Statistics also indicate that presently, about 72 percent of the Ugandan population live within five kilometres of a health facility and that only 13.4 percent of health facilities carry out scheduled maintenance of medical equipment.
Government has set aside 8.91 trillion Shillings to cater for payment of both domestic and foreign debts in the coming financial year 2018/2019. According to the Treasury Operations budget presented to Parliaments Finance Committee today by the State Minister for Planning David Bahati, payment of the domestic debt will take 2.25 trillion Shillings in the next financial year.
URN has learnt that Speaker Kadaga is attending the 8th Annual Investment Meeting AIM in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, which is bringing together countries engaging in trade with the Arab emirate with a major focus on foreign direct investments FDIs. At the same time, Oulanyah flew out of the country for different engagements in Missouri, United States, including giving a talk at Missouri Baptist University on creating an exchange programme.
He told the committee that his client couldnt effectively submit a comprehensive response to the charge sheet since it was not accompanied by a list of witnesses, a summary of their evidence and all documents the committee intends to use during his trial.
One of the petitioners challenging the 2017 constitutional Amendment Act says Parliament replaced the 1995 constitution. Hassan Male Mabiriizi Kiwanuka, in his submission on the second day of the Constitutional Court hearing in Mbale district, said the country now has no constitution.
Dr. Paul Birevu Muyinda, the Deputy Principal College of Education and External Studies and a specialist in Open, Distance and e-learning told URN that the idea stemmed from a group of students under Knowledge for Life Initiative, under the patronage of Gen. Tumwine.
The two-seater vehicle that runs on rechargeable lithium batteries instead of petrol was built at a cost of USD 35,000 128 million Shillings and tested on a 4 kilometre test-drive in 2011. Now Government is injecting over 120 billion Shillings in the innovation over the next four years, according to Information Minister, Frank Tumwebaze.
The directive comes just a day after Kirumiras legal team comprising John Bulungu and Rama Omungu told Makindye Chief Magistrate Erias Kakooza that their client, had reached an out of court understanding for amicable settlement of the matter with his accusers.
Failure by the state to produce witnesses in court today has forced a delay in hearing of a case in which five people are accused of defrauding a Lebanese businessman, Muhammad Soubhi Assi, in a fake gold scam. City Hall Court Grade One Magistrate Beatrice Kainza has pushed the case to May 8 to allow the state additional time to produce witnesses.
Cabinet has approved the tabling of Landlords and Tenants Bill which seeks to, among other things, restrict payment of rent in shillings unless the tenant and landlord amicably agree on transaction in other currencies. State Minister for Housing, Dr. Chris Baryomunsi, says the bill will be presented in parliament within two weeks. The bill, if passed into law, will make it mandatory for the parties to sign a tenancy agreement in writing in order to document and provide a framework for their relationship.
Information Minister, Frank Tumwebaze says the Attorney General advised cabinet that the URA demand would cause lengthy and unnecessary litigation as well as turbulence in the banking sector. Whereas URA is mandated to access personal bank accounts of people from time to time, cabinet noted that this is not a blanket permission to request for bank details of all Ugandans.
The five include Apollo Kyabagye, a senior Intelligence officer at the Internal Security Organisation-ISO, Faridah Naggayi-a friend to the deceased, Carol Alinda- a businesswoman, Fatuma Kabagambe- a suspected drug trafficker, and Nassif Walusimbi- a special hire driver.
Tensions between Tooro Kingdom and local leaders in Ntoroko district escalated on Monday after kingdom officials were blocked from conducting a health camp in the district. Officials led by Dr Tito Beyeza, the Kingdom Health Minister, had gone to Rwebisengo Health Centre III to conduct a series of medical activities such as distribution of mosquito nets, free eye treatment, operations and HIV testing and counselling.