Mozambican Anglican Bishop, Dinis Salomo Sengulane, a panel member of the Africa Peer Review Mechanism Eminent Persons is leading a team of experts who have started Ugandas second peer review. The team of 17 experts from over 10 African countries will be in the country for two weeks.
Last month, Irumbas lawyer Solomon Webale Araali met the Prime Minister Dr Ruhakana Rugunda, officials from Ministry of Lands and the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and agreed to open the boundaries on the disputed land to ascertain the owner. The exercise was supposed to be carried out this month.
According to Rugunda, both government and media should be fighting for a better secure and prosperous Uganda such as shared desires. He underscored the importance of divergent healthy opinions between the two institutions.
Through his lawyer Solomon Webale Araali of KGN Advocates, Stephen Irumba accuses the government of grabbing 200 of his 500 acres of land in Rwentuha Sub County in Kyegegwa district and turning it into a refugee settlement area. In September last year, officials from the Ministry of Relief, Disaster Preparedness and Refugees started settling more than 100 families on the land, a move Irumba says is illegal. This was after the officials surveyed the land and claimed it belonged to the government.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda today issued a letter directing Uganda Communications Commission UCC to extend the verification to May 19, 2017. The Commission had last week issued a seven-day ultimatum for all phone users who had earlier registered their SIM cards to verify them using National Identity Numbers NINs obtained from National Identity Cards.
The meeting of the Appointments Committee will be preceded by the Approval of the Prime Minister this morning. Dr Ruhakana Rugunda was reappointed to the post in a cabinet named last week by President Yoweri Museveni.
Striker Donou Kokou scored the lone goal to give visiting Togo team a 1-0 win over Uganda in a 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (Afcon) qualifier played at the Mandela National Stadium, Namboole on Saturday.
Medical workers at Fort Portal Referral Hospital have again gone on a sit down strike, paralyzing work at the hospital. Three expectant mothers were on Monday denied entrance to the maternity ward by the striking staff. Their relatives were forced to transfer them to another health facility.