Police tortures suspects for information- IGP Ochola concedes

By Ben Musanje Days after President Yoweri Museveni has just rebuked Uganda’s security forces for using excessive violence, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Martin Okoth Ochola has admitted that some elements in the force still use torture to extract information from suspects. In a televised address on Saturday, Museveni publicly slammed security forces for using torture…

Private providers in talks with Health Ministry to help them buy COVID-19 vaccines

By Flavia Nassaka Private health providers want the Ministry of Health to purchase COVID-19 vaccines from manufacturers on their behalf, Grace Ssali Kiwanuka, the Executive Director Uganda Healthcare Federation (UHF) said in an interview noting that they have also asked the ministry to allow them store the vaccines at the National Medical Stores (NMS) once…

Activists up against raids on sex workers during COVID-19 lock downs

By Flavia Nassaka HIV advocates have condemned the continued harassment of sex workers by especially police officers who defraud them of their heard earned cash in the disguise of implementing COVID-19 Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Speaking to journalists on Wednesday, Macklean Kyomya, Executive Director at Alliance of Women Advocating for Change (AWAC), an organization that advocates for…

Mourners attending open casket funerals to be arrested in Luwero and Nakasongola

By Brian Luwaga   Luwero and Nakasongola Districts COVID-19 taskforces have ordered the arrest of mourners opening coffins containing bodies of COVID-19 victims.   The Uganda government as part of the Standard Operating Procedures to stop COVID-19 in Uganda announced that open caskets funerals are abolished for people who have succumbed to the disease.   …