Gov’t To Fund Athletes To 2022 Commonwealth Games

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 2428 EAT on 3rd May 2022 Government will provide Shs7.1 billion to support Ugandan athletes who will participate in the 2022 Commonwealth games due to take place between 28 July and 08 August 2022 in Birmingham, United Kingdom. The State Minister for Sports, Hon. Hamson Obua made this revelation…

Probe Into Controversial Coffee Agreement Starts

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1025 EAT on 27th 04 2022 The Parliamentary Committee on Trade, Tourism and Industry on Monday, April 25 2022 commenced investigations into the controversial coffee deal signed between Government and Uganda Vinci Coffee Company Limited (UVCC). Chaired by Hon. Mwine Mpaka, the committee interrogated officials from UVCC led by…

‘Investigate UPDF Dealings In Karamoja’

By Musisi Yiga John Updated 1046 EAT on 18th April 2022. The Committee on Defence and Internal Affairs has asked the Government to investigate shady dealings of Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces (UPDF) deployed in Karamoja sub region. Several UPDF detaches have been established along the Karamoja borderlines to curb the rampant cattle rustling in the…

Among Is New Speaker of the 11th Parliament

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1506 EAT on 25th March 2022. The ruling NRM’s Anita Among has been declared dully elected Speaker of the 11th Parliament with 401 votes against Opposition’s Asuman Basalirwa’s 66 votes. One of the votes cast turned out invalid Hon Anita Among replaces fallen Speaker, Right hon Jacob L Oulanyah…

UCAA Faces Further Scrutiny In ‘COSASE’ Report On Airport Operations

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 2115 EAT on 11th March 2022. The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has directed the Auditor General to conduct a value for money audit on the ongoing expansions of Entebbe Airport and on the Uganda Civil Aviation Authority (UCAA) generally. This followed debate on the report of the Committee on…

State to amend charges in Ssegirinya, Ssewanyana case.

By Adam Bukenya Updated at 2103 EAT The prosecution led by Mr Richard Birivumbuka told the court presided over by Masaka Grade One Magistrate, Ms Christine Nantegge that he wants to amend the charge sheet and sought adjournment with the assurance that the duo will be committed to High Court in the next sitting. Jailed…

Deputy Speaker Calls For Audit Of Police SACCO

By Musisi Yiga John (@razzo_ug) Updated at 2124 EAT on 09th March 2022. The Deputy Speaker, Anita Among has directed the Auditor General to investigate Exodus, a Uganda Police SACCO after Members of Parliament cited irregularities in its operations. Among said the situation in which police officers were living was bad and that encroaching on…

Female MPs Petition For Better Maternal Health Funding

By Musisi Yiga John Updated at 1054 EAT on 09th March 2022. Female legislators under their umbrella body, the Uganda Women Parliamentary Association (UWOPA) have petitioned government to provide sufficient funds in the 2022-2023 national budget for maternal health care. UWOPA chairperson, Hon Sarah Opendi, while presenting the petition during plenary on Thursday, 03 March…

MPs Demand To Meet Russian Firm Over Vehicle Surveillance Project.

By Musisi Yiga John- Updated at 2107 EAT on March 1st 2022. Members of Parliament want to meet the management of the Russian firm contracted to implement the Intelligent Transport Monitoring System (ITMS). During a joint meeting of the Committees of Defence and Internal Affairs and Physical Infrastructure on Tuesday, 01 March 2022, MPs proposed…