It is first time Uganda is attending the meeting after cabinet agreed that Uganda should join the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative EITI. It is expected that Ugandas membership to EITI will enhance transparency and accountability and lasting value as it prepares for Oil and Gas production.
The government has been banking on the Joint Venture Partners, Tullow, China National Offshore Oil Corporation-CNOOC and Total to make a Final Investment Decision with regard to the project, to unlock value in the countrys oil and gas sector.
Winnie Ngabirwe, the coordinator of Publish What You Pay PYP Uganda, says the move is welcome because it opens the oil and gas sector in Uganda to citizen scrutiny. She says dealing in the oil and gas sector will no longer remain secretive as they have been in the past.
The gangs are reportedly backed by a number of politicians and Community leaders determined to counter the law against Female Genital Mutilation. Over one hundred girls have been forced into FGM in Kween District.
Kenyans in Uganda had colorful fete held at Kampala Sereana hotel on Tuesday as they prepared to join the rest of Kenyans to mark the 55th Jamhuri Day celebrations to be held on Wednesday. Jamuhuri day is the day when Kenyans celebrate the day Kenya became a republic on December 12, 1964, and when she gained her independence from Britain a year earlier on December 12, 1963.In Kampala, the even was hosted by the new Kenyan High Commissioner to Uganda Kiama Kilonzo. Ugandas Tourism Minister , Professor Ephraim Kamuntu was graced the occasion together with members of Uganda business, diplomats, military attaches, and Kenyans living in Ugandan.This years theme isTwende Mbele Pamoja.
The petition was filed by six civil society groups including Center for Constitutional Governance after President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni assented to the law. The petitioners cited several grounds seeking the annulment of the Public Order Management Act which they said contradicts several articles of the Constitution.
It was originally an only invite party by Prince David Wasajja and his friend David Freeman Kiyimba.. Tashobya Nsubuga believes more than one hundred revelers were on board.. The boats engine was switched off when the waves intensified which she thinks could have been a mistake .. No passenger manifest was recorded before takeoff. She says the organisers nearly called off the trip few hours before takeoff.
The report said trade in illicit alcohol generates US5.1 billion in annual sales revenue for illicit players, and represents a combined annual fiscal loss of more than US1.8 billion for the governments involved.