Joseph Andrew Koluo, the National Resistance Movement party candidate has been declared the winner of Toroma county parliamentary by election held on Thursday. Koluo polled 8262 votes, while independent candidate Robert Imalingat came second with 4072 votes. Solomon Osiya another independent candidate came third with 3440 votes followed by FDC candidate Martin Odaka Omedo with 3081 votes.
Ker Kwaro Acholi Prime Minister, Olaa Ambrose in a petition to the Commission of Inquiry into Land said the plan to give part of the ranch is ploy by NRM and individuals to grab the land that leaders in Acholi had leased to government for cattle breeding in the sixties.
Parliament has tasked the Finance ministry to explain the current drug crisis experienced by the National Medical Stores NMS despite a 156-billion-Shilling loan approved by the Ninth Parliament. The money was part of a bigger 200-million-Dollar loan that parliament okayed from the Preferential Trade Area Bank, commonly known as the PTA Bank.
In the afternoon plenary session chaired by Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga, MPs resolved that government extends the exercise for up to one year to enable a number of Ugandans who have not yet accessed their National Identity Cards to register.
Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says the waiver in fees will only be applicable for Middle East countries that Uganda has signed bilateral agreements with. Currently, Uganda has signed agreements with only Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Uganda is yet to sign agreements of the same nature with Qatar next month, followed by the United Arab Emirates in the near future.
In her letter to Jovah Kamateeka, the Human Rights Committee Chairperson, the Clerk to Parliament Jane Kibirige lists six terms of reference for the committee, key among them is to establish the legal status Nalufenya Police facility especially in regards to holding suspects.
The Gender, Labor and Social Development, Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana, says although they would wish to cover all elderly people across the country, they are unable to do so because of limited funding.
Robert Abak, the Lira Resident District Commissioner, says the two were apprehended on Wednesday evening after they tried to bribe an officer at Lira Central Police Station to release their vehicle that was impounded by police for alleged involvement in a robbery.
Geoffrey Opira, a Poverty Resource Monitor and paralegal says the eviction prevented pupils in four schools in the area from sitting their end of term one examinations. He identified the schools as Leb Ngec Full Gospel Church Nursery School, Lajago Nursery and Primary School, Leb Ngec Primary and Lukung Primary School.
Pan-African legislators currently sitting in Midrand, South Africa, have kick-started a process of developing legislation on policing in Africa. The proposed legislation titled The Draft Model Police Act addresses issues of governance, human rights and justice. It also spells out the role, functions, powers and duties of a police officer including appointment, promotion, conditions of employment, resignation and retirement.
Parliaments Agriculture committee has recommended that government puts in place a legal framework for implementing the Operation Wealth Creation OWC programme. In its report to parliament the committee identified a number of hindrances including a mismatch in priorities, lack of extension services and poor conduct of staff that are preventing the full realisation of the objectives of OWC.
Charles Adriici, the Principal Personnel Officer Nakasongola District, says he failed to detect the forgery because both the stamp and signatures on the appointment and posting letters looked genuine. He however, says that after the verification exercise they realized the teachers didnt even go through the interviews by the Education Service Commission.