The Petroleum (Refining, Conversion, Transmission and Midstream Storage) Act 2013 became operation on July 26, a month after the president signed it on June 27, according to the Petroleum Exploration and Production Department (PEPD). The assent ended months of waiting since parliament passed the bill in February.
Government has ruled out any possibility of establishing an Internally Displaced Peopleâ€™s â€“IDP camp for the more than 2,000 people displaced by the landslides in Bududa district. Musa Ecweru, the State Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness, says government is not able to maintain these people in the camp.
Archbishop Stanley Ntagali of the Church of Uganda has attacked gay clergy-men saying they do not belong to the Anglican faith. Speaking at a press conference at his residence on Namirembe Hill on Tuesday, Archbishop Ntagali said having gay bishops is an â€˜unbiblical decisionâ€™ and a â€˜spiritual cancerâ€™ in the Anglican faith.
Muhindo Nzangi, the MP for Lubero area in North Kivu Province, appeared on Monday before the Congolese Supreme Court of Justice, where he was charged with insulting President Kabila. It is alleged that while appearing on Radio Kivu in Goma city on Sunday, Nzangi made utterances which were prejudicial to the internal and external security of the state.
An acute shortage of medical doctors in Mayuge has forced the district service commission to outsource for applicants. The district council executive resolved to provide accommodation, transport and salary top up of shillings 100,000 to every doctor as an incentive to maintain them.
While Uganda continues to face increasing cases of disasters like floods and landslides in different parts of the country, there is little being done in terms of early warning systems and disaster risk reduction. A source at the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) told URN on Monday that there was no early warning to alert victims of the latest landslides in Bududa district.
The government through the Office of the Prime Minister has contributed 300,000 shillings for the burial of John Mangoye, the 4-year-old boy who was killed by landslides in Bududa district on Saturday.