Parliament was on Tuesday characterized by heckling and shouting as several NRM MPs, especially women fought to shout down contributions by fellow legislators. The legislators wanted to push three ministers, including Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi to step aside to allow for uninterrupted investigations of corruption in the Oil sector.
Baker Kakondah, an Arua-based businessman who has spent over a week in search of sugar and rice, says competition from mainly Sudanese and Congolese buyers is making it difficult for Ugandan wholesalers operating upcountry to access basic commodities.
Government on Tuesday tabled before Parliament the Public Order Management Bill, 2011. The bill is intended to regulate public meetings, the duties and responsibilities of police, the organizers and participants in relation to public meetings.
Kampala High Court has ordered Kampala Capital City Authority to respond to an application filed by Uganda Taxi Owners and Drivers Association on Tuesday seeking an interim order to restrain KCCA from interfering with their contract.
Hajj Lubega explained that unlike last year where pilgrims paid Shs7.3 million as travel fares, this year each pilgrim parted with $3,600 (Shs10.2m). The expenses include a return ticket, accommodation, medication, meals and Saudi tax.
Atim Maureen, one of the suspects told court presided over by Justice Paul Mugamba, that she paid the police officers 4.3 million shillings to stop them from torturing her. She was arrested on July 19th and detained at Lira Central Police station.
The high cost of energy has forced some rural farmers in Mbale district to turn to biogas as a source of energy for cooking and lighting their homes. Biogas is produced by anaerobic digestion of biodegradable materials such as biomass, manure, sewerage and plant materials.
John Lurot, the LC 5 chairman of Nakapiripirit district has returned the district ambulance he had reportedly grabbed from the health department for personal use. The vehicle, a land cruiser registration number LG 00 92 -52, was donated by UNICEF to facilitate the maternal and child health department.
The Moroto â€“ Nakapiripirit road has finally re-opened, three months after it was cut off following the torrential rains that washed away Lorengedwat Bridge in Nakapiripirit district. Lorengedwat is the main bridge that connects the two districts.
14 people in Amolatar district have been remanded over illegal possession of drugs and being idle and disorderly. Kenneth Akomekech, the Amolatar grade one magistrate on Tuesday remanded the suspects after they failed to get sureties to guarantee their bail.
Hundreds of mothers in Amuru district, some as young as 18 years have embarked on planting a variety of vegetables and other food crops in a move aimed at boosting nutrition levels in their homes and increasing food security.