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Makerere University professor, medications diagnosis http://clothesthatwork.org/wp-content/plugins/the-events-calendar/src/deprecated/tribe__events__meta_factory.php J.B Waswa has advised journalists to form an association that unite journalists specializing  in reporting crime cases as a way of ensuring accurate and better reporting on crimes and avoid collusion between police and journalists in the country.

Speaking during a media police dialogue at Hotel Triangle in Kampala, order Waswa noted that the poor working environment between police and journalists in the country is brought about by several misunderstandings between media practitioners and police officers and the failure to respect each other’s duty which most of the time are contrary to each other.

The media is faced with the role of unveiling while police has to conceal different events and come up with a report to present before courts of law.

He however advised journalist and police to embrace different short courses on how to report crimes and remain safe more so during times of riots.

Waswa added that journalists need field training to equip them with the knowledge of the sound made by different referrals to avoid incorrect reporting when a bullet is fired.

“Journalists should on the other hand equip themselves with the knowledge of the law and avoid being caught up on the wrong side of the law,” Wasswa advised.

He called upon journalists to always be bold, confident and equipped with knowledge while approaching several police officers who most of the time intimidate them and deny them viable information that would be of importance to the public.

Waswa also condemned the habit of some journalists who allow to be embedded in Police by always using Police offices as their places of work.

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“For sure, how will someone correctively report any wrong committed by an officer who keeps him within his office everyday offering him space to do his work; this should stop if we want quality reporting in the country,” he professor noted.
Uganda’s renowned vocalist, order http://chienyenthinh.com/components/com_virtuemart/controllers/plugin.php Angella Katatumba known for her amazing voice and charity projects has added another project aimed at exposing and baring all the rot and misery in Mulago Hospital.

The project is already underway and its aim is not only to expose the rot in Mulago but also to show the world, rx http://clubebancariositape.com.br/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/custom-css.php leaders and influential people what is going on in Uganda’s biggest hospital so that solutions can be found to better it.

“The situation in Mulago Hospital is so heartbreaking. As a good citizen, I felt I had to do everything in my powers to change it for the better,” Angella said.

“However rich you might be, as long as you are Ugandan regardless of whether you can afford to go to private hospitals or to fly your loved ones out of the country, you will at one point go to Mulago for medical attention since it has most of the specialists in the country. So we should not look aside as the situation in the hospital worsens.”

The ‘Supernatural Girl’ and most recently ‘Multiply by 2’ songbird got the idea of this project when she visited her now deceased aunt in the hospital and found it in a very horrible and disheartening state. The lack of beds for the sick, the untidiness of the whole place and the indifference of the nurses are some of the many heart wrenching things in Mulago that will be exposed.

The sorry state in Mulago Hospital
The sorry state in Mulago Hospital

The project though still in its early stages has already got two sponsors, Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI) and Gordon Wavamuno, Kampala’s renowned businessman and WBS TV station owner. KPI is painting the pediatrician wards so as to make them homier and friendlier for the sick children.

When the talented songbird approached Wavamuno commonly known as Wava about the project, he was so excited and thrilled about it that he accepted to work with her. He gave Angella a camera crew to follow her and her team as they tour the hospital to expose all the rot. On top of that, he also gave them air-play on WBS TV every week. He offered lots of Wavah water, blankets and several other items to be given to the sick in Mulago.

Way to go, Angella. This will surely make a difference.
Uganda’s renowned vocalist, price http://chemspec-api.com/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/number.php Angella Katatumba known for her amazing voice and charity projects has added yet another initiative aimed at exposing all the rot and misery at Mulago Referral Hospital.

The project aims at raising awareness about the pathetic state of the national referral hospital, sildenafil a situation that needs to be addressed.

“The conditions at Mulago Hospital are so heartbreaking. As a good citizen, I felt I had to do everything in my powers to change it for the better,” said Katatumba.

“However rich you might be, as long as you are Ugandan regardless of whether you can afford to go to private hospitals or to fly your loved ones out of the country, you will at one point go to Mulago for medical attention since it has most of the specialists in the country. So we should not look aside as the situation in the hospital worsens.”

The ‘Supernatural Girl’ and most recently ‘Multiply by 2’ songbird got the idea of this project when she visited her now deceased aunt at the hospital.

