As of yesterday, only 404,972 people had received the first shot of the COVID-19 vaccines. According to the current vaccination trends from the health ministry for the month of May, on average 8,170 people are vaccinated daily.
In his address after taking oath for the sixth term, Museveni argued that the situation in several African countries that include Libya, Mali, Niger, some parts of Nigeria, Chad, Central African Republic, some parts of Cameroon, Eastern Congo, Somalia Northern Mozambique “does not give credit to the African people.”
It is quite comic and laughable to hear of some actors in the world giving us lectures about democracy. You give me lectures about democracy…What are your credentials?” Museveni asked.
His closest challenger Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu, of the National Unity Platform (NUP) secured 34.83 per cent of the vote.
According to the letter dated May 11th 2021 by Paul Okirig on behalf of Solicitor General Francis Atoke, if the swearing-in takes place more than seven days effective today it will be in contravention of section 169 of the Local Governments Act.l
Several businesses remained closed in the Central Business District as President Museveni prepared to take oath at the Kololo Independence Ceremonial grounds. Entrance into town through Wandegeya was limited for motor vehicles only, while Bodaboda cyclists could only access the city centre through Lumumba avenue.
Roadblocks have been mounted around all access roads in the precincts of the NUP offices and the main old Kira Road. No pedestrian, cyclist or vehicle is allowed to use the Old Kira Road stretch from Kamwokya to Bukoto, an area now surrounded by heavily armed police, local defence and military personnel.
Uganda has maintained a nighttime curfew running from 9 p.m. until 5: 30 a.m. every day, as one of the measures put in place by the government to restrict movement and control the spread of coronavirus disease. The movement of motorcycles is restricted to 6 pm.
In the City centre, there is a visible security presence at Wandegeya traffic lights, Clock Tower, Shoprite traffic lights, Kibuye roundabout, Bombo road junction, Nsambya traffic lights and Jinja Road.
A big chunk of the money (481 billion Shillings) is going to the Uganda National Oil Company for its portion of equity investment into the East African Crude Oil Pipeline (EACOP) Ltd for the construction of the crude oil pipeline for transporting Uganda's crude oil from Hoima to the Port of Tanga in Tanzania to enable access to international markets.
But as they walk out, a number of them say that their term of office was a roller-coaster, punctuated with attacks, safety challenges and a virus that almost put the assembly to a halt. However, they say, having a firm and committed speaker of Parliament saved the day and helped them to ensure that the business of parliament continues, amidst the storm.
The Adhoc committee on land compensation led by Veronica Eragu Bichetero has been investigating the compensation of property owners by the Ministry of Lands Housing and Urban Development in Bunyoro and Buganda regions.