While appearing before the committee, John Mitala who also doubles as the Secretary to Cabinet told the committee that the reward was informally discussed by cabinet after the former Attorney General Fred Ruhindi alluded to it.
The disagreements are on Article 15. In the 1999 constitution, the article called for the removal of the King on medical grounds, misconduct or misbehaviour. It also gave powers to members of the ruling clan, the Babiito, in consultation with the kingdom parliament to appoint a successor. In the amended version of the constitution, however, the section was scrapped, drawing mixed reactions.
On February 16, Christians commemorated the 40th anniversary since the martyrdom of the third Archbishop of the Church of Uganda Janani Luwum at a colorful ceremony in Mucwini Sub-County Kitgum district.
Festus Luboyera, the executive director of the Uganda National Meteorological Authority noted that Karamoja will also experience localized, episodic flash flood events as result of isolated heavy down pour. He said such trends are likely to disrupt economic activities.
Gulus largest fish project remains non-functional more than eight years after it was rehabilitated. Government spent Shillings 1.5 billion in building and equipping the project in 2008 to promote fisheries and research in aquaculture in Northern Uganda. However, since then the centre has been idle without major activities.
The disagreement stemmed from a recent impromptu visit by municipal leaders which found fecal matter littered behind most of the buildings and drainage systems. Sewerage was flowing directly from buildings into open drainage channels while hotels were found operating in unhygienic conditions.
Dr Allan Muluuta, the assistant commissioner for disease control in the Ministry of Health says that the availability of oil and gas resources could trigger migration of people seeking to tap into opportunities in the region. Some of these could be Most at Risk Populations like long route drivers and sex workers.
The practice which involves altering the female genitalia for non-medical reasons was outlawed in Uganda in 2010 with a law that imposed harsh penalties for perpetrators. The law provides for a 10 year jail sentence for any person convicted of practicing FGM and life imprisonment for incidences that lead to death, disability or result in the victims infection with HIV/AIDS.
Principal Judge Yorokamu Bamwine says that the programme, since its launch two years ago, has proved to be cost effective and helped to de-congest prisons. Patrick Masiga Makokha, the Regional Prisons Commander for South Eastern Region, says that the programme is needed to de-congest the prison. He notes that Jinja Main Prison was constructed in 1930 with a capacity of 336 inmates. However, the facility now has over 1,000 inmates.
A number of South Sudanese religious and educational institutions are relocating to Uganda as the civil war in the country intensifies. Already a health training institution from Kajokeji town has relocated to Arua district with all its students. In Moyo, preparations are almost complete to relocate the Catholic Diocese of Kajokeji to Moyo town.