Legislators sitting on parliaments budget committee have declined to approve a Ministry of Defence supplementary request of 6.5 billion Shillings intended to kick-start a solar project in military installations.
Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Tuesday evening directed the state minister for gender and culture, Peace Mutuuzo, to present a statement on the alleged proposal to ban Imbalu a traditional circumcision ritual among the Bagisu.
In 2016, the Ugandan government, the Bank of Uganda, the World Bank and the IMF, among others, all projected that Ugandas economy would grow between five and 5.5 percent, only to bring it down to 4.5 percent.
The BoU Executive Director for Policy and Research, Dr Adam Mugume, says although private sector credit at one point in 2016 dropped to negative two percent, it has since rebound to 6.4 percent with their prediction that it will hit the eight percent mark by end of fiscal year 2016/17.
UWA Executive Director, Dr. Andrew Seguya told the Justice Catherine Bamugemereire Commission of Inquiry into Land matters that Uganda is in the midst of sophisticated poachers targeting elephants and other wildlife.
Allen Kagina, the executive director of Uganda National Roads Authority-UNRA says that the road agency cannot beat the planned completion date due to unresolved land issues. Physical completion works for the road is currently rated at 75 percent progress.
The Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga observed that that the application of torture contravenes article 24 of the Constitution which outlaws all forms of cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment as a form of punishment. Kadaga noted that the acts depict total disregard of the Prevention and Prohibition of Torture Act by the police force.
According to Rugunda, both government and media should be fighting for a better secure and prosperous Uganda such as shared desires. He underscored the importance of divergent healthy opinions between the two institutions.
John Richard Opio, the Katakwi District RNM party chairperson, says the Angisa land feud is long overdue. He says the feud is a great obstacle to NRM party candidates in the area and wants the matter resolved as soon as possible.
Delivering the preliminary statement at the Ministry of Finance headquarters in Kampala, the head of the review mission, Axel Schimmelpfennid, said the country is in a state of very slow growth, translating into zero per capita for this financial year.
Richard Masereje, the president of the Institute of Surveyors of Uganda told the Commission that the cost of surveying could be much lower if corruption at the District and National Surveys departments was eliminated.
Without substantiating his claim, Musoke said he has realized that Museveni influences every institution including the judiciary despite the fact it pretends to be independent. Musoke contends that he ably proved to court beyond reasonable doubt that the elections were fraudulent and the mischief of Electoral Commission, and wonders why courts of law couldnt declare him winner.
A group of councilors led by their LC III Chairman, Bernard Adoko state that without their consent, the two reportedly wrote a letter to the Ministry of Local Government indicating that the council had resolved that a town council status be granted to Awiodyek, a new Sub County scheduled to start operations this July.
Paul Mukungu, the LCIII Chairperson of Luweero town explains that in the exercise, the town council will close any Pentecostal church that does not meet requirements stipulated in Public Health Act, National Physical Planning Standards and Guidelines and town council bylaws, among other regulations.
Uganda Cricket Cranes team captain, Davis Arinaitwe Karashani has said that the team will need to win their opening game against Canada when the International Cricket Board ICC World Cricket League Division 3 gets underway on May 23rd
The 97-year-old veteran politician will be remembered as a principled politician who stood his ground in the early 1960s when almost all Democratic Party DP Members of Parliament crossed the floor and joined the ruling Uganda Peoples Congress UPC.