The singer said she found the medical facility in a “very horrible and disheartening state.”

The lack of beds for patients, the untidiness of the whole place and the indifference of the nurses are some of the many heart-wrenching things at Mulago that will be exposed.

The sorry state in Mulago Hospital
The sorry state of Mulago Hospital

The project though still in its early stages has already won the hearts of two sponsors – Kampala Pharmaceutical Industries (KPI) and Gordon Wavamuno, Kampala’s renowned businessman and WBS TV station owner. KPI is painting the pediatrician wards so as to make them homier and friendlier for the sick children.

When the talented songbird approached Wavamuno commonly known as Wava about the project, he was so excited and thrilled about it that he accepted to work with her. He gave Angella a camera crew to follow her and her team as they tour the hospital to expose all the rot. On top of that, he also gave them air-play on WBS TV every week. He offered lots of Wavah water, blankets and several other items to be given to the sick in Mulago.

Way to go, Angella. This will surely make a difference.
The Deputy Chief of Defence Forces, prostate http://delightstudio.co.rs/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/modules/date.php Lt Gen Charles Angina has applauded the outgoing chairman of General court Martial Brig. Moses Ssentongo for his outstanding performance exhibited during his tenure at the Makindye-based court.

Angina made the remarks on Friday afternoon at the inauguration function of the new court chairman and former AMISOM Uganda commander, sickness http://delightstudio.co.rs/wp-admin/includes/image.php Maj Gen Levi Karuhanga at Makindye.

“The role of a judge is not a simple task but you have done US proud in your term of office. I have known you for the great performance you have always exhibited in different positions where you have been ranging from the political and diplomacy to the welfare sides of the army which is commendable.

“In fact you have exhibited what the army leadership and commander in chief want and that is professionalism and discipline. We are grateful for this, hospital ” Angina commended.

The ceremony was presided over by Deputy CDF, Lt Gen Charles Angina (C)
The ceremony was presided over by Deputy CDF, Lt Gen Charles Angina (C)

To the incoming chairman, the Deputy CDF warned him that being chosen as the court martial boss means he is to handle bigger cases including officers of his rank and above which he said requires firmness.

“The choice by the commander in chief was strategic that you are capable and should not perform below standards. You were the first to lead our army against the Al Shabaab and the great service in Liberia under United Nations should all be exhibited in your work.

“We hope you will take the court to the another height as you ask the Lord to give you wisdom like King Solomon as you deliberate on those brought to you for justice,” Angina urged.

The army court has previously come under fire for serving the interests of the UPDF leadership instead of dispensing justice.

Some army officials including Brig Henry Tumukunde who spent several years without receiving a verdict on their cases have since described the court as biased.

In his remarks, the outgoing chairman Brig. Moses Ssentongo noted that his one year tenure starting June 2013 to June 2014 has been a success, considering a big number of cases concluded.

“At first it was not easy but as time went on, I appreciated the task ahead of me, consulted and work progressed on well. Crimes have increased which has led to increase in the number of cases but I have managed to handle them,” Ssentongo noted.

According to the outgoing chairman, 45 cases were concluded, 227 are under trial whereas 40 appeal cases are still pending.

He however cited a backlog of cases dating back to 2000 and lack of books for reference by the court as some of the challenges in his tenure.

The newly appointed chairman promised to ensure transparency as he executes his duties at the army’s temple of justice.

“I will do my best to deliver impartial, expeditious and fair justice to all the people arraigned before the court as I endeavour to preside it over with utmost transparency,” he vowed.

The General Court Martial was established in accordance to section 197 of the UPDF Act with a composition of a chairman, 2 senior officers,2 junior officers, a political commissar and a non commissioned officer.

According to the act, the court has unlimited jurisdiction whereas it also has power to try any offence under the Penal Code Act apart from abuse of office and corruption.

The court also has unlimited territorial jurisdiction in Uganda and outside Uganda where UPDF is deployed whereas under section 119 extends the jurisdiction to civilians who aid or abet persons subject to military law in commission of offences and those found in possession of army monopolies.

The General Court Martial is mandated to administer cases in order to instil conscious discipline in the army.

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