Tumukundes retirement has been greeted with a lot of speculation especially with the timing in which his retirement application was approved and passed. A formerly controversial brigadier who criticized the President over lifting term limits, Tumukunde was remanded and tried for 8 years for indiscipline. In that time, he had sworn to leave the army and filed his retirement request but it wasnt granted until Monday evening.
Richard Sezibera, the EAC Secretary General, described the back and forth finger pointing as the most unfortunate public row in the East African integration process. He said according to the EAC Customs Union, there is no such a thing as Ugandan sugar but rather and East African sugar.
According to the NRM Secretary General, Justine Kasule Lumumba, all candidates will undergo thorough screening to ascertain their capabilities and strengths before their names are forwarded to the National Executive Committee conference in October.
Led by Zirobwe sub-county LC 5 councilor, Helen Nsereko, the chairpersons demanded for immediate arrest of Zirobwe sub-county NRM registrar Halima Nanyombi and Bamunanika Constituency NRM chairperson Ali Ndawula.They accuse them of forgery and embezzling 15,390,000 million shillings.
Labeja who also doubles as the Gulu Municipality NRM chairperson says the party members are fighting him because of his refusal to award them contracts and give them money for NRM functions among other things.
In the three-hour meeting that was convened by NRM caucus Vice Chairman, Peter Ogwang, sources quoted Rwabogo making a passionate plea to the legislators to support him as part of a greater push for younger people into the top NRM structures.
The Ministry of Health has distributed equipment worth 138 million Shillings to at least 40 health facilities and all regional referral hospitals countrywide to ease screening of non-communicable diseases.
Norbert Mao, the president of the Democratic Party will on Friday this week pick nominations forms for the joint opposition presidential candidate in The Democratic Alliance. This, as the party appeals to members who want to contest to submit interest by Friday.
Jaffar Adinan Butele, the secretary of the Jamia Mosque management committee says that they have tried to resolve their dispute with the executive of Teso Muslim District Council through dialogue in vain.
Kitgum district hosted the national day in remembrance of person who disappeared during the two decades of insurgency in Northern Uganda. Though the war ended in that part of the country, one of the permanent scars is the failure by relatives of those who were abducted to reunite with their relatives.
Ali Matovu, the Kimanya-Kyabakuza Division LC III chairman where the project was to take place, says the municipality turned around and refused to surrender the parking yard for the pork abattoir. Some residents blame the council for a missed opportunity.