The approval followed a request by Henry Musasizi, the Minister of State for Finance –General Duties. The supplementary budget is for this financial year 2021/2022 which is scheduled to end on June 30.
The Adhoc Committee of parliament, which has been investigating the distribution of 82.05 acres of Nakawa-Naguru land in its report to parliament, reveals that whereas lease offers of less acreage were communicated by the Secretary to the Commission, there were no minutes availed to support such reductions or variations in sizes connoting the existence of fraudulent intent.
Addressing journalists at the Media Centre, Vincent Elong, the Chairman of the Union says that following the negotiations with the Ministry of Education, Public service, and the Union representatives they agreed to halt the strike until June 13, 2022.
Last year, the government embarked on a construction project of the two-phased Fly Over Project threatening the existence of the monument. As works for phase one, which starts from Clock Tower in the city center to Mukwano road nears completion, there have been concerns about the Centenary Monument that is sitting in the area to be affected by the project.
According to a statement by WHO, the new vaccine is recommended for use as a single dose among adults and that it was found to have 64% efficacy against symptomatic disease and 92% against severe COVID-19.
Uganda Radio Network- URN learnt that the Land Commission allocated 2 acres of land to ROKO Construction Company Limited in consideration OPEC's 1.7 acres on which ROKO had initially constructed a slab for its client. ROKO also received compensated worth 15.72 billion in lieu of any interest they held in 2 acres earlier allocated to them, inclusive of the slab. This figure is inclusive of 87 percent interest rate per annum. The payment is deemed irregular because as a third party, ROKO had no claim whatsoever against the government.
Uganda is expected to have more than 10 sports disciplines at the 2022 Commonwealth Games that will be held in July and August. These include boxing, table tennis, athletics, netball, and rugby sevens, among others.
According to reports from the Ministry of Health, 5 mothers who deliver in health facilities are dying. This is 11 women less than the 16 mothers registered in the 2016 Uganda Demographics and Health Survey.
In his opening remarks in the committee sitting Thursday morning, the Chairperson, Joel Ssenyonyi informed the MPs that he recieved information that Kamya had developed ‘excruciating pain in the heart’ and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for medical attention, and could not attend the meeting until she recovers.
Besigye, who left his home aboard his vehicle fitted speakers, said that he is waking up Ugandans to rise to speak with one voice to the government about the high commodity prices. Police made several attempts to stop Besigye from continuing with his speech in vain as he would immediately pick up another microphone, once police confiscate the one he was using.
Luke Owoyesigyire, the Deputy Kampala Metropolitan Police spokesperson, said that
"Our fire prevention and rescue services officers responded on time, fortunately, the fire had been extinguished by other first responders using a nearby fire extinguisher, water, and sand." According to Owoyesigyire, all the passengers escaped unhurt.