The college was a presidential pledge during the 2016 general elections by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni to give a higher institution of education and revolutionized agriculture development to the people of Karamoja.
The amendments relate to the 10 recommendations that arose out of a petition filed by former Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi, challenging the outcome of the 2016 general election. They are intended at creating reforms that will guarantee free and fair presidential elections in 2021 and beyond.
The report indicates that police had planned for a 30 percent payment for 113 operational vehicles and 40 specialized vehicles for policing of the 2016 general elections under a four year financing facility with effect from the financial year 2014/2015. However, no single vehicle was procured ahead of the general election.
The opposition Forum for Democratic Change FDC party has fronted candidates to contest for elective offices in Bunyangabu district. Last week the Electoral Commission announced August 29th as voting day in the newly created districts which started operations in July this year. FDC has often come under criticism from a section of its supporters for lacking grass-root structures especially below the district level.
Vincent Kimbugwe, the Go Forward Coordinator in Sembabule district alleges that Sophie Nabbosa, the regional coordinator misappropriated over 40 million Shillings that was allocated to eight districts in South Buganda region, to facilitate Amama Mbabazis agents on polling day.
NRM parliamentary caucus spokesperson Denis Hamson Obua told Uganda Radio Network this morning that the president was meeting selected NRM legislators, independent leaning NRM MPs and NRM district leaders across the country.
Currently, the least paid soldier earns Shillings 310,000 while the top most paid officers earns Shillings 1,600,000 according to the last increase in August 2013. However, Museveni advises those pushing for a pay rise to go slow.
Lebega, an Independent candidate, lost the bid to retain his seat to the National Resistance Movement NRM party candidate Aloysius Jjuuko. Jjuuko polled 2,650 votes against Lubegas 2,533 votes, a difference of 117 votes. However, the declaration sparked off protests from Lubegas supporters in Lambu, Kaziru and Kachanga Landing sites
The ruling National Resistance Movement -NRM party won leadership seats in six out of the nine sub counties in Luuka district. These Include Bukanga, Bukooma, Bulongo, Irongo, Waibuga and Irongo Town Council. The other three were won by Independent candidates.
Paul Akamba, the Busiki MP elect, says he defeated his rival in free and fair polls. Akamba says that even if three of the eight sub counties hadnt participated in the elections he would have defeated his rival.
A URN reporter visited schools around Mayuge town council, Jinja, Mukono and Iganga Municipalities where he established that some had few or no pupils in attendance while other classrooms and offices were completely padlocked showing no sign of business.
EU notes that the restrictions on the freedom of movement of the FDC leadership in Kampala, as well as the arrests of local candidates and party agents in Mbarara, occurred while the party is still collecting documents, including the declaration of result forms, from its agents in the field.