The constitutional Court on Friday February 21 ruled that MPs Bernabas Tinkasiimire, Wilfred Niwagaba, Theodore Ssekikubo and Mohammad Nsereko vacate their seats in parliament since the party on whose ticket they were elected to parliament had expelled them.
Coffee farmers in Bugisu sub region are protesting the guidelines set by government for the Special General Meeting schedules for March 11th to resolve issues surrounding the Bugisu Cooperative Union â€“BCU
Obote Acellam Karl Mark, the Manager of East Acholi Cooperative Union, says the new machines will replace an old, outdated and inefficient sets installed in 1951 to process at least 60,000 kilogrammes (60 tons) of cotton every day. The old machines have the capacity to process 40 tonnes daily. The union paid 13 million shillings in taxes for the new equipment.
NRM MPs under the NRM Parliamentary Caucus want former Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana held accountable over last yearâ€™s OPM Scam in which billions of shillings were embezzled by officials in the ministry.
Out of the 289,012 candidates that sat the UCE examinations, 2001 passed in division one, 34,893 in division two, 57,947 passed in division three while 139,597 candidates were in division four. A total of 25,229 candidates failed completely.
The enactment of Prohibition of Female Genital Mutilation -FGM Act has helped to considerably reduce the practice among the communities in the Sebei and Karamoja sub regions, according to the United Nations.
The United States Secretary of State, John Kerry, has said his country is reviewing aid to Uganda, a day after President Museveni signed the Anti-Homosexuality bill into law. A statement issued by Kerry early this morning criticized the Uganda government for enacting this law and that it would complicate a â€œvalued relationship.â€ As a result, Kerry said the United States was reviewing aid to Uganda.
When Parliament of Uganda spent one billion shillings on procuring iPads for Legislators, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga justified it saying the gadgets will replace stationery on which the institution spends about the same amount of money per year. Three months since the MPs got the iPads reports, order paper and other documents are still circulated in hard copy form.