President Museveni is in secret meetings with groups of MPs to surpass opposition from conservationists, politicians, Donors and the public in his fight to give away Mabira forest, reports indicate. One such meeting was held at his country home in Rwakitura western Uganda and the over twenty MPs that attended were invited through SMS text messages , Daily Monitor reports.
Museveni has vowed in public that nothing can stop him from giving over 7,000 hectares of Mabira a critical eco-system to Mehta Group for sugarcane growing adding that those against the forest giveaway are economic saboteurs.
Ugandan government has yet to deliver relief assistance and relocate victims of the Mt. Elgon landslide in eastern Uganda despite warning by experts about new signs of more landslides. “We did not anticipate this (mudslide); in fact we do not have money,” Disaster Preparedness Minister Musa Ecweru told Daily Monitor adding that he will be calling on cabinet for emergency financing. Red Cross indicates that over 127,570 have been affected.
Security authorities have denied reports that some groups are recruiting Ugandans for rebel activities saying that they have no such information. Felix Kulaigye the army spokesman said that he knew nothing of these reports and called on the Makindye Resident District Commissioner (RDC) Hussein Lukyamuzi Kyeyune who raised such alarms during the Eid prayers in Masaka to avail the information. The RDC had claimed that these groups were recruiting people under the disguise of getting them express passports and employment abroad.
Police has yet again disqualified the opposition pressure group A4C’s planned rally reportedly meant to show solidarity with the rebel’s victory in Libya despite the groups claims that they wrote to them (Police) in time. New vision reports that the police Spokesman Ibin Ssenkumbi said that the force would not tolerate the rally as slated for Friday Sept. 2 at Queens Way clock tower in Kampala saying that the venue is improper because of its proximity to the road.