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New Vision 18/April/2019

Independents to quit parties eight months before elections

As the countdown starts to tick into the next general election which surging numbers of independent politicians will play a key part, the Electoral Commission (EC) and registered political parties have proposed a low imposing tough requirements to contest for elective positions …..Read more on page 6

Otafiire decries increase in child abuse

Despite the existence of a legal and institutional framework for the promotion of child justice, cases of child abuse, physical, sexual, emotional and economic remain on increase, ” the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Maj. Gen. (rtd) Kahinda Otafiire has said…..Read more on page 8

Residents protest as cops change girl’s age

Residents of Jinja district have held protests after the Police allegedly changed the age of a defilement Victim. Pastor David Livingstone Zijan the director of Dignity to Africa who led the demonstration, said sexual abuse among children was rampant and that even the few cases that are reported were mismanaged…..Read more on page 13

Daily Monitor 15/April/2019

State House to probe IGG over corruption

State House Anti-Corruption Unite has notified the Inspector General of Government (IGG) of their intention to investigate the ombudsman’s office following a whistle-blower’s claims of corruption, illegal recruitment’s and failure to confirm staff for more than three years…..Read more on page 6

New Vision 12/April/2019

Atiak LC3 boss held over illegal timber trade

The State House Anti-Corruption Unit and  team of detectives on Wednesday arrested Walter Baguma Odiya, the chairperson of Atiak sub-county in Amuru district. He was arrested following reports that he was behind the illegal logging and timber trade in the area …..Read more on page 34

New Vision 1/April/2019

Kiruhura deputy RDC arrested over sh10m bribe

Kiruhura Deputy RDC Nicholas Kamukama was on Friday arrested at Agip Motel in Mbarara town allegedly soliciting a bribe…..Read more on page 12

Daily Monitor 27/March/2019

Eleven district officials charged with corruption

A total of eleven people, who were arrested by the State House Anti-Corruption Unit on Friday last week, were yesterday charged with fraud in regard to disappearance and diversion of hundreds of millions meant for public works…..Read more on page 11

New Vision 21/March/2019

15 arrested over corruption

Over 15 officials from Lira and Alebtong districts were arrested on Tuesday following orders from the State House Anti-Corruption Unit, Led by Lt. Col. Edith Nakalema…..Read more on page 8

New Vision 19/March/2019

President Museveni’s letter to Rwanda’s Paul Kagame

It has emerged that President Yoweri Museveni recently wrote to his Rwandan counterpart, Paul Kagame, over the alleged presence of Rwandese dissidents in Uganda…..Read more on page 3

Daily Monitor 12/March/2019

New Bunyoro parliament vows to end child abuse

The Bunyoro Kitara Kingdom parliament has endorsed a resolution aimed at tracking violation of children’s rights

The sitting, presided over by speaker Isaac Kalembe, agreed to set up a data base to track human rights violations of children and to sensitive communities about the importance of respecting and promoting the rights of children…. Read more on page 13

New Vision 12/March/2019

NRM locks out rebel MPs from Kyankwanzi retreat

For failure to repent and re-align their political cards towards the National Resistance Movement (NRM) ideology, the office of the Government Chief Whip, Ruth Nankabirwa, has blocked six party lawmakers from this week’s Kyankwanzi retreat…..Read more on page 6

Daily Monitor 11/March/2019

Call for action to reduce violence against women in Uganda

Women are still grappling with having their voices heard and included at all decision making levels. Women still carry the burden of domestic chores with most of them having the jobs to take care of their children…..Read more on page 15

New Vision 6/March/2019

Museveni summons MPs to a retreat in Kyankwanzi

The retreat will enable the NRM parliamentary caucus appreciate the need for industrialization and job creation as a springboard for propelling Uganda’s economy to middle-income status….Read more on page 6

Daily Monitor 6/March/2019

State House anti-corruption team questions Mbarara officials again

The Town Clerk Mbarara Municipal Council, Mr.Edward Lwanga,and treasurer Richard kerere have been held by State House’s anti-corruption Unit headed by Lt Col Edith Nakalema over alleged failure to account for government funds, and fraudulent land transactions …..Read more on page 10

Daily Monitor 26/Feb/2019

Police, CID takes up Gen. Kyaligonza investigations

The Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) has taken up the case in which Uganda’s ambassador to Burundi, Maj. Gen. Kyaligonza, is alleged to have slapped  a female Police officer …..Read more on page 8

Daily Monitor 21/Feb/2019

Arua officials charged over corruption

Two senior officials of Arua Municipal Council, who are accused of busing their offices, leading diversion of more than Shs400m have been granted cash bail of Shs35m each…..Read more on page 6

