Kiwanuka said that NRM MPs had resolved not to front any candidate and committed to stand by the new leadership and Caucus positions. However, the Butambala County MP, Muwanga Kivumbi said that NRM members were only scared of the tyranny of numbers from NUP.
The Aswa River Region Police Spokesperson David Ongom Mudong says the decision was taken to avoid incitement and illegal congregation people that contravenes the current Standard Operating Procedure in the fight against Coronavirus Disease(Covid-19).
“With the effective date named as 25th May, 2021 we embarked on our 43-month journey towards first oil. This schedule has been challenged several times before, but I’m glad to mention that with the schedule we have, there no point of turning back” said Kwizera
"Parliament of Uganda like the rest of the country has been affected by the second wave of Covid-19 with a positivity rate of 17 percent. As a mitigating measure in the prevention of Covid-19 infection, the administration of parliament in consultation with the office of the Speaker is closing parliament to Hon. Members of Parliament for a period of two weeks in order to disinfect the parliamentary building" reads part of the communication to the MPs.
The new Government Chief Whip, Thomas Tayebwa has revealed that President Yoweri Museveni tasked him to eliminate transactional politics and warned that no ruling party legislator will be bribed to pass any Bills sponsored by Government.
On Tuesday, four legislators namely Muhammad Muwanga Kivumbi from Butambala County, David Kalwanga, Busujju County, Betty Nambooze, Mukono Municipality and their Lubaga South counterpart, Aloysius Mukasa expressed interest in chairing the Buganda Parliamentary Caucus in a closed meeting.
Rugunda said that his tenure at the helm of the Prime Ministers office has brought tremendous progress in regard to the primary responsibility of the office which entails coordination, monitoring and ensuring the implementation of government programs.
Some of those sworn in are Vice President Maj. Rtd Jessica Alupo, Prime Minister and Leader of Government Business Robinah Nabbanja, Second Deputy Prime Minister Moses Ali, Third Deputy Prime Minister Lukia Nakadama, Minister of Education and Sports Janet Kataha Museveni, Maj. Gen. Rtd Jim Muhwezi the Minister of Security, Hajati Misa Kabanda, the Minister for Kampala Capital and Metropolitan Affairs, Justine Kasule Lumumba, the Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of General Duties, Thomas Tayebwa the Government Chief Whip, Frank Tumwebaze the Minister of Agriculture, Animal and Fisheries and others.
Some of those who failed to show up are the Minister for Presidency, Babirye Milly Babalanda and Attorney-General, Kiryowa Kiwanuka because of their recent contact with COVID-19 victims. The Minister of Public Service, Muruli Mukasa and Foreign Affairs State Minister in Charge of Regional Affairs, John Mulimba also did not swear in because even during the vetting by Parliament they were indisposed.
Lukwago initially said that they had three ambulances that couldn't serve the large population under KCCA jurisdiction. But KCCA Spokesperson Daniel NuweAbine says the extra ambulances were mobilized by the Ministry of Health from the districts of Mukono and Wakiso which make up the metropolitan.
This follows reports that the daily rate for patients that are critically ill and require admission into the intensive care unit ranges between two and five million Shillings which is unaffordable to most Ugandans on a daily basis. Reports also indicate that Ugandans are spending as much as 100 million Shillings to treat COVID-19 from private health facilities,
“This is to inform the General Public that the Minister-in-charge of the Presidency; Hon. Babirye Milly Babalanda is under quarantine having been in contact with a COVID-19 Patient. Accordingly, she will be in isolation for some period as advised by the doctors,” reads a statement by Faruk Kirunda, the Deputy Press Secretary in the Office of the President.
The former Rubaga North Division Mayor and Forum for Democratic Change -FDC party Vice President said that she had not been informed about her dismissal from FDC. She also told journalists that she does not fear being dropped from Cabinet soon since she is reaching her retirement age soon.