According to the Education Sector Policy Statement for the coming financial year 2018/2019, the budget is proposed to slightly increase from the current 2.5 trillion to 2.6 trillion Shillings. Despite the slight increase in the total budget, different budget line items within the sector are affected by budget cuts totalling to 7.8 billion Shillings.
The team comprising the Assistant Inspector General of Police AIGP in charge of Planning and Research Edward Ochom and the Director of the Criminal Investigations Department Grace Akullo was ejected because of the absence of the Inspector General of Police IGP Martin Okoth Ochola.
Three justices led by former deputy Chief Justice Steven Kavuma ruled that Peter Mugema alias Panadol is the rightfully elected MP for Iganga Municipality, rescinding the Jinja High Court decision that had nullified his February 2016 election victory. It was a different story for Winnie Komuhangi Matsiko, the Rukungiri Woman MP whose election victory court has nullified. Justices including Deputy Chief Justice Alfonse Owiny- Dolo and Paul Mugamba ruled in favour of Matsikos political rival, FDCs Betty Bamukwasa Muzanira.
A row has emerged between Parliament and journalists accredited to cover the House over convening press conferences for Members of Parliament. Parliaments Department of Communications and Public Affairs CPA issued a warning today against journalists convening press conferences for Members of Parliament, saying they are overstepping their boundaries.