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    We Shall Clear All Hospital Bills Of The Victims And Deal With Perpetrators – CDF Muhoozi Apologises To Brutalised Journalists…



    CDF Gen. David Muhoozi (L) right are some of the journalists who were brutalised by police and military

    The Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) Chief of Defence Forces  (CDF), General David Muhoozi has apologised to the journalists that were beaten by police and the  military while executing their duties yesterday, when they had gone to cover Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine’s petition to the United Nations Human Rights Commission.

    The police and military yesterday afternoon clobbered several people who had gone with National Unity Platform (NUP) leader Robert Kyagulanyi aka Bobi Wine, to the United Nations High Commission for Human Rights (UNCHR), in Kololo, Kampala.

    Kyagulanyi had gone together with others to deliver a petition to the UN to intervene in the continued abductions of Ugandans by armed  security operatives who use drone vans.

    However, the police blocked all the people Bobi Wine had gone with, allowing only him, NUP Secretary General Lewis Rubongoya and Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament Matthias Mpuuga, before they brutalized all the other people he had gone with, in a bid to disperse them.

    In reaction to the absurd development however, CDF Gen. Muhoozi has promised to take action against the perpetrators.

    He admitted that lessons have been learnt from that and previous incidents and promised to liaise with the media to improve relationship that’s going so sour lately.

    It should be recalled however that in August 2018, a similar incident occurred after Bobi Wine’s arrest in Arua, whereby journalists who were covering the protests that broke out in Kampala and other parts of the country were severely beaten by UPDF officers.

    Then UPDF Spokesperson Brig Richard Karemire said that the CDF had ordered for the arrest of all officers involved, although  none has never been prosecuted to date.

    The Kampala Metropolitan Police (KMP) spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, however, insisted that yesterday’s ugly incident was orchestrated by Bobi Wine.

    According to Police, Bobi Wine successfully submitted his petition to the United Nations Human Rights offices, located at Prince Charles Drive, Kololo in Kampala, but he breached the standing COVID-19 regulations against holding processions, reason why they had to disperse the crowd that he had gone with to Kololo.

    “Bobi Wine however disregarded the guidelines and held an illegal procession and assembly involving bodabodas, motor vehicles and supporters walking on foot,” Police spokesperson Patrick Onyango said in a statement.

    “Although we respect the rights of citizens to freely assemble and express themselves, the health and safety of all Ugandans and visitors, and rule of law remains our top priority,”  he added.

    Onyango also noted, as a reminder, that all unlawful rallies, assemblies and processions are still restricted under the health protocols in place.

    The Police spokesperson therefore revealed that due to the acts of overcrowding at the security perimeters near the UN offices, there was a great potential of breaching the security perimeter, which led to additional reinforcement that helped disperse the uncontrolled crowds.


    By Baron Kironde


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    M7 Urges Ugandans To Study European History



    President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni has urged Ugandans to study European history in order to gain relevant knowledge to develop the country.

    Museveni, who was represented by Vice President Jessica Alupo, made the statement at a symposium to address the role of universities in responding to Africa’s problems and development needs. The symposium was held on March 30th at Makerere University.

    Museveni told Ugandans to study European history and get exposed to the world.

    “Have seen some people saying what is the use of studying European History. It is very important to study European History cause when you know about the world, it is like a laboratory. You can know how the world is and how society evolves,” he said.

    Museveni said Africans should borrow good ideas from the Europeans and have them implemented in their own countries.

    He also expressed his dismay with colonial influence that is washing away the African culture and values. He said Africans are buying ‘acids’ to bleach themselves due to colonial influence.

    Museveni further said that University education must help Africas regain their confidence.

    “The education system or university education must put confidence back into the African people,” he said.

    The president also urged universities to incorporate integration in the scope of what they teach to students. He said universities should not teach economics without integration or political science without regional integration.

    Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe, Makerere University’s vice chancellor urged the government to prioritise postgraduate studies, saying that these help countries transform faster.

    “Economies of countries are transformed much faster if you have a mass of PhD and masters’ graduates,” he said.

    According to Nawangwe, postgraduate students are able to conduct research that leads to national transformation.

    Makerere University will in the next academic year cut the number of undergraduate students to create space for postgraduate and PhD students.

    The institution has also called upon government to increase sponsorship slots for postgraduate students. This is aimed at turning Makerere University into a research led institution.

    By Nickson Maberi


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    Karamoja Iron Sheets Protest: Eight Remanded To Luzira Prison



    Court has remanded a total of eight youths to Luzira prison who were involved in a protest on Tuesday calling for the arrest of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.

    The eight were arrested along Ben Kiwanuka Street as they called for the arrest and persecution of those involved in the Karamoja Iron Sheets Scandal.

    These include Kawooya Sharif, Ssegawa Shafik, Bukenya Moses, Ndyasiima Nelson, Matanda Augustine, Nayebare Gilbert, Najjume Sanyu and Ssemakula Teddy.

    The eight, who allege to be victims of torture, were arraigned before court and remanded to Luzira prison till April 12th, 2023. The group is accused of assaulting a police officer ASP Flavia Musimenta.

    Police on Monday said it was concluding investigations of ministers involved in the Karamoja iron sheets scandal.


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    Minister Rusoke Endorses ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ Campaign



    The Minister of State for Local Government Hon. Rusoke Victoria has endorsed the ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ campaign and urged Ugandans to rally behind president Museveni and make him president again in 2026.

    Rusoke said during the launch of the disbursement of Parish Development Model (PDM) funds to beneficiaries in Lwengo District that Museveni is the only leader that has shown love to the people of Uganda.

    Rusoke told Lwengo residents that by voting Museveni again in 2026, they will make it possible for him to continue with the implementation of the National Resistance Movement (NRM) manifesto.
    The beneficiaries were selected from 43 out of 45 Parishes in Lwengo District.

    The ‘Jajja Tova Ku Main’ is a campaign manned by youth across the country with an aim of promoting Museveni’s 2026 Presidential candidature.

    Mr Kitatta Ibrahim Almalik, the Lwengo District LCV Chairman hailed the regime for remaining truthful to its core Ideological principles of Nationalism, Pan Africanism, Social Economic Transformation and Democracy.

    Kitatta said the Parish Development Model will help households overcome poverty through establishing income generating projects using the PDM funds.



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