This comes after URA revalued the car at USD 166,700 ( 601 million Shillings) and revised the tax payable on it to more than 300 million. The Toyota Land Cruiser was imported into the country in November last year from Kenya and cleared in January, according to URA.
Coordinators stressed this during the Kigezi region delegates review meeting held at Heras Country Resort in Kabale district on Monday. The meeting was aimed at sharing challenges faced during the election cycle and generating ideas for the next five-year strategic plan.
“The people of Uganda value their relationship with the global community and appreciate the concern shown by the United States on the deteriorating situation regarding human rights and civil liberties. It is our hope that other nations of the world will follow suit and support our quest for freedom and democracy,” reads the statement in part.
The newly elevated Gulu City was among the areas with the lowest voter turn up in the country with only 34,916 people participating in the exercise, out of the 101,401 registered voters from 188 polling stations. This is a drastic decline from the 101,588 voters who participated in the process from the same area in 2016.
The Committee Vice-Chairperson, Agnes Taaka Wejuli told the delegation that they had received several complaints against the army including excessive use of force, disruption of rallies, arbitrary arrests and detention in military facilities.
Last month, James Onguu Tar who contested on the National Resistance Movement-NRM party ticket petitioned the court seeking annulment of Okae’s victory. He claims that the elections were characterised by irregularities.
Nakisekka, the incumbent Masaka district Vice-Chairperson who however unsuccessfully for Masaka City female councilor representing Nyendo-Mukungwe Division, argues that the tendency of assigning staff permanent stations of work throughout the election process abets malpractice.
John Kikonyogo, the deputy party spokesperson said that although there are two people who have expressed interest in contesting for the office of speaker and deputy speaker respectively, the party is yet to agree on a candidate they will be supporting. Kikonyogo said the role of choosing the party flagbearers is solely vested in the hands of the party Electoral Commission led by Toterebuka Bamwenda.
Muntu made the comment during the ANT post-election review in Soroti on Saturday while meeting candidates who participated in the 2021 general elections from Teso sub region. He noted that whereas elections are supposed to open gates for the fresh breed of leaders with development ideas, some of the politicians only join the arena to make ends meet.
Byabakama told the Human Rights Commitee of Parliament that although the election was a success on their part, the entire process was conducted amidst limitations, which could not allow them to reach Ugandans across the country. During the time, which was planned for voter education, gatherings were limited to only 70 people and later adjusted to accommodate 200 people.
A campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic came with restrictions which among others, banned open-air campaigns and restricted campaign meetings at first to 70 people and later to 200 people. Candidates were advised to utilize media platforms for campaigns in order to keep coronavirus at bay.
Although some members of NUP have already indicated that they will be supporting Kadaga, NUP deputy for central region Mathias Mpuuga said the party will have the final say to either support any of the candidate so far who have declared or come up with their own candidate.
Kadaga is facing mounting competition from his deputy Jacob Oulanyah who some NRM bigwigs have portrayed as the candidate that is favoured by the party. On the other hand, Kadaga’s supporters look at Ssemujju’s candidature as unfavourable to her because most opposition MPs who would have voted for her might end up voting for Ssemujju.