Over 1000 National Unity Platform supporters are missing

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Over 1000 National Unity Platform supporters are missing.

By Obedgiu Samuel

By the time Rt Hon Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga the speaker of Parliament of Uganda is tasking the legislators to take up the seemingly abandoned responsibilities of the Minister of Internal affairs as Uganda Police Force and UPDFs are on a blame game, just know things are falling apart.

Police Hunt Hackers of Kapelebyong Headteacher

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Kapelebyong Police are hunting for two men accused of hacking to death a retired headteacher. The suspects are Simon Okitoi and Robert Eloket, both residents of Acanga village in Acowa sub-county in Kapelebyong district. They are wanted for hacking to death 64-year-old Joseph Ojakala on Monday night in connection to a land dispute. 

The suspects are nephews to the deceased, who has also been the custodian of their property including land. David Ongom Mudong, the East Kyoga Region Police Spokesperson, says they are hunting for the suspects that he notes could still be hiding within Kapelebyong or Teso districts.  

Kidnaps: Mother Spends UGX 8M to Search for Missing Two Sons

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Solome Nakibuuka seated at home in Busabala and her young children. Photo by Cynthia Naggayi.

December 8th, 2020 will take long to fade from the memory of Solome Nakibuuka, 44, a resident of Busabala, Wakiso district. It’s the day when her two sons— 23-year-old Denis Matovu and 25 year Richard Sonko—went missing. Nakibuuka says her sons were cab drivers, with Sonko often chauffeuring money loaded South Sudanese around Kampala while Matovu was a gig driver, chauffeuring anyone who wanted a special car hire. 

On the day they were kidnapped, Nakibuuka says Matovu left home around 6:00 am, going to meet his brother Sonko at Lukuli- Nanganda trading center in Makindye, who had got him an assignment of driving a lawyer for a full day. She did not communicate with any of them during the day.

Priest At Large for Impregnating Two Girls, Child Neglect

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The Child and Family Protection Unit-CFPU at Arua Regional Headquarters are hunting for Rev. Fr. Edward Eguma, the Nyadri Catholic Parish in Maracha district to answer charges of child neglect and desertion. It follows the priest’s failure to show at Arua Police Station where he is needed for child neglect and desertion. 

Trouble for Fr. Eguma started last week when his former helper, Florence Edede filed a case of child neglect and desertion against him at Arua Police Station. Edede, who is looking after a one and five months old boy, claimed that the priest abandoned her in rented premises in Onduparaka trading Center after impregnating her.

US Embassy Can Only Vaccinate Ugandan Staff With their Families- MOH

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Whisper Eye

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has given the US Embassy in Uganda a condition to only vaccinate their Ugandan staff if they can also vaccinate their families.

Initial reports indicate that the government had rejected the embassy’s move to vaccinate all their staff. But Health Minister Dr Jane Ruth Aceng says that the country cannot tolerate a cocktail of vaccines whose effect is currently unclear.

Suspected African Swine Fever Outbreak Triggers Decline in Pork Sales

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A section of pork dealers in Kitgum Municipality is puzzled over a sharp decline in sales of pork following an outbreak of suspected African Swine Fever-ASF disease in the district.

More than 600 pigs have reportedly died from the strange disease in the villages of Bajere, Bajere East, Oget, and Okwici in Labongo Akwang Sub-county since November last year.

Although no laboratory diagnosis has been issued to confirm ASF, veterinary officials in the district reveal that clinical signs on most of the affected pigs that died match African swine fever. 

Two Prominent Soroti Leaders Receive Free Land Certificates

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Two prominent Soroti leaders are among the 119 vulnerable people who have received free certificates of customary land ownership-CCOs.  They are Pastor Robert Eceru, the Chairperson Soroti Pastors and Elders Fellowship -SOPEF and Michael Ocen Ouga, the outgoing Tubur Sub County LC-3 Chairperson.  

The certificates were handed over to the vulnerable households by the German Government through the German International Cooperation-GIZ in partnership with the Ministry of Lands, Housing and Urban Development and Teso Religious Leaders for Peace and Reconciliation-TERELEPAR.

Today is World Wildlife Day With The Theme: Forests & Livelihoods – Mukasa Emmy

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Improving the livelihoods and protection of the forests which house wildlife is a central role in sustaining the populations and survival of forest species like gorillas, elephants, snakes, chimpanzees, and many others

As Herp Fauna Foundation Uganda, we consider awareness as a strong tool that will sustain the protection of wildlife and humanity because the two must co-exist sustainably since both depend on each other for survival.

Archbishop Lwanga Warns Gov’t Against Human Rights Violations

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The Archbishop of Kampala Diocese Cyprian Kizito Lwanga has cautioned the government against the continued human rights abuses.

While leading the mass during the burial of the late Msgr. Charles Kato Katongole at Katende parish church in Mpigi district on Tuesday Lwanga said that the NRM slogan ‘securing your future’ which they used in the campaigns is a direct contradiction of what is happening in the country. He said that innocent people are being arrested, abducted and tortured with impunity.

Kitgum Residents Offer Free Land to Army For Barracks

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Residents of Guda, Obolokome and Masaka villages, Namukora Sub County, Kitgum district have offered free land for the establishment of a military barracks.

The Guda village LCI Chairperson Patrick Okoda says allocating the land measuring approximately 3 hectares to the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) without demanding any compensation is entirely for heightening security in the area.

Okoda says the move by the locals to surrender part of their land to the army was a unanimous decision by residents following recent frequent cattle raids in the area by armed suspected Karimajong cattle rustlers. According to Okoda, he and a section of residents survived being killed in a shootout last week as they attempted to pursue the cattle rustlers who had stolen animals from the area.  

FUFA Forces Cranes Coach Jonathan Mckinstry to step aside for a period of one month due to poor performance

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FUFA Forces Cranes Coach Jonathan Mckinstry to step aside for a period of one month due to poor performance,

Troubled Cranes Coach Jonathan Mckinstry will have a bad night this evening as his job continues to hang in balance.

Three Arrested over Murder and Aggrevated Robbery

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Julius Hakiza, the Albertine region police spokesperson, confirmed the arrest of the suspects to URN.

Police in Kakumiro are holding three suspects for allegedly strangling to death a boda boda rider before robbing his motorcycle.

The suspects whose particulars have been concealed by police for fear of jeopardizing police investigations are accused of waylaying Adam Baguma 20, a boda boda rider and a resident of Kyakinaka Village in Bwanswa Subcounty of Kakumiro district. The incident happened on Monday night.  

Uganda Airlines Gets Dubai, London Slots But Airbuses Remain Grounded

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Uganda Airlines has secured slots for departures and landing at London Heathrow Airport and Dubai International Airport as it prepares for commencement of long haul flights to the UK, United Arab Emirates and China.This comes after the airline received its two Airbus A330-800Neo air crafts in December 2020 and last month. 

Roger Wamala, the Uganda Airlines Commercial Director says the two aircrafts, code named Mt Elgon and Mt. Rwenzori,  will however remain grounded because the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority-UCAA has not yet cleared them to fly. UCAA is expected to clear the planes at the end of April.