How technology caught Bagyenda sneaking out BoU documents

How technology caught Bagyenda sneaking out BoU documents

The Parliamentary Committee on Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) is in now full throttle and moving. The Committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises is mandated to examine the re­ports and audited accounts of Statutory Authorities, Corporations and Public Enterprises and in the context of their autonomy and efficiency, ascertain whether their op­er­a­tions […]

Has Uganda Wild Authority abandoned Batwa, IK people

Has Uganda Wild Authority abandoned Batwa, IK people

The coalition for stakeholders fighting for the rights of indigenous people in Uganda, says indigenous minority communities such as the Batwa, Benet and Ik among others, have not benefited from the 20% package by Uganda Wild Authority. Twenty years ago Uganda Wild Authority came up with a scheme, to give back some of the funds […]

Manafwa district deaths: Health Ministry confirms mysterious malaria, victims pass urine laced with blood

Manafwa district deaths: Health Ministry confirms mysterious malaria, victims pass urine laced with blood

The Ministry of Health has identified the disease that has killed several people in Manafwa district as Blackwater Fever. Blackwater fever is a severe complication of malaria in which red blood cells burst in the bloodstream, releasing haemoglobin directly into the blood vessels and into the urine, leading to kidney failure. In May, 14 people […]

Ibanda Municipality: Peter Agaba gets High Court backing

Ibanda Municipality: Peter Agaba gets High Court backing

The High Court in Kampala has ordered the Electoral Commission to nominate Peter Agaba as a Candidate in Parliamentary Elections for the newly created Ibanda Municipality. Ibanda is one of the new municipalities that will be holding Parliamentary elections later this month, alongside Bugiri, Apac, Kotido, Sheema, Buikwe and Nebbi. The Electoral Commission had declined […]

EC to spend Shs500 million on by-election to replace Abiriga

EC to spend Shs500 million on by-election to replace Abiriga

The Electoral Commission has released the program for Arua Municipality Parliamentary by-election, following the assassination of MP Ibrahim Abiriga earlier this month. The by-election will be conducted on 15th August 2018. Over 20 candidates have expressed interest in the by-election, including former Terego County MP, Kassiano Wadri, who wants to contest on the Forum for […]

Nankabirwa: Compulsory land acquisition Bill has to be passed

Nankabirwa: Compulsory land acquisition Bill has to be passed

Government is planning to retable constitutional amendments to facilitate the compulsory acquisition of land for its projects. The government chief whip Ruth Nankabirwa says the amendments will be tabled during the next session of Parliament. The changes were first tabled before parliament last year as part of the constitutional (amendment) bill 2017, intended to amend […]

Dr. Obuku Ekwaro pokes holes in govt plan to recruit 200 Cuban doctors

Dr. Obuku Ekwaro pokes holes in govt plan to recruit 200 Cuban doctors

The government’s proposal to recruit at least 200 medical personnel from Cuba to work in public hospitals in rural areas has drawn criticism from Uganda Medical Association. Dr. Obuku Ekwaro, the President Uganda Medical Association-UMA, says the prevailing conditions in the country don’t warrant the importation of Cuban medical specialists and consultants. According to Dr. […]

IGP Ochola, MP Kivumbi clash in

IGP Ochola, MP Kivumbi clash in

The IGP Okoth Ochola has clashed with Muwanga Kivumbi, the Butambala County MP over opposition meetings that are blocked by the Police. Kivumbi argues that even after the opposition has secured a venue for a meeting and informed the police, the venue owners are directed by the police not to allow the meeting to proceed. […]

Makerere University mourns Winnie Mandela who died today at 81

Makerere University mourns Winnie Mandela who died today at 81

East Africa’s oldest tertiary institution, Makerere University is mourning South African anti-apartheid campaigner Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who has died aged 81. In statement, the University’s Vice Chancellor Prof. Barnabas Nawangwe  said the passing on of Winnie, the former wife of South Africa’s first black president, Nelson Mandela has left him in deep shock. Prof. Nawangwe said in a […]

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