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10:31
10:31

Mpuuga Tables Proposals Ahead of Education Sector Full Re-opening 1 5

In his statement, Mpuuga noted that education is a key component for social growth, economic development, and transformation. He, however, notes that the COVID-19 pandemic poses serious threats to access to Education in the country and that innovative solutions are needed to support the sector.
08:24
08:24

Lira Regional Referral Hospital Gets New OPD, Casaulty Unit 7 3

The construction was co-funded by the Government of Uganda and the Government of Japan as part of the government’s initiative to rehabilitate Regional Referral Hospitals in Northern Uganda.
06:54
06:54

Workers’ MP Tables Bill Seeking to Allow Individuals Own Markets 1 1

According to Rwabushaija, the objective of the Bill is to reform the law relating to establishment and control of markets in Uganda, provide for the establishment and management of public and private markets, provide for licensing of private markets and others. The other objects of the Bill are to provide for registration of markets and vendors, provide for levying and collection of market fees and to repeal the Markets Act, Cap. 94.
06:09
06:09

Karamoja MPs Want Parliament Intervention to Curb Increased Cattle Rustling karamoja region 6 1

According to Police records, 150 people have been killed by the warriors and 73 cattle rustlers killed by government forces since November 2020 when raids resumed. 13, 000 heads of cattle were reportedly stolen and 9,000 recovered.
20:51
20:51

Legislators Speak Tough on Corruption 1 6

In his response, the Lwemiyaga county MP, Theodore Ssekikuubo said that the various entities set up by the government to fight corruption are counterproductive.
15:51
15:51

Opposition Tasks Gov’t on Continued Doctors Strike 1 4

Batuwa Timothy Lusala, the Shadow Minister for Health said that the government has not done much to address their doctors' complaints. The strike began on November 22, after the government failed to fulfil many of its promises to medics, as made in 2017 during a similar strike. The doctors want the government to increase their salaries to 5 million Shillings, increase medical human resources and compensate health workers who succumbed to COVID-19.
16:40
16:40

MPs, NGOs Demand Implementation of AIDs Trust Fund HIV/AIDs 1 3

The AIDs Trust Fund is provided for under the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Control Act, 2012 and it is supposed to draw its funding from the Consolidated Fund. The Fund was planned to generate money through different levies on bank transactions, air tickets, beer, soft drinks and cigarettes and other taxes on services and goods traded within the country. For instance, 2 per cent of collections from taxes on spirits, soft drinks, beer and bottled water was anticipated would finance the fund.
11:14
11:14

IGG Probes MP Rukaari Over Uganda Railway Corporation Land Deal proof of purchase 1

Rukaari is one of the beneficiaries of the 57 acres of land that the government sold in 2009 in Nsambya and Kibuli at a cost of 69.5 billion Shillings as a means to salvage the then struggling Railways Corporation. At the time, Rukaari had acquired three plots of the URC land in Port Bell and Mulago at 357 million Shillings.
17:36
17:36

Law on Mandatory Vaccination, Wearing Masks to be Tabled Before Parliament wearing of Masks 1 4

In her presentation to Parliament, Aceng noted that her Ministry is preparing to table the Public Health Bill next week to cater for a number of issues including mandatory vaccination, wearing of masks and penalties. The Minister did not reveal more details about the proposed law.
17:07
17:07

Gov’t Asks for More Time to Report on UPDF's DRC Deployment 1 2

In his statement, Ssemujju said that the DRC government had briefed the country’s Parliament and gone ahead to obtain parliamentary clearance for the ongoing fighting in its provinces of Ituri and North Kivu.
14:10
14:10

COSASE Summons Finance Minister Kasaija over Entebbe Airport Chinese Debt 1 3

Attorney General Kiryowa Kiwanuka explained to the committee that there are definitely consequences if Uganda does not meet its contractual obligation, and that he had advised the Ministry of Finance against continued re-negotiation of the contract, saying although it is not the best contract, it is not a bad one either.
10:40
10:40

Delayed Compensation of Lango War Claimants Irks Speaker of Parliament NRM Party 4 3 Top story

This has not gone down well with Oulanyah. While addressing the NRM leaders, Oulanyah blamed the delayed compensation of the Lango war claimants on the office of the Attorney General, which he accused of coming up with unnecessary bureaucracies.
18:11
18:11

Opposition Tasks Gov’t on New Covid Variant Response Omicron variant 1 4

Among the interventions proposed by the Opposition is the formation of a joint East African Community Taskforce to develop a common approach towards handling of the Omicron variant.
15:53
15:53

MP Rukaari Fails to Present Evidence for Purchase of Nsambya Railway land COSASE 1 3 Top story

On Tuesday morning, the Mbarara North Division legislator, Robert Mwesigwa Rukaari appeared before the committee chaired by the Nakawa West legislator, Joel Ssenyonyi as one of the beneficiaries of the URC land. Tasked to show proof of purchase, Rukaari said that he used a bank draft, which was not receipted.
15:06
15:06

UPDF Wants to Take Lead in Reclaiming Swamps, Wetlands Disaster Management 4 1

Brig. Gen. Stephen Oluka wants the Uganda People’s Defence Forces (UPDF) to be given the mandate to reclaim swamps and wetlands in the country.
18:37
18:37

Former Busongora South MP Joins NUP 5 1

Mbaju and 50 other people from different political parties including the National Resistance Movement-NRM party were received on Monday by the former NUP Presidential candidate, Robert Kyagulanyi at the party headquarters in Kamwokya.
15:54
15:54

MPs to Gov’t: Address Fuel Prices Now! State of economy 3 1

Uganda’s fuel prices are the highest in East Africa at ugx4,590 per liter followed by Burundi’s ugx4,290. Tanzania has the lowest price of ugx 3,780 per liter, Rwanda ugx4,060, and Kenya, ugx4, 180.
12:12
12:12

Kabaka Flags Off Run For HIV/Aids Fight Kabaka Birthday Run 2

Kabaka Ronald Muwenda Mutebi, looking fit as a fiddle, briefly stepped out of his car and walked to the gathering that stood excitedly along the Royal Mile road. The Kingdom has for the last eight years organized the event under different campaigns. The first campaign was to fight fistula and collect funds towards operation costs for women with the disease, the second campaign was to fight sickle cell disease and currently the fight against HIV/Aids.
13:26
13:26

Kabale, Rubanda Leaders Shun Opposition MPs' Consultative Meetings 1 2

Alex Byakatonda, Kabale district communications officer argues that the local leaders were not even aware of the visit by the leaders of the opposition.
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