Gilbert Olanya, the Kilak South MP, says the proposed amendment is unfair and creates an opportunity for corruption and oppression. He says private land ownership should be respected, adding that forceful land acquisition may breed land grabbing in pretext of Government interest.
Legislators sitting on parliaments committee on Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises COSASE have called for a value-for-money audit of the e-city system employed by Kampala Capital City Authority KCCA.
Gender Minister Janat Mukwaya said the involvement of Sub county chiefs and sub accountants as signatories to women and youth group accounts was envisaged to guide groups to implement their enterprises according to work plans. However, this has in most cases been abused through extortion of money from the groups under the guise of transport and other allowances. In some cases there has been outright demand of ransom before signing.
The leaflets, first seen over the weekend, indicate that the authors will attack and kill the entire family of the area Local Council LC I Chairperson Emmanuel Ssempiira before descending on other residents. The same leaflets were distributed in some areas of Kakiika division.
All the 80 staff who attended the General Assembly under their umbrella of Makerere University Administrative Staff Association MASA overwhelmingly voted to maintain the position of the ministry as outlined in a circular early this month. Catherine Bitarakwate, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Public Service in her July 1st circular instructed all accounting officers in public universities to implement the new salary structure for the financial year 2017/2018.
In his response, Charles Namutinda, the Lwengo District Water Engineer told the committee that they diverted Shillings 456Million Shillings from the water department to finance the construction of the district headquarters.
The program was halted in May after the municipal council terminated Plinth Technical Services Limited, a Zambian firm contracted to construct the -Kilometer Nyakaana-Kabundaire road. The road financed to a tune of 5.2 billion Shillings, was supposed to have been completed last year.
The training comes at the backdrop of allegations of rape and exploitation by Ugandan soldiers who have been searching for Lords Resistance Army rebels in Central African Republic. The allegations appeared in a report released last month by Human Rights watch accusing Ugandan troops of sexually exploiting and abusing at least 13 women and girls since 2015.
Kampala city has 79 primary schools many of which were constructed in the early 1960s and 1970s. Today, the schools with a population of 85,000 pupils are characterized by dilapidated structures due to lack of renovation, coupled with population pressure that has reportedly put excessive stress on the available infrastructure.
Fr. Gaetano Batanyenda, the Kitanga Parish Priest in Kashambya Sub County, says the decision of the district officials to migrate to Rwamucucu sub county headquarters shows that there was no reason for the government to create the district in the first place.
Bunyoro-Kitara Kingdom has asked the central government to halt the operationalization of Kikuube district which is supposed to be curved out of Hoima district. Kikuube is one of the 25 new districts approved by parliament in 2015 and is set to be operational effective July 1, 2018. The new district supposed to take the boundaries of Buhaguzi County has of late received opposition from a section of politicians in Hoima district.
Philippa Ngaju, an Electrical Engineer attached to the Uganda Industrial Research Institute UIRI, took home the second prize of USD 25 000 89 million Shillings for her innovation; Electronically Controlled Gravity Feed Infusion Set ECGF, a medical device designed to accurately administer intravenous fluids and drugs by controlling the rate of fluid flow based on feedback from a drop sensor.