Has Muasa become a political party? An insider’s view (Part 2)

The Muasa leadership seems to have subverted this motto: Instead of speaking the truth to power, they seek to take power! Instead of holding those in power accountable, they seek to displace them. As a result, we now have a new category of intellectuals in charge of Muasa….Read more on page 15

An idiot’s guide to stealing or rigging an African election – revised edition

The problem is not that democracy isn’t taking root in many African countries; it is that many leaders have learnt how to unpick it, primarily by turning elections – only one ingredient of the package – into selections….Read more on page 15

Daily Monitor 20/Feb/2019

Just like men, women have right to own land

While the government has  duty to protect women’s rights to own property, individuals, organisations and cultural leaders also have a role to play. All stakeholders should positively stand up for women’s rights to own property…..Read more on page 14

State house Anti-Corruption Unit requires your support

Enact new laws that administer harsh sentences to those convicted of corruption. At the same time, government should endeavor to give fair remunerations to create no chance for those that are not criminal minded but are at times tempted to touch public till because they have no option but to risk…Read more on page 15

New Vision 18/Feb/2019

Police launches strategy to deal with corrupt officers

To implement the strategy , the director of research, planning and development, Assistant Inspector General of  Police, Edward Ochom, said the Police shall advocate the legislation of more deterrent punishment for perpetrators of corruption such as long imprisonment sentences, heavy fines and refund of extorted funds….Read more on page 10

How the British destroyed Uganda, killed her democracy

Paul William had a stint in Kanungu district with an NGO, a post colonial relic of sorts not aimed at helping the vulnerable Africans perse, but to nose around for opportunities that advance hidden agendas….Read more on page 24

Daily Monitor 18/Feb/2019

Govt ignoring violence against women-report

Launching the report by the Forum for Women in Democracy (FOWADE), the board chairperson, Ms Solome Nakaweesi, said cases of sexual harassment, physical battering, domestic attacks, murder, kidnap, among others, against women in elections are up but government or police have not paid attention to them…..Read more on page 6

Daily Monitor 15/Feb/2019

Ochola launches human rights policy for police

The policy comes at a time when the police have been  ranked as the top violators  of human rights locally and internationally.

The 2018 report by the Uganda Human Rights Commission states that more than 400 cases were registered against the Force as compared to the 44 cases on the UPDF and about 200 cases on private individual….Read more on page 4

Daily Monitor 12/Feb/2019

Corruption our top problem – IGP Ochola

While addressing regional police commanders and head of department at Bwebajja Police College yesterday, Mr. Ochola named 12 challenges of the police and said fighting corruption among police officers is still an uphill task….Read more on page 3

Daily Monitor 04/Feb/2019

Dokolo officials charged with corruption

Two Dokolo District officials were on Friday charged in court over alleged embezzlement of more than Shs15.2m meant for the Peace for northern Uganda(PRDP).    ….Read more on page 6

Daily Monitor 30/Jan/2019

Uganda stagnates in global corruption ranking-report

“Our leaders, particularly from Uganda need to do a lot of bench marking in Rwanda has fewer anti-corruption institutions and perhaps fewer legislation, but they have the political will to fight corruption, thats  why they are doing better than us” ….Read more on page 6

New Vision 29/Jan/2019

Buganda Lukiiko unveils plans to fight corruption

During last years coronation anniversary celebrations, the kabaka, Ronald Muwenda Mutebi II, spoke out against greed and corruption, saying they are thriving  in the country, making it difficult for citizens to prosper…Read more on page 9

Daily Monitor 25/Jan/2019

Local council chairpersons petition RDC over services.

In their petition submitted on Tuesday, the residents raise 12 concerns among which and neglect by higher council leaders,corruption and misuse of power, widening gap between LC1s and upper officers, failure  by higher officers to remit 25 per cent revenue, lack of transport facilitation and collapse of community dialogues….Read more on page 17

New Vision 23/Jan/2019

Domestic Violence on the rise, says Tororo Bishop

“We heard so many cases where women have become tormentors of their husbands. they torture and warn them not to report anywhere. A woman will wail at the top of her voice in order to attract sympathizers, who assume it is the husband torturing her,” …Read more on page 13

Daily Monitor 21/Jan/2019

Corruption failing social services delivery – Oulanyah

The deputy speaker of Parliament, Mr Jacob Oulanyah, has said Uganda has all the resources it needs to perfect the education system and other social services, but that the corrupt steal to make citizens beggars…Read more on page 2

