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HERE IS THE NEW LAW: You Must Wear A Mask Or Face 6 Months In Prison….

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Wearing a mask is now mandatory if you are leaving your home and whoever breaks this new law will be fined upto 20,000/= or face 6 months in prison or both.

Here is the statutory instrument from  gazetted on 8th May 2020.

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS

SUPPLEMENT No. 18 8th May, 2020

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS SUPPLEMENT
to The Uganda Gazette No. 29, Volume CXIII, dated 8th May, 2020

Printed by UPPC, Entebbe, by Order of the Government.

STATUTORY INSTRUMENTS
2020 No. 64.

The Public Health (Control of COVID – 19) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Rules, 2020.
(Under sections 11 and 27 of the Public Health Act, Cap. 281)

In exercIse of the powers conferred upon the Minister by sections 11 and 27 of the Public Health Act, Cap.281, these Rules are made this 5th day of May, 2020.

1. Title and commencement

(1) These Rules may be cited as the Public Health (Control of
COVID – 19) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 2) Rules, 2020.

(2) These Rules shall be deemed to have come into force on 6th May 2020.

2. Amendment of S.I. 55 of 2020
The Public Health (Control of COVID – 19) Rules are amended—

(a) in rule 5 by revoking “hardware shops” and “motor repair garages and workshops” appearing in paragraphs (a) and (d) respectively;

(b) by substituting for rule 6 the following—
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“6. Factories, construction sites, workshops, restaurants e.t.c. allowed to operate
Notwithstanding the prohibitions in these Rules—

(a) factories and construction sites are allowed to operate, provided that a factory or construction site that does so, shall provide accommodation for the employees at the factory or construction site and the employees are prohibited from leaving the factory or construction site until 19th May 2020;

(b) hardware shops, whole sale shops and outlets, motor repair garages and workshops, carpentries and wood workshops and metal fabricators are allowed to operate; and

(c) restaurants are allowed to operate but shall only offer take away services.”;
(c) in rule 8—

(i) by inserting in subrule (1) immediately after paragraph (r) the following—

“(s) legal services of the Uganda Law Society, which shall not exceed 30 vehicles on any given day;

(t) insurance services.”

(ii) by substituting for “1400 hours” appearing in subrule (4), “1700 hours”; and

(d) by inserting the following provisions immediately after rule 8—

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“8A. Wearing facial masks

Every person shall, at all times, while outside his or her place of residence, wear a facial mask.”; and

(e) by substituting for “5th May 2020” wherever the date appears in the Rules, the date “19th May 2020”.

DR. JANE RUTH ACENG,
Minister of Health.

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Kaka Shuns DGISO Handover As Minister Tumwine Chases Lt. Col. Katabazi Away From Ceremony…

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L-R: Kaka, Gen. Tumwine and Lt. Col. Katabazi

The fight for the office of the Deputy Director General of the Internal Security Organization (ISO) has deepened after Lt. Col. Emmy Katabazi was chased out of the handover ceremony.

Today, Lt. Col. Katabazi was supposed to receive instruments from Don Mugimba who was fired together with his boss Lt. Col. Frank Bagyenda Kaka as the deputy director general of ISO but he was humiliated and chased out of the ceremony by the Security Minister Gen Elly Tumwine.

Tumwine asked Katabazi what he was doing in the meeting because he was not among the people who were supposed to receive the office.

The nonsense minister told Lt. Col. Katabazi that the Commander in Chief president Museveni appointed Lt Col. Charles Oluka as the Director General deputized by Hajji Taban Amin not Lt. Col. Katabazi as he claims.

Yesterday, Lt Col Katabazi ran to social media celebrating and thanking the appointing authority for trusting him and appointing him as the deputy Director General which made many thing that he was appointed but Gen Tumwine officially reveals Amin.

Unfortunately, the ceremony was not colourful because the fired Kaka was not present to handover office to his successor.

