Gen. Odongo's statement left several MPs exasperated noting that the minister had merely skirted the issues that the report had highlighted regarding the harassment and illegal activities carried by the MPPU.
George Bamugemereire, the Deputy IGG says that the suggested plan is currently in place in the neighboring Tanzania and that it is similar to what Parliament recently put in place when it passed the Administration of Judiciary Bill.
In this law which was assented to by President Yoweri Museveni in June 2020, judges are to continue earning monthly salary even in retirement, a lump-sum retirement benefit equivalent to 2.4 percent of their annual salary multiplied by five and their years of service, security by the state, chauffeur driven cars, annual medical and housing allowances.
Dominic Ayella, Julius Poloto, Gift Ali and Sadat Anaku will not be part of the team due to injuries however, Steven Sserwadda, Sam Ssenyonjo, Joseph Kizza Bukenya, Andrew Kawooya, Joseph Kafumbe and Musa Ramathan are part of the U20 National team in Mauritania.
So far, government is planning the initial about 20million doses to be utilized by teachers, security operatives, and health workers in addition to those that live with health conditions that predispose them to severe COVID-19 disease but an official in the Ministry who spoke to URN on condition of anonymity said they are on a daily basis receiving dozens of brokers luring them into buying cheaper vaccines that have not necessarily been approved for emergency use by the World Health Organization (WHO).
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Affairs, Ephraim Kamuntu on Thursday asked parliament to halt the consideration of the Sexual Offences Bill 2019, in order to allow Government carry out consultations.
Bashir Hangi, the Communication Officer of Uganda Wildlife Authority –UWA told URN in an interview that the drivers who knocked the game animals are still at large and are being hunted by the Police and UWA.
A Senior detective at CID intimated to Uganda Radio Network –URN that majority of the new cases are related to election malpractice where politicians attempted to bribe presiding officers to either stuff in pre-ticked ballots or alter results on declaration forms.
Before the commencement of road works, Soroti City authorities issued notices to all the affected persons to leave but they didn’t heed to the warnings. Some of the affected residents even attempted to fight City officials and the Police who went to the sites on Monday.
Japanese ambassador to Uganda, Hidemoto Fakuzawa, said at the signing of the exchange notes with Finance minister, Matia Kasaija, that the project is intended to improve National Road in Refugee-Hosting Areas of West Nile Sub-region. This covers the Yumbe-Manibe road which is in bad conditions and hampers smooth transportation of goods and people.