The photo taken by Daily Monitor photojournalist and posted on social media yesterday, two days after President Museveni named Joyce Ssebuggwawo as State Minister for Information clearly show that the then acting FDC President pointed her pen on the lower end of the ballot while FDC candidate Amuriat was the first on the ballot.
Geoffrey Omolo, the Katakwi District LC V Chairperson says the new appointments indicate more trust in the region. “I want to thank President Museveni for acknowledging the support Teso gave him in the last election. It shows confidence to the region and proof of our capabilities to serve the country”, he said.
Tai Ramadhan, the Pader District Police Commander, says that only 258 out of 291 SPCs in the district were cleared for payment. He says the remaining SPCs will receive their pay once the errors in their documents are cleared.
Geoffrey Oweka, the Lira Palwo Sub County LC III Chairperson says that his office is still
under lock and key. He also claims that his predecessor has taken custody of the sub-county official stamp and seal.
They include Bubulo East MP John Musila who used the Rastafarian word ‘Jah’ instead of God, Hoima City MP Asinansi Nyakato who used Commander as her third name, contrary to what appears in the gazette and Maj. Gen. Sam Kavuma, who had missed some of his military peeps by the time he presented himself.
The Constitution provides that Members of Parliament elect to take and subscribe to the Oath of Allegiance and Oath of Members of Parliament. It further provides that except for purposes of taking the oaths, no person shall sit or vote in Parliament before taking and subscribing to the oaths.
It was a colourful affair as the second batch of Members of the 11th Parliament took their oaths on Tuesday. These brought the total of the already sworn in MPs to 265 MPs after another 134 were sworn in on Monday.
Kadaga is seeking a third term of office as the speaker of Parliament having served as the Speaker of the ninth and tenth parliaments, ending ten years of service at the helm of the legislative assembly. Prior to this, she served as the deputy speaker for two terms, during the seventh and eighth parliaments.
Although the house had planned to administer oaths for 132 legislator's on the first day of the exercise, two of the elected members did not turn up. They include Kinkizi West MP Dr Chris Baryomunsi and Kabarole Woman MP Victoria Rusoke Businge who sought permission to skip the activities due to other engagements.
Every person elected to parliament takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament before they officially start their five-year term of office. The ceremony, which is following the alphabetical order of names of each legislator, will see 132 members take oath today, according to a programme issued by Parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Helen Kawesa.
Every person elected to parliament takes the Oath of Allegiance and the Oath of Member of Parliament, before they officially start their five-year term of office. The ceremony, which is following the alphabetical order of names of each legislator, will see 132 members take oath today, according to a programme issued by Parliament’s Director of Communications and Public Affairs, Helen Kawesa.
Several businesses remained closed in the Central Business District as President Museveni prepared to take oath at the Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds. Entrance into town through Wandegeya was limited for motor vehicles only, while Bodaboda cyclists could only access the city centre through Lumumba avenue.
The neighbourhood, which hosts two main opposition leaders; Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu of the National Unity Platform and Dr Kiiza Besigye, of the Forum for Democratic Change-FDC political party, was earmarked as a security hotspot, during preparations for the swearing-in ceremony of President Yoweri Museveni, currently taking place at the Kololo Independence Grounds.
The Presidents included Salva Kiir of South Sudan, Ethiopia’s Sahle Worke Zewde and Alpha Conde of Guinea. Others were Felix Tshisekedi of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Evariste Ndayishimiye of Burundi, and Hage Geingob of Namibia. The Presidents were received by ministers, officials from foreign affairs at Entebbe International Airport.
URN reporters in Masaka, Jinja, Mbale, Hoima, Luwero and Arua have observed unusual deployment of anti-riot police and Uganda People’s Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers patrolling the towns in anticipation of possible protests by opposition supporters.