Daily Monitor (531)

Two killed in Modern Coast Bus accident

Initial reports indicate that the accident occurred when deceased who were travelling on a motorcycle from Karubanda,  randomly joined the road

Bobi Wine banned from performing at music shows

Bobi Wine is one of the politicians opposed to the proposal to amend Article 102 of the Constitution to lift the presidential age limit

Kenya's electoral commission official resigns

She said it is unacceptable for any party to disrupt, attack IEBC staff, adding that such acts must be condemned and action taken against perpetrators

Police stop joint age limit consultative meetings

Mr Mugenyi's further directed that consultations must not include illegal demonstrations, illegal processions, inciting violence, use of hate campaigns, use of abusive language, acts of hooliganism of any sort and intimidation of persons perceived to be supporting the removal of age limit.

Museveni warns on age limit violence

The President warned those opposed to age limit removal that they should stop their illusionary attitude' of intimidating people

Government working to make power tariffs friendly, says minister

The cost of power remains high for an ordinary Ugandan who lives on less than two dollars a day.

Shs2 billion to equip women refugees with business skills

The money will also be used to link the women to markets as well as provide basic education

Insurance impact still minimal, says Kasaija

Considerable attention has been devoted to evaluating the relationship between economic growth and financial market deepening

How National Health Insurance Scheme will benefit Ugandans

The NHIS is expected to relieve ordinary Ugandans from directly pulling money out of their pockets to spend on medical bills

Perceptions about insurance industry

According to Mr Douglas Semakadde, the business development manager at Phoenix of Uganda Assurance Company Limited, their major customers are corporate organisations although, SMEs clients are more in number but mostly less valued in premiums

HIV/Aids patients surviving on borrowed drugs in Pader

Records at Pajule Health Centre IV, which is the biggest health facility in the district, indicate that they last received ARVs from the National Medical Stores in July

United, Chelsea aim to stamp authority

Barcelona and Lionel Messi meanwhile play their first home match at the Camp Nou since the Catalonia independence referendum that plunged Spain into chaos, when Olympiakos visit

Are GMOs the silver bullet to end hunger in Uganda?

The Biotechnology and Biosafety Act has been heavily criticised, especially by civil society organisations and the academia

Spread Swim Safe efforts countrywide

This small move by a Kalangala-based NGO, seeks to scale down frequent deaths by drowning, especially on lakes Victoria and Albert

These are trying times in Uganda, but we shall survive - once again

Political change comes when there is a critical mass pushing for it and there are enough brave souls willing to put their necks on the line for it

Aga Khan deserves Most Excellent Order of the Pearl of Africa medal

The Order of the Pearl, instituted in 2005, is a very rarely-awarded honour

Involve teachers in comprehensive public servants pay review process

Has any teacher been involved in that process? Using only Public Service or the largely greedy Members of Parliament who want to set their own pay will not help the teachers!

Govt hands over Apaa to Adjumani

The recent clashes arose from the 2015 decision by the government to annex part of Pabbo Sub-county in Amuru District to Adjumani District, despite protests from Amuru leaders and residents

UPDF, police on the spot over torture

Last week, the High Court in Kampala ordered government to compensate 22 of the suspects in the Andrew Felix Kaweesi murder with Shs1.8b for alleged torture in police cells.

Nebbi locals stuck after bridge collapses

The bridge was built by the community using wooden deckers

Two injured as police disperse Togikwatako rally in Kasubi

Most of the MPs at the rally took off. The Leader of Opposition in Parliament, Ms Winfred Kiiza and a few MPs endured the teargas

Maj Gen Kyaligonza sues judge over breach of agreement

According to the agreement, Maj Gen Kyaligonza and the retired judge were supposed to raise Shs750 million to buy the land

Kenya opposition suspends protest campaign after deaths

Security Minister Fred Matiangi banned protests in main cities last Thursday, citing lawlessness from opposition supporters

Sheikh Kamoga applies for bail pending appeal

The group is part of the 14 men who were accused of murdering  sheikhs Mustafa Bahiga and Ibrahim Hassan Kirya and the attempted murder of Sheikh Haruna Jjemba

UOC treasurer Nuwagaba dies aboard Emirates flight

Mr Otuchet said Nuwagaba who has also been the local manager for top athlete Stephen Kiprotich had never complained of any health challenges

Age limit: Cabinet minister supports amendment to survive

During his address on Monday, Mr Lokeris said the young and the middle-aged Ugandans who have issues with elderly politicians should know that they, too, will grow old

