MP Centenary wants screws on supplementary budgets tightened

MP Centenary wants screws on supplementary budgets tightened

The opposition in Parliament has called for a review of the regulations for approving and appropriating supplementary budgets. The shadow minister for Tourism Robert Centenary says the law in its current form only empowers the house to approve supplementary expenditure after use by responsible agencies. Centenary’s assertion is contained in the alternative policy statement for […]

DAY 7 Age Limit Case Hearing In Mbale – Everything we know so far

DAY 7 Age Limit Case Hearing In Mbale – Everything we know so far

The Government team defending the Age Limit Law have presented submissions in support of the Constitutional Amendments that erased Presidential Age Limits from the Constitution. The team is led by the deputy Attorney General who told the court that the petitioners who are beseeching court to nullify the act have not presented any justifiable case […]

Queen wants new head of Commonwealth as Museveni is attacked by British MP

Queen wants new head of Commonwealth as Museveni is attacked by British MP

British monarch Queen Elizabeth II says she wants her son Prince Charles to replace her as the head of the Commonwealth. She was speaking at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (Chogm) with Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni in attendance. She said it was her “sincere wish” that the Commonwealth would continue to “offer stability and […]

Bigirimana attacks Aida Nantaba for making ‘unfound allegations’ about multibillion youth projects

Bigirimana attacks Aida Nantaba for making ‘unfound allegations’ about multibillion youth projects

The Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development Permanent Secretary, Pius Bigirimana has asked the Minister of State for ICT and National Guidance, Aidah Nantaba to get her facts right after she made claims in an interview that money under the ambitious multibillion Youth Venture Capital Fund (YVCF) has been squandered. Hon. Nantaba’s claims against […]

FDC boss Amuriat, Byamugisha jostle for Youth League

FDC boss Amuriat, Byamugisha jostle for Youth League

The Forum for Democratic Change has reached an agreement with former candidate for the party presidency Moses Byamugisha over consultations in higher institutions of learning. On Friday, FDC Secretary General Nandala Mafabi noted that Byamugisha was moving around the country ‘mobilising’ in universities under the guise of the FDC Youth League without party authorization. Byamugisha […]

NIRA boss Judy Obitre-Gama could face Luzira prison stint

NIRA boss Judy Obitre-Gama could face Luzira prison stint

The National Identification and Registration Authority (NIRA) Executive Director Judy Obitre-Gama is under investigation for alleged irregularities in the recent mass enrollment of pupils and students for the National ID project. The case was referred to the Criminal Investigations Department by the Defence and Internal affairs committee of Parliament on the basis of queries raised […]

Poor budgeting may worsen economic problems, warns Gideon Badagawa

Poor budgeting may worsen economic problems, warns Gideon Badagawa

The Executive Director of the Private Sector Foundation Gideon Badagawa has advised Parliament to pass a budget that provides support to agro industries. He believes that the since most of the big industries in Uganda are agro-based, the agricultural sector provides a huge potential to boost the economy through growing the capacity of SMEs involved […]

Speaker Kadaga wants to kill me, Persis Namuganza claims

Speaker Kadaga wants to kill me, Persis Namuganza claims

The state Minister for lands Persis Namuganza has appealed to the committee on rules privilege and discipline to urge the Speaker to desist from interfering in Busoga Royal matters. Namuganza was Wednesday summoned by the committee to give testimony in a probe the committee is conducting into her alleged verbal attack against the speaker Rebecca […]

All set for weekend’s Bric-a-Brac Festival

All set for weekend’s Bric-a-Brac Festival

A significant number of business minded people living in the diaspora especially in 1st world countries have observed the high demand of good quality or unique products in Uganda. This has led many people living abroad to return home with goods to sell as a side income. Resulting in one spending their entire holiday moving […]

POLITRICKS: Owiny-Dollo takes Age limit hearings to distant Mbale

POLITRICKS: Owiny-Dollo takes Age limit hearings to distant Mbale

The Deputy Chief Justice, Alfonse Owiny-Dollo, has ordered that a petition challenging the newly enacted Constitutional Amendment Law, that scrapped 75 year upper age limit on the presidency, should be heard in Mbale on the 4th April 2018. This is after Justice Owinyi Dollo met with all the 7 litigants and their lawyers today, and […]