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Workers’ Legislators Demand for Compensation to flogged Journalists

By Rehemah Nabbuye

Workers’ Legislators have demanded for compensation of journalists who were recently brutalized by security forces during the protest against the continued detention and alleged torture of MP Robert Kyagulanyi.

Legislators led by Margret Rwabushaija, Ngora County MP, David Abala, Kasambya County MP, Mbwatekamwa Gafa and Agnes Kunihira described the images that came out showing security forces clobbering journalists as disgusting.

Rwabushaija said Journalists are professional workers who do a lot of work in informing the public about current affairs, and that beating them and destroying their equipment violates their rights and freedom to provide information.

Rwabushaija adds that the public watched with dismay the brutal manner in which security forces descended on our members such as James Akena, Herbert Ziwa, Ronald Galiwango among others and battered them senselessly while covering the recent riots in the city and Arua arising out

She called upon government to address the root cause of the riots adding that Journalists are not the cause of the riots, brutalizing them will not solve the underlying causes of the riots in the country.

Rwabushaija said Journalists belong to the Trade Union Movement and it’s a responsibility of Mps as their elected representatives in Parliament to protect and promote a healthy and secure environment in which they can practice their trade in peace within the country.

Agnes Kunihira noted that despite the apologies from the armed forces, government still needs to do more to ensure that they offer medical treatment to those that were affected as well as compensating them of any damaged equipment.

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MUSEVENI CHALLENGES WOMEN TO DO BUSINESS

Kololo - Uganda today has joined the rest of the world to celebrate the international women’s day under the theme economic empowerment of women for sustainable development. Speaking at Kololo Airstrip where women in Uganda had converged to celebrate the day, president Museveni told the women in Uganda that they have no excuse not to do business following the acceptance of the newly

HOW NRM BIG SHOTS LOST

Kampala: Following the February polls, over 50 incumbent Mps lost their seats both from the ruling NRM Party and the opposition.

Over 20 Ministers lost their seats including the Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, 2nd deputy Premier Henry Kajura, Justice and constitutional affairs Minister Kahinda Otafire among others.

A number of factors might have contributed to this but of course we realized Ugandans wanted change of whichever form.

Our crew managed to bring to you some of the Mps who succeeded in the recently concluded elections.

KAMPALA CENTRAL

MUHAMMED NSEREKO [INDEPENDENT]

KAWEMPE NORTH

ABDU LATIFF SSEBAGGALA (DP)

BUSIRO EAST

MEDARD SSEGONA [GO FORWARD]

KAWEMPE SOUTH

MUBARAK MUNYAGWA [TJ]

RUBAGA SOUTH

KATO LUBWAMA SCORED

RUBAGA NORTH

KASIBANTE MOSES

KAMPALA WOMEN

FDC’S NABILA NAGGAYI

KYADDONDO EAST

SITENDA SEBALU (NRM)

NANSANA MUNICIPALITY

ROBERT KASULE (NRM)

MASAKA MUNICIPALITY

MATHIAS MPUUGA NSAMBA

FLORENCE NAMAYANJA

MASAKA WOMAN MP

BABIRYE KABANDA

BUKOTO

VP EDWARD KIWANUKA SEKANDI

MUBENDE MUNCIPALITY

SEMULI ANTHONY TEBALIRWA

BUWEKULA

KAKOOZA JOSEPH

BUKUYA

BUKENYA MICHEAL IGA

KASANDA NORTH

NSAMBA OSHABE PATRICK

MUBENDE WOMAN MP

BENNY NAMUGWANYA

KASAMBYA

MBWATEKAMWA GAFFA

KASANDA NORTH

SEMEO NSUBUGA

ALEBTON DISTRICT

OKWIR SAMUEL

ERUTE SOUTH

ODUR JONATHAN

ERUTE NORTH

CHARLES ANGIRO

DOKOLO DISTRICT

CECILA OGWAL

DOKOLO NORTH

OKELLO OKELLO

AMOLATOR DISTRICT

OKELLO TANGO

AJUR COUNTY

HAMSON OBUA

OTUKE

JULIUS ACON

OTUKE WOMAN MP

SILVIA AKELLO

OYAM DISTRICT

COL CHARLES OKELLO ENGOLA

LIRA MUNICIPALITY

JIMMY AKENA

LIRA WOMAN MP

ATIM ONGOM

KOLE WOMAN MP

ALYEK JUDITH

KOLE NORTH

BONNY OKELLO KONY

KWANIA COUNTY

TONNY AYOO

APAC WOMAN MP

BETTY ENGOLA

SAND MINING AFFECTING WETLNAD

The National Environment Management Authority, NEMA has for the second time stopped a Chinese Company to carry out sand mining in Lwera Wetland for breaching the terms and conditions under which they are supposed to operate while sand mining.

The Chinese company, Hong Hi Jeng Cai received a license for sand

SSANGALYAMBOGO AWARDS BETTER PERFORMERS

Entebbe – Buganda Princesses Katrina Ssangalyambogo has launched a project that awards better performing school children in Entebbe.

US ARMY VETERAN ROOTS FOR MODEL VILLAGES IN LUWERO

Luwero - A Group of Ugandans living in America are returning home to establish Model Villages in a couple of selected rural counties across the country.

The team that launched its initiative in Kikyusa Sub County in Luwero district,

I STILL LOVE MY JOB-OKOTH OCHOLA

BY KENNEDY MUHIRE

The Deputy Inspector General of Police Martin Okoth Okoth has dismissed speculations that he is retiring from office soon.

This follows speculation that Okoth Ochola has persistently

Bwanika Conducts Door To Door Campaigns In Bundibugyo

People’s Development Party presidential hopeful Dr Abed Bwanika has combed Bundibugyo district looking for votes in a door to door mode. Dr Bwakina started his campaigns at the out skirts of the district, with his massage of changing the leadership for better lives in the countryside.

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

MP’S ASSURE MUHAKANIZI ON TAXING THEIR SALARIES

President Museveni is expected to approve the controversial income tax amendment Bill this week that seeks to have all MPs and judges among others’ emoluments not taxed.

We have learnt that the move was hatched during a two weeks NRM retreat