There was drama at Parliament today when, in an unprecedented event, government and a Member of Parliament tabled two similar bills before the House for consideration.
Trouble started when the Minister for Gender, Labour and Social Development Mary Karoro Okurut presented the Children Amendment Bill 2015, which seeks to align the provisions of the Children\'s Act with exisiting laws such as stringent regulations on inter-country adoption and all forms of exploitation.
The introduction of the ANC comes after interventions from Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni who argued that the two warring factions were not upholding resolutions taken by IGAD and as such they were delaying the peace process.
Forty horse power motorized boats that were budgeted for in the 2014/15 financial year to help residents of Buvuma islands access health facilities have not been procured, leading to a surge in Aids infections, a Parliamentary inquiry has learnt.
Amama Mbabazi, the former prime minister says he doesn\'t need permission to join the people\'s struggle. Mbabazi whose tenure as NRM secretary general was cut short say he has participated in many struggles and can\'t go on leave in the middle of a struggle. He was responding to a request by the pro poor NRM youths to challenge President Yoweri Museveni in the 2016 polls.
Taban Chiriga, the Criminal Investigations and Intelligence Officer in Rakai, also the chief investigator in the Pastor Steven Mugambe murder case of nine family members, has been transferred. Uganda Radio Network (URN) has learnt of Chiriga\'s transfer to the CID Headquarters in Naguru from fellow detectives.
Since his appointment as Prime Minister in September 2014, Dr. Ruhakana Rugunda has been absent without explanation during Parliament's question time. The Prime Minister's question time is set aside for him to answer questions from MPs every Wednesday afternoon. This has rattled the opposition in Parliament.
Officials from the Rural Electrification Agency led by the executive Director Godfrey Turyahikayo told Parliament\'s Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) that they cannot avoid audit queries on outstanding compensation for way leaves with the minimal allocations from government.
Samuel Serunkuma, acting director revenue collections says amongst all the taxes, the biggest defaulters are those for trading license that accounts for about 60 percent
Peter Kauju, the KCCA spokesperson says in December, they published notices in the media reminding traders to clear their dues but only about 40 percent responded.