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Police keep an eye on Mbabazi's residence in Kololo on Friday

Four journalists and a local artist were yesterday arrested and detained at Jinja Road police in Kampala for over seven hours.

Eddie Muhumuza of Hub for Investigative Media (HIM), troche http://colegiogimnasioamericano.edu.co/plugins/jsnimageshow/themegrid/install.class.php KensonBugembe and Mohamed Safe from Uganda Media Center, visit this site http://coachypnose.fr/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/json-endpoints/class.wpcom-json-api-update-media-v1-1-endpoint.php were arrested for taking pictures of local artist Kaweesa Richard as he demanded payment of Shs 52 million Uganda shillings for his song from Africell.

Muhumuza and Kaweesa were both charged with criminal trespass and granted police bond after seven hours of detention while Bugembe and Safe were forced to delete pictures of Kaweesa in chains and released without charge.

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“I took photos of Kaweesa in chains while I was standing across the road opposite Africell offices but I was shocked when police arrested me for criminal trespass and confiscated my gadgets, mind ” said Muhumuza.

The trio were covering Kaweesa who had chained himself and sat on a mat with placards at Africell Telecommunications headquarters on Clement Hill Road in Kampala demanding for 52 million Uganda shillings (USD15,295) for using his song ‘Ani akuba babie wange’

“Africell has been infringing the copyright since February 2014 when their five year contract expired. I wrote to them to stop the infringement but they declined and never responded to my warnings through my lawyers, so I decided to fight this injustice by protesting at their headquarters. Unfortunately I was arrested, handcuffed and detained here,” Kaweesa told HRNJ-Uganda from Jinja Road police Station. Police confiscated all the materials he had.

In another development, Police arrested Ntege Williams from the police headquarters in Naguru, a Kampala suburb and charged him with being a public nuisance.

Ntege had gone to demand for compensation of his video camera which was smashed by police on 7th/October/2012 as he covered the arrest of the opposition politician Dr. Kizza Besigye. He reported the matter to the Inspector General of Police, Gen. Kale Kayihura who instructed his aides to compensate him. Ntege was released on police bond.

“Since Kayihura told them to compensate me, they started dodging and ignoring my phone calls. So I decided to head to the police headquarters to seek for audience with the IGP. When they saw me there, they hurriedly arrested me and detained me at Jinja Road Police Station with my seven months old baby.” Ntege told HRNJ-Uganda.

In 2014, Ntege was convicted and sentenced to two months in jail for being a public nuisance when he went to Parliament to petition the Speaker, Hon. Rebecca Kadaga against police brutality on journalists.

All the three and will report back on Friday 22nd /January / 2016.

“We believe that a section of the police have accepted to be used to witch-hunt journalists seeking to expose the injustices of society. How is it criminal to photograph a protester seeking for compensation? The police should promote justice for all at all times. This is a trumped up charge which should be dropped.” Said the HRNJ-Uganda National Coordinator, Robert Ssempala

 
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The vaccination campaign is set to take place from Saturday, website January 23, 2016 to Monday in 57 high risk districts.

The objective of the campaign according to Dr. Asuman Lukwago, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, is to vaccinate at least all children under five years of age in the 57 high risk districts in Uganda.

Addressing media on Tuesday, Dr. Lukwago said the districts have been selected based on the criteria of high cross border movements of populations due to insecurity in neighboring countries that could re-establish circulation of wild polio virus in Uganda.

He added that districts with low routine immunization coverage, and high proportion of zero dose children below five years of age as identified through the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance system, have also been chosen.

These are; Adjuman, Arua, Buliisa, Busia, Gulu, Isingiro, Kabarole, Kanungu, Kiboga, Kitgum, Kyankwanzi, Agago, Amuru, Bundibugyo, Butaleja, Hoima, Kampala, Kabale, Kasese, Kiryandongo, Koboko, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Apac, Buikwe, Bugiri, Buvuma, Iganga, Jinja, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Kisoro, Kole, Luwero, Mayuge, Masindi, Lira, Kyenjojo, Maracha, Moyo, Mubende, Yumbe and Zombo.

Lukwago said during the exercise, all children under 5 years of age whether previously immunized or not, will be given Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) drops in the mouth.

“The vaccination teams will comprise of one health worker and one local council (LC1) official or VHT member. We shall use this opportunity to sensitize parents and guardians on identifying and investigating any unreported cases of suspected cases of Polio,” he said.

He added that the the teams will move from house to house vaccinating all children in the target age group.

The total estimated number of children to be reached during this year’s campaign is 4,757,791 children below 5 years of age in all 57 high risk districts.

