Henry Musasizi, the Finance Committee Chairperson, says some technocrats have failed to grasp provisions in the PFMA, which guides the budgeting process. He however, says there is no shortcut to the budgeting process.
Prosecution led by Catherine Kushemereirwe told court that in May last year, the officers neglected their duties when they failed to act on intelligence and deploy personnel, which led to the theft of two AK47 rifles.
The question stems from an April 24th letter signed by Martin Owor, for the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister announcing plans to deliver 600 bags of 50 kgs of rice each to the urban poor in Mbarara municipality.
Nuwagaba pleaded not guilty to the charges and applied for bail through his lawyer, Adam Kyomuhendo. He presented Joseph Atukunda, the Chief Executive Officer of Heart Sounds Limited, Jimmy Odoki Achellam and Guma Rutahigwa Ruhigwa.
Kagoda directed the prison authorities to hand over the convicts to the Refugees Ministry once they complete serving their sentences. He also directed the Prison authorities to return Pedro Mugaga, one of the combatants to court on May 10th for the hearing of his case since he pleaded not guilty.
Japanese Ambassador to Uganda Kazuaki Kameda announced the donation during a press conference held at the Office of the Prime Minister in Kampala today. He stated that the support is meant to support the massive inflow of refugees who are running from fighting, increased violence and famine in South Sudan.
In the 2015/16 financial year, KCCA allocated Shillings 159.2bn to the works and road infrastructure improvement sector. Shillings 62.9bn came from the central government, Shillings 20bn from Uganda Road Fund, Shillings 72.1bn from external funding and Shillings 4.1bn from internal revenue.
Lawyer Nicholas Opiyo asked for an adjournment of the case pending determination of their application seeking to block a planned psychiatric examination against Dr Stella Nyanzi. The mental examinations were sought by the state during Nyanzis maiden appearance before the magistrates court early this month.
Abbas Musa, a bus driver along the Mbale-Tirinyi road has welcomed the news of reopening the road. According to Musa, they have spending a lot of money on fuel since the buses were diverted to Mbale-Tororo highway.
Anna Akello, a 45-year-old mother of five says she makes about 300,000 Uganda shillings a month from quarrying. Akello testified that quarrying at Opiai hill has enormously boosted finances over the past years. Just like any other business, Akello usually ensures that she reaches the quarrying site which she calls her office as early as 6am and stays there up to late evening.
The National Resistance Movement NRM members in Moroto are asking the party top leadership to severely punish the district leadership for aiding ethnic division. The party members who are travelling to Kampala to meet President Museveni argue that the district leaders were behind ethnic divisions recently encountered by the Matheniko and the Tepeth during the party primaries for the Moroto parliamentary by-election.
Makerere University Vice Chancellor Professor John Ddumba Ssentamu has revealed that the university is considering to postpone recruitment of students in the Department of Dentistry due to staffing gaps. Ddumba cites a challenge of staffing at the university, including at the dental department where only five of the 10 available positions are filled. The 2015 Auditor Generals report noted that out of 2,774 established academic positions at Makerere University, only 1,333 of 48 are filled, leaving a staffing gap of 1,441 positions about 52.
In a webmail communication to Makerere staff seen by URN, Charles Barugahare, the University Secretary, says following Etuusas suspension the Vice Chancellor instituted an Investigation Committee over the same matter.
Diana Kobugabe, the Librarian says that the library has started a campaign to solicit funds from the public and organisations for support. Kobugabe explains that quarterly releases by the government are not adequate to keep the facility functioning. Records indicate that since 2011, funding from the government has reduced from 10.6 million to 4.9 million Shillings in 2015.