Speaking to URN in an interview this afternoon, Jimmy Akena, the president of UPC rival faction, said while they held talks with NRM before the 2016 general elections, they didnt broker any deals for ministerial positions.
Tom Mboijana, a resident of Harukoto in Fort Portal, doubts if people from Tooro will benefit from the new appointees. According to Mboijana, it is the friends and relatives of the ministers who will gain from their appointment.
Justice Keitirima ruled that court doesnt have sufficient time to extend the summons for Kiggundu to appear because it has to dispose of the petition expeditiously. He ordered the lawyers of both parties to prepare their written submissions and file them before court with the necessary rejoinders by June 13th.
Prof. Bakunetta was charged in April this year before the LDC court for allegedly having canal knowledge of his 22 year old female student without her consent. The victim whose name has been concealed, was in her first year at the University and was renting Prof Bakunettas garage within the University premises at the time he allegedly committed the offense on 29th/March 2016.
Article 114 of the Constitution provides that the president, with the approval of parliament can appoint other ministers not exceeding twenty one to assist cabinet ministers in the performance of their functions.
Mugisha blames their suffering on the delayed relocation plan by government. On May 25th, camp authorities received information from Office of the Prime Minister OPM that the refugees were to be relocated. Through the Camp Commandant, Fred Mugamba, the refugees were told to organize their belongings and wait for trucks from the OPM to take them to Kyaka refugee camp in Kyegegwa district.
Juma Hassan Nyene, the East Kyoga Police spokesperson, says Akiiso faces charges of extortion and obtaining money by false pretense. According to Nyene, the officer was picked up after her victims complained that she obtained money from them promising to help them join Uganda Prison Services last year, in vain.
Justice Owiny-Dollo sentenced Muzafar Luyima to community service in his home area in Namasuba along Entebbe Road since he was facing a lighter offense of being an accessory to the crime. Breaking down his punishment, the judge said he will work for four hours for two days in a week that he will serve his punishment that will last for one year.
Prior to her election as Luuka woman member of parliament, Mbayo served as the secretary general for Busoga Women Leaders Association-BWELA. Mbayo trounced the former Luuka woman member of parliament, Evelyn Kabuule both in the NRM primaries and general elections. She is one of the legislators from Busoga region whose victory, was never contested.
Muhamadi Wasswa, a driver at Nakasongola Taxi Park says in addition to paying loading fees at the taxi park they are also charged for offloading passengers at different stages. According to Wasswa from Nakasongola to Kampala, he pays fees at three different stages, which is unfair.
Andrew Khaukha, the Technical advisor to the Judiciary, says the judiciary has handled over 2500 cases ever since plea bargaining was introduced two years ago. According to Khaukha, on average at least Shillings 350,000 is spent on handle a single criminal case under plea bargaining compared to the traditional system where a criminal case would cost government millions of Shillings when it goes through a full trial.
Polly Namaye, the Deputy Police spokesperson, has confirmed the suspension. A source within the Professional Standard Unit, says the officers were suspended following complaints from a senior officer who pinned them for electoral irregularities that occurred in the area three months ago.
Dr. Ian Clarke, one of the private health sector players says the failure by government to engage the private sector has pushed the burden to the public. He cites the breakdown of the radiotherapy machine at the Cancer Institute, saying if government had engaged the private sector early enough, a solution could have been found.
Rachel Sebudde, Senior Economist at World Bank Uganda, said when you look at the money government spent on the investments and what was realized then you see that the smart budget never translated into smart results. According to Sebudde, while all other things budgeted for had challenges like delays, inadequate funding or no funding at all, public administration was funded 100 percent and the monies utilized 100 percent, which, as she put it, was strange.
Emma Matovu, a resident of Kavule zone in Luweero town, says Muyingo ought to have been promoted to full Education and Sports Minister because of his vast experience in the field. He also says the appointment of Nadduli is a mockery since voters in Luweero kicked him out for failing to deliver.