This afternoon, Prisca Bonabantu, the Under Secretary in the Energy Ministry confirmed to PAC that the procurement process was terminated due to interference by Cabinet, which opted to identify contractors through a bilateral arrangement between Uganda and China.
Prime Minister Ruhakana Rugunda has said government will brief parliament on the circumstances under which Kenneth Watmon Akena, a community development officer in Pader district, was shot dead at Lugogo Forest Mall parking area.
On May 5, 2016, the 9th Parliament passed the Bill, whose objective is to give the Uganda Cancer Institute semi-autonomous status and receive a separate vote. It also gives the institute mandate to coordinate prevention and treatment of cancer and conduct research on cancer in the country. Article 91 3 of the constitution requires the President, on being sent a bill passed by Parliament, to assent to it within 30 days or write back to the Speaker, rejecting it.
During a requiem mass at Mbuya today, Reverend Father Paulino Twesigye Mondo said Kenneth Watmon Akena loved God and people as evidenced by his commitment to serving children, the church and community. He says the police now has a task to investigate circumstances of his brutal killing.
On November 14th, president, Yoweri Museveni appointed a nine member visitation committee chaired by Dr. Abel Rwendeire, the deputy chairperson of the National Planning Authority to investigate into the affairs of Makerere University.
Outgoing Electoral Commission chairman, Engineer Badru Kiggundu suggests that during electoral reforms, government and Parliament should consider allowing Ugandans in the Diaspora, prisoners and patients in hospitals to vote.
When the national examinations body UNEB releases the primary seven results in January 2017, Ssendagala Mahadt Ssewanya hopes to be among the over 640,000 pupils waiting. The 14-year-old sat the recently concluded 2016 Primary Leaving Examinations PLE barely a week after Doctors at Mulago National Referral Hospital carried out a minor operation on him.
In her ruling, Justice Patricia Basaza Wasswa said that despite efforts by the Education Ministry to engage the management of Bridge International Schools to remedy the inadequacies, they never took advice seriously.
The family says they expect the police to do its work without giving room for prominence of the suspects or the suspects relatives to overshadow the justice they deserve. Akena, a Community Development Officer in Aruu North County in Pader District, died at Norvik Hospital on Sunday morning, hours after he was reportedly shot while at Lugogo Forest Mall parking area.
According to Bakashaba, the suspects found their victim catching grasshoppers at around 3am on Monday. They reportedly overpowered her drunken husband and dragged her to the house of Bagombe where they took turns to rape her.
Speaking at a joint meeting held at Dinners Caf at Ham Towers on Monday, Robert Bukembo, the Gulu University Guild President and Chairperson Public Universities Students Leadership Forum, said the decision to close Makerere indefinitely was high handed and harsh.