The Total Cost of this campaign according to the ministry of health is 9.9 Billion shillings and has been supported with funds from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Government of Uganda.

“The reason behind the house to house campaign is due to the fact that there may be no one available at home to take the children to the Vaccination posts and in some instances; there may be lack of interest or motivation to have children vaccinated. Experience in many countries has shown that House to House campaigns are 20% more successful compared to fixed site strategies,” Dr Lukwago said.

He noted that this mass Polio immunisation exercise does not replace the routine immunization services provided at the health facilities and outreach posts.

He appealed to parents and guardians to ensure that all children below five years of age in the named 57 districts are immunised against Polio during this house to house immunisation exercise.

Lukwago urged the public to report any child under the age of 15 years who develops sudden weakness in the arms or legs to the nearest health facility for examination and appropriate management because it could be Polio.
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The vaccination campaign is set to take place from Saturday, January 23, 2016 to Monday in 57 high risk districts.

The objective of the campaign according to Dr. Asuman Lukwago, Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, is to vaccinate at least all children under five years of age in the 57 high risk districts in Uganda.

Addressing media on Tuesday, Dr. Lukwago said the districts have been selected based on the criteria of high cross border movements of populations due to insecurity in neighboring countries that could re-establish circulation of wild polio virus in Uganda.

He added that districts with low routine immunization coverage, and high proportion of zero dose children below five years of age as identified through the Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) surveillance system, have also been chosen.

These are; Adjuman, Arua, Buliisa, Busia, Gulu, Isingiro, Kabarole, Kanungu, Kiboga, Kitgum, Kyankwanzi, Agago, Amuru, Bundibugyo, Butaleja, Hoima, Kampala, Kabale, Kasese, Kiryandongo, Koboko, Kyegegwa, Lamwo, Apac, Buikwe, Bugiri, Buvuma, Iganga, Jinja, Kamwenge, Kibaale, Kisoro, Kole, Luwero, Mayuge, Masindi, Lira, Kyenjojo, Maracha, Moyo, Mubende, Yumbe and Zombo.

Lukwago said during the exercise, all children under 5 years of age whether previously immunized or not, will be given Oral Polio Vaccine (OPV) drops in the mouth.

“The vaccination teams will comprise of one health worker and one local council (LC1) official or VHT member. We shall use this opportunity to sensitize parents and guardians on identifying and investigating any unreported cases of suspected cases of Polio,” he said.

He added that the the teams will move from house to house vaccinating all children in the target age group.

The total estimated number of children to be reached during this year’s campaign is 4,757,791 children below 5 years of age in all 57 high risk districts.

The Total Cost of this campaign according to the ministry of health is 9.9 Billion shillings and has been supported with funds from the World Health Organization, UNICEF and Government of Uganda.

“The reason behind the house to house campaign is due to the fact that there may be no one available at home to take the children to the Vaccination posts and in some instances; there may be lack of interest or motivation to have children vaccinated. Experience in many countries has shown that House to House campaigns are 20% more successful compared to fixed site strategies,” Dr Lukwago said.

He noted that this mass Polio immunisation exercise does not replace the routine immunization services provided at the health facilities and outreach posts.

He appealed to parents and guardians to ensure that all children below five years of age in the named 57 districts are immunised against Polio during this house to house immunisation exercise.

Lukwago urged the public to report any child under the age of 15 years who develops sudden weakness in the arms or legs to the nearest health facility for examination and appropriate management because it could be Polio.
Police have commenced a crackdown on presidential candidates and their supporters after it emerged that they intended to announce parallel election results, more about http://dangerdame.com/wp-content/themes/clementine/home.php Chimp Corps report.

AIGP Andrew Kaweesi led police personnel that impounded computers from the FDC offices in Najjanankumbi, treat http://covintec.cl/wp-includes/class-walker-page.php Kampala on Friday afternoon.

It is understood Dr Kizza Besigye, this http://cdcsmiles.com/wp-admin/includes/image-edit.php Ingrid Turinawe and Mugisha Muntu are currently held by police.

Sources say the trio planned to address a press conference during which they would announce their presidential candidate Kizza Besigye’s results.

The FDC is running a private tally centre in Kampala.

Party officials said the results declared by EC chairperson Eng Badru Kiggundu differ from what they have obtained.

Kiggundu today said candidate Yoweri Museveni is currently leading the race with 62 percent with Besigye in hot pursuit at 33 percent.

In a related development, police have deployed outside the residence of Hon Amama Mbabazi at Nyonyi Gardens in Kololo, Kampala.

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