Nyombi says government will abide by the agreement it signed with Buganda with regard to return of all properties seized by the then Prime Minister Dr. Apollo Milton Obote following the 1966 Buganda crisis. He adds that the government is processing 81 more land titles that it will soon return to Buganda as per the agreement.
Members of East African Community will have a pay rise with effect from this July as the EAC implements a decision to increase their sitting allowances on top of a salary increase they got last November.
Parliament has been sent on early Easter holiday recess to enable MPS to also consult on the now controversial marriage and Divorce Bill. The action follows growing demands by political and religious leaders to have more time to consult on the bill.
The desire for a stronger oil and gas law was not totally lost when parliament endorsed a clause granting tight ministerial control over licensing of oil and gas. Onesmus Mugenyi, the Deputy Executive Director of Advocates Coalition for Development (ACODE), says the civil society still managed to sail through parliament some good clauses that would promote accountability and transparency in the oil sector.
The move by some ruling NRM party legislators to begin a campaign for President Museveni to run for a 5th elective term has drawn mixed reactions. It could be be another sign of emerging cliques with in the NRM as its members differ on how to address some of the governance issues in the country.
The attorney general has asked the East African Court of Justice to dismiss a petition filed by the Democratic Party contesting the election of Ugandaâ€™s representatives to East African legislative Assembly-EALA.
The Parliamentary addhoc Committee investigating alleged bribery in the oil transactions has heard that government handed oil wells to middlemen for sale leading to loss of money which would have run Ugandaâ€™s economy for an entire financial year.