Now as MPs debated several tax measures under the Excise Duty (Amendment) Bill, 2020, Kadaga noted several MPs who had been lined up for submissions for video conferencing since they could not physically appear at the Parliament building.
Amelia Kyambadde, the trade minister, notes that the situation has been as a result of low demand and low purchasing power as potential buyers are currently spending sparingly given the uncertainty on when the economy will normalize.
She tasked the committee chaired by Kalaki County MP Clement Ongalo Obote to pick lessons from the parliaments of Albania, Brazil, Columbia and the United Kingdom and others to ensure that legislative work is not disrupted as coronavirus disease rages on.
Education Minister Janet Museveni says that the Ministry has developed a Preparedness and Response Plan to enable the continuity of learning during the lockdown. According to the new plan, learners will be taught on radio and TV.
Kelvin Atugonza a son to Julius Kugonza a resident of Kiryanga cell in Nyangahya division Masindi Municipality was allegedly killed after an object he picked exploded cutting off his hands and crushed out his intestines. He died instantly causing panic among area residents.
The Director-General of Health Services Dr Henry Mwebesa said that Uganda needs to carry out more testing, even though he could not tag a targeted number. He, however, hastens to add that Uganda has managed to stop the spread of the disease into communities.
In a statement on Tuesday, Uganda National Bureau of Standards (UNBS) said “used footwear and used textiles that as a precautionary measure, the importation of these commodities has been suspended with immediate effect until further notice.”
This comes nearly two weeks after the company was stopped from transporting more than 300 casual worker from Kamuli district to Ngomoromo Village in Lokung Sub county due to corona virus disease pandemic.
Dennis Kakembo, a partner at Cristal Advocates, a law firm that analyses trends in the oil sector, said if the oil prices remain significantly below USD 50 a barrel, it would not make business sense for companies to invest in Uganda’s sector. It is likely to delay Uganda’s projects as investors wait to be certain of the future.
Kampala Metropolitan police spokesperson, Patrick Onyango, said Ssegujja started a fight with Namala but during their scuffle they trampled and fell on their two-year-old child who was on the ground and she died instantly.
Police at Naggalama intercepted the A-plus Funeral Management Service vehicle that was transporting the body to Kayunga, on the orders of the Ministry of Health. Subsequently, the Ministry of Health recommended that the deceased be buried by a professional team from the Uganda Red Cross Society to avoid any kind of exposure to family and the community.
Speaking at the handover of the ambulance, Joe Orech, the Acting Coordinator International Rescue Committee, said the Ambulance will ease movement of the Task Force to respond to emergencies. According to Orech, International Rescue Committee will pay the driver, provide fuel and service the ambulance.