President Museveni in March assented to the National Environment bill into law which among other things provides for manufacturers of polythene bags and plastics to recycle plastic waste and also label the polythene bags in a bid to minimize effects to the environment.
Justice Bamugemereire said the Commission requires the accounts details to aid investigation into the source of the 2.4 Billion shillings which MP Balyeku said he used in settling interests of ten individuals who also held titles over the said piece of land.
Agnes Namusiitwa, the Kakuuto Sub County Female Councilor to Kyotera district local government, says the proposal curtails principals of democracy, especially in scenarios where political parties fail to organize free primaries. Namusitwa, who is also Secretary of the Greater Masaka Civil Society advocacy group, is afraid that the bill will fuel dictatorial tendencies in political parties.
On Tuesday, a group of legislators from the National Economy Committee accompanied by the Health Minister, Jane Ruth Aceng and Permanent Secretary, Diana Atwiine setup to inspect the construction site of ISHU along the Kampala-Entebbe Road but were turned away by armed Local Defense Unit-LDU and Police personnel.
Aol says the Electoral Commission is not independent enough to de-commercialize the electoral processes of Uganda. She says failure of the Commission to condemn commercialization of politics is hurting core democratic and good governance principles of elections in the country.
Sheikhat Radhiyyah Namakula Lukwiya, the Secretary of Women Affairs at UMSC, explained that they are not opposed to the bill but it doesn’t apply to Muslims since it goes against the teachings of the Quran.
Florence Namboozo, the chairperson of the parliamentary committee on HIV and Aids says, after through scrutiny of the operations of the facility, the committee members deem it is appropriate for the health facility to be awarded a University status and also be budgeted for by the Ministry of health to ensure its services are upgraded.
National Planning Authority Executive Director Dr Joseph Muvawala says as it stands now, Ugandans do not have the capacity to work in the oil sector and harness the opportunities that come with the production of oil.
Doreen Amule, the Chairperson Defense and Veteran Affairs committee at Parliament noted that Uganda Air Cargo is a strategic investment that should be supported because it provides business for the government.
Agnes Ameede, the vice chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on East Africa Community is heading the six member select committee. She told URN that they interested in uncovering evidence of settlement as well as ownership of the area. She says they are looking for evidence such as ancestral graves, graduated tax tickets of those claiming to have occupied the area and land registration certificates amongst others.
In a recorded audio message circulated by the Speaker’s Principle Press Secretary Sam Obbo on Sunday morning, Kadaga appreciates the efforts of both the Ugandan and Kenyan doctors in Kenya and says that she now has a better bill of health.
According to the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC)'s Executive Director Godfrey Mutabazi, Parliament has previously been running its programs through Uganda Broadcasting Corporation (UBC), and they see no reason why this should not continue.