Julius Kathungu a farmer of cotton and maize at Buyinanule village near Queen Elizabeth says that passing of the bill comes as a sigh of relief. He says that he will no longer incur losses like it has always been the previous seasons whenever elephants strayed into his crop fields.
Aol told parliament that the state has continued to hide behind the Public Order Management Act to trample on the rights of opposition politicians by denying them a right to assemble and freedom of expression.
Former presidential candidate Dr. Kizza Besigye, together with councillors from Kawempe Division, has demanded immediate closure of Nalufenya police station, a facility that is at the centre of the recent torture allegations.
Dr. Tanga Odoi, the NRM party Electoral Commission chairperson, announced the decision this morning. According to Odoi, the party Electoral Commission will start receiving letters of expression of interest for the posts from aspiring candidates from April 26th-29th.
Through his lawyers, Sejusa on Thursday wrote to the Chairperson of the Rules and Privileges committee saying their work is a flawed process where the executive exerts undue pressure on the Speaker contrary to the Constitution.
Matembe believes this is being done to undermine the speaker for asserting the powers of parliament. Matembeâ€™s observations come a few days after business grounded to a halt in parliament due to an unexplained absence of the executive from the house.
Kadaga noted that when she took oath after Members of Parliament voted her into the position, she promised to be a be a Speaker for everyone and that the government should understand that she represents all members of the House.
Ugandaâ€™s Parliament has been poor in its oversight role, transparency and integrity by the Second Edition of African Parliamentary Index (API) report despite registering a slight improvement in the overall score with 82.9 percent from the 80.4 percent in the API First Edition.
President Yoweri Museveni has cautioned politicians on healthy living as he joined mourners for a final send off of Dr Stephen Mallinga, the Minister for Relief and Disaster Preparedness who died last week. While addressing mourners at Mallingaâ€™s burial in Pallisa on Thursday, Museveni said that the country has lost young leaders like Eriya Kategaya and Mallinga due to bad eating habits and poor life style.
Some Members of Parliament have started a campaign aimed at discrediting Foreign Affairs Minister Sam Kutesaâ€™s bid to become President of the United Nations General Assembly. The legislators say Kutesa is not fit to represent the country at the UN because of the scandals he has been involved in at home.
Members of Parliament have disagreed with Speaker Rebecca Kadaga over her decision turning down a petition to recall the House from recess. In a letter dated January 17 2012, Kadaga tells the legislators that she could not recall the House because the petitioners had not fulfilled the requirements of Article 95(5) of the constitution on the same.