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.
As it stands now, NRM gets the biggest chunk of this funding, followed by the FDC, DPC, UPC and JEEMA gets the least. However the political parties say they have not got this money now for two years despite it having been appropriated by Parliament.
The act initially capped the age for contestants for LCIII chairperson positions, sub-county, municipal or city division level at 30 and 75. As a result, several aspirants have been blocked by the Electoral Commission, in the ongoing nomination exercise.
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 committee which is chaired by Makindye East MP Ibrahim Kasozi summoned 73 people currently occupying the departed Asians properties located in Masaka to probe them on how they eventually acquired then from the initial owners.
The total donations to the COVID-19 task force were valued at 28 billion Shillings by May 2020. They included both cash and non-cash donations channelled through the national response fund, chaired by Emmanuel Katongole, the Executive Chairman of Cipla Quality Chemical Industries Limited.
Dokolo Woman MP Cecilia Atim Ogwal had appealed that the government carries out mass testing for COVID-19, given the increasing positive cases and deaths, across the country. As of Wednesday 23rd September, Uganda has so far recorded 7,064 positive COVID-19 cases with 70 deaths, most of which were recorded after easing restrictions on the lockdown imposed in March.
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.
It has now emerged that 93 of the prisoners were in jail for possession of firearms, 59 were in jail for murder and four had been convicted on both charges. Another 12 had been jailed for Aggravated defilement and defilement, while 18 were in for rape and five were in for robbery and aggravated robbery.
Muyingo told Parliament that the University was now faced with the task of restoring the iconic building in time for the centenary celebrations due in 2022 and that the academic programmes at the University would resume on time as directed by the government and all arrangements to receive the students have been finalized.
However, Soroti County MP Kenneth Esiangu questioned why the government was in the rush to open schools at a time when the country is registering high numbers of COVID-19 cases yet the schools had been closed before a single case was registered.
The Deputy Attorney General Jackson Kafuuzi however said that for those aspirants who changed names before the 26th March 2015 through a statutory declaration or affidavit, the presentation of a sworn affidavit shall be valid for nominations by the Electoral Commission.
The Minister of State for Energy Sarah Opendi has raised "a matter of national importance" in Parliament., saying the nesting of Marabou Storks could be hazardous and could bring about zoonotic diseases that people don’t know
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.
Alupo died a week ago, after a short illness. At the time of her death, there was information indicating that she had succumbed to COVID-19. But the second Deputy Prime Minister Alhajji Ali Kirunda Kivejinja told Parliament this afternoon that the legislator was expecting and receiving treatment for diabetes and high blood pressure.
According to the EC Spokesperson Paul Bukenya, the complaints’ desk will provide any required information to the public and to election officials, to facilitate the process of verification of aspirants or supporters on the National Voters’ Register.
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.