The bureau is also mandated to advise the minister on the general policy relating to the operations of organizations, establish and maintain a register of organizations, consider applications for issue and renewal of permits, conduct background checks and scrutinize the credentials and status of all international NGOs seeking to register and operate in Uganda and others.
Fronted by Kasilo County MP Elijah Okupa during the plenary session, legislators reported that Namuganza had recently described her counterpart Aidah Nantaba, the state minister for Information and Communication Technology as a prostitute.
The cabinet list is out with President Museveni making surprise appointments including some members of the opposition. The surprise faces in the new cabinet include former Luwero Chairperson, Abdul Nadduli. Also among the new faces is the Director General of Health Services, Ruth Aceng. Among the surprises is the appointment of Kampala City lawyer, William Byaruhanga to the post of Attorney General.
Kwikiriza Herbert, the NPART Team Leader says the Finance Ministry played its role and forwarded the bill to Cabinet. However, five years down the road, the bill has never been forwarded to Parliament yet the organization is grounded due to lack of a law which would serve as its operational guideline.
The Education and Sports Minister Jessica Alupo today failed to make a ruling on which of the two Football Leagues (Uganda Super League and FUFA Super League) should stay in place, and instead said cabinet will make the final ruling soon.
Parliamentary question time is highly cherished under the Commonwealth Parliamentary system. Ugandan MPs say its value is undermined because cabinet ministers consistently fail to provide answers to questions raised.