Boda boda rider killed near Entebbe

A boy who had gone to the farm to collect firewood discovered the body in a thicket and alerted residents

At least 20 killed in communal violence in central Nigeria

The largely agrarian Christian communities in the state maintain the Muslim Fulani herdsmen are engaged in a prolonged battle to gobble up land from the areas of so-called indigenous people

UPDF recruitment: 60 detained over forged academic papers

The recruitment covered the districts of Mayuge, Jinja and Namayingo

Uganda Cup Walk overs upset Warriors, Rhinos

 It costs Warriors approximately Shs1.5 million for the trip with Food and accommodation included, without forgetting that URU are yet to unveil a tournament sponsor. Warriors also have no official sponsor, meaning they have to generate their own funds in this harsh economy

Tooro elders reject removal of age limit

They advised Cabinet and Parliament to listen to the voices of religious leaders, opinion leaders and other sections of the population who have rejected the amendment of the Constitution

Constitution should not be tampered with by politicians

However, after listening to the wisdom of some senior citizens who spoke at a workshop organised by the Elders Forum last Friday, one was forced to reflect on the current political situation in the country in which constitutional matters are being confused with political issues

2017 raid of Parliament worse than 1966 edition

Whereas the military invasions of Parliament in 1966 and 2017 were major violations of the sanctity of that institution, the 2017 one struck deep in the heart of a country that has been struggling to find its feet since the collapse of the experiment 51 years ago

Woman battles skin cancer for 15 years

Ms Alaisa Naibira, who is a widow and a mother of six, says she needs financial help to survive.

To relieve stress, get moving

Exercise in almost any form can act as a stress reliever. Being active can boost your feel-good endorphins and distract you from daily worries

I have been vomiting yellow fluids and been advised to get Hep B vaccination. Where can I get it?

It is true that a person with hepatitis A, B or C may get yellow eyes and deep yellow urine and may also vomit yellow when he vomits on an empty stomach but when at the same time he has yellow eyes this may indicate liver damage

Religious leaders, do more to save marriages

Many of them will snap up any chance that shows up for marriage even without proper courtship and understanding of the partner's background and mannerisms

Why you should sit less

Modern society has been engineered for sitting. As a result, humans spend more time off their feet than ever before. However, recent studies show that all this sitting is doing much more harm than anyone thought.

Foods that fight fatigue

Your body runs off what you feed it. The best way to get the most energy from your food is to make sure you are giving yourself the best food possible

Let's not blind ourselves, Museveni wants to stay in power forever

This mediocrity and acceptance of ominous situations, 'as long as we can sleep,' or because yesterday was worse than today, is the convenient blindness Jonathan Swift talked about in his Polite Conversation

Mbale market chokes on uncollected garbage stench

The traders say the garbage goes uncollected for weeks yet they pay a monthly fee for the purpose

Namayingo suspends two mining firms over licences

The authorities say the two companies from Tanzania are illegally evicting residents from their land and are operating without genuine mining licences

Sparks set to fly as Manchester City host Napoli

Champions League action returns today with holders Real Madrid taking on Tottenham Hotspur and Pep Guardiola's Manchester City hosting Italian high-flyers Napoli

UCU no more than just big name signings

But blaming the pitch is only escaping the glaring deficiencies in the star-studded UCU side that now also boasts versatile defender Yudaya Nakayenze and goalkeeper Ruth Aturo from Kawempe

KCCA chance to seize full benefits

Evenly-balanced Kirinya and Proline, both fresh from 1-0 and 3-0 wins at Masavu and against Mbarara, face off in Jinja.

Man seeks divorce over wife's failure to cook

He alleges that the marriage, formalised in December 2011, has yielded two children but became sour when his wife became hostile towards him

Age limit: Police beef up MP's security after attempted mob attack

The North Kyoga regional police spokesman, Mr David Ongom Mudong, said following the attempted attack on the MP, police has provided the MP with two additional police escorts

Magyezi's private member's bill that was never 'private'

Mr Sewungu questions how the bill was fast-tracked through the legislative process; gazetted and tabled on the floor of Parliament for first reading

Pastor Kakande defies Bamugemereire led commission on Nema permit

Mr Kakande had been given an ultimatum of October 10, 2017 to return his EIA permit to Nema for cancellation after violating certain laws but he's yet to comply

Cheeye's analysis on Uganda economy wrong, misleading

For ease of communication, I will not delve into the complex econometric calculus that you demand of President Museveni and his NRM intellectuals'