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.
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.
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.
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.
'We shall then compare the findings of NDA, UNBS and those of an independent laboratory and if the results are varying then we are going to be in trouble. So you cannot change these results. Go and do the exact thing and give us exact results!” - Committee Chairman Mwine Mpaka.
Ola Hallgren, the Head of Cooperation at the Embassy of Sweden said that the program is aimed at increasing critical needs to address Uganda’s energy needs and services in agriculture and the environment.
The former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Science and Technology, David OO Obong has told legislators that Minister Dr. Monica Musenero should provide all accountability regarding the utilization of funds meant to facilitate the COVID-19 vaccine development.
The Opposition says that the Army should not be allowed any role in the electoral processes over and above those listed under Article 208 and 209 of the Constitution and the Uganda Peoples Defense Forces Act, 2005.
Although Uganda Railways was meant to get 69.5 billion shillings for the 57 acres of land, 10 years later the Privatisation Unit has not yet succeeded to get this money which the owner -URC- desperately needs.
The bill also streamlined the supervision of the 15 trillion shilling fund between the Ministries of Gender and of Finance. The workers, government, and the Gender committee agreed to have the Ministry of Gender supervise the social security aspect, while the Ministry of Finance will be in charge of the finance and investment aspects.
The Committee on Commissions Statutory Authority and State Enterprise -COSASE chaired by Joel Ssenyonyi the Nakawa West MP is probing into the sale and giveaway of several estates belonging to the Uganda Railways Corporation -URC.