Rukiga MP faults opposition for sabotaging gov’t projects

The Rukiga County Member of Parliament, Hon. Herbert Kabafunzaki has blamed opposition political party leaders for criticizing government programs that are intended to develop Ugandans. Speaking during the launch of examination strategy for primary seven candidates in Rukiga district, a function that was held at Rwamucucu Sub County headquarters, yesterday, Kabafunzaki expressed concern on how leaders of the opposition political parties have continued to criticize government programs like operation wealth creation, Universal Primary and Secondary Education, as non developmental. Hon Kabafunzaki also said that without cooperation among all Ugandans, development…

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Condom Imports Increase

There is increased importation of condoms by the private sector in the country, the National Drug Authority-NDA has revealed. Statistics from NDA show an increase in the importation of condoms from 154 million in 2015 to 175 million in 2016. This number is estimated to have increased to 180 million condoms this year in the private sector. The NDA Secretary, Donna Kusemererwa attributes the increase to the willingness by users to buy the condoms as opposed to relying on those distributed by government. The Coordinator HIV Prevention, Uganda AIDS Commission,…

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Court Orders ISO to Produce Etukuri Dead or Alive

The High Court Civil Division has ordered the Director General of Internal Security Organization-ISO, Fred Kaka Bagyenda to produce New Vision Crime reporter, Charles Etukuri in court on Monday next week, dead or alive. The Deputy Registrar of the High Court Civil Division, Alex Kauju made the directive, yesterday, afternoon. It follows an application for a habeous Corpus filed by the New Vision legal department backed with an affidavit sworn by Jimmy Ariko, an employee of New Vision following the mysterious arrest of Etukuri and their failure to locate him.…

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Museveni Rejects Calls to Increase Funding to Agriculture

President, Yoweri Museveni has rejected calls by activists and farmers to increase the funding to the agriculture sector by 10 percent in the national budget. In the 2017/18 financial year budget, government allocated the Agriculture sector 828 billion shillings out of the 29 trillion shillings National budget representing 3.8 per cent. However, activists, Members of Parliament and farmers are pushing government to increase the agriculture budget on grounds that it employs majority of Ugandans. But, Museveni says that such targets are unrealistic and are always pushed by self-seekers employed by…

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