Today in Pictures - Wednesday, November 6

By Admin

Every day we bring you a selection of photo highlights and here is what we have for today

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Suspects in judge attack in court

Six of the people suspected of hurling a water bottle at a judge appeared at the Buganda Road Court on Wednesday morning where the case was adjourned to December 8 after the prosecution said it is still conducting investigations.

Augustine Ojubile, Ingrid Turinawe, Moses Katumba, Abdallah Waiswa, Zaina Fatuma, Simon Wanyera and Joel Kabali are accused of hurling a bottle at Gladys Kamasanyu during the chaotic sentencing of Dr Stella Nyanzi in August.

he suspects in the uganda oad ourt dock hoto by uth aith akanwagiThe suspects in the Buganda Road Court dock. Photo by Ruth Faith Nakanwagi



ournalists access to the courtroom was restricted hoto by uth aith akanwagiJournalists' access to the courtroom was restricted. Photo by Ruth Faith Nakanwagi


Police battles FDC women

Police fired teargas as it intercepted Forum for Democratic Change Women's League members who planned to march to Parliament from the party's headquarters in Najjanankumbi in protest against brutality meted out on Ugandans by security agencies.

olice aided by security operatives attempt to load one of the protestors on a olice truck hoto by onsiano simbiPolice aided by security operatives attempt to load one of the protestors on a Police truck. Photo by Ponsiano Nsimbi
















Parliament grills Makerere officials 

After being turned away on Tuesday by Members of Parliament on the Education Committee, Makerere University officials led by Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe returned to answer queries over the unrest at the institution sparked the recent 15% tuition increment.

During today's sitting, some MPs called for Nawangwe to be relieved of his duties saying that his reign has seen the most student expulsions, lecturer strikes and many other problems.

The MPs tasked the officials to among other things justify why the students are paying large amounts of money but are sleeping in dilapidated halls of residence.

 awangwe niversity ouncil vicechairperson an idega and niversity ouncil chairperson orna agara while appearing before the committee hoto by aria amala(L-R) Nawangwe, University Council vice-chairperson Dan Kidega and University Council chairperson Lorna Magara while appearing before the committee. Photo by Maria Wamala





rof arnabas awangwe looks on during the committees proceedings hoto by aria amalaProf. Barnabas Nawangwe looks on during the committee's proceedings. Photo by Maria Wamala




suman asalirwa the ugiri unicipality  and former akerere guild president told awangwe to discard the universitys hardline stance when dealing with students hoto by aria amalaAsuman Basalirwa the Bugiri Municipality MP and former Makerere guild president told Nawangwe to discard the university's hardline stance when dealing with students. Photo by Maria Wamala




onam ounty  mmanuel ngiertho called for awangwes resignation hoto by aria amalaJonam County MP Emmanuel Ongiertho called for Nawangwe's resignation. Photo by Maria Wamala


asese woman  innie iiza called out the vicechancellor for being cagey with information regarding the financial management at the university hoto by aria amalaKasese woman MP Winnie Kiiza called out the vice-chancellor for being cagey with information regarding the financial management at the university. Photo by Maria Wamala




Hoima RDC involved in accident

Samuel Kisembo the Hoima district Resident District Commissioner was on Wednesday involved in a road accident along the Kabwoya-Kyangwali road in Kikuube district.

Speaking to New Vision, Kisembo's wife said he has been admitted in hospital and that his condition is critical.

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Defence ministry officials quizzed

Also appearing before the Education Committee of Parliament on Wednesday were officials from the internal affairs and defence ministries to answer queries stemming from the handling of the recent strike at Makerere University by security officers.

Among the officials was Obiga Kania the state minister for internal affairs, defence minister Adolf Mwesige, Wilson Mbadi the Deputy Chief of the Defence Forces and Brig Richard Karemire the UPDF spokesman.



efence minister dolf wesige right told the committee that case of sexual assault by  was reported and urged the public to volunteer information that may lead to the sanctioning off errant officers hoto by aria amalaDefence minister Adolf Mwesige (right) told the committee that case of sexual assault by UPDF was reported and urged the public to volunteer information that may lead to the sanctioning off errant officers. Photo by Maria Wamala



S4 finalist killed

Walusimbi Ganiru, 17, who had just completed his Uganda Certificate of Education exams at Bright College Secondary School in Busia died when the house he was living collapsed overnight and killed him instantly.

The incident happened in Solo C village, North B Ward, Western Division of Busia Municipal Council in Busia District.

ire rigade personnel take the body away from the scene ourtesy hotoFire Brigade personnel take the body away from the scene. Courtesy Photo



Taxi operators petition Museveni

Taxi operators through their umbrella body UTRADA have written to President Yoweri Museveni urging him to put in place a probe into misconduct among traffic policemen.

UTRADA chairman Mustapha Mayambala claimed that the officers connive with employees of banks to levy charges on the taxi operators among other things. 

 chairman ustapha ayambala addressing the media hoto by aliat amuwayaUTRADA chairman Mustapha Mayambala addressing the media. Photo by Jaliat Namuwaya



Pharmacists awarded

The Pharmaceutical Society of Uganda has awarded the assistant director at the Health Monitoring Unit, Dr Brian Arinitwe and Dr Jjumba Ponsiano for outstanding contribution to the pharmacy profession.

The unit was established by President Yoweri Museveni to independently monitor and access the delivery of health services across the country.

r rian rinitwe with the award he recieved hoto by etty usasiziDr Brian Arinitwe with the award he received. Photo by Betty Musasizi