The Ruhaama County parliamentary seat fell vacant after the death of area legislator William Beijukye Zinkurateire, on November 3. The MP succumbed to Hepatitis B. The EC has up to 60 days after the notification from the Clerk to parliament, to fill the post, which, according to EC acting chairperson Hajjat Aisha Lubega will elapse on January 18.
Richard Kintu is among the seven Pepper Publications Limited directors and editors who were arrested last week when police raided their premises. Kintu, the deputy chief editor who has been working with The Red Pepper for nearly 10 years, is pursuing a Bachelor of Commerce course at Makerere University. He enrolled for the four-year programme this academic year.
The group consisting mainly of opposition legislators and liberal members of the ruling National Resistance Movement - NRM party, stormed out of the house upon noticing that the matter was not listed among items on the order paper.
Raphael Omondi, the Education Outreach Officer of World Animal Protection Africa says that animals, be it pets, domestic, caged or in the wild have rights and freedoms that must be upheld by all. These include freedom from hunger and thirst, freedom from discomfort, freedom from fear and distress and freedom of being with its own kind, among others.
EC Secretary Sam Rwakoojo says that by the time the orders were issued, the commission had spent on procurement of electoral materials, developing and updating new poll registers, recruitment, training and paying electoral officials, printing voter education materials and running sensitization campaigns, among other activities.
The inauguration at Kasarani Stadium ends months of controversy after the Supreme Court annulled results of the August 7 presidential elections in which Kenyatta had been announced winner. Court ordered fresh elections which were boycotted by the main opposition leader, Raila Amolo Odinga, handing the incumbent an easy victory.
A section of Members of Parliament have petitioned the East Africa Court of Justice demanding the court to stop the ongoing process of constitution amendment to remove presidential age limits. The petitioners are seeking a declaration that the removal of age limit safeguard and/amendment of the constitution to remove the age limit under Article 102b of the constitution is contrary to Article 6 d, Article 72, Article 8 1,c and 123 3,c of the East Africa Community Treaty.
Ugandas current installed power generation capacity is 851 megawatts, with effective generation capacity at 650MW. With Isimba and Karuma dams, as well as other dams, solar and bagasse plants coming on board, the installed capacity will raise to1, 771 megawatts, or more.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided research funding integrated crop management system for scaling up banana productivity in East Africa. The four-year research project worth US5.7 million is to run from 2016 to 2020 in two East African countries of Uganda and Tanzania.
The Union, an independent entity working to safeguard the professional, social and organizational interests of nurses and midwives fronted the demand through a letter to the permanent secretary Ministry of Public Service.
Makerere University has set out to look for suitable investors to develop its unoccupied and underutilised land for development projects. The university management has organised the Makerere University Property Investor Conference December 5 aimed at engaging national, regional and international property development stakeholders to market projects.
Pius Bigirimana, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Gender made the call in reference to Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention which speaks about achieving Economic and Technological Development through substantial assistance to non-possessor States in order to enable them to develop chemical capacity and Industry.
Army spokesperson Brigadier Richard Karemire says that although the groups activities were subdued in the Ugandan territory, it has remained active in Democratic Republic of Congo DRC with an estimated 700- 900 fighters.
Researchers at Makerere University are concluding an investigation into the various pests affecting honey bee farmers in the country. Uganda currently harvests only 1 of a potential 500,000 tonnes of honey per year. Despite being only one of five countries in sub-Saharan Africa licensed to export honey to the EU, Uganda has failed to meet home-grown demands for honey, let alone export to this potential market.