The position of FDC to support NUP leadership debunks claims on different media platforms that have been indicating that FDC as a party is not planning to work with NUP during its term as the main opposition party.
Alfred Okwonga, the new Gulu City Mayor, says that he is wondering why the Town Clerk has failed to take action against the former Mayor for failing to hand over the office, saying that he is finding it extremely hard to work since he doesn’t know where to start from.
Many families have since established the whereabouts of their kidnapped relatives while others have been released. For Nakibuuka, it’s a different tale as she has never heard about her sons. A Boda boda rider who drove this reporter to Nakibuuka’s home described her as welcoming after exchanging pleasantries.
The ceremony started with a procession through Laguti Sub County and followed by a thanksgiving prayer which was led by the Anglican Bishop of Kitgum Diocese Wilson Kitara among other clergy from different denominations.
More than 1,500 people from different walks of lives were in attendance at the open ground in Laguti Primary School.
Trouble started after the Makindye councillor Zaharah Luyurika was declared the winner of the vote that was cast by 41 councillors belonging to NUP. Luyurika got 12 votes against his closest challenger Hakim Kiiza who got 10 votes.
The ceremony had earlier been suspended for 40 minutes by the Buganda Chief Magistrate Ayo Miriam Akello after the National Unity Platform- NUP Councilor elect for Kampala Central Moses Kataabu took to the podium to take the oath in chains. He was protesting the continued detention of NUP supporters.
National Unity Platform-NUP Councillor elect for Kampala Central Moses Kataabu took to the podium to take oath with both his hands on chains and wearing a placard in his neck with a message, "Museveni free political Prisoners".
This is the second time the Special Forces Command now led by the President’s son, General Muhoozi Kainerugaba is getting into direct confrontation with MPS.
In September 2017, five members of Parliament sustained series injuries when suspected SFC operatives dressed in civilian clothes stormed the chamber of Parliament.
The Chairman of the Uganda Transport Development Agency- UTRADA Mustafa Mayambala says they also need to resort the issues of leadership at stages outside the Park. At Burton street there is a Bweyogerere stage just like there is in the Old Taxi Park.
Kampala Times, an obscure online site on Monday last week published a story claiming that a total of 118 Members of Parliament of the 131 sworn in on the first day had declared support for Kadaga. How did the website source its story?
“They showed us a letter signed by the president allowing them to bring buses in Kampala,” says Mustafa Mayambala, the Chairperson of Uganda Transporters Development Agency (UTRADA). “As people who work closely with the president, we couldn’t reject it.”
NRM Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba said in a letter last evening, that President Yoweri Museveni, who is also the National Chairman of the NRM party, has directed her to invite all NRM leaning independent MPs for the meeting.
Members who attended the meeting that ended close to 8;30 pm, told URN that although there were proposals that the members spend the night at State House, Entebbe to finalize the matter, many suggested that the meeting be moved to 8 am on Sunday so that both the candidates for the Speaker and Deputy Speaker can be agreed upon.
The president’s flight on Uganda Airlines came at a time when it has attracted a lot of negative publicity because of alleged corruption and mismanagement. The Works and Transport Minister, Gen Katumba Wamala at the end of last month suspended senior airline managers including the CEO Cornwell Muleya.