“At the meeting, Rt. Hon. Mpuuga admitted that he indeed took part in this wrongdoing and apologized for the same. In light of this, he was strongly advised that the moral thing to do in the circumstances is to step down from his role as parliamentary commissioner with immediate effect.” Reads part of the statement
Tayebwa made the remarks following his election by his peers as the East African Representative to the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States, and European Union (OACPS – EU Joint Parliamentary Assembly in the capital Luanda, Angola on Friday.
Apart from scientific research and more resource allocation for treatment, the Committee recommended at least three medical staff to be deployed at the designated facilities for effective diagnosis of the disease and prescription of management plans for the affected households.
The LOP’s office released a list of 45 opposition supporters who are being detained at Luzira and Kitalya Mini-Maximum Prison. 15 of them are in Luzira including two female inmates; Olivia Lutaaya and Resy Birungi Nabbosa are being detained at Luzira Women's Prison while 30 others are in Kitalya Mini-Maximum Prison. URN could not verify the authenticity of the document.
State Minister for Internal Affairs Gen. David Muhoozi announced this in response to an outcry from Members of Parliament over the delayed process for ID renewals and issuance of new ones by the National Identification and Registration Authority – NIRA.
Medard Lubega Ssegonna, the COSASE Chairperson issued the directive on Tuesday while probing UWA officials led by the Executive Director, Sam Mwandha to answer queries raised by John Muwanga, the Auditor General in a FY 2022/2023 report relating to staff connivance to defraud the entity.
The omnibus Bill seeks to legalize the pending plan by the Government to merge Ministries, Department, and Agencies – MDAs. A total of 33 agencies to be moved to their mother ministries, 35 will be merged into 19 entities whereas 80 others will remain semi-autonomous in a process expected to commence on July 1, 2024.
It follows an outcry from several Members of Parliament during a plenary sitting on Tuesday in which they cited a lack of will from the government and unnecessary procurement delays in the road infrastructure development projects that affect the implementation of national strategic plans.
The Committee on Government Assurances and Implementation is one of the four Opposition led- Accountability Committees of Parliament established under Article 90 of the Constitution and rule 156 of the Parliament Rules of Procedure.
The committee mandate is outlined under rule 179 and rule 180 and it is to record and scrutinize promises and undertakings given by the Minister, Prime Minister, President and Vice President in the House from time to time.
The committee is currently scrutinizing the national budget framework paper for financial year 2024/2025. On Wednesday, the MPs interfaced with officials from the Ministry of Finance, Planning, and Economic Development.
President Yoweri Museveni accorded the fallen MP a state funeral and her body is to spend the night at Parliament. The head of State is expected to attend the vigil. Cecilia Ogwal, 77, has been one of the longest-serving legislators, having served since 1996.
According to the Speaker, the state of Ogwal’s ill health was not known to many because she wanted it treated as a private matter.
Cecilia Ogwal,77, was the Chairperson of the subcommittee of spouses and accompanying persons during the 27th CSPOC which was held between 3rd and 7th January, 2024 at the Commonwealth Resort hotel, Munyonyo.
The audit report presented to parliament this week by Auditor General, John Muwanga, indicates that financial statements of Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) and Ministry of Works and Transport have an outstanding payments amounting to 804.26 billion Shillings.
“Since the initial budget was 48.132 trillion and actual expenditure only amounted to 43.404 trillion, there was no need for a supplementary budget since the original resource envelope was not fully realized,” reads the audit report, that also condemns frequent supplementary budgets for undermine planning and budgeting processes.
The Nakawa Division West MP was appointed by his party, the National Unity Platform – NUP in December 2023 and made the remarks after Mpuuga officially handed over the LOP’s office on Wednesday at Parliament. The handover brought Mpuuga’s 30-month’ tenure since May 2021 to an end.