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17:54
17:54

Museveni Sues Daily Monitor, Vows to make the Newspaper Bankrupt 1 5 Top story

The Daily Monitor reported the story on 23rd February basing on an American newspaper- the Wall Street Journal which said that Museveni’s inner circle were offered vaccines from China state-owned drugmaker Sinopharm and that this move by China to promote its vaccines had also been reported in Peru and the Philippines.
17:22
17:22

EU Calls for More Women Voices in COVID-19 Management Spaces European Union 1 1

The Danish Ambassador Nicolaj Hejberg Petersen observed that Women across the world are at the forefront of the battle against COVID-19 as health sector workers, scientists and caregivers, yet they are inadequately integrated into national and global COVID-19 spaces.
16:15
16:15

UN, National Women’s Council Call for Health Insurance Scheme 1 3

The National Health Insurance Bill, 2019 is currently before Parliament but recent media reports indicated that government was considering withdrawing it following disagreements between various stakeholders including the private sector, National Social Security Fund (NSSF) and different insurance regulatory authorities.
15:22
15:22

Olanya Dismisses Oulanyah`s Speakership Endorsement by Acholi Group 1 2 Top story

Olanya, who doubles as the Secretary-General of the Acholi Parliamentary Group-APG, says that the Speaker is required to treat each and every legislator with dignity and respect because they represent the opinions of their voters.
15:43
15:43

Kyagulanyi’s Withdrawal of Election Petition Denied Uganda Reforms– NRM Lawyer 6 1

On Friday March 5th, 2021, the nine member panel of Supreme Court justice allowed Kyagulanyi to withdraw his presidential election petition in which he had sought to over the victory of the incumbent President, Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.
16:48
16:48

Acholi Parliamentary Group Endorses Oulanyah for Speakership Jacob Oulanyah 3 1

Now, the Acholi Parliamentary Group, which comprises about 20 legislators, has declared its support for Oulanyah, who belongs to the group.
16:01
16:01

Grain Council Tasks Gov’t to Streamline Maize Trade 1 5

Chris Kaijuka, the Chairperson of Grain Council of Uganda, says that 90 percent of Uganda’s maize going to Kenya is exported informally, something he describes as unfortunate.
09:10
09:10

New Bill Proposes Penalties for Unlicensed, Fradulent Real Estate Agents 1 Top story

Tabled before plenary on Thursday chaired by Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah, the bill defines a Real Estate Agent as a licensed professional, who brings a buyer and a seller together and acts as a representative of one of the parties. It further describes a Real Estate Agent as a person who receives payment on behalf of a seller or buyer for a commission or percentage of the property’s sale.
08:22
08:22

Nurses Board lost UGX 5Bn Revenue During Lockdown COVID-19 Lockdown 1 3 Top story

Municipality MP, Michael Tusiime quizzed the officials on why Non-Tax Revenue kept falling short of the targeted levels. He pointed out that in the 2017/2018 financial year the Board had an approved target of Shillings 6.252bn but only realized Shillings 5.777bn. Similarly in the 2018/2019 financial year, the board had a target of Shillings 12.051bn but only realized Shillings 11.603bn.
23:01
23:01

Parliament to Merge Bills Relating to Death and Inheritance plenary 2 1

The Deputy Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah has proposed measures to fast track five bills which he says should have been merged into one.
20:46
20:46

Minister Tables List of 177 Missing Ugandans 1 5

The Minister of Internal Affairs Gen. Jeje Odongo on Thursday tabled before Parliament a list of 177 names of arrested Ugandans.
17:30
17:30

Opposition Warns on Escalating Debt, Wants More Funding in Agriculture, Tourism 1 6

In the current 2020/2021 budget, the Works and Transport docket took the lion’s share with an allocation of 5.84 trillion Shillings, followed by Security with an allocation of 4.5 trillion Shillings. Agriculture and Tourism are among the least funded sectors.
16:42
16:42

PAC Queries Fuel Marking Contract with Swiss Firm 4 1

The Auditor General’s report states that the program revenue budget in the financial year ending June 2018 was 3.330 Billion Shillings but only 3.154 Billion Shillings was collected, as a result, the activity on national monitoring coverage of fuel quality was not fully undertaken.
16:25
16:25

Oulanyah Sets 2021/2022 Budget Timeline 11th Parliament 4

Oulanyah told MPs that the 10th Parliament is mandated to complete the budget process before the 11th Parliament commences on May 20.
13:58
13:58

MP Othieno Tables Bill Seeking to Regulate Real Estate Agents 1 2

MP Richard Othieno told parliament that the Bill seeks to regulate the sector were most real estate agents make money through commission for services rendered in sale and purchase of properties. Okoth observed that although Parliament passed the Landlord and Tenants Act in 2019, the Real Estate Agents were left out unregulated. He says that the absence of the law to govern the operation of the real estate’s agents predisposes unsuspected sellers and buyers of property to some unscrupulous real estate agents. Othieno says that the Bill will streamline and aid the real estate growth in the country.
19:47
19:47

Oulanyah Gets Cheerful Welcome Upon Return to Parliament NRM 3 1

Oulanyah was called to preside over Wednesday’s session to allow Speaker Rebecca Kadaga to mourn her niece Sheila Alitwala Kadaga who died on Monday. This came moments after Koboko Woman MP Margaret Babadiri put Kadaga to the task to explain the whereabouts of the Deputy Speaker at a time when she needed a break to deal with the loss.
18:40
18:40

Oulanyah Adjourns House on Return to Mourn With Kadaga 1 3 Top story

Oulanyah has not chaired any parliamentary session for over a year now. The Deputy Speaker and Kadaga, who is preparing for a contest for the Speaker’s job when the position falls vacant in May this year, have been conflicting over chairing the house since the 2016 speaker’s race, in which Oulanyah had sought to unseat Kadaga.
16:51
16:51

PAC Seeks to Punish Gov’t Officials for Loss Due to Delayed Power Project 1 2

The MPs demanded to know why the ministry had failed to implement a number of activities under the Energy for Rural Transformation project III leading to a decision by the World Bank to withhold US$ 1.698m. The committee demanded that the accounting officer provides a list detailing reasons for underperformance such that the committee while writing its report is guided on who to hold responsible.
16:17
16:17

MPs Question UDB Officials over UGX 455Bn Covid-19 Stimulus Funds 1 4

The 455 billion was in August 2020 through a supplementary budget approved by Parliament under UDB to help businesses that were affected by Covid-19.
21:46
21:46

Kadaga Brushes off Concerns About Deputy Speaker’s Absence plenary 1 2

Before the lockdown last year, both Kadaga and Oulanyah were away as they had travelled abroad. This led to the cancellation of three plenary sessions in 2019.
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