David Lukyamuzi Kalwanga, the Busujju County Member of Parliament is the latest legislator to openly oppose the lifting of the presidential age limits. An NRM-leaning Independent, Kalwanga accuses President Yoweri Museveni of trying to use Parliament to fulfil his personal ambitions.
Ivan Kimbowa, one of the affected enrollment officers told URN that they couldnt continue working without any money. He explained that NIRA doesnt provide them lunch and transport allowances yet they have to work daily.
The twelve MPs have written to the partys Secretary General Justine Kasule Lumumba protesting what they call illegal and arbitrary expulsion from the NRM Parliamentary Caucus last Friday. The MPs were evicted from the caucus meeting held at the Office of the Prime Minister for openly opposing the amendment to Article 102b of the constitution which seeks to lift the 75-year cap on the presidential age.
Dr. Aceng says to mitigate the current Marburg threat, the Health Ministry has deployed a rapid response team comprising of highly experienced Epidemiologists, Risk Communication Experts, Case Management infection control and Prevention experts, Ecological environmental experts and laboratory experts to the affected areas of Kween and Kapchorwa districts.
Tooro Kingdom leaders have said the proposed constitution amendment on presidential age limits is a sensitive matter that should take into account interests of all Ugandans. Prime Minister Bernard Tungakwo says Members of Parliament are elected by people and they should put interests of people who dont sit in parliament into account when debating the issue.
In an attempt to simplify the long and winding budget narrative for ordinary Ugandans, the finance ministry has started publishing an abridged version in order to aid its understanding by various stakeholders. Finance minister Matia Kasaija today launched the first ever Know Your Budget citizens guide to the 2017/18 budget in Kampala.
Polly Kateeba, Tooro minister for lands, says since the restoration of kingdoms in 1993, the kingdom has only received 17 land titles equivalent to 13 square miles of land. Kateeba says government is still holding 120 land titles equivalent to over 120 square miles. Keteeba says the land government is holding is equivalent to 95 percent of Tooros titled land.
While addressing the media in Kampala today, Muhakanizi said as far as he is concerned Parliament has so far been given 50 percent of monies for expenditures as it appropriated by law and which does not include consultations on the contentious Article 102b of the Constitution.
Addressing the media in Kampala on the release of 6.69 trillion shillings for the first half of 2017/18 financial year, Keith Muhakanizi said the government has made good on its target of releasing funds in time, adding that any recipient who has not received any payment should hold the accounting officer responsible.
Ombedra Yose, the Coordinator Community Development and ConservationAgency CODECA, the lead community organization, which is leading the restoration exercise, says encroachers signed commitment agreements, which compel them to look after the restored wetland.
In his October 17th letter addressed to James Musinguzi Garuga, the Managing Director Kanungu Broadcasting Services, the UCC Executive Director, Godfrey Mutabazi accuses the duo of breaching the minimum broadcasting standards.