The 77-year-old obtained 113 votes to beat musician Halima Namakula, who scored a paltry nine votes. Former Minister Captain Francis Edward Babu got three votes, while Israel Mayengo, a former Buganda Kingdom Minister got only one vote, while Claudia Naluyima Kamya another independent candidate got eight votes,
The primaries turned chaotic over the involvement of underage youths, multiple voting and bribing youths with alcohol. The irregularities were witnessed at Wabinyonyi, Buruuli Quarter, Wakibombo, Kansiri and Nakasongola Central village in Nakasongola town.
Teams comprising Uganda Peoples Defense Forces-UPDF soldiers and Uganda Police Force were recently deployed to guard the closed Border along the shores of Lake Albert, in line with measures taken by the Ugandan government to control the spread of Coronavirus Disease COVID-19. The Country has so far recorded 55 cases of Coronavirus Disease.
A total of 23 MPs were paraded before President Yoweri Museveni by the government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa during a briefing at Ngoma State Lodge in Nakaseke District yesterday. In her citation, Nankabirwa said the MPs had apologized for voting against the amendment of the constitution which lifted the cap on the presidential age.
The most affected sub-counties are Kigorobya, Buseruka, Bujumbura division, Kyangwali, and Kabwoya among others where residents are asked to pay between 10,000 to 30,000 shillings to have them registered.
Robert Mujuni, a representative of fishermen at Kaiso landing site in Buseruka sub county Hoima district also confirms that some Ugandan fishermen bribe Congolese government officials to allow them to operate freely.
The two say that it has come to their attention that Ategeka was asking for between UGX 1 million and UGX 2 million from job applicants some of whom were senior teachers seeking to be promoted to the level of headmaster.
The Department of Justice unsealed the criminal complaints on Monday charging the head of a Hong Kong-based NGO Dr Chi Ping Patrick Ho, 68, of Hong Kong, and the former foreign minister of Senegal Cheikh Gadio, 61, with bribing high-level officials to help a Chinese oil and gas company.
The Land Inquiry Commission has grilled a city businessman, Huruna Semakula, for masterminding the grabbing of Nonve forest reserve land in Wakiso district. Semakula told the Commission that he bribed Wakiso Resident District Commissioner RDC Ian Kyeyune with 41 acres of land for his role in helping him to secure title for forest land.
President Yoweri Museveni has reacted angrily to allegations that legislators solicited bribes from aspirants for the East African Legislative Assembly EALA. Museveni told NRM legislators to be very careful with what he described as money practices saying that these are very dangerous since they devalue the importance of the vote. He said that elections should mean elections but not money and lies.
Lydia Tumushabe, the Albert region police spokesperson identifies the suspects as Julius Sunday, John Dick Owere, Maurice Moi and Michael Olepus, all attached to Kibaale police station in Kibaale district.
By mid last week, the committee had hit a snag with Paul Kato, the officer in charge of investigations claiming that CCTV footage from Protea Hotel â€“ the alleged venue where bribes were dished out was missing.
According to information provided to the public accounts committee, the judicial service commission handled over 161 complaints mainly concerning chief magistrates, grade one and grade two magistrates in the last two financial years