The objective of the Bill is to amend the Administration of Parliament Act to allow for the election of Leader of Opposition following the nomination of at least three contenders by the leading opposition party. It also seeks to amend the method of choosing the party whips, choosing the deputy Leader of Opposition and whips.
The COSASE standoff started after a suggestion that the current committee, headed by Bugweri County MP Abdul Katuntu should complete the probe into the irregular sale and closure of Commercial banks, before handing over to a new team. The tenure of the current committee expires on January 13, 2019.
During the mass, the Chancellor for Kampala Archdiocese Father Joseph Ssebunya asked the government to be concerned and take care of the people who have been reported to be in dire need of treatment. He added that the suspects should be set free if the government cannot provide medical services to them.
The Electoral Commissioner Lawyer, Hamid Lugoloobi arrived after Justice Sekana had adjourned court. Achola ran to court on June 19th 2018 after Electoral Commission nullified her nomination, saying the names on her nomination papers dont correspond to those on her academic papers.
In his letter to Achola, the Commission Chairperson, Justice Simon Byabakama Mugenyi, said the candidate did not provide the Electoral Commission with any evidence indicating that there was compliance with the law when she adopted the said names during the national identity card enrollment exercise in 2015.
According to Kayihura, he has already directed his officers across the country to be vigilant and called on members of the public to report any suspicious activities in their areas that may threaten peace in the country.
Mathias Mpuuga, the Masaka Municipality Member of Parliament is the latest opposition legislator to return the money. Mpuuga returned the money to the finance office in parliament on Thursday afternoon.
Both opposition and the ruling party legislators are engaged in closed-door meetings ahead of a possible showdown this afternoon over a motion seeking to lift the presidential age limits from the constitution.
Different Members of Parliament have described the matter as highly sensitive adding that Ugandans should be given an opportunity to decide whether to lift or not to lift the presidential age limit. Kasambya County MP Gaffa Mbwatekamwa says that parliament cannot be left to solely determine the path for Uganda.
The coalition of young professionals says that the manner in which former presidential candidate Dr Kizza Besigye was handled under the facilitation and aid of CAA violates travel and aviation protocol.
Odonga Otto says the decision to exclude them from the Shadow cabinet is a show of vengeance against the key supporters of Besigyes loyalists. He wonders why many senior opposition members were left out in favor of newly elected legislators.