Solomon Silwanyi, the Vice-chairperson of the NRM Caucus says they have resolved that instead of the increment, science teachers should be given allowances on top of their salaries, as motivation for the extra effort in grooming Ugandan scientists.
It is reported that after the loan application was rejected by Parliament on January 7, 2016, the Ministry of Finance amended the objective of the loan to indicate that money was urgently needed to procure medical supplies for the country. It was subsequently approved three months later.
President Yoweri Museveni today addressed the NRM parliamentary caucus and backed a decision by his cabinet to support a Bill seeking to amend the Constitution to remove age limits for Persons seeking election to the office of the President.
During the two-hour meeting, the legislators tasked Muloni to explain how the seven trillion shillings projects have been riddled with concerns over concrete cracks, lack of thermal studies, improper installation of water stops and abrupt irregularities on concrete surface at the two dam sites.
Ruhinda North MP Thomas Tayebwa noted that the process of electing the Speaker and Deputy Speaker of Parliament as well as the appointment of parliamentary commissioners and committee chairpersons should be left in the control of MPs.
Even though the NRM caucus resolved last week to retain incumbent Rebecca Kadaga and Jacob Oulanyah for the position of Speaker and Deputy respectively, the Independents want to back Mohammed Nsereko, Kampala Central MP, for the position.
Although those attending the retreat claim that the purpose of their presence is to lobby for NRM support amendments to the Constitution, the chairperson of the Independents Caucus Sam Otada says their presence in Kyankwanzi depicts betrayal and deviation from the principles of Independence.
The Speaker of Parliament, Rebecca Kadaga has suspended the House until February 17th, in a decision made by the Business Committee which sat Thursday afternoon to consider House business for the 4th session of the 9th Parliament.
The resolution, made in a recent meeting, is based on pointers in a 30-page document which among other issues details how the office of Secretary General in NRM has evolved over the years. The document will be presented to the National Conference in the next sitting scheduled for December 14th.
Bahati and Obua note that besides the issue of quorum on which Court based its ruling, the substance of the entire petition was not handled by court adding that, they are also looking into the other grounds which were raised in the petition by the activists.
Makindye East MP John Ssimbwa and also NRM Whip Kampala reveals that the session at State House in Entebbe evoked divergent ideas about Amama Mbabazi prompting members to suggest that he relinquishes the post of NRM Secretary General. He noted that the Caucus resolved that whoever is elected Secretary General should not have a busy office within government.
NRM MPs under the NRM Parliamentary Caucus want former Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) Permanent Secretary Pius Bigirimana held accountable over last yearâ€™s OPM Scam in which billions of shillings were embezzled by officials in the ministry.