Daily Monitor 18/Jan/2019

HRW report pins Uganda on torture

We are seeing an alarming backsliding on human rights in East Africa and in the Horn as governments use violence and repression to silence peaceful dissent while failing to ensure accountability for abuses by their forces…Read more on page 9

New Vision 16/Jan/2019

Civil society wants more consultations on sexuality education

A cross-section of civil society organizations (CSOs) has called on government to conduct countrywide consultations on the proposed National Sexuality Education Framework… Read more on page 9

Daily Monitor 14/Jan/2019

‘Tuliyambala Engule’ frenzy how it defines political opposition

I have followed our Opposition since the 1996 elections, you rarely hear them talk about policy and how to solve the problems afflicting our people. On this, Museveni and his team re politically lonely-prescribing host of strategic approaches to solve our problems …..Read more on page 15

Daily Monitor 11/Jan/2019

Why sexuality education in schools will not be effective

As long as apathetic rural communities continue to glorify childbearing while stigmatizing a woman’s bareness, sexuality education will have minimal impact in combating sexual violence against children in such societies. That is why the starting point ought to have been mass sensitization to create grassroots awareness about the dangers of sexual violence against minors…..Read more on page 21

Daily Monitor 10/Jan/2019

UK legislator should respect Uganda’s democratic path

Mr. Williams and co-sponsors of the misplaced debate on Uganda’s democracy seem to suffer from cognitive deficit regarding the basic ingredients pluralism. Can Uganda Parliament debate Brexit? The sponsors of the debate invited  Robert Kyagulanyi (MP) to attend…..Read more on page 15

Daily Monitor 9/Jan/2019

Restricting space for opposition is limiting alternative leadership

Equitable access to space in which the opposition and NRM must coexist to sell their agenda to the public for the benefit of Ugandans is not debatable. If the Opposition is perpetually stopped from accessing the electorate, it means Ugandans are being denied an opportunity for sprouting of new political talent to widen leadership choices for citizens   …..Read more on page 16

Daily Monitor 8/Jan/2019

People corrupt power, not the other way round

The struggle against corruption and anti-democratic rulers must begin with the transformation of our thinking – we the citizens. As long as we refuse or fail to take control of our destiny, and as long as we allow our feudal culture to undermine our right and obligation to challenge the leaders and rulers, we shall remain at the mercy of those with the skills and drive to ruin our lives. … …..Read more on page 15

Daily Monitor 7/Jan/2019

British MPs to debate rule of law in Uganda

“Uganda’s democracy is not discussed and debated in London. That can’t be a democracy but rather an abuse of real democracy. We got enough of their (UK) imported democracy before 1962 and it was up to no good”… …..Read more on page 5

Daily Monitor 18/Dec/2018

Virtues of political color blindness

Whereas the color yellow, the sunshine, liberalism, happiness, honesty, and energy ought to bring joy to Ugandans, it is now the symbol of repression, corruption, fraudulent anti-democratic politics, and feeling of being a hostage to the personal desires of the current ruler. Interestingly, yellow is the color of clothing for the inmates in Uganda’s prisons. …..Read more on page 15

Daily Monitor 10/Dec/2018

Respect for human rights key to unlocking prosperity

When security forces limit freedom of assembly and expression and fire bullets and tear gas at crowds and beat up Members of Parliament, journalists, and citizens, it makes people afraid to speak their minds and that harms both democracy and development. …..Read more on page 15

Daily Monitor 3/Dec/2018

EU committed to working with Uganda to Promot human rights

It is our responsibility to ensure that what was agreed on 70 years ago still becomes alive today. The European Union and its Member States are committed to continue working together with the Government of Uganda and all Ugandans to ensure that all women and men, girls and boys can fully enjoy all the rights they are entitled to.  …..Read more on page 15

The New Vision 3/Dec/2018

Ugandans tolerate to domestic violence

Children’s rights activists have condemned what they have called the high level of tolerating violence against women in Uganda despite the strides being made to come up with laws against sexual and gender-based violence…Read more on page 6

The New Vision 29/Nov/2018

Unite Ugandans, Museveni urges traditional leaders

A genuine traditionalist must be genuine Pan-Africanist because they are both integrationists. The only difference is of scale, but not of content.   …..Read more on page 5

Daily Monitor 27/Nov/2018

How a national summit can help end child marriage in Uganda

In a bid to strengthen joint efforts aimed at addressing child marriages and FGM in Uganda, Girls Not Brides Uganda Alliance, a membership of 78 civil society organizations working to end child marriage, is organizing a national girl summit at Imperial Royal Hotel on November 30th…..Read more on page 14

The New Vision 27/Nov/2018

Patriotism is the best therapy for corruption

From time immemorial, efforts have been made by leaders in this country to combat corruption. To cite examples, the Prevention of Corruption Act of 1970 was intended to provide for effectual prevention of corruption. Several military coup d’etats that have taken place cited corruption among the top issues they desired to address….Read more on page 16.

