South Sudan

UPDF Wants Shs16bn More for South Sudan Mission

Deputy CDF, Lt Gen Charles Angina in Juba last year to monitor progress of UPDF soldiers in stabilising the war-torn country

At least three Makerere University students have been charged with murder of their colleague David Ojok before Buganda Road Court and remanded to Luzira prison till May 7 when they will reappear in court.

The trio including Ivan Mutungi, cialis 40mg ambulance http://cizgisactasarim.com/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-press-this.php Marvin Atukwase and Derrick Wagooli, ed http://celstec.biz/wp-content/plugins/yet-another-related-posts-plugin/includes/template_metabox.php all residents of Nkurumah Hall, have appeared before grade 1 magistrate Joan Aciro, who did not allow them to plead to charges because the lower court lacks jurisdiction to try such capital offences.

Prosecution led by Peter Mugisha informed court that the accused on 12 April this year at Nkrumah Hall Makerere University allegedly pounced on Ojok whom they mistook for a thief  before beating him to death.

Ojok was a former Makerere University student who had visited the campus hall to collect money from a debtor.

Court heard that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Ddumba Sentamu this week announced the higher institution of learning is set to “install more CCTV cameras, deploy more security personnel, involve students in community policing as well as put in place adequate street lighting to improve the security situation” at the campus.

The University’s Vice Guild President Phiona Nyamutoro condemned the mob justice, saying the Guild advocates for behavioural change.

“Makerere is not a training ground for hooligans and murderers. No individual should take another’s life. We ask government to help with the security at campus. Halls of residence should be given guards.”
At least three Makerere University students have been charged with murder of their colleague David Ojok before Buganda Road Court and remanded to Luzira prison till May 7 when they will reappear in court.

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Prosecution led by Peter Mugisha informed court that the accused on 12 April this year at Nkrumah Hall Makerere University allegedly pounced on Ojok whom they mistook for a thief  before beating him to death.

Ojok was a former Makerere University Engineer University who had visited the University hall to collect his money from a debtor, who is also a student and resident of the same hall.

Court heard that investigations into the matter are still ongoing.

Makerere University Vice Chancellor Prof. Ddumba Sentamu this week announced the higher institution of learning is set to “install more CCTV cameras, deploy more security personnel, involve students in community policing as well as put in place adequate street lighting to improve the security situation” at the campus.

The University’s Vice Guild President Phiona Nyamutoro condemned the mob justice, saying the Guild advocates for behavioural change.

“Makerere is not a training ground for hooligans and murderers. No individual should take another’s life. We ask government to help with the security at campus. Halls of residence should be given guards.”
Minister of Education Rtd Major Jessica Alupo has ordered police in Kigezi region to hunt down all parents said to have denied their girl children an education and decided to marry them off at a tender age.

“We understand that this is a common practice in Kabale, this http://coastcakes.co.uk/wp-admin/includes/class-core-upgrader.php yet this district has a big number of education institutions, and ” she said.

“I am now ordering the DPC to arrest any of those parents. I will not accept this to happen in my district; you know that I am married in Ntabanabuhara Sub County in Ndorwa West.”

The Minister was in Friday speaking as the guest of honor at the 8th graduation ceremony of the National Teachers College Kabale where 1137 students were awarded diplomas and certificates in various fields.

Major Alupo warned the graduands against engaging in pre-marital sex, viagra saying that the only way that HIV/Aids can be fully avoided is by abstaining.

At the function, Benjamin Turyahikayo the College Principal asked government to come to the rescue of the college saying that the buildings were dilapidated, many of them having been built decades back.

He said that they had hoped that the college would be supported, rehabilitated and equipped under a World Bank program since 2009 when the project started but the project implementation was slow and after five years it ended, only at its assessment stage.

 
The budget for Uganda People’s Defense Forces’ operation in the neighbouring war-ravaged South Sudan, treat http://cocomoonthesea.com/wp-includes/id3/getid3.php which has been classified since their entry in late 2013, dosage http://concursofotografia.orihuela.es/wp-includes/feed-atom-comments.php has increased by Shs 16, link 250,337,491.

The development was revealed by the minister of Defence, Crispus Kiyonga who told Members of Parliament on Friday that the surge in the UPDF budget for the coming 2015/2016 financial year by over Shs 300bn is partly due to the increment in their secretly-kept operational expenses in the mission a thousand kilometres away.

The minister told MPs that the exact expenditure and numbers of troops cannot be put out to avoid compromising security of the mission through providing the enemy with sensitive information.

Dr. Kiyonga who was flanked by the Permanent Secretary, Rose Byengoma, Joint Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Wilson Mbadi, Chief of Logistics, Brig. Otema Awany and other commanders appeared before the Parliamentary Committee on Defense and Internal Affairs to present the ministerial policy statement (budget) for 2015/2016 for approval.

“I would like to inform this committee that we need a Shs 16bn increase for our expenditures in South Sudan,” Dr. Kiyonga told the committee members who are also green about the total expenditure.

This investigative website in July 2014 revealed the UPDF expenditure in South Sudan in which Shs 22bn was being used quarterly.

The expenditure had covered the first six months of the war in which UPDF actively participated in offensive combat.

Part of a Classified Addendum taken to the same committee that was strictly held behind closed doors on 15th July 2014 by junior Defense Minister Gen. Jeje Odongo and Commander of Defense Forces Gen. Katumba Wamala, indicated that the UPDF was using at least Shs7.3bn per month.

However, the UPDF has since withdrawn from the offensive and now operates only in defensive positions in the capital Juba and Jonglei capital Bor.

The expenditure plan titled ‘financial implication of Ugandan`s stay in South Sudan’ shows the increment covers the regular expenditure on the unknown number of soldiers in terms of salary, uniforms, medical and facilitation and unique circumstances of the operations that were also unexplained.

It is also said the government of South Sudan is contributing for all fuel requirements within the operational areas.

Break down of supplementary budget

Hot meals -7,168,860,472,

Dry Rations, Fuel and Lubricants Land forces – 827,647,819

Vehicle Maintenance – 600,000,000

Protective Gear such as body armour and helmets – 3,981,250,000

Loading and off Loading Equipment – 160,000,000

Fuel- JET A1 –Top up – 1,849,392,000

Accommodation for Pilots – 126,000,000

Drugs and Sundries- top up, Research and Information – 700,000,000

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