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20:33
20:33

Parliament Withdraws Application to Cross Examine AG in Oil Handshake Case six billion

In 2017, Ali Sekatawa, the former Lawyer of Uganda Revenue Authority petitioned court to stop government from implementing the findings and recommendations of COSASE.
15:49
15:49

URA Lawyer To Sue Parliament Over Oil Cash Bonanza oil bonanza 1 Top story

Ali Sekatawa, one of the beneficiaries of the controversial oil cash bonanza has threatened to petition court to stop government from implementing the recommendations of parliament on the matter. Abdu Katuntu, the COSASE Committee Chairperson, says those aggrieved by the report are free to go to court.
20:37
20:37

Parliament Adopts Oil Handshake Cash Refund Report 6 billion shillings 3 1

The decision was made despite efforts by the deputy Attorney General Mwesigwa Rukutana to challenge the recommendation for officials to refund the money saying that it was contradicting another committee recommendation for the Inspector General of Government IGG to institute an investigation.
17:26
17:26

Oil Cash Beneficiaries to Refund Money 6 billion shillings 1 Top story

The notable beneficiaries of the six billion shillings, dubbed a presidential handshake, include Doris Akol, the Uganda Revenue Authority URA Commissioner General, Uganda National Roads Authority UNRA Executive Director, Allen Kagina and Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA Executive Director, Jennifer Musisi among others. The list also has former Attorney General Fred Ruhindi, State Attorney George Kalemera, Solicitor General Francis Atooke and the Secretary to Treasury, Keith Muhakanizi. These are part of the 42 public officers who received the money for their role in the 400-million-dollar Heritage Oil arbitration case which Uganda won.
19:04
19:04

Finance Officials Admit Irregularities in Processing Oil Bonus Cash cosase 3

The Ministry of Finance has admitted that the process of releasing the six billion shillings reward to public servants following a successful oil arbitration case was irregular.
19:05
19:05

Oil Cash Bonuses was Minister's Priority - Auditor General 6 billion shillings 3 1

Auditor General John Muwanga has revealed to parliaments oil probe committee that the payment of Shillings six billion to 42 government officials was treated as a priority by the finance ministry.
15:50
15:50

Law Society to Challenge Oil Bonus Court Order heritage oil

Uganda Law Society President Francis Gimara says that the order sets a dangerous constitutional precedent with serious negative effects on the functioning of the legislative organ of state.
12:39
12:39

Judiciary Advises Parliament to Appeal Oil Bonus court Order heritage oil 1

In a short statement issued today morning, Chief Registrar Paul Gadenya says the Judiciary has noted that Parliament is aggrieved by the decision of the Constitutional Court and advises the institution to appeal the order.
19:02
19:02

Court Stops Parliament from Probing Oil Cash Bonanza capital gains tax 1 Top story

The payment, now referred to the presidential handshake, has attracted sharp criticism from the public, MPs, civil society among other sections of the public. But Eric Sabiiti, a legal officer with the Electoral Commission says the planned investigation interferes with Executive powers.
17:41
17:41

MPs Split Over “Presidential Handshake” Motion

Uganda Radio Network has learnt that two MPs; Mbarara Municipality MP Michael Tusiime and Ndorwa East MP Wilfred Niwagaba both wanted to present a petition to Parliament to investigate the circumstances under which the payments were made to the 42 government officers.
18:06
18:06

URA Defends UGX 6B Tax Dispute Pay Out attorney general

In a statement issued today, Sarah Birungi Banage, the Assistant Commissioner Public and Corporate Affairs defends the payment, stating that following Ugandas victory, the Attorney Generals office recommended that the multi sectoral team on the case be commended and appreciated with a Presidential Handshake.
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