Uganda is to host over 2000 African immigrants that will be expelled from Israel, an online news agency in the Middle Eastern nation has reported. But the Uganda government denies that such a deal was signed. David Kazungu, the Director for Refugees in the Office of the Prime Minister, says such a deal would be a violation of key international agreements to which the Ugandan government is party.
The appointment of Dr Silver Mugisha as the new National Water and Sewerage Corporation (NWSC) Managing Director continues to attract negative comments with the Inspectorate of Government saying its advice was ignored. Dr. Mugisha was early this week confirmed as the new Managing Director ending the long and grueling process to choose the person to take over from Dr William Muhairwe, who retired almost two years ago.
The Uganda Law Society (ULS) has unanimously agreed to challenge the reappointment of retired Chief Justice Benjamin Odoki in court if Parliament vets him. A member of ULS Bruce Kyerere filed a petition that was discussed at the societyâ€™s extraordinary general meeting.
The petitioners as background of their petition cite the opinion that Nyombi gave to President Museveni over the reappointment of Odoki which contravenes article 144 of the Constitution. They also say that the Attorney General misled Museveni by saying that the recently appointed Minister for Internal Affairs Aronda Nyakairima can serve as minister while still serving in the army.
The development comes after the university council agreed to give a 70% salary incentive to the staff of Makerere effective this October. According to a letter from Council sent to the Makerere University Academic Staff Association (MUASA) executive on 27th August, the payment of the incentive will start with the month of October.
Up to 95% of public buildings in Kampala Central Business District (CBD) do not meet accessibility standards, three years after the introduction of guidelines to make them accessible to people with disabilities (PWDs).
Mao insists it is never useless to participate as claimed by some other opposition political parties who keep saying the ground is not favourable for a free and fair election. Mao argues that the challenges political parties have in Uganda are not enough to boycott the elections.
The army\'s lawyer Frederick Kangwamu informed court presided over by Brigadier Moses Sentongo Diba that investigations into the matter had been wound up and they were ready to try him on September 26.
Cabinet is set to meet on Wednesday to discuss the on-going crisis at Makerere, two weeks after the University was closed. The cabinet meeting comes after the University Council recommended that government intervenes to handle continued demands by lecturers for a 100% salary increment.
Two Buganda MPs Godfrey Kiwanda and Betty Nambooze have clashed over a decision by the former to apologize to President Yoweri Museveni after he was booed during Kabaka Ronald Mutebi\'s coronation anniversary early this month.On Monday afternoon, MP Godfrey Kiwanda said it was indiscipline for the youth to boo the President who was invited by the Kabaka to the ceremony.
Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) has announced a registration exercise for all motorcycles in the city. Announcing the registration exercise at her office in Kampala today, KCCA Executive Director Jennifer Musisi said the exercise is part of a plan to enable the city Authority establish the number of boda-boda motorcycles operating in the city and help plan for the industry.
Mohammed Abdi Adar, the UNHCR representative, told URN on Friday that they have requested the government to investigate circumstances under which Lt Joel Mutabazi and two other Rwandan asylum-seekers were suspiciously abducted with possible knowledge of the Ugandan Police.
The Ugandan Police continues to contradict itself on reports that its officers participated in the kidnapping of Lt. Joel Mutabazi, the former body guard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who was picked up from a hotel in Kampala.
Inspector General of Government (IGG) Irene Mulyagonja, has ordered for the sacking of all the staff of Uganda Management Institute (UMI) that were irregularly recruited by its Director General, Dr James Nkata.
The Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has directed Attorney General Peter Nyombi to study the Observer with the view of taking legal action against the newspaper. On August 8th, The Observer ran a story indicating that Mbabazi had used a Cabinet meeting that was held on August 7th after the passage of the Public Order Management Bill to label the Speaker Rebecca Kadaga as an opposition sympathizer.
Negotiations at Makerere University are beginning to take shape after weeks of stand-off between the University council and Lecturers who are demanding for a 100% salary increment. The university council sitting on Tuesday resolved to institute a committee to analyse and cut the excess expenditure of the university to raise a wage bill for the lecturers.
Captain Moses Asiimwe, the UPDF officer who was last month arrested in Somalia, has now been redeployed to 4th Division in Gulu district. Asiimwe was arrested and sent back to Uganda after he allegedly questioned Brigadier Muhoozi Kainerugabaâ€™s rapid promotions. Muhoozi is President Yoweri Museveniâ€™s son and commander of Special Forces Command (SFC), an elite force within the Uganda Peopleâ€™s Defence Forces.
There is still no information on the whereabouts of Lieutenant Joel Mutabazi, a former body guard to Rwandan President Paul Kagame, who was reportedly kidnapped in Kampala on Tuesday. Mutabazi, who worked as Kagameâ€™s body guard for 20 years before falling out with the system, went missing from his United Nations High Commission of Refugeesâ€”UNHCR rented home in Kawempe, a Kampala suburb.