In 2014, Uganda and South Sudan entered into a mutual agreement to pay about 123 billion shillings owed to 22 companies which lost goods and money following outbreak of civil war in South Sudan the previous year.
The goods include 80 cartons of cosmetics and 300 pieces of iron sheets. The goods were seized in a week-long operation in various markets within the city following complaints from the users that they dont conform to the UNBS standards.
The contingent replaces another one that has completed one-year tour of duty. Uganda is one of the Police Contributing Countries under AMISOM, deploying Individual Police Officers IPOs and Formed Police personnel. Other police contributing countries are Kenya, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.
The ceremonial mace previously used by Gulu district council is reported to have broken during the previous council and was never replaced. The new council which took over office in May 2016 resolved unanimously to hold sittings without the mace.
Total Exploration and production Uganda will operate at Ngiri, Jobi-Rii and Gunya all in the Albertine Graben. The approval of a production licenses is a final phase towards commercial oil production which cabinet has pushed to financial year 2019/2018
MP Margaret Muhanga accuses fellow legislators of overstepping their mandate saying that no one, not even the Auditor General has powers to inquire into a matter that had been adjudicated upon by the Supreme Court.
Cabinet approves US71M World Bank Loan to increase power access to power by 22 by 2022. Some of the beneficiary districts include Gulu, Lira, Nebbi, Arua, Kole, Oyam and Nwoya. Also approved, is a request by the minister of energy to issue three petroleum production licenses to Total EP UGANDA B.V. The licenses have a duration of 25 years and can be renewed for an additional 5 years as provided for in the Production sharing agreementPSA.
Godfrey Werikhe, the Deputy Executive Director REA, told the committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE that by 2014, the agency owed 8 billion shillings but the figure has since accumulated to 18 billion Shillings.
On several occasions, Ugandan fishermen on Lake Albert have suffered injury and losses when they are tortured, detained and their fishing gear confiscated by armed men suspected to be soldiers of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
During the government retreat that ended on Sunday at National Leadership Institute --NALI at Kyakwanzi, Lands Minister Betty Amongi was quoted saying government is in the final stages of tabling before Parliament amendments into the Land Act 1998.
Hassan Kaps Fungaroo, Obongi County MP, says the MPs want the ministers to also give their position on the brutal beating of police, which he says has become a frequent occurrence while dispersing crowds.
Jackson Baryampika, Kitgum district Police commander identified the suspects as Joseph Kidega, Patrick Aboyi, Rooney Komakech, Michael Okot Tulaya and Isaac Okellokot. The suspects were found with items including stolen drugs, laundry soap and several household items.