The bill which had been passed by the 10th parliament allowed persons with disabilities access to 75 per cent of accrued benefits after a year with no job, and granted access to 20 per cent of accrued benefits to the other savers who clock 45 or those who have saved for at least 10 years.
URBRA which is mandated to regulate and supervise the establishment, management and operation of retirement benefits schemes in Uganda levies a compulsory annual fee paid by NSSF and other retirement benefits schemes of up to 0.0256 % of the Total Asset Value in the statement of financial position.
Kamya said that the Ministry of Finance did not allocate, and parliament did not appropriate funds for the core business of the Inspectorate that entails investigation, prosecution, recovery of assets and education, leaving the responsibility to donors, She added that due to the standoff between the Executive and Democratic Governance Facility (DGF), all foreign funders have since suspended funding for Inspectorate of Government.
Oulanyah accused the members of failing to come up with a legislative agenda for children after a speech delivered by the Forum Chairperson, Margaret Makokha, the Namayingo Woman MP made no mention of it.
Eng. Wamburu, argued that the land on which the Kasoli Housing project sits is government land that was used as security to obtain a credit facility from DFCU Bank Ltd and that under the Public Finance and Management Act 2015, there was a need to obtain a no-objection from the Ministry of Finance to guarantee the mortgage using a government asset.
A section of Members of Parliament had asked the government to set up a revolving fund of 500 billion Shillings to assist private schools in kick-starting their operations when they open in January. The MPs led by Kyankwanzi Woman MP Christine Sendawula presented a motion to the Education committee urging the government to rescue private institutions from financial loss due to the prolonged closure of schools.
Chris Sserunkuma, the in-charge of Special Assets at DFCU Bank appeared before the Physical Infrastructure Committee of Parliament on Wednesday following a petition from the 250 families seeking to stop their impending eviction from land that they used as collateral to secure a loan.
The residents under the Kasoli Tenants SACCO Ltd acquired the loan in 2013 to construct 250 housing units under the Kasoli Housing Project on 5.5 hectares of land and that 250 families had been identified with over 2000 people to benefit from the project.
While the discovery of oil and gas in the Albertine has raised fear of a likely resource curse , some residents in Hoima and Buliisa districts say they are witnessing some transformation even before oil comes out of the ground.
The Auditor-General, John Muwanga’s report on the Embassy’s audited financial statements was tabled before Parliament last week. Muwanga’s qualified opinion notes that the finances of the Embassy were not handled well.
The 10th parliament passed the NSSF bill allowing for midterm access by savers above 45 years or at least those who have saved for 10 years. However, the president didn’t assent to the bill until the expiry of the 10th parliament.
Joel Ssenyonyi, who is COSASE chairperson and Nakawa West MP, and the other committee members including Mpindi, Alex Ruhunda of Fort Portal Central Division questioned UCAA officials about the absence of rumps at the existing passenger terminal buildings and also the modified building that will be an extension for the current departures and arrivals sections.
Francis Mwijukye, the Buhweju County MP, says that even with the pain the MPs are in, Kigo Prison has only a health centre III yet the MPs want specialised treatment, which they can’t access at the facility. He says Ssegirinyas condition is particularly alarming.
Museveni said the present-day religious leaders are not like their predecessors who got disoriented and emphasized religious differences rather than unity in diversity. He said that religion had set focus on non-Godly issues leading to religious wars, enemity and terrorism.
The airport expansion project which started in 2015 covers the extension of the passenger terminal, construction of a new cargo centre, and refurbishment of the airport’s two runways. As part of the project, M/s Seyani Brothers (U) Ltd was contracted for the landside expansion which sought to provide a new Arrivals and Departure block.
The new bill introduces a clause that proposes that a person who evicts or attempts to evict a lawful occupant of the residential holding commits an offence and is liable to a fine not exceeding 168 currency points (3.36 million Shillings) or imprisonment not exceeding seven years or both.
Makindye West MP Allan Sewanyana and Kawempe North MP Muhammad Ssegirinya were arrested and detained on charges of murder, attempted murder and aiding and abetting terrorism, stemming from their alleged involvement in the recent killings in the Greater Masaka region.
The Bill that seeks to regulate the relationship between landlords and tenants was returned to Parliament by President Yoweri Museveni in January, more than a year after it was passed into law. But it was tabled afresh by the Minister of Lands Judith Nabakooba following guidance by the Speaker of Parliament Jacob Oulanyah that all returned bills had to be reconsidered.