Ssentaayi, a member of the National Resistance Movement-NRM party, emerged as the winner of the January 14, parliamentary polls with 12,882 votes ahead of the independent candidate Olivia Mugabe who polled 6,115 votes. But Mugabe challenged the outcome of the polls on grounds of voter harassment, bribery, and intimidation of polling agents.
However, although Rubongoya publicly professes no ill will with the Front, four people who know the goings on in NUP say that the real reason why the party will not join is their suspicion of FDC and Dr Kiiza Besigye personally.
The Ministry of Health had budgeted for the construction of three health facilities within the city. They include Ongica and Anyomorem Health Centre IIIs and Punuluru HCII in the Lira City West division.
The directive takes immediate effect for staff, and start on October 18 for all other visitors. This implies that all NMS staff, who are over 350 in number, and visitors, who are usually bidders and suppliers of drugs and other pharmaceutical products must present proof of vaccination to be admitted at the NMS head offices in Entebbe.
According to the contracts, the companies are required to levy a monthly charge of shilling 30,000 for premium services (3 bags per week) and UGX3000 per month for bring-to-truck services. Concessionaires are also required to assess each client objectively depending on how much garbage they generate.
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.
David Lewis Rubongoya, the NUP Secretary-General said although they are not willing to join the Front, they nevertheless have no problem with it for as long as it’s pushing in the same direction of ending President Yoweri Museveni’s continued stay in power.
President Museveni said that it is so sad to see brothers and sisters agreeing to be torn apart by external influences in such a manner and after such a short time as to act against their own interest such as peace and wealth creation
Luke Oweyesigyire, the deputy spokesperson Kampala Metropolitan Police area, says police picked up the leaders for violating the Standard Operating Procedures instituted by the government to stop the spread of COVID-19.
"When you go to hospitals and find mothers giving birth of floors, you can’t talk about independence; it means nothing to them. Young people are running away to become slaves elsewhere simply because they have no opportunity here." - NUP Spokesman, the Hon Joel Senyoni.
According to the disbursement list, over Shillings 23.6 million has been sent to Makindye Division Community Cooperative Savings and Credit Society Limited, Shillings 11.56 million to Rubaga, Shillings 25.6 million to Kawempe, Shillings 14.69 million to Nakawa and Shillings 23.7 million to the Central Division Community Cooperative Savings and Credit Society Limited.
Alfred Kasozi, the Deputy Secretary-General of CP told Uganda Radio Network –URN that they have been struggling for several months until they decided to close their Kampala and regional offices for the meantime as they source for possible funders.