This afternoon, some of the opposition MPs withdrew the money disbursed to their accounts and returned it to parliament. This isnt the first time parliament is giving facilitation money to legislators under questionable circumstances.
The money accumulated out of the failure by road users to pay dues while hiding under a July 22 presidential directive on the harmonization of taxes in the informal sector. President Yoweri Museveni had advised that informal sector players should be charged for an annual license as opposed to daily dues.
Speaking at the Uganda-Iran Economic Forum in Kampala, Saipas Vice President for International Affairs and Export, Mohsen Dastkhosh Javan, said they are keen on entering the Sub-Saharan Africa market, especially for cheap but fuel-efficient vehicles.
On October 23, Parliament released 29 million Shillings for each Member of Parliament to help them consult on the proposed Age Limit Bill. A total of 13 billion Shillings has so far been released to cater for consultations on the Constitutional Amendment that seeks to among others, lift the cap on the presidential age.
The seat fell vacant early this month when the Court of Appeal nullified results of the 2016 election, initially won by Andrew Martial. Judges Egonda Ntende, Richard Buteera and Alphonse Owiny Dollo said that irregularities in the voting and tallying stages affected the final results in a substantial manner.
Besigye was jointly charged with Ingrid Turinawe, Patrick Amuriat Oboi, Innocent Tashobya, Joseph Akankwasa, Moses Byamukama and Fred Asiimwe for inciting violence, malicious damage and disobedience to statutory duty. They appeared before Rukungiri Chief Magistrates Court this morning.
Kutesa made the call at the opening of a high-powered economic forum aimed at boosting trade and investments between the two countries. In attendance are political and economic delegations from both countries led by the foreign affairs ministers.
The CAO, who is the spokesperson of the Kapchorwa Marburg Team, says they are waiting for the results of the blood samples of the deceased that were dispatched to Uganda Virus Institute UVI for examination.
The money in question was allocated during the 2016/2017 financial year for the temporary renovation of Kashasha Bridge in Bufundi Sub County. The bridge connects Kinyarushengye cell to Kashasha Catholic Church, Kaato Technical Institute and Kaato Primary School.
Patrick Ogwang, a political activist claims that police used goons to attack the legislators. He says several people lost their property like motorcycles and other valuables to the goons under police watch
In the guidelines, the minister announced a ban on daily parking fees and directed that taxi drivers pay a monthly fee not exceeding 80,000 Shillings in each town council or 120,000 Shillings if the destination is within the jurisdiction of Kampala Capital City Authority.