Kadaga Suspends Parliament Investigations into Bodaboda 2010

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has halted the discussion regarding the operation of Bodaboda 2010 among other bodaboda associations in Kampala, to allow room for the ongoing investigations into this sector by government security agencies. In November last year, Parliament adopted a motion by the Bunya East MP Waira Majegere to investigate the lawlessness […]

UNRA Admits to Failing to Absorb Shs. 1 Trillion, Again

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) will yet again fail to spend about Shs. 1Trillion in the ending Financial Year 2017/2018, its Executive Director Allen Kagina has admitted. Kagina attributes this failure to procurement delays which affect implementation of projects. The ED was Monday afternoon appearing before the budget committee of parliament chaired by Ntejeru North […]

FDC to Launch Blood Donation Drive on Valentine’s Day

Opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Youth League will be holding a blood donation campaign across the country starting February 14. The youths told the media on Monday that following a number of letters and meetings with the Uganda Blood Transfusion Service last week, they have managed to secure a harmonized program different from the […]

Amuriat Counteracts Muntu’s Consultative Meetings

In yet another twist, opposition Forum for Democratic (FDC) president, Patrick Amuriat Oboi has kicked off consultative meetings of his own — a nationwide structure building campaign, he calls it – just days after his predecessor Gen. Mugisha Muntu launched his own consultations. This move will be described as counteractive to Gen Muntu’s strategies, which […]

MUBS Seek Shs18bn to Set Up a Training Hotel for Students

Makerere University Business School (MUBs) has appealed to Parliament to push for the School’s proposal to have a Training Hotel that is aimed at improving hospitality in the country. Appearing before the Parliament Committee on Education chaired by Mbale Woman MP, Connie Galiwango, MUBs Principal, Prof. Wasswa Balunywa said the institution is facing challenges in […]

Pharmacy Owners Petition Kadaga, Demand Audit into National Drug Authority

Members of the Uganda Pharmacy Owners Association have asked Parliament to investigate the National Drug Authority, claiming the regulator is involved in illegal activities. The association’s leadership through their Legal Secretary Deo Kalikumutima petitioned the speaker of parliament Rebecca Kadaga this morning and demanded a forensic audit of the Authority. They have accused the national […]

MUBs Run to Parliament over University Status

Makerere University Business School (MUBS) today rushed to Parliament seeking support for its designation as an independent university. The country’s biggest Business school has been pushing government to accord it autonomy from Makerere University, its mother institution so that it could be run as a separate university. This move however, has been met with resistance […]

Our Medical Students are Half Baked – Makerere Admits

Makerere University Deputy Vice Chancellor, Prof. William Bazeeyo shocked Members of Parliament (MPs) sitting on the Education Committee, revealing that medical students that just came of the institution are not adequately trained. The Professor who was leading a delegation of officials from the University to present the University Budget Frame work paper to the committee […]

Museveni Praises Trump Frankness on ‘Shithole’ Comments

President Yoweri Kaguta has commended United States President Donald Trump for openly speaking his views on African and other underdeveloped countries; terming him one of America’s best leaders. Museveni, while opening the second meeting of the first session of the fourth East African Legislative Assembly at the Uganda’s Parliament in Kampala, expressed his support of […]

MPs Fight in Parliament as Defence Committee Chairperson Shields Min. Adolf from Questions

A brawl erupted Tuesday during Parliament’s Committee of Defence meeting where members accused the committee Vice Chairperson and Budaka County MP, Mbogo Kezekiya of conflict of interest and adjourning the session prematurely. The MPs were convinced the chair was clearly trying to shield Defence Minister Adolf Mwesige from their questions. Minister Mwesige had led a […]

Semujju Nganda, Sarah Eperu Clash Over FDC Spokesmanship

The fight for the opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC)’s communication department is seemingly getting started, following the appointment of Sarah Eperu as the Party Presidential Press Secretary. Eperu  previously served as the spokesperson of the FDC’s Women’s League. Her appointment by the new FDC President, Patrick Amuriat Oboi was seen as a move to […]

FDC to Challenge Cabinet Approval of Referendum in Court

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) Spokesperson and Opposition Chief Whip in Parliament, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda has announced plans to petition Court seeking orders to stop government from holding a Referendum. Cabinet last week reportedly approved a referendum on the extension of the presidential term from 5 to 7 years. Semujju believes however, that the move […]

FDC Predict Exchange of Criminals between Police and ISO

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has expressed concern over the relations between security organs and criminals groups which have been bared in a recently string of events. FDC spokesperson, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda while commenting on the recent arrest of Bodaboda 2010 commander, Abdul Kittata, said the party is concerned that the statutory bodies set up […]

Gov’t to Phase out Distribution of Free Seedlings – Min. Ssempijja

Government has resolved to phase out the supply of free planting materials and animals to farmers after noticing losses. This was revealed by the Minister of Agriculture Vincent Ssempijja while meeting with the seed companies under Uganda Seed Traders Association (USTA), the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and officials from Operation Wealth Creation at Parliament. Ssempijja […]

Electoral Commission Not Ready for Referendum on Presidential 7 Year Term

The Electoral Commission (EC) Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama has said the commission is not yet ready to hold a referendum on the extension of the presidential term from 5 to 7 years, pending a resolution from parliament. Responding to queries raised by the Parliamentary Committee on legal affairs chaired by West Budama South MP, Jacob […]

2018/19 Budget: No Funding for Political Parties

The Electoral Commission (EC) has revealed that government has no plans to fund political parties in Parliament in the coming Financial Year 2018/2019. This was revealed by EC officials led by the Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama and the Commission Secretary, Sam Rwakojo who were presenting before the committee their budget framework paper. Section 14A of […]

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