Chris Obore’s Forced Leave Extended Indefinitely

Parliament has indefinitely extended the leave for the embattled Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Chris Obore as he awaits a final decision by the Parliamentary Commission. The indefinite extension of Obore’s forced leave is contained in a letter by the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige which was authored on February 5, 2019. This comes following the elapse of the…

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Parliament Committee Granted more 90 Days to Process Opposition Constitution Amendment Bill, 2019

Parliament has granted extra three months to the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs committee to conclude public hearings and its scrutiny of Constitutional Amendment Bill, 2019 which seeks to introduce a number of reforms. The bill that is sponsored by the opposition was tabled before Parliament by Bukoto East MP Florence Namayanja for its first reading on behalf of the Shadow…

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Parliament Moves to Censure Security Minister Gen. Elly Tumwine

The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has cleared the commencement of a process of censuring the security minister General Elly Tumwine over contempt of Parliament and blocking House work. Gen. Tumwine was cited in blocking the human rights committee members from investigating alleged safe houses using his office. The matter started following a report of the committee on human rights…

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Museveni, Kadaga Hail Mzee Arap Moi for his Contribution to Uganda’s Liberation Struggle

President Yoweri Museveni has paid tribute to the former Kenyan President, Mzee Daniel Arap Moi who died on Tuesday morning at the Nairobi Hospital in Kenya. Mzee Moi, death was confirmed by his press secretary Lee Njiru who noted that the late passed on in the presence of his family members. While paying tribute, President Museveni noted that second Kenyan…

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Gov’t Earmarks Shs15bn to Fight Looming Desert Locusts Outbreak

The Permanent Secretary/ Sectary to the Treasury (PSST), Keith Muhakanizi has revealed that government has earmarked a sum of Shs15b to fight the looming outbreak of Desert Locusts in the country. The Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries last month put Ugandans on alert over the impending outbreak after the desert locusts were reported in Kenya and seen in…

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FDC to Elect Party Presidential Flag Bearer in May

Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) opposition party is set to hold her Presidential candidate elections at a national Delegates Conference scheduled for May/June 2020. While addressing the party’s weekly press briefing on Monday, the Party Spokesperson, Ibrahim Semujju Nganda said that the party’s Electoral Commission will after thorough preparations announce the date and venue for nominations. Semujju said that in…

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MPs Resist Continuous Recapitalization of Bank of Uganda

Butambala County MP, Muwanga Kivumbi and Dokolo Woman MP, Cecilia Ogwal have come out to rally other legislators to object to the proposal by government to recapitalize Bank of Uganda to a tune of Shs481.7bn. So as bridge the capital gap, the Central Bank has since requested government through the Ministry of Finance for recapitalization. It should be recalled that…

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MPs Punch Holes in New Education Curriculum, Want it Halted

A section of Mps are opposed to the new proposed curriculum saying it’s only destructive to Ugandan children instead of constructing them. The legislators included; Rubaga North MP, Moses Kasibante, Kalungu West MP, Joseph Gonzaga Sewungu, Makindye West MP, Allan Sewanyana and Nakaseke South MP, Paulson Lutamaguzi Ssemakula. These want the curriculum to be reviewed and halted until it’s fully…

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