Dilapidated Health Facility Worries Kalangala Residents

[Monitor] Kalangala -Kyamuswa Health Centre IV, a facility that serves 61 islands that make up Kyamuswa health sub-district, is in a sorry state, threatening lives of hundreds that seek services from the facility.

[Monitor] Kalangala -Kyamuswa Health Centre IV, a facility that serves 61 islands that make up Kyamuswa health sub-district, is in a sorry state, threatening lives of hundreds that seek services from the facility.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why Parliament Should Re-Visit KCCA Law

[Monitor] Kampala City has in its more than 100 years of existence expanded from the original seven hills of Nakasero, Namirembe, Lubaga, Mulago, Kibuli, Kololo and Makerere to anything upward of 20 hills. A city which was planned to accommodate 300,00…

[Monitor] Kampala City has in its more than 100 years of existence expanded from the original seven hills of Nakasero, Namirembe, Lubaga, Mulago, Kibuli, Kololo and Makerere to anything upward of 20 hills. A city which was planned to accommodate 300,000 people has now a population of more than three million, which increases to five million during the day.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Why Sugarcane Outgrowers Oppose Museveni Zoning Policy

[Monitor] Buikwe -On April 28, President Museveni issued a directive to district leaders not to license any new sugar factories unless their source of sugarcane is guaranteed.

[Monitor] Buikwe -On April 28, President Museveni issued a directive to district leaders not to license any new sugar factories unless their source of sugarcane is guaranteed.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

PF Is A Failed Project, says Hichilema

Incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has alleged that the ruling Patriotic Front is a failed project. Hichilema, who writes from his Lusaka Central Prison Cell, states that the tenets of democracy had been abrogated. The UPND leader has decried the … Continued

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Incarcerated opposition leader Hakainde Hichilema has alleged that the ruling Patriotic Front is a failed project. Hichilema, who writes from his Lusaka Central Prison Cell, states that the tenets of democracy had been abrogated. The UPND leader has decried the violence that rocked Lusaka’s Memorial Park on Saturday when a popular party member Clance Nalosa Zulu was put to rest. UPND and PF cadres clashed in a bloody fight that landed some officials in hospital. HERE IS HAKAINDE HICHILEMA COMMENTARY Dear Colleagues, We would like to assure you that we are alive and still in good spirits, despite numerous measures aimed at killing our spirit. And we would like to most sincerely thank you colleagues out there for sending us books and other literary works for us to just have a full understanding of what is going on. Certainly, we are also grateful to one mother out there who gave us the book, “Long Walk to Freedomâ€. This is the story of Nelson Mandela which is very instructive. However, we would like to paraphrase it this way “Prison is meant to destroy your spirit, this is the reason they give you the same clothes and treat you the same way.†We are not yet convicted but the treatment we are receiving is like that of a convicted prisoner. Nevertheless, that does not bother us at all. We have seen it all, experienced it all in the days we have been here, nothing can be worse than what we have already been subjected to, but we are telling the persecutors that our minds are intact. Our Lord God and His son Jesus Christ have been on our side. Colleagues as we stated earlier, we are here for justice. We have heard many progressive citizens and groups call for our release. We are truly grateful for your efforts. We have equally heard another school of thought going round that there is no President with powers to release us; Yes, at the moment that is true and we agree with that school of thought also. There is no President who can release us because this matter is before the courts of law. In any case, we are not here on a sympathy expedition colleagues; we are here because someone somewhere thinks we committed a crime. And what we want is the truth to see its day in court. Ours is a fight for democracy and a better Zambia for all. Our democracy is being abrogated every day, but we can assure you that we are here to address this cancer that is eating the country alive while we watch. The Patriotic Front and its leaders are a failed project. That is a fact and even the PF know that they have failed. However, we remain determined not to allow the PF to destroy this country. We would like you, fellow citizens, who care for this country to add your voices and throw your weight behind this crusade called “operation restore democracy.†We have one country and that country is Zambia, we therefore cannot allow it to be taken backwards as the case is now. The second issue we want to touch on is the issue of the violence that is now escalating and even reaching sacrosanct places such as the graveyard. This is totally unacceptable and immoral. When we say this country is on autopilot, this is what we mean. We are vindicated. We cannot have a situation like that happen in our country, for Christ’s sake, such behavior must be stopped forthwith. What is happening colleagues are signs of a failed state? You might want to argue with us on this point, but the issue is simple; who is in charge of this country? Who is supposed to protect those citizens being attacked at funerals? Where is Zambia police? If Government cannot show up where innocent mourners are attacked by criminals from a party claiming leadership, at a place that is just 3 kilometers from the center of power, tell us how that Government will show up in Nakonde which is 1700 kilometers from Lusaka? This violence we are abating will one day escalate to a level where we shall fail to manage it. Whoever claims to be in Government must step up now and address this issue aggressively. If we were irresponsible we would have called on our supporters to arm and protect themselves, but where will that get us, as a country? Is it asking too much to at least respect our burial sites? Are we animals now that we have failed to reason as human beings and turning every opportunity into a battle field? This is very shameful countrymen and women, let us respect our departed loved ones. We cannot belittle our lost beloved ones like that and this is why when our time to run the affairs of our country come, we will surely respect all of you and uphold morals befitting a Christian nation. Have a productive week colleagues and we can assure you that we are fine. Thank you for the sustained support. God Bless you all, God Bless Zambia HH. The post PF Is A Failed Project, says Hichilema appeared first on Zambia Reports.

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Oil Probe Report Puts House, Executive On a Collision Course

[Monitor] Quite easily the icing on the 10th Parliament’s cake, the impatiently awaited report on investigations into circumstances under which government officials received Shs6b is out.

[Monitor] Quite easily the icing on the 10th Parliament's cake, the impatiently awaited report on investigations into circumstances under which government officials received Shs6b is out.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

Where Two Titles Exist On Same Land, Law Protects the First One

[Monitor] Recently, I participated in a radio talk show on the land issue in which the government was represented by an official from the Ministry of Lands. I left feeling that we are about to witness an unprecented grabbing of land.

[Monitor] Recently, I participated in a radio talk show on the land issue in which the government was represented by an official from the Ministry of Lands. I left feeling that we are about to witness an unprecented grabbing of land.

source: AllAfrica News: Uganda

The Case of Refugee Influx

[Monitor] Sometimes, you hear stories that leave you wondering if they are true or simply made up, in the mind of the storyteller. A friend shared with us that in a certain overpopulated country in the world, people are so desperate to find jobs that c…

[Monitor] Sometimes, you hear stories that leave you wondering if they are true or simply made up, in the mind of the storyteller. A friend shared with us that in a certain overpopulated country in the world, people are so desperate to find jobs that casual labour. They sit next to high rise buildings that are under construction waiting to be called to work. However, the opportunity does not often manifest, except when one of the workers falls from the high-rise and dies.

source: AllAfrica News: Congo-Kinshasa