According to Parliament's Director of Communications and Public Affairs, of the 3000 guests, Members of Parliament and Staff tested for the different events at Parliament for different events, over 100 tested positive for COVID-19, but some have already recovered.
The former Rubaga North Division Mayor and Forum for Democratic Change -FDC party Vice President said that she had not been informed about her dismissal from FDC. She also told journalists that she does not fear being dropped from Cabinet soon since she is reaching her retirement age soon.
Speaking to journalists after he was vetted, Gen. Muhoozi said that although a lot of things have been done in the Ministry, there is a lot more that can be done better especially in areas of effective policing and improving the general image of the police.
Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba was today speaking at the funeral service for Bishop Benon Magezi at All Saints Cathedral, Nakasero. The Service in which a portrait of the late Bishop was displayed was restricted to only 20 invited people while other Christians followed via Zoom.
According to sources, the committee rejected her appointment basing on the June 2012 incident when the Anti-Corruption Court convicted her, after she pleaded guilty to some of the counts in the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization (GAVI) case.
The former Chief of Defence Forces survived an assassination attempt on 1st June, along Kisoto road in Kisaasi, a Kampala Suburb when gun wielding men severally shot at his car. The shooting claimed the life of Katumba’s daughter, Brenda Nantongo and his driver Haruna Kayondo.
The government planned to procure radio sets as one of the measures to ensure that there was continuity in learning after the closure of all educational institutions and other concentration centres following an outbreak of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Some of those that interfaced with the committee are the Minister of Works and Transport Gen. Katumba Wamala, Jennifer Kacha Namuyangu, the Minister of State for Bunyoro Affairs, Bright Rwamirama, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Hellen Adoa, the Minister of State for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries (Fisheries), Jackson Kafuuzi, the Deputy Attorney General and others.
The 74-year-old member of the National Historical Forum could hardly move on his own and depended on the support from close friends and relatives such as Geoffrey Ekanya, the Tororo County North Member of parliament and his Tororo county South counterpart, Fredrick Angura when he appeared at parliament.
Sources at the Church of Uganda Provincial Secretariat told our reporter that the late Bishop Magezi had been first admitted in Mbarara hospital two weeks ago and later transfered to Mulago National Referral Hospital where he succumbed to Covid-19.
On Tuesday, Otafire claimed that he is in possession of the land title and tasked Khan to prove otherwise that he actually has receipts of ground rent for the property since he claims to be a Kibanja owner.
Isaiah Sasaga, the Budadiri East MP, a member of the committee, says that some of the appointees had missing documents. He says that others had varying names on their Ordinary and Advanced level certificates.
The others approved on Tuesday are Ruth Nankabirwa, the Minister of Energy and Mineral Development, Vincent Ssempijja Bamulangaki, the Minister of Defense and Veteran Affairs, Betty Amongi Ongom, the Minister of Gender, Labour and Social Development and others.
Those who were confirmed on Tuesday by the committee chaired by Deputy Speaker Anita Among are Chris Baryomunsi, the Minister of Information, Communications, Technology and National Guidance, Frank Tumwebaze, the Minister for Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries, Maria Goretti Kitutu, the Minister for Karamoja Affairs.
Although MPs have not yet been allocated office space, only about of those who were in the 10th Parliament have retained their offices, while over 350 MPs are waiting for parliamentary processes to take shape.
“The number of full cabinet Ministers now stands at 14 out of 31 constituting 45.2 percent and the State Ministers are 24 out of 50 making it 48 percent," said UWOPA Chairperson Kamugo. "As a country and women, we are happy that Uganda is making progress towards gender parity which the country made commitments to under the AU African charter on election, democracy and governance.”