Addressing the country on Thursday at State House Nakasero on Covid-19 and the security situation, Museveni said all those arrested or killed in the recent past were legitimate targets for getting involved in activities that are aimed at destabilizing the country.
Initially, President Museveni had tagged school re-opening and opening of other sectors of the economy to the vaccination of people above 18 years However, addressing the nation on Thursday, Museveni seemed to make a U-turn and said that they will not force Ugandans to get vaccinated.
The plea comes just a few days after Kampala Capital City Authority unveiled Planned Infrastructure Interventions to be undertaken by the Directorate of Engineering and Technical Services during the 2021/2022 financial year. Under the intervention, KCCA intends to improve 69 kilometres of roads in the city, thanks to support from the African Development Bank.
"I'm not trying to frustrate your quest for knowledge. The challenge I have is that we work with different contractors and subcontractors, and without going in details Mahathi has a relationship with one of the various contractors that we work with. But that doesn't mean that the deceased was an employee of Mahathi Infra. There is a contractual relationship with the employer.” -Mahathi Infra Uganda Limited's Lawyer Robert Kirunda
During a council meeting held on Thursday, the councillors expressed concern about the delayed recruitment of parish chiefs, which could affect the program. They argued that the parish chiefs should have been recruited by October 30.
Godfrey Nyakahuma, Kabale Resident District Commissioner told our reporter that the smuggling of cattle has persisted due to the silent benefit of local leaders at the border. Nyakahuma discloses that security investigations have established that local leaders earn 50,000 Shillings for each cow they cleared.
Kampala Metropolitan Deputy Police spokesperson Luke Owoyesigyire says that Joshua Akanyijuka a 30-year-old resident of Nkere zone in Katwe was arrested following the recent attack and murder of a two-year-old child in Kanakurya Zone.
Parliament appropriated 831 billion Shillings for the Parliamentary Commission for the financial year 2021/2022 but available information indicates that the budget was cut by 80 billion Shillings. This is one of the measures undertaken to reorganize government expenditure amidst the tough economic times caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Last week, the Uganda National Roads Authority- UNRA released a list of roads measuring 3,596.5 kilometres that will be constructed countrywide under the third phase of the National Development Plan- NDP III by 2025.
"The directive of the president to ministry of education and health that beginning the financial 2021-2022 all contracts to build schools and schools should be given to UPDF contravenes both the Public finance management act and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets -PPDA law!" -Mawokota South MP Yusuf Nsibambi
This is one of the things that have been cited as those that need to quickly change as the clinic was on Thursday declared a Centre of Excellence for treating the hereditary blood condition that still claims up 80 per cent of the sufferers before the age of five in Uganda.
All the pastoralists intending to buy or hire land in the district will be required to first register with area leaders and be assessed by the security structures at the village, sub-county and the district level. All transactions involving pastoralists who are not registered will be nullified.
The hotel had been granted a payment of 3 Billion shillings in October last year as a stimulus package after its operations were hit by an outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent lockdowns that paralysed the hospitality industry. According to UDC, a government entity that promotes industrial and economic development, the funds were approved after a request from Nile Hotel, the holder of the hotel on behalf of the government.