Parliament has started the debate on the State of the Nation Address made by President Museveni to parliament on June 6th this year without the Opposition who are on a self-imposed one week absence over General Arondaâ€™s appointment.
Newly appointed Internal Affairs minister Gen. Aronda Nyakairima is being dragged to the Constitutional Court for accepting appointment to the cabinet before resigning or retiring from the army. But the soldier-cum-politician seems to be unbothered by the latest developments. While taking over office on Wednesday, Gen. Aronda told a fully packed boardroom with all internal affairs department heads of a Presidential directive for him to come and complete unfinished business at the ministry.
They also claim that Nyombi was quoted in the media claiming that article 142 (2) of the constitution provides for the said reappointment well knowing that the said provision does not cater for the Chief Justice.
Nineteen suspects on remand at Luzira Prison, who were being tried by the suspended Anti Corruption Court, have petitioned the Acting Chief Justice Steven Kavuma to among other options reconsider releasing them on bail.
Pastor Elijah Ssemugabi has been charged and remanded to Luzira Prison for allegedly obtaining money by false pretence. Pastor Ssemugabi, the founder of Christian Faith Centre in Nsambya, Kampala, was charged before Buganda Road Court Grade One Magistrate Araali Muhiirwa who remanded him till July 29 when he will reappear for bail application.
The Court of Appeal is tomorrow expected to pass the judgment in a case filed by jailed former Arua Municipality MP Hussein Akbar Godi. Godi is appealing against the 25 year jail sentence handed to him in February 2011 for the December 2008 murder of his wife Rehema Ceasar Nasur.
Bank of Ugandaâ€™s capital has been eroded over time mainly due to operating losses, according to the Auditor General John Muwanga. As of 30th June 2012, according to the Auditor Generalâ€™s report, BOUâ€™s capital excluding translation reserves was a deficit of 226 million shillings compared to 116 billion it had in 2011. He concludes that the bank may not be able to effectively execute its functions as envisaged in the Constitution and Bank of Uganda Act.
Following the NRMâ€™s Caucus resolution on Monday this week to increase teacherâ€™s salaries by 4% instead of the promised 20% increment by government in this Financial Year, MP Amuriat Oboi Patrick has described the suggestion as an insult.
The giveaway paves way for the construction of headquarters for the Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, the Directorate of Public Prosecutions â€“ DPP and the Uganda Prisons Service â€“ UPS among others. JLOS will in turn construct at least a 21,000 square meters of office space for the police headquarters in exchange for the land.
Sserunkuuma, who plays for Gor Mahia FC in Kenyaâ€™s Tusker Premier League, told Uganda Radio Network on phone from Nairobi that since it is a dream for every African player to shine in Europe, he is glad he will get a chance to undergo trials.