Matia Kasaijja, the state Minister for Finance and Planning, says they must sort out the question of whether the list is genuine or ghost employees and the ball now lies in the Ministry of Public Service court. However, the money is available and the treasury is ready to pay.
Parliament has resolved to set up an ad hoc committee to inquire on the status of the operations of private health providers. The resolution follows the death of a parliament worker who had gone to give birth at International Hospital Kampala.
Eight opposition leaders including former FDC leader Kizza Besigye and Lord Mayor Erias Lukwago, have this morning denied their participation in the past violent protests and unrest in the country. The eight politicians appeared before Buganda Road Court Chief Magistrate Olive Kazaarwe, who later released them on a non cash bail of one million shillings.
Government and the oil companies in the country have made substantial progress in discussions expected to end in the signing of agreements ahead of anticipated oil production, according to Tullow Oil Chief Executive Officer Aidan Heavey. Kabagambe Kaliisa, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development, recently said that government was in discussions with the oil companies on the proposed Field Development Plans for Mputa, Nzizi and the Kingfisher fields before issuance of production licences.