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15:57
15:57

Health Minister Seeks Parliament Intervention Over Budget Cuts Ministry of Health 1 3

Aceng said that the cuts will affect their operations. She asked the MPs to ensure the funding is not reduced.
12:37
12:37

Mpuuga Seeks Urgent Parliamentary Sitting on Fuel Crisis 4 1 Top story

Mpuuga’s request is carried in a letter dated January 19, in which he highlights that several fuel stations across the country have run out of fuel while those with stock are charging exorbitant prices. He says that there is a looming risk of a country shut down in the event that urgent interventions are not undertaken to address the crisis.
18:46
18:46

Agriculture Ministry to Introduce Hass Avocado as Priority Crop for Busoga 1 4

Hass Avocado is a commercially popular and nutritious fruit and one of the 19 crops that the Ministry of Agriculture is promoting under the Agricultural value chain development strategy. The others are cashew nuts, banana, cassava, beans, fish, cocoa, cotton, coffee and others.
17:27
17:27

EC Seeks UGX 99.5Bn for LCI Elections, Political Parties 5 1

According to Byabakama, the total cost of the elections is 90.67 Billion Shillings but only 36.15 billion has been provided in the Budget Framework Paper, leaving a shortfall of 54.52 billion. According to Byabakama, the total cost of these elections is 90.67 billion but only 36.15 billion has been provided in the Budget Framework Paper, leaving a shortfall of 54.52 billion.
16:49
16:49

President Museveni Appoints Muruli Mukasa Acting Justice Minister 1

Muruli Mukasa, who is also the Member of Parliament for Budyebo County in Nakasongola District previously served as Minister of Gender from March 1, 2015, until June 6, 2016. He also served as Minister of Security from 27 May 2011 until 1 March 2015.
16:01
16:01

Parliament Questions Delays in Procurement of New EC Offices 6 1

Uganda National Roads Authority (UNRA) earmarked the current EC premises at Jinja Road for construction of the Jinja-Kampala Expressway Flyover as well as the Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) projects. EC was expected to vacate the Jinja Road premises by June 2021.
07:55
07:55

Finance Ministry, MPs Disagree on Budget Estimates MInistry of Finance 1 3

Barnabas Tinkasimire, the Buyaga West MP asked that the document presented by the Minister be withdrawn since it does not tally with the Budget Framework Paper that was tabled before the House in December 2021.
07:28
07:28

Judiciary Seeks UGX 202B for Court Construction, Case Management 4 1

The construction of the Supreme Court building is expected to cost 10.9 billion Shillings while the regional appellant courts will altogether cost 14.2 billion Shillings. The money is also envisaged to cover the procurement of vehicles at a cost of 12.6 billion Shillings, case management and implementation of case back reduction strategy, which will take 29.4 billion Shillings and operational expenses at 30.9 billion.
17:26
17:26

MPs Put Finance Ministry Officials to Task Over Fuel Prices 2 1

The MPs argue that the ongoing fuel crisis would have been averted if Uganda’s oil reserves were full.
15:54
15:54

Committee Rejects UGX 250 Billion Request for UMEME Buyout 1 1

UMEME was granted a 10-year concession in 2015 subject to renewal. As of December 2021, UMEME had made investments worth USD 547.5 million of which it has recovered USD 331 million. The Ministry of Energy had however sought a budget of 256.2 billion Shillings to start a phased buyout of the company.
08:06
08:06

MPs Query Remittance of Environmental Levy Fund to Consolidated Fund 1 3

The officials led by the Minister of State for Water and Environment, Aisha Ssekindi made the call on Monday while appearing before Parliament’s Environment and Natural Resources Committee to discuss the Budget Framework Paper for the financial year 2022/2023.
23:53
23:53

ICT Ministry Seeks UGX 70Bn To Implement Parish Development Model 1 2 Top story

Last year, Cabinet approved the implementation of Parish Development Model as a delivery strategy for transitioning households out of the subsistence to income economy, with effect from 1st July, 2021. The ICT Ministry was then charged with the responsibility of spearheading Pillar 5 of the model that deals with ‘Community Data’. This involves setting up the Parish Development Management Information System (PDMIS) to validate information on the beneficiaries, evaluate the livelihood and standards of living of people and tracking the progress and performance of the different pillars so as to report real time implication of the programme.
21:34
21:34

Energy Ministry Lobbies Lawmakers To Expedite Mining Bill, 2021 minerals 1 2

On 7 December 2021, Peter Lokeris, the Minister of State for Energy led officials from the Ministry and introduced the Bill to Parliament’s Committee Environment and Natural Resources for scrutiny. The Minister disclosed that the Ministry is lobbying the lawmakers to expedite the amendments when plenary resumes because several private mineral license holders are not performing to capacity as required.
16:18
16:18

Beti Kamya Did Not Sanction ULC Chairperson Prosecution – Deputy IG 4 1

Anne Twinomugisha Muhairwe, the other Deputy IGG confirmed that she sanctioned Byenkya’s file and that IGG Kamya is not involved in the case. She wondered why the issue regarding the ULC chairperson has become a national matter yet the inspectorate is also investigating other officials in different Ministries, Departments and Agencies.
13:27
13:27

Uganda Medical Association Tasks Parliament on Presidential Directives 1 3

The Uganda Medical Association (UMA) has tasked parliament to prioritize revamping of the economy and the Health Sector in the coming financial year 2022/2023 budget.
10:57
10:57

MPs Ask Gov't to Verify Projects in Kampala, Wakiso Government projects 1 2

Jesca Ababiku, the Committee Chairperson says that it is urgent for the government to establish the status of projects within the Central region in order to ascertain value for money.
19:27
19:27

Ministers, MPs Demand Free Services in Mulago Hospital Private Wing 1 1

Dr Byarugaba said that it was disturbing that politicians don't want to pay for hospital services and expect peasants to pay for the same, adding that although the hospital is often blamed for not raising revenue, all efforts in this direction have been frustrated by Ministers, Members of Parliament and other political leaders.
17:32
17:32

Health Committee to Probe Operations of Private Pharmacies in Mulago Hospital 1 1

In 2019, President Yoweri Museveni ordered the National Drug Authority (NDA) to cancel licences of the two private pharmacies operating in Mulago. However, the directive, according to Dr. Baterana, was temporarily stayed following legal advice from the Attorney General.
16:29
16:29

Presidency Seeks 18.7B for Presidential Advisors Vehicles, Facilitation of RDCs 1 2 Top story

But for them to be able to occupy these offices and execute their mandate, the presidency needed an allocation of up to 8.3 billion Shillings. Of this, only 3.2 billion Shillings was provided to cover the cost of renting their offices and allowances. The money that was not provided was budgeted for the purchase of their motor vehicles, according to State Minister for Economic MonitoringPeter Ogwang.
15:15
15:15

MP Felix Ogong Involved in Accident 2

Ogong and his political Assistant Tony Okello who was driving were on the way from the MP’s farm in Agwata Town Council by the time of the accident.
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