The Make 12.4 percent initiative is the brain child of a disability Mainstreaming and Development Organization Light the World Netherlands in Uganda. It advocates for getting 12.4 percent of the population living with disability in Uganda to find and work in formal employment.
Democratic Party Secretary General-cum-Chairperson of IPOD council says political parties recognise independent MPs. The spirit of the draft regulations, he says isn’t to fight independent MPs but to make them truly independent and strengthen parties.
The agencies are Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA), Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Authority (PPDA), National Information Technology Authority Uganda, Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA), National social security fund, Ministry of Finance, planning and economic development, ministry of water and environment, Mpigi district local government, and Jinja district local government.
The Speaker of parliament, Rebecca Kadaga says she doesn’t believe that the public should pay OTT for the MPs. While addressing journalists at parliament on Thursday, Kadaga promised to find out those behind the decision and scrutinize the contract.
Minister of Works and Transport Eng. Monica Azuba Ntege says that the amount only caters for 50% of the maintenance needs. She says that the maintenance requirement has gradually increased from 800 billion shillings to 1 trillion shillings to meet the road maintenance needs.
The announcement comes as a blow to the efforts to re-organise the pension sector in Uganda. The Johannesburg stock exchange-listed Alexander Forbes has been one of the biggest players managing money for the occupational pension schemes.
During the 17th Ordinary Summit of the East African Community (EAC) Heads of State held in March 2016, the Presidents launched the new EAC e-Passport and directed that issuance of the passports should take effective 1st January 2017 followed by a phased suspension of the readable East African and National Passports in a period of two years.