The Executive Director of Mulago Hospital Dr Baterena Byaruhanga could only afford an apology after legislators on Public Accounts Committee (PAC) squeezed him over making advance payments of 228 million shillings to individual accounts.
Five people were this morning seriously injured in a bus accident along Customs Corner road near Lacor in Gulu town. The bus, Friendship Coach registration number UAU708B, was on its way to Kampala from Adjumani when it overturned at about 10am. Siraje Kakaire, the driver of the bus is on the run and is being pursued by the police.
While appearing before the select committee of parliament that was set up to investigate the fund, Acting Managing Director Geraldine Ssali said that the board took the decision to carry on the investment in consultation with the minister. But the National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) today presented letters that were exchanged between NSSF board members that show that the chairman of the board Ivan Kyayonka took the decision unilaterally.
The chairman General of National Organisation of Trade Unions (NOTU) Usher Wilson Owere has said that Finance Minister Maria Kiwanuka is the one to blame for the mess at the National Social Security Fund (NSSF). While appearing before the select committee that was instituted by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga to investigate the NSSF, Owere said that the problems of the fund started when Kiwanuka was appointed minister.
The solar panels were in April last year given to the district by the ministry of health for distribution to secondary schools and health centres. The MP however, reportedly diverted them and had them kept at the offices of Kapchorwa Commercial Farmers Association KACOFA. It is from here that she started distributing them to her supporters telling them that she lobbied government for the panels.
Today, amidst talk of Members of Parliament reversing some of the proposals made by the finance minister, officials from Uganda Revenue Authority and Ministry of Finance Planning and Economic Development, explained why some exemptions had to be removed.
The incident happened last week at Nameri Bridge, connecting Kaabong Town council to Kaabong East Sub County, some 256 kilometres north west of Moroto town. Five people including a driver and four passengers were swept away after the vehicle they were traveling in suddenly halted into a fast-flowing river at the bridge.
A senior Rwandan army officer, Brigadier General Frank Rusagara, has been arrested. Rusagara retired from the Rwanda Defence Forces last year after serving in many top positions of the Paul Kagame Led government. He was among 79 senior military officers who were in 2013 retired from Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF).
He said the Egyptian army was strengthening ties with Uganda as partners in the international realm. Aziz said the office will also be a co-ordination point for collaborations on combating terrorism in East Africa, adding that, the military office is to protect the â€˜Cairo-Kampala axisâ€™
Ssebaggala says he came to an agreement with Kusasira, as a member of the Eagles Production, to perform on March 15, 2014. He then went ahead to wire Kusasira 4, 100, 000 shillings as deposit for a show that would cost him 12 million shillings.
Five judges of the Supreme Court have in a joint ruling delivered by Deputy Registrar Thaddeus Opesen said that they do not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal arising from a decision of one justice of the court of Appeal. They advised the embattled Lord Mayor to take back his appeal to the Court of Appeal to be heard by three judges. The status quo now remains.
Civil society coalition on the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Act are demanding for a national dialogue on the recently enacted law saying that the President shouldnâ€™t have signed it after experts had described it as discriminatory. The controversial HIV Prevention and Control bill was passed by parliament on May 13th and assented to by President Yoweri Museveni on July 31st.
But Lumumba accuses Odokonyero of framing him to divert attention from his defilement case. According to Odokonyero, he has tried all means possible to ensure justice for his daughter but there are various attempts to cover up the case.
Batuku elders in Ntoroko district are to elect heads of clans, a move that has raised suspicion in Tooro Kingdom. The elders under their umbrella, Batuku Elders Association (BEA), will next week converge in Rwebisengo town council to elect the head of clans. Moses Abigaba, the acting chairperson of BEA, told Uganda Radio Network that the role of the clan heads will give cultural guidance to the clans in Ntoroko district.