He assigned his deputy Mugimba to handover on his behalf. This website later established that Kaka was resting at his country home in Lwamayuba, Kalangala.

Gen. Tumwine thanked Kaka for the wonderful job of fighting to keep peace and security in the country.

He asked the new administrators at ISO to do their best in the interest of the country.

 

By Sengooba Alirabaki

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M7 Always Wants To Be Last On The Ballot Paper – Nambooze, Rwomushana Provocatively Dispute Credibility Of M7’s Papers…

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L-R: Mukono municipality MP Nambooze, Rwomushana and President Museveni

Mukono Municipality Member of Parliament, Betty Nambooze Bakireke has accused the Electoral Commission (EC) of favorably covering up for president Museveni’s disputes.

She alleges that the EC teamed up with President Museveni to change his name so that he can easily carryout electoral fraud.

Acting EC Spokesperson Paul Bukenya, however clarified that it is only important that aspirants’ names match. He said that people should have supporting documents for added and subtracted names.

NRM Information and Publicity director, Emmanuel Dombo says president Museveni’s name change followed all procedures because he even announced it in the papers. He claimed that all people contesting in the name of fighting Museveni are only looking for a salary.

Motormouthed Nambooze also disclosed how eager she is to atleast see any graduation picture of President Museveni. She made a call to whoever might have access to them to share with her, insinuating that the president has no clear education background and neither can he possess genuine academic credentials.

“President Museveni always wants to be last on the ballot paper. That explains the name change. With time he might become Zibuhaburwa,” another presidential hopeful, Charles Rwomushana mockingly stated.

Nambooze further stung the EC on conniving with the incumbent president to ease the NRM presidential candidate’s way to retain his seat. She claims that constituencies were illegally created by President Museveni as a strategic move to aid rigging. She stressed that EC should be guided by the population to create a constituency, not the president.

“It is sad to hear the EC officials saying we have lost elections because we didn’t deploy polling agents. In a free and fair elections, I don’t need polling agents, I cast my vote and go home to wait for results,” she said, citing loopholes in the EC’s electoral management process.

 

By Baron Kironde

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We Also Don’t Know What Kony Told M7 – UPDF Distances Itself From Alleged Resumption Of Kony/Gov’t Talks…

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L-R: LRA leader Joseph Kony, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki and President Museveni

The Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) has denied having any knowledge concerning reports that Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) rebel leader Joseph Kony wrote to the government to have peace talks resume.

While addressing journalists today, the deputy army spokesperson, Lt. Col. Deo Akiiki said there has not been any communication to them in that line.

“As UPDF, we have not got any communication in that line. We can therefore not deny nor accept it. When the right time comes, government will inform you but as UPDF, we have not seen such a thing,” Akiiki said .

The deputy army spokesperson explained that in any case, it would be government to communicate to members of the public about any intentions to resume the peace talks with the LRA rebel leader.

On several occasions, there have been efforts to have peace talks with the rebels but not much has been achieved from the same.

In 2013, the US government placed a $5 million cash bounty on information leading to Kony’s arrest over crimes against humanity that the Lord’s Resistance Army rebel group that he commands, committed to the people of Northern Uganda.

It’s been almost a week now and reports have been circulating on social media indicating how Kony had written to President Museveni in plea of resumption of peace talks.

Regardless of the uncertainty pertaining the originality of the source, the reports are fully detailed, inclusive of the whole team Kony allegedly wants to meet for negotiations, not excluded among others the deputy speaker of parliament, Hon. Jacob Oulanyah.

In 1995, Joseph Kony, a former altar boy waged war against the Ugandan government that saw thousands of locals from Northern Ugandan killed, maimed and displaced from their homes and relegated to staying in IDP camps.

The two-decade insurgency also gave rise to concentration camps in Northern Uganda where over two million people were confined but people have slowly returned to their homes after Kony and his rebel group was dislodged to the Central African Republic by the UPDF.

 

By Baron Kironde

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