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11:44
11:44

Gov't, Judicial Officers Opt for Mediation Over Bigirimana's Appointment pius bigirimana 2 Top story

Tegule told court that his clients need to file a Supplementary Affidavit and asked for a month to settle their issues with Bigirimana through mediation. Karemera didn’t object to the application prompting the judge to adjourn the matter to April 8th, 2020 for the parties to update court on the progress of the mediation exercise.
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Mabirizi Sues Bigirimana Over Judicial Officer's Allowances pius bigirimana 2 1 Top story

Mabirizi contends that Bigirimana as the Secretary to the Judiciary doesn’t have powers to alter cabinet decisions. He argues that there is no error as the Cabinet approved a 30 percent consolidated allowance, which changes with the change in salary.
15:38
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Bigirimana Heads to Judiciary as Kagole is Forced Out pius bigirimana

Bigirimana will replace Kagole Kivumbi who has now been sent on forced leave.
19:48
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MPs Grill Bigirimana Over Workman Compensation Disparities pius bigirimana 1

Bigirimana said there is a committee composed of the accountant, himself and the Commissioner for Labour that takes charge of handling claims and approving benefits.
17:44
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Court Asks for Written Submissions in Kazinda Appeal Case pius bigirimana 1

Kazinda who has been convicted twice went to the Court of Appeal challenging the sentence and conviction of five years over forgery. He also challenged being convicted for possessing government documents such as security forms and cash withdrawal forms at his home in Bukoto without permission.
15:32
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Umeme Shareholders Reject Bigirimana pius bigirimana 1 Top story

A source that attended the meeting told Uganda Radio Network that the shareholders rejected Bigirimana because they were uneasy about his tainted image over alleged corrupt practices. When URN arrived at the venue of the closed meeting, Bigirimana was moving out, apparently soon after being rejected
11:03
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Uganda Roots for Chemical Capacity to Spur Development ministry of gender 1

Pius Bigirimana, the permanent secretary of the Ministry of Gender made the call in reference to Article XI of the Chemical Weapons Convention which speaks about achieving Economic and Technological Development through substantial assistance to non-possessor States in order to enable them to develop chemical capacity and Industry.
15:39
15:39

YLP: Gov't to Exempt Some Groups from Paying Back government money 2

According to Bigirimana, government has decided to exempt the groups from paying back the money since they lost their projects under circumstances that are beyond their control. He explains that some of the groups that opted for animal husbandry lost more than half of the livestock under their care.
18:30
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Govt Cuts Travel Expenses for Middle East Bound Workers child trafficking 1 1 Top story

Pius Bigirimana, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development says the waiver in fees will only be applicable for Middle East countries that Uganda has signed bilateral agreements with. Currently, Uganda has signed agreements with only Saudi Arabia and Jordan. Uganda is yet to sign agreements of the same nature with Qatar next month, followed by the United Arab Emirates in the near future.
18:36
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PS Bigirimana to Appear in Court Over UGX 15BN OPM Fraud opm scam

A specimen of Bigiramana and Kazindas signatures were in the data bank of the Central Bank for authentication purposes every time they co-signed a security paper. In his defense, Kazinda argues that Bank of Uganda would have detected it if Bigirimanas signature had been forged.
12:01
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PS Bigirimana Stops Giveaway of PWD Land pius bigirimana

In his November 3rd 2015 letter to Hope Nakyanzi, the Jinja Chief Administrative Officer, Bigirimana notes that he has received information from Paul Mwiru, the Jinja East Member of Parliament that the district is in the process of giving the land to private developers.
08:03
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Bigirimana, Muhakanizi Indicted, Mbabazi Absolved opm scandal 1 1 Top story

The house agreed with the report that the Secretary to the Treasury Keith Muhakanizi and former Permanent Secretary in the office of the Prime Minister Pius Bigirimana be held accountable for mismanagement of the funds and negligence.
10:39
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Parliament Powerless to Order Removal of Permanent Secretaries opm scandal 3

The Acting Solicitor General in the letter noted that the constitutional court ruled on the limitation of parliament’s power in a recent case that parliament is not vested with powers under the constitution to order the removal of certain persons from office whose vacation of office is provided for under the constitution.
14:18
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Speaker Oulanyah Insists Government Name New Accounting Officers pius bigirimana 1 3

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah has demanded the Ministry of Finance to explain to the house why Finance Ministry has failed to appoint new accounting officers to replace the three permanent secretaries that MPs refused to appropriate money against their names while passing the supplementary budget schedule 2.
18:04
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Parliament Insists Finance Minister Front Names of New Accounting Officials odonga otto 3 1

MP Odongo Otto, the chairperson of government’s assurance, raised the matter and noted that it was over a week that the Minister promised to get new accounting officers. However Parliament had not yet received them or a statement from him concerning the matter and demanded that Minister Kasaija produces the names.
13:24
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Kazinda Appeals Against 5 Year Jail Term opm scandal

Jailed former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM), Geoffrey Kazinda has appealed against the recent five year jail term handed to him, saying he is unhappy with the sentence.
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Mbabazi Defends Permanent Secretaries Whose Reputation Is Questioned by MPs pius bigirimana 4 1

Prime Minister Amama Mbabazi has defended the continued service of Permanent Secretaries Pius Bigirimana the former PS in the Office of the Prime Minister and now transferred to the Ministry of Gender in the recent reshuffles, Health Ministry PS Asuman Lukwago, PS Dr. Stephen Kagoda for the Internal Affairs Ministry during the Supplementary Budget Schedule 2 Debate.
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Court Finds Kazinda Guilty opm scandal

The Anti-Corruption Court in Kololo has found the former Principal Accountant in the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Geoffrey Kazinda guilty. Kazinda appears contrite and begs for forgiveness in court.
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Bigirimana Moved To Gender In PS Shake Up opm scandal

Embattled permanent secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister, Pius Bigirimana is among the top civil servants reshuffled in the changes on Thursday night. Bigirimana now moves to the Ministry of Gender, Labour and Social Development ministry, replacing Guwatudde Kintu Christine. Guwatudde now becomes PS in the OPM. The top secretarial positions at the ministries of local government, public service as well as the education service commission remain vacant.
13:02
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Kadaga Denies Knowledge of Leaked PAC Report opm scandal

Kadaga said that the Public Accounts Committee report on the financial improprieties in the Office of the Prime Minister has not reached her desk and that she is not aware of the recommendations in that particular report.
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