Members of Parliament sitting on the Physical Infrastructure committee have today cross-examined officials from the Ministry of Works and Transport over gaps in the mandatory vehicle inspection contract.
Makerere University Council has set up a special committee to streamline salary scales for the staff at the institution. The eight-member committee will be chaired by Thomas Tayebwa, the current Ruhinda North Member of Parliament and a council committee chairperson for Finance and Planning. It will be composed of a member from each of its sub-committees plus a member from each association to work on staff demands.
Kaguhangire, formerly working with Uganda Revenue Authority URA, was appointed UIA chief executive just over three months ago.She replaced Dr Frank Sebbowa whose contract was not renewed after a whistle blower accused him of underhandedness and nepotism in recruitment of staff. When she was unveiled, Kaguhangire promised some positive changes in her first 100 days in office, but before she could complete the 100 days she was already embroiled in many alleged scandals.
A month ago, Police Spokesperson, Asan Kasingye tried to enforce the directive, saying only authorised officers should speak to journalists. He said non authorized officers would have to get clearance and consult with the department of Public Relations
Amos Ajuna, the operations manager Kijura tea factory says that the bad state of the road affects the delivery of their finished products to markets in Kampala, Fort-Portal, Kasese and Mbarara because several trucks break down
Boaz Nduzya, the head teacher of Mabira Parents school, says the pupils were alone in the classroom when the structure collapsed. He says by the time teachers rushed to try and save the minors, Owembabazi had breathed his last.
Joseph Suna, the Executive Director Community Development Resource Network, says the cycle of poverty that the indigenous minorities are trapped in also results in lack of political representation at both the district and national levels.
Naboth Kajungu, a resident of the area, says most of the schools in the area lack lightning arresters, which exposes pupils to danger. He calls on the local authorities to install lightning arresters to avoid a repeat of last nights incident.
The School head teacher, Stephen Atuhaire says they have also failed to service a loan of Shillings 330million they secured from Stanbic bank in April 2009 for the construction of a two storeyed multipurpose block.
The contingent commenced a phased withdraw of troops from the Central African Republic on 19th April 2017, ending nearly eight years of manhunt for Lords Resistance Army LRA warlord Joseph Kony. In a statement the statement says the final batch of the troops began trekking from their concentration base in Nzara South Sudan three days ago under the overall command of Brigadier Richard Otto who has been the Ugandan Contingent commander in CAR.