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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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PAY TV EXPLOITING UGANDANS

Media owners have expressed concern that audiences are being exploited by Pay TV service providers.

The Uganda Communication Commission switched off the analogue signal in 2014 to introduce Ugandans to a digital television services.

Since then, many people were advised to purchase

UGANDA RAILWAY IN $8M LOSS

The Auditor General’s report into the 8 million dollar incurred by Uganda Railway Corporation following the sinking of Kabalega Ship has alarmed MPs on the Commission on Statutory Assets and State Enterprise committee of Parliament probing fraudulent sale off of none core and core assets of government under URC and financial impropriety therein.

MAJORITY UGANDANS PROTEST REMOVAL OF PRESIDENTIAL AGE LIMIT

By UTN Reporter

Kampala - A latest research has indicated that majority of Ugandans are against the removal of presidential term limits.

KAMULI DOCTOR COMMITS SUICIDE

Kamuli District Veterinary Officer in charge of Nawanyago sub county Dr Peter Owor 45, has been found dead in a rented house a long Kamuli - Jinja road where he has been a tenant for over five years.

Court throws out case intended to block Museveni’s swearing-in

The High Court in Kampala has this evening thrown out with costs the case filed by two concerned citizens that was aimed at blocking President Museveni’s swearing-in slated for this Thursday.

The application for interim orders had been filed last week by

Maize Ordinance

Nakaseke district local government together with Famers have enacted and passed the first ever historical Ordinance to regulate Maize production in the district and attract a better market to allow development in the area.

KABAZIGURUKA DEFEATS COURT MARTIAL IN ROUND ONE

By UTN Reporter

The Constitutional Court in Kampala has stopped the General Court Martial from trying Nakawa MP Michael Kabaziguruka until the main petition he filed challenging its jurisdiction is disposed of.

CITY LEADERSHIP DECRY SPORTS BETTING

Kampala - The increase in sports betting has irked city leaders who are now calling for stringent regulations including laws that bar the activity. Upon the resumption of the English Premier League and other European soccer leagues, business is rife across most sports betting outlets in the city. The multi-billion industry has to deal with the risk of negative perception among sections of

INSURING AGRIBUSINESS IN UGANDA

Ugandans have been urged to build and protect the wealth that they are accumulating through embracing insurance policies.

This call was made during the unveiling of a yearlong campaign aimed at teaching Ugandans about insurance and compensation, by Uganda Insurance Association.

Several cases of accidents, fire damages