCCA REGISTERS STREET VENDORS

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