NRM Wins as FDC cries foul after arrest of party president, 70 poll agents in Soroti

By Simon Peter Emwamu Follow us on Twitter @HICGINewsAgency and Facebook The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) members are crying foul after the arrest of their president, Patrick Amuriat and other 70 party members who were meant to be their agents at the various polling stations during Soroti east division parliamentary by-election currently underway….

Behind the scenes: How Roko extra Shs5b were shared, journalists bag Shs75m

Drama ensued at Parliament last Thursday as Parliament chaired by Deputy Speaker Thomas Tayebwa passed the proposal to hand struggling Roko Construction Limited a staggering shs207b to enable it live to see another day. Within five minutes, Tayebwa had ensured that the ‘Ayes’ have it and, just like that, the sh207b now belonged to Roko…

Katuntu Promises Fairness As Zaake Hearings Start.

Updated at 0006 EAT on February 24th 2022. Parliament’s Committee on Rules, Privileges and Discipline has commenced hearings into MP Francis Zaake (NUP, Mityana Municipality)’s alleged unbecoming conduct, with Chairperson, Hon Abdu Katuntu promising fairness. Zaake, a Parliament Commissioner, is set to appear before the committee following comments attributed to a Twitter channel allegedly belonging…

Uganda Railways Corporation owes NSSF Shs2.8 billion

Updated at 1915 EAT on FEB 17th 2022 Members of Parliament are concerned how Uganda Railways Corporation (URC) accumulated a debt of over Shs2.8billion in unpaid remittances to National Social Security Fund (NSSF). The MPs sitting on the Committee of Commissions, Statutory Authorities and State Enterprises (COSASE) made the observation while meeting officials from URC…

Heavy penalties in proposed cyber law

Updated at 1525 EAT on FEB 16th 2022. Kampala Central Member of Parliament, Hon Muhammad Nsereko (has been granted leave by Parliament to introduce a law on cyber-harassment which prescribes hefty fines, lengthy jail terms, a ban from holding public office and loss of office for convicted offenders. Clause 2 of the Bill seeks to…

LOP Mpuuga:NUP in no Hurry to choose EALA Candidate

Updated at 2006 EAT FEB 12th 2022 The National Unity Platform-NUP is not in a hurry to choose a candidate for the East African Legislative Assembly-EALA due to the absence of the required guidelines, the Leader of Opposition Mathias Mpuuga has revealed. The East African Legislative Assembly-EALA is an organ of the East African Community-EAC…

FDC; Harold Kaija Elected Flagbearer for EALA Race

By Musisi Yiga John-Updated at 12:49 EAT ON FEB 09th 2022 The opposition Forum for Democratic Change (FDC) has elected Hon. Harold Kaija as the party flagbearer for the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) race. Kaija was elected on Tuesday during the party’s National Executive Committee-NEC held at its headquarters in Najjanakumbi along Entebbe Road….

‘Soldiers in the house’ Vanguard of democracy or time bomb?

By Halima Athumani & E K Benj Updated at 14:27 GMT on Monday 1st Feb 21 BOMBO- The Uganda Peoples’ Defence Forces Council on Friday (29th Jan 21) elected new representatives to the 11th Parliament. In a meeting held at the Land Forces Headquarters in Bombo, the Commander-in-Chief of the UPDF H.E Gen (Rtd) Kaguta…