At the function held at the Kololo Independence Grounds, Museveni who was accompanied by Janet Kataaha Museveni, the First Lady and Minister for Education flagged off a team of 25 athletes that will represent Uganda in the 32nd edition of the summer Games.
Andrew Omiat, a member of the National Council in the Uganda People’s Congress-UPC, says that while it is good to have more Iteso in ministerial positions, the ministers should be conscious of the challenges ahead.
The FDC situation in the region has been made worse by the exodus of all the three party MPs, who have now become independent candidates after internal conflicts following the party’s presidential elections in 2017.
“We have been working for President Museveni for over 20 years but we have not yet gained from his presidency, so we ask for a ministry that will work on issues related to uneducated persons,” the National Chairman of the Uneducated, Hajji Kassim Kasasa said.
This was uncovered as a team from State House interfaced with the Public Accounts Committee of Parliament this morning. The committee is scrutinizing queries raised by the Auditor General, in his report for the financial year ending June 2018.
Nathan Irumba is a retired diplomat who served in five Governments and Special Assistant to Sam Odaka, Obote’s former Foreign Minister. He says Amin was a conspiracy of foreign forces that encouraged him to stage a coup against Obote who had made a lot of mistakes.
The outcry comes as the farmers especially those in the neighbourhood of Queen Elizabeth National Park continue to incur losses as a result of wild animals that stray into communities destroying crops and sometimes even causing death of people.
On Sunday night elephants from Queen Elizabeth National Park raided Kyondo village, Scheme Ward of Nyamwamba Division destroyed crops worth hundreds of millions.
Butemba County MP Pentagon Innocent Kamusiime says that ideally, the border cannot be closed without prior notice to the neighboring country. He advises that the government fast-tracks negotiations to resolve any outstanding conflict, for the sake of Ugandan traders.
On February 21st, 2004, more than 300 residents living in Internally Displaced Peoples Camp at Barlonyo Village, Agweng Sub County in Lira district were killed by the suspected fighters of LRA rebel group.
According to Tungwako, King Oyo told the President that the delay by the government to return the properties has affected the kingdom financially. He said that if they are returned, the kingdom can rent them out and get income to sustain its activities and improve its financial base.
Mukono Municipality MP Betty Nambooze says they have received reports that members of the ruling party are scheming for a constitutional amendment suggesting that the president should be elected through the Electoral College as opposed to the Adult Suffrage system which has been used over the years.
Three weeks ago, some 400 people were forcefully removed from the land by a team led by police and Soldiers from the Uganda Peoples Defence Forces to pave way for the projects. However, a section of leaders from Lango sub region petitioned the president to halt the eviction.
The Legislators under their Umbrella group of Lango Parliamentary Group two weeks ago petitioned Parliament seeking to halt the eviction of local people who have for years been occupying part of Maruzi ranch land.
Critics say that Ugandan youths are trapped in a vicious cycle of betting, staking their little earnings while believing that they might win a jackpot in every stake. They add that online betting has reduced productivity among Ugandas youngsters, sinking families further into poverty.
In 2009, Lango War Claimants Association dragged government to court demanding compensation for the livestock they lost during various insurgencies in the region. High court ordered government to pay the claimants Shillings 2.9 trillion. In 2012, government through the Attorney General released more than 20 billion Shillings through Bashasa and Co Advocate, a Kampala based law firm to pay over 4,000 war victims.