NRM Members of Parliament are set to start mobilizing support in their respective constituencies fronting President Yoweri Museveni as the sole party candidate for 2016 presidential elections. The campaigns are to start on March 20 at the Sub-County level with constituency MPs working closely with the Women legislators.
The Central Executive Committee (CEC) of the ruling NRM party has appointed legislators William Nokrach, Rose Mary Sseninde and Rose Akol Okullu as the new Parliamentary Commissioners. The three are replacing Emmanuel Dombo, the Bunyole County MP, Chris Baryomunsi, the Kinkizi East MP and Masindi Woman MP Jalia Bintu. The trio had also reapplied for reappointment to the same positions. The outgoing Commissioners have served for two and a half years on the Parliamentary Commission.
Uneducated persons under their umbrella Uganda Association of the Uneducated Persons have petitioned Parliament for the second time in ten years to have representatives in the House. The Uneducated people first petitioned Parliament in 2004 under the Speakership of now Vice President Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi who promised to act on their request but never took action.
Pro-gay activists are expected to file a land mark constitutional petition challenging the recent signing of the Anti-homosexuality Bill into law by President Museveni criminalizing same sex relationships.
On Monday, angry civil servants together with their children stormed the office of the deputy Chief Administrative Christopher Oketayot demanding for an explanation. Oketayot had to call the LC 5 chairman Abdul Nadduli who pleaded with them to return at work as government address their grievances but they vowed not work until their salaries are paid.
Police has ruled out foul play in the death of Michelle Mwebaze, wife of the late Col Jet Mwebaze. Michele was found dead near her home in Ntinda, a Kampala suburb. According to police, Michelle Mwebaze collapsed and died on Monday night near the road.
American actor and producer Forest Whitaker has been in Gulu today to promote the work of a charity that gives hearing aids to poor people who cannot afford to buy them or are not aware of their existence.
A priest accused of sodomising 16 primary school pupils remains in custody, nine days after he was arrested. Julius Ssemaganda, the Church of Uganda priest attached to Buzza Church of Uganda, was arrested last week.
Moyo Secondary School in Moyo district is struggling to pay debts amounting to 88 million shillings, with accusing fingers pointing to the former head teacher for accumulating them. David Dima was transferred to Mvara Secondary School in Arua district.
Police in Moroto district are hunting for two gunmen who robbed 4 million shillings from a trader on Sunday evening and later went on discarding hundreds of counterfeit notes along the road as they sped off on a motorbike.
The Catholic Diocese of Kasese is mourning the death of the first Mukonzo priest, Monsignor Augustino Muhindo. Msgr Muhindo, who also served as the first Vicar General of the 25 year-old diocese, passed on at 10pm on Monday at Kilembe Mines Hospital. He was 82.
The Rwenzururu Kingdom spokesperson Patrick Nyamunungu has resigned. Nyamunungu, who has also been the Information Minister, stepped down on Monday March 10, in a letter addressed to the Rwenzururu King Charles Wesley Mumbere Iremangoma.
Enock Kusasira, the national referral hospital publicist, denied the reports saying there is no health worker who has put down their tools. He clarified that out of the 1857 staff on the payroll of Mulago Hospital, 1617 were paid their February salary on March 5th. Only 217 workers have not been paid because of the new salary payment system.
The increase in the number of neglected and abandoned children is worrying authorities in the Rwenzori region. Figures at the regional child and family police protection unit in Fort Portal indicate that more than ten children aged between 6 and 12 years are abandoned every day.