The matters resurfaced this morning when Kanvaly Bamba, the SGS Country Manager appeared before the Physical Infrastructure committee of parliament to discuss the relationship between the company and government agencies, as well as its newly negotiated contract with the Ministry of Works.
Tumusiime accused government officials of using the free airtime slots to account for money that had been budgeted for media spend. He also castigated government officials for sometimes failing to turn up for scheduled government radio programs and yet advertisers who could have booked space have been turned away.
Betty Aol Ochan believes the President is too powerful and parliament has not done its part to put in place checks to prevent abuse of power by the head of state. She notes that government has deliberately avoided forming a constitutional review commission that would address some of these issues.
As the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) marks the 2020 international Day for Universal Access to Information 28 September, it is emerging that in Uganda, the law is more of on paper than practice.
The Legislators have expressed concern over the age restrictions placed by the law on LCIII chairperson aspirants at Sub County, Municipal or City Division level who need to be 30 years or above to qualify to stand for these positions. A number of aspirants have already been blocked from nomination on grounds of being underage.
The Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) on Wednesday told the committee that M/S Nalongo Estates, a company owned by Kampala Businessman Sarah Kizito is holding the land for the project to pending a Memorandum of Understanding with KCCA.
The chairperson of the committee Jacob Opolot observed that the children cannot study unsupervised through radio and television lessons and the majority of learners are faced with a strange language and approach that renders them unable to benefit from the lessons.
Despite having not received a report to confirm cause of death from the health ministry the assistant director for communication and public affairs at Parliament Helen Kaweesa says Pariament will proceed with its program of a special sitting next week until advised otherwise by the health ministry.
The Tuesday afternoon meeting that was attended by Finance Minister, Matia Kasaija, was summoned by Kadaga over the controversy of the regarding Bridges that are supposed to run from Kayunga to Kuva Island and another from Kuva Island to Kamuli side. The speaker has severally demanded for answers from the Finance Ministry why the works on the Bridges have stalled.
Hon. Okabe says the recent NRM primaries and campaigns which were characterized by large crowds including school-going children with no respect for COVID-19 preventive guidelines is going to lead to a massive spike in infections.
The Ayivu county MP Bernard Atiku says even though regulation is necessary to stop impunity of social media parliament should examine the regulations and UCC needs to be summoned before the committee on Information Communication and Technology ICT to explain the measures.
For instance, in Bugabo, where Ssenyondwa resides, he won with 169 voted while Lwanga and Ssematimba had two votes each.
However, Kivumbi recorded in the declaration forms that Ssematimba and Lwanga had each garnered 502 votes in Bugabo.
Atimango, a teacher and former radio presenter will now be the only female candidate facing three male contestants for the Gulu East Division parliamentary seat in 2021 general polls. The three male aspirants include Rev. Fr. Charles Onen, John Bosco Uhuru, and Emmanuel Mwaka Lutukomoi.