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DPC Mwesigye Case Flops Again

Former Old Kampala DPC Jorum Mwesigye

Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda has come out to explain why he halted the ban on plastic bags, viagra order http://comerydivertirse.com/wp-admin/includes/screen.php which was slated to take effect today, price April 15.

National Environmental Management Authority [NEMA] a couple of days ago announced that the ban; which was introduced in the 2009/10, would take effect on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Rugunda came out yesterday, just hours to the deadline and postponed the ban, ‘pending discussions with the relevant ministries and other stakeholders.’

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He said he was approached by representatives of the Uganda Manufacturers Association [UMA] and Kampala City Traders Association [KACITA] who raised concerns about the ban.

The Premier’s decision was met with mixed reactions from the sections of the population, with many questioning government’s commitment to protect the environment.

Plastic bags are considered amongst Uganda’s worst environment pollutants, as they contain toxic dyes and plasticizers that can leach into foodstuffs, thereby endangering consumer’s health.

In response to some of the concerns, Dr Rugunda has come out this morning to defend his stance, saying that implementation of the ban would call for a properly coordinated approach.

“The principle of the need to protect our shared environment through many ways including the ban on the use of the kaveera is not in question. What we need is a properly coordinated approach for effective implementation,” he said in a statement.

“We also need effective public education and awareness to ensure personal responsibility by each one of us at all levels to ensure proper waste disposal that we do not litter and throw garbage everywhere, so that collectively, we protect the environment.”
The hearing of the case in which former Old Kampala DPC Joram Mwesigye is charged with among others assault on journalists, viagra http://cctvcameraz.com/wp-includes/simplepie/enclosure.php has flopped for the second time.

The case didn’t proceed yesterday as expected;   despite the presence of state witness Ronald Galiwango a journalist who was at the scene when WBS TV’s Andrew Lwanga was beaten by the police officer.

The flop came after the defense counsel John Spencer asked court for an adjournment on the grounds that the magistrate in charge of this matter Ssanyu Mukasa is on leave.

Buganda Road grade one magistrate adjourned who took over in the interim Joan Aciro the hearing to 14th May 2015.

L-R Andrew Lwanga (victim) Robert Sempala (UHRNJ),and Ronald Galiwango a witness

L-R Andrew Lwanga (victim) Robert Sempala (UHRNJ),and Ronald Galiwango a witness

Robert Sempala the coordinator for Human rights Network for Journalist [HRJU] described this as an act of delayed Justice to the complainant.

He said however, that the journalists’ fraternity would not relent until justice for the battered colleagues is served.

In earlier testimonies the two assaulted journalists Joseph Ssettimba (Bukedde tv) and Andrew Lwanga (WBS) pinned Mwesigye for clobbering and destroying their cameras while covering a youths demonstration in January.

Mwesigye committed the offence at Florina bar and restaurant along Namirembe road; causing serious bodily harm on Lwanga who still uses clutches to walk.

 

 

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