The Ministry's Permanent Secretary Vincent Bagiire told the Foreign Affairs Commitee of Parliament on Thursday that the fleet that they are using was procured prior to the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting -CHOGM which was hosted in 2007. He says that 14 years later, the vehicles are now in a sorry state and an embarrassment to the government.
The Ministry has been allocated 30 billion Shillings out of a 58 billion Shillings request to facilitate its activities for the Financial year 2021-2022. Based on the shortfall, Oryem says they are frustrated by the failure by their counterparts in finance to prioritise diplomatic work and fund it appropriately.
According to the COSASE subcommittee members including the Kampala Central MP, Muhammad Nsereko, there are a lot of inconsistencies in Dr. Mumtaz’s submissions on the properties she dealt. He explains that Mumtaz initially mentioned three properties and changed to over 50, then over 100 and later over 200
The statement came after the blockage of cargo trucks that were heading to Rwanda from Uganda at Gatuna border on Thursday. The government of Rwanda said, in a statement issued by the Rwanda Revenue Authority that the move was to allow the upgrading of the One Stop Border Post at Gatuna.
Juliet Kyinyamatama, the Rakai Woman Member of Parliament, says although Dr. Namaras campaign will run under the auspices of the AU Department and the Uganda Permanent Mission to AU in Addis Ababa, government hasnt provided any funding for this cause.
Hassan Fungaroo, the Obongi county MP supported the proposal, saying many ambassadors and officers are living on shoe string budgets. He warned that unless the problem is addressed, some of the officers may turn to side jobs to survive at the expense of their assignments
Uganda closed its consulate in Goma in 2000 after President Laurent Kabila questioned the operations of the consulate in a rebel-controlled town in the height of civil conflict. Kabila claimed that Uganda recognized the rebels as a legitimate authority.
Kinobe however says the suspects have been holed in the prisons without trial; however the Embassy is working closely with the DRC government and their families to have them tried in the courts of law.
Justinian Muhwezi Kateera, the Executive Director of the Institute of Public Policy Research (IPPR), a member of the coalition said the planned export is a major blow to Uganda\'s ailing health sector. Kateera said government should instead increase the wage bill to recruit at least 2400 additional health workers in the coming financial year.
International Affairs state Minister Okello Oryem has taken up the docket of Foreign Affairs Minister as his boss Sam Kutesa leaves for New York to start his term as President of the UN General Assembly.
Without disclosing the name of the colonel, Wendy Sherman told URN that she has reported cases of government officials involved in fraud while applying for visas. The officer under investigation was applying for a transit Visa and was required to pay US $61 for the transaction.
He said despite the fact that there is reported calm in Bore; the evacuation exercise will depend on the ability of the South Sudan government to provide security for the buses and passengers on board.
Fox Odoi, the Chairperson of the Rules Committee, read the letter to the committee. He then indicated that he was confused as to whether to believe the lawyers actually represented Sejusa or were receiving instructions from him. Odoi said the committee had resolved to give General Sejusa a second chance by writing to him to appear through his official email address and also buy space for advertisements in the newspapers again.
Government has announced that it wonâ€™t be allowing migration of its citizens seeking employment as domestic workers in any of the Arab countries. Milton Turyasiima, the Principal Labour Officer in charge of Research and Statistics at the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development, says that the decision follows a series of complaints of abuse on such workers employed in the Arab countries.