The New Vision 22/Nov/2018

Age limit case: Mabirizi wants Kadaga summoned.

In an application lodged at the Supreme court registry in Kololo yesterday, Mabirizi asked to be allowed to cross-examine Kadaga in open court, over her role in the passing of the constitutional amendment Bill, which scraped the presidential age limit …..Read more on page 7

Lira chaos: Government warns citizens against disobeying Police

The government has warned citizens against engaging in chaos and disobeying Police officers who are executing their duties.

The state minister for internal affairs, Obiga Kania, while briefing Parliament on Tuesday over the chaos that engulfed Lira and Kole last week, said about five civilians had been shot at as they attempted to attack the Police…Read more on page

Daily Monitor 20/Nov/2018

Healthcare corruption in Uganda is a matter of life and death

To what extent the private clinics and hospitals are regulated and modified is not clear. What is that the neoliberal policies that continue to weaken public health care institutions in favor of the private enterprise are a threat to the health of the vast majority of citizens…..Read more on page 15

The New Vision 19/Nov/2018

Police an obstacle in fighting GBV – MP

The Amuru District Woman Member of Parliament, Lucy Akello, has faulted the police on commercializing the would be free services to the public. Akello, who is the shadow minister for labor and social development said many Ugandans more especially those from villages do not report cases to Police anymore because they do not have money to facilitate the police officers…..Read more on page 18

Daily Monitor 14/Nov/2018

Government withdraws objection against age limit appeal

Today all parties in the appeal against the removal of the presidential age limit will meet at court to agree on issues o be determined by the judges, mode of submission and consolidation of the different appeals by various people or organizations and set a hearing date…Read more on page 6.

The New Vision 14/Nov/2018

Candidate rejects job appointment.

The Democratic Party flag-bearer for the Busia district LC5 byelection, Deo Hasubi Njoki, has rejected his appointment to the Human Rights Commission as a Commissioner by the President Yoweri Museveni….see story on page 7

Daily Monitor 31/Oct/2018

Why nation states are key to effective national dialogue

We can start a new and better Uganda where everybody is accorded the respect they deserve. We cannot change the past, but we can lern from it. It is important to learn from history, but we must not become perennial prisoners of history…Read more on page 12

New Vision 29/Oct/2018

Lusanja eviction victims left in the cold as they wait fate

The police used teargas to disperse the residents as men, armed with machetes, knives, hammers and other killer tools, looted household property and money from helpless residents as graders razed the structures, leaving hundreds homeless…Read more on page 10

Daily Monitor 29/Oct/2018

Museveni warns security agencies againist torture

“I am writing to guide you and the public on the two issues of managing rioters, terrorists, criminals and looters on the one hand,  and on the issue of the proper methods of arresting suspects and handling them, while in custody…Read more on page 4

New Vision 19/Oct/2018

Gunmen brutalize man in Kampala in broad daylight

Armed men believed to have fanned out from a covert state security outfit yesterday seized a man in central Kampala a gangster-style, and the brutality deployed drew intense public rage on streets, in homes, and on social media…Read more on page 3

New Vision 19/Oct/2018

Supreme Mufti calls for religious tolerance

“My intention is building strong relationship with other religious leaders and institutions because, without it, little would be achieved in transforming the country spiritually. I realized that we need one voice in condemning evil acts and instilling discipline in our people”… Read more on page 12

New Vision 15/Oct/2018

Corruption biggest problem eating up Uganda-Katureebe

“Corruption is the biggest problem eating away our society. as judges, we have been accused of being corrupt and indeed we have our own share of it, but when you look at the broader perspective of our society. it is worse and something needs to be done about it”…Read more on page 6

Daily Monitor 11/Oct/2018

Councilors join locals to block land give away

“It’s our responsibility as elected representatives of the people to show solidarity with those who have their right to own land denied them by selfish individuals in the name of investors,” Ms. Joy Mulindwa, a district councilor representing Luweero Sub-county… Read more on page 9

Daily Monitor 10/Oct/2018

Why do we still live with gender-based preferences?

While the field of education had been feminized, the educational revolution had not been followed by one in the labour market system…Read more on page 14