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19:51
19:51

President Museveni Defends DRC Offensive Against ADF ADF Rebels 1 5 Top story

The operation, code-named, "operation Shujja" is being commanded by Maj Gen Kayanja Muhanga and, according to the ministry of Defence, It will mainly focus on weakening identified enemy camps in Yayuwa, Tondoli, Beni One and Beni Two.
15:45
15:45

Museveni to Engage Church, Cabinet on Pregnant Girls School Re-opening 4 1

“The Children who got pregnant, we are going to discuss with the Bishops and other religious leaders. We shall find a solution for them. There are some arguments, should the child go to school with visible pregnancy? That one I will discuss with Cabinet first and other people,” Museveni said in part.
15:43
15:43

East African Court Sets Date to Hear Age Limit Appeal Case Uganda Law Society 1

Mabirizi petitioned the court challenging the decision by the Constitutional and Supreme Court to uphold the Constitutional Amendment Act 2018. He argued that Act paved the way for scrapping the presidential age limits at 35 years for the lower and 75 years for the upper limit.
07:35
07:35

UWOPA Tasks Gov't on Health Budget Maternal Deaths 2 2

Opendi raised concern about the alarming rate at which mothers are dying for causes that can be easily detected and treated. "We have seen a lot of funds that have been put aside to fight death caused by COVID-19, in a similar way we want to request the government to put money in ending these maternal deaths,” said Opendi.
17:49
17:49

Health Committee Recommends Reversal of Sector Budget Cuts 1 3

The recommendation is carried in a report presented before Parliament’s Budget Committee by Health Committee Chairperson Dr Charles Ayume. The proposed budget for the Health Sector presented in the National Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/2023 is 2.2 trillion Shillings.
16:36
16:36

Budget Committee Halts Proposed Funding of UPDF-DRC Operation 1 1

Oboth then said that the proposed budget would cover the cost of logistics, communication and welfare requirements for the operation, among others. He said that the budget is for only the anticipated 12 months’ operation.
17:26
17:26

UPDF Contingent in Somalia Not Paid Allowances for 10-Months 2 2 Top story

During the meeting, Bukanga South MP Stephen Kangwagye asked for the Ministry’s clarity on reports that Uganda’s troops under the African Union Mission for Somalia (Amisom) had not been paid for two years.
15:45
15:45

Committee Questions UPDF on UGX 89B for DRC Operation UPDF in Congo 1 5

Today, Gen. Kyanda and a team from the Ministry of Defence appeared before the Defence and Internal Affairs Committee of Parliament to defend the 89.6 billion Shillings budget request to finance the ongoing operation Shujja, alongside other budgetary requirements.
16:51
16:51

Government Takes over Reconstruction of Lira-Kamdini Road The World Bank 1 5

The directive was issued by President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni while in Oyam District during a meeting with the Members of Parliament and other leaders from the Lango sub-region, on Saturday. The meeting was, among others, discussing the poor state of the road, which stretches 78 kilometres from Corner Kamdini along the Kampala-Gulu highway to Lira town.
11:12
11:12

CSBAG Wants National Rollout of Parish Development Model Halted 1 3

In the coming financial year 2022/2023, government has allocated 465 billion Shillings for the Parish Development Model. President Yoweri Museveni told MPs last year that government plans to allocate 100 million Shillings to every parish for the implementation of the Development Model and this would require a total of 1 trillion Shillings budgetary allocation for the 10,595 parishes.
09:57
09:57

Lango MPs Cancel Demo After Meeting Museveni Parliament 2

The chairperson of Lango Parliamentary Group who is also the woman MP for Kole District Judith Alyek, issued a statement calling off the demonstration saying a new course of action will be taken after meeting the president. But Moses Okot, the Kyoga County MP who is also the vice-chairperson LPG has gone ahead to issue another, contradicting statement, saying the demo will still happen as planned
15:07
15:07

MPs Query UDC's Proposal to Capitalize Private Enterprises committee on trade 4

The investments on the list include 60 billion Shillings to capitalize two road construction companies,10 billion Shillings for a Cocoa processing plant in Bundibugyo, another 10 billion for the Masaka fruit factory and, 21.9 billion Shillings for the expansion of buildings as well as procurement of the Orange Line for the Soroti fruit factory.
15:57
15:57

Health Minister Seeks Parliament Intervention Over Budget Cuts Ministry of Health 1 3

Aceng said that the cuts will affect their operations. She asked the MPs to ensure the funding is not reduced.
12:37
12:37

Mpuuga Seeks Urgent Parliamentary Sitting on Fuel Crisis 1 4 Top story

Mpuuga’s request is carried in a letter dated January 19, in which he highlights that several fuel stations across the country have run out of fuel while those with stock are charging exorbitant prices. He says that there is a looming risk of a country shut down in the event that urgent interventions are not undertaken to address the crisis.
18:46
18:46

Agriculture Ministry to Introduce Hass Avocado as Priority Crop for Busoga 4 1

Hass Avocado is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural value chain development strategy. The others are cashew nuts, banana, cassava, beans, fish, cocoa, cotton, coffee and others.
17:27
17:27

EC Seeks UGX 99.5Bn for LCI Elections, Political Parties 1 5

According to Byabakama, the total cost of the elections is 90.67 Billion Shillings but only 36.15 billion has been provided in the Budget Framework Paper, leaving a shortfall of 54.52 billion. According to Byabakama, the total cost of these elections is 90.67 billion but only 36.15 billion has been provided in the Budget Framework Paper, leaving a shortfall of 54.52 billion.
16:49
16:49

President Museveni Appoints Muruli Mukasa Acting Justice Minister 1

Muruli Mukasa, who is also the Member of Parliament for Budyebo County in Nakasongola District previously served as Minister of Gender from March 1, 2015, until June 6, 2016. He also served as Minister of Security from 27 May 2011 until 1 March 2015.
16:01
16:01

Parliament Questions Delays in Procurement of New EC Offices 6 1

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) earmarked the current EC premises at Jinja Road for construction of the Jinja-Kampala Expressway Flyover as well as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) projects. EC was expected to vacate the Jinja Road premises by June 2021.
07:55
07:55

Finance Ministry, MPs Disagree on Budget Estimates MInistry of Finance 3 1

Barnabas Tinkasimire, the Buyaga West MP asked that the document presented by the Minister be withdrawn since it does not tally with the Budget Framework Paper that was tabled before the House in December 2021.
07:28
07:28

Judiciary Seeks UGX 202B for Court Construction, Case Management 4 1

The construction of the Supreme Court building is expected to cost 10.9 billion Shillings while the regional appellant courts will altogether cost 14.2 billion Shillings. The money is also envisaged to cover the procurement of vehicles at a cost of 12.6 billion Shillings, case management and implementation of case back reduction strategy, which will take 29.4 billion Shillings and operational expenses at 30.9 billion.
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